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.
Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali
17 January 1942, American
 
Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln
12 February 1809, American
American President.

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963, American
Actor

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence
15 August 1990, American
Actress

George ClooneyGeorge Clooney
06 May 1961, American
Actor

Billy Ray CyrusBilly Ray Cyrus
25 August 1961, American
American singer-songwriter
Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
18 July 1937, American
Journalist and Author

Jennifer CarpenterJennifer Carpenter
07 December 1979, American
Actress

Boyd HolbrookBoyd Holbrook
01 September 1981, American
Actor, Model

Trace CyrusTrace Cyrus
24 February 1989, American
Musician
Loretta LynnLoretta Lynn
14 April 1932, American
American singer-songwriter

Josh HutchersonJosh Hutcherson
12 October 1992, American
Actor
Jefferson DavisJefferson Davis
03 June 1808, American
Former President of the Confederate States of

Rajon RondoRajon Rondo
22 February 1986, American
Basketball player

Michael ShannonMichael Shannon
07 August 1974, American
Actor
Sean YoungSean Young
20 November 1959, American
American actress

Chrishell StauseChrishell Stause
21 July 1981, American
Actress
Rumer WillisRumer Willis
16 August 1988, American
Actress

Jim VarneyJim Varney
15 June 1949, American
Actor

Mary Todd LincolnMary Todd Lincoln
13 December 1818, American
Former First Lady of the United States
Harry Dean StantonHarry Dean Stanton
14 July 1926, American
Aactor

Maggie LawsonMaggie Lawson
12 August 1980, American
Actress
Nick LacheyNick Lachey
09 November 1973, American
Singer-songwriter and Actor

Dwight YoakamDwight Yoakam
23 October 1956, American
Singer

Christopher Ryan HardwickChris Hardwick
23 November 1971, American
Stand-up Comedian, Actor

Josh DallasJosh Dallas
18 December 1978, American
Actor
Rosemary ClooneyRosemary Clooney
23 May 1928, American
Singer
Brian LittrellBrian Littrell
20 February 1975, American
Singer, Musician, Songwriter

Keith WhitleyKeith Whitley
01 July 1955, American
Singer

Diane SawyerDiane Sawyer
22 December 1945, American
Journalist

Audrey NetheryAudrey Nethery
20 October 2008, American
Vlogger
Steve KazeeSteve Kazee
30 October 1975, American
Actor

Crystal GayleCrystal Gayle
09 January 1951, American
Singer

Larry FlyntLarry Flynt
01 November 1942, American
 

Rebecca BroussardRebecca Broussard
03 January 1963, American
Actress

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Telma HopkinsTelma Hopkins
28 October 1948, American
Singer, Actress
William MapotherWilliam Mapother
17 April 1965, American
Actor

James BestJames Best
26 July 1926, American
Actor
Wynonna JuddWynonna Judd
30 May 1964, American
Singer-songwriter

William ConradWilliam Conrad
27 September 1920, American
Actor, Director

Warren OatesWarren Oates
05 July 1928, American
Actor
Miles HeizerMiles Heizer
16 May 1994, American
Actor

Virgil EarpVirgil Earp
18 July 1843, American
Police Officer
Matt BevinMatt Bevin
09 January 1967, American
62nd Governor of Kentucky

Kit CarsonKit Carson
24 December 1809, American
Explorer & Soldier

Bryson TillerBryson Tiller
02 January 1993, American
Rapper

Irene DunneIrene Dunne
20 December 1898, American
Actress

Ciara BravoCiara Bravo
18 March 1997, American
Actress
Adrian BelewAdrian Belew
23 December 1949, American
Guitarist, Singer, Composer, Songwriter

Lynndie EnglandLynndie England
08 November 1982, American
Soldier

Kevin OlusolaKevin Olusola
05 October 1988, American
Beatboxer

Steven Curtis ChapmanSteven Curtis Chapman
21 November 1962, American
Singer-songwriter, Musician
Wendell BerryWendell Berry
05 August 1934, American
 

