List of people from Atlanta
|Thomas E. Hill||Professor of Philosophy at University of North Carolina; fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences||born in Atlanta|
|Martin Luther King Jr.||civil rights leader, academic||born in Atlanta|
|Sheryl McCollum||crime analyst, professor, founder and director of the non-profit Cold Case Investigative Research Institute||born in Atlanta|
|Bazoline Estelle Usher||educator and administrator in the Atlanta Public Schools, Georgia Woman of Achievement||lived in Atlanta|
|James W. Wagner||former President of Emory University||lives in Atlanta|
|Hank Aaron||baseball player, member of National Baseball Hall of Fame||resides in Atlanta|
|Jordan Adams||basketball player||born in Atlanta|
|Al-Farouq Aminu||basketball player for Portland Trail Blazers||born in Atlanta|
|Harris Barton||All Pro NFL offensive lineman||grew up in Atlanta|
|Malik Beasley||basketball player for Denver Nuggets||born in Atlanta|
|Gordon Beckham||baseball player, Seattle Mariners||born in Atlanta|
|Gunnar Bentz||Olympian||born in Atlanta|
|Eric Berry||football player||born in Atlanta|
|Ron Blomberg||baseball player||born in Atlanta|
|Brandon Boykin||football player, Minnesota Vikings||born in Atlanta|
|Malcolm Brogdon||basketball player for Milwaukee Bucks||born in Atlanta|
|Anthony Carter||basketball player, assistant coach for Sioux Falls Skyforce||raised in Atlanta, attended Alonzo A. Crim High School|
|Wendell Carter||college basketball player for Duke Blue Devils||raised in Atlanta, attended Pace Academy|
|Kristi Castlin||track and field athlete||born in Atlanta|
|Roberto Castro||professional golfer, PGA Tour||resides in Atlanta|
|Kelvin Cato||basketball player||born in Atlanta|
|Ricardo Clark||soccer player||born in Atlanta|
|Javaris Crittenton||basketball player||born in Atlanta, attended Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy|
|Cameron Dollar||basketball player, assistant coach for Washington Huskies||born in Atlanta|
|Sten Ekberg||Olympian||resides in Atlanta|
|Derrick Favors||basketball player for Utah Jazz||born in Atlanta|
|Joseph Forte||basketball player||born in Atlanta|
|Dexter Fowler||baseball player, St. Louis Cardinals||born in Atlanta|
|Walt Frazier||basketball player||born in Atlanta|
|World B. Free||basketball player||born in Atlanta|
|Mark Gilbert||Major League Baseball player, Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa||born in Atlanta|
|JJ Hickson||basketball player||born in Atlanta|
|Dwight Howard||basketball player for Washington Wizards||born in Atlanta|
|Tim Hyers||baseball player and coach||born in Atlanta|
|Ernie Johnson Sr.||Major League Baseball player||resided in Atlanta|
|Ernie Johnson Jr.||sportscaster, Turner Sports, TNT||raised in Atlanta, attended University of Georgia|
|Adam Jones||football player for Cincinnati Bengals||born in Atlanta|
|Chipper Jones||Major League Baseball player, Atlanta Braves||resides in Atlanta|
|Kristen Ledlow||sports anchor, works for NBATV||resides in Atlanta|
|Robert Mathis||football player||born in Atlanta|
|Erskine Mayer||baseball player||born in Atlanta|
|Adam Nelson||track and field athlete, Olympic champion||born in Atlanta|
|Cam Newton||football player for Carolina Panthers||born in Atlanta|
|Shaquille O’Neal||basketball player, works for Turner Sports, TNT||resides in Atlanta|
|Tony Parker||basketball player||born in Atlanta|
|Lew “Sneaky Pete” Robinson||drag racer||born in Atlanta|
|Kobi Simmons||basketball player||born in Atlanta|
|Hines Ward||football player, Pittsburgh Steelers||resided in Atlanta|
|Darius Watts||football player||born in Atlanta|
|Mario West||professional basketball player||attended Georgia Tech|
|Dominique Wilkins||basketball player, member of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame||resides in Atlanta|
|Sam Wyche||football player and coach||born in Atlanta|
|Josef Martinez||professional soccer player||resides in Atlanta|
|Matt Hullum||director of films, music videos and web series including Lazer Team, and Red Vs Blue||born in Atlanta|
|Spike Lee||director of films including She’s Gotta Have It, School Daze, Do the Right Thing and several music videos||born in Atlanta|
|Kenny Leon||director of several Broadway plays and several television episodes|||
|Tyler Perry||director of films, plays, and television series, including Meet The Browns, and Madea plays and movies||moved to Atlanta|
|Steven Soderbergh||film director, Out of Sight, Erin Brockovich, Traffic, Ocean’s Eleven|||
|Brooke Baldwin||journalist, currently works for CNN||born in Atlanta|
|Pat Conroy||author, journalist, educator||born on October 26, 1945, in Atlanta|
|David Dick||covered the Southeastern United States for CBS News in the late 1960s||based in Atlanta; later transferred to the Dallas bureau|
|William Emerson||covered the Civil Rights Movement as Newsweek's first bureau chief assigned to cover the Southern United States; later editor in chief of The Saturday Evening Post||moved to Atlanta|
|Bob Jordan||television news journalist, author former news anchor||born in Atlanta|
|Frank Stanton||Georgia’s first Poet Laureate||died in Atlanta|
|Ted Turner||media mogul, TBS and CNN founder; owned Atlanta Braves||moved to Atlanta|
|2 Chainz, real name Tauheed Epps||rapper||from Atlanta|
|21 Savage, real name Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph||rapper and record producer||moved to Atlanta in his teens|
