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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

  • Paula Abdul singer, choreographer
  • Ansel Adams photographer
  • Ben Affleck actor
  • Troy Aikman football player
  • Jessica Alba actress
  • Marcus Allen football player
  • Luis Walter Alvarez inventor
  • Jennifer Aniston actress
  • Christina Applegate actress
  • Billie Joe Armstrong singer
  • Gertrude Atherton author
B
  • David Belasco playwright, producer
  • Tyra Banks model
  • Adrienne Barbeau actress
  • Drew Barrymore actress
  • Beck musician
  • Nathan "Nate" Berkus interior designer
  • Bill Bixby actor
  • Jack Black actor, musician
  • Shirley Temple Black actress
  • Jolene Blalock actress
  • Carla Bley composer, pianist, organist, band leader
  • Barry Bonds baseball player
  • D. Boon musician, guitarist
  • Caprice Bourret model, actress
  • Robert Bower inventor
  • Tom Brady football player
  • Benjamin Bratt actor
  • Lloyd Bridges actor
  • Christie Brinkley model (born in MI)
  • David Brubek musician
  • Carol Burnett actress, comedian
  • Tim Burton filmmaker
  • Reggie Bush football player
  • Octavia Butler author
  • Amanda Bynes actress
C
  • John Cage composer
  • Nicolas Cage actor
  • Stephanie Downing-Cantwell inventor of chocolate chip cookies, award-winning web designer, professional whistler, crystallographer, master bread maker, fashion prognosticator, faux-fur hat aficionado
  • Linda Cardellini actress
  • David Carradine actor
  • Keith Carradine actor
  • Richard Chamberlain actor
  • Cesar Chavez civil rights activist (born in AZ)
  • Cher actress, singer
  • Jack T. Chick cartoonist
  • Julia Child chef, television personality
  • Melinda Clarke actress
  • Miss Cleo psychic
  • Sasha Cohen figure skater
  • Kevin Costner actor
  • Nikki Cox actress
  • James Cromwell actor
  • David Crosby musician
  • Mary Crosby actress
D
  • John Daly golfer
  • Oscar De La Hoya boxer
  • Bo Derek actress
  • Zooey Deschanel actress
  • Cameron Diaz actress
  • Leonardo DiCaprio actor
  • Joe DiMaggio baseball player
  • Landon Donovan soccer player
  • James Harold Doolittle military leader, aviator
  • Dr. Dre rapper
  • Isadora Duncan dancer, choreographer
  • Robert Duvall actor, filmmaker
E
  • Clint Eastwood actor, filmmaker
  • Zac Efron actor
  • Jenna Elfman actress
  • Don Ellis musician, trumpeter

F

  • Mia Farrow actress
  • Kevin Federline singer
  • Will Ferrell actor, comedian
  • Sally Field actress
  • Carrie Fisher actress
  • John Fogerty singer, songwriter
  • Jodie Foster actress
  • Robert Frost poet
  • Soleil Moon Frye actress
G
  • Jerry Garcia musician, guitarist
  • Nomar Garciaparra baseball player
  • Jason Giambi baseball player
  • Richard Pancho Gonzales tennis player
  • Dexter Gordon musician, saxophonist
  • Jeff Gordon race car driver
  • James Griffith actor, musician, screenwriter
  • Josh Groban singer
  • Vince Guaraldi musician, pianist
  • Natalie Gulbis model, golfer
  • Jake Gyllenhaal actor
H
  • Gene Hackman actor
  • Merle Haggard singer, songwriter
  • Mark Hamill actor
  • Daniel Handler author
  • Tom Hanks actor
  • Ray Harryhausen filmmaker
  • Alvin Youngblood Hart musician
  • Teri Hatcher actress
  • Tony Hawk skateboarder
  • Edith Head fashion designer
  • William Randolph Hearst publisher
  • Mariel Hemingway actress
  • Dustin Hoffman actor
  • Johnny Horton singer
  • Sidney Howard playwright
  • Vanessa Hudgens actress
  • Kate Hudson actress
  • Helen Hunt actress
I
  • Ice Cube rapper, actor
  • Don Imus radio personality
  • Kathy Ireland model, actress
J
  • Jesse James television personality
  • Steve Jobs founder Apple Computers
  • Randy Johnson baseball player
  • Angelina Jolie actress
  • Jerral "Jerry" Jones owner Dallas Cowboys
  • Ashley Judd actress
K
  • Kimberly "Kim" Kardashian television personality
  • Diane Keaton actress
  • Jason Kidd basketball player
  • Billie Jean King tennis player
  • Lisa Kudrow actress
  • Michelle Kwan figure skater

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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.

