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
15 June 1964, American
Actress
Channing TatumChanning Tatum
26 April 1980, American
 

Hank WilliamsHank Williams
17 September 1923, American
Father of contemporary country music

Deontay WilderDeontay Wilder
22 October 1985, American
Professional Boxer

Helen KellerHelen Keller
27 June 1880, American
Writer, Member of Socialist Party of America,

Mitch McConnellMitch McConnell
20 February 1942, American
United States Senator
Lionel RichieLionel Richie
20 June 1949, American
Singer-Songwriter

Rosa ParksRosa Parks
04 February 1913, American
Civil Rights Activist

Tim CookTim Cook
01 November 1960, American
CEO of Apple Inc.

Emmylou HarrisEmmylou Harris
02 April 1947, American
Singer
Condoleezza RiceCondoleezza Rice
14 November 1954, American
 

Bo JacksonBo Jackson
30 November 1962, American
Former Baseball & Football Player
Mia HammMia Hamm
17 March 1972, American
Soccer Player

Kim DickensKim Dickens
18 June 1965, American
Actress

Michael RookerMichael Rooker
06 April 1955, American
Actor
Kate JacksonKate Jackson
29 October 1948, American
Actress

George WallaceGeorge Wallace
25 August 1919, American
 
Charles BarkleyCharles Barkley
20 February 1963, American
Basketball Player

Gucci ManeGucci Mane
12 February 1980, American
Hip Hop Singer

Lucas BlackLucas Black
29 November 1982, American
Actor
Terrell OwensTerrell Owens
07 December 1973, American
American Footballer

Harper LeeHarper Lee
28 April 1926, American
Novelist
Nat King ColeNat King Cole
17 March 1919, American
Vocalist, Pianist

Jesse OwensJesse Owens
12 September 1913, American
 

Angela Davis Angela Davis
26 January 1944, American
Political Activist

Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
20 November 1969, American
American Football Coach
Joe LouisJoe Louis
13 May 1914, American
Former Heavyweight Champion
Hank AaronHank Aaron
05 February 1934, American
 

Jordan FisherJordan Fisher
24 April 1994, American
Singer-songwriter

Felicia DayFelicia Day
28 June 1979, American
Actress

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
24 July 1900, American
Novelist
Jeff SessionsJeff Sessions
24 December 1946, American
Attorney General of the United States

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Willie MaysWillie Mays
06 May 1931, American
Former Professional Baseball Star

Carl LewisCarl Lewis
01 July 1961, American
 

Tallulah BankheadTallulah Bankhead
31 January 1902, American
Actress

YBN NahmirYBN Nahmir
18 December 1999, American
Rapper
Eddie KendricksEddie Kendricks
17 December 1939, American
Singer

Mae JemisonMae Jemison
17 October 1956, American
First African American Woman To Travel To Space
Melvin FranklinMelvin Franklin
12 October 1942, American
R&B Singer

Coretta Scott KingCoretta Scott King
27 April 1927, American
Civil Rights Activist, Author

Fred ThompsonFred Thompson
19 August 1942, American
Former United States Senator
Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
07 January 1891, American
Folklorist, Anthropologist

Julio JonesJulio Jones
08 February 1989, American
American football player
Nell CarterNell Carter
13 September 1948, American
Singer

Satchel PaigeSatchel Paige
07 July 1906, American
Baseball Player

Hank GreenHank Green
05 May 1980, American
Internet Celebrity & Entrepreneur

Bobby BowdenBobby Bowden
08 November 1929, American
 

Cynthia BaileyCynthia Bailey
19 February 1967, American
Reality TV Star, Model
Ruben StuddardRuben Studdard
12 September 1978, American
Singer

André HollandAndré Holland
28 December 1979, American
Actor

Yolanda KingYolanda King
17 November 1955, American
Activist

Martin Luther King IIIMartin Luther King III
23 October 1957, American
Activist
Johnny SimmonsJohnny Simmons
28 November 1986, American
Actor

Kimberley ConradKimberley Conrad
06 August 1962, American
Actress & Model
Paula PoundstonePaula Poundstone
29 December 1959, American
Comedian

Reg E. CatheyReg E. Cathey
18 August 1958, American
Actor

Kaitlan CollinsKaitlan Collins
07 April 1992, American
Journalist, Writer, Blogger
Claudette ColvinClaudette Colvin
05 September 1939, American
Civil Rights Activist

Mark WilkersonMark Wilkerson
06 September 1976, American
Musician
Sunny MabreySunny Mabrey
28 November 1975, American
Actress

Pat ButtramPat Buttram
19 June 1915, American
Actor

Chuck LeavellChuck Leavell
28 April 1952, American
Musician
Beth GrantBeth Grant
18 September 1949, American
Actress

Percy Lavon JulianPercy Lavon Julian
11 April 1899, American
Chemist
Laura LeeLaura Lee
01 September 1988, American
YouTube Star, Makeup Artist

Candi FisherCandi Fisher
1969 AD, American
Ex-wife of Jimbo Fisher

Neal CarterNeal Carter
30 November 2009, American
Lil Wayne's Son

Ti TaylorTi Taylor
07 August 1998, American
Rapper
Frederick Chapman RobbinsFrederick Chapman Robbins
25 August 1916, American
Virologist and Paediatrician
Amanda BoydAmanda Boyd
 , American
Jason Dufner’s Ex-Wife

Mark ThompsonMark Thompson
01 December 1955, American
Radio Personality

Breaunna WomackBreaunna Womack
23 March 1995, American
Musical Artist

Cullen Cullen & KatieCullen Cullen & Katie
27 October 1982, American
YouTuber
Cole LaBrantCole LaBrant
21 August 1996, American
Viner

Daysha TaylorDaysha Taylor
25 December 1995, American
Rapper

Marsellos WilderMarsellos Wilder
14 April 1989, American
Boxer, Brother of Deontay Wilder

Deborah RyanDeborah Ryan
13 May 1993, American
Actress, Singer

Baylor BarnesBaylor Barnes
17 February 1997, American
Instagram Star
Jill RhodesJill Rhodes
27 August 1962, American
Wife of Sean Hannity

Chase RyanChase Ryan
30 January 1991, American
Pop Singer
Airionna LynchAirionna Lynch
03 December 1996, American
YouTuber

Baskin ChampionBaskin Champion
01 July 1995, American
Model

Loco LaiiLoco Laii
10 December 2005, American
Instagram Star, TikTok star
Clay LaBrant Clay LaBrant
23 February 2000, American
Viner, Instagram Star

LexiVee03LexiVee03
18 April 2003, American
YouTuber
Loren JordanLoren Jordan
25 October 1989, American
Reality TV Star

Debby RyanDebby Ryan
13 May 1993, American
Singer, Child actor, Singer-songwriter, Film

Octavia SpencerOctavia Spencer
25 May 1972
television actor, film actor, actor

DeMarcus CousinsDeMarcus Cousins
13 August 1990, American
Basketball player
Walton GogginsWalton Goggins
10 November 1971, American
Actor

Evander HolyfieldEvander Holyfield
19 October 1962, American
Boxer
Laverne CoxLaverne Cox
29 May 1984, American
American actress

Jim NaborsJim Nabors
12 June 1930, American
American actor
Michael BiehnMichael Biehn
31 July 1956, American
Actor

Jimmy WalesJimmy Wales
07 August 1966, American
Trader, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Wikipedian
Katherine JacksonKatherine Jackson
04 May 1930, American
Musical Talent