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Locator Map of Washington

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.


  • Oleta Adams singer
  • Michelle Akers football player (born in CA)
  • Sherman Alexie, Jr. author
  • Charles Richard "Chuck" Allen football player
  • Paul Allen microsoft co-founder
  • Howard Averill baseball player
  • Jerry Baldwin founder starbucks
  • Bob Barker television host
  • Glenn Beck radio and television host, author
  • Drew Bledsoe football player
  • William Bolcom composer, pianist
  • Gordon Bowker founder starbucks
  • Linda Buck scientist, nobel prize winner
  • Dyan Cannon actress
  • Jerry Cantrell guitarist, songwriter
  • Chester F. Carlson inventor
  • Raymond Carver short story writer, poet
  • James Caviezel actor
  • Ron Cey baseball player
  • Carol Channing actress
  • Dale Chihuly glass sculptor
  • Erika Christensen actress
  • Kurt Cobain guitarist, singer, songwriter
  • Judy Collins singer
  • Jeff Conine baseball player
  • Chris Cornell guitarist, singer, songwriter
  • Fred Couples golfer
  • Bing Crosby singer, actor
  • Merce Cunningham choreographer, dancer
  • Cathryn Damon actress
  • Gail Devers olympic athlete
  • Corey Dillon football player
  • Mary Elinor Donahue actress
  • Howard Duff actor
  • Jennifer Dunn politician
  • Seattle Dwamish suquamish indian chief
E - G
  • David Eddings author
  • Frances Farmer actress
  • Bill Gates microsoft so-founder
  • Cam Gigandet actor
  • Clarence Gilyard actor
  • Richard F. Gordon astronaut
  • Kenneth Gorelock saxophonist
H - K
  • Sigurd "Sig" Hansen boat captain, actor
  • Jimi Hendrix guitarist
  • Frank Herbert author
  • Henry "Scoop" Jackson politician
  • Robert Joffrey choreographer
  • Kitty Kelley author
  • Hank Ketcham cartoonist
  • Sam Kinison comedian, actor
  • Richard "Rick" Larsen politician
  • Gary Larson cartoonist
  • Gypsy Rose Lee actress
  • Jonathan "Jon" Lester baseball player
  • Blake Lewis singer
  • Ryan Lewis musician, producer
  • Timothy "Tim" Lincecum baseball player
  • Kenny Loggins singer, songwriter
  • Kyle MacLachlan actor
  • Phil Mahre world cup champion skier
  • Ross Mathews television host
  • Kevin McCarthy actor
  • Mary McCarthy author
  • Guthrie McClintic producer, director
  • Darren McGavin actor
  • John McIntire actor
  • Duff McKagan musician, bassist
  • Patricia McPherson actress
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan actor
  • Mark Morris dance choreographer
  • Robert Motherwell artist
  • Patrice Munsel soprano
  • Patty Murray politician
  • Edward R. Murrow journalist (born in N.C.)
  • Patrice Munsel soprano
N - Q
  • Craig T. Nelson actor
  • Billy North baseball player
  • Mark O'Connor violinist
  • Apolo Anton Ohno olympic gold medalist skater
  • John Olerud baseball player
  • Stacie Orrico singer, songwriter
  • Robert Osborne actor, film historian
  • Stephen S. Oswald astronaut
  • Abraham Isaac "A.B." Quintilla III songwriter, record producer, composer, musician
R - S
  • Marguerite "Dixy Lee" Ray state's first female governor
  • Don Rich musician
  • Clint Richardson, Jr. basketball player
  • Ryne Sandberg baseball player
  • Ron Santo baseball player, sportscaster
  • Francis "Dick" Scobee astronaut
  • Zev Siegl founder starbucks
  • Jean Smart actress
  • Smohalla indian prophet, chief
  • Hope Solo Olympic medalist, soccer player
  • Layne Staley singer
  • Ryan Stiles comedian
  • John Stockton basketball player
  • Hillary Swank actress
T - W
  • Earl Torgeson baseball player
  • Jennifer Warnes singer, songwriter
  • Adam West actor
  • Sammy White baseball player
  • Ann and Nancy Wilson singers, songwriters (Heart)
  • Martha Wright singer
  • Audrey Wurdemann poet, pulitzer prize winner

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