Popularly known as ‘The Yellowhammer State’ or ‘The Cotton State’, Alabama is situated in the southeastern region of the United States. Although Montgomery is its capital, the largest city in the state of Alabama is Birmingham, which is the most industrialized as well. The state is well-known for having one the longest navigable inland waterways, in the United States of America. The state is often referred to as ‘The Heart of the Dixie’, the Dixie comprises of 11 states in the region. Alabama is home to several celebrated personalities who have gone on to achieve immensely on the international front. From the legendary humanitarian Helen Keller to the distinguished soccer player Mia Hamm to the talented Harper Lee, Alabama has produced some fine women who have accomplished great things. Four-time Olympic winner Jesse Owens and mighty boxer Evander Holyfield also hail from Alabama. Last but not the least, famous entertainers such as Channing Tatum, Courtney Cox and Lionel Richie, all started their humble beginnings from the state of Alabama. Keep reading to know all the famous individuals who are from Alabama.
Courteney CoxCourteney Cox
(Actress)

15 June 1964

American

Rosa ParksRosa Parks
(Civil Rights Activist)

04 February 1913

American

Charles BarkleyCharles Barkley
(Basketball Player)

20 February 1963

American

Channing TatumChanning Tatum

26 April 1980

American

Helen KellerHelen Keller
(Writer, Member of Socialist Party of America, Campaigner of socialism, women’s suffrage and several leftist social causes)

27 June 1880

American

Mitch McConnellMitch McConnell
(United States Senator)

20 February 1942

American

Lionel RichieLionel Richie
(Singer-Songwriter)

20 June 1949

American

Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
(American Football Coach)

20 November 1969

American

Deontay WilderDeontay Wilder
(Professional Boxer)

22 October 1985

American

Tim CookTim Cook
(CEO of Apple Inc.)

01 November 1960

American

Nat King ColeNat King Cole
(Vocalist, Pianist)

17 March 1919

American

Gucci ManeGucci Mane
(Hip Hop Singer)

12 February 1980

American

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Bo JacksonBo Jackson
(Former Baseball & Football Player)

30 November 1962

American

Angela Davis Angela Davis
(Political Activist)

26 January 1944

American

Hank WilliamsHank Williams
(Father of contemporary country music)

17 September 1923

American

George WallaceGeorge Wallace

25 August 1919

American

Jordan FisherJordan Fisher
(Singer-songwriter)

24 April 1994

American

Jesse OwensJesse Owens

12 September 1913

American

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Mae JemisonMae Jemison
(First African American Woman To Travel To Space)

17 October 1956

American

Coretta Scott KingCoretta Scott King
(Civil Rights Activist, Author)

27 April 1927

American

Condoleezza RiceCondoleezza Rice

14 November 1954

American

Lucas BlackLucas Black
(Actor)

29 November 1982

American

Terrell OwensTerrell Owens
(American Footballer)

07 December 1973

American

Harper LeeHarper Lee
(Novelist)

28 April 1926

American

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Joe LouisJoe Louis
(Former Heavyweight Champion)

13 May 1914

American

Jeff SessionsJeff Sessions
(Attorney General of the United States)

24 December 1946

American

Hank AaronHank Aaron

05 February 1934

American

Yolanda KingYolanda King
(Activist)

17 November 1955

American

Felicia DayFelicia Day
(Actress)

28 June 1979

American

Emmylou HarrisEmmylou Harris
(Singer)

02 April 1947

American

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YBN NahmirYBN Nahmir
(Rapper)

18 December 1999

American

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
(Novelist)

24 July 1900

American

Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
(Folklorist, Anthropologist)

07 January 1891

American

Kim DickensKim Dickens
(Actress)

18 June 1965

American

Julio JonesJulio Jones
(American football player)

08 February 1989

American

Fred ThompsonFred Thompson
(Former United States Senator)

19 August 1942

American

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Tallulah BankheadTallulah Bankhead
(Actress)

