A List of Famous Marylanders

Famous people from Maryland
from the worlds of:
Politics, Sports, Writers/Journalists, Miscellaneous,
Entertainment, Musicians/Singers


  • Nancy Pelosi, Baltimore

  • Nancy Reagan, First Lady

  • Spiro T. Agnew, Vice President

  • Sargent Shriver, Politician, Journalist

  • Thurgood Marshall, Supreme Court Justice


  • Cal Ripkin, Jr., Baseball

  • Babe Ruth, Baseball

  • Al Kaline, Baseball

  • Reggie Jackson, Baseball

  • Brooks Robinson, Baseball

  • Sugar Ray Leonard, Boxer

  • Jim McKay, Sportscaster

  • Johnny Unitas, Football

  • Doug Flutie, Football

  • Dominique Dawes, Olympic Gymnast

  • Pam Shriver, Tennis

  • Art Monk, Football

  • Lefty Grove, (famous baseball player
    from Lonaconing, Md.)

  • Man O' War, Glen Riddle Farm, Worcester County, MD -  Voted "Horse of the Century" (War Admiral was his son, Seabiscuit was his grandson.)

  • Bill Belichick, Coach of the New England Patriots

  • Hasim Rahman aka The Rock, Boxer, Baltimore


  • Carl Bernstein, Journalist

  • Edgar Allen Poe, Writer

  • Matt Drudge, Web Journalist

  • Ogden Nash, Author/Poet

  • Tom Clancy, Author

  • Dashiell Hammett, Author/Poet

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald, Writer

  • Leon Uris, Author

  • H. L. Mencken, Writer

  • Tom Clancy, Author

  • Francis Scott Key

  • Gertrude Stein, Writer


  • Johns Hopkins, Philanthropist

  • Frank Perdue, Poultry Farmer

  • Harriet Tubman, Abolitionist

  • Madelyn Murray O'Hair, Atheist

  • Wallis Warfield Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

  • Emily Post, Etiquette Expert

  • Annie Liebovitz, Photographer

Entertainment:  Actors, Producers and Directors, etc.

  • Goldie Hawn, Actress

  • Oprah Winfrey, Talk Show Host

  • Montel Williams, Talk Show Host

  • Blaze Starr, Show Girl

  • John Astin, Actor

  • Julia Louis Dreyfuss, Actress

  • Darren Star - Produced 90210. (His dad was my childhood dentist.)

  • John Waters, Movie maker

  • Barry Levinson, Director, Producer

  • Ben Stein, Win Ben Stein's Money!

  • Kathie Lee Gifford, Talk Show Host, Actress

  • Jada Pinkett-Smith, Actress

  • Howard Rollins, Actor

  • Charles Dutton, Actor

  • Garry Moore, TV Personality

  • Maurie Povich, Talk Show Host

  • Connie Chung, News

  • David Hasselhoff, Actor

  • Daniel Stern, Actor

  • Robin Quivers, Radio DJ, Howard Stern's side kick

  • "Divine", Actor.

  • William H. Macy, Actor, (from Cumberland, Md.)

  • Edward Norton- Actor

  • Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets (Hyattsville)

  • John Wilkes Booth, Actor, Lincoln's Assassin

  • Michael Ealy, Actor

  • Christina Milian, Actress


  • Frank Zappa, Musician and Singer

  • Noel Paul Stookey, (Peter Paul and Mary) Musician, Singer, Writer

  • Nils Lofgren, Musician

  • Billie Holiday, Jazz/Blues Singer

  • Duke Ellington, Musician

  • Cab Calloway, Musician and Singer

  • Eubie Blake, Musician

  • David Byrne, Musician

  • Mama Cass, Singer

  • Toni Braxton, Singer

  • Tori Amos, Singer

  • Dean Felber, Hootie and the Blowfish

  • Mark Bryan, Hootie and the Blowfish

  • Mary Chapin Carpenter- Musician and Singer

  • Joan Jett- Musician and Singer

  • Phil Ritchie, Lennex

  • Benji and Joel Madden, Musicians, Good Charlotte

Montgomery Blair High School Alumni in
Silver Spring, MD.

  • Goldie Hawn , 1963<--we had the same pediatrician, Dr. Coleman.

  • Matt Drudge, 1984

  • Ben Stein, 1962

  • Connie Chung, 1964

  • Carl Bernstein, 1961

Add your famous Marylanders here!

Paul Reed Smith, underrated guitarist and World Renowned "Mad Genius' luthier originally from Stevensville or Bowie Maryland (I can never remember). Paul had his first guitar shop on Virginia Avenue in Annapolis, until 1995 when PRS moved the factory 'crost da bridge to Stevensville. I find it hard to believe he hasn't been mentioned.
- Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 00:48:24 (EST)

Dale Midkiff Actor Dale Alan Midkiff is an American actor, best known for playing Louis in the horror film Pet Sematary... Wikipedia Born: July 01, 1959, Chance, MD Spouse: Joan O'Connor (m. 1997) Children: Ava Marie Midkiff, Cole Midkiff, Eliza Rose Midkiff Education: Salisbury University
Michael Cron <mbcron@hotmail.com>
University Park, MD USA
- Sunday, June 07, 2015 at 21:02:01 (EDT)

