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Famous People From Orlando

Updated July 8, 2018 7.7k views310 items

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

List features people like Kevin Melillo, Turner Ward and more!

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Orlando?" or "Which celebrities were born in Orlando?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • BirthplaceOrlando, Florida, United States of America

    Wesley Trent Snipes (born July 31, 1962) is an American actor, director, film producer, martial artist, and author. His prominent film roles include New Jack City (1991), White Men Can't Jump (1992),...  more

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  • BirthplaceApopka, Florida, United States of America

    John David Anderson (born December 13, 1954 in Apopka, Florida) is an American country musician with a successful career that has lasted more than 30 years. Starting in 1977 with the release of his...  more

    #116 of 297 The Top Country Artists of All Time#324 of 656 The Best Singers Of All Time#85 of 215 The Greatest Classic Country & Western Artists Of All-Time

  • BirthplaceOrlando, Florida, USA

    Warren Carlos Sapp (born December 19, 1972) is a former American football defensive tackle. A Hall of Famer, Sapp played college football for the University of Miami, where he was recognized as a...  more

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  • BirthplaceOrlando, Florida, USA

    Traylor Elizabeth Howard (born June 14, 1966) is an American actress. She is known for playing Sharon Carter on the television series Two Guys and a Girl, and Natalie Teeger on the USA Network series...  more
  • Age: 57
    Monty "Kip" Sopp (born November 1, 1963), better known by his ring name Billy Gunn, is an American professional wrestler currently working for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) as a producer. Gunn is best...  more

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  • BirthplaceOrlando, Florida, United States of America

    Kirsten Renee Storms (born April 8, 1984) is an American actress and voice actress. She is best known for her roles as Zenon Kar in the Zenon trilogy, Emily in Johnny Tsunami, and Bonnie Rockwaller...  more
  • BirthplaceOrlando, Florida, United States of America

    Joshua Ryan Freese (born December 25, 1972) is an American session drummer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and composer. He is the son of tuba soloist Stan Freese and the older brother of...  more

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  • Dec. at 23 (1982-2005)

    BirthplaceUSA, Florida, Orlando

    Christopher John Bauman Jr. (July 13, 1982 – August 18, 2005) was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Chri$ Ca$h. Bauman wrestled in many independent promotions, but is...  more
  • Jennifer Joyce Kesse is a woman who lived in Orlando, Florida, and has been missing since January 24, 2006. Her disappearance puzzled investigators and an aggressive search for her was conducted in...  more
  • BirthplaceOrlando, Florida

    Vanessa L'asonya Hayden-Johnson (born June 5, 1982), née Vanessa L'asonya Hayden, is an American former college and professional basketball player who was a center in the Women's National Basketball...  more
  • BirthplaceOrlando, Florida

    Robert Glenn Hubbard (born September 4, 1958) is an American economist and academic. He is currently the Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, where he is also Russell L....  more
  • BirthplaceOrlando, Florida, United States of America

    A. Scott Frank (born March 10, 1960) is an American screenwriter, film director, and author. He has earned two Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay nominations, for Out of Sight (1998) and Logan...  more
  • BirthplaceOrlando, Florida

    Chandra Free (born December 25, 1981) is an American illustrator and creator/writer of the comic book The God Machine, published by Archaia Entertainment. Her work in comics includes Mice Templar,...  more
  • BirthplaceOrlando, Florida, United States of America

    Gary Anthony Siplin (born October 21, 1954 .in Orlando, Florida) was a Democratic member of the Florida Senate, representing the 19th District from 2003. Previously he was a member of the Florida...  more
  • Dec. at 75 (1932-2007)

    BirthplaceOrlando, Florida, United States of America

    Carl Wright may refer to: Carl Wright (actor) (1932–2007), American tap dancer and actor Carl Wright (bishop) (born 1959), Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of the Armed Services and Federal...  more
  • BirthplaceOrlando, Florida

    Shayla Worley (born September 2, 1990) is an American artistic gymnast. She was a member of the gold-medal-winning American team at the 2007 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. She trained for...  more
  • BirthplaceOrlando, Florida

    Caylee Marie Anthony[1]  was a toddler who received media attention when she disappeared in June 2008. Her body was subsequently discovered and her mother, Casey Anthony, was indicted on October 14,...
  • BirthplaceOrlando, Florida

    Derrick Sharp (Hebrew: דריק שארפ‎; born October 5, 1971) is an American-Israeli retired professional basketball player. Sharp was born in Orlando, Florida. He played college basketball with the...  more
  • Age: 63

    BirthplaceOrlando, Florida, United States of America

    John Hugh "Buddy" Dyer (born August 7, 1958) is the 32nd and current mayor of Orlando, Florida, first elected in 2003. He is a member of the Florida Democratic Party. Previously he represented...  more
  • BirthplaceOrlando, Florida, United States of America

    Antonio Deon Tarver (born November 21, 1968) is an American former professional boxer and boxing commentator. In boxing he competed from 1997 to 2015, and held multiple light heavyweight world...  more

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  • BirthplaceOrlando, Florida, United States of America

    Michael James Nelson (born June 12, 1979 in Winter Park, Florida, USA) is an American comedy writer and performer who has appeared on various national TV commercials and television shows on Music...  more
  • BirthplaceOrlando, Florida

    William Lamar Beane III (born March 29, 1962) is a former American professional baseball player and current front office executive. He is the executive vice president of baseball operations and...  more
  • BirthplaceOrlando, Florida

    Kenneth Lavon "Chucky" Atkins (born August 14, 1974) is an American former professional basketball player who played for nine different NBA teams throughout his career....  more
  • Age: 41
    Jesse Neal (born April 10, 1980) is an American professional wrestler and a former member of the U.S. military. He is best known for working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), where he was one...  more
  • BirthplaceOrlando, Florida

    Marlon Tarron McCree (born March 17, 1977) is a former American football safety. He was drafted by the Jaguars in the seventh round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at...  more