Famous People From Rhode Island

Situated in the New England region of the United States, Rhode Island is one of the least populous states in the entire North American continent. Books that speak in length about the great American civil war, definitely mention the ‘Battle of Rhode island’ episode, such is the historic significance of this state. Apart from its places of interest and rich history, the state has also been popular for being a home to several famous celebrities. Renowned music composer Wendy Carlos, famous American politicians Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse as well as singer/songwriter Tanya Donnelly are a few world famous celebrities who are originally from Rhode Island. Jack Reed, a member of the ‘Democratic Party’, has represented the American state in the ‘U.S House Of Representatives’ from 1991 to 1997. He also falls in the league of high profile politicians in the United States today. Scroll below to know the names of other famous people who hail from Rhode Island. A few of these names might take you by surprise.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 H. P. Lovecraft

H. P. Lovecraft.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist, Editor
Birthdate: August 20, 1890
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 15, 1937
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 2 Olivia Culpo

Olivia Culpo.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: May 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 3 Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: July 20, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer

 4 Pauly D

Pauly D.
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Famous As: DJ, Television Personality
Birthdate: July 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 5 Payne Stewart

Payne Stewart.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: January 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 25, 1999

 6 Damien Chazelle

Damien Chazelle
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: January 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 7 Harry Anderson

Harry Anderson.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 14, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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 8 Yohan Blake

Yohan Blake
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: December 26, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 9 Marilyn Chambers

Marilyn Chambers
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 22, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 12, 2009
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 10 Mena Suvari

Mena Suvari.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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 11 Van Johnson

Van Johnson.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 25, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 12, 2008
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 12 Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
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Famous As: Talk Show Host
Birthdate: May 28, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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 13 Nemanja Matić

Nemanja Matić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: August 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 14 Vinny Paz

Vinny Paz
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: December 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 15 Lukasz Gottwald

Lukasz Gottwald
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra

 16 Nicholas Colasanto

Nicholas Colasanto.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 19, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 12, 1985
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 17 Sam Berns

Sam Berns
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: October 23, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 10, 2014

 18 Ruth Buzzi

Ruth Buzzi.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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 19 Alfred North Whitehead

Alfred North Whitehead.
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Famous As: Mathematician, Philosopher
Birthdate: February 15, 1861
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 30, 1947

 20 Matthew C. Perry

Matthew C. Perry.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Naval Officer
Birthdate: April 10, 1794
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 4, 1858
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 21 George M. Cohan

George M. Cohan.
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Famous As: American playwright
Birthdate: July 3, 1878
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: November 5, 1942

 22 Sulla

Sulla
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Dictator
Birthdate: 0138 BC
Died: 0078 BC
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 23 Tim Sylvia

Tim Sylvia
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed Martial Arts Fighter
Birthdate: March 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)

 24 Wendy Carlos

Wendy Carlos
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 14, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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 25 Sweyn Forkbeard

Sweyn Forkbeard
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Famous As: King of Denmark
Birthdate: April 17, 0963
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 10, 1014

 26 Michaela McManus

Michaela McManus.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 27 Nathanael Greene

Nathanael Greene.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military Commander
Birthdate: August 7, 1742
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 19, 1786

 28 Demetrius Andrade

Demetrius Andrade
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: February 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 29 Aaron T. Beck

Aaron T. Beck
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Psychiatrist, University teacher, Psychologist
Birthdate: July 18, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer

 30 Lincoln Chafee

Lincoln Chafee
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former United States Senator
Birthdate: March 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
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 31 Amy Van Nostrand

Amy Van Nostrand.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 11, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 32 Joan Holloway

Joan Holloway
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 22, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 31, 2014
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 33 Robert Aldrich

Robert Aldrich
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: August 9, 1918
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 5, 1983

 34 Floyd Landis

Floyd Landis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Racing Cyclist
Birthdate: October 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 35 Nadia Bjorlin

Nadia Bjorlin
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 36 Spike Dudley

Spike Dudley
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional wrestler, Teacher
Birthdate: August 13, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo

 37 Nap Lajoie

Nap Lajoie
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: September 5, 1874
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 7, 1959

 38 Spalding Gray

Spalding Gray
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 11, 2004
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 39 Sam Daly

Sam Daly
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 40 Blu Cantrell

Blu Cantrell
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces

 41 David Angell

David Angell
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Famous As: Producer
Birthdate: April 10, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 11, 2001

 42 Shanna Moakler

Shanna Moakler.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Fashion Model & Actress
Birthdate: March 28, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 43 Harry Secombe

Harry Secombe
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: September 8, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: April 11, 2001
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 44 Claudia Jordan

Claudia Jordan
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Famous As: Actor, Model, Television actor
Birthdate: April 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 45 Robert Capron

Robert Capron.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 9, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer

 46 Jesse Leach

Jesse Leach
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer

 47 Martha McSally

Martha McSally
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 22, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 48 Josh Schwartz

Josh Schwartz.
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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: August 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 49 Jason Marsden

Jason Marsden
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Famous As: Actor, Film director, Film actor, Television actor
Birthdate: January 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 50 Norm Abram

Norm Abram
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra