Gucci Mane, Kim Dickens, Rosa Parks, Channing Tatum & Felicia Day are some of the celebrities who hail 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.
Gucci ManeGucci Mane
(Hip Hop Singer)

12 February 1980

Bessemer, Alabama, United States

American

Aquarius

Kim DickensKim Dickens
(Actress)

18 June 1965

Huntsville, Alabama, United States

American

Gemini

Rosa ParksRosa Parks
(Civil Rights Activist)

04 February 1913

24 October 2005

Tuskegee, Alabama, U.S

American

Aquarius

Channing TatumChanning Tatum

26 April 1980

Cullman, Alabama, U.S.

American

Taurus

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

27 June 1880

01 June 1968

Tuscumbia

American

Cancer

Felicia DayFelicia Day
(Actress)

28 June 1979

Huntsville, Alabama, United States

American

Cancer

Lucas BlackLucas Black
(Actor)

29 November 1982

Decatur, Alabama, USA

American

Sagittarius

Tim CookTim Cook
(CEO of Apple Inc.)

01 November 1960

Mobile

American

Scorpio

Harper LeeHarper Lee
(Novelist)

28 April 1926

19 February 2016

Monroeville

American

Taurus

Condoleezza RiceCondoleezza Rice

14 November 1954

Birmingham, Alabama

American

Scorpio

Lionel RichieLionel Richie
(Singer-Songwriter)

20 June 1949

Tuskegee

American

Gemini

Kimberley ConradKimberley Conrad
(Actress & Model)

06 August 1962

Moulton, Alabama, United States

American

Leo

Nat King ColeNat King Cole
(Vocalist, Pianist)

17 March 1919

15 February 1965

Montgomery

American

Pisces

Jesse OwensJesse Owens

12 September 1913

31 March 1980

Oakville

American

Virgo

George WallaceGeorge Wallace

25 August 1919

13 September 1998

Clio, Alabama

American

Virgo

Joe LouisJoe Louis
(Former Heavyweight Champion)

13 May 1914

12 April 1981

La Fayette

American

Taurus

Terrell OwensTerrell Owens
(American Footballer)

07 December 1973

Alexander City

American

Sagittarius

Bo JacksonBo Jackson
(Former Baseball & Football Player)

30 November 1962

Bessemer, Alabama, U.S.

American

Sagittarius

Fred ThompsonFred Thompson
(Former United States Senator)

19 August 1942

01 November 2015

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

American

Leo

Hank GreenHank Green
(Internet Celebrity & Entrepreneur)

05 May 1980

Birmingham, Alabama, United States

American

Taurus

Angela Davis Angela Davis
(Political Activist)

26 January 1944

Birmingham

American

Aquarius

Emmylou HarrisEmmylou Harris
(Singer)

02 April 1947

Alabama

American

Aries

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
(Novelist)

24 July 1900

10 March 1948

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

American

Leo

Willie MaysWillie Mays
(Former Professional Baseball Star)

06 May 1931

Westfield, Alabama

American

Taurus

Hank AaronHank Aaron

05 February 1934

Mobile

American

Aquarius

Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
(Folklorist, Anthropologist)

07 January 1891

28 January 1960

Notasulga

American

Capricorn

Ruben StuddardRuben Studdard
(Singer)

12 September 1978

Frankfurt, Germany

American

Virgo

Carl LewisCarl Lewis

01 July 1961

Birmingham, Alabama, U.S

American

Cancer

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

17 October 1956

Decatur

American

Libra

Bobby BowdenBobby Bowden

08 November 1929

Birmingham, Alabama

American

Scorpio

Claudette ColvinClaudette Colvin
(Civil Rights Activist)

05 September 1939

Alabama, U.S.

