Famous People From Portsmouth

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

List is made up of many different people, including William G. T. Tuttle, Jr. and George F. Pearson.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Portsmouth?" or "Which celebrities were born in Portsmouth?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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    • Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia
    Wanda Yvette Sykes (born March 7, 1964) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, and writer. She was first recognized for her work as a writer on The Chris Rock Show, for which she won a Primetime ...more
  • Christopher Hitchens
    Dec. at 62 (1949-2011)
    • Birthplace: South East England, Eurasia, South West England, Dorset, United Kingdom
    Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011) was an English-American author, columnist, essayist, orator, journalist, and social critic. Hitchens was the author, co-author, editor, or ...more
  • Bebe Buell

    Bebe Buell

    Age: 69
    • Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States of America
    Beverle Lorence "Bebe" Buell (born July 14, 1953) is an American singer and former fashion model, and Playboy magazine's November 1974 Playmate of the Month. Buell moved to New York in 1971 after ...more
    • Birthplace: Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    Amanda Lamb (born 19 July 1972) is an English television presenter and former model.
  • James Callaghan
    Dec. at 92 (1912-2005)
    • Birthplace: Portsmouth, England
    Leonard James Callaghan, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff, (; 27 March 1912 – 26 March 2005), often known as Jim Callaghan, was a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from ...more
  • Amos T. Akerman
    Dec. at 59 (1821-1880)
    • Birthplace: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA
    Amos Tappan Akerman (February 23, 1821 – December 21, 1880) served as United States Attorney General under President Ulysses S. Grant from 1870 to 1871. A native of New Hampshire, Akerman graduated ...more