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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
Gianna Michaels age 33 - Gianna Michaels is an American pornographic actress.

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Carol Channing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Seattle
Carol Channing age 96 - Carol Elaine Channing is an American actress, singer, dancer, comedian, and voice artist. She won the Golden Globe Award and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for ...more

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Seattle
Jeffrey Dean Morgan age 50 - 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
Bianca Kajlich age 40 - 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
Chris Cornell age 52 - 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
Greg Valentine age 65 - 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
Ron Santo Died 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
Princess Salwa Aga Khan age 28 - 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
Mario Batali age 56 - 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
Diana Lee age 55 - 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
Gregory C. Johnson age 61 - 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
John Burnside Died 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
Larry Tee age 56 - 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
Kerwin Mathews Died 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
Will Roscoe age 60 - 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

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Sanjaya Malakar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Seattle
Sanjaya Malakar age 26 - 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
Jean Spangler Died 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
Duff McKagan age 53 - 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
Sam B. Williams Died 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
Dahlia Grey age 43 - 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
Michael Bertiaux age 80 - 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
Kenny G age 59 - 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
Phillip D. Cagan Died 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
Hiro Yamamoto age 55 - 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
Thomas F. Hamilton Died 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

Karen Narasaki is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Seattle
Karen Narasaki age 57 - Karen K. Narasaki is an American civil rights leader and human rights activist. In July 2014 President Barack Obama appointed Narasaki to serve as a Commissioner on the United States Commission ...more

John Maeda is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Seattle
John Maeda age 51 - John Takeshi Maeda more commonly known as John Maeda is a Japanese-American graphic designer, computer scientist, academic, and author. His work in design, technology and leadership explores the ...more

Eugene Dennis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Seattle
Eugene Dennis Died at 56 (1905-1961) - Francis Xavier Waldron, best known by the pseudonym Eugene Dennis and Tim Ryan was an American communist politician and union organizer, best remembered as the long-time leader of the Communist ...more

Alice Gerrard is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Seattle
Alice Gerrard age 82 - Alice Gerrard is an American bluegrass singer, banjoist, and guitar player. She performed in a duo with Hazel Dickens and as part of The Back Creek Buddies with Matokie Slaughter. Gerrard was ...more

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Frederick Schiller Faust is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Seattle
Frederick Schiller Faust Died at 52 (1892-1944) - Frederick Schiller Faust was a screenwriter.

Hank Ketcham is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Seattle
Hank Ketcham Died at 81 (1920-2001) - Henry King Ketcham, better known as Hank Ketcham, was an American cartoonist who created the Dennis the Menace comic strip, writing and drawing it from 1951 to 1994, when he retired from drawing ...more

Gail Devers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Seattle
Gail Devers age 50 - Yolanda Gail Devers is a retired three-time Olympic champion in track and field for the US Olympic Team. Devers was born in Seattle, Washington, and grew up near National City, California and ...more

Ajahn Sumedho is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Seattle
Ajahn Sumedho age 81 - Luang Por Ajahn Sumedho is the senior Western representative of the Thai forest tradition of Theravada Buddhism. He was abbot of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, UK, from its consecration in 1984 ...more

Mike Utley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Seattle
Mike Utley age 50 - Michael Gerard Utley is a former American football player. He is known for being paralyzed during an NFL game.

Carmen McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Seattle
Carmen McCarthy age 27 - Carmen McCarthy is a pornographic actress..

Stephen S. Oswald is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Seattle
Stephen S. Oswald age 65 - Stephen Scot Oswald is a former NASA Astronaut.

David M. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Seattle
David M. Kennedy age 75 - David Michael Kennedy is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning historian specializing in American history. He is the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History Emeritus at Stanford University and the ...more

Richard F. Gordon, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Seattle
Richard F. Gordon, Jr. age 87 - Richard Francis "Dick" Gordon, Jr., is a former American naval officer and aviator, chemist, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. He is one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon, as ...more

Melissa Harris-Perry is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Seattle
Melissa Harris-Perry age 42 - Melissa Victoria Harris-Perry is an American writer, professor, television host, and political commentator with a focus on African-American politics. Harris-Perry hosts the Melissa Harris-Perry ...more

Ann Reinking is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Seattle
Ann Reinking age 67 - Ann Reinking is a Tony Award- and Olivier Award-winning American actress, dancer, and choreographer. She has worked extensively in musical theatre, both as a dancer and choreographer, as well as ...more

Bill Anschell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Seattle
Bill Anschell Bill Anschell is a Jazz pianist and composer. He has recorded five CDs as a leader, and performed or recorded with a host of other top jazz players including Lionel Hampton, Nnenna Freelon, ...more

George Stigler is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Seattle
George Stigler Died at 80 (1911-1991) - George Joseph Stigler was a U.S. economist. He won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1982, and was a key leader of the Chicago School of Economics, along with Milton Friedman.

John Hopcroft is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Seattle
John Hopcroft age 77 - John Edward Hopcroft is an American theoretical computer scientist. His textbooks on theory of computation and data structures are regarded as standards in their fields. He is the IBM Professor ...more

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Peter Van Sant is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Seattle
Peter Van Sant age 62 - Peter Van Sant is an American television news reporter and correspondent for 48 Hours Mystery.

Gillian Spencer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Seattle
Gillian Spencer age 76 - Gillian Spencer is an American soap opera actress and writer. She had supporting roles on the soaps The Secret Storm as Lynn Wilkins Warren from 1961-1962 and The Edge of Night as Leora Davies ...more

John Roosevelt Boettiger is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Seattle
John Roosevelt Boettiger age 76 - John Roosevelt Boettiger is a retired professor of psychology and the son of Anna Roosevelt Boettiger and her second husband, John Boettiger. He is the grandson of U.S. President Franklin Delano ...more

Aaron Parks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Seattle
Aaron Parks age 33 - Aaron Parks is a jazz pianist.

Brian Herbert is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Seattle
Brian Herbert age 68 - Brian Patrick Herbert is an American author who lives in Washington state. He is the elder son of science fiction author Frank Herbert. Brian Herbert's novels include Sidney's Comet, Prisoners ...more

Pete Reed is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Seattle
Pete Reed age 34 - Peter Reed MBE is an English Olympic rower. Reed has won four gold medals and three silver medals in the World Championships, and earned gold medals in the Men's coxless four at the 2008 Beijing ...more

John Keister is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Seattle
John Keister age 61 - John Keister is a Seattle-based comedian, writer, commentator and motivational speaker, best known as the host of the local comedy program Almost Live! from 1988 to 1999. A native of Seattle, he ...more