American

Virgo

Chuck LeavellChuck Leavell
(Musician)

28 April 1952

Birmingham

American

Taurus

Frederick Chapman RobbinsFrederick Chapman Robbins
(Virologist and Paediatrician)

25 August 1916

04 August 2003

Auburn, Alabama, United States

American

Virgo

Neal CarterNeal Carter
(Social Media Star)

30 November 2009

Birmingham, Alabama

American

Sagittarius

Jordan FisherJordan Fisher
(Singer-songwriter)

24 April 1994

Birmingham, Alabama, United States

American

Taurus

Courteney CoxCourteney Cox
(American actress)

15 June 1964

Mountain Brook, Alabama, United States

American

Gemini

Laverne CoxLaverne Cox
(American actress)

29 May 1984

Mobile, Alabama, United States

American

Gemini

Evander HolyfieldEvander Holyfield
(Boxer)

19 October 1962

Atmore

American

Libra

Jim NaborsJim Nabors
(American actor)

12 June 1930

Sylacauga, Alabama, United States

American

Gemini

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

25 May 1972

Montgomery

Gemini

Katherine JacksonKatherine Jackson
(Musical Talent)

04 May 1930

Clayton, Alabama, United States

American

Taurus

Jimmy WalesJimmy Wales
(Trader, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Wikipedian)

07 August 1966

Huntsville

American

Leo

Pat GarrettPat Garrett
(American sheriff)

05 June 1850

29 February 1908

Cusseta, Alabama, United States

American

Gemini

Mitch McConnellMitch McConnell
(United States Senator)

20 February 1942

Sheffield, Alabama, United States

American

Pisces

Charles BarkleyCharles Barkley
(Basketball player, Announcer, Author, Sports analyst, Spokesperson, Actor, Journalist)

20 February 1963

Leeds

American

Pisces

DeMarcus CousinsDeMarcus Cousins
(Basketball player)

13 August 1990

Mobile

American

Leo

Sun RaSun Ra
(American composer)

22 May 1914

30 May 1993

Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.

American

Gemini

Tallulah BankheadTallulah Bankhead
(Television actor, Film actor, Autobiographer, Stage actor)

31 January 1902

12 December 1968

Huntsville

American

Aquarius

Wilson PickettWilson Pickett
(American singer)

18 March 1941

19 January 2006

Prattville, Alabama, United States

American

Pisces

Coretta Scott KingCoretta Scott King
(Writer, Feminist)

27 April 1927

30 January 2006

Heiberger

American

Taurus

Jimmie Lee JacksonJimmie Lee Jackson
(Civil Rights Activist)

1938 AD

1965 AD

Ozzie SmithOzzie Smith
(Baseball shortstop)

26 December 1954

Mobile, Alabama, United States

American

Capricorn

Jeff SessionsJeff Sessions
(Attorney General of the United States)

24 December 1946

Selma, Alabama, United States

American

Capricorn

Mia HammMia Hamm
(Association football player)

17 March 1972

Selma

American

Pisces

Hugo BlackHugo Black
(Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)

27 February 1886

25 September 1971

Ashland, Alabama, United States

American

Pisces

Percy SledgePercy Sledge
(American singer)

25 November 1940

14 April 2015

Leighton, Alabama, U.S.

American

Sagittarius

Dinah WashingtonDinah Washington
(Singer, Jazz musician)

29 August 1924

14 December 1963

Tuscaloosa

American

Virgo

Sam PhillipsSam Phillips
(Entrepreneur, Record producer, Songwriter)

05 January 1923

30 July 2003

Florence

American

Capricorn

Taylor HicksTaylor Hicks
(Musician, Singer, Singer-songwriter)

07 October 1976

Miramar

American

Libra

Morris DeesMorris Dees
(Counsel)

16 December 1936

Shorter, Alabama, United States

American

Sagittarius

Big Mama ThorntonBig Mama Thornton
(Musician, Singer)

11 December 1926

25 July 1984

Montgomery

American

Sagittarius

Martha ReevesMartha Reeves
(Singer)

18 July 1941

Eufaula, Alabama, U.S

American

Cancer

OdettaOdetta
(Singer)

31 December 1930

02 December 2008

Birmingham, Alabama, United States

American

Capricorn

W. C. HandyW. C. Handy
(Trumpeter, Composer, Songwriter, Autobiographer, Jazz musician, Non-fiction writer, Pianist, Music journalist)

16 November 1873

28 March 1958

Florence

American

Scorpio

Coleman YoungColeman Young
(Former Mayor of Detroit)

24 May 1918

29 November 1997

Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

American

Gemini

John LewisJohn Lewis
(Politician)

