Famous People From Tennessee

Nestled between the river Mississippi and the Appalachian Mountains, Tennessee is one of the most populous states in the whole of USA. Several reputed universities are situated in this American state, such as ‘Knoxville College’, ‘Tennessee Temple University’ and ‘Tennessee State University’. Apart from its natural beauty, infrastructure and the presence of great educational institutions, Tennessee is quite popular for being the hometown of celebrities, who are considered role models and enjoy a big fan following world over. Actresses Kathy Bates and Megan Fox, pop sensation Justin Timberlake, wrestler Randy Orton, as well as actress & singer Cybill Shepherd are a few celebrities who hail from Tennessee. Justin Timberlake has bagged two Grammy awards for his acclaimed singles ‘Cry Me A River’ and ‘Rock Your Body’. Megan Fox, who has been a part of the ‘Transformers’ movie franchise is one of the busiest actresses in Hollywood and has often been hailed as a sex symbol by several magazines. We have compiled the names of other eminent personalities who are from Tennessee. Scroll down to find the names of these individuals.

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 Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 2 Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman.
2
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 3 Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin.
26
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Singer & Activist
Birthdate: March 25, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 16, 2018
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 4 Tina Turner

Tina Turner.
9
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: November 26, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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 5 Justin Randall Timberlake

Justin Randall Timberlake.
13
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: American singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 31, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 6 Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino.
12
Famous As: Fimmaker
Birthdate: March 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 7 Randy Orton

Randy Orton.
9
Famous As: Professional Wrestler, Actor
Birthdate: April 1, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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 8 Ric Flair

Ric Flair.
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: February 25, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 9 Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 10 Megan Fox

Megan Fox.
39
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: May 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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 11 Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates.
7
Famous As: Actress and film director
Birthdate: June 28, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 12 Natalia Dyer

Natalia Dyer.
6
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 13, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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 13 Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes
1
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 10, 2008

 14 Michael Oher

Michael Oher.
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: May 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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 15 Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 16 Lucy Hale

Lucy Hale.
7
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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 17 NLE Choppa

NLE Choppa.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 1, 2002
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 18 Lisa Marie Presley

Lisa Marie Presley.
12
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 1, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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 19 Ginnifer Goodwin

Ginnifer Goodwin.
6
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 20 Johnny Knoxville

Johnny Knoxville.
2
Birthdate: March 11, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 21 Shannen Doherty

Shannen Doherty.
3
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 22 Davy Crockett

Davy Crockett.
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 17, 1786
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 6, 1836
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 23 Gregg Allman

Gregg Allman.
5
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: December 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 27, 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 24 Quinton Jackson

Quinton Jackson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: June 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 25 Cherry Jones

Cherry Jones.
3
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 21, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 26 Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 26, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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 27 Oscar Robertson

Oscar Robertson
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player, Basketball coach
Birthdate: November 24, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 28 Kelsea Ballerini

Kelsea Ballerini.
2
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 12, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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 29 Annie Potts

Annie Potts
2
Famous As: Theater Actress, Film Actress
Birthdate: October 28, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 30 DJ Qualls

DJ Qualls.
4
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 31 Lori Petty

Lori Petty.
6
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 14, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 32 Duane Allman

Duane Allman
0
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Songwriter
Birthdate: November 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 29, 1971
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 33 Cybill Lynne Shepherd

Cybill Lynne Shepherd.
1
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 34 Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Rudolph.
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 23, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: November 12, 1994

 35 Yo Gotti

Yo Gotti.
2
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: May 19, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 36 Olivia Holt

Olivia Holt.
2
Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: August 5, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 37 George Hamilton

George Hamilton.
4
Famous As: Film Actor
Birthdate: August 12, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 38 Penny Hardaway

Penny Hardaway
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball coach
Birthdate: July 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 39 Reggie White

Reggie White
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: December 19, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 26, 2004
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 40 Dinah Shore

Dinah Shore.
0
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 29, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 24, 1994

 41 Sondra Locke

Sondra Locke.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 3, 2018
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 42 Mookie Betts

Mookie Betts
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: October 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 43 Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 15, 1894
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 26, 1937
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 44 Bill Belichick

Bill Belichick
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football coach
Birthdate: April 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 45 Cynthia Rhodes

Cynthia Rhodes.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 21, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 46 Buford Pusser

Buford Pusser.
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Sheriff
Birthdate: December 12, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: August 21, 1974
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 47 Nathan Bedford Forrest

Nathan Bedford Forrest.
4
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military commander
Birthdate: July 13, 1821
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 29, 1877

 48 Chris Parnell

Chris Parnell.
0
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 5, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 49 Margaret Keane

Margaret Keane.
0
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: September 15, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo

 50 Jayma Mays

Jayma Mays.
1
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 16, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)