Famous People From Oklahoma

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Oklahoma is a state rich in culture and diversity. Having derived its name from the Choctaw word which literally translates to ‘red people’, Oklahoma is often referred to as ‘The Land of the Red’ and ‘Native America’. Oklahoma is home to various European languages and over 23 Native American languages and is also commonly known as ‘The Sooner State’. The geographical terrain of the lands in Oklahoma comprises of The Great Plains, Cross Timbers and Interior Highlands which often result in extreme weather conditions. Many globally famous people are born in Oklahoma and proudly call it their home. Great musicians such as Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Gareth Brooks and Toby Keith, were all born in the state of Oklahoma. The state has also produced some mind-blowing actors such as the Academy Award winning actor Brad Pitt, the popular and versatile Chuck Norris, and award winning director Ron Howard. Oklahoma has also been responsible for creating some talented athletes and sportsmen such as baseball player Matt Kemp, basketball star Blake Griffin and professional wrestler Bill Goldberg. You will be quite surprised by the complete list of celebrities who are from Oklahoma.
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 1 
Brad Pitt
(American Actor Who is Known for His Good Looks and for His Portrayal of Unconventional Characters)
Brad Pitt
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Birthdate: December 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 2 
Chuck Norris
(Martial Artist and Actor Best Known for His Action Movies)
Chuck Norris
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 10, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 3 
Ron Howard
(Director, Producer and Former Child Actor)
Ron Howard
35
Birthdate: March 1, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Reba McEntire
(One of the Most Popular Female Country Vocal Artists of the Late 20th Century)
Reba McEntire
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Blake Shelton
(Country Music Singer and Television Personality)
Blake Shelton
46
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 6 
Olivia Munn
(Actress)
Olivia Munn
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Birthdate: July 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Troyal Garth Brooks
(Only Best-Selling Music Artist in History to have Nine Albums That Achieved Diamond Status in the US)
Troyal Garth Brooks
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 8 
Jim Thorpe
(Athlete)
Jim Thorpe
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 28, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: March 28, 1953
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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James Marsden
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Birthdate: September 18, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Kristin Chenoweth
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Birthdate: July 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
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Mickey Mantle
(One of the Greatest Switch Hitters in Baseball History)
Mickey Mantle
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 20, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: August 13, 1995
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 12 
Carrie Underwood
(Country Singer)
Carrie Underwood
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Bill Hader
(Best Known for His Work as a Cast Member on 'Saturday Night Live')
Bill Hader
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Birthdate: June 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 14 
Sam Walton
(Businessman)
Sam Walton
28
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 29, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 5, 1992
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Bill Goldberg
(Four-time World Champion in His Professional Wrestling Career (WWE & WCW))
Bill Goldberg
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 27, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 16 
Dr. Phil McGraw
(Television Host)
Dr. Phil McGraw
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Birthdate: September 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
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James Garner
(Actor and Producer Best Known for His Role as ‘Bret Maverick’ in the Western ABC Series ‘Maverick’)
James Garner
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Birthdate: April 7, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 19, 2014
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 18 
Vince Gill
(Country Music Singer, Songwriter and Musician)
Vince Gill
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 12, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Woody Guthrie
(Singer-songwriter)
Woody Guthrie
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 14, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 3, 1967
 20 
Rue McClanahan
(Actress and Comedian Best Known for Her Role as Blanche Devereaux on TV Sitcom ‘The Golden Girls’)
Rue McClanahan
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Birthdate: February 21, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 3, 2010
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Blake Griffin
(American Professional Basketball Player Who Plays as a Power Forward)
Blake Griffin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 22 
Stephen Hillenburg
(Creator of the Nickelodeon Animated TV Series 'SpongeBob SquarePants')
Stephen Hillenburg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 21, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: November 26, 2018
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Lee Pace
(Actor Known for His TV Series ‘Pushing Daisies’ and Films: ‘Soldier's Girl’ and ‘The Good Shepherd’)
Lee Pace
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Birthdate: March 25, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Jeanne Tripplehorn
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Birthdate: June 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Alfre Woodard
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Films ‘Annabelle’ and the Remake of ‘The Lion King’)
Alfre Woodard
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Birthdate: November 8, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Jennifer Jones
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Birthdate: March 2, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 17, 2009
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Blake Edwards
(American filmmaker)
Blake Edwards
8
Birthdate: July 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 15, 2010
 28 
St. Vincent
(Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who was a member of the Polyphonic Spree as well as a collaborator with Andrew Bird, Arcade Fire, and Kid Cudi)
St. Vincent
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
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B. J. Thomas
(Singer)
B. J. Thomas
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: May 29, 2021
 30 
Chet Baker
(Trumpeter and Vocalist Known for Major Innovations in 'Cool Jazz')
Chet Baker
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 13, 1988
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Ree Drummond
(Blogger)
Ree Drummond
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Birthdate: January 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Vera Miles
(Retired Actress Best Known for Her Role as ‘Lila Crane’ in the Film ‘Psycho’ and ‘Psycho II’)
Vera Miles
7
Birthdate: August 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Toby Keith
(Country Music Singer Known for His Rousing Anthems to the U.S. Soldiers Serving in the Middle East)
Toby Keith
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 8, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 34 
Will Rogers
(Vaudeville Performer, Humorist)
Will Rogers
7
Birthdate: November 4, 1879
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 15, 1935
 35 
Ryan Tedder
(Singer-songwriter)
Ryan Tedder
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 36 
Johnny Bench
(Baseball player)
Johnny Bench
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 7, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 37 
Hoda Kotb
(Journalist and Co-Anchor of The NBC Show 'Today')
Hoda Kotb
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Birthdate: August 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Huda Kattan
(American Makeup Artist, Beauty Blogger and YouTuber)
Huda Kattan
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: October 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 39 
Wes Welker
(American Football player)
Wes Welker
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Wes Studi
(Actor)
Wes Studi
4
Birthdate: December 17, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Tony Randall
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Birthdate: February 26, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: May 17, 2004
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 42 
Ben Johnson
(Canadian Sprinter Who was the World's Fastest Man During the 1987-88 Season)
Ben Johnson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 30, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Tim Blake Nelson
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Birthdate: May 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 44 
Cleavon Little
(Known for His Role as ‘Dr. Jerry Noland’ in the TV Series ‘Temperatures Rising’)
Cleavon Little
5
Birthdate: June 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: October 22, 1992
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 45 
Brian Bosworth
(American Former Football Linebacker)
Brian Bosworth
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 46 
Meaghan Oppenheimer
(Screenwriter)
Meaghan Oppenheimer
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Birthdate: March 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
 47 
Rance Howard
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Birthdate: November 17, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: November 25, 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 48 
Tracy Letts
(Actor, Screenwriter)
Tracy Letts
7
Birthdate: July 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 49 
Ben Johnson
(Stuntman)
Ben Johnson
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Birthdate: June 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 8, 1996
 50 
Josh Jacobs
(American Football player)
Josh Jacobs
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 11, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)