Many famous people hail from Hawaii. From award-winning actors and singers, to political figures and entrepreneurs, the amount of talent that comes from “The Aloha State” is amazing! Listed below are 10 of the most famous people from Honolulu – Hawaii’s state capital.
1. Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars, a singer-songwriter and record producer, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and has sold more than 100 million singles and albums worldwide. Mars is one of the best-selling artists of all time, and one of his biggest hits is "Uptown Funk," which won the 2016 Grammy Award for Record of the Year.
2. Lauren Graham
Lauren Graham, born in Honolulu, Hawaii, is an actress who's best known for playing the roles of Lorelai Gilmore on "Gilmore Girls" and Sarah Braverman on "Parenthood."
3. Steve Case
Honolulu-born Steve Case is an entrepreneur and businessman. He's best known as the co-founder and former CEO of America Online.
4. Michelle Wie
Michelle Wie was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and is a professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour. When she was just 10 years old, Wie was the youngest player to ever qualify for a USGA amateur championship.
5. Bette Midler
Bette Midler, born in Honolulu, Hawaii, is a singer, songwriter and actress. A few of her hit films include "Beaches," "The First Wives Club," "The Stepford Wives" and "For the Boys."
6. Barack Obama
Honolulu-born Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States. He's also the first African American to hold the position.
7. Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman, an actress and film producer, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. A few of her most famous films include "Days of Thunder," "Moulin Rouge," "Cold Mountain" and "The Hours," which earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress.
8. Jason Momoa
Jason Momoa was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and is an actor, writer and producer. He's best known for playing the role of Ronon Dex on the hit television series "Stargate Atlantis."
9. Kelly Preston
Kelly Preston, born in Honolulu, Hawaii, is an actress and former model. After appearing in more than 60 television and film productions, "Jerry Maguire" is still one of her most popular films.
10. Don Ho
Honolulu-born Don Ho was a traditional singer and entertainer. His most famous song was (and still is) "Tiny Bubbles." Don Ho is synonymous with Hawaii, so it's hard not to think of him whenever "The Aloha State" is mentioned.