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 
Johnny Depp
(Actor and Producer Best Known for His Role in the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Film Series)

Johnny Depp
103
Birthdate: June 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 2 
Muhammad Ali
(The Greatest Heavyweight Boxer of All Time)

Muhammad Ali
85
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 3, 2016
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 3 
Abraham Lincoln
(16th President of the United States (1861-1865))

Abraham Lincoln
81
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 12, 1809
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: April 15, 1865
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Jennifer Lawrence
82
Birthdate: August 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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George Clooney
54
Birthdate: May 6, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 6 
Loretta Lynn
(Singer-songwriter)

Loretta Lynn
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 14, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
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Hunter S. Thompson
(Journalist and Author)

Hunter S. Thompson
25
Birthdate: July 18, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 20, 2005
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Christopher Stapleton
(Named ‘Artist-Songwriter Of the Decade’ by ACM)

Christopher Stapleton
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 15, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Josh Hutcherson
44
Birthdate: October 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 10 
Jack Harlow
(Rapper)

Jack Harlow
44
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 13, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Billy Ray Cyrus
(American singer-songwriter)

Billy Ray Cyrus
23
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

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Michael Shannon
10
Birthdate: August 7, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Jennifer Carpenter
12
Birthdate: December 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

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Chrishell Stause
10
Birthdate: July 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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 15 
Rosemary Clooney
(Singer, Actress)

Rosemary Clooney
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 23, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 29, 2002

 16 
Jefferson Davis
(Former President of the Confederate States of America)

Jefferson Davis
40
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 3, 1808
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: December 6, 1889
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Rob Riggle
(Actor)

Rob Riggle
13
Birthdate: April 21, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 18 
Tinashe Kachingwe
(Her Single "2 On" featuring 'Schoolboy Q' Reached Number One on The Rhythmic Airplay Chart)

Tinashe Kachingwe
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Rajon Rondo
(Basketball player)

Rajon Rondo
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 20 
Jim Varney
(Actor)

Jim Varney
17
Birthdate: June 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 10, 2000
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Harry Dean Stanton
10
Birthdate: July 14, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: September 15, 2017
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

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Keith Whitley
(Singer-songwriter)

Keith Whitley
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 1, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 9, 1989
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Dwight Yoakam
(Singer-songwriter)

Dwight Yoakam
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 23, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

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D'Angelo Russell
(Basketball player)

D'Angelo Russell
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 23, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Chris Hardwick
(Stand-up Comedian, Actor)

Chris Hardwick
6
Birthdate: November 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 26 
Maggie Lawson
(Actress)

Maggie Lawson
9
Birthdate: August 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Bryson Tiller
(Best Known for Hit Single 'Don't')

Bryson Tiller
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 2, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 28 
Mary Todd Lincoln
(First Lady of the United States (1861-65))

Mary Todd Lincoln
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 13, 1818
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 16, 1882
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Francis Gary Powers
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 17, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 1, 1977

 30 
Boyd Holbrook
(Actor, Model)

Boyd Holbrook
7
Birthdate: September 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Molly Sims
(Model)

Molly Sims
3
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 25, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 32 
Trace Cyrus
(Musician)

Trace Cyrus
14
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Miss Elizabeth
(Wrestler)

Miss Elizabeth
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 19, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: May 1, 2003
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 34 
Mary Travers
(Singer-Songwriter and Member of the Folk Music Group ‘Peter, Paul and Mary’)

Mary Travers
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: September 16, 2009

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Crystal Gayle
23
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 9, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

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Miles Heizer
11
Birthdate: May 16, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 37 
Sean Young
(American actress)

Sean Young
16
Birthdate: November 20, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

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Josh Dallas
9
Birthdate: December 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 39 
Tyson Gay
(Sprinter, Athletics competitor)

Tyson Gay
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

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Melissa McBride
8
Birthdate: May 23, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

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Kevin Richardson
(singer, musician, model, songwriter)

Kevin Richardson
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

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Diane Sawyer
(Journalist)

Diane Sawyer
6
Birthdate: December 22, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Wynonna Judd
(One of the Best-Selling Country Artists of All Time)

Wynonna Judd
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 44 
Patricia Neal
(A major star of the 1950s and 60s, she was the recipient of an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and two British Academy Film Awards)

Patricia Neal
5
Birthdate: January 20, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 8, 2010
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 45 
Wes Unseld
(Basketball Player)

Wes Unseld
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 2, 2020
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 46 
Sturgill Simpson
(Country Singer-songwriter Known for His Albums 'High Top Mountain' and 'Metamodern Sounds in Country Music')

Sturgill Simpson
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 8, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 47 
Demetrious Johnson
(Mixed martial artist)

Demetrious Johnson
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 48 
Don Everly
(Singer)

Don Everly
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 49 
Brian Littrell
(Singer, Musician, Songwriter)

Brian Littrell
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 50 
Dakota Meyer
(United States Marine)

Dakota Meyer
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)