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.

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H. P. Lovecraft
21
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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 4 
Pauly D
(DJ, Television Personality)

Pauly D
13
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 5 

Harry Anderson
3
Birthdate: October 14, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: April 16, 2018
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 6 
Miguel Cotto
(Professional Boxer)

Miguel Cotto
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 7 
Damien Chazelle
(Director Known for His Films 'Whiplash' (2014), 'La La Land' (2016), and 'First Man' (2018))

Damien Chazelle
5
Birthdate: January 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 8 

Van Johnson
3
Birthdate: August 25, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 12, 2008
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 9 
Lukasz Gottwald
(Record producer, singer songwriter)

Lukasz Gottwald
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra

 10 
Shanna Moakler
(Model & Actress Know for Her Television Series 'Pacific Blue', 'Meet the Barkers')

Shanna Moakler
8
Birthdate: March 28, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
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 11 

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

 12 

Michaela McManus
3
Birthdate: May 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 13 
Sam Berns
(Activist)

Sam Berns
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 23, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 10, 2014

 14 
Elisabeth Hasselbeck
(Talk Show Host)

Elisabeth Hasselbeck
5
Birthdate: May 28, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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 15 
George M. Cohan
(American playwright)

George M. Cohan
2
Birthdate: July 3, 1878
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: November 5, 1942

 16 
Wendy Carlos
(Musician)

Wendy Carlos
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 14, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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 17 
Ruth Buzzi
(Actress)

Ruth Buzzi
2
Birthdate: July 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 18 

Demetrius Andrade
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 19 

David Hedison
6
Birthdate: May 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 20 
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
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 21 
Robert Aldrich
(Director)

Robert Aldrich
1
Birthdate: August 9, 1918
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 5, 1983

 22 
Matthew C. Perry
(Naval Officer)

Matthew C. Perry
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 10, 1794
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 4, 1858
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 23 
Nadia Bjorlin
(Actress)

Nadia Bjorlin
1
Birthdate: August 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 24 
Cormac McCarthy
(Novelist)

Cormac McCarthy
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 20, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer
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 25 
Blu Cantrell
(Singer-songwriter)

Blu Cantrell
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces

 26 
Joan Holloway
(Founder, Director of "Holloway-Harris")

Joan Holloway
2
Birthdate: December 22, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 31, 2014
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 27 
Claudia Jordan
(Actor, Model, Television actor)

Claudia Jordan
1
Birthdate: April 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 28 
Jon B.
(Singer)

Jon B.
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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 29 
Aaron T. Beck
(Psychiatrist, University teacher, Psychologist)

Aaron T. Beck
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 18, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer

 30 

Robert Capron
2
Birthdate: July 9, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer
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 31 
Norm Abram
(Actor)

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

 32 
Spike Dudley
(Professional wrestler, Teacher)

Spike Dudley
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 13, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
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 33 
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)

 34 
David Angell
(Producer)

David Angell
1
Birthdate: April 10, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 11, 2001

 35 
Jason Marsden
(Actor, Film director)

Jason Marsden
7
Birthdate: January 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 36 
Martha McSally
(Politician)

Martha McSally
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 22, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 37 
Nap Lajoie
(Baseball player)

Nap Lajoie
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 5, 1874
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 7, 1959

 38 
Josh Schwartz
(Screenwriter)

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

 39 
Monty Oum
(Animator)

Monty Oum
4
Birthdate: June 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 1, 2015

 40 
Bill Conti
(Composer)

Bill Conti
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries

 41 
Jesse Leach
(Musician)

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

 42 
Pat Toomey
(Politician)

Pat Toomey
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Brian Burke
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 30, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer

 44 
Jeffrey Osborne
(Singer-songwriter)

Jeffrey Osborne
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 9, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces

 45 
Ronald Dworkin
(Philosopher)

Ronald Dworkin
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 11, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 14, 2013

 46 
Lincoln Chafee
(Former United States Senator)

Lincoln Chafee
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries

 47 
Rocco Baldelli
(Baseball player)

Rocco Baldelli
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra

 48 
Thomas H. Ince
(Film Producer)

Thomas H. Ince
0
Birthdate: November 16, 1880
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: November 19, 1924

 49 
Leon Wilkeson
(Bassist)

Leon Wilkeson
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 2, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 27, 2001

 50 
Gina Raimondo
(Politician)

Gina Raimondo
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus