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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.

The list you're viewing contains people like John N. Dalton and Edwin J. Houston.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Virginia?" or "Which celebrities were born in Virginia?" then this list is a great resource for you.
  • Chris Brown

    BirthplaceTappahannock, Virginia, United States of America

    Christopher Maurice Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actor...  more

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  • Katie Couric

    BirthplaceVirginia, USA

    Katherine Anne Couric ( KURR-ik; born January 7, 1957) is an American journalist and author....  more

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  • Mackenzie Phillips

    BirthplaceUSA, Virginia

    Laura Mackenzie Phillips (born November 10, 1959) is an American actress and singer best known...  more

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  • Leeann Tweeden

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    Leeann Velez Tweeden (born June 13, 1973) is an American radio broadcaster, model and sports...  more

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  • Rob Lowe

    Rob Lowe

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceCharlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

    Robert Hepler Lowe (born March 17, 1964) is an American actor, producer, and director. He is...  more

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  • Warren Beatty

    BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia, United States of America

    Henry Warren Beatty (born March 30, 1937) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been...  more

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  • Wanda Sykes

    BirthplacePortsmouth, Virginia, United States of America

    Wanda Yvette Sykes (born March 7, 1964) is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She was...  more

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  • Pat Robertson

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    Marion Gordon "Pat" Robertson (born March 22, 1930) is an American media mogul, televangelist,...  more

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  • Rudy Boesch

    BirthplaceRochester, New York, United States of America

    Rudolph Ernst Boesch (; born January 20, 1928) is a retired United States Navy SEAL and a...  more

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  • Quiana Grant


    Quiana Grant is an American model who appeared in the 2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. ...  more
  • Rick Santorum

    BirthplaceWinchester, Virginia, USA

    Richard John Santorum (born May 10, 1958) is an American politician, attorney, author, and...  more

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  • George C. Scott

    George C. Scott

    Age: Died at 72 (1927-1999)

    BirthplaceWise, Virginia, United States of America

    George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 – September 22, 1999) was an American stage and film...  more

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  • Ella Fitzgerald

    Ella Fitzgerald

    Dec. at 79 (1917-1996)

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) was an African-American jazz singer...  more
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  • Allen Iverson

    BirthplaceHampton, Virginia, United States of America

    Allen Ezail Iverson (; born June 7, 1975), nicknamed "the Answer", is an American former...  more

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  • Jason Sudeikis

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    Daniel Jason Sudeikis ( suu-DAY-kiss; born September 18, 1975) is an American actor, comedian,...  more

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  • Bebe Buell

    Bebe Buell

    Age: 67

    BirthplacePortsmouth, Virginia, United States of America

    Beverle Lorence "Bebe" Buell (born July 14, 1953) is an American singer and former fashion...  more


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  • Ed Schultz

    Ed Schultz

    Age: 66

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    Edward Andrew Schultz (January 27, 1954 – July 5, 2018) was an American television and radio...  more

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  • Arthur Ashe

    Arthur Ashe

    Dec. at 50 (1943-1993)

    BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Paul Lynde

    Paul Lynde

    Dec. at 56 (1926-1982)

    BirthplaceMount Vernon, Ohio, USA

    Paul Edward Lynde (; June 13, 1926 – January 11, 1982) was an American comedian, voice artist,...  more

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  • Scottie Thompson

    BirthplaceUSA, Virginia, Richmond

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  • Patsy Cline

    Patsy Cline

    Dec. at 31 (1932-1963)

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    Patsy Cline (born Virginia Patterson Hensley; September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963) was an...  more
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  • Plaxico Burress


    Plaxico Antonio Burress (born August 12, 1977) is a former American football wide receiver who...  more

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  • Wayne Newton

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

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  • Lindsay Gene Abston Brush

    Lindsay Gene Abston Brush

    Age: 40

    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky, United States of America

  • Patrick Henry

    Patrick Henry

    Dec. at 63 (1736-1799)
    Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 – June 6, 1799) was an American attorney, planter, and orator best...  more

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