Many famous people hail from Seattle, Washington. Prominent actors, rappers, philanthropists and chefs are among the many different types of famous people that refer to Seattle as their home. The list below includes 10 of the most famous based on their field of work:
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Mario Batali is a famous chef and TV personality. He's also the co-owner of many successful restaurants across the USA, including Babbo in New York City, which nominates him for Best Chef of America every year. He currently stars on "The Chew" alongside other well-known chefs.
Amanda Knox spent years imprisoned in Italy after being falsely accused of the murder of Meredith Kercher until she was finally fully acquitted in 2015.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan is an American actor, voice artist, comedian, producer and director. He rose to prominence following his first starring role as Denny Duquette in the television medical drama "Grey's Anatomy." Jeffrey made his way into our hearts with his appearance as Negan in the Season 6 finale of "The Walking Dead".
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Josie Bissett is an American actress/model who rose to fame playing Jane Mancini on "Melrose Place." She has also written the best-selling children's book, "Tickle Monster."
Bill Gates, born in Seattle, Washington in October 1948, is an investor (he has a net worth of $79.4 billion), programmer and philanthropist. He co-founded the Microsoft Corporation in 1975 and currently serves as its chairman.
Jean Smart, who was born in Seattle, is an American actress who played the role of Charlene Frazier Stillfield on the television sitcom "Designing Women." In film, she has appeared as a lead actress in "Change of Heart," "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Bringing Down
Rapper and producer, Sir Mix-A-Lot was born in Seattle, Washington and is best known for his well known hit single "Baby Got Back," which reached double platinum. In 1993, "Baby Got Back" won him a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance.
Famous for her acting and voice roles, Carol Channing was born in Seattle, Washington. In 1970 she became the first ever celebrity to perform at a Super Bowl halftime show
Rainn Wilson is an American actor who has found fame playing the role of Dwight Schrute on "The Office." Rainn also founded SoulPancake, a company which produces videos and media.
Born in Seattle, actress, singer and model Erika Christensen has been a force to be reckoned with for her film roles. She can been seen in "Traffic," "Swimfan," and "The Banger Sisters." In 2007 she landed a starring role on NBC's hit show "Parenthood."
If you're not from Seattle, it's hard to know how many famous people are from there. Think of any other celebs that are from Seattle?