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

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Location of Georgia on the U.S. map
Location of Georgia on the U.S. map

This is a list of notable people born in, or notable for their association with the U.S. state of Georgia.

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Notable Georgians



Musician Jason Aldean


Football player Allen Bailey
Football player Allen Bailey
Actress and model Kim Basinger
Actress and model Kim Basinger
Musician André Lauren Benjamin, better known as André 3000
Musician André Lauren Benjamin, better known as André 3000
Baseball player Ron Blomberg
Baseball player Ron Blomberg
American football player Mel Blount
American football player Mel Blount
Musician Luke Bryan
Musician Luke Bryan
Basketball player Elijah Bryant
Basketball player Elijah Bryant


Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
Actress and model Joelle Carter
Actress and model Joelle Carter
Musician Ray Charles
Musician Ray Charles
Baseball player Ty Cobb
Baseball player Ty Cobb


Raymond Gilbert Davis, highly decorated United States Marine Corps general who served in the Pacific, Korean, and Vietnam Wars
Raymond Gilbert Davis, highly decorated United States Marine Corps general who served in the Pacific, Korean, and Vietnam Wars
Cook and television personality Paula Deen
Cook and television personality Paula Deen



Comedian and actor Jeff Foxworthy
Comedian and actor Jeff Foxworthy


Politician Newt Gingrich
Politician Newt Gingrich


Wrestler Hulk Hogan
Wrestler Hulk Hogan
Dentist and gunfighter Doc Holliday
Dentist and gunfighter Doc Holliday



Musician Alan Jackson



Film producer, director and actor Spike Lee
Film producer, director and actor Spike Lee
Rapper and actor Ludacris
Rapper and actor Ludacris


Baseball player Nick Markakis
Baseball player Nick Markakis
Baseball player Brian McCann
Baseball player Brian McCann
Former Georgia Governor Zell Miller
Former Georgia Governor Zell Miller


Football player Cam Newton
Football player Cam Newton


Founder and First Governor of Georgia James Oglethorpe
Founder and First Governor of Georgia James Oglethorpe


Musician Richard Wayne Penniman, better known as Little Richard
Musician Richard Wayne Penniman, better known as Little Richard
Television host Ty Pennington
Television host Ty Pennington
Producer Tyler Perry
Producer Tyler Perry


Blues singer Ma Rainey
Blues singer Ma Rainey


Television personality Ryan Seacrest
Television personality Ryan Seacrest
Basketball player Josh Smith
Basketball player Josh Smith
Musician Michael Stipe of R.E.M.


Football player Demaryius Thomas
Football player Demaryius Thomas
Musician Travis Tritt




Author and activist Alice Walker
Author and activist Alice Walker
Geneticist and anthropologist Dr. Spencer Wells
Geneticist and anthropologist Dr. Spencer Wells
Actor and musician Devon Werkheiser
Actor and musician Devon Werkheiser
Basketball player Dominique Wilkins
Basketball player Dominique Wilkins
President Woodrow Wilson


Rapper Yung Joc
Rapper Yung Joc

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