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

List people range from Kobe Bryant to Bradley Cooper.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Philadelphia?" or "Which celebrities were born in Philadelphia?" then this list is a great resource for you.

Kat Dennings is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
age 32
Katherine Litwack (born June 13, 1986), known professionally as Kat Dennings, is an American actress. After making her acting debut in an episode of the HBO dramedy series Sex and the City, ...more

Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
age 40
Kobe Bean Bryant is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He entered the NBA directly from high school, and has played for ...more

Grace Kelly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
Dec. at 53 (1929-1982)
Grace Patricia Kelly was an American actress who, after marrying Prince Rainier III, became Princess of Monaco. After embarking on an acting career in 1950, at the age of 20, Kelly appeared in ...more

Kelly Monaco is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
age 42
Kelly Marie Monaco is an American model, actress, and reality television personality. Monaco portrayed the character Livvie Locke on the ABC soap opera Port Charles from 1997 until the show's ...more

Chris Matthews is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
age 73
Christopher John "Chris" Matthews is an American political commentator and news anchor known for his nightly hour-long talk show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, which is televised on ...more

Lauren Cohan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
age 33
Lauren Cohan is an American-born English actress for her recurring roles on The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, and Chuck.

Seth Green is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
age 45
Seth Benjamin Green is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer, and director. Green is the creator and executive producer and most-frequent voice on Adult Swim's Robot Chicken, where he is ...more

Noam Chomsky is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
age 90
Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator, social justice activist, and anarcho-syndicalist advocate. Sometimes described as ...more

Kate Gosselin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
age 43
Kate Gosselin is the wife of Jon Gosselin and the mother of 8 children. The family stars in Jon Kate Plus 8 is a reality television show produced in the United States by Figure 8 Films about the ...more

Adam Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
Dec. at 36 (1973-2009)
DJ AM was an American DJ, remixer, record producer and musician. Goldstein was a member of the rock band Crazy Town, co-owner of a management company called Deckstar and worked on albums for ...more

Billie Holiday is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
Dec. at 44 (1915-1959)
Billie Holiday was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. ...more

Jack Klugman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
Died at 90 (1922-2012)
Jack Klugman was an American stage, film and television actor. Klugman began his career in 1950. He later moved on to television and film work with roles in 12 Angry Men and Cry Terror!. During ...more

Eve is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
age 40
Eve Jihan Jeffers-Cooper is an American hip hop recording artist and actress from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is also the inaugural winner of the Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ...more

Christina Perri is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
age 32
Christina Judith Perri is an American singer-songwriter and musician from Philadelphia. Her debut single "Jar of Hearts" charted after it was featured on the Fox television show So You ...more

Annie Sprinkle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
age 64
Annie M. Sprinkle is an American educator, feminist stripper, actress, cable television host, magazine editor, writer and film producer. She received a BFA in photography from the School of ...more

Toukie Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
age 63
Toukie A. Smith, is an African American actress and model. Smith is the sister of late fashion designer Willi Smith and former long-term partner of actor Robert De Niro, with whom she has two ...more

Jill Scott is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
age 46
Jill Scott is an American singer, model and actress. Her 2000 debut, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1, went platinum, and the followups Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 and ...more

Janet Gaynor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
Dec. at 78 (1906-1984)
Janet Gaynor was an American film, stage and television actress and painter. Gaynor began her career as an extra in shorts and silent films. After signing with Fox Film Corporation in 1926, she ...more

Linda Fiorentino is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
Linda Fiorentino, is an American actress. She has appeared in the films Vision Quest, Gotcha!, After Hours, The Last Seduction, Men in Black, Jade and Dogma. For her performance in The Last ...more

Sam Wood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
Dec. at 65 (1884-1949)
Samuel Grosvenor "Sam" Wood was an American film director, and producer, who was best known for directing such Hollywood hits as A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, Goodbye, Mr. ...more

Mark Levin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
age 61
Mark Reed Levin is an American lawyer, author, and the host of American syndicated radio show The Mark Levin Show. Levin worked in the administration of President Ronald Reagan and was a chief ...more

Stephen A. Schwarzman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
age 72
Stephen Allen Schwarzman is an American business magnate and financier. He is the chairman and CEO of the Blackstone Group, a global private equity and financial advisory firm he established in ...more

Lee Daniels is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
age 59
Lee Louis Daniels is an American actor, film producer, and director. He produced Monster's Ball and directed Precious, which received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Director; the ...more

Marsha A. Hunt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
age 72
Marsha Hunt is an American singer, novelist, actress and model.

Michael Medved is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
age 70
Michael Medved is an American radio show host, author, political commentator and film critic. His Seattle-based nationally syndicated talk show, The Michael Medved Show, airs throughout the U.S. ...more