Are you looking for a list of famous people from Maryland? Well it turns out there are quite a few out there. Because there are so many, well narrow down the list for you to those people who are very well-known, considered household names.
In no particular order:
Charles Joseph Bonaparte founder of the FBI, former Attorney General of the U.S., and the grand nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, yes THAT Napoleon Bonaparte!
Frederick Douglass – Abolitionist who fought to end slavery in the United States.
Thurgood Marshall Civil rights activist and U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
Connie Chung Journalist
Tom Clancy Author of Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger among many others.
Matt Drudge journalist, talk show host and founder of the Drudge Report.
Mel Kiper Jr. ESPN Analyst makes his living trying to predict the NFL Draft every year.
H.L. Mencken journalist
Frank Miller Writer and artist
Edgar Allan Poe poet and writer, author of The Raven and The Cask of Amontillado, among many others.
Upton Sinclair Author of The Jungle
Tori Amos Singer/Songwriter
Toni Braxton Singer
Cab Calloway Jazz singer and bandleader
Adam Durtz Singer, lead man for Counting Crows
Cass Elliot Singer from the Mamas & The Papas
Billie Holiday Singer
Lisa Loeb Singer/Songwriter
Benji Madden Guitarist for Good Charlotte
Joel Madden Lead singer for Good Charlotte
Frank Zappa Singer, guitarist and composer
Lewis Black Comedian and actor
Julie Bowen Actress, currently in TV show Modern Family
Anna Faris Actress
Linda Hamilton Actress in Terminator
David Hasselhoff Actor from Knight Rider and Baywatch and huge pop star in Germany
Goldie Hawn Actress from Bird on a Wire among other films
Jim Henson Filmmaker and puppeteer, creator of The Muppets
Spike Jonze Music video director, filmmaker and producer
Martin Lawrence Actor, comedian, director and producer
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Actress, most well-known for playing Elaine on Seinfeld
William H. Macy Actor from Fargo and many other films
Mike Rowe TV show host of Dirty Jobs
Sylvester Stallone Actor most well-known for Rocky and Rambo movies
Carmelo Anthony NBA player, currently with the New York Knicks
Michael Beasley NBA player, currently with the Minnesota Timberwolves
Bill Belichick Long-time head coach of the New England Patriots
Sam Cassell former NBA player
Kevin Durant NBA player, currently with the Oklahoma Thunder
Stacy Keibler Actress and former WWE professional wrestler
Al Kaline Hall of Fame baseball player
Sugar Ray Leonard Hall of Fame Boxer
Travis Pastrana Extreme athlete
Michael Phelps Olympic swimmer
Cal Ripken, Jr. Hall of Fame baseball player
Babe Ruth Hall of Fame baseball player
Tubby Smith Basketball coach, currently of the Minnesota Golden Gophers
Mark Teixeira Baseball player, currently with the New York Yankees
Clara Barton Founder of the American Red Cross
John Wilkes Booth Alleged assassinator of President Abraham Lincoln
Francis Scott Key Writer of the U.S. National Anthem
Samuel Mudd physician convicted and imprisoned for aiding and conspiring with John Wilkes Booth. He is the origin for the saying His name is mud
Ben Stein Actor, author, economist, former speechwriter
This list is by no means exhaustive. It is honestly quite amazing how many famous people from Maryland there are.