Famous People From Alaska

Situated in the northern most tip of North America, Alaska is one of the coldest regions in the whole continent. This state shares its border with the British Columbia region of Canada. Many sources on the internet state that the population of Alaska is scarce, perhaps the least when compared to the other 49 states. It is believed that in 1867, the United States acquired this state from Russia, which governed Alaska back then. Not many know that this American state is also a place where several celebrities were born and raised. Singer/Songwriter Jewel, model Holly Madison, writer Margaret Elizabeth Bell, Basketball star Carlos Boozer, painter Sydney Lawrence and Baseball star Curt Schilling are a few famous people from Alaska. Carlos Boozer is one of the contemporary icons of Basketball who has represented several renowned teams like ‘Chicago Bulls’, ‘Cleveland Cavaliers’ as well as ‘Los Angeles Lakers’. Jewel has created several chartbuster singles and has also been nominated for the Grammy Awards four times. Here are the names of several other famous people from Alaska whom you probably didn’t know.
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Charles Melton
(Best Known for His Role in the Series 'Riverdale' and the Film 'The Sun Is Also a Star')
Charles Melton
48
Birthdate: January 4, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Charles Melton is an American model and actor known for playing Daniel Jae Ho Bae in the movie, The Sun Is Also a Star. He played college football before trying his hand at modeling and acting. He then became successful as a model before becoming the first Asian-American actor to play a leading role in a major Hollywood studio's teen romance film.

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Rudy Pankow
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Birthdate: August 12, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Bristol Palin
(Public Speaker)
Bristol Palin
24
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Bristol Palin, the eldest daughter of Todd and Sarah Palin, is best known for her stint on the reality show Dancing with the Stars and her performance in the series The Secret Life of the American Teenager. She is also a real-estate agent and has written a memoir. 
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Annie Parisse
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Alexandra Borgia’ in the TV Series ‘Law & Order’)
Annie Parisse
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Birthdate: July 31, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo

Annie Parisse is an American actress known for her portrayal of Julia Snyder in the TV soap opera As the World Turns, for which she received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination under the Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series category. Parisse is also known for playing important roles in TV series like Law & Order and Friends from College.

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Curt Schilling
(Baseball player)
Curt Schilling
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Valerie Plame
(Writer)
Valerie Plame
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 13, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
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Mario Chalmers
(Basketball player)
Mario Chalmers
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 8 
Lisa Murkowski
(Politician)
Lisa Murkowski
21
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 22, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Derek Theler
8
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 29, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 10 
Rachel Uchitel
(Hostess)
Rachel Uchitel
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Birthdate: January 29, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Nathan West
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Birthdate: September 29, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Khleo Thomas
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Birthdate: January 30, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Todd Palin
(American Oil Field Production Operator and First Gentleman of Alaska (2006 - 2009))
Todd Palin
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Oil production operator and commercial salmon fisherman Todd Palin made headlines for his relationship with former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin. Todd and Sarah eloped in high school and were married from 1988 to 2020. Todd is also a snowmobile racer who has won the Tesoro Iron Dog competition multiple times.
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Darby Stanchfield
(Actress)
Darby Stanchfield
10
Birthdate: April 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Jason Everman
(Musician)
Jason Everman
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 16, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
 16 
Dan Mintz
(Comedian)
Dan Mintz
7
Birthdate: September 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Jeff Pain
(Canadian Former Skeleton Racer)
Jeff Pain
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 14, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

A three-time Olympian, American-Canadian skeleton racer Jeff Pain also has an Olympic silver medal in his kitty. He has won 22 World Cup medals throughout his 15-year career. His signature helmet with the face of a beaver is a hit with his fans. He has also co-written a book with his wife.

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John Gourley
(Musician)
John Gourley
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Kirsten Powers
(Newspaper Columnists)
Kirsten Powers
10
Birthdate: December 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Joshua Morrow
(Actor)
Joshua Morrow
5
Birthdate: February 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Mark Schlereth
(American football player)
Mark Schlereth
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 25, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Irene Bedard
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Suzy Song’ in the Film ‘Smoke Signals’)
Irene Bedard
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Birthdate: July 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Irene Bedard is known for her Native American roles various films. She played Suzy Song in the movie Smoke Signals and voiced the titular character in the 1995 movie Pocahontas. She was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee.
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Daishen Nix
(Basketball Player)
Daishen Nix
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 13, 2002
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Kira Buckland
(Voice actress)
Kira Buckland
13
Birthdate: July 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Levi Johnston
(Electrician, Model)
Levi Johnston
10
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Bill Walker
(11th Governor of Alaska)
Bill Walker
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 16, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Steve Smith
(American Football Player)
Steve Smith
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Jesse Marunde
(American Strongman)
Jesse Marunde
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 25, 2007
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Corey Cogdell
(American Sport Shooter)
Corey Cogdell
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 2, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Kamaka Hepa
(Basketball player)
Kamaka Hepa
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 27, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
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Ronald J. Shurer
(Military personnel)
Ronald J. Shurer
120
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 14, 2020
 32 
Jarret Thomas
(American Snowboarder and Olympic Medalist)
Jarret Thomas
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 6, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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William A. Egan
(Politician, Businessperson)
William A. Egan
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 8, 1914
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: May 6, 1984
 34 
Lincoln Brewster
(Guitarist, Songwriter)
Lincoln Brewster
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 30, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
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Jessica Jaymes
(Actress)
Jessica Jaymes
10
Birthdate: March 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Kassie Johnson
Kassie Johnson
0
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: March 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Robert Rozier
(American football player)
Robert Rozier
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Luke Nichols
Luke Nichols
0
Listed In: YouTubers
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MandJTV
(American YouTuber)
MandJTV
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: November 28, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Ashley Strong
(American Instagrammer)
Ashley Strong
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Listed In: Instagram Stars
Birthdate: August 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
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Annemarie Chase
(American YouTuber)
Annemarie Chase
0
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: January 5, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Lauren Fitzmaurice
(American TikToker)
Lauren Fitzmaurice
0
Birthdate: November 9, 1998
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Kaden Ketchum
(American TikToker)
Kaden Ketchum
0
Birthdate: August 22, 2002
Sun Sign: Leo
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Heidi Somers
(American Youtuber and Fitness Expert)
Heidi Somers
12
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: March 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
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Hilary Lindh
(American Former Alpine Ski Racer)
Hilary Lindh
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 10, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Ivan Surbabano
(TikTok Star)
Ivan Surbabano
13
Birthdate: October 11, 2002
Sun Sign: Libra