D.C. July 08, 2016
You May Be Surprised To Learn These 14 Famous People Are From Washington DC
Many people come to Washington DC and become famous for political reasons, but you may be surprised by the many famous comedians, actors, actresses, news anchors and singers who were born in Washington DC.
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1. Kevin Durant
This NBA Star may have become the MVP with Oklahoma City but he was born in Washington DC.
2. Louis CK
He may not have lived here long but comedian, actor, writer, producer and director was born in Washington DC.
3. Al Gore
You know him from being the Vice President of the United States under Bill Clinton but did you know Al Gore was born in DC and went to high school here?
4. Marvin Gaye
Singer Marvin Gaye who is best known for classic songs like "Ain't No Mountain High," "What's Going On," and "Heard It Through The Grapevine" was born in Washington and began his singing career here.
5. Alyson Hannigan
Best known as Lily on How I Met Your Mother and Willow on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, actress Alyson Hannigan was born in Washington, DC.
6. Chris Meloni
You may think of actor Christopher Meloni as protecting the streets of New York in Law & Order: SVU as Detective Elliot Stabler but he was actually born in a different city, Washington DC.
7. Samuel L. Jackson
Before he hit Hollywood, the one and only Samuel L. Jackson came from Washington DC.
8. Duke Ellington
Legendary jazz musician Duke Ellington was born and raised in Washington DC and there is a school of arts named after him in Georgetown.
9. Justin Theroux
Before he married Jennifer Aniston, producer, actor and writer Justin Theroux grew up in Washington DC.
10. Stephen Colbert
No wonder he's so interested in politics! Comedian, writer, producer and television Stephen Colbert calls South Carolina home but he was born in Washington DC.
11. Taraji P. Henson
Best known as Cookie on the hit TV show Empire, Taraji P. Henson was born in Washington DC and studied acting at Howard University here.
12. Connie Chung
You know her as a leading news anchor but you may not know that Connie Chung was born in Washington DC.
13. Katherine Heigl
Romantic comedy actress and one of the original stars of Grey's Anatomy, Katherine Heigl was born in Washington DC before moving to Connecticut, where she was raised.
14. Bill Nye the Science Guy
One of the most popular scientists of our time, Bill Nye "the Science Guy" was born in Washington DC and went to Sidwell Friends School.
15. Dave Chappelle
Comedian Dave Chappelle first began telling jokes in his hometown of Washington DC
Do you know of any other famous celebrities from Washington DC?