21 February 1940

Troy, Alabama, United States

American

Pisces

Walker PercyWalker Percy
(Writer, Novelist, Philosopher)

28 May 1916

10 May 1990

Birmingham

American

Gemini

Alva BelmontAlva Belmont
(socialite)

17 January 1853

26 January 1933

Mobile, Alabama, United States

American

Capricorn

Regina BenjaminRegina Benjamin
(Surgeon General of the United States)

26 October 1956

Mobile, Alabama, United States

American

Scorpio

Marva CollinsMarva Collins
(American educator)

31 August 1936

24 June 2015

Monroeville, Alabama, United States

American

Virgo

Joseph LoweryJoseph Lowery
(civil rights activists)

06 October 1921

Huntsville, Alabama, United States

American

Libra

Sonia SanchezSonia Sanchez
(American poet)

09 September 1934

Birmingham, Alabama, United States

American

Virgo

David SatcherDavid Satcher
(Former United States Surgeon General)

02 March 1941

Anniston, Alabama, United States

American

Pisces

Michael E. BrownMichael E. Brown
(Astronomer)

05 June 1965

Huntsville

American

Gemini

Fayard NicholasFayard Nicholas
(American choreographer)

20 October 1914

24 January 2006

Mobile, Alabama, United States

American

Libra

Fred ShuttlesworthFred Shuttlesworth
(Politician)

18 March 1922

05 October 2011

Mount Meigs

American

Pisces

Holland SmithHolland Smith
(Officer)

20 April 1882

12 January 1967

Alabama

American

Aries

Mel AllenMel Allen
(Journalist)

14 February 1913

16 June 1996

Birmingham

American

Aquarius

Robin RobertsRobin Roberts
(journalist, news presenter,)

23 November 1960

Pass Christian

American

Sagittarius

Donna GodchauxDonna Godchaux
(Singer)

1947 AD

Margaret WalkerMargaret Walker
(novelist, poet, university teacher, writer)

07 July 1915

30 November 1998

Birmingham

American

Cancer

Cootie WilliamsCootie Williams
(Trumpet Player)

1985 AD

Autherine LucyAutherine Lucy
(Civil Rights Activist, Educator)

05 October 1929

Shiloh, Alabama, United States

American

Libra

George C. WallaceGeorge C. Wallace
(U.S. Governor)

1919 AD

1998 AD

Edward O. WilsonEdward O. Wilson
(Biologist, Scientist)

1929 AD

Frederick D. ReeseFrederick D. Reese
(Activist)

28 November 1929

Albama

American

Sagittarius

Oscar Stanton De PriestOscar Stanton De Priest
(American Politician)

09 March 1871

12 May 1951

Florence, Alabama, United States

American

Pisces

Percy JulianPercy Julian
(Academic, Civil Rights Activist, Chemist, Scientist, Medical Professional)

1899 AD

1975 AD

James T. RapierJames T. Rapier
(American Politician)

13 November 1837

31 May 1883

Florence, Alabama, United States

American

Scorpio

Eugene Eugene "Bull" Connor
(Disc Jockey)

1897 AD

1973 AD

Johnnie CarrJohnnie Carr
(Civil rights activists)

26 January 1911

22 February 2008

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

American

Aquarius

Brett ButlerBrett Butler
(American actress)

30 January 1958

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

American

Aquarius

Willie DavenportWillie Davenport
(American olympic athlete)

08 June 1943

17 June 2002

Troy, Alabama, United States

American

Gemini

Vonetta FlowersVonetta Flowers
(American bobsledder)

29 October 1973

Birmingham, Alabama, United States

American

Scorpio

Sheyann WebbSheyann Webb
(Author)

17 February 1956

Selma, Alabama, United States

American

Aquarius

Simmie KnoxSimmie Knox
(American artist)

18 August 1935

Aliceville, Alabama, United States

American

Leo

Frank M. JohnsonFrank M. Johnson
(Civil Rights Activist, Judge, Lawyer)

1918 AD

1999 AD

E.D. NixonE.D. Nixon
(Civil Rights Activist)

1899 AD

1987 AD

Richard ScrushyRichard Scrushy
(Business Leader)

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