Mario Barrett singer song titles "Break Up" ft Gucci Mane Sean Garrett "Somebody Else" ft Nicki Minaj 1st single remake of Biz Markie "Just A Friend "Let Me Love You" just a few hit songs under the artist belt
Trae <Traekeels@yahoo.com>
baltimore, md USA
- Monday, May 12, 2014 at 01:02:02 (EDT)

Charles W. Swan Knighted, Actor, Medal of Freedom, author, IMDB, doctor famous birthdays.com march 11th https://sites.google.com/site/theworldasheseesit/in-the-news/personsnameonfacethenation
Sheila Dixon <nnews_99@yahoo.com>
Beverly Hlls, CA USA

- Friday, May 17, 2013 at 20:43:28 (EDT)

James Mallahan Cain (July 1, 1892 October 27, 1977) was an American author and journalist. Cain's first novel, The Postman Always Rings Twice, was published in 1934. Two years later the serialized Double Indemnity was published in Liberty magazine.
Michael B. Cron <mbcron@hotmail.com>
University Park, MD USA

- Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 18:11:23 (EST)

Gordon William Prange (July 16, 1910 May 15, 1980)Dr. Prange's 1963 Tora! Tora! Tora!, published in the October and November issues of Reader's Digest, and later expanded into At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story Of Pearl Harbor, portrayed the attack on Pearl Harbor, and is credited as the basis for the screenplay of the film Tora! Tora! Tora!, which was produced in 1970, while Prange took a leave of absence from the University of Maryland to serve as the technical consultant during its filming. His extensive research into the attack on Pearl Harbor was the subject of a Public Broadcasting Service television program in 2000, "Prange and Pearl Harbor: A Magnificent Obsession", and was acclaimed "a definitive book on the event" by The Washington Post.
Michael B. Cron <mbcron@hotmail.com>
University Park, MD USA

- Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 18:07:19 (EST)

Louis Rudolph Harlan (July 13, 1922 January 22, 2010)was an American historian and academic whose two-volume biography of African-American educator and social leader Booker T. Washington was awarded the 1973 Bancroft Prize for the first volume as well as the 1984 Bancroft Prize and Pulitzer Prize for the second volume.
Michael Cron <mbcron@hotmail.com>
University Park, MD USA

- Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 18:01:06 (EST)

John Glover is also from Salisbury.
Linda Berg <keliheja@yahoo.com>
Salisbury, MD USA

- Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 10:28:46 (EST)

Lewis Black
Donna Zeigfinger <dzeigfinge@aol.com>
c, md USA

- Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 16:42:31 (EDT)

Hey we went to the same pediatrician!
Donna Zeigfinger <dzeigfinge@aol.com>
cabin john, md USA

- Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 16:41:18 (EDT)

Toni Michelle Braxton Born October 7, 1967 (age 43)[1] Severn, Maryland, United States Genres R&;B, soul I love this woman's voice. She could sing over my head anytime.
Thom K. <thomkines@gmail.com>
Aberdeen , MS USA

- Saturday, November 06, 2010 at 05:40:56 (EDT)

Actress Anna Faris from the Scary Movies & The House Bunny is from Baltimore Maryland
Nicky <Jeepers579@aol.com>
Baltimore, Md USA

- Thursday, May 06, 2010 at 15:59:48 (EDT)

Liz <aceofcast@msn.net>
Long Beach, CA USA

- Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 23:08:43 (EDT)

Jimmy Foxx, Baseball Player, "The Maryland Farm Boy" Haddaway, Singer, Went to high school in MD Michael Phelps, Swimmer
ss, md USA

- Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 18:33:17 (EDT)

Benny Mardones, Musician/Singer, "Into the Night"

- Monday, June 30, 2008 at 12:57:07 (EDT)

ACTOR Shawn Hatosy, 29 December 1975, Frederick, Maryland, USA ...
Mark <markpfeltz@yahoo.com>
Baltimore, MD USA

- Thursday, May 03, 2007 at 22:50:36 (EDT)

Mark Pfeltz 1986 Guinness Book of World Records holder for sit ups, Baltimore Maryland.
Lone Love <markpfeltz@yahoo.com>
Baltimore, MD USA

- Thursday, May 03, 2007 at 22:44:18 (EDT)

Linda Hamilton of "Beauty and the Beast" fame was born in Salisbury, MD.

- Sunday, April 08, 2007 at 19:11:17 (EDT)

Charles W. Swan Knighted, Actor, Medal of Freedom, famous birthdays.com march 11th
Sheila N
Beverly Hills', CA USA - Wednesday, February 07, 2007 at 23:04:13 (EST)

Also, Joel Madden, Benji Madden, Paul Thomas,& Billy Martin of the band Good Charlotte are from Maryland. The 5th member of Good Charlotte is from the UK.
Baltimore, MD USA

- Thursday, November 09, 2006 at 18:00:27 (EST)

The Rock (Hasim Rahman) is from Maryland.
Baltimore, MD USA

- Thursday, November 09, 2006 at 17:57:31 (EST)

I thought of another - Frank Miller, the respected comic book artist/writer (Daredevil, Batman, Sin City movie comes out this year) was born in Olney, Maryland.

- Sunday, March 02, 2005 at 10:39:00 (EST)


- Sunday, February 16, 2005 at 3:41:00 (EST)




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