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Famous People From Spokane

Updated June 8, 2017 13.5k views278 items

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

These people, like Michaela Morgan and Wayne Shannon include images when available.

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