Famous People From Alabama

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.

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 1 
Helen Keller
(Author, First Deafblind Person to Earn a B.A. Degree)

Helen Keller
50
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 27, 1880
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 1, 1968

 2 
Channing Tatum
(Best Known for His Roles in the Films: 'Step Up', 'Magic Mike' and 'Jump Street')

Channing Tatum
38
Birthdate: April 26, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 3 
Deontay Wilder
(WBC Heavyweight Champion (2015 – 2020))

Deontay Wilder
39
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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 4 
Rosa Parks
(The First Lady of Civil Rights)

Rosa Parks
31
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 4, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 24, 2005
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 5 
Lionel Richie
(Co-Lead Singer Of Funk Band The Commodores)

Lionel Richie
18
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 20, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 6 
Charles Barkley
(Basketball Player)

Charles Barkley
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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 7 
Jesse Owens
(Athlete)

Jesse Owens
24
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 12, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 31, 1980
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 8 
Hank Williams
(Singer-songwriter)

Hank Williams
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 17, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 1, 1953
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 9 
Courteney Cox
(Famous for Her Portrayal of 'Monica Geller' on the Sitcom 'Friends')

Courteney Cox
47
Birthdate: June 15, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 10 

Evander Holyfield
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 19, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 11 
Tim Cook
(CEO of Apple)

Tim Cook
36
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 1, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 12 
Nat King Cole
(Singer and Jazz Pianist Best Known His Soft Baritone Voice)

Nat King Cole
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 17, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 15, 1965
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 13 
Harper Lee
(Novelist)

Harper Lee
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 28, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 19, 2016

 14 
Hank Aaron
(Baseball player)

Hank Aaron
19
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 22, 2021
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 15 
Deborah Ryan
(Actress and Singer)

Deborah Ryan
21
Birthdate: May 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 16 
Gucci Mane
(Rapper, Hip Hop Singer)

Gucci Mane
15
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 17 
Joe Louis
(Professional Boxer)

Joe Louis
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 13, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 12, 1981
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 18 
Laverne Cox
(First Transgender Person To Appear on Cover of 'Time' Magazine)

Laverne Cox
28
Birthdate: May 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 19 
Bo Jackson
(Former Baseball & Football Player, the Only Professional Athlete in History to be Named an 'All-Star' in Both)

Bo Jackson
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 20 
Condoleezza Rice
(66th United States Secretary of State (2005-09))

Condoleezza Rice
17
Birthdate: November 14, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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 21 
Terrell Owens
(American Football Player)

Terrell Owens
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

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Octavia Spencer
25
Birthdate: May 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Lucas Black
16
Birthdate: November 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 24 
DeMarcus Cousins
(Basketball player, Center)

DeMarcus Cousins
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 13, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
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 25 
Jameis Winston
(American Football Player)

Jameis Winston
23
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 6, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 26 
Walton Goggins
(Actor Known for His Roles in TV Movies: 'The Shield', 'Justified' and 'The Unicorn')

Walton Goggins
5
Birthdate: November 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 27 
Angela Davis
(Political Activist)

Angela Davis
26
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 26, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 28 
Willie Mays
(Baseball player)

Willie Mays
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
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 29 
Henry Ruggs
(American football Player)

Henry Ruggs
46
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 24, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 30 
Jordan Fisher
(Singer, Actor)

Jordan Fisher
27
Birthdate: April 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 31 
Carl Lewis
(Track and field athlete)

Carl Lewis
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 32 
Julio Jones
(American football player)

Julio Jones
16
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 1, 1961, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 33 
Robin Roberts
(First Woman of Color and First Openly LGBTQ+ Woman to Host the American TV Game Show ‘Jeopardy!')

Robin Roberts
7
Birthdate: November 23, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 34 
Coretta Scott King
(Civil Rights Activist, Author)

Coretta Scott King
11
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 27, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: January 30, 2006
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 35 
Michael Rooker
(Actor Known for His Roles as Henry in 'Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer')

Michael Rooker
9
Birthdate: April 6, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 36 
Zora Neale Hurston
(Folklorist, Anthropologist)

Zora Neale Hurston
10
Birthdate: January 7, 1891
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 28, 1960

 37 
Philip Rivers
(American football player)

Philip Rivers
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 38 
Emmylou Harris
(Singer, Songwriter and Musician)

Emmylou Harris
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 2, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 39 
Zelda Fitzgerald
(Socialite & Referred to as 'The first American Flapper' by Her Husband 'F. Scott Fitzgerald')

Zelda Fitzgerald
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 24, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 10, 1948

 40 
Jim Nabors
(Actor)

Jim Nabors
16
Birthdate: June 12, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 30, 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 41 
Bart Starr
(American football quarterback and coach)

Bart Starr
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 26, 2019
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 42 
Dabo Swinney
(American Football Coach)

Dabo Swinney
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 20, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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 43 
Kate Jackson
(Actress)

Kate Jackson
3
Birthdate: October 29, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 44 
Mae Jemison
(First African American Woman To Travel To Space)

Mae Jemison
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 45 
Kaitlan Collins
(Journalist)

Kaitlan Collins
13
Birthdate: April 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries

 46 
Mayte Garcia
(Actress & Dancer Known as the World’s Youngest Professional Belly Dancer)

Mayte Garcia
3
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: November 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 47 
Martin Luther King III
(Human Rights Activist)

Martin Luther King III
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 23, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra

 48 
Felicia Day
(Actress)

Felicia Day
4
Birthdate: June 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 49 
Kim Dickens
(Actress)

Kim Dickens
9
Birthdate: June 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 50 
Robert Horry
(Basketball Player)

Robert Horry
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)