Famous People From Tennessee

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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.
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 1 
Dolly Parton
(Singer-songwriter)
Dolly Parton
75
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 2 
Aretha Franklin
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists in the World & 'Queen of Soul')
Aretha Franklin
97
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 25, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 16, 2018
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 3 
Morgan Freeman
(One of the Best Actors of His Generation Noted for His Distinctive Deep Voice)
Morgan Freeman
40
Birthdate: June 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Justin Randall Timberlake
(Billboard Best Performing Male Soloist in the History of the Mainstream Top 40)
Justin Randall Timberlake
59
Birthdate: January 31, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Tina Turner
(The "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll")
Tina Turner
35
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 26, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 6 
Quentin Tarantino
(One of the Most Influential Directors of His Generation)
Quentin Tarantino
61
Birthdate: March 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
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Randy Orton
(Professional Wrestler and the Youngest World Champion in WWE History at the Age of 24)
Randy Orton
36
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 1, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 8 
Ric Flair
(Regarded as the Greatest Professional Wrestler of All Time)
Ric Flair
23
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 25, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Miley Cyrus
(Pop Artist who Has the Most US Billboard 200 Top-5 Albums in the 21st Century by a Female)
Miley Cyrus
98
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 10 
Kathy Bates
(Actress and Director Known for Her Films: 'Misery', ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’ and ‘Dolores Claiborne’)
Kathy Bates
23
Birthdate: June 28, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Megan Fox
(Actress Known for Her Films: 'Transformers' and 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles')
Megan Fox
105
Birthdate: May 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 12 
Natalia Dyer
(Actress)
Natalia Dyer
23
Birthdate: January 13, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Michael Oher
(Former American Football Offensive Tackle)
Michael Oher
22
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 14 
Christina Hendricks
(Best Known for Her Portrayal of Joan Holloway in the TV Series ‘Mad Men’')
Christina Hendricks
23
Birthdate: May 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Isaac Hayes
(Singer-songwriter)
Isaac Hayes
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 10, 2008
 16 
Kane Brown
(Singer)
Kane Brown
39
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 21, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Lucy Hale
(Actress)
Lucy Hale
31
Birthdate: June 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 18 
Gregg Allman
(Member of the Rock Band 'The Allman Brothers Band')
Gregg Allman
15
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 27, 2017
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Ginnifer Goodwin
22
Birthdate: May 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 20 
Johnny Knoxville
(Stunt Performer & Actor Best Known as a Co-creator of the MTV Reality Stunt Show 'Jackass')
Johnny Knoxville
18
Birthdate: March 11, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Annie Potts
(Theater Actress, Film Actress)
Annie Potts
15
Birthdate: October 28, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 22 
Lisa Marie Presley
(Singer-songwriter & the Only Child of Elvis Presley)
Lisa Marie Presley
30
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 1, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Davy Crockett
(U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee (1827-31, 1833-35))
Davy Crockett
18
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 17, 1786
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 6, 1836
 24 
NLE Choppa
(Rapper Best Known for His Single ‘Shotta Flow’)
NLE Choppa
93
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 1, 2002
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Bill Belichick
(Head coach of the team New England Patriots of the NFL)
Bill Belichick
19
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 26 
Oscar Robertson
(Former Basketball player who played point guard and was a 12-time All-Star)
Oscar Robertson
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 24, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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 27 
Kenny Chesney
(Country Musician Who has Received Twelve 'Country Music Association Awards' & Eleven 'Academy of Country Music Awards')
Kenny Chesney
15
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 26, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 28 
Reggie White
(American Football Player)
Reggie White
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 19, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 26, 2004
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Leslie Jones
(Comedian)
Leslie Jones
27
Birthdate: September 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 30 
Jerry Lawler
(Wrestler)
Jerry Lawler
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 29, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Shannen Doherty
20
Birthdate: April 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 32 
Quinton Jackson
(Mixed martial artist)
Quinton Jackson
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Duane Allman
(Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Songwriter)
Duane Allman
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 29, 1971
 34 
Lori Petty
(Actress)
Lori Petty
14
Birthdate: October 14, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 35 
Kelsea Ballerini
(Country Pop Singer Known for Her Single 'Love Me Like You Mean It')
Kelsea Ballerini
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 12, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 36 
Cybill Lynne Shepherd
(Actress and Singer)
Cybill Lynne Shepherd
11
Birthdate: February 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 37 
DJ Qualls
(Actor)
DJ Qualls
14
Birthdate: June 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 38 
Nathan Bedford Forrest
(Confederate General During the American Civil War)
Nathan Bedford Forrest
15
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 13, 1821
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 29, 1877
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 39 
Leslie Jordan
(Writer and TV actor who received an Emmy Award for his role as Beverley Leslie on the hit series Will & Grace in 2006)
Leslie Jordan
7
Birthdate: April 29, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
 40 
Trevor Lawrence
(American football player)
Trevor Lawrence
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 6, 1999
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 41 
Morgan Wallen
17
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
 42 
George Hamilton
12
Birthdate: August 12, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Dinah Shore
(Singer and Actress Who was the Top Charting Female Vocalist of the 1940s)
Dinah Shore
6
Birthdate: February 29, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 24, 1994
 44 
Wilma Rudolph
(Sprinter and First American Woman to Win Three Gold Medals at the Single Olympics)
Wilma Rudolph
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 23, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: November 12, 1994
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Penny Hardaway
(Basketball coach)
Penny Hardaway
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 46 
Olivia Holt
(Actress and Singer)
Olivia Holt
13
Birthdate: August 5, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 47 
Mookie Betts
(Baseball Player)
Mookie Betts
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 48 
Yo Gotti
(Rapper)
Yo Gotti
21
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 19, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 49 
Cherry Jones
(Actress)
Cherry Jones
17
Birthdate: November 21, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 50 
Chet Atkins
(Guitarist, Jazz musician, Record producer, Jazz guitarist, Classical guitarist, Songwriter)
Chet Atkins
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 30, 2001