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.
Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
(Actor)

09 June 1963

American

Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln
(American President.)

12 February 1809

American

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence
(Actress)

15 August 1990

American

Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali

17 January 1942

American

George ClooneyGeorge Clooney
(Actor)

06 May 1961

American

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

23 November 1971

American

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

18 July 1937

American

Rajon RondoRajon Rondo
(Basketball player)

22 February 1986

American

Sean YoungSean Young
(American actress)

20 November 1959

American

Rumer WillisRumer Willis
(Actress)

16 August 1988

American

Josh HutchersonJosh Hutcherson
(Actor)

12 October 1992

American

Jennifer CarpenterJennifer Carpenter
(Actress)

07 December 1979

American

Loretta LynnLoretta Lynn
(American singer-songwriter)

14 April 1932

American

Michael ShannonMichael Shannon
(Actor)

07 August 1974

American

Dwight YoakamDwight Yoakam
(Singer)

23 October 1956

American

Boyd HolbrookBoyd Holbrook
(Actor, Model)

01 September 1981

American

Billy Ray CyrusBilly Ray Cyrus
(American singer-songwriter)

25 August 1961

American

Brian LittrellBrian Littrell
(Singer, Musician, Songwriter)

20 February 1975

American

Trace CyrusTrace Cyrus
(Musician)

24 February 1989

American

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

03 June 1808

American

Harry Dean StantonHarry Dean Stanton
(Aactor)

14 July 1926

American

Nick LacheyNick Lachey
(Singer-songwriter and Actor)

09 November 1973

American

Rosemary ClooneyRosemary Clooney
(Singer)

23 May 1928

American

Mary Todd LincolnMary Todd Lincoln
(Former First Lady of the United States)

13 December 1818

American

Jim VarneyJim Varney
(Actor)

15 June 1949

American

Larry FlyntLarry Flynt

01 November 1942

American

Crystal GayleCrystal Gayle
(Singer)

09 January 1951

American

Wynonna JuddWynonna Judd
(Singer-songwriter)

30 May 1964

American

Kit CarsonKit Carson
(Explorer & Soldier)

24 December 1809

American

Diane SawyerDiane Sawyer
(Journalist)

22 December 1945

American

Henry ClayHenry Clay
(Political Leader)

12 April 1777

American

Artimus PyleArtimus Pyle
(Drummer)

15 July 1948

American

Chrishell StauseChrishell Stause
(Actress)

21 July 1981

American

Michael Rainey JrMichael Rainey Jr
(Actor)

22 September 2000

American

Ciara BravoCiara Bravo
(Actress)

18 March 1997

American

Kevin OlusolaKevin Olusola
(Beatboxer)

05 October 1988

American

Irene DunneIrene Dunne
(Actress)

20 December 1898

American

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

13 November 1856

American

Wendell BerryWendell Berry

05 August 1934

American

Audrey NetheryAudrey Nethery
(Vlogger)

20 October 2008

American

Matt BevinMatt Bevin
(62nd Governor of Kentucky)

09 January 1967

American

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

16 January 1821

American

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

21 November 1962

American

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

13 March 1972

American

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

24 November 1877

American

Galadriel StinemanGaladriel Stineman
(Actress)

20 October 1990

American

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

23 October 1835

American

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

17 October 1780

American

Leanna DeckerLeanna Decker
(Model & Instagram Star)

31 August 1991

American

Mel Ignatow Mel Ignatow
(Murderer)

26 March 1938

American

Tinashe KachingweTinashe Kachingwe
(Singer-Songwriter)

06 February 1993

American

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

07 April 1842

American

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

18 July 1928

American

DeVore LedridgeDeVore Ledridge
(Actress)

13 June 2001

American

Christopher StapletonChristopher Stapleton
(Singer)

15 April 1978

American

Chris StapletonChris Stapleton
(Singer-songwriter)

15 April 1978

American

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

20 January 1926

American

Gus Van SantGus Van Sant
(American film director)

24 July 1952

American

Mary TraversMary Travers
(Singer-songwriter, Composer)

09 November 1936

American

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

11 January 1946

American

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

29 January 1913

American

Sue GraftonSue Grafton
(American author)

24 April 1940

American

Ricky SkaggsRicky Skaggs
(American singer)

18 July 1954

American

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

23 December 1949

American

Tyson GayTyson Gay
(Sprinter, Athletics competitor)

09 August 1982

American

Larry BirkheadLarry Birkhead
(Photographer)

22 January 1973

American

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

27 April 1978

American

Patty LovelessPatty Loveless
(American singer)

04 January 1957

American

Shaun AlexanderShaun Alexander
(American football player)

30 August 1977

American

Helen ThomasHelen Thomas
(Television Personality, Journalist)

04 August 1920

American

Garrett MorganGarrett Morgan
(Inventor)

04 March 1877

American

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

24 April 1905

American

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

01 June 1833

American

Countee CullenCountee Cullen
(American poet)

30 May 1903

Lance BurtonLance Burton
(Stage magician)

10 March 1960

American

Suzan-Lori ParksSuzan-Lori Parks
(American playwright)

10 May 1963

American

Phillip Allen SharpPhillip Allen Sharp
(Geneticist)

06 June 1944

American

Phillip Allen SharpPhillip Allen Sharp
(Geneticist)

06 June 1944

American

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

23 August 1901

American

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

27 February 1942

American

Montgomery BlairMontgomery Blair
(lawyer, judge)

10 May 1813

American