Many famous people are from Seattle, Washington. Award-winning actors, rappers, philanthropists and chefs are just a few examples of the many different types of famous people that refer to Seattle as their home. Listed below are 10 of the most famous people from Seattle.
1. Mario Batali
Mario Batali, a chef and media personality, was born in Seattle, Washington and co-owns several restaurants. He's currently a co-host on the hit television series "The Chew."
2. Amanda Knox
Amanda Knox, born in Seattle, Washington, spent nearly four years in an Italian prison after being accused of Meredith Kercher's murder (2007). On March 27, 2015, Amanda was fully acquitted of the murder.
3. Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Seattle-born Jeffrey Dean Morgan is an actor who's best known for his role of Denny Duquette in "Grey's Anatomy." Jeffrey also made an unforgettable appearance in the Season 6 finale of "The Walking Dead," playing the role of Negan.
4. Josie Bissett
Josie Bissett was born in Seattle, Washington and is best known for playing the role of Jane Mancini on the hit television series "Melrose Place." Josie also wrote "Tickle Monster," an amazing children's book that was released in 2008.
5. Bill Gates
Bill Gates, born in Seattle, Washington, is an investor, philanthropist and programmer. He's the co-founder of Microsoft and currently has a net worth of $79.4 billion, which makes him the wealthiest person in the world.
6. Jean Smart
Seattle-born Jean Smart is an actress who's best known for playing the role of Charlene Frazier Stillfield on the hit television sitcom "Designing Women." A few of Jean's film credits include "Change of Heart," "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Bringing Down the House."
7. Sir Mix-A-Lot
Sir Mix-A-Lot, a rapper and producer, was born in Seattle, Washington and is best known for his hit single "Baby Got Back," which went double platinum. In 1993 "Baby Got Back" won Sir Mix-A-Lot the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance.
8. Carol Channing
Carol Channing was born in Seattle, Washington and is a well-known actress, comedian and voice artist. In 1970, Carol became the first ever celebrity to perform during a Super Bowl halftime show.
9. Rainn Wilson
Rainn Wilson, born in Seattle, Washington, is an actor who's best known for playing the role of Dwight Schrute on the hit television series "The Office." Rainn is also the founder of SoulPancake, a successful media and production company.
10. Erika Christensen
Seattle-born Erika Christensen, an actress and singer, is best known for her film roles in "Traffic," "Swimfan" and "The Banger Sisters." Erika also had a starring role on the NBC hit television series "Parenthood."
Did you know so many celebs hail from Seattle? Can you think of any other famous people from Seattle?