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Famous People From Phoenix

Updated June 8, 2017 3.0k views621 items

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

List people range from John Churchill to Matt MacDonald.

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

    Lynda Carter (born Linda Jean Córdova Carter; July 24, 1951) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, model, and beauty pageant titleholder, who was crowned Miss World United States 1972. She...  more

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  • BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona, United States of America

    Michelle Jacquet DeSevren Branch (born July 2, 1983) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. During the early 2000s, she released two top-selling albums: The Spirit Room and Hotel Paper. She...  more

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  • BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona, United States of America

    Meghan Marguerite McCain (born October 23, 1984) is an American columnist, author, co-host of The View, and an ABC News contributor.McCain is the daughter of 2008 presidential candidate and U.S....  more

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    Alternative NameChelsea Kane

    Chelsea Kane (born Chelsea Kane Staub; September 15, 1988) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role as Stella Malone in the Disney Channel sitcom television series Jonas and the...  more
  • BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona, USA

    Matthew Joseph Dallas (born October 21, 1982) is an American actor, best known for playing the title character on the ABC Family series Kyle XY. ...  more
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    Steven Lee Smith (born December 30, 1958), is an American technology executive and former NASA astronaut, being a veteran of four space flights covering 16 million miles and seven space walks...  more
  • BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona

    Jonathan Charles Rauch (; born April 26, 1960 in Phoenix, Arizona) is an American author, journalist, and activist. After graduating from Yale University, Rauch worked at the Winston-Salem Journal in...  more
  • BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona

    Samuel Garza Bernstein is an award-winning screenwriter, director and author (born 1970) who grew up all over the world, living in Cairo, Honolulu, Austin, Phoenix, Albuquerque, New York City, Los...  more
  • BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona

    Ted Sarandos has led content acquisition for Netflix since 2000. With more than 20 years' experience in home entertainment, Ted is recognized in the industry as an innovator in film acquisition and...  more
  • BirthplacePhoenix, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

    Gabrielle Anne Carteris (born January 2, 1961) is an American actress and trade union leader. Her best known acting role was as Andrea Zuckerman during the early seasons of the 1990s television...  more
  • Elena Reid

    Age: 39

    BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona

    Elena A. Reid (born November 1, 1981) is an American former boxer and former mixed martial artist. She is a former WIBA and IFBA Flyweight Champion and fights under the nickname Baby Doll....  more
  • BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona, United States of America

    Rileah Elizabeth Vanderbilt is an American actress and producer....  more
  • Chalmers Johnson

    Dec. at 79 (1931-2010)

    BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona, United States of America

    Chalmers Ashby Johnson (August 6, 1931 – November 20, 2010) was an American author and professor emeritus of the University of California, San Diego. He served in the Korean War, was a consultant...  more
  • Shawn Osborne

    Dec. at 34 (1976-2011)
    Shawn McGrath was an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Shawn Osborne. He is best known for his stint with World Wrestling Entertainment as a developmental talent, most...  more
  • Tony Richards (born Anthony Richard Orlando), is an American musician and drummer. He was the original drummer of shock metal band W.A.S.P. from 1982 until 1984. Richards played for various bands in...  more
  • BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona

    Michael Mondragon is an American former professional wrestler best known under the ring name Disco Machine. He was one of the six founders of the Southern Californian independent promotion, Pro...  more
  • Judy Kaye

    Age: 72

    BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona, United States of America

    Judy Kaye (born October 11, 1948) is an American singer and actress. She has appeared in stage musicals, plays, and operas. Kaye has been in long runs on Broadway in the musicals The Phantom of the...  more
  • BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona, United States of America

    Martin Wright (born July 15, 1964), better known by the ring name The Boogeyman, is an American semi-retired professional wrestler and aerobics instructor. Wright currently resides in Aurora,...  more
  • Kirby Dick

    Age: 68

    BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona, United States of America

    Kirby Bryan Dick (born August 23, 1952) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and editor. He is best known for directing documentary films. He received Academy Award nominations for...  more
  • BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona

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  • Robert Simonds

    Age: 57

    BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona

    Robert Bruce Simonds Jr. (born 1964) is an American film producer, entrepreneur and the founder, chairman and CEO of STX Entertainment, which creates, produces, distributes, finances and markets film...  more
  • Bob Stump

    Dec. at 76 (1927-2003)

    BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona, United States of America

    Robert Lee Stump (April 4, 1927 – June 20, 2003) was a U.S. Congressman from Arizona. He served as a member from the Democratic Party from 1977 to 1983 and then later a member of the Republican Party...  more
  • Z-Trip

    Age: 49

    BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona

    Zach Sciacca, better known as DJ Z-Trip, is an American DJ and producer. He is a pioneer of the mashup movement.He was the 2009 recipient of the "America's Best DJ Award". As a producer he has worked...  more
  • Sidney Preston Osborn

    Dec. at 64 (1884-1948)

    BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona, United States of America

    Sidney Preston Osborn (May 17, 1884 – May 25, 1948) was the first secretary of state of Arizona, and later the seventh governor of Arizona and is, as of 2019, the only governor of Arizona to be...  more
  • Heather Farr

    Dec. at 28 (1965-1993)

    BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona

    Heather Farr (March 10, 1965 – November 20, 1993) was an American professional golfer on the LPGA Tour....  more