Jennifer Lawrence, Johnny Depp, Abraham Lincoln, Muhammad Ali & Boyd Holbrook are some of the celebrities who hail from Kentucky.

The Commonwealth of Kentucky or simply Kentucky is one of the four states declared as a commonwealth and is located in east south-central section of the United States of America. Commonly known as the ‘bluegrass state’, Kentucky enjoys a humid, subtropical climate and a Southern culture. Kentucky was originally a part of Virginia, before it branched out to be a separate state. Its largest city is Louisville and Frankfort is its capital of the state. It is internationally renowned for Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), horse racing, bluegrass music, coal and college basketball. Many world-famous individuals were born and brought up in the state of Kentucky. From the ravishing George Clooney to the bold Johnny Depp, many promising celebrities were born and raised in Kentucky, who have made it huge in different walks of life be it film, politics, music or academics. Jennifer Lawrence, Billy Ray Cyrus and Conrad Bachmann were born in the state of Kentucky. You will be surprised as to how many distinguished personalities have hailed from this state, keep reading to find out.
Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence
(Actress)

15 August 1990

Indian Hills, Kentucky, U.S.

American

Leo

Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln
(American President.)

12 February 1809

15 April 1865

Hodgenville, Kentucky, U.S.

American

Aquarius

Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali

17 January 1942

03 June 2016

Louisville

American

Capricorn

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
(Actor)

09 June 1963

Owensboro

American

Gemini

George ClooneyGeorge Clooney
(Actor)

06 May 1961

Lexington

American

Taurus

Michael ShannonMichael Shannon
(Actor)

07 August 1974

Lexington, Kentucky, United States

American

Leo

Artimus PyleArtimus Pyle
(Drummer)

15 July 1948

Louisville, Kentucky

American

Cancer

Jennifer CarpenterJennifer Carpenter
(Actress)

07 December 1979

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

American

Sagittarius

Rajon RondoRajon Rondo
(Basketball player)

22 February 1986

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

American

Pisces

Jefferson DavisJefferson Davis
(Former President of the Confederate States of America)

03 June 1808

06 December 1889

Fairview

American

Gemini

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
(Journalist and Author)

18 July 1937

20 February 2005

Louisville

American

Cancer

Loretta LynnLoretta Lynn
(American singer-songwriter)

14 April 1932

Butcher Hollow

American

Aries

Sean YoungSean Young
(American actress)

20 November 1959

Louisville

American

Scorpio

Josh HutchersonJosh Hutcherson
(Actor)

12 October 1992

Union

American

Libra

Kit CarsonKit Carson
(Explorer & Soldier)

24 December 1809

23 May 1868

Madison County

American

Capricorn

Harry Dean StantonHarry Dean Stanton
(Aactor)

14 July 1926

15 September 2017

West Irvine, Kentucky

American

Cancer

Boyd HolbrookBoyd Holbrook
(Actor, Model)

01 September 1981

Prestonsburg, Kentucky

American

Virgo

Billy Ray CyrusBilly Ray Cyrus
(American singer-songwriter)

25 August 1961

Flatwoods, Kentucky, U.S.

American

Virgo

Rosemary ClooneyRosemary Clooney
(Singer)

23 May 1928

29 June 2002

Maysville

American

Gemini

Christopher Ryan HardwickChris Hardwick
(Stand-up Comedian, Actor)

23 November 1971

Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.

American

Sagittarius

Larry FlyntLarry Flynt

01 November 1942

Magoffin County, Kentucky, USA

American

Scorpio

Trace CyrusTrace Cyrus
(Musician)

24 February 1989

Ashland, Kentucky, United States

American

Pisces

Rumer WillisRumer Willis
(Actress)

16 August 1988

Paducah, Kentucky, United States

American

Leo

Chrishell StauseChrishell Stause
(Actress)

21 July 1981

Draffenville, Kentucky, United States

American

Cancer

Dwight YoakamDwight Yoakam
(Singer)

23 October 1956

Pikeville, Kentucky, U.S.

American

Libra

Diane SawyerDiane Sawyer
(Journalist)

22 December 1945

Glasgow, Kentucky, United States

American

Sagittarius

Crystal GayleCrystal Gayle
(Singer)

09 January 1951

Paintsville

American

Capricorn

Matt BevinMatt Bevin
(62nd Governor of Kentucky)

09 January 1967

Denver, Colorado, U.S.

American

Capricorn

Jim VarneyJim Varney
(Actor)

15 June 1949

10 February 2000

Lexington, Kentucky

American

Gemini

Henry ClayHenry Clay
(Political Leader)

12 April 1777

29 June 1852

Hanover County, Virginia, United States

American

Aries

Brian LittrellBrian Littrell
(Singer, Musician, Songwriter)

20 February 1975

Lexington

American

Pisces

Nick LacheyNick Lachey
(Singer-songwriter and Actor)

09 November 1973

Harlan

American

Scorpio

Wynonna JuddWynonna Judd
(Singer-songwriter)

30 May 1964

Ashland

American

Gemini

Kevin OlusolaKevin Olusola
(Beatboxer)

05 October 1988

Owensboro, Kentucky, USA

American

Libra

Irene DunneIrene Dunne
(Actress)

20 December 1898

04 December 1990

Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.

American

Sagittarius

Wendell BerryWendell Berry

05 August 1934

Henry County

American

Leo

Ciara BravoCiara Bravo
(Actress)

18 March 1997

Alexandria, Kentucky, United States

American

Pisces

Louis BrandeisLouis Brandeis
(Former Lawyer & US Supreme Court Associate Justice)

13 November 1856

05 October 1941

Louisville, Kentucky

American

Scorpio

John C. BreckinridgeJohn C. Breckinridge
(Former Vice President of the United States)

16 January 1821

17 May 1875

Lexington

American

Capricorn

Steven Curtis ChapmanSteven Curtis Chapman
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)

21 November 1962

Paducah, Kentucky, U.S.

