Famous Washingtonians

Famous People Born in Washington

See our top list of the most famous people from Washington. We’ve chosen people like athletes, actors, civil rights activists, scientists and people from other walks of life that have come from “The Evergreen State”.

Douglas Dorland Anderson archaeoligist, Olympia
Earl Anthony bowler, Kent
Bob Barker TV host, Darrington
Dyan Cannon actress, Tacoma
Chester F. Carlson inventor, Seattle
Carol Channing actress, Seattle
Kurt Cobain grunge rock icon, Aberdeen
Judy Collins singer, Seattle
Bing Crosby singer, actor, Tacoma
Bob Crosby musician, Spokane
Merce Cunningham choreographer, Centralia
Howard Duff actor, Bremerton
Frances Farmer actress, Seattle
Bill Gates software executive, Seattle
Jimi Hendrix guitarist, Seattle
Robert Joffrey choreographer, Seattle
Gypsy Rose Lee entertainer, Seattle
Kenny Loggins singer, songwriter, Everett
John Walker Kendall scientist, Bellingham
Hank Ketcham cartoonist, Seattle
John Knowles author, Faumont
Mary McCarthy author, Seattle
Guthrie McClinticproducer, director, Seattle
John McIntire actor, Spokane
Phil Mahre skier, Yakima
Robert Motherwell artist, Aberdeen
Patrice Munsel soprano Spokane
Jimmie Rogers singer, Camas
Francis Scobee astronaut, Cle Elum
Seattle Dwamish Suquamish chief
Smohalla Indian prophet and chief
Adam West actor, Walla Walla
Martha Wright singer, Seattle
Audrey Wurdemann poet, Seattle