Famous American Poker Players

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 1 Shannon Elizabeth

Shannon Elizabeth
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Shannon Elizabeth is best known as Nadia from the iconic sex comedy American Pie. She also appeared in films such as Scary Movie and Thirteen Ghosts, and on shows such as Celebrity Big Brother and Dancing with the Stars. She now manages her non-profit Animal Avengers in South Africa. 

 2 Jerry Buss

Jerry Buss
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: January 27, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Died: February 18, 2013
Legendary LA Lakers co-owner Jerry Buss lived through a poverty-stricken childhood during the Great Depression. Growing up working odd jobs, he also once quit school to work for the railroads. He grew up to be a chemist and later also taught chemistry, before investing in real estate.

 3 Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey
Famous As: Poker Player
Birthdate: February 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Jersey, USA
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 4 Dan Bilzerian

Dan Bilzerian
Famous As: Poker Player, Businessman & Social Media Influencer
Birthdate: December 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States

A social media celebrity and a professional high-stakes poker player, Dan Bilzerian is known for his extravagant lifestyle and penchant for extreme sports. The King of Instagram, who has also acted in quite a few movies, has a huge fan base, but his lifestyle has landed him in multiple controversies and has also caused two heart attacks.

 5 Kane Hodder

Kane Hodder
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 8, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Auburn, California, USA

 6 Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth
Famous As: Poker player
Birthdate: July 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States

 7 Trishelle Cannatella

Trishelle Cannatella
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cut Off, Louisiana, U.S.
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 8 Doyle Brunson

Doyle Brunson
Famous As: Poker Player
Birthdate: August 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Longworth, Texas, USA

 9 Chris Moneymaker

Chris Moneymaker
Famous As: Poker player
Birthdate: November 21, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S

 10 Amarillo Slim

Amarillo Slim
Famous As: Gambler
Birthdate: December 31, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Johnson, Arkansas, United States
Died: April 29, 2012

 11 Jennifer Shahade

Jennifer Shahade
Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: December 31, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 12 Erik Seidel

Erik Seidel
Famous As: Poker player
Birthdate: November 6, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 13 Harold Stirling Vanderbilt

Harold Stirling Vanderbilt
Famous As: Bridge player
Birthdate: July 6, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oakdale, New York, United States
Died: July 4, 1970

 14 Dan Harrington

Dan Harrington
Famous As: Poker player, Chess player
Birthdate: December 6, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

 15 Walter Browne

Walter Browne
Famous As: Chess player, Poker player
Birthdate: January 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Died: June 24, 2015

 16 Willie Hoppe

Willie Hoppe
Famous As: Billiards player
Birthdate: October 11, 1887
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, United States
Died: February 1, 1959