Famous People 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.

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 1 Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali
37
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 3, 2016
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 2 Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp
46
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 3 Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln
32
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 16th President of the United States (1861-1865)
Birthdate: February 12, 1809
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: April 15, 1865
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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 4 Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence
46
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 5 Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson
8
Famous As: Journalist and Author
Birthdate: July 18, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 20, 2005
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 6 Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn
5
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 14, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
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 7 George Clooney

George Clooney
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 6, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 8 Josh Hutcherson

Josh Hutcherson
20
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 9 Billy Ray Cyrus

Billy Ray Cyrus
12
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: American singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 10 Christopher Stapleton

Christopher Stapleton
2
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 15, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 11 Jennifer Carpenter

Jennifer Carpenter
5
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 12 Michael Shannon

Michael Shannon
6
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 7, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 13 Chrishell Stause

Chrishell Stause
5
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 14 Jack Harlow

Jack Harlow
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: March 13, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces
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 15 Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Davis
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of the Confederate States of America
Birthdate: June 3, 1808
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: December 6, 1889

 16 Rosemary Clooney

Rosemary Clooney
5
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Actress
Birthdate: May 23, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 29, 2002
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 17 Rob Riggle

Rob Riggle
4
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 21, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 18 Boyd Holbrook

Boyd Holbrook
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: September 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 19 Tinashe Kachingwe

Tinashe Kachingwe
2
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: February 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 20 Jim Varney

Jim Varney
4
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 10, 2000
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 21 Dwight Yoakam

Dwight Yoakam
3
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 23, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 22 Harry Dean Stanton

Harry Dean Stanton
5
Famous As: Aactor
Birthdate: July 14, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: September 15, 2017
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 23 Keith Whitley

Keith Whitley
5
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 1, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 9, 1989

 24 Chris Hardwick

Chris Hardwick
3
Famous As: Stand-up Comedian, Actor
Birthdate: November 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 25 D'Angelo Russell

D'Angelo Russell
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: February 23, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 26 Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: February 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 27 Sean Young

Sean Young
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Famous As: American actress
Birthdate: November 20, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 28 Bryson Tiller

Bryson Tiller
3
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: January 2, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 29 Maggie Lawson

Maggie Lawson
5
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 30 Trace Cyrus

Trace Cyrus
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 31 Mary Travers

Mary Travers
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: September 16, 2009
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 32 Miles Heizer

Miles Heizer
0
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 16, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 33 Larry Flynt

Larry Flynt
4
Birthdate: November 1, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 34 Mary Todd Lincoln

Mary Todd Lincoln
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: First Lady of the United States (1861-65)
Birthdate: December 13, 1818
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 16, 1882
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 35 Tyson Gay

Tyson Gay
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Sprinter, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: August 9, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 36 Kevin Richardson

Kevin Richardson
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: singer, musician, model, songwriter
Birthdate: October 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 37 Josh Dallas

Josh Dallas
7
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 38 Brian Littrell

Brian Littrell
2
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Musician, Songwriter
Birthdate: February 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 39 Francis Gary Powers

Francis Gary Powers
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Pilot
Birthdate: August 17, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 1, 1977

 40 Crystal Gayle

Crystal Gayle
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 9, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 41 Molly Sims

Molly Sims
0
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: May 25, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 42 Miss Elizabeth

Miss Elizabeth
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: November 19, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: May 1, 2003
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 43 Melissa McBride

Melissa McBride
2
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 23, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 44 Diane Sawyer

Diane Sawyer
2
Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: December 22, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 45 Sarah Wright

Sarah Wright
1
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra

 46 Rebecca Gayheart

Rebecca Gayheart
3
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: August 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 47 Sturgill Simpson

Sturgill Simpson
4
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 8, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 48 Wes Unseld

Wes Unseld
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: March 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 49 Demetrious Johnson

Demetrious Johnson
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: August 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 50 Patricia Neal

Patricia Neal
2
Famous As: actor, television actor, film actor
Birthdate: January 20, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 8, 2010