Famous People From Alabama - Celebrities Born In Alabama

Popularly known as ‘The Yellowhammer State’ or ‘The Cotton State’, Alabama is situated in the southeastern region of the United States. Although Montgomery is its capital, the largest city in the state of Alabama is Birmingham, which is the most industrialized as well. The state is well-known for having one the longest navigable inland waterways, in the United States of America. The state is often referred to as ‘The Heart of the Dixie’, the Dixie comprises of 11 states in the region. Alabama is home to several celebrated personalities who have gone on to achieve immensely on the international front. From the legendary humanitarian Helen Keller to the distinguished soccer player Mia Hamm to the talented Harper Lee, Alabama has produced some fine women who have accomplished great things. Four-time Olympic winner Jesse Owens and mighty boxer Evander Holyfield also hail from Alabama. Last but not the least, famous entertainers such as Channing Tatum, Courtney Cox and Lionel Richie, all started their humble beginnings from the state of Alabama. Keep reading to know all the famous individuals who are from Alabama.

Gucci Mane, Kim Dickens, Rosa Parks, Channing Tatum & Felicia Day are some of the celebrities who hail from Alabama.

The Most Famous People From Alabama

Candi Fisher1969AmericanCandi Fisher is best known as the ex-wife of American college football coach and former player Jimbo Fisher
Kaitlan CollinsApril 7, 1992AmericanKaitlan Collins is an American journalist working for the popular news channel CNN
Neal CarterNovember 30, 2009AmericanCheck out all that you wanted to know about rapper Lil Wayne’s son, Neal Carter; his birthday, his family and personal life, fun trivia facts and more.
Nannie DossNovember 4, 1905AmericanNannie Doss was an American serial killer who killed 11 people
Mae JemisonOctober 17, 1956AmericanMae Carol Jemison is a famous American astronaut who became the first African American astronaut to travel to space
Mia HammMarch 17, 1972AmericanMia Hamm is a former American soccer player who won the Women's World Cup twice
Deontay WilderOctober 22, 1985AmericanDeontay Wilder is an American professional boxer.
Ti TaylorAugust 7, 1998AmericanTi Taylor is an American rapper and social media influencer
Lucas BlackNovember 29, 1982AmericanLucas Black is an American film as well as TV actor known for his role in CBS TV drama ‘American Gothic’
Emmylou HarrisApril 2, 1947AmericanEmmylou Harris is a multiple award winning American singer and songwriter
Carl Lewis

Carl Lewis

Carl Lewis is one of the greatest track and field athletes that the sporting world has till date witnessed

AmericanJuly 1, 1961250 views

Tallulah Bankhead

Tallulah Bankhead was an American stage and screen actress

AmericanJanuary 31, 1902158 views

Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley is a former professional basketball player

AmericanFebruary 20, 1963191 views

Mia Hamm

Mia Hamm is a former American soccer player who won the Women's World Cup twice

AmericanMarch 17, 1972412 views

Bo Jackson

is an American former baseball and football player and the only sportsperson to be named an All-Star in two major sports

AmericanNovember 30, 1962152 views

Deborah Ryan

Debby Ann Ryan is a famous American singer and actress

AmericanMay 13, 1993129 views

Frederick Chapman Robbins

Frederick Chapman Robbins was an American paediatrician and virologist who was one of the joint winners of the 1954 Nobel Prize in Physiology 1954

AmericanAugust 25, 1916124 views

Chuck Leavell

Chuck Leavell is an American musician, best known for his piano and keyboard performances

AmericanApril 28, 1952106 views

Angela Davis

A former leader of the Communist Party USA, Angela Davis is an American social and political activist, Scholar and writer

AmericanJanuary 26, 1944213 views

Tim Cook

Tim Cook is an American business executive who succeeded Steve Jobs as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Apple Inc