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Famous People From Portsmouth

Updated June 8, 2017 7.1k views502 items

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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  • BirthplacePortsmouth, Virginia, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Wanda Yvette Sykes (born March 7, 1964) is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She was...  more

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  • Christopher Hitchens

    Dec. at 62 (1949-2011)

    BirthplacePortsmouth, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011) was an English-American author,...  more

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  • Bebe Buell

    Age: 67

    BirthplacePortsmouth, Virginia, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Beverle Lorence "Bebe" Buell (born July 14, 1953) is an American singer and former fashion...  more

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  • BirthplacePortsmouth, United Kingdom

    GenderFemale

    Amanda Lamb (born 19 July 1972) is an English television presenter and former model....  more
  • James Callaghan

    Dec. at 93 (1912-2005)

    BirthplacePortsmouth, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Leonard James Callaghan, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff, (; 27 March 1912 – 26 March 2005), often...  more
  • Amos T. Akerman

    Dec. at 59 (1821-1880)

    BirthplacePortsmouth, New Hampshire, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Amos Tappan Akerman (February 23, 1821 – December 21, 1880) served as United States Attorney...  more
  • BirthplacePortsmouth, Virginia

    GenderMale

    John Thomas Casteen III (born December 11, 1943 in Portsmouth, Virginia) is an American...  more
  • Brooke Astor

    Dec. at 105 (1902-2007)

    BirthplacePortsmouth, New Hampshire

    GenderFemale

    Roberta Brooke Astor (née Russell; March 30, 1902 – August 13, 2007) was an American...  more
  • Bill Clarkson

    Dec. at 73 (1898-1971)

    BirthplacePortsmouth, Virginia

    GenderMale

    William Henry Clarkson (September 27, 1898 – August 27, 1971), nicknamed "Blackie", was a...  more
  • BirthplacePortsmouth, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Marcus Patrick (born 17 August 1979 in Gosport, Hampshire) is an English actor....  more
  • Mark Sloan

    Age: 42

    BirthplacePortsmouth, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Mark Sloan (born 7 July 1978) is a British professional wrestler. Sloan is best known for his...  more
  • John B. McKay

    Dec. at 53 (1922-1975)

    BirthplacePortsmouth, Virginia

    GenderMale

    John Barron McKay (December 8, 1922 – April 27, 1975) was an American naval officer, World War...  more
  • BirthplaceGuildford, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Michael John Cloete Crawford Rutherford (born 2 October 1950) is an English guitarist,...  more
  • BirthplacePortsmouth, Virginia

    GenderMale

    LaShawn Merritt (born June 27, 1986) is an American track and field athlete who competes in...  more
  • BirthplacePortsmouth, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Toby Harnden (born 14 January 1966) is an Anglo-American journalist and author. He has been...  more
  • Richard Aldington

    Dec. at 70 (1892-1962)

    BirthplacePortsmouth, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Richard Aldington (8 July 1892 – 27 July 1962), born Edward Godfree Aldington, was an English...  more
  • George Meredith

    Dec. at 81 (1828-1909)

    BirthplacePortsmouth, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    George Meredith (12 February 1828 – 18 May 1909) was an English novelist and poet of the...  more
  • BirthplacePortsmouth, Virginia

    GenderMale

    Anthony R. Pratkanis is a researcher, author, consultant, media commentator and a professor of...  more
  • BirthplacePortsmouth, Virginia, United States of America

    GenderMale

    William Russ (born October 20, 1950) is an American actor and television director. He is...  more

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  • Bill Sali

    Age: 66

    BirthplacePortsmouth, Ohio, United States of America

    GenderMale

    William Thomas Sali (born February 17, 1954) is a former American politician and former...  more
  • Bill Deal

    Dec. at 59 (1944-2003)

    BirthplacePortsmouth, New Hampshire

    GenderMale

    Bill Deal was a singer and a keyboardist....  more
  • BirthplacePortsmouth, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Stuart Jonathan Russell (born 1962) is a computer scientist known for his contributions to...  more
  • William Moseley Jones

    Dec. at 83 (1905-1988)

    BirthplacePortsmouth, Ohio, United States of America

    GenderMale

    William Moseley Jones (1905–1988) was a Democratic attorney from Montebello, California who...  more
  • William Dawes

    Dec. at 74 (1762-1836)

    BirthplacePortsmouth, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    William Nicolas Dawes (1762–1836) was an officer of the British Marines, an astronomer,...  more
  • BirthplacePortsmouth, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Roger Anthony Black MBE (born 31 March 1966) is a British retired athlete. During his...  more