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.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: June 27, 1880
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 1, 1968

 2 Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actor, Dancer, Producer
Birthdate: April 26, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 3 Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 12, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 31, 1980

 4 Lionel Richie

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

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

 6 Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: February 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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 7 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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 8 Hank Williams

Hank Williams.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Musician
Birthdate: September 17, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 1, 1953
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 9 Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks.
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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 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

 12 Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Vocalist, Pianist
Birthdate: March 17, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 15, 1965
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 13 Gucci Mane

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

 14 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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 15 Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 16 Joe Louis

Joe Louis.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Former Heavyweight Champion
Birthdate: May 13, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 12, 1981
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 17 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)

 18 Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former United States Secretary of State
Birthdate: November 14, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'6" (168 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: Former Baseball & Football Player
Birthdate: November 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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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 Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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 23 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)

 24 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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 25 Jordan Fisher

Jordan Fisher.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 26 Willie Mays

Willie Mays.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Former Professional Baseball Star
Birthdate: May 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 27 Walton Goggins

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

 28 DeMarcus Cousins

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

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

 30 Carl Lewis

Carl Lewis.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 31 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

 32 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)
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 33 Michael Rooker

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

 34 Zelda Fitzgerald

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

 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 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)

 37 Robin Roberts

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

 38 Emmylou Harris

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

 39 Dabo Swinney

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

 40 Kaitlan Collins

Kaitlan Collins.
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Famous As: Journalist, Writer, Blogger
Birthdate: April 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 41 Kate Jackson

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

 42 Felicia Day

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

Mae Jemison.
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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)

 44 Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: January 6, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 45 Kim Dickens

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

 46 Philip Rivers

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

 47 Robert Horry

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

 48 YBN Nahmir

YBN Nahmir.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 18, 1999
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 49 Bart Starr

Bart Starr
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Entrepreneur, American football player, Journalist
Birthdate: January 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 50 Fred Thompson

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