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Washington Famous

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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Washington Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Othello Adams 509
Clarkston Asotin 509
Kennewick Benton 509
Wenatchee Chelan 509
Port Angeles Clallam 360
Vancouver Clark 360
Dayton Columbia 509
Longview Cowlitz 360
East Wenatchee Douglas 509
Republic Ferry 509
Pasco Franklin 509
Pomeroy Garfield 509
Moses Lake Grant 509
Aberdeen Grays Harbor 360
Oak Harbor Island 360
Port Townsend Jefferson 360
Auburn King 253
Bellevue King 425
Seattle King 206
Renton King 425
Kent King 253
Bremerton Kitsap 360
Ellensburg Kittitas 509
Goldendale Klickitat 509
Centralia Lewis 360
Davenport Lincoln 509
Shelton Mason 360
Omak Okanogan 509
Raymond Pacific 360
Newport Pend Oreille 509
Tacoma Pierce 253
Puyallup Pierce 253
Friday Harbor San Juan 360
Mount Vernon Skagit 360
Stevenson Skamania 509
Everett Snohomish 425
Spokane Spokane 509
Colville Stevens 509
Olympia Thurston 360
Cathlamet Wahkiakum 360
Walla Walla Walla Walla 509
Bellingham Whatcom 360
Pullman Whitman 509
Yakima Yakima 509

About the Author

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.