31 January 1902

American

Willie MaysWillie Mays
(Former Professional Baseball Star)

06 May 1931

American

Claudette ColvinClaudette Colvin
(Civil Rights Activist)

05 September 1939

American

Carl LewisCarl Lewis

01 July 1961

American

Satchel PaigeSatchel Paige
(Baseball Player)

07 July 1906

American

Mia HammMia Hamm
(Soccer Player)

17 March 1972

American

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Cynthia BaileyCynthia Bailey
(Reality TV Star, Model)

19 February 1967

American

Ruben StuddardRuben Studdard
(Singer)

12 September 1978

American

Eddie KendricksEddie Kendricks
(Singer)

17 December 1939

American

Hank GreenHank Green
(Internet Celebrity & Entrepreneur)

05 May 1980

American

Reg E. CatheyReg E. Cathey
(Actor)

18 August 1958

American

Kaitlan CollinsKaitlan Collins
(Journalist, Writer, Blogger)

07 April 1992

American

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Melvin FranklinMelvin Franklin
(R&B Singer)

12 October 1942

American

Paula PoundstonePaula Poundstone
(Comedian)

29 December 1959

American

Kimberley ConradKimberley Conrad
(Actress & Model)

06 August 1962

American

Percy Lavon JulianPercy Lavon Julian
(Chemist)

11 April 1899

American

Cole LaBrantCole LaBrant
(Viner)

21 August 1996

American

Bobby BowdenBobby Bowden

08 November 1929

American

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Pat ButtramPat Buttram
(Actor)

19 June 1915

American

Chuck LeavellChuck Leavell
(Musician)

28 April 1952

American

Laura LeeLaura Lee
(YouTube Star, Makeup Artist)

01 September 1988

American

Candi FisherCandi Fisher
(Ex-wife of Jimbo Fisher)

1969 AD

American

Neal CarterNeal Carter
(Lil Wayne's Son)

30 November 2009

American

Ti TaylorTi Taylor
(Rapper)

07 August 1998

American

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Amanda BoydAmanda Boyd
(Jason Dufner’s Ex-Wife)

American

Deborah RyanDeborah Ryan
(Actress, Singer)

13 May 1993

American

Mark ThompsonMark Thompson
(Radio Personality)

01 December 1955

American

Frederick Chapman RobbinsFrederick Chapman Robbins
(Virologist and Paediatrician)

25 August 1916

American

Breaunna WomackBreaunna Womack
(Musical Artist)

23 March 1995

American

Cullen Cullen & KatieCullen Cullen & Katie
(YouTuber)

27 October 1982

American

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Daysha TaylorDaysha Taylor
(Rapper)

25 December 1995

American

Marsellos WilderMarsellos Wilder
(Boxer, Brother of Deontay Wilder)

14 April 1989

American

Baylor BarnesBaylor Barnes
(Instagram Star)

17 February 1997

American

Jill RhodesJill Rhodes
(Wife of Sean Hannity)

27 August 1962

American

Chase RyanChase Ryan
(Pop Singer)

30 January 1991

American

Airionna LynchAirionna Lynch
(YouTuber)

03 December 1996

American

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Baskin ChampionBaskin Champion
(Model)

01 July 1995

American

Loco LaiiLoco Laii
(Instagram Star, TikTok star)

10 December 2005

American

Clay LaBrant Clay LaBrant
(Viner, Instagram Star)

23 February 2000

American

Loren JordanLoren Jordan
(Reality TV Star)

25 October 1989

American

Evander HolyfieldEvander Holyfield
(Boxer)

19 October 1962

American

DeMarcus CousinsDeMarcus Cousins
(Basketball player)

13 August 1990

American

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Katherine JacksonKatherine Jackson
(Musical Talent)

04 May 1930

American

Debby RyanDebby Ryan
(Singer, Child actor, Singer-songwriter, Film actor, Composer, Stage actor, Television actor)

13 May 1993

American

Octavia SpencerOctavia Spencer
(television actor, film actor, actor)

25 May 1972