Famous People From Arizona

Being the sixth largest state in the United States, Arizona occupies the southwestern region of the country. With its capital as Phoenix, it is one of the four-corner states of the United States. The state enjoys a desert climate making it dry, arid and hot during summers and mildly cold winters. It is renowned for the Grand Canyon National Park that has brought so much pride to the United States; the state also has numerous other national parks and monuments that highlight its rich culture. It enjoys great diversity with one quarter of the state possessing Indian reservations. Many distinguished individuals were born in Arizona. Arizona has produces various celebrated musicians such as Chester Bennington from Linkin Park, Dierks Bentley, Joe Jonas and Nate Ruess. Several illustrious athletes have also started their humble beginnings by being born in Arizona such as figure skater Max Aaron, relief pitcher Jeremy Affeldt. Entertainers such as Steve Allen, Emma Stone, Busy Phillips and Kate Walsh all hail from the state of Arizona. You’ll be surprised by the complete list of individuals who are from Arizona & celebs born in Arizona.
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Emma Stone
(One of World's Highest-Paid Actresses Known for Her Films: 'Birdman', 'La La Land' and 'The Favourite')
Emma Stone
135
Birthdate: November 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio

One of the most successful and popular actresses of her generation, Emma Stone is known for movies like La La Land, The Amazing Spider-Man, Birdman and Battle of the Sexes. The award winning actress began as a child actor on stage and did numerous minor and supporting roles in television and films before making it big as a lead actress.

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Stevie Nicks
(Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Work With the Band 'Fleetwood Mac' and as a Solo Artist)
Stevie Nicks
67
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 26, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini

Stevie Nicks is a songwriter and vocalist with the British-American rock band, Fleetwood Mac. She also performs solo and is known for her unique voice. She has numerous hits to her credit and her records have sold in millions. She has won many awards, including the Grammy and was named one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time by the Rolling Stone magazine.

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Shawn Michaels
(One of the Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time)
Shawn Michaels
22
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer

Retired professional wrestler, actor, and television presenter, Shawn Michaels, is regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers in history. He is a four-time world champion and two-time Royal Rumble winner. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame twice. Besides wrestling, he has appeared in a few films and TV shows.

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Joe Jonas
(Member of the Pop Rock Band the 'Jonas Brothers')
Joe Jonas
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Birthdate: August 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo

American singer, songwriter and actor Joe Jonas shot to fame as the lead vocalist of the famous pop-rock band, Jonas Brothers. Later, he released a solo album, Fastlife and also formed another band, DNCE before once again joining his brothers for a single, Sucker. He has also appeared in various films and television shows.

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Linda Ronstadt
(One of the World's Best-Selling Artists of All Time)
Linda Ronstadt
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 15, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer

One of the world's best-selling music artists ever, Linda Ronstadt has sold over 100 million records worldwide. She performed in diverse genres, including Latin, light opera, rock, and country. She is also one of the most decorated female music artists of all time, having won prestigious awards, such as the National Medal of Arts and Humanities.

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Hailey Baldwin
(Model and Socialite)
Hailey Baldwin
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 22, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Model and TV personality Hailey Baldwin is a major figure in the international fashion scene and modeled for brands like Ralph Lauren, Guess, and Tommy Hilfiger. Born into the famous Baldwin family, she started modeling early on. She has also appeared in a few TV shows and films. 

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Lynda Carter
(American Actress, Singer and Winner of Miss World USA 1972)
Lynda Carter
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 24, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo

Lynda Carter is an American actress, model, singer-songwriter, and beauty pageant titleholder. A former Miss World USA, Lynda Carter's acting career is largely defined by her portrayal of comic book fictional superheroine, Wonder Woman, in the eponymous live-action television series. Over the years, Carter has also been an ardent advocate of LGBT rights.

