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
(Singer-songwriter)

Dolly Parton
62
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 2 

Morgan Freeman
25
Birthdate: June 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 3 
Justin Randall Timberlake
(Billboard Best Performing Male Soloist in the History of the Mainstream Top 40)

Justin Randall Timberlake
46
Birthdate: January 31, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 4 
Aretha Franklin
(Singer-Songwriter)

Aretha Franklin
75
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 25, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 16, 2018
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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 5 
Tina Turner
(The "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll")

Tina Turner
27
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 26, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 6 
Quentin Tarantino
(One of the Most Influential Directors of His Generation)

Quentin Tarantino
55
Birthdate: March 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
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 7 
Randy Orton
(Professional Wrestler, Actor)

Randy Orton
32
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 1, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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 8 
Ric Flair
(Regarded as the Greatest Professional Wrestler of All Time)

Ric Flair
19
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 25, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 9 
Miley Cyrus
(Singer-songwriter)

Miley Cyrus
85
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 10 
Megan Fox
(Actress)

Megan Fox
87
Birthdate: May 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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 11 
Kathy Bates
(Actress)

Kathy Bates
21
Birthdate: June 28, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 12 
Michael Oher
(Former American Football Offensive Tackle)

Michael Oher
18
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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 13 
Natalia Dyer
(Actress)

Natalia Dyer
17
Birthdate: January 13, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 14 

Christina Hendricks
19
Birthdate: May 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 15 
Kane Brown
(Singer)

Kane Brown
33
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 21, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 16 
Isaac Hayes
(Singer-songwriter)

Isaac Hayes
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 10, 2008
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 17 
Lucy Hale
(Actress)

Lucy Hale
20
Birthdate: June 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 18 

Ginnifer Goodwin
19
Birthdate: May 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Johnny Knoxville
17
Birthdate: March 11, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 20 
NLE Choppa
(Rapper)

NLE Choppa
71
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 1, 2002
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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 21 
Annie Potts
(Theater Actress, Film Actress)

Annie Potts
11
Birthdate: October 28, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 22 
Davy Crockett
(U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee (1827-31, 1833-35))

Davy Crockett
14
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 17, 1786
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 6, 1836
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 23 
Lisa Marie Presley
(Rock Singer)

Lisa Marie Presley
30
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 1, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 24 
Bill Belichick
(Head coach of the team New England Patriots of the NFL)

Bill Belichick
18
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 25 
Kenny Chesney
(Country Musician Who has Received Twelve 'Country Music Association Awards' & Eleven 'Academy of Country Music Awards')

Kenny Chesney
11
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 26, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 26 
Oscar Robertson
(Former Basketball player who played point guard and was a 12-time All-Star)

Oscar Robertson
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 24, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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 27 

Shannen Doherty
17
Birthdate: April 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 28 
Quinton Jackson
(Mixed martial artist)

Quinton Jackson
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 29 
Jerry Lawler
(Wrestler)

Jerry Lawler
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 29, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 30 
Gregg Allman
(Member of the Rock Band 'The Allman Brothers Band')

Gregg Allman
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 27, 2017
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 31 
Reggie White
(American Football Player)

Reggie White
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 19, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 26, 2004
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 32 
Duane Allman
(Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Songwriter)

Duane Allman
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 29, 1971
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 33 
Leslie Jones
(Comedian)

Leslie Jones
20
Birthdate: September 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 34 
Kelsea Ballerini
(Singer-songwriter)

Kelsea Ballerini
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 2, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 35 
Lori Petty
(Actress)

Lori Petty
13
Birthdate: October 14, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 36 
DJ Qualls
(Actor)

DJ Qualls
10
Birthdate: June 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 37 
Cherry Jones
(Actress)

Cherry Jones
12
Birthdate: November 21, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 38 
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
6
Birthdate: April 29, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)

 39 
Nathan Bedford Forrest
(Confederate general during American Civil War)

Nathan Bedford Forrest
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 13, 1821
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 29, 1877
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 40 

Cybill Lynne Shepherd
10
Birthdate: February 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 41 

Morgan Wallen
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus

 42 
Trevor Lawrence
(American football player)

Trevor Lawrence
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 6, 1999
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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 43 
Wilma Rudolph
(Sprinter)

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

 44 
Penny Hardaway
(Basketball coach)

Penny Hardaway
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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 45 
Dinah Shore
(Singer)

Dinah Shore
3
Birthdate: February 29, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 24, 1994

 46 
Olivia Holt
(Actress, Singer)

Olivia Holt
7
Birthdate: August 5, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 47 
Mookie Betts
(Baseball Player)

Mookie Betts
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 48 
Yo Gotti
(Rapper)

Yo Gotti
18
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 19, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 49 
Chet Atkins
(Guitarist, Jazz musician, Record producer, Jazz guitarist, Classical guitarist, Songwriter)

Chet Atkins
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 30, 2001

 50 
Bessie Smith
(Singer)

Bessie Smith
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 15, 1894
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 26, 1937
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)