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

Helen Keller
15
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: June 27, 1880
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 1, 1968

 2 Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum
15
Famous As: Actor, Dancer, Producer
Birthdate: April 26, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 3 Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie
8
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: June 20, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 4 Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: September 12, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 31, 1980
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 5 Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: February 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 6 Hank Williams

Hank Williams
5
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 17, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 1, 1953
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 7 Deontay Wilder

Deontay Wilder
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: October 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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 8 Courteney Cox

Courteney Cox
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 15, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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 9 Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks
12
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: February 4, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 24, 2005

 10 Tim Cook

Tim Cook
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Chief Executive Officer of Apple
Birthdate: November 1, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 11 Evander Holyfield

Evander Holyfield
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: October 19, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 12 Harper Lee

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

 13 Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole
2
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 17, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 15, 1965

 14 Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: February 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 22, 2021
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 15 Gucci Mane

Gucci Mane
3
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Hip Hop Singer
Birthdate: February 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 16 Deborah Ryan

Deborah Ryan
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: May 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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 17 Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Former United States Secretary of State
Birthdate: November 14, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 18 Joe Louis

Joe Louis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional Boxer
Birthdate: May 13, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 12, 1981
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 19 Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 20 Bo Jackson

Bo Jackson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player, Baseball Player
Birthdate: November 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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 21 Lucas Black

Lucas Black
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 22 Terrell Owens

Terrell Owens
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Footballer
Birthdate: December 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 23 Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 24 Walton Goggins

Walton Goggins
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 25 DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 13, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)

 26 Angela Davis

Angela Davis
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Political Activist
Birthdate: January 26, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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 27 Willie Mays

Willie Mays
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: May 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus

 28 Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts
5
Famous As: Broadcaster
Birthdate: November 23, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 29 Jordan Fisher

Jordan Fisher
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Famous As: Singer, Actor
Birthdate: April 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 30 Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: December 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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 31 Julio Jones

Julio Jones
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: February 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 32 Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston
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Famous As: Folklorist, Anthropologist
Birthdate: January 7, 1891
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 28, 1960
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 33 Zelda Fitzgerald

Zelda Fitzgerald
2
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: July 24, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 10, 1948

 34 Michael Rooker

Michael Rooker
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 6, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 35 Coretta Scott King

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

 36 Carl Lewis

Carl Lewis
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 37 Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Attorney General of the United States
Birthdate: December 24, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 38 Dabo Swinney

Dabo Swinney
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Coach
Birthdate: November 20, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 39 Bart Starr

Bart Starr
0
Famous As: American football player-Quarterback
Birthdate: January 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 26, 2019
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 40 Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris
3
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 2, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 41 Jim Nabors

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

 42 Kate Jackson

Kate Jackson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 29, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 43 Kaitlan Collins

Kaitlan Collins
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: April 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries

 44 Mae Jemison

Mae Jemison
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: First African American Woman To Travel To Space
Birthdate: October 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 45 Felicia Day

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

 46 Sonequa Martin-Green

Sonequa Martin-Green
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 47 Robert Horry

Robert Horry
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: August 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)

 48 Mayte Garcia

Mayte Garcia
0
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: November 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 49 Fred Thompson

Fred Thompson
1
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: United States Senator from Tennessee (1994-2003)
Birthdate: August 19, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: November 1, 2015
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 50 Kim Dickens

Kim Dickens
3
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)