Mississippi

Mississippi 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.

A
  • Mary Alice actress
  • Dana Andrews actor
  • William Attaway author
B
  • Howard Bahr author
  • Willie Banks singer
  • Red Barber sports announcer
  • Haley Barbour governor, politician
  • Richard Barthe sculptor
  • Ralph Boston olympic medalist
  • Kenny Brown musician (born in AL)
  • Vivian Brown meteorologist
  • Jimmy Buffett singer, songwriter
  • Robert Lee "R. L." Burnside singer, songwriter
  • John Butler choreographer, ballet director
C
  • William "Billy" Cannon football player
  • Lacey Chabert actress
  • James Chaney civil rights activist
  • Alvin Childress actor
  • Doris Christian-Johnson author
  • Craig Claiborne restaurant critic, food writer
  • Gerald "Jerry" Clower comedian
  • Harry A. Cole chemist, inventor of pine-sol
  • David L. Cook singer
  • Wyatt Emory Cooper author, screenwriter
D - E
  • Paul Lavon Davis singer, songwriter
  • Bo Diddley musician
  • Marcus L. Dupree football player
  • John Dye actor
  • Charles Evers civil rights leader
  • Myrlie Evers-Williams civil rights leader
F - G
  • William Faulkner author
  • Brett Favre football player
  • Allen Fillingame web designer, Travian god
  • Shelby Foote author, historian
  • Richard Ford author
  • Morgan Freeman actor, director
  • Cynthia Geary actress
  • Bobbie Gentry singer, songwriter
  • Mickey Gilley musician
  • Gary Grubbs actor, playwright
H
  • Alice Haining actress
  • Lynn Hamilton actress
  • Barry Hannah author
  • Lusia Harris basketball player
  • Elizabeth Lee Hazen inventor
  • Beth Henley screenwriter, actress, playwright
  • Jim Henson puppeteer, creator Muppets
  • Anthony Herrera actor
  • Faith Hill singer
J - L
  • Don Jeffcoat actor
  • Robert L. Johnson founder black entertainment television (bet)
  • Robert LeRoy Johnson musician
  • James Earl Jones actor
  • Simbi Khali actress
  • B. B. King musician
  • Diane Ladd actress
  • Daniel Curtis Lee actor
  • Tom Lester actor
M
  • Tom Malone musician
  • Archie Manning football player
  • James "Jimbo" Mathus singer, songwriter, musician
  • Antonio McDyess basketball player
  • Steve McNair football player
  • Gerald McRaney actor
  • Mary Ann Mobley miss america, actress
  • Dorothy Moore singer

N - O

  • Ellis Nassour author, playwright
  • Brandy Norwood singer, actress
  • Carrie Nye actress
  • George Ohr potter
  • Roy Oswalt baseball player
P
  • Van Dyke Parks composer
  • Walter Payton football player
  • Hartley Peavey founder peavey electronics corp.
  • Joseph "Pinetop" Perkins singer, musician
  • Donald Peterson astronaut
  • Robert Pittman founder MTV
  • Evelyn Preer actress, singer
  • Elvis Presley singer
  • Leontyne Price opera singer
  • Charley Pride singer
R
  • Jerry Lee Rice football player
  • Beah Richards actress
  • LeAnn Rimes singer
  • Eric Roberts actor
  • Robin Roberts television host
  • Jimmie Rodgers singer
  • Dwayne Rudd football player
S
  • Saving Abel music group
  • Larry Semon actor, director
  • Kevin Sessums singer
  • Chris Shivers bull rider
  • Frederick W. Smith founder fedex
  • Britney Spears actress
  • Stella Stevens actress
  • John Marty Stuart singer, songwriter, musician
T
  • Donna Tartt author
  • James A. (Gene) Thomas deputy director nasa's kennedy space center
  • Paul Wayne Thorn singer, songwriter (born in WI)
  • 3 Doors Down band
  • Richard (Dick) Truly astronaut
  • Ike Turner singer
  • Conway Twitty musician
  • James Michael Tyler actor
W - Y
  • Sela Ward actress
  • Muddy Waters singer
  • Jim Weatherly singer, composer
  • Ida Wells-Barnett civil rights activist
  • Eudora Welty author, pulitzer prize winner
  • Tennessee Williams playwright
  • Al Wilson football player
  • Oprah Winfrey television talk show host
  • Keith Woodside football player
  • Richard Wright author
  • Tammy Wynette singer, songwriter
  • Roy Yeager musician

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Mississippi Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Natchez Adams 601
Corinth Alcorn 662
Liberty Amite 601
Kosciusko Attala 662
Ashland Benton 662
Cleveland Bolivar 662
Calhoun City Calhoun 662
Carrollton Carroll 662
Houston Chickasaw 662
Ackerman Choctaw 662
Port Gibson Claiborne 601
Quitman Clarke 601
West Point Clay 662
Clarksdale Coahoma 662
Crystal Springs Copiah 601
Collins Covington 601
Southaven DeSoto 662
Hattiesburg Forrest 601
Roxie Franklin 601
Lucedale George 601
Richton Greene 601
Grenada Grenada 662
Bay Saint Louis Hancock 228
Gulfport Harrison 228
Jackson Hinds 601
Lexington Holmes 662
Belzoni Humphreys 662
Mayersville Issaquena 662
Fulton Itawamba 662
Ocean Springs Jackson 228
Bay Springs Jasper 601
Fayette Jefferson 601
Prentiss Jefferson Davis 601
Laurel Jones 601
DeKalb Kemper 601
Oxford Lafayette 662
Hattiesburg Lamar 601
Meridian Lauderdale 601
Monticello Lawrence 601
Carthage Leake 601
Tupelo Lee 662
Greenwood Leflore 662
Brookhaven Lincoln 601
Columbus Lowndes 662
Madison Madison 601
Columbia Marion 601
Byhalia Marshall 662
Amory Monroe 662
Winona Montgomery 662
Philadelphia Neshoba 601
Newton Newton 601
Macon Noxubee 662
Starkville Oktibbeha 662
Batesville Panola 662
Picayune Pearl River 601
Beaumont Perry 601
McComb Pike 601
Pontotoc Pontotoc 662
Booneville Prentiss 662
Marks Quitman 662
Brandon Rankin 601
Forest Scott 601
Rolling Fork Sharkey 662
Magee Simpson 601
Taylorsville Smith 601
Wiggins Stone 601
Indianola Sunflower 662
Charleston Tallahatchie 662
Senatobia Tate 662
Ripley Tippah 662
Iuka Tishomingo 662
Tunica Tunica 662
New Albany Union 662
Tylertown Walthall 601
Vicksburg Warren 601
Greenville Washington 662
Waynesboro Wayne 662
Eupora Webster 662
Woodville Wilkinson 601
Louisville Winston 662
Water Valley Yalobusha 662
Yazoo City Yazoo 662