Famous People Born In Richmond

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Shirley MacLaine
(American Actress Who is Known for Her Portrayals of Quirky, Strong-Willed and Eccentric Women)
Shirley MacLaine
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Birthdate: April 24, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus

Shirley MacLaine is one of the most decorated American actresses of all time, having won several prestigious awards, such as the Academy Award. Identified as one of the last surviving actresses from Hollywood Golden Age, Shirley MacLaine has played a key role in popularizing New Age spirituality in the West. She also believes in concepts, such as reincarnation.

 2 
Mickie James
(Professional Wrestler)
Mickie James
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 31, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Wrestler Mickie James, who is associated with WWE’s Raw brand, was initially known in the wrestling circuit as Alexis Laree. She has worked for NWA: TNA and was part of the stable The Gathering. The five-time WWE Women's Champion has also released several hit country tracks, such as Shooting Blanks.
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Arthur Ashe
(The Only Black Man to Win the Singles Title at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open)
Arthur Ashe
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 10, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 6, 1993
Tennis player Arthur Ashe is best remembered for his three Grand Slam singles wins. He became the first Black player to be named to the U.S. Davis Cup team. He contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion during a bypass surgery and devoted his final years to AIDS awareness campaigns.
 4 
Warren Beatty
(Only Perosn to be Nominated at the Oscars Twice for Acting, Directing, Writing and Producing his Movies 'Heaven Can Wait' and 'Reds')
Warren Beatty
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Birthdate: March 30, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries

One of the most acclaimed and celebrated American filmmakers of all time, Warren Beatty has received 15 Oscar nominations as actor, producer, director, and screenwriter. He has also been involved in politics as a supporter of the Democratic Party; he played an important role in organizing fundraising for George McGovern's presidential campaign. He is also known for his Casanova image.

 5 
Vince Gilligan
(Screenwriter, Director)
Vince Gilligan
8
Birthdate: February 10, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Vince Gilligan is an American writer, director, and producer. He is credited with creating popular TV series, such as Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. One of the most decorated TV personalities in the USA, Gilligan has won six Writers Guild of America Awards, four Primetime Emmy Awards, and two Producers Guild of America Awards among many other prestigious awards.

 6 
Sofia Hublitz
(American Actress Best Known for Her Role as ‘Charlotte Byrde’ in the TV Series ‘Ozark’)
Sofia Hublitz
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Birthdate: June 1, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini

Sofia Hublitz is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Charlotte Byrde in the popular crime drama streaming TV series, Ozark. Also known for her culinary skills, Sofia Hublitz made her TV debut in 2013 when she participated as a contestant in the popular competitive reality TV series, MasterChef Junior.

 7 
D'Angelo
(Singer-songwriter)
D'Angelo
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 8 
Aimee Mann
(Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Academy Award Winning Soundtrack for the Film 'Magnolia')
Aimee Mann
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo

Aimee Mann is an American singer and songwriter whose song Save Me, which she recorded for the soundtrack of the film Magnolia, earned her a Grammy Award and Academy Award nomination. Apart from being a singer and songwriter, Aimee Mann has also made several appearances on film and television. She also appears on the albums of other artists.

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Fran Tarkenton
(American footballer)
Fran Tarkenton
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 3, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Jim Bridger
(Famous Mountain Man of the American Fur Trade Era)
Jim Bridger
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 17, 1804
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 17, 1881

Known as the ultimate American mountain man, Jim Bridger is remembered for his exploration of the Western United States. It is believed, the illiterate fur trader was the first white man to explore the Great Salt Lake and one of the first to visit Yellowstone. He also worked as a forest guide.

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Darren Sharper
(Football player)
Darren Sharper
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 12 
Wes Borland
(Guitarist for the Rap Metal Band ‘Limp Bizkit’ & Lead Vocalist of the Industrial Band ‘Black Light Burns’)
Wes Borland
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Wes Borland is a rock musician best known for his association with the popular rock band, Limp Bizkit. Borland is also credited with co-founding an experimental metal band named Big Dumb Face. Known for his elaborate visual appearance, Borland often wears a mask while performing. He was named in the Top 100 Guitarists of All Time list by the magazine Total Guitar.

