Famous People Born In Atlanta

Being the capital and the most populous city in Georgia, Atlanta is the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States of America. It is often referred to as a ‘world city’ and has a major impact on business, education, technology and media. Several famous personalities started their humble journey to success from the city of Atlanta, where they were born and raised. The legendary Martin Luther king Jr. was born in Atlanta. Several television and film personalities such as Chloe Grace-Moretz, Gladys Knight, Ryan Seacrest, Brittany Murphy and Raven-Symone were born here. From the rapper Kanye West to author Margret Mitchell, all hail from the city of Atlanta. Here is the complete list of Atlanta-born celebrities.
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Kanye West
(One of the Greatest and Most Influential Hip Hop Musicians of All Time)
Kanye West
433
Birthdate: June 8, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini

Creative from a very young age, Kanye West dreamed of becoming a rapper since very early in his life. He became an award winning American rapper whose creativity in music is widely appreciated by critics. However, his outspoken views, comments and behaviour have quite often landed him controversies.

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Martin Luther King Jr.
(African-American Civil Rights Movement Leader Who Used Civil Disobedience to Combat Racism)
Martin Luther King Jr.
121
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: April 4, 1968

A leader in the civil rights movement in the mid-twentieth century, Martin Luther King Jr. is best remembered for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience. A man of Christian faith who was inspired by Indian freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi’s nonviolent activism, he was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize for fighting racial inequality.  

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Dwight Howard
(American Professional Basketball Player Who Plays at the Center Position)
Dwight Howard
27
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

American professional basketball player, Dwight Howard, is known for his athleticism and his powerful physique. He is in the Los Angeles Lakers team of the National Basketball Association. He has also played for NBA’s Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets and Washington Wizards. He was part of the US men’s national basketball team which won the 2008 Olympics gold medal.

 4 
Chris Tucker
(Actor and Comedian, Best Known for His Roles in the 'Rush Hour' Triology)
Chris Tucker
33
Birthdate: August 31, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo

Chris Tucker is an American stand-up comedian and actor best known for playing Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series alongside Jackie Chan. Also a humanitarian, Tucker joined the likes of Bill Clinton, Jeffrey Epstein, Kevin Spacey, and Ghislaine Maxwell on a trip to Africa in an attempt to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS.

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Chloe Grace Moretz
117
Birthdate: February 10, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Chloë Grace Moretz is best known for her roles as a child actor in films such as The Amityville Horror, Hugo, and Kick-Ass. She also voiced Darby in the animated series My Friends Tigger & Pooh. She was named to Time’s "25 Most Influential Teens" in 2014.
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Spike Lee
(Film director)
Spike Lee
47
Birthdate: March 20, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces

Spike Lee is a celebrated and one of the most decorated American filmmakers of his generation. Most of his critically acclaimed films explore political issues, such as urban crime and poverty, colorism in the African-American community, and race relations. Four of his films have been selected for conservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.

 7 
Brittany Murphy
73
Birthdate: November 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: December 20, 2009

Britanny Murphy was an American singer and actress. She received critical acclaim for playing important roles in films like 8 Mile before leaving for heavenly abode due to pneumonia at age 32. A month after her demise, her mother and widower established a charitable fund called The Brittany Murphy Foundation, which aimed at aiding children's arts education and cancer research.

 8 
T.I.
(Rapper, Record Producer, and Actor Who is One of the Highest Selling Hip-Hop Artists of All Time)
T.I.
45
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 25, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra

Rapper T.I., also known as TIP, is one of the pioneers of trap music. The three-time Grammy-winner owns a music label and has seven “Top 5” Billboard 200 albums. He has starred in his own reality series, has written two novels, and has appeared in films such as Ant-Man.

 9 
Cam Newton
(American Football Quaterback)
Cam Newton
71
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus

American football quarterback for New England Patriots, Cam Newton shot to fame when he led Auburn Tigers to the 2010 BCS National Championship, won the Heisman Trophy and was selected by Carolina Panthers in the 2011 NFL draft. In the subsequent nine seasons with the Panthers, he emerged as star player and even bagged NFL’s top player spot in 2016.

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Future (Rapper)
(One of the Most Influential Rappers of His Generation)
Future (Rapper)
56
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Future is an American rapper, record producer, singer, and songwriter. He is credited with founding a record label named Freebandz. Having released many gold-certified singles and albums, Future is a popular rapper and his music is often characterized as trap music.

