Famous People From Virginia

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Virginia is the 35th largest state in the whole of the United States. Known for being one of the first few colonies captured by the British a few hundred years ago, the State of Virginia is famous for its great historic significance. There are many more celebrities who hail from this famous American state, scroll down to know their names. Virginia is surrounded by several states, namely Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky as well as the American capital Washington D.C. The state is a nature lover’s paradise, thanks to its abundance in flora and fauna. The state of Virginia is also famous for producing several famous celebrities. Singers/songwriters Chris Brown, Pharrell Williams, Timbaland and Jason Mraz are a few famous people from this American state. Some of the songs of these acclaimed artistes have been chartbusters and the popularity of the tracks has catapulted them to the status of pop icons. The names of a few other celebrities from Virginia have been listed below, kindly go through them.
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 1 
George Washington
(1st President of the United States (1789 - 1797))
George Washington
145
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 2, 1732
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 14, 1799
 2 
Sandra Bullock
(One of the Highest-Paid Actresses, Known for Her Films: 'Speed', 'The Blind Side' and 'Gravity')
Sandra Bullock
89
Birthdate: July 26, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 3 
Thomas Jefferson
(3rd President of the United States)
Thomas Jefferson
62
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 13, 1743
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 4, 1826
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Allen Iverson
(One of the Greatest Scorers in Basketball)
Allen Iverson
44
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Christopher Maurice Brown
(One of the World's Best-Selling R&B and Hip-Hop Music Artists)
Christopher Maurice Brown
63
Birthdate: May 5, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 6 
Pharrell Williams
(Lead Vocalist of the of the Hip Hop Band ‘N.E.R.D’)
Pharrell Williams
25
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 5, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Woodrow Wilson
(28th President of the United States (1913 - 1921))
Woodrow Wilson
35
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 28, 1856
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 3, 1924
 8 
Robert E. Lee
(Confederate General in the American Civil War)
Robert E. Lee
99
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 19, 1807
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 12, 1870
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Chris Pratt
170
Birthdate: June 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 10 
Patsy Cline
(One of the Most Influential Vocalists of the 20th Century)
Patsy Cline
19
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 8, 1932
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 5, 1963
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Desmond Doss
(U. S. Army Corporal)
Desmond Doss
36
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 7, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 23, 2006
 12 
Shirley MacLaine
(American Actress Who is Known for Her Portrayals of Quirky, Strong-Willed and Eccentric Women)
Shirley MacLaine
16
Birthdate: April 24, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 13 
Gabby Douglas
(Retired Artistic Gymnast and 1st African American to Become the Olympic Individual All-Around Champion)
Gabby Douglas
42
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 31, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 14 
Missy Elliott
(Rapper Known for Singles "Get Ur Freak On," "The Rain," and "Lose Control.")
Missy Elliott
20
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Rob Lowe
(Actor)
Rob Lowe
21
Birthdate: March 17, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 16 
Jason Sudeikis
(Actor, Comedian and Fomer Cast Member of the Comedy-sketch Show 'Saturday Night Live')
Jason Sudeikis
45
Birthdate: September 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
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 17 
Ariel Winter
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Role as ‘Alex Dunphy’ in ABC Comedy Series ‘Modern Family’)
Ariel Winter
34
Birthdate: January 28, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 18 
Booker T. Washington
(American Educator Who was the Dominant Leader of the African-American Community Between 1890 and 1915)
Booker T. Washington
24
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 5, 1856
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 14, 1915
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Patrick Wilson
(Actor and singer Best Known for His Role as ‘Joe Pitt’ in the TV Miniseries ‘Angels in America’)
Patrick Wilson
15
Birthdate: July 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 20 
James Madison
(4th President of The United States)
James Madison
20
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 16, 1751
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 28, 1836
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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
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 10, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 6, 1993
 22 
George C. Scott
(Actor, Director, and Producer Known for His Film ‘Anatomy of a Murder’)
George C. Scott
11
Birthdate: October 18, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 22, 1999
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 23 
Camila Mendes
(Actress and Singer)
Camila Mendes
36
Birthdate: June 29, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 24 
Patton Oswalt
(Known for His Performance in the Sitcom 'The King of Queens')
Patton Oswalt
21
Birthdate: January 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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 25 
June Carter Cash
(Country Singer, Five-Time Grammy Award-Winner)
June Carter Cash
23
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 15, 2003
 26 
Hilarie Burton
13
Birthdate: July 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 27 
Grant Gustin
(Actor and Singer Best Known for His Roles as ‘Barry Allen’ in the TV Series ‘The Flash’)
Grant Gustin
27
Birthdate: January 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 28 
Lawrence Taylor
(Former American football Outside linebacker)
Lawrence Taylor
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Constance Wu
(Actress)
Constance Wu
17
Birthdate: March 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 30 
Michael Vick
(Former American Football Quarterback)
Michael Vick
24
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 26, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Mama Dragun
(American YouTuber, Make-up Artist and Model)
Mama Dragun
50
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: January 31, 1996
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 32 
David Arquette
(Actor, Director and Former Professional Wrestler Best Known for His Role as ‘Dewey Riley’ in the Film ‘Scream’ )
David Arquette
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Moses Malone
(Basketball player)
Moses Malone
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 23, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 13, 2015
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 34 
Dell Curry
(American Former Professional Basketball Player and Father of NBA Players Stephen & Seth Curry)
Dell Curry
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 35 
Timbaland
(Rapper, Record Producer)
Timbaland
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 10, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 36 
Ella Fitzgerald
(Jazz Singer Who was Noted for Her Purity of Tone and Impeccable Diction)
Ella Fitzgerald
27
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 25, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 15, 1996
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 37 
Dermot Mulroney
(American Actor Who is Known for His Roles in Romantic Comedy, Western, and Drama Films)
Dermot Mulroney
8
Birthdate: October 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 38 
Richard Jewell
(American Security Guard Who Alerted Police During the Centennial Olympic Park Bombing at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics)
Richard Jewell
16
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: August 29, 2007
 39 
David Chang
(American Restaurateur and Founder of the Momofuku Restaurant Group)
David Chang
11
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: August 5, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 40 
Zachary Taylor
(12th President of the United States (1849-50))
Zachary Taylor
27
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 24, 1784
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 9, 1850
 41 
William Henry Harrison
(The First U.S President to Die in the Office and Had the Shortest Presidency in the U.S. History)
William Henry Harrison
17
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 9, 1773
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: April 4, 1841
 42 
John Tyler
(10th President of the United States (1841-1845))
John Tyler
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 29, 1790
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: January 18, 1862
 43 
James Monroe
(One of the Founding Fathers Who Served as the 5th President of the United States)
James Monroe
24
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 28, 1758
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: July 4, 1831
 44 
Skeet Ulrich
18
Birthdate: January 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Justin Verlander
(One of the Greatest Baseball Pitchers in History)
Justin Verlander
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 46 
Randolph Scott
(One of Hollywood's Greatest and Most Popular Western Stars)
Randolph Scott
14
Birthdate: January 23, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 2, 1987
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 47 
Sam Houston
(7th Governor of Texas (1859 - 1861))
Sam Houston
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 2, 1793
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 26, 1863
 48 
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
16
Birthdate: March 30, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 49 
Richard Benjamin Harrison
(Businessman, TV Personality)
Richard Benjamin Harrison
16
Birthdate: March 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 25, 2018
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 50 
Rhea Seehorn
(Actress and Director Best Known for Role as ‘Kim Wexler’ in TV Series ‘Better Call Saul’)
Rhea Seehorn
8
Birthdate: May 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)