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.
Courteney CoxCourteney Cox
(Actress)

15 June 1964

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

Deontay WilderDeontay Wilder
(Professional Boxer)

22 October 1985

American

Terrell OwensTerrell Owens
(American Footballer)

07 December 1973

American

Lionel RichieLionel Richie
(Singer-Songwriter)

20 June 1949

American

Joe LouisJoe Louis
(Former Heavyweight Champion)

13 May 1914

American

Jeff SessionsJeff Sessions
(Attorney General of the United States)

24 December 1946

American

Gucci ManeGucci Mane
(Hip Hop Singer)

12 February 1980

American

Charles BarkleyCharles Barkley
(Basketball Player)

20 February 1963

American

Rosa ParksRosa Parks
(Civil Rights Activist)

04 February 1913

American

Tim CookTim Cook
(CEO of Apple Inc.)

01 November 1960

American

Mitch McConnellMitch McConnell
(United States Senator)

20 February 1942

American

Jesse OwensJesse Owens

12 September 1913

American

Condoleezza RiceCondoleezza Rice

14 November 1954

American

Bo JacksonBo Jackson
(Former Baseball & Football Player)

30 November 1962

American

Lucas BlackLucas Black
(Actor)

29 November 1982

American

Hank AaronHank Aaron

05 February 1934

American

Angela Davis Angela Davis
(Political Activist)

26 January 1944

American

George WallaceGeorge Wallace

25 August 1919

American

Harper LeeHarper Lee
(Novelist)

28 April 1926

American

Nat King ColeNat King Cole
(Vocalist, Pianist)

17 March 1919

American

Kim DickensKim Dickens
(Actress)

18 June 1965

American

Emmylou HarrisEmmylou Harris
(Singer)

02 April 1947

American

Felicia DayFelicia Day
(Actress)

28 June 1979

American

Julio JonesJulio Jones
(American football player)

08 February 1989

American

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
(Novelist)

24 July 1900

American

Willie MaysWillie Mays
(Former Professional Baseball Star)

06 May 1931

American

Kaitlan CollinsKaitlan Collins
(Journalist, Writer, Blogger)

07 April 1992

American

Ruben StuddardRuben Studdard
(Singer)

12 September 1978

American

Tallulah BankheadTallulah Bankhead
(Actress)

31 January 1902

American

Fred ThompsonFred Thompson
(Former United States Senator)

19 August 1942

American

Mia HammMia Hamm
(Soccer Player)

17 March 1972

American

Melvin FranklinMelvin Franklin
(R&B Singer)

12 October 1942

American

Carl LewisCarl Lewis

01 July 1961

American

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

27 April 1927

American

Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
(Folklorist, Anthropologist)

07 January 1891

American

Hank GreenHank Green
(Internet Celebrity & Entrepreneur)

05 May 1980

American

Jordan FisherJordan Fisher
(Singer-songwriter)

24 April 1994

American

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

17 October 1956

American

Kimberley ConradKimberley Conrad
(Actress & Model)

06 August 1962

American

Cynthia BaileyCynthia Bailey
(Reality TV Star, Model)

19 February 1967

American

Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
(American Football Coach)

20 November 1969

American

Bobby BowdenBobby Bowden

08 November 1929

American

Laura LeeLaura Lee
(YouTube Star, Makeup Artist)

01 September 1988

American

Claudette ColvinClaudette Colvin
(Civil Rights Activist)

05 September 1939

American

Chuck LeavellChuck Leavell
(Musician)

28 April 1952

American

Nannie DossNannie Doss
(Serial Killer)

04 November 1905

American

Candi FisherCandi Fisher
(Ex-wife of Jimbo Fisher)

1969 AD

American

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

American

Deborah RyanDeborah Ryan
(Actress, Singer)

13 May 1993

American

Neal CarterNeal Carter
(Lil Wayne's Son)

30 November 2009

American

Mark ThompsonMark Thompson
(Radio Personality)

01 December 1955

American

Frederick Chapman RobbinsFrederick Chapman Robbins
(Virologist and Paediatrician)

25 August 1916

American

Baskin ChampionBaskin Champion
(Model)

01 July 1995

American

Baylor BarnesBaylor Barnes
(Instagram Star)

17 February 1997

American

Ti TaylorTi Taylor
(Rapper)

07 August 1998

American

Laverne CoxLaverne Cox
(American actress)

29 May 1984

American

DeMarcus CousinsDeMarcus Cousins
(Basketball player)

13 August 1990

American

Katherine JacksonKatherine Jackson
(Musical Talent)

04 May 1930

American

Evander HolyfieldEvander Holyfield
(Boxer)

19 October 1962

American

Jim NaborsJim Nabors
(American actor)

12 June 1930

American

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

25 May 1972

André Holland - Actor - Biography.comAndré Holland
(Actor)

28 December 1979

American

Michael BiehnMichael Biehn
(Actor)

31 July 1956

American

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

07 August 1966

American

Louise FletcherLouise Fletcher
(Actress)

22 July 1934

American

Pat GarrettPat Garrett
(American sheriff)

05 June 1850

American

Sun RaSun Ra
(American composer)

22 May 1914

American

Wilson PickettWilson Pickett
(American singer)

18 March 1941

American

Martin Luther King IIIMartin Luther King III
(Activist)

23 October 1957

American

Ozzie SmithOzzie Smith
(Baseball shortstop)

26 December 1954

American

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

07 October 1976

American

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

27 February 1886

American

Dinah WashingtonDinah Washington
(Singer, Jazz musician)

29 August 1924

American

Sam PhillipsSam Phillips
(Entrepreneur, Record producer, Songwriter)

05 January 1923

American

Percy SledgePercy Sledge
(American singer)

25 November 1940

American

Big Mama ThorntonBig Mama Thornton
(Musician, Singer)

11 December 1926

American

Martha ReevesMartha Reeves
(Singer)

18 July 1941

American

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

16 November 1873

American

Morris DeesMorris Dees
(Counsel)

16 December 1936

American