Louis BrandeisLouis Brandeis
13 November 1856, American
Former Lawyer & US Supreme Court Associate Justice
John C. BreckinridgeJohn C. Breckinridge
16 January 1821, American
Former Vice President of the United States

Artimus PyleArtimus Pyle
15 July 1948, American
Drummer

Bill MonroeBill Monroe
13 September 1911, American
 
Leigh-Allyn BakerLeigh-Allyn Baker
13 March 1972, American
Actress, Voice Actor

Alben W. BarkleyAlben W. Barkley
24 November 1877, American
35th Vice President of the U.S
John HensleyJohn Hensley
29 August 1977, American
Actor

Adlai Stevenson IAdlai Stevenson I
23 October 1835, American
23rd Vice President of the United States

Thomas Hunt MorganThomas Hunt Morgan
25 September 1866, American
Geneticist
Galadriel StinemanGaladriel Stineman
20 October 1990, American
Actress

Richard Mentor JohnsonRichard Mentor Johnson
17 October 1780, American
9th Vice President of the U.S.A
Leanna DeckerLeanna Decker
31 August 1991, American
Model & Instagram Star

Michael Rainey JrMichael Rainey Jr
22 September 2000, American
Actor

Allen TateAllen Tate
19 November 1899, American
Poet

Tinashe KachingweTinashe Kachingwe
06 February 1993, American
Singer-Songwriter
Abraham FlexnerAbraham Flexner
13 November 1866, American
Educator
Clayton BushClayton Bush
08 June 2000, American
American Football Player

Allen AllensworthAllen Allensworth
07 April 1842, American
Baptist Minister, Educator, Army Officer

Lonnie AliLonnie Ali
 , American
Muhammad Ali's Widow

Holly BankemperHolly Bankemper
23 November 1964, American
Cris Collinsworth’s Wife
Brandon AshurBrandon Ashur
09 September 1985, American
YouTuber

DeVore LedridgeDeVore Ledridge
13 June 2001, American
Actress

Baddiewinkle (Helen Ruth Van Winkle)Baddiewinkle (Helen Ruth Van Winkle)
18 July 1928, American
Instagram Star

Philip Allen SharpPhilip Allen Sharp
06 June 1944, American
Geneticist, Molecular Biologist

Christopher StapletonChristopher Stapleton
15 April 1978, American
Singer
Brooke BushBrooke Bush
30 March 1999, American
YouTuber

Connor HutchersonConnor Hutcherson
02 May 1996, American
Josh Hutcherson's Brother
Jessica WeixlerJessica Weixler
08 June 1981, American
Actress

Chris StapletonChris Stapleton
15 April 1978, American
Singer-songwriter

Don GummerDon Gummer
12 December 1946, American
Sculptor
Rebecca GayheartRebecca Gayheart
12 August 1971, American
Model

TinasheTinashe
06 February 1993, American
Actor, Singer-songwriter, Dancer, Film director,
Ned BeattyNed Beatty
06 July 1937, American
Actor

Patricia NealPatricia Neal
20 January 1926, American
actor, television actor, film actor

Larry BirkheadLarry Birkhead
22 January 1973, American
Photographer

Kelly RutherfordKelly Rutherford
06 November 1968, American
Actress
Victor MatureVictor Mature
29 January 1913, American
actor, stage actor, television actor, film actor

Gus Van SantGus Van Sant
24 July 1952, American
American film director
Edgar CayceEdgar Cayce
18 March 1877, American
Psychic

Josh HopkinsJosh Hopkins
12 September 1970, American
Actor

Mary TraversMary Travers
09 November 1936, American
Singer-songwriter, Composer

Naomi JuddNaomi Judd
11 January 1946, American
Nurse, Motivational speaker, Musician,
Mia ZapataMia Zapata
25 August 1965, American
Singer, Musician, Guitarist, Pianist