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Famous People From Virginia

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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 29
Christopher Maurice Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actor and entrepreneur. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several ...more
Katie Couric is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 62
Katherine Anne Couric ( KURR-ik; born January 7, 1957) is an American journalist and author. She recently served as Yahoo's Global News Anchor. Couric has been a television host on all Big Three ...more
Mackenzie Phillips is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 59
Laura Mackenzie Phillips (born November 10, 1959) is an American actress and singer best known for her roles in American Graffiti, as rebellious but ultimately loving teenager Julie Mora Cooper ...more
Leeann Tweeden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 45
Leeann Velez Tweeden (born June 13, 1973) is an American radio broadcaster, model and sports commentator. She is co-host of Dr. Drew Midday Live on Radio 790 KABC in Los Angeles.
Rob Lowe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 54
Robert Hepler Lowe (; born March 17, 1964) is an American actor, producer, and director. He is the recipient of two Screen Actors Guild Awards and has been nominated for six Golden Globes Awards ...more
Warren Beatty is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 78
Henry Warren Beatty (né Beaty; born March 30, 1937) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been nominated for fourteen Academy Awards – four for Best Actor, four for Best Picture, two ...more
Wanda Sykes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 54
Wanda Yvette Sykes (born March 7, 1964) is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She was first recognized for her work as a writer on The Chris Rock Show, for which she won a Primetime Emmy ...more
Pat Robertson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 88
Marion Gordon "Pat" Robertson (born March 22, 1930) is an American media mogul, televangelist, political commentator, former Republican presidential candidate, and former Southern ...more
Rudy Boesch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 91
Rudolph Ernst Boesch (; born January 20, 1928) 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, ...more
Quiana Grant is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 37
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 60
Richard John Santorum (born May 10, 1958) is an American politician, attorney, author, and political commentator. A member of the Republican Party, he served as a United States Senator from ...more
George C. Scott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Virginia
Dec. at 72 (1927-1999)
George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 – September 22, 1999) was an American stage and film actor, director and producer. He was best known for his stage work, as well as his portrayal of ...more
Ella Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Virginia
Dec. at 79 (1917-1996)
Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) was an African-American jazz singer sometimes referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. She was noted for her ...more
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 43
Allen Ezail Iverson (; born June 7, 1975), nicknamed "the Answer", is an American former professional basketball player. He played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association ...more
Jason Sudeikis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 43
Daniel Jason Sudeikis ( suu-DAY-kiss; born September 18, 1975) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. In the 1990s, he began his career in improv comedy and performed with ...more
Bebe Buell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Virginia
Bebe Buell age 65
Beverle Lorence "Bebe" Buell (born July 14, 1953) is an American singer and former fashion model, and Playboy magazine's November 1974 Playmate of the Month. Buell moved to New York in ...more
Ed Schultz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 65
Edward Andrew Schultz (January 27, 1954 – July 5, 2018) was an American television and radio host, a political commentator, news anchor, and a sports broadcaster.He was the host of The Ed Show, ...more
Arthur Ashe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Virginia
Dec. at 50 (1943-1993)
Arthur Robert Ashe Jr. (July 10, 1943 – February 6, 1993) was an American professional tennis player who won three Grand Slam titles. Ashe was the first black player selected to the United ...more
Paul Lynde is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Virginia
Dec. at 56 (1926-1982)
Paul Edward Lynde (; June 13, 1926 – January 11, 1982) was an American comedian, voice artist, game show panelist and actor. A character actor with a distinctively campy and snarky persona that ...more
Scottie Thompson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 37
Susan Scott "Scottie" Thompson (born November 9, 1981) 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)
Patsy Cline (born Virginia Patterson Hensley; September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963) was an American singer. She is considered one of the most influential vocalists of the 20th century and was one ...more
Plaxico Burress is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 41
Plaxico Antonio Burress (born August 12, 1977) is a former American football wide receiver who played 13 seasons in the National Football League. He played college football at Michigan State, ...more
Wayne Newton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 76
Carson Wayne Newton (born April 3, 1942) 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 ...more
Lindsay Gene Abston Brush is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 39
Audrey Hollander (born November 4, 1979) 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 ...more
Patrick Henry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Virginia
Dec. at 63 (1736-1799)
Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 – June 6, 1799) was an American attorney, planter, and orator best known for his declaration to the Second Virginia Convention (1775): "Give me liberty, or give ...more