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

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Chris Brown is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 28 Christopher Maurice Brown "Chris" Brown is an American recording artist, dancer, and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he taught himself to sing and dance at a young age and was ...more

Katie Couric is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 61 Katie Couric became a household name when she co hosted the number one morning show in the US, The Today show (NBC), from 1991 to 2006. She made a highly publicized move from from NBC to CBS on ...more

Mackenzie Phillips is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 58 Laura Mackenzie Phillips is an American actress and singer best known for her roles in American Graffiti and as rebellious teenager Julie Cooper Horvath on the sitcom One Day at a Time. She is ...more

Leeann Tweeden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 44 Leeann Velez Tweeden is an American model and sports commentator.

Rob Lowe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 54 Robert Hepler "Rob" Lowe is an American film and television actor. He garnered fame after appearing in such films as The Outsiders, Oxford Blues, About Last Night..., St. Elmo's Fire, ...more

Warren Beatty is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 81 Henry Warren Beaty, known professionally as Warren Beatty is an American actor, producer, screenwriter and director. Beatty has been nominated for fourteen Academy Awards, and has won the Best ...more

Wanda Sykes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 54 Wanda Sykes is an American writer, comedian, actress, and voice artist. She earned the 1999 Emmy Award for her writing on The Chris Rock Show. In 2004, Entertainment Weekly named Sykes as one of ...more

Pat Robertson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 88 Marion Gordon "Pat" Robertson is an American media mogul, executive chairman, and a former Southern Baptist minister, who generally supports conservative Christian ideals. He presently ...more

Rudy Boesch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 90 Rudolph Ernst "Rudy" Boesch is a retired United States Navy SEAL and a two-time competitor on the reality competition show Survivor. Boesch was born and raised in Rochester, New York, ...more

Quiana Grant is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 36 Quiana Grant is an American model who appeared in the 2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She was featured in a bodypainting layout as a canvas for bodypaint artist Joanne Gair who is in her ...more

Rick Santorum is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 59 Richard John "Rick" Santorum is an American attorney and Republican Party politician. He served as a United States Senator representing Pennsylvania and was the Senate's third-ranking ...more

George C. Scott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Virginia
Dec. at 72 (1927-1999) George Campbell Scott was an American stage and film actor, director, and producer. He was best known for his stage work, as well as his portrayal of General George S. Patton in the film Patton, ...more

Ella Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Virginia
Dec. at 79 (1917-1996) Ella Jane Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and ...more

Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 42 Allen Ezail Iverson is an American retired professional basketball player who played for four different teams during 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association. He played both the point ...more

Jason Sudeikis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 42 Daniel Jason Sudeikis is an American actor, voice actor, screenwriter and comedian. He began his career in improv comedy. In 2003, he was hired as a sketch writer for Saturday Night Live and ...more

Bebe Buell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 64 Beverle Lorence "Bebe" Buell is an American fashion model and singer, and Playboy magazine's November 1974 Playmate of the Month. She is also known for dating rock musicians, and her ...more

Ed Schultz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 64 Ed Shultz is an actor.

Arthur Ashe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Virginia
Dec. at 50 (1943-1993) Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. was an American World No. 1 professional tennis player. He won three Grand Slam titles, ranking him among the best tennis players from the United States. Ashe, an African ...more

Paul Lynde is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Virginia
Dec. at 56 (1926-1982) Paul Edward Lynde was an American comedian and actor. A noted character actor with a distinctively campy and snarky persona that often poked fun at his barely in-the-closet homosexuality, Lynde ...more

Scottie Thompson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 36 Susan Scott "Scottie" Thompson is an American film, television and stage actress.

Patsy Cline is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Virginia
Dec. at 31 (1932-1963) Virginia Patterson Hensley, known professionally as Patsy Cline, was an American singer. Part of the early 1960s Nashville sound, Cline successfully "crossed over" to pop music. She ...more

Plaxico Burress is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 38 Plaxico Antonio Burress, is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Steelers eighth overall in the 2000 NFL Draft and later played for the New York Giants and the New ...more

Wayne Newton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 76 Carson Wayne Newton is an American singer and entertainer. One of the best-known entertainers in Las Vegas, Nevada, he is known by the nicknames The Midnight Idol, Mr. Las Vegas and Mr. ...more

Lindsay Gene Abston Brush is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 38 Audrey Hollander is an American pornographic actress. Her first scene was in the film More Dirty Debutantes 268 with Ed Powers. As of November 2013, she has appeared in over 400 productions and ...more

Patrick Henry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Virginia
Dec. at 63 (1736-1799) Patrick Henry was an American attorney, planter and politician who became known as an orator during the movement for independence in Virginia in the 1770s. A Founding Father, he served as the ...more

Cathy St. George is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 63 Cathy St. George is an actress.

