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Who Is The Most Famous Wells In The World?

Updated March 8, 2021 518 votes 22 voters 5.1k views64 items

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

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

Dawn Wells is certainly one of the most famous Wellses on this list. One of the famous actresses with the last name Wells, she is best known for playing Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island. She also appeared in such films as Palm Springs Weekend, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, and Super Sucker.

Another of the famous people with the last name Wells is H.G. Wells. He was an author famous for writing works of science fiction. The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, and The Invisible Man are among his notable works.

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

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    Dawn Wells

    1938-10-18

    BirthplaceReno, Nevada, USA

    GenderFemale

    Dawn Elberta Wells (October 18, 1938 – December 30, 2020) was a beauty queen and an American actress who became known for her role as Mary Ann Summers on the CBS sitcom Gilligan's Island....  more
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    H. G. Wells

    1866-09-21

    BirthplaceBromley, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was an English writer. He was prolific in many genres, writing dozens of novels, short stories, and works of social commentary, history,...  more

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    Mary Wells

    1943-05-13

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Mary Esther Wells (May 13, 1943 – July 26, 1992) was an American singer who helped to define the emerging sound of Motown in the early 1960s. Along with the Supremes, the Miracles, the Temptations,...  more

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    Junior Wells

    1934-12-09

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Junior Wells (born Amos Wells Blakemore Jr., December 9, 1934 – January 15, 1998) was an American Chicago blues vocalist, harmonica player, and recording artist. He was one of the pioneers of the...  more

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    John Wells

    1956-05-28

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    GenderMale

    John Marcum Wells (born May 28, 1956) is an American theater, film and television producer, writer and director. He is best known for his role as executive producer and showrunner of the television...  more
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    Ida B. Wells

    1862-07-16

    BirthplaceHolly Springs, Mississippi

    GenderFemale

    Ida Bell Wells-Barnett (July 16, 1862 – March 25, 1931) was an African-American investigative journalist, educator, and an early leader in the civil rights movement. She was one of the founders of...  more
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    Robb Wells

    1971-03-20

    BirthplaceMoncton, Canada

    GenderMale

    Robb Wells (born March 20, 1971) is a Canadian actor and screenwriter best known for portraying Ricky LaFleur on Trailer Park Boys....  more
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    Kitty Wells

    1919-08-30

    BirthplaceNashville, Tennessee, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Ellen Muriel Deason (August 30, 1919 – July 16, 2012), known professionally as Kitty Wells, was an American pioneering female country music singer. She broke down a female barrier in country music...  more

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    Melissa Wells

    1990-01-27

    BirthplaceCoventry, United Kingdom

    Melissa Wells is a film producer....  more
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    Frank Wells

    1932-03-04

    BirthplaceCoronado, California

    GenderMale

    Frank Wells was the president of the Walt Disney Company....  more
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    Noël Wells

    1986-12-23

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, USA

    GenderFemale

    Noël Kristi Wells is an American actress, voice actress, and comedian who was most recently a cast member on Saturday Night Live for the 2013–2014 season....  more

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    Greg Wells

    1968-09-21

    BirthplacePeterborough, Canada

    GenderMale

    Greg Wells is a Canadian musician, songwriter and record producer based in Los Angeles. Wells has songs on over 125 million albums sold and streaming numbers in the billions. He has produced and...  more
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    Danni Wells

    1986-11-11

    BirthplaceCoventry, United Kingdom

    GenderFemale

    Danni Wells is a glamour model who has appeared in the British tabloid, The Sun as a Page 3 girl....
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    BirthplaceWestern Australia, Australia

    GenderFemale

    Kerry Anne Wells (born September 25, 1951) is an Australian fashion designer, writer, commentator, news anchor and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe 1972. The 1972 pageant was the first to...  more
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    Dicky Wells

    1907-06-10

    BirthplaceCenterville, Tennessee

    GenderMale

    William Wells (June 10, 1907 – November 12, 1985), known as Dicky Wells (sometimes Dickie Wells), was an American jazz trombonist....  more
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    John Wells

    1936-11-17

    BirthplaceAshford, Kent, England, UK

    GenderMale

    Alternative NameJohn Wells

    John Campbell Wells (17 November 1936 – 11 January 1998) was an English actor, writer and satirist....  more
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    Audrey Wells

    1960-04-29

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Audrey Wells (April 29, 1960 – October 4, 2018) was an American screenwriter, film director, and producer....  more
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    Zeb Wells (born April 27) American comic book writer known for his work at Marvel Comics, and a television writer/director known for his work on the animated TV series Robot Chicken....  more
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    Simon Wells

    1961-01-01

    BirthplaceCambridge, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Simon Wells (born 1961) is an English film director of animation and live-action films. He is the great-grandson of author H. G. Wells....  more
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    Robert Wells

    1962-04-07

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    GenderMale

    Robert Henry Arthur Wells (born 7 April 1962 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish pianist, composer and singer, best known for the musical Rhapsody in Rock, which contains elements of rock, classical...  more
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    Cory Wells

    1942-02-05

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    GenderMale

    Cory Wells (born Emil Lewandowski; February 5, 1941 – October 20, 2015) was an American singer, best known as one of the three lead vocalists in the band Three Dog Night....  more
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    Dolly Wells

    1972-06-21

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    GenderFemale

    Dolly Wells, is an English comedy actress and daughter of the late comic actor John Wells....  more
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    Tyrone Wells is an American singer/songwriter from Spokane, Washington....  more
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    Stuart Wells

    1982-09-18

    BirthplaceWallsend, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Stuart Wells is an actor, a bodyguard, martial artist and soldier....  more
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    Claudia Wells

    1966-07-05

    BirthplaceKuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    GenderFemale

    Claudia Grace Wells (born 1966) is an American actress and businesswoman, best known for her role as Jennifer Parker in the film Back to the Future (1985)....  more