Famous People From Washington

The state of Washington is situated along the west coast of the United States, in close proximity to the British Columbia region of Canada. The name of the state has been derived from the surname of legendary politician, George Washington, the first president of the country and a prominent historical figure. The state is known for its great political significance. The White House, the office of the American president, is situated in the city of Washington D.C. The White House has been the venue where these politicians take oath before assuming office. Apart from its rich political history, the state has also been known for being the native of several acclaimed celebrities. Music icon Kurt Cobain, yesteryear singer and songwriter Judy Collins, Comedian Ryan Stiles of ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’, actress Anna Faris, actor Chris Kattan and musician Chris Cornell are a few famous faces from Washington. Kurt Cobain died when he was just 27, but his tracks continue to be popular among the youth even after two decades since his death. Do you know the names of other famous people who hail from the state of Washington? Well, scroll down to be surprised.

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 1 
Bill Gates
(Co-Founder of Microssoft)

Bill Gates
108
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 2 
Kurt Cobain
(Guitarist, Lead Vocalist and Primary Songwriter of the Rock Band 'Nirvana')

Kurt Cobain
79
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 20, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: April 5, 1994
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 3 
Jimi Hendrix
(One of the Most Influential Electric Guitarists & the Greatest Instrumentalist in the History of Rock Music)

Jimi Hendrix
35
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: September 18, 1970
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 4 
Bing Crosby
(Actor, Singer)

Bing Crosby
28
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 3, 1903
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: October 14, 1977
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 5 
Chris Cornell
(Lead vocalist of the Rock Bands 'Soundgarden' & 'Audioslave')

Chris Cornell
29
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 18, 2017

 6 
Dove Cameron
(Actress)

Dove Cameron
58
Birthdate: January 15, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan
30
Birthdate: April 22, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 8 
Paul Allen
(Co-founder of Microsoft, Philanthropist)

Paul Allen
21
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 15, 2018
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 9 
Rainn Wilson
(Best Known for His Role as 'Dwight Schrute' on the NBC sitcom 'The Office')

Rainn Wilson
17
Birthdate: January 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 10 

Sydney Sweeney
20
Birthdate: September 12, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
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 11 
Bob Barker
(Television Game Show Host)

Bob Barker
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 12, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 12 
John Stockton
(Basketball player)

John Stockton
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 13 
Layne Staley
(Original Lead Singer of the Rock Band 'Alice in Chains')

Layne Staley
19
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 5, 2002
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 14 
Macklemore
(Rapper)

Macklemore
15
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 15 

Jim Caviezel
10
Birthdate: September 26, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 16 
Adam West
(Actor)

Adam West
5
Birthdate: September 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 9, 2017
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 17 
Daniel Bryan
(Professional Wrestler)

Daniel Bryan
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 18 
Isaiah Thomas
(Basketball Player)

Isaiah Thomas
30
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 30, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 19 
Ryan Stiles
(Best Known for his TV Show 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?')

Ryan Stiles
1
Birthdate: April 22, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 20 
John Elway
(American football player)

John Elway
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 21 

Nick Robinson
48
Birthdate: March 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 22 
Amanda Knox
(Wrongful conviction of the murder of Meredith Kercher)

Amanda Knox
22
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
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 23 

Samuel Burl  Kinison
13
Birthdate: December 8, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 10, 1992
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 24 
Jean Smart
(Actress)

Jean Smart
24
Birthdate: September 13, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 25 
Nate Robinson
(Former Basketball player at Point guard position)

Nate Robinson
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 26 
Alex Smith
(American Football Player)

Alex Smith
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 7, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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 27 

Madelaine Petsch
11
Birthdate: August 18, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 28 

Jonathan Banks
7
Birthdate: January 31, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 29 

Kyle MacLachlan
5
Birthdate: February 22, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 30 
Hope Solo
(Football Player)

Hope Solo
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Craig T. Nelson
3
Birthdate: April 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 32 
Lil Mosey
(Rapper)

Lil Mosey
34
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 25, 2002
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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 33 
Zach LaVine
(Basketball player)

Zach LaVine
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 10, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 34 
Gabe Newell
(Entrepreneur)

Gabe Newell
6
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 35 
Karan Brar
(Actor)

Karan Brar
23
Birthdate: January 18, 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 36 
Duff McKagan
(Musician, Songwriter)

Duff McKagan
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 37 
Debbie Rowe
(Michael Jackson’s Ex-Wife)

Debbie Rowe
12
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 6, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 38 
Kenny G
(Smooth Jazz Saxophonist and One of the Best-Selling Musicians of All Time )

Kenny G
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 5, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 39 
Randy Couture
(Actor, Former Mixed Martial Artist & Greco-Roman Wrestler)

Randy Couture
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 40 
Dyan Cannon
(First Woman to be nominated for Oscars Both in Front of and Behind the Camera)

Dyan Cannon
7
Birthdate: January 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

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Erika Christensen
3
Birthdate: August 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 42 
Katelyn Ohashi
(Artistic Gymnast)

Katelyn Ohashi
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 12, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)

 43 
Kenny Loggins
(Singer-songwriter,)

Kenny Loggins
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 7, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 44 
Valkyrae
(Gamer)

Valkyrae
8
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: January 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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 45 
Gary Larson
(Cartoonist)

Gary Larson
2
Birthdate: August 14, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo

 46 

Frank Herbert
11
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 8, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: February 11, 1986

 47 
Jay Park
(Rapper)

Jay Park
23
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 48 
Cooper Kupp
(Football player)

Cooper Kupp
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 49 

Elinor Donahue
4
Birthdate: April 19, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries

 50 
Zak Bagans
(Television Personality)

Zak Bagans
9
Birthdate: April 5, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)