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Who Is The Most Famous Adams In The World?

Updated March 11, 2021 643 votes 25 voters 16.5k views79 items

List RulesVote up everyone you recognize with the last name Adams.

How many celebrities with the last name Adams can you think of? The famous Adamses below have many different professions, including notable actors with the last name Adams, famous musicians named Adams, and even athletes named Adams.

Amy Adams is certainly one of the most famous Adamses on this list. One of the famous actresses with the last name Adams, she rose to fame following her breakthrough role in the 2005 film Junebug. Enchanted, Nocturnal Animals, and Big Eyes are among her notable projects.

Another of the famous people with the last name Adams is John Adams. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He also served as the country's second President from 1797 to 1801.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people with the last name Adams? Just add them to the list. Then be sure to vote up all of the celebrities with the surname Adams that you've heard of! 

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    Bryan Adams

    1959-11-05

    BirthplaceKingston, Canada

    GenderMale

    Bryan Guy Adams (born 5 November 1959) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist and activist. He rose to fame in Canada and the United States with...  more

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    Amy Adams

    1974-08-20

    BirthplaceVicenza, Italy

    GenderFemale

    Amy Lou Adams (born August 20, 1974) is an American actress. Known for both her comedic and dramatic performances, she has been featured three times in annual rankings of the highest-paid actresses...  more

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    BirthplaceBraintree, Massachusetts, United States of America

    GenderMale

    John Quincy Adams ( (listen); July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, and diarist who served as the sixth president of the United States from 1825 to 1829. He...  more

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    BirthplaceToronto, Ontario, Canada

    GenderMale

    Alternative NamePatrick J. Adams

    Patrick Johannes Adams (born August 27, 1981) is a Canadian actor and director. He is best known for playing Mike Ross, a brilliant college dropout turned unlicensed lawyer in USA Network's TV series...  more
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    Don Adams

    1923-04-13

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    GenderMale

    Donald James Yarmy (April 13, 1923 – September 25, 2005), known professionally as Don Adams, was an American actor, comedian and director. In his five decades on television, he was best known as...  more

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    BirthplaceLittle Rock, Arkansas, USA

    GenderFemale

    Alternative NameJoey Adams, Joey Lauren Adams, Lauren Lyle

    Joey Lauren Adams (born January 9, 1968) is an American actress and director who has appeared in more than 40 films. She appeared in several Kevin Smith View Askewniverse films, including Chasing...  more

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    Ryan Adams

    1974-11-05

    BirthplaceJacksonville, North Carolina, United States of America

    GenderMale

    David Ryan Adams (born November 5, 1974) is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and poet. He is best known for his solo career, during which he has released 16...  more

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    Yolanda Adams

    1961-08-27

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA

    GenderFemale

    Yolanda Yvette Adams (born August 27, 1961) is an American gospel singer, record producer, actress, and former radio host of her own nationally syndicated morning gospel show. As of September 2009,...  more

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    Maud Adams

    1945-02-12

    BirthplaceLuleå, Norrbottens län, Sweden

    GenderFemale

    Maud Solveig Christina Adams (née Wikström; born 12 February 1945), is a Swedish actress, known for her roles as two different Bond girls, first in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) and then as the...  more
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    Ansel Adams

    1902-02-20

    BirthplaceWestern Addition, California

    GenderMale

    Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was a landscape photographer and environmentalist known for his black-and-white images of the American West. He helped found Group f/64, an...  more

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    Nick Adams

    1931-07-10

    BirthplaceNanticoke, Pennsylvania, USA

    GenderMale

    Nick Adams may refer to: Nick Adams (actor, born 1931) (1931–1968), appeared in Hollywood films and on US television during the 1950s and 1960s Nick Adams (racing driver) (born 1948), British racing...  more

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    Christine Adams (born 15 August 1974) is an English actress and model....  more
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    Brooke Adams

    1949-02-08

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    GenderFemale

    Brooke Adams (born February 8, 1949) is an American actress. She is best known for her film roles as Abby in Days of Heaven (1978), Elizabeth Driscoll in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) and...  more
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    Jane Adams

    1965-04-01

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

    GenderFemale

    Jane Adams (born April 1, 1965) is an American actress. She made her Broadway debut in the original production of I Hate Hamlet in 1991, and won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for...  more
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    Samuel Adams

    1722-09-27

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Samuel Adams (September 27 [O.S. September 16] 1722 – October 2, 1803) was an American statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was a politician in...  more

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    Mason Adams

    1919-02-26

    BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, USA

    GenderMale

    Mason Adams (February 26, 1919 – April 26, 2005) was an American character actor and voice-over artist. From the late 1940s until the early 1970s he was heard in numerous radio programs and...  more
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    Oleta Adams

    1953-05-04

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington

    GenderFemale

    Oleta Adams (born May 4, 1953) is an American soul and gospel singer and pianist....  more
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    Cecily Adams

    1958-02-06

    BirthplaceJamaica, New York City, New York, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Cecily April Adams (February 6, 1958 – March 3, 2004) was an American actress, casting director, and lyricist....  more
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    Sammy Adams

    1987-08-14

    BirthplaceCambridge, Massachusetts

    GenderMale

    Samuel Adams Wisner (born August 14, 1987), better known by his stage name Sammy Adams, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter....  more

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    George Adams

    1940-04-29

    BirthplaceCovington, Georgia

    GenderMale

    George Rufus Adams (April 29, 1940 Covington, Georgia – November 14, 1992 New York City) was an American jazz musician who played tenor saxophone, flute and bass clarinet. He is best known for his...  more
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    Ben Adams

    1981-11-22

    BirthplaceMiddlesex, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Benjamin Edward Stephen Adams (born 22 November 1981) is an English singer and songwriter, best known as a member of the boy band a1....  more
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    Eric Adams

    1954-07-12

    BirthplaceAuburn, New York, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Eric Adams (born Louis Marullo, July 12, 1952) has been the singer of the American heavy metal band Manowar since its inception in 1980. Previously, he sang for a group called LOOKS, a band which...  more
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    Julie Adams

    1926-10-17

    BirthplaceWaterloo, Iowa, USA

    GenderFemale

    Alternative NameJulie Adams^! Julia Adams

    Julie Adams (born Betty May Adams; October 17, 1926 – February 3, 2019) was an American actress, primarily known for her numerous television guest roles. She starred in a number of films in the...  more

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    Edie Adams

    1927-04-16

    BirthplaceKingston, Pennsylvania, USA

    GenderFemale

    Alternative NameEdie Adams

    Edie Adams (born April 16, 1927 – October 15, 2008) was an American comedienne, actress, singer and businesswoman. She was an Emmy Award nominee and Tony Award winner. Adams was well known for her...  more

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    Jonathan Adams

    1931-02-14

    BirthplaceNorthampton, England

    GenderMale

    Jonathan Adams (14 February 1931 – 13 June 2005) was an English actor specifically of television and film, but he also appeared in theatre roles. He was also an artist who continued exhibiting works...  more