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Famous People From Tulsa

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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

Birthplace: USA, Oklahoma, Tulsa

Jeanne Marie Tripplehorn (born June 10, 1963) is an American actress. She began her career in theatre, acting in several plays throughout the early 1990s, including Anton Chekov's Three Sisters ...more

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Cornel West is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Age: 65

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

Cornel Ronald West (born June 2, 1953) is an American philosopher, political activist, social critic, author, and public intellectual. The son of a Baptist minister, West focuses on the role of ...more
Jennifer Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Dec. at 90 (1919-2009)

Birthplace: USA, Oklahoma, Tulsa

Jennifer Jones (born Phylis Lee Isley; March 2, 1919 – December 17, 2009), also known as Jennifer Jones Simon, was an American actress and mental health advocate. Over the course of her career ...more

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S. Robson Walton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Age: 74

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Samuel Robson "Rob" Walton (born October 28, 1944) is an heir to the fortune of Walmart, the world's largest retailer. He is the eldest son of Helen Walton and Sam Walton. He served as ...more
Alfre Woodard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Age: 66

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

Alfre Woodard (; born November 8, 1952) is an American actress, producer, and political activist. Woodard has been named one of the most versatile and accomplished actors of her generation. She ...more

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St. Vincent is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Age: 36

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Anne Erin "Annie" Clark (born September 28, 1982), known professionally as St. Vincent, is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. St. Vincent began her music career as a ...more

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Bobby Cox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Age: 77

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Robert Joe Cox (born May 21, 1941) is an American former professional baseball third baseman and manager in Major League Baseball (MLB). He first led the Atlanta Braves from 1978 to 1981, and ...more

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Tyler Lockett is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Tyler Lockett Age: 26

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tyler Deron Lockett (born September 28, 1992) is an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the ...more

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Charlie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Age: 66

Birthplace: USA, Oklahoma, Tulsa

Charles Kent Wilson (born January 29, 1953) also known as Uncle Charlie, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and the former lead vocalist of the Gap Band. As a solo artist he has ...more

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Judy Woodruff is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Age: 72

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

Judy Carline Woodruff (born November 20, 1946) is an American broadcast journalist, who has worked in network, cable, and public television news since 1976. She is currently anchor and managing ...more
Jim Keltner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Age: 76

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma

James Lee Keltner (born April 27, 1942) is an American drummer known primarily for his session work. He was characterized by Bob Dylan biographer Howard Sounes as "the leading session ...more
Jerry Nelson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Dec. at 78 (1934-2012)

Birthplace: USA, Oklahoma, Tulsa

Jerry L. Nelson (July 10, 1934 – August 23, 2012) was an American puppeteer, singer, and musician, best known for his work with The Muppets. Renowned for his wide range of characters and singing ...more
David Biespiel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
David Biespiel Age: 55

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma

David Biespiel is an American poet, memoirist, and critic born in 1964 and raised in the Meyerland section of Houston, Texas. He is the founder of the Attic Institute of Arts and Letters in ...more
Tyler Spencer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Tyler Spencer Age: 47

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tyler Spencer (born January 22, 1972), also known as Dick Valentine, is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and author. He is best known as the lead vocalist, main lyricist, and co-founder ...more
Heather Langenkamp is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Age: 54

Birthplace: USA, Oklahoma, Tulsa

Heather Elizabeth Anderson (née Langenkamp; born July 17, 1964) is an American actress, producer, and prosthetic makeup coordinator. She began her career as an extra in the Francis Ford ...more

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Judd Hambrick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Age: 73

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

Judd Hambrick (born September 25, 1945, in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American 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

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

Timothy Blake Nelson (born May 11, 1964) is an American actor, writer and director. His most famous roles include Delmar O'Donnell in O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Dr. Pendanski in Holes ...more

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Cindy Chupack is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Tulsa

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Cindy Chupack is a screenwriter and film director 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 ...more
Reed Mathis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Age: 42

Birthplace: USA, Oklahoma, Tulsa

Reed Mathis is a bass player who is best known as a former member of Tea Leaf Green. The Bay Area rooted player has also notably worked with Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, Bill ...more
Nancy Riley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Age: 61

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

Nancy C. Riley (born June 20, 1958) 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. ...more
Earl Bostic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Dec. at 53 (1912-1965)

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Eugene Earl Bostic (April 25, 1913 – October 28, 1965) 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 ...more

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John Albert Knebel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Age: 82

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma

John Albert Knebel (born October 4, 1936) 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

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Cecil McBee (born May 19, 1935) is an American jazz bassist. He has recorded as a leader only a handful of times since the 1970s, but has contributed as a sideman to a number of jazz albums.
Daniel H. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Age: 40

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

Daniel H. Wilson (born March 6, 1978) is a New York Times best-selling author, television host and robotics engineer. He currently resides in Portland, Oregon. His books include the ...more
Ben Rector is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Age: 32

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Benjamin Evans Rector (born November 6, 1986) is an American singer, songwriter and musician based in Nashville, Tennessee. His most recent record, Magic, was released in June 2018.