Famous People Born In Honolulu

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Barack Obama
(44th President of the United States (2009-2017))
Barack Obama
337
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo

Former President of the United States, Barack Obama, has the distinction of being the first African-American president of the nation. A civil rights attorney and an academic, he has been credited with bringing about a significant improvement in America’s reputation abroad. His efforts to strengthen international diplomacy was recognized with the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.

 2 
Bruno Mars
(First Artist to Receive five Diamond-certified Songs in the U.S.)
Bruno Mars
111
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra

American singer, Bruno Mars, is one of the best-selling artists of all time. He has a wide range of musical style like R&B, pop, funk, reggae, hip hop and rock. He is also known for his stage performances. Locked Out of Heaven, When I Was Your Man, 24K Magic and That's What I Like are some of his hit songs.

 3 
Nicole Kidman
(One of the Most Influential and Highest-Grossing Actresses of Hollywood)
Nicole Kidman
197
Birthdate: June 20, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini

Australian actress and producer Nicole Kidman is one of the world's highest-paid actresses. She is the founder of the production company Blossom Films. She was twice named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. Besides acting, she has been a Goodwill ambassador for UNICEF since 1994.

 4 
Nicole Scherzinger
(Lead Singer of the American Girl-Group 'Pussycat Dolls')
Nicole Scherzinger
55
Birthdate: June 29, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer

Hawaiian born singer, dancer and television personality, Nicole Scherzinger grabbed attention with TV show Popstars and later as the lead singer of the popular girl’s band, The Pussycat Dolls. She further created a place for herself with her solo albums, acting assignments, participation in reality singing and dancing shows and finally by becoming a judge on various reality shows.

 5 
Kelly Preston
(Actress)
Kelly Preston
66
Birthdate: October 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 12, 2020

Considered one of the most underrated actresses, the late Kelly Preston left her mark in both films and television shows and across a variety of genres. The charming actress starred alongside big Hollywood actors including her husband John Travolta and made her presence felt in most of them.

 6 
Lauren Graham
(Actress and Author Best Known for Her Role as ‘Lorelai Gilmore’ in the TV Series ‘Gilmore Girls’)
Lauren Graham
48
Birthdate: March 16, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces

Lauren Graham is an American actress popular for playing Lorelai Gilmore in the famous television series, Gilmore Girls. Apart from being an actress, Lauren Graham is also an author and has published a couple of books, including a memoir. Also known for her beauty, Lauren has graced the cover of magazines like Health, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Parade, and Self.

 7 
Timothy Olyphant
29
Birthdate: May 20, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus

Timothy Olyphant became known to a wider audience when he portrayed the character of a righteous, brooding Sheriff in the HBO series Deadwood, which ran from 2004 to 2006. He later played the same role in the 2019 film Deadwood: The Movie. He received critical acclaim for playing the role of a deputy US Marshall in the television series Justified.

 8 
Maggie Q
(Actress and Model)
Maggie Q
45
Birthdate: May 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini

Maggie Q is mostly known for her roles in thrillers and action films/series, such as Mission: Impossible III, Designated Survivor, and Nikita. Audiences loved her in Divergent and its sequels. Named by PETA as one of the "Sexiest Vegans" of 2017, Maggie is also a prominent animal rights activist.

 9 
Markiplier
(American YouTube Personality and Podcaster)
Markiplier
27
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: June 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer

Markiplier is a gamer-commentator, comedian, YouTuber, and actor. One of the most popular American YouTubers, Markiplier is also an entrepreneur; he is credited with co-founding Cloak, a clothing company. He also participates in fundraisers and charity live streams, often raising thousands of dollars for charity.

 10 
Bette Midler
(Singer & Actress Known for her Chart Hits 'The Rose', 'Wind Beneath My Wings' and the Movie 'The Rose')
Bette Midler
59
Birthdate: December 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

A singer-songwriter, actress, and comedian, Bette Midler is one of the most decorated American celebrities of her generation. She has won prestigious awards like Grammy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, and Tony Award. Also known for her charity work, Bette Midler founded a non-profit organization called New York Restoration Project in 1995.

