List of people from California

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This is a list of notable people from the U.S. state of California . It includes people who were born/raised in, lived in, or spent portions of their lives in California, or for whom California is a significant part of their identity. This list is arranged in alphabetical order by surname.




Jessica Alba Jessica Alba SDCC 2014.jpg
Jessica Alba
Herb Alpert Herb Alpert 1966.jpg
Herb Alpert
Jennifer Aniston JenniferAniston08TIFF.jpg
Jennifer Aniston


Sara Bareilles Sara Bareilles 10 13 2015 (36191615226).jpg
Sara Bareilles
Drew Barrymore Drew Barrymore Berlin 2014.jpg
Drew Barrymore
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Ashley Benson Ashley Benson 2012.jpg
Ashley Benson
Candice Bergen Candice Bergen (8250487588).jpg
Candice Bergen
Jack Black 2016 RiP Tenacious D - Jack Black - by 2eight - 8SC8891.jpg
Jack Black
Mel Blanc Mel Blanc - 1959.jpg
Mel Blanc
David Bluthenthal David Bluthenthal.JPG
David Bluthenthal
Barry Bonds BarryBonds1993.jpg
Barry Bonds
Tom Brady Tom Brady 2017.JPG
Tom Brady
Ryan Braun Rbraunmil2014.jpg
Ryan Braun
Alison Brie Alison Brie by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Alison Brie
Josh Brolin Josh Brolin SDCC 2014.jpg
Josh Brolin


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Julia Child Julia Child portrait by (c)Lynn Gilbert, 1978.jpg
Julia Child
Sasha Cohen Sasha Cohen 2009 SOI Halifax Spiral.jpg
Sasha Cohen
Miranda Cosgrove Miranda Cosgrove at Despicable Me 2 red carpet movie premiere at Event Cinemas, Bondi Junction, Sydney, Australia.jpg
Miranda Cosgrove
Kevin Costner Kevin Costner 2016.jpg
Kevin Costner
Kaley Cuoco Kaley Cuoco by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Kaley Cuoco
Jamie Lee Curtis Jamie Lee Curtis by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Jamie Lee Curtis
Doja Cat Doja Cat 2020 Vogue Taiwan 01.png
Doja Cat
Emma Chamberlain Emma Chamberlain for Chamberlain Coffee, 2020 (1).png
Emma Chamberlain


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Cameron Diaz
Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo DiCaprio visited Goddard Saturday to discuss Earth science with Piers Sellers (26105091624) cropped.jpg
Leonardo DiCaprio
Joe DiMaggio 1939 Playball Joe Dimaggio (minus halftone).jpg
Joe DiMaggio
Snoop Dogg Snoop Dogg 2012.jpg
Snoop Dogg
James H. Doolittle James H. Doolittle.jpg
James H. Doolittle
Dr. Dre Dr. Dre in 2011.jpg
Dr. Dre
Robert Duvall Robert Duvall by David Shankbone.jpg
Robert Duvall
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Alexa Demie


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Clint Eastwood
Zac Efron Zac Efron at the Baywatch Red Carpet Premiere Sydney Australia.jpg
Zac Efron
Billie Eilish Billie Eilish 2019 by Glenn Francis (cropped) 2.jpg
Billie Eilish


Will Ferrell Will Ferrell Deauville 2014.jpg
Will Ferrell
Sally Field Sally Field - 1981.jpg
Sally Field
Jodie Foster Jodie Foster.4783.jpg
Jodie Foster
Robert Frost Robert Frost, 1910s.jpg
Robert Frost


Brad Garrett BradGarrettApr2011.jpg
Brad Garrett
Sarah Michelle Gellar Sarah Michelle Gellar by David Shankbone.jpg
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Donald Glover Donald Glover TIFF 2015.jpg
Donald Glover
Jeff Gordon Jeff Gordon FOX Sports Booth.jpg
Jeff Gordon
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joseph Gordon-Levitt 2013.jpg
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Jake Gyllenhaal Jake Gyllenhaal Cannes 2015.jpg
Jake Gyllenhaal


Gene Hackman GeneHackmanJun08.jpg
Gene Hackman
Gigi Hadid Gigi Hadid. 2015.jpg
Gigi Hadid
Merle Haggard Merle Haggard in 1971.jpg
Merle Haggard
Tom Hanks 1989 Tom Hanks (cropped).jpg
Tom Hanks
Kamala Harris Kamala Harris official photo (cropped2).jpg
Kamala Harris
Tony Hawk Skater Tony Hawk.jpg
Tony Hawk
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William Randolph Hearst
Jonah Hill Jonah Hill-4939 (cropped) (cropped).jpg
Jonah Hill
Paris Hilton Paris Hilton 2009.jpg
Paris Hilton
Dustin Hoffman Dustin Hoffman - 1968.jpg
Dustin Hoffman
Alana Haim HaimFoxPomona110418-17 (40878311795) (cropped).jpg
Alana Haim


Gabriel Iglesias Gabriel Iglesias 111.jpg - 5176944953 (cropped).jpg
Gabriel Iglesias
Ice Cube Ice Cube 2012.jpg
Ice Cube


