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Famous People From Oregon

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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

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

    Sara Jean Underwood (born March 26, 1984) is an American model, television host, and actress... more on Wikipedia
  • Holly Madison

    BirthplaceOregon, USA, Astoria

    Holly Madison (born December 23, 1979) is a model, showgirl, television personality and New... more on Wikipedia

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  • Lisa Rinna

    Lisa Rinna

    Age: 57

    BirthplaceMedford, Oregon, USA

    Lisa Deanna Rinna (born July 11, 1963) is an American actress and television personality. She... more on Wikipedia

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  • Kate Nauta

    Kate Nauta

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceSalem, Oregon, United States of America

    Kate Lynn Nauta (born April 29, 1982) is an American fashion model, actress and singer. One of... more on Wikipedia
  • Tonya Harding

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

    Tonya Maxene Price née Harding (born November 12, 1970) is an American former figure skater,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ty Burrell

    Ty Burrell

    Age: 53

    BirthplaceGrants Pass, Oregon, United States of America

    Tyler Gerald Burrell (born August 22, 1967) is an American actor and comedian. He originally... more on Wikipedia
  • Jerry Smith

    Jerry Smith

    Dec. at 43 (1943-1986)

    BirthplaceEugene, Oregon

    Gerald Thomas Smith (July 19, 1943 – October 15, 1986) was a professional American football... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ray Dolby

    Ray Dolby

    Dec. at 80 (1933-2013)

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    Ray Milton Dolby (; January 18, 1933 – September 12, 2013) was an American engineer and... more on Wikipedia
  • Delilah Rene

    BirthplaceReedsport, Oregon, United States of America

    Delilah Rene (born February 15, 1960 in North Bend, Oregon) is an American radio personality,... more on Wikipedia
  • Rebecca Schaeffer

    Rebecca Schaeffer

    Dec. at 22 (1967-1989)

    BirthplaceEugene, Oregon, United States of America

    Rebecca Lucile Schaeffer (November 6, 1967 – July 18, 1989) was an American model and actress.... more on Wikipedia
  • Jane Powell

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

    Jane Powell (born Suzanne Lorraine Burce; April 1, 1929) is an American singer, dancer and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Johnnie Ray

    Johnnie Ray

    Dec. at 63 (1927-1990)

    BirthplaceHopewell, Oregon, USA

    {{Infobox person | name = Johnnie Ray | image = Johnnie Ray c. 1952... more on Wikipedia
  • Dale Murphy

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    Dale Bryan Murphy (born March 12, 1956), is an American former professional baseball player.... more on Wikipedia
  • Kathleen Hanna
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  • Brad Wilk

    Brad Wilk

    Age: 52

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

    Bradley J. Wilk (born September 5, 1968) is an American musician, actor, and activist. He is... more on Wikipedia

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  • Eric Christian Olsen

    BirthplaceEugene, Oregon, United States of America

    Eric Christian Olsen (born May 31, 1977) is an American actor. He is known for his portrayals... more on Wikipedia
  • Alfred Carlton Gilbert

    Alfred Carlton Gilbert

    Dec. at 77 (1884-1961)

    BirthplaceSalem, Oregon

    Alfred Carlton Gilbert (February 15, 1884 – April 20, 1969) was an American, a registered sex... more on Wikipedia
  • Ed Gardner

    Ed Gardner

    Dec. at 62 (1901-1963)

    BirthplaceAstoria, Oregon, United States of America

    Ed Gardner (June 29, 1901 – August 17, 1963) was an American comic actor, writer and director,... more on Wikipedia
  • Howard Hesseman

    BirthplaceOregon, USA, Lebanon

    Howard Hesseman (born February 27, 1940) is an American actor best known for playing DJ Dr.... more on Wikipedia

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  • Shannon Bex

    BirthplaceGresham, Oregon, USA

    Shannon Rae Bex (born March 22, 1980) is an American singer, reality show personality,... more on Wikipedia
  • Martin Wong

    Martin Wong

    Dec. at 53 (1946-1999)

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    Martin Wong (July 11, 1946 – August 12, 1999) was a Chinese-American painter of the late... more on Wikipedia
  • Joey Harrington

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    John Joseph Harrington Jr. (born October 21, 1978) is a former American football quarterback.... more on Wikipedia

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  • Hugh Nibley

    Hugh Nibley

    Dec. at 95 (1910-2005)

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    Hugh Winder Nibley (March 27, 1910 – February 24, 2005) was an American scholar and Mormon... more on Wikipedia
  • Bill Plympton

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

    Bill Plympton (born April 30, 1946) is an American animator, graphic designer, cartoonist, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Imogen Cunningham

    Imogen Cunningham

    Dec. at 93 (1883-1976)

    BirthplaceOregon, USA, Portland

    Imogen Cunningham (; April 12, 1883 – June 23, 1976) was an American photographer known for... more on Wikipedia