Famous People From Maryland

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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
(American Former Competitive Swimmer and the Most Successful Olympian of All Time With a Total of 28 Medals)
Michael Phelps
46
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
23
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1822
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 10, 1913
 3 
Babe Ruth
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players of All Time)
Babe Ruth
31
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 6, 1895
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 16, 1948
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Frederick Douglass
(American Social Reformer, Abolitionist, Orator, Writer, and Statesman)
Frederick Douglass
12
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 14, 1818
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 20, 1895
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Thurgood Marshall
(Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1967 - 1991))
Thurgood Marshall
22
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 2, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 24, 1993
 6 
Frank Vincent Zappa
(One of the Most Innovative and Stylistically Diverse Musicians of His Generation)
Frank Vincent Zappa
20
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 21, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 4, 1993
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Logic
(Rapper Known for His 'Young Sinatra' Mixtape Series)
Logic
25
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 22, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Anna Faris
(American Actress Who is Known for Her Performances in Comedic Roles)
Anna Faris
44
Birthdate: November 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Tom Clancy
(American Author Best Known for His Novel ‘The Hunt for Red October’)
Tom Clancy
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 12, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: October 1, 2013
 10 
Penn Badgley
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Birthdate: November 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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David Hasselhoff
(American Actor and TV Personality Who Holds a Guinness World Record as the Most Watched Man on TV)
David Hasselhoff
18
Birthdate: July 17, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 12 
Julie Bowen
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Claire Dunphy’ on the TV Series ‘Modern Family’)
Julie Bowen
18
Birthdate: March 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Pete Sampras
(American Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Pete Sampras
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 14 
Linda Hamilton
(American Actress Known for Her TV Series ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Terminator’ Film Series)
Linda Hamilton
17
Birthdate: September 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
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Scott Hall
(One of the Most Charismatic Performers in the Modern History of Professional Wrestling)
Scott Hall
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 20, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 14, 2022
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 16 
Toni Braxton
(One of the Best-Selling Female R&B Artist In History)
Toni Braxton
18
Birthdate: October 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Cass Elliot
(American Singer Who was a Member of the Folk-Rock Band 'The Mamas & the Papas')
Cass Elliot
18
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 29, 1974
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 18 
John Wilkes Booth
(American Stage Actor Who Assassinated United States President Abraham Lincoln)
John Wilkes Booth
42
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: May 10, 1838
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 26, 1865
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Muggsy Bogues
(Basketball player)
Muggsy Bogues
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 20 
Parker Posey
(Queen of the Indies)
Parker Posey
7
Birthdate: November 8, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Gervonta Davis
21
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 7, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 22 
Victor Oladipo
(American-Nigerian Basketball Player Who Plays as a Shooting Guard)
Victor Oladipo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Thomas Jane
(American Actor Known for His Role in the Series 'The Expanse')
Thomas Jane
6
Birthdate: February 22, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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John Astin
(Actor and Director Known for His Role as ‘Gomez Addams’ in the TV Series ‘The Addams Family’)
John Astin
12
Birthdate: March 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Shane McMahon
(American Professional Wrestler, Founder and Executive Chairman of 'Ideanomics')
Shane McMahon
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 15, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 26 
Lance Reddick
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Birthdate: December 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Cal Ripken Jr.
(Baseball Shortstop)
Cal Ripken Jr.
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 24, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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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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Lewis Black
(Comedian)
Lewis Black
5
Birthdate: August 30, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Todd Gurley
(American football player)
Todd Gurley
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 3, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Kate Siegel
(Actress)
Kate Siegel
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Birthdate: August 9, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Stacy Keibler
(American Retired Professional Wrestler and Actress)
Stacy Keibler
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Nicole Ari Parker
(Actress Known for Her Films: ‘The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love’ and ‘Boogie Nights’)
Nicole Ari Parker
7
Birthdate: October 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Sean Murray
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Birthdate: November 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 35 
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)
 36 
Michael Flynn
(24th United States National Security Advisor (Jan 2017 - Feb 2017))
Michael Flynn
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 37 
Mike Rowe
(Television Host and Narrator Known for His TV Series ‘Dirty Jobs’ and ‘Somebody's Gotta Do It’)
Mike Rowe
9
Birthdate: March 18, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 38 
Doug Flutie
(American football player)
Doug Flutie
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 23, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Erin Burnett
(News Anchor and Host of 'Erin Burnett OutFront' on CNN)
Erin Burnett
7
Birthdate: July 2, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
 40 
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)
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Tamar Braxton
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 42 
Markelle Fultz
(Basketball player)
Markelle Fultz
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 29, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'3" (190 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 
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)
 45 
Trevon Diggs
(American football player)
Trevon Diggs
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 20, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 46 
Philip Glass
(Founder of the Philip Glass Ensemble)
Philip Glass
3
Birthdate: January 31, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 47 
Stefon Diggs
(American football player)
Stefon Diggs
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 29, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 48 
Len Bias
(Basketball player)
Len Bias
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 9, 1986
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 49 
Frank Stallone
(Singer, Guitarist and Actor)
Frank Stallone
5
Birthdate: July 30, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Josh Charles
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Birthdate: September 5, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)