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Gladys Knight
(Singer-Songwriter)
Gladys Knight
25
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Lil Baby
(Rapper and Songwriter Known for His Albums: ‘Harder Than Ever’ and ‘My Turn’)
Lil Baby
88
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 3, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Hip-hop and trap artist Lil Baby gained game with his 2017 mixtape Perfect Timing, named in honor of his newfound life after serving a 2-year sentence for possession of marijuana. His debut album, Harder Than Ever, was platinum-certified, while his second album, My Turn, topped the Billboard 200.
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Kenan Thompson
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Birthdate: May 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Kenan Thompson has been the longest-performing cast member of SNL. He also appeared on the sketch comedy show All That. One of VH1’s 100 Greatest Teen Stars, he teamed up with Kel Mitchell to perform in Kenan & Kel. Fans loved him as Russ Tyler in The Mighty Ducks.
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Ed Helms
(Actor)
Ed Helms
39
Birthdate: January 24, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Best known as Andy Bernard from The Office and Stuart Price from The Hangover trilogy, Edward Helms has also been a correspondent on The Daily Show and voiced animated characters such as Once-ler in The Lorax. He is part of a bluegrass band and created a Yahoo! Screen web series.
 15 
Kelly Rowland
(Singer-Songwriter and Member of One of the Best-Selling Girl Groups of All Time ‘Destiny's Child’)
Kelly Rowland
32
Birthdate: February 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Four-time Grammy-winning artist Kelly Rowland was part of the R&B group Destiny’s Child, along with Beyoncé. Kelly has also had a successful solo career and has starred in films such as Freddy vs. Jason. She has been a judge on The X Factor and a coach on The Voice

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China Anne McClain
(Actress and Singer)
China Anne McClain
47
Birthdate: August 25, 1998
Sun Sign: Virgo
China Anne McClain gained fame as Jazmine Payne from the series Tyler Perry's House of Payne and Charlotte McKenzie from the film Grown Ups. She gained international recognition with her role as Chyna Parks in A.N.T. Farm. She is part of the music group Thriii and has released bestselling soundtracks.
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Storm Reid
(Actress)
Storm Reid
48
Birthdate: July 1, 2003
Sun Sign: Cancer
Storm Reid is best known for her Teen Choice Award-nominated role of Meg Murry in A Wrinkle in Time. She had earlier gained fame as a child actor in the movie 12 Years a Slave. She later appeared in the Netflix miniseries When They See Us and the series Euphoria.
 18 
Walter White
(American Civil Rights Activist)
Walter White
7
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 1, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: March 21, 1955
 19 
Barry Van Dyke
19
Birthdate: July 31, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo

Barry Van Dyke is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Lieutenant Detective Steve Sloan in the popular crime drama television series Diagnosis: Murder. The son of Dick Van Dyke, Barry followed in the footsteps of his father and went on to work in several TV series alongside his famous father.

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Chandler Riggs
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Birthdate: June 27, 1999
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Steven Soderbergh
(Director, Producer)
Steven Soderbergh
11
Birthdate: January 14, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Halle Bailey
(American Singer-Songwriter and Actress)
Halle Bailey
31
Birthdate: March 27, 2000
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Stephen Dorff
9
Birthdate: July 29, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Stephen Dorff, who was a known face in Kraft commercials in childhood, is best known for playing Roland West in True Detective, Tucker Brannigan in What a Dummy, and Bill Hollister in Deputy. He has also been part of films such as Somewhere, The Motel Life, and Blade.
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Anthony Edwards
(Basketball player)
Anthony Edwards
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 5, 2001
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Jeff Foxworthy
(Comedian)
Jeff Foxworthy
11
Birthdate: September 6, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Bobby Jones
(American Amateur Golfer)
Bobby Jones
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 17, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 18, 1971

Bobby Jones was an American amateur golfer and lawyer. One of the most important personalities in the history of golf, Jones founded or co-founded the Augusta National Golf Club as well as the Masters Tournament. He also helped design the Augusta. Bobby Jones’ innovations, which he brought to the Masters Tournameny, have been used in professional golf tournaments around the world.

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Coco Gauff
(Tennis Player)
Coco Gauff
40
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 13, 2004
Sun Sign: Pisces

Coco Gauff is an American tennis player who became the youngest singles WTA Tour title-holder since 2004 when she won her first WTA title at the 2019 Upper Austria Ladies Linz at the age of 15. Coco Gauff, who has achieved a career-high ranking of 23 in singles, is the youngest player ranked by the WTA in the top 100.

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Rozonda Thomas
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Rozonda Thomas, better known as Chilli, soared to fame as a member of the 1990s’ pop band TLC. She later founded the charity Chilli's Crew and also launched the handbag line Bags by Chilli. She has also released solo singles, produced a biopic, and starred in her own reality show.
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Davido
(Singer-Songwriter)
Davido
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
American-born Nigerian artist David Adedeji Adeleke, better known as Davido, studied business before venturing into music. He soared to fame with his hit tracks Dami Duro and If. He owns a record label, too. His song Fall was the longest-charting Nigerian pop track in the history of Billboard.
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CeeLo Green
(Singer)
CeeLo Green
27
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Five-time Grammy-winning artist CeeLo Green is best known for his hit tracks Crazy and Fuck You/Forget You. He initially gained fame with the hip-hop band Goodie Mob and then turned solo. He has also appeared as a judge on The Voice and voiced Murray in the animated film Hotel Transylvania.
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Eric Esch
(Retired Professional Boxer and Mixed Martial Artist)
Eric Esch
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 3, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Brian Baumgartner
(Actor and Director Best Known for His Role as ‘Kevin Malone’ in the TV Series ‘The Office’)
Brian Baumgartner
6
Birthdate: November 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Brian Baumgartner is an American actor best known for portraying Kevin Malone in the popular TV series, The Office. Thanks to his amazing performance in The Office, Baumgartner was also cast in the series' web series spin-off The Office: The Accountants, for which he received a Daytime Emmy Award under the Outstanding Broadband Program - Comedy category in 2007.