 11 
Tia Carrere
(Actress and Singer)
Tia Carrere
29
Birthdate: January 2, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Tia Carrere’s first breakthrough was as Jade Soong in the soap General Hospital. Fans also loved her as Sydney Fox in Relic Hunter. She voiced Nani in the Lilo & Stitch franchise, appeared on the show Dancing with the Stars, and also won two Grammys for her Hawaiian music albums.
 12 
Duke Kahanamoku
(Hawaiian Competition Swimmer Who Popularized the Sport of Surfing)
Duke Kahanamoku
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 24, 1890
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 22, 1968

Duke Kahanamoku was an American competitive swimmer and surfer. He is credited with popularizing the ancient Hawaiian surfing. As a swimmer, Kahanamoku won three gold medals in two different Olympics. Kahanamoku was inducted into both the Surfing Hall of Fame and International Swimming Hall of Fame. He has been also inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame.

 13 
Kelly Hu
(Actress, Former Fashion Model and Beauty-Queen)
Kelly Hu
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: February 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Kelly Hu is best known for her roles in Nash Bridges and Sunset Beach, and in films such as The Scorpion King. She has won the Miss Teen USA and the Miss Hawaii USA pageants and has worked for the rights of Asian Americans and for safeguarding Hawaiian ecology. 
 14 
Michelle Wie
(American Professional Golfer and the Youngest Winner of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links)
Michelle Wie
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra

At 10, Michelle Wie, born to an amateur golfer mother, was the youngest to participate in a USGA amateur championship. Though the Korean-American golfer, who is a five-time LPGA winner, had quit her career after her marriage to sports honcho Jonnie West, she later decided to get back to golf.

 15 
Jacob Batalon
(American Actor Known for His Role as ‘Ned Leeds’ in the MCU ‘Spider-Man’ Film Series)
Jacob Batalon
64
Birthdate: June 9, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini

Jacob Batalon is an actor who is best known for his role as Ned Leeds in Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films. He studied acting at New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts and made his debut in a film in 2016. Since then, he has acted in many TV shows and movies, grabbing his first major role in the film Spider-Man: Homecoming in 2017.

 16 
Liliʻuokalani
(Queen of the Hawaiian Islands (1891-93))
Liliʻuokalani
7
Birthdate: September 2, 1838
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 11, 1917
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 17 
Kyla Ross
(American Former Artistic Gymnast and Coach)
Kyla Ross
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 24, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio

The youngest member of the US artistic gymnastics team at the 2012 London Olympics, Kyla Ross won the team gold at the event, and became the first female gymnast to win the Olympic, the World, and the NCAA championships. Now a youth gymnastics coach, she has also launched her own line of leotards.

 18 
Marcus Mariota
(American Football Player Who Plays as a Quarterback)
Marcus Mariota
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 30, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Marcus Mariota is an American football player. A quarterback, Mariota was an important member of Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL) as he led the Titans to three successive winning seasons. He currently plays for the Las Vegas Raiders. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Mariota serves as an inspiration to many aspiring football players from Hawaii.

 19 
Tahj Mowry
(Best Known for His Role in the TV Show ‘Smart Guy’)
Tahj Mowry
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Birthdate: May 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Known to his fans as TJ from Smart Guy, Tahj Mowry was a versatile child actor of the 1990s. Along with his twin sisters, Tia and Tamera, Tahj ruled the U.S. sitcoms. He later earned accolades for his voice role in the Kim Possible franchise and also dabbled in singing.
 20 
Mark Dacascos
(Actor, Martial Artist & Television Personality)
Mark Dacascos
7
Birthdate: February 26, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces

Mark Dacascos is an actor, trained martial artist, and TV personality. He is proficient in the Wun Hop Kuen Do style of martial arts and has won several karate and kung fu championships. As an actor, he is best known for his role in the action-horror film Brotherhood of the Wolf. He is married to actress Julie Condra.  

 21 
Shannyn Sossamon
(Actress)
Shannyn Sossamon
12
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
8
Birthdate: August 26, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo

Amanda Schull is an American actress known for her portrayal of Jody Sawyer in the 2000 teen drama film Center Stage. A former professional ballet dancer, Schull has also played important roles in other dance-based films like Mao's Last Dancer.

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Travis Browne
(Retired Mixed Martial Artist)
Travis Browne
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer

MMA fighter Travis Browne is a renowned heavyweight who is known for his association with the UFC. He had an undefeated streak for his first 14 professional matches. He was interested in basketball before he ventured into Brazilian jiu-jitsu at 26. He is nicknamed Hapa, because of his mixed ancestry.

