List of people from Georgia (U.S. state)


List of people from Georgia (U.S. state)

Georgia in the United States has been the birthplace or residence of many famous people throughout its history.__NOTOC__

Prominent Georgians

A

*James Abercrombie
*Rhett Akins
*Edward Porter Alexander
*George T. Anderson
*Robert Houston Anderson
*Luke Appling (born in North Carolina)

B

*B-52's (members Cindy Wilson,Keith Strickland, Ricky Wilson)
*Champ Bailey
*Abraham Baldwin
*Francis S. Bartow
*Kim Basinger
*Cullen A. Battle
*Buck Belue
*André "André 3000" Benjamin
*Henry L. Benning
*John Berry (born in South Carolina)
*Martha Berry
*Norman Blake
*Eric A. Boe
*Julian Bond
*Neal Boortz
*Big Bossman
*John S. Bowen
*Keith Brooking
*Alton Brown
*James Brown
*Joseph E. Brown
*Kevin Brown
*Goode Bryan
*Buckner & Garcia
*Blacklight Posterboys
*Big Boi
*Boondox

C

*Asa Griggs Candler
*Jean Carne
*Jimmy Carter
*Rosalynn Carter
*Spud Chandler
*Ray Charles
*Howell Cobb
*Matt and Mike Chapman
*Ty Cobb
*Charles Coburn
*Jackie Cochran
*Pat Conroy
*Harry Crews
*David Cross
*Charles Crisp

D

*Jack Davis (cartoonist)
*William Crosby Dawson
*Bucky Dent
*Richard Dent
*Diana DeGarmo
*Melvyn Douglas
*J.D. Drew
*Jermaine Dupri
*Pat Dye

E

*Bobbie Eakes
*Teresa Edwards
*Jason Elam born in (Florida)
*Bill Elliott
*Clement A. Evans

F

*Dakota Fanning
*Elle Fanning
*William Few
*Howard Finster
*Laurence Fishburne
*Jeff Foxworthy
*Jeff Francoeur
*Walt Frazier
*John C. Fremont

G

*Josh Gibson
*Kelli Giddish
*Newt Gingrich
*John Brown Gordon
*Nancy Grace
*Amy Grant
*Nathanael Greene
*James Gregory
*Forrest Griffin (born in Ohio)
*Marquis Grissom
*Lewis Grizzard
*Jasmine Guy
*Button Gwinnett (born in England)

H

*Lyman Hall
*Oliver Hardy
*Gale Harold
*Ciara Harris
*Joel Chandler Harris
*Nancy Hart
*Garrison Hearst
*Lucille Hegamin
*Ed Helms
*Bill Hicks (born in Valdosta, Georgia.)
*Hulk Hogan
*Doc Holliday
*Sterling Holloway Actor and legendary Hollywood and Disney voice of such characters as Winnie the Pooh
*Larry Holmes
*Evander Holyfield
*Miriam Hopkins
*William Houstoun
*Tim Hudson
*Holly Hunter

J

*Beau Jack
*Alan Jackson
*Millie Jackson
*Brian Gerard James
*Jasper Johns
*Herschel V. Johnson
*Bobby Jones
*Benn Jordan, electronic musician. Born in Georgia, raised in Chicago.
*Wally Joyner

K

*John Kasay
*Mammy Kate
*Stacy Keach
*Fanny Kemble
*DeForest Kelly
*Walt Kelly
*Joe Kennedy
*Martin Luther King, Jr.
*Gladys Knight
*Ray Knight
*Wayne Knight

L

*Mirabeau Lamar
*Peter Lawler
*Sidney Lanier
*Chuck Leavell
*Brenda Lee
*Spike Lee
*Natalia Livingston
*Crawford Long
*James Longstreet (born in South Carolina)
*Juliette Gordon Low
*Chris Lowell
*Bill Lowery
*Ludacris
*Lil' Jon
*Lil' Scrappy

M

*Lester Maddox
*Manuel Maloof
*Nick Markakis
*Clint Mathis
*Jack McBrayer
*Brian McCann
*Carson McCullers
*William McIntosh
*Cynthia McKinney
*Blind Willie McTell
*Johnny Mercer
*Zell Miller
*Margaret Mitchell
*Johnny Mize
*Monica
*Shawn Mullins

N

*Jennifer Nettles
*Jessye Norman

O

*Flannery O'Connor
*James Oglethorpe (born in Britain, but founded the state.)
*Eugene Odum (faculty member of The University of Georgia.)
*Terrell Owens (lives in Georgia)

P

*Danielle Panabaker
*Albert Parker
*Bert Parks
*Gram Parsons (born in Florida)
*Antwan "Big Boi" Patton
*George Foster Peabody
*Dr. John Stith Pemberton
*Richard Penniman (Little Richard)
*Ty Pennington (Extreme Makeover Home Edition & Trading Spaces)
*Madeleine Peyroux
*William Pierce
*Dwight Phillips — athlete
*Mac Powell-singer Third Day
*Powers, Harriet (1837-1910), African American slave quilt artist
*Robert Poydasheff — mayor of Columbus, Georgia
*Kazimierz Pułaski (born in Poland)
*Pogo Possum

R

*Ma Rainey
*Jeannette Rankin
*Amy Ray
*Paul Rea
*Otis Redding
*Jerry Reed
*Dan Reeves
*Burt Reynolds
*Little Richard
*Travis Richter
*Julia Roberts
*Pernell Roberts
*Chris Robinson
*Jackie Robinson
*Sugar Ray Robinson
*Tommy Roe
*Franklin D. Roosevelt (born and raised in New York; had second home in Georgia and died there)
*Ed Roland
*Kelly Rowland
*Billy Joe Royal

*Emily Saliers
*Junior Samples
*Ryan Seacrest
*Diana Scarwid
*Lindsay Scott
*Shannon Sharpe
*Sterling Sharpe
*Danny Shirley (singer)(Confederate Railroad)
*Josh Smith
*Lillian Smith
*Steven Soderbergh
*Reed Sorenson
*Moxley Sorrel
*Joe South
*Laurence Stallings
*Alexander Stephens
*Ray Stevens
*Michael Stipe (R.E.M.)
*Doug Stone
*A.J. Styles
*Pat Swilling
*Raven-Symone
*Sean Paul (Youngbloodz)
*Ashley Stratton

T

*T.I.
*Fran Tarkenton (born in Virginia)
*Tut Taylor
*Bill Terry
*Alma Thomas
*Clarence Thomas
*Joshua Thomas
*Frank Thomas
*Rozonda Thomas
*Kenan Thompson
*Robert Toombs
*Gwen Torrence
*Travis Tritt
*Chris Tucker
*Melanie Thornton

V

*Carl Vinson

W

*Phil Walden
*Alice Walker
*Butch Walker
*Herschel Walker
*George Washington Walser, POW after Siege of Vicksburg; (died in Quanah, Texas).Fact|date = August 2008
*Hines Ward
*Douglass Watson
*James Moore Wayne
*John Wesley (born in the United Kingdom)
*Kanye West (raised in Chicago, Illinois)
*Devon Werkheiser
*Eli Whitney (born in Massachusetts)
*Dominique Wilkins
*Gerald Wilkins
*Alicia Leigh Willis
*Joanne Woodward
*Lizz Wright
*Will Wright

Y

*Trisha Yearwood
*Steve Young (musician)
*Young Jeezy
*Young Dro
*Yung Joc

ee also

*List of people from Atlanta, Georgia
*List of people from Augusta, Georgia
*List of people from Savannah, Georgia

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