Famous People From Maryland

Maryland, situated in the Atlantic region of the United States is one of the smallest and highly populated states in America. The name of the state has been derived from Henrietta Maria of France, a former monarch. Although its capital is Annapolis, the city of Baltimore is the biggest in the whole of Maryland. The state is known for many landmark buildings and places of historic importance. Apart from these reasons, the state is also famous for being associated with many distinguished personalities we know today. Actors like Julie Bowen, Jade Pinkett Smith, Mike Rowe and comedian Lewis Black belong to this American state. Apart from being known as Hollywood heartthrob Will Smith’s wife, Jade has carved a niche of her own. She has acted in several acclaimed films like ‘The Nutty Professor’, ‘Ali’ and two flicks of the ‘Matrix’ franchise. Here are the names of other famous personalities who hail from Maryland & few of the celebs who were born in Maryland.

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 1 
Michael Phelps
(Won 28 Olympic Medals in Swimming)

Michael Phelps
28
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 2 
Harriet Tubman
(Activist and Abolitionist Known for Her Efforts in Rescuing Slaves and Abolition of Slavery)

Harriet Tubman
18
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 30, 1985, 1822
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 10, 1913

 3 
Babe Ruth
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players of All Time)

Babe Ruth
24
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 6, 1895
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 16, 1948
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 4 
Frederick Douglass
(Abolitionist, Social Reformer)

Frederick Douglass
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1818 AD
Died: February 20, 1895
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 5 
Thurgood Marshall
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1967-1991))

Thurgood Marshall
16
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 2, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 24, 1993

 6 

Frank Vincent Zappa
19
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 21, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 4, 1993
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 7 
Logic
(Rapper Known for His 'Young Sinatra' Mixtape Series)

Logic
18
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 22, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 8 
Tom Clancy
(Novelist)

Tom Clancy
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 12, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: October 1, 2013
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 9 
Anna Faris
(Known for Her Comedic Roles)

Anna Faris
36
Birthdate: November 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 10 
Pete Sampras
(Tennis player)

Pete Sampras
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 11 
Julie Bowen
(Actress)

Julie Bowen
15
Birthdate: March 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 12 

Penn Badgley
35
Birthdate: November 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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David Hasselhoff
11
Birthdate: July 17, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 14 
Scott Hall
(Professional wrestler)

Scott Hall
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 20, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 14, 2022
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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 15 
Toni Braxton
(One of the Best-Selling Female R&B Artist In History)

Toni Braxton
9
Birthdate: October 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 16 

Linda Hamilton
13
Birthdate: September 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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 17 
Cass Elliot
(Singer)

Cass Elliot
15
Birthdate: September 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 29, 1974
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 18 
Muggsy Bogues
(Basketball player)

Muggsy Bogues
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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 19 

Thomas Jane
5
Birthdate: February 22, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 20 
Victor Oladipo
(Basketball player)

Victor Oladipo
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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 21 
Parker Posey
(Queen of the Indies)

Parker Posey
6
Birthdate: November 8, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 22 
John Astin
(Actor)

John Astin
9
Birthdate: March 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Gervonta Davis
19
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 7, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 24 
Shane McMahon
(Entrepreneur)

Shane McMahon
9
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 15, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 25 

Lance Reddick
9
Birthdate: December 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 26 
Ta-Nehisi Coates
(Author and Journalist Known for His Non-Fiction Books: ‘The Beautiful Struggle’ and ‘Between the World and Me’)

Ta-Nehisi Coates
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
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 27 
Todd Gurley
(American football player)

Todd Gurley
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 3, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 28 
Cal Ripken Jr.
(Baseball Shortstop)

Cal Ripken Jr.
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 24, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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 29 
Lewis Black
(Comedian)

Lewis Black
4
Birthdate: August 30, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo

 30 
Kate Siegel
(Actress)

Kate Siegel
16
Birthdate: August 9, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 31 
Stacy Keibler
(Professional Wrestler)

Stacy Keibler
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 32 

Sean Murray
6
Birthdate: November 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 33 
JC Chasez
(Singer-songwriter, producer best known as a former member of the boy band NSYNC)

JC Chasez
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 8, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 34 
Michael Flynn
(Former United States National Security Advisor)

Michael Flynn
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 1, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 35 
Mike Rowe
(Television Presenter)

Mike Rowe
7
Birthdate: March 18, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 36 

Nicole Ari Parker
5
Birthdate: October 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 37 
Erin Burnett
(News anchor)

Erin Burnett
5
Birthdate: July 2, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer

 38 
John Waters
(Known for His Transgressive Cult Films and Director of the Comedy Film 'Hairspray')

John Waters
7
Birthdate: April 22, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 39 
Trevon Diggs
(American football player)

Trevon Diggs
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 20, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 40 
Philip Glass
(Founder of the Philip Glass Ensemble)

Philip Glass
2
Birthdate: January 31, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 41 

Tamar Braxton
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 42 
Doug Flutie
(American football player)

Doug Flutie
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 23, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 43 
Joel Madden
(Lead Vocalist for the Pop Punk Band "Good Charlotte")

Joel Madden
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 11, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 44 
Markelle Fultz
(Basketball player)

Markelle Fultz
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 29, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 45 
Stefon Diggs
(American football player)

Stefon Diggs
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 29, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 46 
Len Bias
(Basketball player)

Len Bias
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 9, 1986
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)

 47 
Daniel Stern
(Best Known for His Role as 'Marv Murchins' in the 'Home Alone' Series )

Daniel Stern
4
Birthdate: August 28, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 48 
Rian Johnson
(Filmmaker)

Rian Johnson
4
Birthdate: December 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 49 
Upton Sinclair
(American writer)

Upton Sinclair
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 20, 1878
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 25, 1968

 50 
Spike Jonze
(Actor, director)

Spike Jonze
6
Birthdate: October 22, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)