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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

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, USA

    Jeanne Marie Tripplehorn (born June 10, 1963) is an American actress. She began her career in... more on Wikipedia

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  • Cornel West

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Cornel Ronald West (born June 2, 1953) is an American philosopher, political activist, social... more on Wikipedia
  • Jennifer Jones

    Jennifer Jones

    Dec. at 90 (1919-2009)

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Jennifer Jones (born Phylis Lee Isley; March 2, 1919 – December 17, 2009), also known as... more on Wikipedia

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    #334 of 843 The Best Actresses in Film History#76 of 76 The Best Actresses to Ever Win Oscars for Best Actress

  • S. Robson Walton

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma

    Samuel Robson "Rob" Walton (born October 28, 1944) is an heir to the fortune of Walmart, the... more on Wikipedia
  • Alfre Woodard

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, USA

    Alfre Woodard (; born November 8, 1952) is an American actress, producer, and political... more on Wikipedia

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    #124 of 222 The Best Actresses Working Today#16 of 225 The Greatest Black Actresses of All Time

  • St. Vincent

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma

    Anne Erin "Annie" Clark (born September 28, 1982), known professionally as St. Vincent, is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bobby Cox

    Bobby Cox

    Age: 79

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma

    Robert Joe Cox (born May 21, 1941) is an American former professional baseball third baseman... more on Wikipedia

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    #9 of 106 The Best Atlanta Braves Of All Time#192 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

  • Tyler Lockett

    Tyler Lockett

    Age: 27

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma

    Tyler Deron Lockett (born September 28, 1992) is an American football wide receiver and return... more on Wikipedia


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  • Charlie Wilson

    BirthplaceUSA, Oklahoma, Tulsa

    Charles Kent Wilson (born January 29, 1953) also known as Uncle Charlie, is an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • Judy Woodruff

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Judy Carline Woodruff (born November 20, 1946) is an American broadcast journalist, who has... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jim Keltner

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma

    James Lee Keltner (born April 27, 1942) is an American drummer known primarily for his session... more on Wikipedia
  • Jerry Nelson

    Jerry Nelson

    Dec. at 78 (1934-2012)

    BirthplaceUSA, Oklahoma, Tulsa

    Jerry L. Nelson (July 10, 1934 – August 23, 2012) was an American puppeteer, singer, and... more on Wikipedia
  • David Biespiel

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma

    David Biespiel is an American poet, memoirist, and critic born in 1964 and raised in the... more on Wikipedia
  • Tyler Spencer

    Tyler Spencer

    Age: 48

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma

    Tyler Spencer (born January 22, 1972), also known as Dick Valentine, is an American singer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Heather Langenkamp

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Heather Elizabeth Anderson (née Langenkamp; born July 17, 1964) is an American actress,... more on Wikipedia

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    #8 of 22 '90s Stars Who Quit Acting#10 of 12 Child Actors Who Continued Their Showbiz Careers Behind The Camera

  • Judd Hambrick

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Judd Hambrick (born September 25, 1945, in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American television... more on Wikipedia
  • Tim Blake Nelson

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Timothy Blake Nelson (born May 11, 1964) is an American actor, writer and director. His most... more on Wikipedia

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  • Cindy Chupack is a screenwriter and film director who has won three Golden Globes and two... more on Wikipedia
  • Reed Mathis

    BirthplaceUSA, Oklahoma, Tulsa

    Reed Mathis is a bass player who is best known as a former member of Tea Leaf Green. The Bay... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Nancy C. Riley (born June 20, 1958) represented Oklahoma State Senate District 37 which is... more on Wikipedia
  • Earl Bostic

    Earl Bostic

    Dec. at 53 (1912-1965)

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma

    Eugene Earl Bostic (April 25, 1913 – October 28, 1965) was an American jazz alto saxophonist... more on Wikipedia
  • John Albert Knebel

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma

    John Albert Knebel (born October 4, 1936) is a former United States government official who... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma

    Cecil McBee (born May 19, 1935) is an American jazz bassist. He has recorded as a leader only... more on Wikipedia
  • Daniel H. Wilson

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Daniel H. Wilson (born March 6, 1978) is a New York Times best-selling author, television host... more on Wikipedia
  • Ben Rector

    Ben Rector

    Age: 33

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma

    Benjamin Evans Rector (born November 6, 1986) is an American singer, songwriter and musician... more on Wikipedia