Florida Famous Natives

People listed are almost always native to the state. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within a state for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the state in their personal endeavors.

  • Julian Cannonball Adderley jazz saxophonist
  • Allman Brothers Band music group
  • Wallace Amos founder Famous Amos Cookies
  • John Anderson musician
  • Chucky Atkins basketball player
  • Gary U. S. Bonds singer, songwriter
  • Pat Boone singer
  • Alan Stephenson Boyd politician
  • Wayne Brady comedian
  • Napoleon Bonaparte Broward politician
  • Connie Brown politician
  • Fernando Bujonbes ballet dancer
  • Delta Burke actress
  • Jo Ann Campbell singer
  • Diana Canova actress
  • Judy Canova actress, comedienne
  • Steve "Lefty" Carlton baseball player
  • Vince Carter basketball player
  • Lawton Chiles politician
  • Jacqueline Cochran founder (WASP)
  • Leveranues Coles football player
  • LeRoy Collins politician
  • Merian C. Cooper screenwriter, producer
  • Duante Culpepper football player
  • Billy Daniels singer, actor
  • Clint Allen Daniels singer
  • Jim Davis politician
  • Darryl Dawkins basketball player
  • Tramar Dillard "Flo Rida" singer, songwriter
  • Keyon Dooling basketball player
  • Howie Dorough singer
  • Faye Dunaway actress
  • David Duval golfer
  • Gloria Estefan singer (born in Cuba)
  • Faith Renee Evans singer, songwriter
  • Chris Evert tennis player
  • Stepin Fetchit actor
  • Robert Gant actor
  • Donald "Don" Garlits "father" of drag racing
  • Dwight Gooden baseball player
  • Bob Graham politician


  • Darrell Hammond television actor
  • Katherine Harris politician
  • Udonis Haslem basketball player
  • Bob Hayes track and field athlete, football player
  • Wanda Hendrix actress
  • Carl Hiaasen journalist, author
  • Cheryl Hines actress
  • Spessard Holland politician
  • Lauren Hutton model, actress
  • Michael Irvin football player
  • Daniel "Chappie" James four-star general
  • Chad Johnson football player
  • J. Rosamond Johnson composer, singer
  • James Weldon Johnson author, educator
  • Larry Wayne "Chipper" Jones baseball player
  • Roy Jones, Jr. boxer
  • Catherine Keener actress
  • Stetson Kennedy writer, civil rights activist
  • Frances Langford singer
  • Ray Lewis football player
  • Al Lopez baseball player
  • Bailee Madison actress
  • Raul Malo singer, songwriter
  • Bob Martinez politician
  • Tino Martinez baseball player
  • Mark McCumber golfer
  • Willis McGahee football player

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