American

Scorpio

Leigh-Allyn BakerLeigh-Allyn Baker
(Actress, Voice Actor)

13 March 1972

Murray, Kentucky, United States

American

Pisces

Alben W. BarkleyAlben W. Barkley
(35th Vice President of the U.S)

24 November 1877

30 April 1956

Lowes, Kentucky

American

Sagittarius

Galadriel StinemanGaladriel Stineman
(Actress)

20 October 1990

Kentucky, United States

American

Libra

Adlai Stevenson IAdlai Stevenson I
(23rd Vice President of the United States)

23 October 1835

14 June 1914

Christian County

American

Libra

Richard Mentor JohnsonRichard Mentor Johnson
(9th Vice President of the U.S.A)

17 October 1780

19 November 1850

Louisville

American

Libra

Michael Rainey JrMichael Rainey Jr
(Actor)

22 September 2000

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

American

Virgo

Tinashe KachingweTinashe Kachingwe
(Singer-Songwriter)

06 February 1993

Lexington, Kentucky, United States

American

Aquarius

Allen AllensworthAllen Allensworth
(Baptist Minister, Educator, Army Officer)

07 April 1842

14 September 1914

Louisville, Kentucky

American

Aries

Leanna DeckerLeanna Decker
(Model & Instagram Star)

31 August 1991

Ashland, Kentucky

American

Virgo

DeVore LedridgeDeVore Ledridge
(Actress)

13 June 2001

Lexington, Kentucky, USA

American

Gemini

Baddiewinkle (Helen Ruth Van Winkle)Baddiewinkle (Helen Ruth Van Winkle)
(Instagram Star)

18 July 1928

Hazard, Kentucky, United States

American

Cancer

Audrey NetheryAudrey Nethery
(Vlogger)

20 October 2008

Kentucky

American

Libra

Chris StapletonChris Stapleton
(Singer-songwriter)

15 April 1978

Lexington

American

Aries

Mary Todd LincolnMary Todd Lincoln
(Politician)

13 December 1818

16 July 1882

Lexington

American

Sagittarius

Patricia NealPatricia Neal
(actor, television actor, film actor)

20 January 1926

08 August 2010

Packard

American

Capricorn

Victor MatureVictor Mature
(actor, stage actor, television actor, film actor)

29 January 1913

04 August 1999

American

Aquarius

Garrett MorganGarrett Morgan
(Inventor)

04 March 1877

27 July 1963

Claysville

American

Pisces

Gus Van SantGus Van Sant
(American film director)

24 July 1952

Louisville

American

Leo

Naomi JuddNaomi Judd
(Nurse, Motivational speaker, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer)

11 January 1946

Ashland

American

Capricorn

Sue GraftonSue Grafton
(American author)

24 April 1940

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

American

Taurus

Larry BirkheadLarry Birkhead
(Photographer)

22 January 1973

Louisville

American

Aquarius

Mary TraversMary Travers
(Singer-songwriter, Composer)

09 November 1936

16 September 2009

Louisville

American

Scorpio

Adrian BelewAdrian Belew
(Guitarist, Singer, Composer, Songwriter)

23 December 1949

Covington

American

Capricorn

Ricky SkaggsRicky Skaggs
(American singer)

18 July 1954

Cordell, Kentucky, U.S.

American

Cancer

Patty LovelessPatty Loveless
(American singer)

04 January 1957

Pikeville, Kentucky, United States

American

Capricorn

Tyson GayTyson Gay
(Sprinter, Athletics competitor)

09 August 1982

Lexington

American

Leo

Shaun AlexanderShaun Alexander
(American football player)

30 August 1977

Florence

American

Virgo

Jim JamesJim James
(singer, singer-songwriter, guitarist)

27 April 1978

Louisville

American

Taurus

Countee CullenCountee Cullen
(American poet)

30 May 1903

09 January 1946

Gemini

Helen ThomasHelen Thomas
(Television Personality, Journalist)

04 August 1920

20 July 2013

Winchester

American

Leo

John Marshall HarlanJohn Marshall Harlan
(Former Attorney General of Kentucky)

01 June 1833

14 October 1911

Boyle County, Kentucky, United States

American

Gemini

Robert Penn WarrenRobert Penn Warren
(poet, novelist, writer, literary critic, journalist)

24 April 1905

1989 AD

Todd County

American

Taurus

Suzan-Lori ParksSuzan-Lori Parks
(American playwright)

10 May 1963

Fort Knox, Kentucky, United States

American

Taurus

Lance BurtonLance Burton
(Stage magician)

10 March 1960

Columbia

American

Pisces

William Wells BrownWilliam Wells Brown
(Writer, Historian, Novelist)

06 November 1814

06 November 1884

Lexington

American

Scorpio

Montgomery BlairMontgomery Blair
(lawyer, judge)

10 May 1813

27 July 1883

Franklin County

American

Taurus

Robert H. GrubbsRobert H. Grubbs
(Chemist, Autobiographer, University teacher)

27 February 1942

Possum Trot

American

Pisces

Bob EdwardsBob Edwards
(radio personality, journalist)

16 May 1947

Louisville

American

Taurus

John Sherman CooperJohn Sherman Cooper
(Politician, Judge, Lawyer, Diplomat, American football player)

23 August 1901

21 February 1991

Somerset

American

Leo

D.W. GriffithD.W. Griffith
(Film Actor, Theater Actor, Director)

1875 AD

1948 AD

Don EverlyDon Everly
(Singer)

1937 AD