L

  • Jack La Lanne bodybuilder
  • Russ Leatherman creator mr. moviephone
  • Amy Lee singer
  • Bruce Lee actor
  • Jason Lee actor
  • Dr. Sammy Lee olympic medalist
  • Ursula K. LeGuin author
  • Janet Leigh actress
  • Matt Leinart football player
  • Lil' Fizz rapper, actor
  • Tone Loc rapper, actor
  • Heather Locklear actress
  • Jack London author
  • George Lopez comedian, actor
  • Nancy Lopez golfer
  • Courtney Love singer, actress
  • George Lucas director, writer, producer
M
  • Tobey Maguire actor
  • Randolph Mantooth actor
  • Cindy Margolis actress
  • Mark McGwire baseball player
  • Danica McKellar actress
  • Robert S. McNamara presidential advisor
  • Katharine McPhee singer
  • Phil Mickelson golfer
  • Sonny John Moore "Skrillex" musician, singer, songwriter
  • Mickey Mouse animated character
  • Marisa Miller model
  • Liza Minnelli singer, actress
  • Marilyn Monroe actress
N
  • Richard M. Nixon U.S. president
  • Isama Noguchi sculptor
O
  • Willis O'Brien animator
  • Larisa Oleynik actress
  • Ashley Olson actress
  • Mary-Kate Olson actress
  • Omarion singer
P
  • Gwyneth Paltrow actress
  • George S. Patton military leader
  • Gregory Peck actor
  • Sam Peckinpah director
  • Sean Penn actor, filmmaker
  • Steve Perry singer, songwriter
  • Leonard Pitts Jr. author
  • Troy Polamalu football player
  • Freddie Prinze Jr. actor
R
  • Robert Redford actor, producer
  • Christina Ricci actress
  • Michael Richards actor
  • Nicole Richie television personality
  • Sally Ride astronaut
  • Molly Ringwald actress
  • Robert L. Ripley cartoonist
  • Tim Robbins actor, filmmaker
  • Pernell Roberts actor (born in Georgia)
  • Rebecca Romijn actress
  • John Russell actor
  • Keri Russell actress
  • Rene Russo actor

S

  • William Saroyan author
  • Liev Schreiber actor
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger governor
  • Junior Seau football player
  • Thomas E. Selfridge aviator
  • Stephanie Seymour model
  • Ryan Sheckler professional skateboarder
  • Alicia Silverstone actress
  • O. J. Simpson football player
  • Suzanne Somers actress
  • Alexander Spanos owner san diego chargers
  • Gwen Stefani singer
  • John Steinbeck author
  • Adlai Stevenson state governor
  • David Strathairn actor
T - V
  • Amy Tan author
  • Tiffani Thiessen actress
  • Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
  • Jennifer Tilly actress
  • Christy Turlington model
  • Ritchie Valens musician
  • Gwen Verdon dancer
W
  • Tom Waits songwriter, singer, actor
  • Paul Walker actor
  • Earl Warren jurist
  • Rick Warren evangelist
  • Wil Wheaton actor
  • Betty White actress (born in IL)
  • Larry Wilcox actor
  • Barry Williams actor
  • Ted Williams actor, author
  • Venus Williams tennis player
  • Dennis Wilson musician
  • Rita Wilson actress, producer
  • Kellen Boswell Winslow, Jr. football player
  • Natalie Wood actress
  • Eldrick "Tiger" Woods golfer
  • Noah Wyle actor
Y - Z
  • Weird Al Yankovic musician
  • Laurence Yep author
  • John Young astronaut
  • Daphne Zuniga actress

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