Famous People From Florida

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Florida is the 22nd most widespread and 3rd most populous state in the United States. Literally meaning ‘land of flowers’, it is located in the southeastern region of the country, with Tallahassee as its capital. It enjoys the longest coastline in all of America, and extends like a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean and the Straits of Florida. Miami metropolitan area is in fact the most populous and popular area of Florida, which continues to attract celebrities from various spheres of life. The state enjoys diversity as Native American, European, Hispanic, Latino and African American culture and heritage is omnipresent in the states’ culture, cuisine and architecture. Many distinguished and celebrated individuals were born in the city of Florida. One such person would be American rapper, singer and songwriter Flo Rida, who derived his name from his hometown Florida. From the legendary Jim Morrison to the popular Jason Derulo, Florida has been place where icons were born. Even prominent celebrities such as Mandy Moore, Vanilla Ice, Enrique Iglesias and T-Pain, all hail from the ‘Sunshine State’ that is Florida. Here is a list of some more celebrities from the state of Florida.
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 1 
Ariana Grande
(The Most Streamed Female Artist Ever)
Ariana Grande
381
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 2 
XXXTentacion
(Rapper Well Known for His Depressing, and at Times Devastating Music)
XXXTentacion
680
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 23, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 18, 2018
 3 
Roman Reigns
(American Professional Wrestler and Longest-Reigning WWE Universal Champion)
Roman Reigns
117
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Jim Morrison
(Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'The Doors')
Jim Morrison
55
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 8, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 3, 1971
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Tom Petty
(Rock Singer, Guitarist)
Tom Petty
33
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: October 2, 2017
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 6 
Bob Ross
(Painter)
Bob Ross
40
Birthdate: October 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 4, 1995
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Deion Sanders
(Former American Football Player, Coach and Only Athlete to Play in Both 'Super Bowl' and 'World Series')
Deion Sanders
23
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 8 
Anya Taylor-Joy
(Actress Known for Her Role in the Series: 'Peaky Blinders', 'The Queen's Gambit' and the Film 'Emma')
Anya Taylor-Joy
155
Birthdate: April 26, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Vince Carter
(American Former Professional Basketball Player Who Played as the Shooting Guard / Small Forward )
Vince Carter
22
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 26, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 10 
Sidney Poitier
(Director and the First African-American to Win an Academy Award for Best Actor)
Sidney Poitier
13
Birthdate: February 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 6, 2022
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Bella Thorne
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Role in TV Series 'Shake It Up' and 'The Babysitter' Film Series)
Bella Thorne
111
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 8, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 12 
Eva Mendes
(Actress Best Known for Her Films: 'Hitch', '2 Fast 2 Furious' and 'Ghost Rider')
Eva Mendes
26
Birthdate: March 5, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Sarah Paulson
(Actress)
Sarah Paulson
49
Birthdate: December 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 14 
YNW Melly
(Rapper)
YNW Melly
121
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 1, 1999
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Lil Pump
(American Rapper Known for His Single 'Gucci Gang')
Lil Pump
113
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 17, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
 16 
Debbie Harry
(Singer-songwriter)
Debbie Harry
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Norman Reedus
(Actor and Model Known for His Role as ‘Daryl Dixon’ in the TV Series ‘The Walking Dead’)
Norman Reedus
16
Birthdate: January 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 18 
Pitbull
(One of the Best-Selling Rappers of All-Time)
Pitbull
51
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 19 
Antonio Brown
(American Football Wide Receiver )
Antonio Brown
41
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 20 
Ron DeSantis
(46th Governor of Florida )
Ron DeSantis
157
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Kodak Black
(American Rapper Known for His Albums: ‘Painting Pictures’, ‘Dying to Live’ and ‘Bill Israel’)
Kodak Black
43
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 11, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
 22 
Carla Gugino
(Actress)
Carla Gugino
16
Birthdate: August 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Maya Rudolph
(Actress, Comedian and Singer)
Maya Rudolph
65
Birthdate: July 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
 24 
Victoria Justice
(Actress & Pop Singer)
Victoria Justice
35
Birthdate: February 19, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Wesley Snipes
(Known for His Action Roles in Films 'Blade' and 'Passenger 57')
Wesley Snipes
18
Birthdate: July 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
 26 
Ray Lewis
(American Football Player)
Ray Lewis
16
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 15, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Riley Reid
(Actress)
Riley Reid
28
Birthdate: July 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 28 
Bobby Shmurda
(Rapper and Songwriter Best Known for His Singles: ‘Hot Nigga’, ‘Bobby Bitch’ and ‘No Time for Sleep’)
Bobby Shmurda
20
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Tiffany Trump
(Daughter of Donald Trump)
Tiffany Trump
80
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 30 
Emmitt Smith
(American Football Player)
Emmitt Smith
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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William H. Macy
14
Birthdate: March 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 32 
Faye Dunaway
(One of the Most Beautiful and Greatest Actresses of Her Generation)
Faye Dunaway
10
Birthdate: January 14, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Mimi Rogers
(Actress)
Mimi Rogers
17
Birthdate: January 27, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 34 
Lamar Jackson
(Football player)
Lamar Jackson
21
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 35 
Peyton List
(Actress)
Peyton List
26
Birthdate: April 6, 1998
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 36 
Josh Gad
(Actor and Voice Artist Known for His Roles in the Films: 'Beauty and the Beast' and 'Frozen' Series)
Josh Gad
21
Birthdate: February 23, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 37 
Wilmer Valderrama
(Known for His Role as 'Fez' in the Popular Sitcom ‘That '70s Show')
Wilmer Valderrama
16
Birthdate: January 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 38 
Sofia Daccarett Char
(Actress and Singer Best Known for Her Role as ‘Evie’ in the ‘Descendants’ Television Film Series)
Sofia Daccarett Char
14
Birthdate: April 10, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 39 
Chris Evert
(American Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Chris Evert
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 21, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 40 
Bailee Madison
(T.V. Actress)
Bailee Madison
25
Birthdate: October 15, 1999
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 41 
Matthew Stafford
(American Football Quarterback)
Matthew Stafford
26
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 42 
Brittany Snow
(Actress)
Brittany Snow
8
Birthdate: March 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 43 
Jason Derulo
(Best Known for His Singles “Whatcha Say,” "In My Head" and "Wiggle")
Jason Derulo
33
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 44 
Dan Bilzerian
(Poker Player, Businessman & Social Media Influencer)
Dan Bilzerian
35
Birthdate: December 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Tracy McGrady
(Shooting Guard, Small Forward)
Tracy McGrady
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 24, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 46 
Danielle Bregoli
86
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 26, 2003
Sun Sign: Aries
 47 
Billy Beane
(Baseball player, Executive Vice President of the Oakland Athletics)
Billy Beane
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 29, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
 48 
Kayleigh McEnany
(Political Commentator)
Kayleigh McEnany
39
Birthdate: April 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 49 
Derrick Henry
(American football player)
Derrick Henry
23
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 50 
Laila Ali
(One of the Greatest Female Boxers of All Time)
Laila Ali
23
Birthdate: December 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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