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

List features people like Gail Hopkins and M. Susan Savage.

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

Jeanne Tripplehorn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
age 55 Jeanne Marie Tripplehorn is an American film and television actress. Her film career began with the role of a police psychologist in the thriller Basic Instinct, The Firm, and Waterworld. On ...more

Cornel West is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
age 65 Cornel Ronald West is an American philosopher, academic, activist, author, public intellectual, and prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America. The son of a Baptist minister, West ...more

Jennifer Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Dec. at 90 (1919-2009) Jennifer Jones, also known as Jennifer Jones Simon, was an American Oscar-winning actress during the Hollywood golden years. Jones, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance ...more

S. Robson Walton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
age 74 Samuel Robson "Rob" Walton is an American businessman and is the eldest son of Helen Walton and Sam Walton, founder of Walmart, the world's largest retailer. He is Chairman of the ...more

Alfre Woodard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
age 66 Alfre Woodard is an American film, stage, and television actress, producer, and political activist. Woodard has been named one of the most versatile and accomplished actors of her generation. ...more

St. Vincent is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
age 36 Anne Erin "Annie" Clark, better known by her stage name St. Vincent, is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. She began her music career as a member of ...more

Bobby Cox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
age 77 Robert Joseph "Bobby" Cox is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and manager. He first led the Atlanta Braves from 1978 to 1981, and then managed the Toronto Blue Jays from ...more

Tyler Lockett is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
age 26 Tyler Deron Lockett is an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Seahawks in the third round ...more

Charlie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
age 66 Charles Kent "Charlie" Wilson, also known as Uncle Charlie, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, producer and the former lead vocalist for The Gap Band. As a solo artist he has ...more

Judy Woodruff is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
age 72 Judy Woodruff is an American television news anchor, journalist, and writer. Woodruff has worked at several television organizations, including CNN, NBC News, and PBS. She is a board member at ...more

Jim Keltner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
age 76 James Lee "Jim" Keltner is an American drummer and percussionist known primarily for his session work; he also played the ukulele. He has contributed to the work of many well-known ...more

Jerry Nelson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Dec. at 78 (1934-2012) Jerry L. Nelson was an American puppeteer, best known for his work with The Muppets. Renowned for his wide range of characters and singing abilities, he performed Muppet characters on Sesame ...more

David Biespiel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
David Biespiel age 55 David Biespiel is an American poet who was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, raised in Houston, Texas, and educated at Boston University, University of Maryland, and Stanford University. He is the ...more

Tyler Spencer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Tyler Spencer age 47 Tyler Spencer, also known by his stage name Dick Valentine, is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is the lead vocalist, main lyricist, and co-founder of the rock band Electric

Heather Langenkamp is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
age 54 Heather Elizabeth Langenkamp is an American actress, singer, producer and director. She is best known for her role as Nancy Thompson from the A Nightmare on Elm Street films and she served as ...more

Judd Hambrick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
age 73 Judd Hambrick is an American Emmy-award winning former television newscaster and reporter. Hambrick grew up in Mount Pleasant, Texas.

Tim Blake Nelson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
age 54 Timothy "Tim" Blake Nelson is an American actor, writer and director.

Cindy Chupack is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Cindy Chupack is a screenwriter who has won three Golden Globes and two Emmys for her work as a writer/executive producer of HBO's Sex and the City and writer/co-executive producer of ABC's ...more

Reed Mathis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
age 42 Reed Mathis is the bass player for Northern California Jam Band Tea Leaf Green.

Nancy Riley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
age 61 Nancy C. Riley represented Oklahoma State Senate District 37 which is located in Tulsa County and includes Bixby, Jenks, Lotsee, Tulsa and Sand Springs from 2000 to 2008. Riley grew up in Tulsa ...more

Earl Bostic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Dec. at 53 (1912-1965) Earl Bostic was an American jazz alto saxophonist and a pioneer of the post-war American rhythm and blues style. He had a number of popular hits such as "Flamingo", "Harlem ...more

John Albert Knebel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
age 82 John Albert Knebel is a former United States government official who served as Secretary of Agriculture under President Gerald Ford.

Cecil McBee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
age 83 Cecil McBee is an American post-bop jazz bassist, one of the most influential in the history of jazz. McBee has recorded as a leader only a handful of times since the 1970s, but has contributed ...more

Daniel H. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
age 40 Daniel H. Wilson is a New York Times best selling author, television host and robotics engineer. Wilson is a contributing editor to Popular Mechanics magazine, called the "Resident ...more

Ben Rector is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
age 32 Ben Rector is an American musician based in Nashville, Tennessee. His most recent record, The Walking in Between, was released in August 2013. In October 2013, Rector celebrated 100,000 records ...more