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Kaitlyn Dever
(Actress)
Kaitlyn Dever
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Birthdate: December 21, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Justin Gaethje
(American Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Justin Gaethje
22
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Haley Lu Richardson
(Actress)
Haley Lu Richardson
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Birthdate: March 7, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Barbara Eden
(Actress, Singer and Producer Known for Her Role as ‘Jeannie’ in the TV Series ‘I Dream of Jeannie’)
Barbara Eden
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Birthdate: August 23, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo

Barbara Eden is an American actress known for playing Jeannie in the TV series I Dream of Jeannie. Over the years, Barbara Eden has made significant contributions to television for which she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was also honored with a Doctor of Laws degree by the University of West Los Angeles.

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Cesar Chavez
(American Labour Leader, Civil Rights Activist and Co-Founder of the ‘National Farm Workers Association’)
Cesar Chavez
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 31, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 23, 1993
Cesar Chavez became a Latin American civil rights icon owing to his efforts to secure rights for farmworkers. He co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers union. He was inspired by Gandhian non-violent protests and organized the Delano grape strike, among other protests.
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Ryan Fitzpatrick
(American football quarterback)
Ryan Fitzpatrick
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Jordin Sparks
(Pop Singer Who Became Famous at Age Seventeen When She Won Season Six of 'American Idol')
Jordin Sparks
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Jordin Sparks was the youngest American Idol winner, at 17. She released Billboard Hot 100-charting singles such as Tattoo and No Air, the latter with Chris Brown. Named to VH1’s 100 Greatest Women in Music list, she has also launched her own perfume and performed on stage and on screen.
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Danielle Fishel
(Actress, Television Personality)
Danielle Fishel
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Birthdate: May 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus

Danielle Fishel is an American actress, television personality, director, and model. A self-made woman, Danielle Fishel started her career in theatre before establishing herself in the American film and TV industry. As a TV host, Danielle Fishel has contributed immensely to the success of TV shows, such as The Dish.

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Asher Angel
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Birthdate: September 6, 2002
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Amber Valletta
(Model and Actress Known for Her Role in the Supernatural Thriller ‘What Lies Beneath’)
Amber Valletta
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Birthdate: February 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Amber Valletta is an American actress and supermodel. After starting her career as a fashion model, Valletta went on to become the face of popular brands like Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Versace, and Louis Vuitton, which elevated her status to supermodel. She then started focusing on acting and appeared in films like Raising Helen, Transporter 2, and My Sexiest Year

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Barry Morris Goldwater
(Former United States Senator)
Barry Morris Goldwater
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 2, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 29, 1998

Entrepreneur Barry Morris Goldwater was a five-term Arizona senator. He represented the Republican Party in the 1964 presidential election, which he lost by a landslide margin to Lyndon B Johnson. He impacted the conservative and libertarian movements. He was a skilled photographer and loved collecting kachina dolls.

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Mare Winningham
(American actress)
Mare Winningham
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Birthdate: May 16, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Ashley Roberts
(Singer)
Ashley Roberts
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Don Frye
(American Former Mixed Martial Artist and Actor)
Don Frye
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 23, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Marty Robbins
(One of the Most Popular and Successful Country and Western Music Performers from the Late 1940s to the Early 1980s)
Marty Robbins
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 26, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: December 8, 1982
Singer, actor, and multi-instrumentalist Marty Robbins was also a NASCAR driver. He played the guitar since his U.S. Navy days. Famous for his country and Western tracks such as Singing the Blues and El Paso, he also won two Grammys and appeared in films such as Honkytonk Man.
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Michelle Branch
(Singer-songwriter Famous for Hit Single 'Everywhere')
Michelle Branch
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer

Michelle Branch is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She is best known for her vocal performance on Santana's song The Game of Love, which received a Grammy Award under the Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals category. She is also credited with forming the now-defunct duo The Wreckers.

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Cody Bellinger
(American Professional Baseball Outfielder and First Baseman)
Cody Bellinger
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 13, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer

First baseman and outfielder Cody Bellinger, son of former MLB player Clay Bellinger, led the Los Angeles Dodgers to their first World Series win in 30 years, in 2020. The two-time All-Star was named the National League Rookie of the Year in 2017 and the National League MVP in 2019.

