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Famous People From Tucson

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

This list has everything from Jovan Stevenson to Jose Miranda.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Tucson?" or "Which celebrities were born in Tucson?" then this list is a great resource for you.
  • Barbara Eden (born Barbara Jean Morehead, August 23, 1931) is an American film, stage, and television actress, and singer, best known for her starring role of "Jeannie" in the sitcom I Dream of ...more
  • Gabrielle Dee Giffords (born June 8, 1970) is an American politician from Arizona and a gun control advocate. As a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, she represented ...more
  • Pablo Ridson Francisco (born January 4, 1974) is an American stand-up comedian. He started his career doing improv in Tempe, Arizona.
  • Sharon Ann Leal (born October 17, 1972) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her roles in movies such as Dreamgirls, This Christmas, Why Did I Get Married?, Why Did I Get Married Too? ...more
  • Linda Eder (; born February 3, 1961) is an American singer and actress. She made her Broadway debut in the musical Jekyll & Hyde, originating the role of Lucy, for which she was nominated for the ...more
  • Thad William Allen (born 16 January 1949) is a former United States Coast Guard admiral who served as the 23rd Commandant of the Coast Guard. Allen is best known for his widely praised performance ...more
  • Dan Guerrero (born November 10, 1951) is the athletic director for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He served as the chairman of the Selection Committee for the NCAA Men's Division I ...more
  • Tairia Mims Flowers (born January 9, 1981) is an American softball coach and former infielder. She is best known for competing on the Gold medal winning United States National softball team. She ...more
  • Kirby Bryan Dick (born August 23, 1952) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and editor. He is best known for directing documentary films. He received Academy Award nominations for ...more
  • Barbara Brewster was an actress.
  • Vergil Patrick "Pat" Hughes (born May 27, 1955) is an American sportscaster. He has been the radio play-by-play announcer for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB) since 1996. The 2019 ...more
  • Thomas Stewart Udall (born May 18, 1948) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from New Mexico, a seat he was first elected to in 2008. A member of the Democratic ...more
  • Alexander Raymond Kellner (August 26, 1924 – May 3, 1996) was an American starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Athletics/Kansas City Athletics (1948–1958), ...more
  • Will Claye is an American track and field athlete of Sierra Leonean descent who competes in the long jump and triple jump. He won a bronze medal in 2011 World Championships in Athletics in Daegu, ...more
  • David Shelley Duncan (born September 29, 1979) is an American former professional baseball player. He was a left fielder, designated hitter, and first baseman. Duncan played in Major League Baseball ...more
  • Eleanor McCutcheon Davis (born January 16, 1983) is an American cartoonist and illustrator who creates comic works and other art for both adolescent and adult audiences.
  • Brenda Hillman (born March 27, 1951 in Tucson, Arizona), is an American poet and translator. She is the author of nine collections of poetry: White Dress, Fortress, Death Tractates, Bright Existence, ...more
  • Gloria Brewster was an actress.
  • Dennis Webster DeConcini (born May 8, 1937) is an American lawyer, philanthropist, politician and former Democratic U.S. Senator from Arizona. The son of former Arizona Supreme Court Judge Evo Anton ...more
  • Nora Bayly Slawik (born November 23, 1962) is a Minnesota politician, serving as Chairwoman of the Metropolitan Council and previously served as Maplewood Mayor and Minnesota State Representative. ...more
  • Zenna Chlarson Henderson (November 1, 1917 – May 11, 1983) was an American elementary school teacher and science fiction and fantasy author. Her first story was published in The Magazine of Fantasy & ...more
  • Michael Hayes Thompson (born April 16, 1985) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.
  • Rebecca Rios (born June 4, 1967) is an American Democratic politician who currently serves in the Arizona State Senate representing District 27 since January 14, 2019. She previously served in the ...more
  • Amy E. Duddleston is a film editor.
  • Melissa Donovan d'Arabian (born October 1, 1968) is an American chef and television show host. She won the fifth season of Food Network Star in 2009. Following her victory, she went on to host Ten ...more