Quentin Tarantino, Miley Cyrus, Ginnifer Goodwin, Yo Gotti & Shannen Doherty are some of the celebrities who hail 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.
Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino
(Fimmaker)

27 March 1963

Knoxville

American

Aries

Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus
(Singer, Songwriter, Actress)

23 November 1992

Nashville

American

Sagittarius

Ginnifer GoodwinGinnifer Goodwin
(Actress)

22 May 1978

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

American

Gemini

Yo GottiYo Gotti
(Rapper)

19 May 1981

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

American

Taurus

Shannen DohertyShannen Doherty
(Actress)

12 April 1971

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

American

Aries

Dolly PartonDolly Parton
(Singer)

19 January 1946

Sevierville

American

Capricorn

Megan FoxMegan Fox
(Actress, Model)

16 May 1986

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.

American

Taurus

Morgan FreemanMorgan Freeman

01 June 1937

Memphis

American

Gemini

Tina TurnerTina Turner

26 November 1939

Nutbush, Tennessee

American

Sagittarius

Kathy BatesKathy Bates
(Actress and film director)

28 June 1948

Memphis

American

Cancer

Michael OherMichael Oher
(American Football Player)

28 May 1986

Memphis

American

Gemini

DJ QuallsDJ Qualls
(Actor)

10 June 1978

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

American

Gemini

Chris ParnellChris Parnell
(Actor)

05 February 1967

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

American

Aquarius

Noah CyrusNoah Cyrus
(Actress)

08 January 2000

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

American

Capricorn

Willa FitzgeraldWilla Fitzgerald
(Actress)

17 January 1991

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

American

Capricorn

Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin

25 March 1942

Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

American

Aries

Leigh Anne TuohyLeigh Anne Tuohy
(Interior Designer, Entrepreneur, Writer)

09 August 1960

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

American

Leo

Johnny KnoxvilleJohnny Knoxville

11 March 1971

Knoxville

American

Pisces

Brad RenfroBrad Renfro
(Actor)

25 July 1982

15 January 2008

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

American

Leo

Fred ThompsonFred Thompson
(Former United States Senator)

19 August 1942

01 November 2015

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

American

Leo

Cynthia RhodesCynthia Rhodes
(Actress)

21 November 1956

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

American

Scorpio

Davy CrockettDavy Crockett

17 August 1786

06 March 1836

Greene County

American

Leo

Bessie SmithBessie Smith
(Singer)

15 April 1894

26 September 1937

Chattanooga

American

Aries

Juicy JJuicy J
(Rapper, Songwriter)

05 April 1975

North Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee

American

Aries

Bettie PageBettie Page

22 April 1923

11 December 2008

Nashville, Tennessee, US

American

Taurus

Kenny ChesneyKenny Chesney
(Singer)

26 March 1968

Knoxville

American

Aries

Nathan Bedford ForrestNathan Bedford Forrest
(Military commander)

13 July 1821

29 October 1877

Chapel Hill

American

Cancer

Maurice WhiteMaurice White
(Singer)

19 December 1941

04 February 2016

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

American

Sagittarius

Olivia HoltOlivia Holt
(Actress, Singer)

05 August 1997

Germantown, Tennessee, USA

American

Leo

Lorrie MorganLorrie Morgan
(Country Singer)

27 June 1959

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

American

Cancer

Young BuckYoung Buck
(Rapper)

15 March 1981

Nashville

American

Pisces

Wilma RudolphWilma Rudolph

23 June 1940

12 November 1994

Saint Bethlehem, Tennessee

American

Cancer

Logan GuleffLogan Guleff
(Youngest Winner of MasterChef Junior)

20 July 2002

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

American

Cancer

Sam RayburnSam Rayburn
(Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives)

06 January 1882

16 November 1961

Kingston

American

Capricorn

Robby NovakRobby Novak
(Kid President)

20 January 2004

Henderson, Tennessee, US

American

Capricorn

Cordell HullCordell Hull
(Secretary of State, USA)

02 October 1871

23 July 1955

U.S.