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Scottie Thompson
5
Birthdate: November 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Chad Coleman
4
Birthdate: September 6, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Bill Robinson
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Birthdate: May 25, 1878
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 25, 1949
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David Baldacci
(Novelist)
David Baldacci
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 5, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
 17 
Andre Ingram
(Basketball Player)
Andre Ingram
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 18 
Dub Taylor
(Actor)
Dub Taylor
3
Birthdate: February 26, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 3, 1994
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 19 
Tinsley Mortimer
(Reality TV Personality)
Tinsley Mortimer
5
Birthdate: August 11, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
 20 
George Pickett
(Military Officer)
George Pickett
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 16, 1825
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: July 30, 1875
 21 
Jenny Han
(Writer)
Jenny Han
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
 22 
Hunter Parrish
2
Birthdate: May 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Jackie Bradley Jr.
(Baseball player)
Jackie Bradley Jr.
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 24 
Clelin Ferrell
(American football player)
Clelin Ferrell
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 17, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Stan Winston
(American Television and Film Special Make-up Effects Creator Best Known for His Work in the 'Terminator Series')
Stan Winston
2
Birthdate: April 7, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: June 15, 2008
 26 
Lanny Wadkins
(American Professional Golfer)
Lanny Wadkins
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 5, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Lanny Wadkins is an American golfer who has won 21 PGA Tour events, including the 1977 PGA Championship. He has also won events at European Tour, Japan Golf Tour, and Champions Tour. Wadkins has also represented the national team, helping his team win multiple Ryder Cups. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2009.

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Eric Cantor
(Former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia's 7th District (2001 - 2014))
Eric Cantor
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini

Initially a lawyer and a real-estate developer, Eric Cantor has been a prominent Republican politician, too. He has been a member of the US House of Representatives from Virginia's 7th congressional district and has also served as a House Minority Whip and a House Majority Leader.

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Jennifer Bricker
(American Acrobat and Aerialist)
Jennifer Bricker
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra

Jennifer Bricker is an acrobat and aerialist who became a featured performer on Britney Spears' Circus Tour. Born without legs, she was the first disabled high school tumbling champion in the state of Illinois. She received the U.S. Tumbling Association’s Inspiration Award in 1998. Her memoir Everything Is Possible became a New York Times bestseller. 

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Armando Bacot
(Basketball player)
Armando Bacot
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 6, 2000
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
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Michael Robinson
(American football player)
Michael Robinson
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Nikita Ababiy
(Boxer)
Nikita Ababiy
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 20, 1998
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Dorothy Height
(Educator)
Dorothy Height
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 24, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 20, 2010
 33 
Duane Brown
(American football player)
Duane Brown
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Max Robinson
(Broadcaster)
Max Robinson
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Birthdate: May 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 20, 1988
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Maggie Lena Draper Walker
(Entrepreneur)
Maggie Lena Draper Walker
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 15, 1864
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 15, 1934
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Dipa Karmakar
(Artistic gymnast)
Dipa Karmakar
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
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Douglas Wilder
(Lawyer)
Douglas Wilder
5
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 17, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Anna Wilson
(Basketball player)
Anna Wilson
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 12, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Reggie Love
(Political aide)
Reggie Love
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Son Yeon-jae
(Rhythmic gymnast)
Son Yeon-jae
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 28, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Tyrese Rice
(Basketball player)
Tyrese Rice
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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James Farrior
(American Football Player)
James Farrior
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 6, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Morgan Moses
(American football player)
Morgan Moses
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Lonnie Liston Smith
(Jazz musician)
Lonnie Liston Smith
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 28, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Elizabeth Van Lew
(Abolitionist Known for Operating a Spy Ring for ‘Union Army’ During the ‘American Civil War’)
Elizabeth Van Lew
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 12, 1818
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 25, 1900

American abolitionist Elizabeth Van Lew is best-known for developing and running an extensive and efficient spy-ring for Union Army during American Civil War. She was the first person in Richmond who raised the US flag in the city after it fell to US forces in April 1865. She later served as Postmaster General of Richmond and modernized the city's postal-system.

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Bob Dandridge
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)
Bob Dandridge
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 15, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Gerald Henderson
(Basketball Player)
Gerald Henderson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 16, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Ellen Glasgow
(Novelist)
Ellen Glasgow
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 22, 1873
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: November 21, 1945
 49 
Virgil Hamlin Goode, Jr.
(American Politician)
Virgil Hamlin Goode, Jr.
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 17, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
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Anthony Harris
(American Football Player)
Anthony Harris
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)