Famous American Figure Skaters

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 1 Nancy Kerrigan

Nancy Kerrigan
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Famous As: Figure skater, Actress
Birthdate: October 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stoneham, Massachusetts, United States
Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is best known for her 1993 U.S. Figure Skating Championship win. She has also won medals at the 1991 and 1992 World Championships and the 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympics. She was attacked and injured by a man hired by her rival Tonya Harding’s former husband. 

 2 Michelle Kwan

Michelle Kwan
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: July 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Torrance, California, United States

 3 Johnny Weir

Johnny Weir
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Famous As: Figure Skater
Birthdate: July 2, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA

American figure skating champion Johnny Weir is also a two-time Olympian and has several medals in his kitty, including a bronze in the 2008 World Championship. The son of a nuclear engineer father, he was a skilled equestrian before he began training in skating at 12.

 4 Tara Lipinski

Tara Lipinski
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Famous As: Figure Skater
Birthdate: June 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

 5 Nathan Chen

Nathan Chen
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: May 5, 1999
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Salt Lake City

 6 Dorothy Hamill

Dorothy Hamill
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Famous As: Figure Skater
Birthdate: July 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Dorothy Hamill is a retired figure skater whose efforts gave the United States of America an Olympic gold at the 1976 Winter Olympics. Despite suffering from chronic depression for much of her adult life, Dorothy Hamill served as a mentor to Rachael Flatt, who won the gold medal at the 2008 World Junior Figure Skating Championships.

 7 Kristi Yamaguchi

Kristi Yamaguchi
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: July 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hayward, California, United States
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 8 Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: August 28, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States

Known for his innovative footwork sequences, Scott Hamilton is a retired figure skater, credited with imbibing an air of athleticism into men’s figure skating. Remembered for winning four consecutive U.S. championships and four World Championships between 1981 and 1984, topping his feat with a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics, he later co-founded Stars on Ice—a touring figure skating show—and authored three books.

 9 Tonya Harding

Tonya Harding
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Famous As: Former Figure Skater
Birthdate: November 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States

American figure skater, Tonya Harding, was the 1991 and 1994 US champion but her 1994 title was taken away after a controversy erupted regarding her ex-husband. He was charged with planning an attack on a rival American skater, Nancy Kerrigan. Tonya Harding was banned for life by the US Figure Skating Association after she pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obstruct justice.

 10 Brian Boitano

Brian Boitano
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Famous As: American figure skater
Birthdate: October 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mountain View, California, United States

 11 Meryl Davis

Meryl Davis
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Famous As: Ice dancer
Birthdate: January 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Royal Oak, Michigan, United States

 12 Dick Button

Dick Button
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Famous As: Actor, figure skater
Birthdate: July 18, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey, United States

 13 Mirai Nagasu

Mirai Nagasu
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: April 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montebello, California

 14 Apolo Ohno

Apolo Ohno
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Famous As: Short track speed skater
Birthdate: May 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington (state) Washington

 15 Adam Rippon

Adam Rippon
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: November 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States

 16 Sasha Cohen

Sasha Cohen
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: October 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Westwood, California, United States

 17 Lynn-Holly Johnson

Lynn-Holly Johnson
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: December 13, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 18 Surya Bonaly

Surya Bonaly
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: December 15, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nice, France

 19 Charlie White

Charlie White
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Famous As: Figure skater, Ice dancer
Birthdate: October 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Royal Oak, Michigan, United States

 20 Peggy Fleming

Peggy Fleming
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Famous As: American figure skater
Birthdate: July 27, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States

 21 Javier Fernández

Javier Fernández
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: April 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

 22 Evan Lysacek

Evan Lysacek
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Famous As: American figure skater
Birthdate: June 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 23 Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes
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Famous As: Figure Skater
Birthdate: May 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Great Neck, New York, United States

 24 Carol Heiss

Carol Heiss
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 20, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 25 Dan Jansen

Dan Jansen
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Famous As: Speed Skater
Birthdate: June 17, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: West Allis, Wisconsin, United States

 26 Tenley Albright

Tenley Albright
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Famous As: Figure Skater
Birthdate: July 18, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Newton Centre, Newton, Massachusetts, United States

Olympic figure-skating champion Tenley Albright was also a Harvard Medical School alumna and a qualified surgeon. A bout of mild polio in childhood couldn’t deter her spirit, and she ended up becoming the first female figure skater from the U.S. to win a gold medal at the Olympics.

 27 Alexia Paganini

Alexia Paganini
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: November 15, 2001
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States

 28 Todd Eldredge

Todd Eldredge
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: August 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chatham, Massachusetts, United States

 29 Janet Lynn

Janet Lynn
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: April 6, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rockford, Illinois, United States

 30 Christopher Bowman

Christopher Bowman
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Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: March 30, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: January 10, 2008

 31 Hayes Alan Jenkins

Hayes Alan Jenkins
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: March 23, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States

 32 David Jenkins

David Jenkins
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Famous As: Olympic Athlete
Birthdate: June 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States

 33 Jackson Haines

Jackson Haines
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Famous As: Ballet Dancer
Birthdate: 1840 AD
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1875 AD

 34 Dianne Holum

Dianne Holum
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Famous As: Speed Skater
Birthdate: May 19, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 35 Irving Jaffee

Irving Jaffee
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Famous As: Speed Skater
Birthdate: September 15, 1906
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: March 20, 1981

 36 Karol Kennedy

Karol Kennedy
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: February 14, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shelton, Washington, United States
Died: June 25, 2004