American

Libra

Benjamin FloresBenjamin Flores Jr
(Child Actor)

23 July 2002

Memphis, Tennessee, USA

American

Cancer

Pebe SebertPebe Sebert
(Singer-Songwriter)

17 March 1956

Michigan City, Indiana, United States

American

Pisces

Jack HannaJack Hanna
(Zookeeper, T.V. Presenter)

02 January 1947

Knoxville

American

Capricorn

Abe FortasAbe Fortas
(U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice)

19 June 1910

05 April 1982

Memphis

American

Gemini

Mary Church TerrellMary Church Terrell
(Civil Rights Activist)

23 September 1863

24 July 1954

Memphis

American

Virgo

Stormi HenleyStormi Henley
(Miss Teen USA 2009)

06 December 1990

Crossville, Tennessee, USA

American

Sagittarius

Carrington Durham Carrington Durham
(Actress & YouTuber)

26 September 1998

Nashville, Tennessee, US

American

Libra

Marjorie Lee BrowneMarjorie Lee Browne
(Mathematics Educator)

09 September 1914

19 October 1979

Memphis

American

Virgo

Brianna k1mmy912Brianna k1mmy912
(Musical.ly Star)

16 September 2005

Memphis

American

Virgo

Walter LangWalter Lang
(Film Director)

10 August 1896

07 February 1972

Memphis, Tennessee

American

Leo

That PoppyThat Poppy
(Pop Singer)

01 January 2001

Nashville, TN, USA

American

Capricorn

Lucy HaleLucy Hale
(Actress)

14 June 1989

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

American

Gemini

Braison Chance CyrusBraison Chance Cyrus
(Model, Actor)

09 May 1994

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

American

Taurus

Justin Randall TimberlakeJustin Randall Timberlake
(American singer-songwriter)

31 January 1981

Memphis

American

Aquarius

Darius BensonDarius Benson
(YouTuber, Comedian)

17 June 1993

Memphis, Tennessee, US

American

Gemini

K MichelleK Michelle
(Singer)

04 March 1982

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

American

Pisces

Jacob WhitesidesJacob Whitesides
(Singer-Songwriter)

11 November 1997

Knoxville, Tennessee

American

Scorpio

Maci BookoutMaci Bookout
(Reality Star)

10 August 1991

Tennessee, USA

American

Leo

Jet JurgensmeyerJet Jurgensmeyer
(Actor)

27 November 2004

Nashville

American

Sagittarius

Collins TuohyCollins Tuohy
(Public Speaker)

29 December 1986

Memphis, Tennessee, USA

American

Capricorn

Natalia DyerNatalia Dyer
(Actress)

13 January 1997

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

American

Capricorn

Julian BondJulian Bond
(Government Official, Educator, Civil Rights Activist)

1940 AD

2015 AD

Justin TimberlakeJustin Timberlake
(Actor, Film producer, Musician, Dancer, Voice actor, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Record producer, Singer, Television actor, Restaurateur, Songwriter, Businessperson, Film actor)

31 January 1981

Memphis

American

Aquarius

Lark VoorhiesLark Voorhies
(Television Actress)

1974 AD

Lisa Marie PresleyLisa Marie Presley
(Pop Singer)
Ric FlairRic Flair
(Professional wrestler, Writer, Podcaster)

25 February 1949

Memphis

American

Pisces

Bill BelichickBill Belichick
(Sports coach)

16 April 1952

Nashville

American

Aries

Alvin C. YorkAlvin C. York
(Warrior, Military Leader)

1887 AD

1964 AD

Dinah ShoreDinah Shore
(Singer, Television Personality)

1917 AD

1994 AD

Annie PottsAnnie Potts
(Theater Actress, Film Actress)

28 October 1952

Scorpio

Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes
(Singer, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Film actor, Television actor, Pianist, Film score composer)

20 August 1942

10 August 2008

Covington

American

Leo

Quinton JacksonQuinton Jackson
(Professional wrestler, Actor, Mixed martial artist, Kickboxer)

20 June 1978

Memphis

American

Gemini

Rita CoolidgeRita Coolidge
(American songwriter)

01 May 1945

Lafayette, Tennessee, U.S.

