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Who Is The Most Famous Reed In The World?

Updated March 3, 2021 544 votes 22 voters 7.1k views66 items

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

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

Lou Reed is certainly one of the most famous Reeds on this list. One of the famous rock stars with the last name Reed, he started performing with the Velvet Underground before launching a successful solo career. “Walk on the Wild Side,” “Perfect Day,” and "I Love You Suzanne” are among his biggest hits.

Another of the famous people with the last name Reed is Donna Reed. She is an actress best known for playing Mary Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life. She also starred in The Donna Reed Show from 1958 to 1966. Nikki Reed is another of the famous actresses with the last name Reed. 

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

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  • Lou Reed1
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    Lou Reed

    1942-03-02

    AgeDec. at 71 (1942-2013)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, Area code 917, Contiguous United States

    Lewis Allan Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American musician, singer,...  more

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  • Donna Reed2
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    Donna Reed

    1921-01-27

    AgeDec. at 65 (1921-1986)

    BirthplaceDenison, Iowa, United States of America

    Donna Reed (born Donna Belle Mullenger; January 27, 1921 – January 14, 1986) was an American...  more

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  • Nikki Reed3
    17

    Nikki Reed

    1988-05-17

    Age27

    BirthplaceWest Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA

    Nicole Houston Reed (born May 17, 1988) is an American actress, screenwriter,...  more

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  • Jerry Reed4
    12

    Jerry Reed

    1937-03-20

    AgeDec. at 71 (1937-2008)

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    Jerry Reed Hubbard (March 20, 1937 – September 1, 2008) was an American country music singer,...  more

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  • Crystal Reed5
    17

    Crystal Reed

    1985-02-06

    Age35

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    Crystal Marie Reed (born February 6, 1985) is an American actress. She is best known for her...  more

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  • Jimmy Reed6
    11

    Jimmy Reed

    1925-09-06

    AgeDec. at 51 (1925-1976)

    BirthplaceMississippi

    Mathis James Reed (September 6, 1925 – August 29, 1976) was an American blues musician and...  more

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  • Oliver Reed7
    17

    Oliver Reed

    1938-02-13

    AgeDec. at 61 (1938-1999)

    BirthplaceWimbledon, London, United Kingdom

    Robert Oliver Reed (13 February 1938 – 2 May 1999) was an English actor known for his...  more
  • Andre Reed8
    12

    Andre Reed

    1964-01-29

    Age56

    BirthplaceAllentown, Pennsylvania

    Andre Darnell Reed (born January 29, 1964) is a former professional American football player....  more
  • Preston Reed9
    10

    Preston Reed

    1955-04-13

    Age65

    BirthplaceArmonk, USA, New York

    Preston Reed (born April 13, 1955, Armonk, New York) is an American fingerstyle guitarist. He...  more
  • Natina Reed10
    14

    Natina Reed

    1980-10-28

    AgeDec. at 32 (1980-2012)

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Natina Tiawana Reed (October 28, 1980 – October 26, 2012) was an American singer-songwriter,...  more

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  • Pamela Reed11
    14

    Pamela Reed

    1949-04-02

    Age71

    BirthplaceUSA, Tacoma, Washington

    Pamela Reed (born April 2, 1949) is an American actress. She is known for playing Arnold...  more
  • Tracy Reed12
    15

    Tracy Reed

    1942-09-21

    AgeDec. at 70 (1942-2012)

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Tracy Reed (21 September 1942 – 2 May 2012) was an English film and television actress....  more
  • Stanley Foster Reed13

    AgeDec. at 90 (1917-2007)

    BirthplaceBogota, New Jersey

    Stanley Foster Reed (1917-2007) was an entrepreneur, inventor, and publisher who founded Reed...  more
  • Alyson Reed14
    8

    Alyson Reed

    1958-01-11

    Age62

    BirthplaceUSA, Fullerton, California

    Alyson Reed (born January 11, 1958) is an American dancer and actress. ...  more

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  • Carol Reed15
    11

    Carol Reed

    1906-12-30

    AgeDec. at 70 (1906-1976)

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Sir Carol Reed (30 December 1906 – 25 April 1976) was an English film director best known for...  more
  • Brett Reed16
    10

    Brett Reed

    1972-07-12

    Age48

    BirthplaceOakland, California, United States of America

    Brett Adam Reed (born July 12, 1972 in Oakland, California) is an American musician, best...  more
  • A.C. Reed17
    14

    A.C. Reed

    1926-05-09

    AgeDec. at 78 (1926-2004)

    BirthplaceWardell, Missouri

    Aaron Corthen, better known as A.C. Reed (May 9, 1926 – February 24, 2004) was an American...  more
  • John Reed18
    11

    John Reed

    1887-10-22

    AgeDec. at 33 (1887-1920)

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    John Silas Reed (October 22, 1887 – October 17, 1920) was an American journalist, poet, and...  more
  • Sierra Reed19
    11

    Sierra Reed

    1985-01-01

    Age35

    Sierra Reed is a contestant on Survivor: Tocantins, the eighteenth season of reality show...  more
  • Alan Reed20
    8

    Alan Reed

    1907-08-20

    AgeDec. at 70 (1907-1977)

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Alan Reed (born Herbert Theodore Bergman; August 20, 1907 – June 14, 1977) was an American...  more
  • Peyton Reed21
    11

    Peyton Reed

    1964-07-03

    Age56

    BirthplaceRaleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

    Peyton Tucker Reed (born July 3, 1964) is an American television and film director. He is best...  more
  • Tanoai Reed22
    7

    Tanoai Reed

    1974-02-10

    Age46

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, USA

    Tanoai Reed (born February 10, 1974) is a Hollywood stunt man. Reed was born in Honolulu,...  more
  • Heida Reed23
    7

    Heida Reed

    1988-01-01
    Heida Reed, is an Icelandic actress and Nordic model from Reykjavik. She is known for playing...  more
  • Brian Reed24
    5

    Brian Reed

    Brian Reed is the senior producer of the public radio show and podcast This American Life,...
  • Adam Reed25
    8

    Adam Reed

    1970-01-08

    Age50

    BirthplaceAsheville, North Carolina, United States of America

    Adam Brooks Reed (born January 8, 1970) is an American voice actor, animator, writer, producer...  more