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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 31 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 39 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 39 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 72 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 36 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 41 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 89 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 39 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 31 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 63 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 62 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 45 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 60 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 71 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 58 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 71 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 69 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

Matt Mulhern is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
age 57 Matt Mulhern is an American actor who has starred in such films as One Crazy Summer and Biloxi Blues, and such television series such as Major Dad, JAG, and Rescue Me. Mulhern attended Pascack ...more

Eddie Fisher is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
Died at 82 (1928-2010) Edwin Jack "Eddie" Fisher was an American entertainer. He was the most successful pop singles artist of the first half of the 1950s, selling millions of records and hosting his own TV ...more

April Hunter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
age 43 April Hunter is an American professional wrestler, professional wrestling valet and fitness and glamour model. She has appeared in many publications, from MuscleMag International to Playboy ...more

Larry Fine is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
Died at 73 (1902-1975) Louis Feinberg, known professionally as Larry Fine, was an American comedian, actor, violinist, and boxer, who is best known as a member of the comedy act The Three Stooges.

Gloria Allred is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
age 76 Gloria Rachel Allred is an American civil rights lawyer who is noted for taking high-profile and often controversial cases; she has been particularly involved with cases involving the protection ...more

Marian Anderson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
Dec. at 96 (1897-1993) Marian Anderson was an American contralto and one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. Music critic Alan Blyth said: "Her voice was a rich, vibrant contralto of ...more

John Barrymore is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
Dec. at 60 (1882-1942) John Barrymore was an American actor on stage, screen and radio. A member of the Drew and Barrymore theatrical dynasties, he initially tried to avoid the stage, and briefly attempted a career as ...more

Lisa Lopes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
Dec. at 31 (1971-2002) Lisa Nicole Lopes, better known by her stage name Left Eye, was an American rapper, singer, dancer, musician, and songwriter. She achieved fame as a member of the R&B girl group TLC. Lopes ...more

Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
Dec. at 63 (1936-1999) Wilton Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain was an American basketball player. He played for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA; ...more

Parker Stevenson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
age 65 Parker Stevenson is an American television and film actor.

Michelle Malkin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
age 47 Michelle Malkin is an American conservative blogger, political commentator, and author. Her weekly syndicated column appears in a number of newspapers and websites. She is a Fox News Channel ...more

Norman Fell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
Dec. at 74 (1924-1998) Norman Fell, born Norman Noah Feld, was an American actor of film and television, most famous for his role as landlord Mr. Roper on the sitcom Three's Company and its spin-off, The Ropers.

Bill Tilden is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
Dec. at 60 (1893-1953) William Tatem Tilden II, nicknamed "Big Bill," was an American male tennis player. He is often considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Tilden was the World No. 1 ...more

Ahmir-Khalib Thompson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
age 47 Ahmir Khalib Thompson, known professionally as ?uestlove or Questlove, is an American drummer, DJ, music journalist, and record producer. He is best known as the drummer and joint frontman for ...more

Willam Belli is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
age 35 Willam Belli is an American actor, drag queen, and recording artist, who is known for his recurring role as transsexual Cherry Peck in Nip/Tuck and for being a contestant on the fourth season of ...more

Imogene Coca is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
Dec. at 93 (1908-2001) Imogene Coca was an American comic actress best known for her role opposite Sid Caesar on Your Show of Shows. Starting out in vaudeville as a child acrobat, she studied ballet and wished to have ...more

Michael Buffer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
age 73 Michael Buffer is an American ring announcer for boxing and professional wrestling matches. He is known for his trademarked catchphrase, "Let's get ready to rumble!", and for ...more

Ed Wynn is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
Died at 80 (1886-1966) Ed Wynn was a popular American comedian and actor noted for his Perfect Fool comedy character, his pioneering radio show of the 1930s, and his later career as a dramatic actor. Wynn began his ...more

David Brenner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
Dec. at 78 (1936-2014) David Norris Brenner was an American stand-up comedian, actor and author. The most frequent guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in the 1970s and 1980s, Brenner "was a pioneer ...more

Lionel Barrymore is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
Dec. at 76 (1878-1954) Lionel Barrymore was an American actor of stage, screen and radio as well as a film director. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in A Free Soul, and remains perhaps best ...more

Lois Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
Dec. at 47 (1952-1999) Lois Hamilton was an American model, author, aviator, artist and actress.

Roy Campanella is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
Dec. at 72 (1921-1993) Roy Campanella, nicknamed "Campy", was an American baseball player, primarily as a catcher. The Philadelphia native played for the Negro leagues and Mexican League for several seasons ...more

Bil Keane is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
Dec. at 89 (1922-2011) William Aloysius Keane, better known as Bil Keane, was an American cartoonist most notable for his work on the long-running newspaper comic The Family Circus. It began in 1960 and continues in ...more

Jim Bailey is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
age 69 James William Bailey is an American singer, film, television and stage actor, and female impersonator.

Alan Poul is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Philadelphia
age 63 Alan Mark Poul is an American film and television producer and director.