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

Holly Brooks and James Edwards are included on this list along with many more.

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

Gianna Michaels is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Seattle
age 35
Gianna Michaels is an American pornographic actress.

Carol Channing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Seattle
age 98
Carol Elaine Channing (January 31, 1921 - January 15, 2019) was an American actress, singer, dancer, comedian, and voice artist. She won the Golden Globe Award and was nominated for the Academy ...more

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Seattle
age 49
Jeffrey Dean Morgan is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Denny Duquette in the 2005 medical drama Grey's Anatomy, John Winchester on Supernatural, The Comedian in the 2009 ...more

Bianca Kajlich is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Seattle
age 41
Bianca Maria Kajlich is an American actress. Kajlich has had starring and supporting roles in television and film including the role of Jennifer on the CBS comedy Rules of Engagement.

Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Seattle
age 54
Chris Cornell is an American rock musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as former lead ...more

Greg Valentine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Seattle
age 67
Gregory Wisniski is an American professional wrestler, better known as Greg "The Hammer" Valentine. He is the son of wrestler Johnny Valentine. In the course of his career, which has ...more

Ron Santo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Seattle
Dec. at 70 (1940-2010)
Ronald Edward Santo was an American third baseman in Major League Baseball who played from 1960 to 1974, all but the last year with the Chicago Cubs. A nine-time National League All-Star, he led ...more

Princess Salwa Aga Khan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Seattle
age 30
Princess Salwa Aga Khan, previously Kendra Spears, is the wife of Prince Rahim Aga Khan and an American fashion model. Kendra Spears was born on August 5, 1988, in Seattle. She graduated from ...more

Mario Batali is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Seattle
age 58
Mario Francesco Batali is an American chef, writer, restaurateur and media personality. In addition to his classical culinary training, he is an expert on the history and culture of Italian ...more

Diana Lee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Seattle
age 57
Diana Lee or Diana Lee-Hsu is an American model and actress. She was chosen as Playboy's Playmate of the Month for May 1988. Her centerfold was photographed by Stephen Wayda and Richard Fegley. ...more

Gregory C. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Seattle
age 64
Gregory Carl "Ray J" Johnson, is a NASA astronaut and a retired captain in the United States Navy who spent his military career in both the Regular United States Navy and the Navy ...more

John Burnside is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Seattle
Dec. at 92 (1916-2008)
John Lyon Burnside III was the inventor of the teleidoscope, the darkfield kaleidoscope and the Symmetricon. Because he rediscovered the math behind kaleidoscope optics, for decades, every maker ...more

Larry Tee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Seattle
age 59
Larry Tee is a New York City-based DJ, club promoter, and music producer who coined the musical genre term electroclash and helped launch the careers of such artists as RuPaul, Scissor Sisters, ...more

Kerwin Mathews is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Seattle
Dec. at 81 (1926-2007)
Kerwin Mathews was an American actor best known for playing the titular heroes in The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, The Three Worlds of Gulliver and Jack the Giant Killer.

Will Roscoe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Seattle
age 64
Will Roscoe is an American scholar, activist, and author based in San Francisco, California. He grew up in Missoula, Montana and helped found the Lambda Alliance at the University of Montana, ...more

Sanjaya Malakar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Seattle
age 29
Sanjaya Joseph Malakar is an American singer, who was a finalist on the sixth season of American Idol. He gained national attention on the series, controversially advancing to 7th place with ...more

Jean Spangler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Seattle
Dec. at 26 (1923-1949)
Jean Elizabeth Spangler was an American dancer, model and bit-part actress in Hollywood films and in early television.

Duff McKagan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Seattle
age 55
Michael Andrew "Duff" McKagan is an American musician and writer. He is best known for his twelve-year tenure as the bassist of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved ...more

Sam B. Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Seattle
Dec. at 88 (1921-2009)
Sam Barlow Williams was an American inventor and founder of Williams International. He was particularly known for his development of the small fan-jet engine. He received several prestigious ...more

Dahlia Grey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Seattle
age 47
Dahlia Grey is an American adult film actress who won the 2000 AVN Award for Best Tease Performance. Grey was featured in many Andrew Blake productions, where she was sometimes credited as Jami ...more

Michael Bertiaux is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Seattle
age 84
Michael Paul Bertiaux is an American occultist and Old Catholic Bishop, known for his book Voudon Gnostic Workbook, a 615-page compendium of various occult lessons and research papers spanning ...more

Kenny G is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Seattle
age 62
Kenneth Bruce Gorelick, better known by his stage name Kenny G, is an American adult contemporary and smooth jazz saxophonist. His fourth album, Duotones, brought him breakthrough success in ...more

Phillip D. Cagan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Seattle
Dec. at 85 (1927-2012)
Phillip David Cagan was an American scholar and author. He was Professor of Economics Emeritus at Columbia University.

Hiro Yamamoto is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Seattle
age 57
Hiro Yamamoto is an American bassist who was a founding member of grunge band Soundgarden, along with Kim Thayil and Chris Cornell in 1984. He left the band in 1990, and one year later, he ...more

Thomas F. Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Seattle
Dec. at 75 (1894-1969)
Thomas Foster Hamilton was a pioneering aviator and the founder of the Hamilton Standard Company. Since 1930, Hamilton Standard was involved with revolutionizing propulsion technology of ...more