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Famous People From Oklahoma

Updated January 3, 2019 37.0k views991 items

List of famous people from Oklahoma, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Oklahoma, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Oklahoma you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Oklahoma, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List is made up of many different people, including Jimmy Webb and St. Vincent.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Oklahoma?" or "Which celebrities were born in Oklahoma?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma

    Brad Pitt

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceShawnee, Oklahoma, United States of America

    William Bradley Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and film producer. He has... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ron Howard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma

    Ron Howard

    Age: 66

    BirthplaceDuncan, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Ronald William Howard (born March 1, 1954) is an American filmmaker and actor. Howard first... more on Wikipedia

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  • Phil McGraw is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma

    BirthplaceVinita, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Phillip Calvin McGraw (born September 1, 1950), known as Dr. Phil, is an American television... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jeanne Tripplehorn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Jeanne Marie Tripplehorn (born June 10, 1963) is an American actress. She began her career in... more on Wikipedia

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  • Kristin Chenoweth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma

    BirthplaceBroken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Kristin Dawn Chenoweth (; born Kristi Dawn Chenoweth, July 24, 1968) is an American actress... more on Wikipedia

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  • James Marsden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma

    BirthplaceStillwater, USA, Oklahoma

    James Paul Marsden (born September 18, 1973) is an American actor, singer, and former model.... more on Wikipedia

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  • Elizabeth Warren is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma

    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Elizabeth Ann Warren (née Herring; born June 22, 1949) is an American politician and former... more on Wikipedia

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  • J.C. Watts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma

    J.C. Watts

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceEufaula, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Julius Caesar Watts Jr. (born November 18, 1957) is an American politician, clergyman, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Cornel West is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Cornel Ronald West (born June 2, 1953) is an American philosopher, political activist, social... more on Wikipedia
  • Taylor Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma

    BirthplaceIndependence, Kansas, United States of America

    Taylor Armstrong was born in Oklahoma and married husband Russel in 2005. The couple have a... more on Wikipedia

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  • Hoda Kotb is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma

    Hoda Kotb

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceNorman, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Hoda Kotb ( HOH-də KOT-bee; Egyptian Arabic: هدى قطب‎, Hudā Quṭb; Egyptian Arabic... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jennifer Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma

    Jennifer Jones

    Dec. at 90 (1919-2009)

    BirthplaceUSA, Oklahoma, Tulsa

    Jennifer Jones (born Phylis Lee Isley; March 2, 1919 – December 17, 2009), also known as... more on Wikipedia

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  • Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma

    Mickey Mantle

    Dec. at 64 (1931-1995)

    BirthplaceSpavinaw, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995), nicknamed The Commerce Comet and... more on Wikipedia

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  • S. Robson Walton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma

    Samuel Robson "Rob" Walton (born October 28, 1944) is an heir to the fortune of Walmart, the... more on Wikipedia
  • Wes Welker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma

    Wes Welker

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Wesley Carter Welker (born May 1, 1981) is a former American football wide receiver who is... more on Wikipedia

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  • Wahoo McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma

    Wahoo McDaniel

    Age: Died at 64 (1938-2002)

    BirthplaceBernice, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Edward McDaniel (June 19, 1938 – April 18, 2002) was a Choctaw-Chickasaw Native American who... more on Wikipedia

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  • Anita Bryant is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma

    BirthplaceUnited States, with Territories, Oklahoma, Osage County, Barnsdall

    Anita Jane Bryant (born March 25, 1940) is an American singer and anti-gay rights activist.... more on Wikipedia

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  • Mae Young is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma

    Mae Young

    Dec. at 91 (1923-2014)
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  • Thomas P. Stafford is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma

    BirthplaceWeatherford, Oklahoma

    Thomas Patten Stafford (born September 17, 1930; Lt Gen, USAF, Ret.) is an American former Air... more on Wikipedia

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  • William R. Pogue is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma

    William R. Pogue

    Dec. at 84 (1930-2014)

    BirthplaceOkemah, Oklahoma

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  • Jim Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma

    Jim Thorpe

    Age: Died at 65 (1888-1953)

    BirthplaceOklahoma, United States of America

    James Francis Thorpe (May 22 or 28, 1887 – March 28, 1953) was an American athlete and Olympic... more on Wikipedia

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  • Vera Miles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma

    Vera Miles

    Age: 90

    BirthplaceBoise City, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Vera June Miles (née Ralston, born August 23, 1929) is a retired American actress who worked... more on Wikipedia

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  • Rochelle Hudson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma

    Rochelle Hudson

    Dec. at 56 (1916-1972)

    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Rochelle Elizabeth Hudson (March 6, 1916 – January 17, 1972) was an American film actress from... more on Wikipedia
  • Alfre Woodard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Alfre Woodard (; born November 8, 1952) is an American actress, producer, and political... more on Wikipedia

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  • Blake Shelton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma

    BirthplaceAda, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Blake Tollison Shelton (born June 18, 1976) is an American country singer and television... more on Wikipedia

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