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.

Vote for Your Favourite People From Rhode Island

 1 H. P. Lovecraft

H. P. Lovecraft
8
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 20, 1890
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 15, 1937

 2 Olivia Culpo

Olivia Culpo
8
Famous As: Social media personality
Birthdate: May 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 3 Damien Chazelle

Damien Chazelle
1
Famous As: Director
Birthdate: January 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Recommended Lists:

 4 Pauly D

Pauly D
6
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: DJ, Television Personality
Birthdate: July 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Recommended Lists:

 5 Payne Stewart

Payne Stewart
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: January 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 25, 1999

 6 Harry Anderson

Harry Anderson
3
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 14, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
Recommended Lists:

 7 Mena Suvari

Mena Suvari
7
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress, Fashion Designer
Birthdate: February 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
You May Like

 8 Miguel Cotto

Miguel Cotto
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional Boxer
Birthdate: October 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Recommended Lists:

 9 Van Johnson

Van Johnson
0
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 25, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 12, 2008
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 10 Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy
3
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: July 20, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer
Recommended Lists:

 11 Marilyn Chambers

Marilyn Chambers
0
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 22, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 12, 2009
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 12 Nicholas Colasanto

Nicholas Colasanto
2
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 19, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 12, 1985
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 13 Vinny Paz

Vinny Paz
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: December 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 14 Lukasz Gottwald

Lukasz Gottwald
0
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Record producer, singer songwriter
Birthdate: September 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Recommended Lists:

 15 Sam Berns

Sam Berns
0
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: October 23, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 10, 2014

 16 Michaela McManus

Michaela McManus
2
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Recommended Lists:

 17 Wendy Carlos

Wendy Carlos
0
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 14, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 18 George M. Cohan

George M. Cohan
1
Famous As: American playwright
Birthdate: July 3, 1878
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: November 5, 1942
Recommended Lists:

 19 Tim Sylvia

Tim Sylvia
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed Martial Arts Fighter
Birthdate: March 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)

 20 Ruth Buzzi

Ruth Buzzi
0
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
Recommended Lists:

 21 Matthew C. Perry

Matthew C. Perry
1
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Naval Officer
Birthdate: April 10, 1794
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 4, 1858

 22 Pat Toomey

Pat Toomey
1
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Recommended Lists:

 23 Robert Aldrich

Robert Aldrich
0
Famous As: Director
Birthdate: August 9, 1918
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 5, 1983

 24 David Hedison

David Hedison
3
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Recommended Lists:

 25 Demetrius Andrade

Demetrius Andrade
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: February 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 26 Nathanael Greene

Nathanael Greene
0
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military Commander
Birthdate: August 7, 1742
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 19, 1786
Recommended Lists:

 27 Aaron T. Beck

Aaron T. Beck
0
Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Psychiatrist, University teacher, Psychologist
Birthdate: July 18, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer

 28 Kirsten Price

Kirsten Price
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Pornographic actor
Birthdate: November 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
Recommended Lists:

 29 Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Elisabeth Hasselbeck
3
Famous As: Talk Show Host
Birthdate: May 28, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 30 Lincoln Chafee

Lincoln Chafee
0
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former United States Senator
Birthdate: March 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Recommended Lists:

 31 Nadia Bjorlin

Nadia Bjorlin
0
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 32 Amy Van Nostrand

Amy Van Nostrand
1
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 11, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Recommended Lists:

 33 Shanna Moakler

Shanna Moakler
6
Famous As: Model & Actress
Birthdate: March 28, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries

 34 Spalding Gray

Spalding Gray
0
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 11, 2004
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 35 Joan Holloway

Joan Holloway
1
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 22, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 31, 2014

 36 Claudia Jordan

Claudia Jordan
0
Famous As: Actor, Model, Television actor
Birthdate: April 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 37 Jon B.

Jon B.
1
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 38 Floyd Landis

Floyd Landis
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Racing Cyclist
Birthdate: October 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 39 Blu Cantrell

Blu Cantrell
0
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces

 40 Nap Lajoie

Nap Lajoie
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: September 5, 1874
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 7, 1959

 41 Jason Marsden

Jason Marsden
4
Famous As: Actor, Film director
Birthdate: January 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 42 Sam Daly

Sam Daly
0
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 43 Martha McSally

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

 44 Robert Capron

Robert Capron
0
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 9, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer

 45 Norm Abram

Norm Abram
0
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra

 46 Josh Schwartz

Josh Schwartz
0
Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: August 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 47 Jesse Leach

Jesse Leach
0
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer

 48 Monty Oum

Monty Oum
2
Famous As: Animator
Birthdate: June 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 1, 2015

 49 Spike Dudley

Spike Dudley
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional wrestler, Teacher
Birthdate: August 13, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo

 50 Ronald Dworkin

Ronald Dworkin
0
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: December 11, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 14, 2013