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List of famous people from Oregon, 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 Oregon, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Oregon 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 Oregon, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List is made up of people like Reid Shelton and Michael Hennagin.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Oregon?" or "Which celebrities were born in Oregon?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Sara Jean Underwood is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Oregon
age 34
Sara Jean Underwood (born March 26, 1984) is an American model, television host, and actress who was chosen as the Playmate of the Month for the July 2006 issue of Playboy magazine and later ...more

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Holly Madison is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Oregon
age 39
Holly Madison (born December 23, 1979) is a model, showgirl, television personality and New York Times best-selling author. Madison is known for her role in the E! reality television show The ...more

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Lisa Rinna is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Oregon
age 55
Lisa Deanna Rinna (born July 11, 1963) is an American actress and television personality. She is best known for her roles as Billie Reed on the NBC daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives and ...more

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Kate Nauta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Oregon
age 36
Kate Lynn Nauta (born April 29, 1982) is an American fashion model, actress and singer. One of her major roles in feature films was Lola in Transporter 2. She previously also used the name Katie ...more
Tonya Harding is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Oregon
age 48
Tonya Maxene Price née Harding (born November 12, 1970) is an American former figure skater, retired boxer, and reality television personality. A native of Portland, Oregon, Harding was ...more

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Ty Burrell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Oregon
age 51
Tyler Gerald Burrell (born August 22, 1967) is an American actor and comedian. He originally rose to prominence in several roles on Broadway including Macbeth, and the off-Broadway plays ...more

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Jerry Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Dec. at 43 (1943-1986)
Gerald Thomas Smith (July 19, 1943 – October 15, 1986) was a professional American football tight end for the National Football League's Washington Redskins from 1965 to 1977. By the time he ...more

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Ray Dolby is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Dec. at 80 (1933-2013)
Ray Milton Dolby (; January 18, 1933 – September 12, 2013) was an American engineer and inventor of the noise reduction system known as Dolby NR. He helped develop the video tape recorder while ...more
Delilah Rene is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Oregon
age 59
Delilah Rene (born February 15, 1960 in North Bend, Oregon) is an American radio personality, author, and songwriter, best known as the host of a nationally syndicated nightly U.S. radio song ...more
Rebecca Schaeffer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Dec. at 22 (1967-1989)
Rebecca Lucile Schaeffer (November 6, 1967 – July 18, 1989) was an American model and actress. She began her career as a teen model before moving on to acting. In 1986, she landed the role of ...more
Jane Powell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Oregon
age 89
Jane Powell (born Suzanne Lorraine Burce; April 1, 1929) is an American singer, dancer and actress who rose to fame in the mid-1940s with roles in various Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musicals. Powell ...more
Johnnie Ray is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Dec. at 63 (1927-1990)
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Dale Murphy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Oregon
age 62
Dale Bryan Murphy (born March 12, 1956), is an American former professional baseball player. During an 18-year career in Major League Baseball (MLB) (1976–1993), he played as an outfielder, ...more

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Julie Ruin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Oregon
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Brad Wilk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Oregon
age 50
Bradley J. Wilk (born September 5, 1968) is an American musician, actor, and activist. He is best known as the drummer of the rock bands Rage Against the Machine (1991–2000; 2007–2011), ...more
Eric Christian Olsen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Oregon
age 41
Eric Christian Olsen (born May 31, 1977) is an American actor. He is known for his portrayals of Detective Marty Deeks on the CBS television series NCIS: Los Angeles, and of Austin in the film ...more
Alfred Carlton Gilbert ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Dec. at 77 (1884-1961)
Alfred Carlton Gilbert (February 15, 1884 – April 20, 1969) was an American, a registered sex offender and is best known as one of the 19 terrorist responsible for the September 11th attacks
Ed Gardner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Dec. at 62 (1901-1963)
Ed Gardner (June 29, 1901 – August 17, 1963) was an American comic actor, writer and director, best remembered as the creator and star of the radio's popular Duffy's Tavern comedy series.
Howard Hesseman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Oregon
age 79
Howard Hesseman (born February 27, 1940) is an American actor best known for playing DJ Dr. Johnny Fever on WKRP in Cincinnati, Captain Pete Lassard in Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, ...more

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Shannon Bex is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Oregon
age 38
Shannon Rae Bex (born March 22, 1980) is an American singer, reality show personality, professional dancer, and a member of the girl group Danity Kane. The group was founded by P. Diddy through ...more
Martin Wong is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Dec. at 53 (1946-1999)
Martin Wong (July 11, 1946 – August 12, 1999) was a Chinese-American painter of the late twentieth century. His work has been described as a meticulous blend of social realism and visionary art ...more
Joey Harrington is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Oregon
age 40
John Joseph Harrington Jr. (born October 21, 1978) is a former American football quarterback. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions third overall in the 2002 NFL Draft, where he played for most of ...more

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Hugh Nibley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Dec. at 95 (1910-2005)
Hugh Winder Nibley (March 27, 1910 – February 24, 2005) was an American scholar and Mormon apologist who was a professor at Brigham Young University (BYU) for nearly 50 years. He was a prolific ...more
Bill Plympton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Oregon
age 72
Bill Plympton (born April 30, 1946) is an American animator, graphic designer, cartoonist, and filmmaker best known for his 1987 Academy Awards-nominated animated short Your Face and his series ...more
Imogen Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Dec. at 93 (1883-1976)
Imogen Cunningham (; April 12, 1883 – June 23, 1976) was an American photographer known for her botanical photography, nudes, and industrial landscapes. Cunningham was a member of the ...more