Steve Jobs Steve Jobs Headshot 2010-CROP2.jpg
Steve Jobs
Dwayne Johnson Dwayne Johnson 2, 2013.jpg
Dwayne Johnson
Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie 2 June 2014 (cropped).jpg
Angelina Jolie
Kylie Jenner Kylie Jenner2 (cropped).png
Kylie Jenner


Kim Kardashian Kim Kardashian 2019.jpg
Kim Kardashian
Khloe Kardashian Khloe Kardashian Glamour.png
Khloé Kardashian
Diane Keaton Diane Keaton 2012-1 (cropped).jpg
Diane Keaton
Billie Jean King BJK headshot 2011 5x7 300dpi.jpg
Billie Jean King
Rodney King CynthiaKelleyRodneyKingApr2012 (cropped).jpg
Rodney King
Lisa Kudrow Lisa Kudrow 2.jpg
Lisa Kudrow


Shia LaBeouf Shia LaBeouf October 2014.jpg
Shia LaBeouf
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Bruce Lee
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Janet Leigh
Adam Levine AdamLevine2011.jpg
Adam Levine
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Jack London
George Lucas George Lucas cropped 2009.jpg
George Lucas


Jennette McCurdy Jennette McCurdy 2012.jpg
Jennette McCurdy
Katharine McPhee Katharine McPhee at Camp Conival 2016.jpg
Katharine McPhee
Liza Minnelli LIZA MINELLI 1997.jpg
Liza Minnelli
Ron Mix Ron Mix 1961.jpg
Ron Mix
Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe (1961).jpg
Marilyn Monroe
Alex Morgan Alex Morgan May19.jpg
Alex Morgan
Elisabeth Moss Elisabeth Moss at PaleyFest 2014.jpg
Elisabeth Moss
Megan Mullally Megan Mullally by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Megan Mullally


Richard Nixon Richard M. Nixon, ca. 1935 - 1982 - NARA - 530679.jpg
Richard Nixon


Elizabeth Olsen Elizabeth Olsen by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Elizabeth Olsen
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Ashley Mary-Kate Olsen 2011 Shankbone 3.jpg
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen


Gwyneth Paltrow Gwyneth Paltrow avp Iron Man 3 Paris.jpg
Gwyneth Paltrow
George S. Patton George S. Patton 15.jpg
George S. Patton
Sean Penn Sean Penn by Sachyn Mital (cropped).jpg
Sean Penn



Robert Redford Robert Redford (cropped).jpg
Robert Redford
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Sally Ride
Christina Ricci Christina Ricci by David Shankbone.jpg
Christina Ricci
Aaron Rodgers Aaron Rodgers 2008 (cropped).jpg
Aaron Rodgers
Molly Ringwald Molly Ringwald in Greece (cropped).jpg
Molly Ringwald
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Olivia Rodrigo


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O. J. Simpson
Brenda Song Brenda Song 2009 (Cropped).jpg
Brenda Song
Mark Spitz Mark Spitz 1972.jpg
Mark Spitz
John Steinbeck John Steinbeck 1939 (cropped).jpg
John Steinbeck
Kristen Stewart Kristen Stewart Cannes 2014.jpg
Kristen Stewart
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Shirley Temple Shirleytemple.jpg
Shirley Temple
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Pat Tillman
Danny Trejo Danny Trejo by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Danny Trejo
Michael Trevino Michael Trevino on June 15, 2013.jpg
Michael Trevino
Tinashe Tinashe 2013.jpg



Julieta Venegas Julieta Venegas.jpg
Julieta Venegas
Gwen Verdon Gwen Verdon 1954.jpg
Gwen Verdon


Paul Walker PaulWalkerEdit-1.jpg
Paul Walker
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Bill Walton
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Earl Warren
Shaun White Shaun White in 2018 181222-D-PB383-014 (46423162561) (cropped).jpg
Shaun White
Ted Williams Ted Williams BBall Digest May 1949 raw.jpg
Ted Williams
Natalie Wood Natalie Wood Allan Warren.jpg
Natalie Wood
Tiger Woods Tiger Woods in May 2019.jpg
Tiger Woods



"Weird Al" Yankovic AlYankovicByKristineSlipson.jpg
"Weird Al" Yankovic


Zendaya Zendaya - 2019 by Glenn Francis.jpg

Musical groups

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Black Eyed Peas
Blink-182 Blink-182 backstage 1995.jpg
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The Doors
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Grateful Dead
Guns N' Roses GNR London Stadium 2017 3 (cropped).jpg
Guns N' Roses
Metallica Metallica Live at The O2, London, England, 22 October 2017 (cropped).jpg
The Monkees The Monkees 1966.JPG
The Monkees
P.O.D. POD2ByPhilKonstantin.jpg
Red Hot Chili Peppers Rhcp-live-pinkpop05.jpg
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Van Halen VAN HALEN 2008.jpg
Van Halen
Weezer Weezer, City of Trees 2016.jpg

California transplants

John C. Fremont John C. Fremont.jpg
John C. Fremont
Ronald Reagan Official Portrait of President Reagan 1981.jpg
Ronald Reagan
Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger by Gage Skidmore 4.jpg
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Steven Spielberg
Ace Young Ace Young, 2005 2006 American Idol Finalist.jpg
Ace Young

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