Famous People From Hawaii

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Considered to be one of the world’s most popular travel destinations, the state of Hawaii, came into existence only as recently as 1959. Thus, it was declared the 50th state of the USA. Its volcanic mountains and dirt free, exotic beaches make it a tourist’s paradise. Thus, this American state attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world every year. Apart from its natural beauty, there’s another reason why Hawaii has been in the news during recent times – its famous faces. Former American President and noted Democratic Party leader Barack Obama was born in the island state. Most of you would probably know how he went on to script a whole new chapter in history. Likewise, singer Bruno Mars, Academy Award winning actress Nicole Kidman, actor and former model Jason Momoa as well as American football star Manti Te’o are other distinguished personalities from Hawaii. There are several other celebrities whom you didn’t know belonged to Hawaii. This list will reveal the names of those individuals.
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Barack Obama
(44th President of the United States (2009-2017))
Barack Obama
242
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 2 
Bruno Mars
(First Artist to Receive five Diamond-certified Songs in the U.S.)
Bruno Mars
87
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
 3 
Nicole Kidman
(One of the Most Influential and Highest-Grossing Actresses of Hollywood)
Nicole Kidman
128
Birthdate: June 20, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Jason Momoa
(Actor Best Known for His Role in the TV Series 'Game of Thrones' and Film 'Aquaman')
Jason Momoa
91
Birthdate: August 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Nicole Scherzinger
(Lead Singer of the American Girl-Group 'Pussycat Dolls')
Nicole Scherzinger
37
Birthdate: June 29, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 6 
Kelly Preston
(Actress)
Kelly Preston
45
Birthdate: October 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 12, 2020
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Lauren Graham
(Actress and Author Best Known for Her Role as ‘Lorelai Gilmore’ in the TV Series ‘Gilmore Girls’)
Lauren Graham
25
Birthdate: March 16, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Timothy Olyphant
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Birthdate: May 20, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Maggie Q
(Actress and Model)
Maggie Q
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Birthdate: May 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 10 
Israel Kamakawiwoʻole
(The Best Hawaiian Musician of All Time)
Israel Kamakawiwoʻole
24
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 20, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 26, 1997
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Bette Midler
(Singer & Actress Known for her Chart Hits 'The Rose', 'Wind Beneath My Wings' and the Movie 'The Rose')
Bette Midler
32
Birthdate: December 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 12 
Markiplier
(American YouTube Personality and Podcaster)
Markiplier
20
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: June 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Bethany Hamilton
17
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 14 
Tia Carrere
(Actress and Singer)
Tia Carrere
13
Birthdate: January 2, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Tua Tagovailoa
(American football player)
Tua Tagovailoa
16
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 2, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 16 
Jacob Batalon
(American Actor Known for His Role as ‘Ned Leeds’ in the MCU ‘Spider-Man’ Film Series)
Jacob Batalon
43
Birthdate: June 9, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Max Holloway
(Mixed martial artist)
Max Holloway
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 4, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 18 
Kelly Hu
(Actress, Former Fashion Model and Beauty-Queen)
Kelly Hu
24
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: February 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Auli'i Cravalho
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Voice of the Titular Character in the Disney Animated Film ‘Moana’)
Auli'i Cravalho
18
Birthdate: November 22, 2000
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 20 
Travis Browne
(American Retired Mixed Martial Artist)
Travis Browne
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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Robert Kiyosaki
(Businessman, Author and Founder of 'Rich Global LLC' and the 'Rich Dad Company')
Robert Kiyosaki
15
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
 22 
Tahj Mowry
(Best Known for His Role in the TV Show ‘Smart Guy’)
Tahj Mowry
10
Birthdate: May 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Marcus Mariota
(American Football Player Who Plays as a Quarterback)
Marcus Mariota
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 30, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 24 
Shannyn Sossamon
7
Birthdate: October 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Amanda Schull
(Known for Her Lead Role in the Film 'Center Stage' and the TV Series 'Suits')
Amanda Schull
2
Birthdate: August 26, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 26 
Jack Johnson
(Singer-songwriter)
Jack Johnson
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Janel Parrish
(Actress and Singer)
Janel Parrish
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 28 
Mark Dacascos
(Actor, Martial Artist & Television Personality)
Mark Dacascos
5
Birthdate: February 26, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Liliʻuokalani
(Queen of the Hawaiian Islands (1891-93))
Liliʻuokalani
5
Birthdate: September 2, 1838
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 11, 1917
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 30 
Ryan Higa
(American Internet Personality Who is Best Known for His Comedy Videos on YouTube)
Ryan Higa
11
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: June 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Daniel Inouye
(Former United States Senator from Hawaii (1963 - 2012))
Daniel Inouye
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 7, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 17, 2012
 32 
Carrie Ann Inaba
(Television personality, dancer, choreographer best known for her work on ABC TV's Dancing with the Stars for which she has served as a judge since 2005)
Carrie Ann Inaba
8
Birthdate: January 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Lois Lowry
(Writer)
Lois Lowry
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 20, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
 34 
Kamehameha I
(King of Hawaii)
Kamehameha I
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Birthdate: 1758 AD
Died: May 8, 1819
 35 
Duke Kahanamoku
(Hawaiian Competition Swimmer Who Popularized the Sport of Surfing)
Duke Kahanamoku
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 24, 1890
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 22, 1968
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 36 
Erin Gray
(Actress)
Erin Gray
3
Birthdate: January 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 37 
Keiko Agena
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Lane Kim’ on the TV Series ‘Gilmore Girls’)
Keiko Agena
4
Birthdate: October 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 38 
Lia Marie Johnson
(Actress, Singer, Songwriter)
Lia Marie Johnson
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Birthdate: November 23, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 39 
Michelle Wie
(Golfer who won her first and only major at the 2014 U.S. Women's Open)
Michelle Wie
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Mike Starr
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 8, 2011
 41 
Candis Cayne
(Actress)
Candis Cayne
5
Birthdate: August 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Gavin Leatherwood
(Actor and Singer Known for His Role as ‘Nicholas Scratch’ in the TV Series ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’)
Gavin Leatherwood
13
Birthdate: June 7, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Manti Te'o
(American Football Player)
Manti Te'o
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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B.J. Penn
(Mixed martial artist)
B.J. Penn
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 13, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 45 
Steve Case
(Entrepreneur)
Steve Case
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 21, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
 46 
Yvonne Elliman
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 29, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 47 
Tasya van Ree
(Painter and Photographer)
Tasya van Ree
9
Birthdate: April 30, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
 48 
Siena Agudong
(Actress)
Siena Agudong
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Birthdate: August 19, 2004
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 49 
Janet Mock
(Writer & Transgender Activist Know for Her Debut Book, The Memoir Redefining Realness, Became a New York Times Bestseller)
Janet Mock
6
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Kyla Ross
(American Former Artistic Gymnast and Current Assistant Coach for the 'Arkansas Razorbacks Gymnastics Team')
Kyla Ross
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 24, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)