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Superstar Billy Graham
(American Retired Professional Wrestler)
Superstar Billy Graham
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 7, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Dierks Bentley
(Country Music Singer and Songwriter)
Dierks Bentley
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Dierks Bentley is a country music singer and songwriter who has won many prestigious awards, such as the Country Music Association Awards and Academy of Country Music Awards. Over the years, he has also headlined many tours, including the Riser Tour, Sounds of Summer Tour, and Somewhere on a Beach Tour. 

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Julie Ertz
(Football Player)
Julie Ertz
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 6, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Rachel Campos-Duffy
(Television personality)
Rachel Campos-Duffy
16
Birthdate: October 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
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Gabrielle Giffords
(Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona's 8th district (2007-12))
Gabrielle Giffords
19
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 8, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Jack Elam
(Actor)
Jack Elam
9
Birthdate: November 13, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 20, 2003
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Shannon Woodward
(Actress)
Shannon Woodward
6
Birthdate: December 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Marvin Bagley III
(Basketball player)
Marvin Bagley III
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 14, 1999
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
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Katie Pavlich
(Conservative Commentator Known for Her Work at ‘Townhall.com’, ‘Townhall Magazine', and ‘Fox News’)
Katie Pavlich
16
Birthdate: July 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer

Katie Pavlich is an American author, podcaster, blogger, and conservative commentator. A Fox News contributor, Pavlich has been an alternate co-host for shows like The Five and has appeared on local and national radio shows on channels, such as CNN, CNBC, and Fox News. In 2014, she was named Woman of the Year by the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute.

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Ty Murray
(Bull Rider)
Ty Murray
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 11, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Chelsea Kane
(Actress)
Chelsea Kane
12
Birthdate: September 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Aidy Bryant
(Actress)
Aidy Bryant
13
Birthdate: May 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Kerri Strug
(Retired American Gymnast and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Kerri Strug
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Kerri Strug is a retired gymnast who was a member of the all-around women's gymnastics team that represented USA at the 1996 Summer Olympics and won the gold medal. She began training in gymnastics as a child. She was mentored by coach Béla Károlyi and made her way to the US national team. She became a teacher after retirement. 

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Ambyr Childers
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Birthdate: July 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Amelia Heinle
(Actress)
Amelia Heinle
12
Birthdate: March 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Charles Mingus
(One of The Greatest Jazz Musicians & Composers in History)
Charles Mingus
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 22, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: January 5, 1979
Jazz double bassist and pianist Charles Mingus is remembered for his stints with artists such as Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Dannie Richmond, and Herbie Hancock, and was named to the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame. His scores and recordings are preserved in the Library of Congress.
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Jessi Colter
(Country Singer)
Jessi Colter
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Gabrielle Carteris
(Best Known for Her Role as Andrea Zuckerman in 'Beverly Hills, 90210')
Gabrielle Carteris
11
Birthdate: January 2, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Alec Benjamin
(Best Known for His Breakthrough Single "Let Me Down Slowly.")
Alec Benjamin
19
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 28, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Sofia Wylie
(American Actress, Dancer and Singer)
Sofia Wylie
26
Birthdate: January 7, 2004
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Samantha Ponder
(American Sportscaster and Host of ‘Sunday NFL Countdown’ on ESPN)
Samantha Ponder
10
Birthdate: December 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Samantha Ponder is an American sportscaster. From 2012 to 2014, she was one of the most trusted sideline reporters for ESPN, reporting on Thursday Night College Football and basketball. Her hard work paid off when she was made the host of ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown.

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Brooke Langton
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Birthdate: November 27, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Brooke Langton is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Samantha Reilly in the popular television soap opera, Melrose Place. Her performance in the soap opera landed her leading roles in TV series and films like The Net and The Replacements. Langton, who started her career as a model, is also known for her good looks.

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Alexandra Shipp
(Actress)
Alexandra Shipp
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Birthdate: July 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Kimiko Glenn
(Actress)
Kimiko Glenn
12
Birthdate: June 27, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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The Boogeyman
(American Retired Professional Wrestler)
The Boogeyman
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 15, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Lauren Gottlieb
(Actor, Television actor)
Lauren Gottlieb
4
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: June 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)