Famous People From Delaware

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Located in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States of America is the state of Delaware. With its capital city as Dover and the largest city being Wilmington, Delaware is divided into three counties. It is often referred to as ‘The First State’, as it was the first one to be ratified into the constitution. The state of Delaware is also popularly called various other names such as ‘The Small Wonder’, ‘The Diamond State’ and ‘Blue Hen State’. Many celebrated individuals were born and brought up in Delaware. One fine example would be the six time Grammy winner Stephen Marley, the son of the famous reggae icon Bob Marley. Artists such as George Thorogood and Chuck Wicks were also born in this state. Delaware has created several distinguished and famous actors such as the hilarious Aubrey Plaza, Teri Polo, Ryan Phillippe, Elisabeth Shue. Although the popular Joe Biden was born in Pennsylvania, he was raised in the state of Delaware, where he even represented in the Senate. Even athletes such as Paul Goldschmidt, Colin Burns, Devin Smith and Mark Eaton are from the state. Keep reading to know more people from Delaware & celebs born in Delaware.
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Aubrey Plaza
(Actress Best Known for Her Roles in the Series: 'Parks and Recreation' and 'Legion')
Aubrey Plaza
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Birthdate: June 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Elisabeth Shue
(Best Known for Her Role in the Film 'Leaving Las Vegas' and TV Series ' CSI: Crime Scene Investigation')
Elisabeth Shue
46
Birthdate: October 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Valerie Bertinelli
(Actress and Television Personality Known for Her TV Shows: ‘Valerie's Home Cooking’ and ‘Kids Baking Championship’)
Valerie Bertinelli
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Birthdate: April 23, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Ryan Phillippe
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Birthdate: September 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Teri Polo
(Best Known for Role as ‘Pam Byrnes’ in the Film ‘Meet the Parents’ Trilogy)
Teri Polo
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Birthdate: June 1, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Ashley Biden
(Social Worker, Fashion Designer and Daughter of U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden)
Ashley Biden
69
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Judge Reinhold
(Known for His Roles in the Films: ‘Ruthless People’, ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’, ‘Stripes’ and ‘Gremlins’)
Judge Reinhold
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Birthdate: May 21, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Bryan Stevenson
(American Lawyer, Founder and Executive Director of the ‘Equal Justice Initiative’)
Bryan Stevenson
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 14, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Annie Jump Cannon
(Astronomer)
Annie Jump Cannon
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 11, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 13, 1941
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Elena Delle Donne
(Basketball player)
Elena Delle Donne
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 5, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Jimmie Allen
(Singer)
Jimmie Allen
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Beau Biden
(44th Attorney General of Delaware (2007 - 2015) and Son of US President Joe Biden)
Beau Biden
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: May 30, 2015
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Sara Dylan
(American Actress, Model and First Wife of Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan)
Sara Dylan
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Birthdate: October 25, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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George Thorogood
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 24, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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John Gallagher Jr.
(Actor and Musician Best Known for Originating the Role of ‘Moritz Stiefel’ in the Rock Musical ‘Spring Awakening’)
John Gallagher Jr.
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Stephen Marley
(Jamaican-American Musician and Son of Singer Bob Marley)
Stephen Marley
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 20, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Hunter Biden
(Lawyer, Son of Joe Biden)
Hunter Biden
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Raúl Esparza
(For his role as New York Assistant District Attorney (ADA) Rafael Barba in Law & Order)
Raúl Esparza
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Birthdate: October 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Donte DiVincenzo
(Basketball Player)
Donte DiVincenzo
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 31, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Cynthia Rothrock
(American Martial Artist and Actress)
Cynthia Rothrock
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 8, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Doug Hutchison
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Birthdate: May 26, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Henry Heimlich
(Physician, University teacher)
Henry Heimlich
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: February 3, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 17, 2016
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Mary Ann Shadd
(American-Canadian Activist, Journalist, Publisher and the First Black Woman Publisher in North America)
Mary Ann Shadd
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 9, 1823
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: June 5, 1893
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Delino DeShields
(Baseball player)
Delino DeShields
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Susan Stroman
(Theatre Director)
Susan Stroman
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Birthdate: October 17, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
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Pierre S. du Pont
(Entrepreneur)
Pierre S. du Pont
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 15, 1870
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: April 4, 1954
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David Sills
(American Football Player)
David Sills
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 29, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Caesar Rodney
(Governor of Delaware (1778-81))
Caesar Rodney
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 7, 1728
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: June 26, 1784
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Daniel Pfeiffer
(Podcaster)
Daniel Pfeiffer
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Birthdate: December 24, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Dave Sheridan
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Birthdate: March 10, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Clifford Brown
(Musician)
Clifford Brown
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 26, 1956
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Thomas Capano
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 11, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 19, 2011
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Madison Brengle
(Tennis player)
Madison Brengle
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Jim Thompson
(Businessman)
Jim Thompson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 21, 1906
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 26, 1967
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Walt Hazzard
(Basketball player)
Walt Hazzard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 15, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 18, 2011
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Dallas Green
(Baseball player)
Dallas Green
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 4, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 22, 2017
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Howard Pyle
(American illustrator)
Howard Pyle
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 5, 1853
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: November 9, 1911
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Darnell Savage
(American football player)
Darnell Savage
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 30, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Duron Harmon
(American football player)
Duron Harmon
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 24, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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John P. Marquand
(Known for His Mr. Moto Spy Stories)
John P. Marquand
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 10, 1893
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 16, 1960
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Amir Mansour
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Thomas F. Bayard
(Statesman)
Thomas F. Bayard
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 29, 1828
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: September 28, 1898
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Daniel Nathans
(American Microbiologist Who won Nobel Prize in Medicine for the Discovery of Restriction Enzymes)
Daniel Nathans
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: November 16, 1999
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Angelo Blackson
(American football player)
Angelo Blackson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 14, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Harry Coover
(Inventor)
Harry Coover
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Birthdate: March 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 26, 2011
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Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 15, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: May 9, 2007
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John M. Clayton
(Politician)
John M. Clayton
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 24, 1796
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: November 9, 1856
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Mike Castle
(69th Governor of Delaware)
Mike Castle
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 2, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Oliver Evans
(Inventor)
Oliver Evans
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Birthdate: September 13, 1755
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: April 15, 1819
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Thomas Macdonough
(Naval officer)
Thomas Macdonough
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 31, 1783
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: November 10, 1825