Famous People From Washington

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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
154
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
100
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
46
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: September 18, 1970
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Bing Crosby
(Actor and One of the Most Popular and Influential Musical Artists of the 20th Century)
Bing Crosby
37
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 3, 1903
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: October 14, 1977
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Chris Cornell
(Lead vocalist of the Rock Bands 'Soundgarden' & 'Audioslave')
Chris Cornell
35
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 18, 2017
 6 
Dove Cameron
(Actress)
Dove Cameron
69
Birthdate: January 15, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Paul Allen
(Co-founder of Microsoft, Philanthropist)
Paul Allen
25
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 15, 2018
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
39
Birthdate: April 22, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Rainn Wilson
(Best Known for His Role as 'Dwight Schrute' on the NBC sitcom 'The Office')
Rainn Wilson
21
Birthdate: January 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 10 
Sydney Sweeney
31
Birthdate: September 12, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Bob Barker
(Television Game Show Host)
Bob Barker
12
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 12, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 12 
Layne Staley
(Original Lead Singer of the Rock Band 'Alice in Chains')
Layne Staley
23
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 5, 2002
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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John Stockton
(Basketball player)
John Stockton
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 14 
Jim Caviezel
(Actor Known for His Role as ‘Jesus Christ’ in the Film ‘The Passion of the Christ’)
Jim Caviezel
13
Birthdate: September 26, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Adam West
(American Actor Who Portrayed 'Batman' in Several Movies and Television Shows)
Adam West
7
Birthdate: September 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 9, 2017
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 16 
Macklemore
(Rapper and Songwriter Best Known for His Albums ‘The Heist’ and ‘This Unruly Mess I've Made’)
Macklemore
20
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Isaiah Thomas
(Professional Basketball Player Who Plays as a Point Guard)
Isaiah Thomas
35
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 7, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 18 
Jonathan Banks
9
Birthdate: January 31, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Nick Robinson
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Simon Spier’ in the Film ‘Love, Simon’)
Nick Robinson
58
Birthdate: March 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 20 
Jean Smart
(Actress)
Jean Smart
27
Birthdate: September 13, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Samuel Burl  Kinison
14
Birthdate: December 8, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 10, 1992
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 22 
Ryan Stiles
(Best Known for his TV Show 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?')
Ryan Stiles
4
Birthdate: April 22, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Amanda Knox
(Wrongful conviction of the murder of Meredith Kercher)
Amanda Knox
25
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
 24 
Madelaine Petsch
(Known for Her Role as 'Cheryl Blossom' in the TV Series ‘Riverdale’)
Madelaine Petsch
20
Birthdate: August 18, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Alex Smith
(Former American Football Player Who Played as a Quarterback )
Alex Smith
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 7, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 26 
Nate Robinson
(Former Basketball player at Point guard position)
Nate Robinson
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 27 
Kyle MacLachlan
5
Birthdate: February 22, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 28 
John Elway
(American football player)
John Elway
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Hope Solo
(Football Player)
Hope Solo
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 30 
Zach LaVine
(American Basketball Player Who Plays as a Shooting Guard / Small Forward)
Zach LaVine
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 10, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Craig T. Nelson
10
Birthdate: April 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 32 
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)
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Duff McKagan
(Musician, Songwriter)
Duff McKagan
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 34 
Lil Mosey
(Rapper, Singer-Songwriter Known for His Albums ‘Northsbest’ and ‘Certified Hitmaker’)
Lil Mosey
41
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 25, 2002
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 35 
Gabe Newell
(Entrepreneur)
Gabe Newell
7
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 36 
Kenny G
(Smooth Jazz Saxophonist and One of the Best-Selling Musicians of All Time )
Kenny G
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 5, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 37 
Karan Brar
(American Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Chirag Gupta’ in the Film ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
Karan Brar
30
Birthdate: January 18, 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 38 
Mario Batali
(American Celebrity Chef and Restaurateur)
Mario Batali
5
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: September 19, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 39 
Frank Herbert
(Science Fiction Author Best Known for His 1965 Novel 'Dune' & Its Sequels)
Frank Herbert
11
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 8, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: February 11, 1986
 40 
Erika Christensen
(Actress and Singer)
Erika Christensen
4
Birthdate: August 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 41 
Kenny Loggins
(Singer-songwriter,)
Kenny Loggins
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 7, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 42 
Katelyn Ohashi
(American Former Artistic Gymnast )
Katelyn Ohashi
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 12, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
 43 
Valkyrae
(American Internet Personality YouTube Star)
Valkyrae
13
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: January 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 44 
Gary Larson
(Cartoonist)
Gary Larson
6
Birthdate: August 14, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
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Carol Channing
2
Birthdate: January 31, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 15, 2019
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 46 
Jay Park
(Rapper)
Jay Park
26
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 47 
Zak Bagans
(Television Personality)
Zak Bagans
10
Birthdate: April 5, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 48 
Chuck Jones
(Animator, Filmmaker, Cartoonist, Author, Artist, & Screenwriter)
Chuck Jones
5
Birthdate: September 21, 1912
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 22, 2002
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Elinor Donahue
4
Birthdate: April 19, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
 50 
Cooper Kupp
(Football player)
Cooper Kupp
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)