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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 "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 62
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 59
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 45
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 Robertson is an American media mogul, executive chairman, and a former Southern Baptist minister, who generally supports conservative Christian ideals. He presently serves as ...more
Rudy Boesch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Virginia
age 91
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 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 "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 43
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 43
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 65
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 65
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 37
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 39
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