 24 
Lois Lowry
(Writer)
Lois Lowry
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 20, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
 25 
Daniel Inouye
(Former United States Senator from Hawaii (1963 - 2012))
Daniel Inouye
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 7, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 17, 2012

Daniel Inouye was a US Senator from Hawaii. He was the highest-ranking Asian-American politician until 2021 when Kamala Harris of Indian origin became vice president. Inouye is also known for his participation in World War II where he lost his right arm. For his bravery in World War II, he was honored with the United States’ highest military award, the Medal of Honor.

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Janel Parrish
(Actress and Singer)
Janel Parrish
11
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Janel Parrish soared to fame with the roles of Mona Vanderwaal in the Pretty Little Liars franchise and Margot Covey in the To All the Boys movie series. The Teen Choice Award-winning actor has also appeared as Young Cosette in the Broadway production of the play Les Misérables.
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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
15
Birthdate: January 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Erin Gray
(Actress)
Erin Gray
6
Birthdate: January 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 29 
Steve Case
(Entrepreneur)
Steve Case
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 21, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
 30 
Keiko Agena
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Lane Kim’ on the TV Series ‘Gilmore Girls’)
Keiko Agena
6
Birthdate: October 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra

Keiko Agena is an American actress best known for portraying Lane Kim in the popular comedy-drama television series, Gilmore Girls, for which she won the 2002 Young Artist Award under the Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Supporting Young Actress category. She is also credited with launching Drunk Monk Podcast.

 31 
Yvonne Elliman
(Singer)
Yvonne Elliman
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 29, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 32 
Janet Mock
(Writer & Transgender Activist Know for Her Debut Book, The Memoir Redefining Realness, Became a New York Times Bestseller)
Janet Mock
10
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
 33 
Mr. Fuji
(American Professional Wrestler and Manager Famous for Often Throwing Salt in the Eyes of Fan Favorite Wrestlers)
Mr. Fuji
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 4, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 28, 2016
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 34 
Konishiki Yasokichi
(American Former Sumo Wrestler and the First Non-Japanese-Born Wrestler to Reach 'ŌZeki')
Konishiki Yasokichi
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Konishiki Yasokichi is a former sumo wrestler of Samoan descent. Born in Hawaii, he became the first non-Japanese-born wrestler to reach ōzeki, the second-highest rank in the sport. He entered sumo as a teenager and made his debut in the top makuuchi division in 1984. He went on to have a successful career and won the top division championship thrice. 

 35 
Thomas Beatie
(Public speaker)
Thomas Beatie
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 20, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 36 
Ron Darling
(Baseball player)
Ron Darling
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 19, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
 37 
Gerry Lopez
(American Surfer and Actor)
Gerry Lopez
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 7, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 38 
John John Florence
(American Professional Surfer)
John John Florence
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 39 
Maile Flanagan
(Actor, Television actor, Stage actor)
Maile Flanagan
4
Birthdate: May 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
 40 
Kalakaua
(Monarch)
Kalakaua
1
Birthdate: November 16, 1836
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: January 20, 1891
 41 
Mike Starr
Mike Starr
14
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 8, 2011
 42 
James Shigeta
(Actor and singer)
James Shigeta
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 17, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: July 28, 2014
 43 
Guy Kawasaki
(American Marketing Specialist and Author)
Guy Kawasaki
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 30, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
 44 
Taylor Wily
(Former Sumo Wrestler and Actor Known for His Recurring Role as 'Kamekona Tupuola' on TV Series 'Hawaii Five-0')
Taylor Wily
2
Birthdate: November 14, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Taylor Wily is an American actor, former mixed martial artist, and sumo wrestler. Wily, who is of American Samoan origin, had a brief career in sumo wrestling before he chose to try his hand at mixed martial arts. He then joined The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) where he competed only for a night.

 45 
Hiram Bingham III
(American Academic, Explorer and Politician)
Hiram Bingham III
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 19, 1875
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 6, 1956

Best known for his research on the Machu Picchu in the Peruvian Andes, American archaeologist Hiram Bingham III had learned mountaineering from his missionary father. Though not a professional archaeologist, he ventured into exploration after gaining an interest in South America while teaching South American history at Yale.

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Tanga Loa
(Wrestler)
Tanga Loa
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 47 
Egan Inoue
(Brazilian Former Mixed Martial Artist)
Egan Inoue
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 48 
Darin Brooks
(Actor)
Darin Brooks
1
Birthdate: May 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 49 
James Mercer
(Singer-songwriter)
James Mercer
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 26, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Isiah Kiner-Falefa
(Baseball player)
Isiah Kiner-Falefa
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 23, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries