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Famous Washingtonians.

Sure, Washington State has plenty of business legends. But did you know that we’ve turned our fair share of famous people too?

Following is a list of famous folks who were born and/or raised in Washington State or can claim their rightful place as a favorite son or daughter.

Adam Craig, Musician

Adam West, Actor

Ann Wilson, Singer

Anna Farris, Actress

Anne McClain, Astronaut

Apolo Ohno, Olympic Speed Skater

Betty MacDonald – Author

Bianca Kajlich, Actress

Bill Gates, Microsoft Co-founder

Billy Burke, Actor

Bing Crosby, Singer/Actor

Blair Underwood, Actor

Bob Barker, Game Show Host

Bonnie Dunbar, Astronaut

Bonnie McKee, Pop Singer

Brandi Carlile, Singer/Songwriter

Brandy Clark, Singer/Songwriter

Brian Schmetzer, Sounders Coach

Bridget Hanley, Actress

Bruce Lee, Actor

Burl Ives, Folksinger

Carol Channing, Actress

Carrie Brownstein, Actress

Chip Hanauer – Hydroplane Champion

Chris Cornell, Musician

Chris Kattan, Comedian/Actor

Chris Miller, Writer/Director

Chris Pratt, Actor

Chrissy Teigen, Model/Entrepreneur

Craig T. Nelson, Actor

Constance Zimmer, Actress

Cooper Kupp, NFL Football

Cynthia Geary, Actress

Dale Chihuly, Artist

Dave Matthews, Musician

David Zinn, Broadway Designer

Darren McGavin, Actor

DeAndre Yedlin, Soccer

Debbie Macomber, Author

Delilah, Radio Personality

Devan Chandler Long, Actor

Dick Scobee, Astronaut

Dick Foley, Singer/TV Personality

Doug Pederson, Super Bowl LII Coach


Donnie & Joe Emerson, Musicians

Dove Cameron, Actress

Duff McKagan, Musician

Dyan Cannon, Actress

Earl Anthony, Champion Bowler

​Eddie Vedder, Musician

Edward R. Murrow, Journalist

Elinor Donahue, Actress

Erika Christensen, Actress

Frances Farmer, Actress

Frank Herbert, Author

Fred Couples, Pro Golfer

Fred Hutchinson, Baseball Player

Gail Devers, Olympics Gold Medalist

Gary Larson – The Far Side

Glenn Beck, Talk Show Host

Grant Goodeve, Actor

Greg “Pappy” Boyington, Flying Ace

Gregory C. Johnson, Astronaut

Gypsy Rose Lee, Entertainer

Hank Ketchum, Dennis the Menace

Harry Stewart, Entertainer

Hilary Swank, Actress

Hope Solo, Soccer Player, Olympic Medalist

Howard Duff, Actor

Irvine Robbins, Baskin & Robbins co-founder

James Caviezel, Jr., Actor

James “Scotty” Doohan, Actor

Janis Paige, Actress

Jean Smart, Actress

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Actor

Jennifer Warnes, Singer

Jim Whittaker, Mountain Climber

Jimi Hendrix, Musician

Jimmie Rogers, Singer

Jo Koy, Comedian, Actor

Joel McHale, Actor, Talk Show Host

John Aylward, Actor

John Oliver Creighton, Astronaut

John Elway, Football Quarterback

John Ratzenberger, Actor​

Jordan Morris, Soccer

Josie Bissett, Actress

Judy Collins, Singer

Julie Michaels, Actress/Producer

Julia Sweeney, Comedienne/Actress

Kenny G, Musician

Kenny Loggins, Musician

Ken Jennings, Jeopardy

Kurt Cobain, Musician

Kyle MacLachlan, Actor

Macklemore, Singer

Madelaine Petsch, Actress

Mario Batali, Chef/TV Personality

Mark O’Connor, Fiddler

Mark Rypien, Football Quarterback

Martin Milner, Actor

Megan Hilty, Actress

Merrilee Rush, Singer

Minoru Yamasaki, Architect

Nancy Coleman, Actress

Nancy Wilson, Musician

Nathan Adrian, 3-Time Olympic Gold Medalist

Nick Robinson, Actor

Patrick Haggerty, Country Singer

Paul Allen, Philanthropist

Peg Phillips, Actress

Phil Maher, Olympic Skier

Quincy Jones, Musician, Producer

Rainn Wilson, Actor

Richard Karn, Actor/Game Show Host

Rick Steves, Author/TV Host

Robb Zerr, Writer/Entertainer

Robert Osborne, Actor/TV Host

Rose McGowan, Actress

Russell Johnson, Actor

Ryan Stiles, Comedian

Sharon Baird, Original Mousketeer

Sir Mix a Lot, Performer

Stan Boreson, Kid’s Show Host

Susan Buckner, Actress

Sydney Sweeney, Actress

Tom Robbins, Author

Tom Skerritt, Actor

Tom Sneva, Indy Car Driver

William O. Douglas, Supreme Court Justice

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