Famous People From Rhode Island

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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.
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 1 
H. P. Lovecraft
(American Weird-Fiction Writer Known for Creating the Mythopoeia 'Cthulhu Mythos')
H. P. Lovecraft
24
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 20, 1890
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 15, 1937
 2 
Olivia Culpo
(Miss USA and Miss Universe 2012)
Olivia Culpo
18
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 3 
Mena Suvari
(Best Known for Starring in Films Like ‘American Beauty’ and ‘American Pie’)
Mena Suvari
11
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: February 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Pauly D
(Disc Jockey, TV Personality and Cast Member of MTV's Reality Show ‘Jersey Shore’)
Pauly D
20
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Harry Anderson
3
Birthdate: October 14, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: April 16, 2018
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 6 
Miguel Cotto
(Puerto Rican Former Professional Boxer)
Miguel Cotto
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Shanna Moakler
(Model & Actress Know for Her Television Series 'Pacific Blue', 'Meet the Barkers')
Shanna Moakler
8
Birthdate: March 28, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
 8 
Van Johnson
(American Singer, Dancer, Theatre and Radio Actor)
Van Johnson
4
Birthdate: August 25, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 12, 2008
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Damien Chazelle
(Director Known for His Films 'Whiplash' (2014), 'La La Land' (2016), and 'First Man' (2018))
Damien Chazelle
6
Birthdate: January 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Elisabeth Hasselbeck
(Television Personality and Former Co-Host on the ABC Daytime Talk Show ‘The View’)
Elisabeth Hasselbeck
5
Birthdate: May 28, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Marilyn Chambers
3
Birthdate: April 22, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 12, 2009
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 12 
Nicholas Colasanto
3
Birthdate: January 19, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 12, 1985
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Lukasz Gottwald
(Record producer, singer songwriter)
Lukasz Gottwald
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
 14 
Michaela McManus
4
Birthdate: May 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Ruth Buzzi
(Actress)
Ruth Buzzi
2
Birthdate: July 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 16 
Sam Berns
(Activist)
Sam Berns
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 23, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 10, 2014
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Vinny Paz
(Boxer)
Vinny Paz
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 18 
George M. Cohan
(American playwright)
George M. Cohan
2
Birthdate: July 3, 1878
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: November 5, 1942
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Matthew C. Perry
(Naval Officer)
Matthew C. Perry
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 10, 1794
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 4, 1858
 20 
Wendy Carlos
(Musician)
Wendy Carlos
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 14, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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David Hedison
6
Birthdate: May 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 22 
Demetrius Andrade
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Robert Aldrich
(Director)
Robert Aldrich
1
Birthdate: August 9, 1918
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 5, 1983
 24 
Zoë Chao
(TV and stage Actress and screenwriter prominently known for her role as Isobel in Strangers)
Zoë Chao
0
Birthdate: September 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Nathanael Greene
(Major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War)
Nathanael Greene
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 7, 1742
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 19, 1786
 26 
Cormac McCarthy
(One of the Greatest Contemporary American Writers Who is Known for His Graphic Depictions of Violence)
Cormac McCarthy
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 20, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Nadia Bjorlin
(Actress)
Nadia Bjorlin
2
Birthdate: August 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 28 
Spalding Gray
1
Birthdate: June 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 11, 2004
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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David Angell
(Producer)
David Angell
1
Birthdate: April 10, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 11, 2001
 30 
Nap Lajoie
(Baseball player)
Nap Lajoie
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 5, 1874
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 7, 1959
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Blu Cantrell
(Singer-songwriter)
Blu Cantrell
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
 32 
Spike Dudley
(Professional wrestler, Teacher)
Spike Dudley
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 13, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
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Robert Capron
2
Birthdate: July 9, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer
 34 
Joan Holloway
(Founder, Director of "Holloway-Harris")
Joan Holloway
2
Birthdate: December 22, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 31, 2014
 35 
Claudia Jordan
(Actor, Model, Television actor)
Claudia Jordan
1
Birthdate: April 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 36 
Aaron T. Beck
(Psychiatrist, University teacher, Psychologist)
Aaron T. Beck
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 18, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
 37 
Jason Marsden
(Actor, Film director)
Jason Marsden
7
Birthdate: January 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 38 
Norm Abram
(Actor)
Norm Abram
0
Birthdate: October 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
 39 
Martha McSally
(United States Senator from Arizona (2019 - 2020))
Martha McSally
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 22, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 40 
Jon B.
(Singer)
Jon B.
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Pat Toomey
(Politician)
Pat Toomey
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 42 
Bill Conti
(Composer)
Bill Conti
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
 43 
Sam Daly
(Actor)
Sam Daly
1
Birthdate: March 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 44 
Monty Oum
(Animator)
Monty Oum
5
Birthdate: June 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 1, 2015
 45 
Jesse Leach
(Musician)
Jesse Leach
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
 46 
Kirsten Price
(Pornographic actor)
Kirsten Price
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 47 
Jeffrey Osborne
(Singer-songwriter)
Jeffrey Osborne
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 9, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Brian Burke
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 30, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
 49 
Rocco Baldelli
(Baseball player)
Rocco Baldelli
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
 50 
Oliver Hazard Perry
(Former U.S. naval officer who became a national hero when he defeated a British squadron in the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812)
Oliver Hazard Perry
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 23, 1785
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 23, 1819