American

Taurus

Dixie CarterDixie Carter
(Television Actress)

1939 AD

2010 AD

Margaret KeaneMargaret Keane
(painter, artist)

1927 AD

Nashville

American

Carl PerkinsCarl Perkins
(Guitarist, Songwriter)

1932 AD

1998 AD

Duane AllmanDuane Allman
(Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Songwriter)

20 November 1946

29 October 1971

Nashville

American

Scorpio

Gregg AllmanGregg Allman
(Singer, Keyboardist, Guitarist, Writer, Autobiographer, Pianist, Songwriter)

08 December 1947

Nashville

American

Sagittarius

Herman CainHerman Cain
(Radio personality, Politician, Businessperson, Journalist)

13 December 1945

Memphis

American

Sagittarius

Steve FossettSteve Fossett
(Business Leader, Pilot)

1944 AD

Oscar RobertsonOscar Robertson
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)

24 November 1938

Charlotte

American

Sagittarius

Chet AtkinsChet Atkins
(Guitarist, Jazz musician, Record producer, Jazz guitarist, Classical guitarist, Songwriter)

20 June 1924

30 June 2001

Luttrell

American

Gemini

Roy AcuffRoy Acuff
(Singer)

1903 AD

1992 AD

SequoyahSequoyah
(Inventor)

1843 AD

Dottie WestDottie West
(Songwriter, Singer)

1932 AD

1991 AD

David FarragutDavid Farragut
(Officer)

05 July 1801

14 August 1870

Knoxville

American

Cancer

Tennessee Ernie FordTennessee Ernie Ford
(Singer, Television presenter, Actor, Songwriter)

13 February 1919

17 October 1991

Bristol

American

Aquarius

Bobby BlandBobby Bland
(Singer)

27 January 1930

23 June 2013

Barretville, Tennessee, U.S

American

Aquarius

Kitty WellsKitty Wells
(Songwriter, Singer)

1919 AD

2012 AD

Jane WagnerJane Wagner
(screenwriter, film director, record producer, actor, stage actor)

02 February 1935

Morristown

American

Aquarius

Steve MurphySteve Murphy
(Civil Servant, Law Enforcement Consultant)

1957 AD

Huell HowserHuell Howser
(Television presenter, Actor, Voice actor, Journalist)

18 October 1945

07 January 2013

Tennessee

American

Libra

Carla HallCarla Hall
(Chef)

12 May 1964

Nashville

American

Taurus

Hillary ScottHillary Scott
(singer-songwriter, songwriter, singer)

01 April 1986

Nashville

American

Aries

James AgeeJames Agee
(Author, Screenwriter, Poet)

1909 AD

1955 AD

Nikki GiovanniNikki Giovanni
(Poet, Writer)

07 June 1943

Knoxville

American

Gemini

John TempletonJohn Templeton
(Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Merchant)

29 November 1912

08 July 2008

Winchester

British

Sagittarius

Lester FlattLester Flatt
(Guitarist)

1914 AD

1979 AD

James M. BuchananJames M. Buchanan
(Economist, University teacher)

03 October 1919

09 January 2013

Murfreesboro

American

Libra

Al Jackson, Jr.Al Jackson, Jr.

27 November 1935

01 October 1975

Memphis

American

Sagittarius

Kimberley LockeKimberley Locke
(Singer)

1978 AD

Bill BlackBill Black
(Musician)

17 September 1926

21 October 1965

Memphis

American

Virgo

Leslie JonesLeslie Jones
(American comedian)

07 September 1967

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

American

Virgo

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