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Summer Walker
(Singer)
Summer Walker
21
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 11, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
 34 
Jaylen Brown
(Basketball player)
Jaylen Brown
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 24, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Normani Hamilton
(Member of One of the Best-Selling Girl Groups of All Time 'Fifth Harmony')
Normani Hamilton
19
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 31, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini

Normani Hamilton is an American dancer and singer. Hamilton, who was part of the popular girl group Fifth Harmony, has won several awards, such as BMI Awards and iHeartRadio Music Awards. Also a philanthropist, Hamilton has been involved with charities like the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. Since 2017, she has been serving as a global ambassador for the American Cancer Society.

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Antonia Gentry
15
Birthdate: September 25, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 37 
Killer Mike
(American Rapper and Actor)
Killer Mike
27
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
 38 
Brenda Lee
(Singer-Songwriter Known for Her 1960 Hit 'I’m Sorry' and 1958’s 'Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree')
Brenda Lee
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 11, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Brenda Lee is a singer best-known for performing country music and pop. One of the earliest pop singers to enjoy a contemporary international following, Lee was among the most-charted singers during the 1960s. A Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Lee is the only female performer to be inducted into both the Country Music and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame.

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Priah Ferguson
31
Birthdate: October 1, 2006
Sun Sign: Libra
 40 
Shameik Moore
(Known for Voicing Miles Morales/Spider-Man in the Film 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse')
Shameik Moore
23
Birthdate: May 4, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus

Best known for his portrayal of Malcolm in the movie Dope, Shameik Moore later began his career with Incredible Crew and later gained fame for voicing Miles Morales in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. A skilled rapper, too, he scored 100,000 downloads with his debut mixtape, I Am Da Beat.

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Walt Frazier
(Former basketball player at point guard who helped the Knicks win NBA Championships in 1970 and 1973)
Walt Frazier
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 29, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Ty Pennington
(TV Host)
Ty Pennington
9
Birthdate: October 19, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Ty Pennington is a well-known American television host, actor, and self-made carpenter. He has hosted several reality series including Extreme Makeover: Home Edition aired on ABC television and TLC program Trading Spaces. The two-time Primetime Emmy Award winner has endorsed many prominent brands as a model. He is also an author and philanthropist.
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AnnaLynne McCord
(Actress)
AnnaLynne McCord
8
Birthdate: July 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Lil Jon
(Rapper)
Lil Jon
26
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Grammy-winning rapper and DJ Jonathan H. Smith, better known as Lil Jon, previously performed as the frontman of the group Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz. He is considered a pioneer of crunk, a hip-hop sub-genre, and has scored Billboard-charting hits such as Cyclone, Yeah!, and Goodies
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Chanel Iman
(Model)
Chanel Iman
14
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: December 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Harris Faulkner
(News Anchor)
Harris Faulkner
22
Birthdate: October 13, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra

Newscaster and TV host, Harris Faulkner, is currently associated with  Fox News Channel.  She hosts her own prime time political franchise called Town Hall America with Harris Faulkner and also a daily daytime show The Faulkner Focus. A much-respected figure in the TV industry, she is the recipient of six Emmy Awards and the Amelia Earhart Pioneering Lifetime Achievement Award. 

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Brooke Baldwin
(Journalist and Television Host of 'CNN Newsroom')
Brooke Baldwin
19
Birthdate: July 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer

Brooke Baldwin is an American television host and journalist. Since 2008, Brooke Baldwin has been an important member of CNN. She has been hosting CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin, which has gained popularity over the years. Also a public speaker, Brooke Baldwin speaks at important events and venues.

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Eric Nam
(Singer-Songwriter and Television Personality)
Eric Nam
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Korean-American pop singer Eric Nam gained fame with his YouTube covers and soon appeared on Birth of a Great Star 2. Named to Forbes’s 30 Under 30 Asia 2017, he also earned GQ’s 2016 Man of The Year tag. He is best known for his phenomenal debut EP, Cloud 9.
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Sally Yates
(36th United States Deputy Attorney General)
Sally Yates
6
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 20, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Lawyer Sally Yates has served as a U.S. attorney and the U.S. deputy attorney general. She was also the acting attorney general for 10 days in 2017, until she was dismissed by Donald Trump for refusing to work according to the Executive Order 13769, or the “Muslim ban.” 
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Taylor Heinicke
(American Football Player)
Taylor Heinicke
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)