Henry Lee Lucas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Virginia
Dec. at 65 (1936-2001) Henry Lee Lucas was an American serial killer. Lucas was arrested in Texas and, on the basis of his confessions, hundreds of unsolved murders attributed to him were officially classified as ...more

Lea Masters is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 54 Lea Masters is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Vanuatu.

Meriwether Lewis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Virginia
Dec. at 35 (1774-1809) Meriwether Lewis was an American explorer, soldier, politician, and public administrator, best known for his role as the leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, also known as the Corps of ...more

Hunter Parrish is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 28 Hunter Parrish is an American actor and singer. He is known for playing Silas Botwin in Showtime's television series Weeds.

Ella Baker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Virginia
Dec. at 83 (1903-1986) Ella Josephine Baker was an African-American civil rights and human rights activist. She was a largely behind-the-scenes organizer whose career spanned over five decades. She worked alongside ...more

Grant Gustin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 25 Thomas Grant Gustin, better known as Grant Gustin, is an American actor and singer. He is known for his roles as Sebastian Smythe on the Fox series Glee and as Barry Allen / Flash on the CW ...more

Rich Hall is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 63 Richard "Rich" Hall is an American comedian, writer and musician.

Jesse L. Martin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 49 Jesse L. Martin is an American actor and singer. He originated the role of Tom Collins on Broadway in Rent and his role as NYPD Detective Ed Green on Law & Order from 1999 to 2008. Martin ...more

Pearl Bailey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Virginia
Dec. at 72 (1918-1990) Pearl Mae Bailey was an American actress and singer. After appearing in vaudeville, she made her Broadway debut in St. Louis Woman in 1946. She won a Tony Award for the title role in the ...more

Tiffany Taylor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Virginia

Bruce Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 63 Bruce Randall Hornsby is an American singer and keyboardist known for the spontaneity and creativity of his live performances. Hornsby draws frequently from classical, jazz, bluegrass, folk, ...more

Jewell Marceau is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 42 Jewell Marceau is a pornographic director, producer and performer who has been actively performing, in mostly fetish and BDSM film productions since the mid-1990s.

Robert Satcher is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 52 Robert Lee "Bobby" Satcher, Jr. is a physician, chemical engineer, and NASA astronaut. He became the first orthopedic surgeon in space during STS-129. He participated in 2 spacewalks ...more

Fred Ottman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 61 Fred Ottman is a retired American professional wrestler best known as Tugboat or Typhoon, and for teaming with John "Earthquake" Tenta as The Natural Disasters in the World Wrestling ...more

D'Angelo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 44 Michael Eugene Archer, better known by his stage name D'Angelo, is an American R&B and neo soul singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer.

Nat Turner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Virginia
Dec. at 31 (1800-1831) Nat Turner was an African-American slave who led a slave rebellion of slaves and free blacks in Southampton County, Virginia on August 21, 1831 that resulted in 60 white deaths. He led a group ...more

Jerry Falwell, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 55 Jerry Lamon Falwell, Jr is the president of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, appointed in 2007 upon his father's death. Falwell attended private schools in the Lynchburg area, ...more

Carter G. Woodson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Virginia
Dec. at 75 (1875-1950) Carter Godwin Woodson was an African-American historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Woodson was one of the first ...more

Kelli Barrett is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 34 Kelli Barrett is an actress.

Cyrus McCormick is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Virginia
Dec. at 75 (1809-1884) Cyrus Hall McCormick was an Inventor and founder of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, which became part of International Harvester Company in 1902. From the Blue Ridge Mountains of ...more

Wade Barrett is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 41 Wade Barrett is a retired American soccer player. He is currently an assistant coach at Major League Soccer club Houston Dynamo.

Bailey Jay is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 29 Bailey Jay is an American trans woman who is a pornographic actress, adult model, and podcaster.

Henry Clay is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Virginia
Dec. at 75 (1777-1852) Henry Clay, Sr. was an American lawyer, politician, and skilled orator who represented Kentucky in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives. He served three different terms as ...more

Holly Kiser is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 32 Holly Kiser is an American fashion model. She was the first winner of Make Me a Supermodel.