|6LACK, real name Ricardo Valdez Valentine||rapper, singer||moved to East Atlanta at a very young age|
|André 3000, real name André Benjamin||rapper, actor, record producer, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist; half of the rap group OutKast||born in Atlanta|
|Lil Baby, real name Dominique Jones||Rapper||Born in Atlanta|
|Johntá Austin||singer-songwriter, signed to Jermaine Dupri‘s So So Def Recordings; won two Grammy Awards for songs “We Belong Together” by Mariah Carey and “Be Without You” by Mary J. Blige||born in Atlanta|
|David Berkeley||singer-songwriter with four studio albums and one live album||moved to Atlanta for his wife to finish school|
|Bobby V, real name Bobby Wilson||recording artist (nicknamed “Valentino” because he was due to be born on Valentine’s Day)||attended North Atlanta High School and Clark Atlanta University|
|Playboi Carti, real name Jordan Terrell Carter||rapper, songwriter and model||born in Atlanta|
|Cat Power, also known as Chan Marshall, real name Charlyn Marshall||singer-songwriter, actress and model||born in Atlanta|
|Eddie Chamblee||jazz tenor saxophonist||born in Atlanta in 1920|
|Ciara, real name Ciara Harris||singer-songwriter, dancer, actress and fashion model||moved to Atlanta|
|Drumma Boy||record producer, songwriter||lives in Atlanta|
|John Burke||solo pianist and composer||born and lives in Atlanta|
|Future, real name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn||rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer||born and lives in Atlanta|
|CeeLo Green, real name Thomas DeCarlo Gallaway||rapper, singer, actor||born in Atlanta|
|Keri Hilson||singer-songwriter and actress from Decatur||attended Emory University|
|India.Arie, real name India Arie Simpson||singer-songwriter and record producer; has sold over 3.3 million records in the U.S.; has won four Grammy Awards, including Best R&B Album||moved to Atlanta|
|Graham Jackson||theatre organist, pianist and choral conductor||moved to Atlanta in 1923|
|Trinidad James, real name Nicholas Williams||rapper||from Atlanta|
|Elton John||singer-songwriter, English-born entertainer whose songs include “Your Song“, “Crocodile Rock” and “Candle in the Wind”||lives part-time in Atlanta|
|J.I.D , real name Destin Route||rapper, singer||born in Atlanta|
|Brenda Lee||performer who sang rockabilly, pop and country music; had 37 US chart hits during the 1960s, known for songs “I’m Sorry” (1960) and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” (1958); recipient of Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2009)||born in Atlanta in 1944|
|Mable Lee||dancer, entertainer, 2008 inductee into the Tap Dance Hall of Fame||born in Atlanta in 1921|
|Lil Jon||rapper, record producer, songwriter and Grammy winner||born and lives in Atlanta|
|Lil Yachty||rapper, songwriter||from Atlanta|
|MadeinTYO, real name Malcolm Jamaal Davis||rapper||originated in Atlanta|
|Gucci Mane, real name Radric Davis||rapper, actor||lives in Atlanta|
|China Anne McClain||singer-songwriter and actress (Jasmine Payne on TV series Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, Chyna Parks on A.N.T. Farm)||born in Atlanta|
|Big Maceo Merriweather||blues singer-pianist, made many recordings in the 1940s for Bluebird and Victor||born in Atlanta in 1905|
|Monica||singer, songwriter, producer, and actress||from Atlanta|
|Eric Nam||Korean-American singer-songwrite, television host, entertainer and entrepreneur currently based in South Korea||born in Atlanta|
|Duke Pearson||jazz pianist and composer, noted for work on the Blue Note label||born in Atlanta 1932, died in Atlanta 1980|
|Jerry Reed||country-music singer-songwriter, guitarist and actor who appeared in more than a dozen films; signature songs include “Guitar Man“, “East Bound and Down“, “A Thing Called Love” and “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot”||born in Atlanta|
|Kelly Rowland||singer-songwriter with the Destiny’s Child and as a solo artist, actress and television personality. She is two times Grammy Awards winner.||born in Atlanta|
|Cappriccieo Scates||drummer and record producer, presented with the Phoenix Award in 2011||lives and works in Atlanta|
|Natalie Lauren Sims, also known as Suzy Rock||musician, songwriter, graphic and art designer, and music executive||moved to Atlanta in 2007|
|T.I., real name Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.||rapper, actor and businessman||born in Atlanta|
|Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas||singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress from TLC||born in Atlanta|
|Chris Tomlin||contemporary Christian music artist, worship leader and songwriter from Grand Saline, Texas||moved to Atlanta and began church|
|DJ Toomp||record producer, songwriter and Grammy winner||born and lives in Atlanta|
|Usher, real name Usher Raymond||singer-songwriter, dancer and actor; rose to fame in late 1990s with release of second album My Way||attended North Springs High School|
|Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins||singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress from TLC||lived in Atlanta|
|Kanye West||rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer and fashion designer; one of the best-selling artists of all time||born in Atlanta|
|Young Jeezy, real name Jay Wayne Jenkins||rapper||from Atlanta|
|Young Thug||rapper, songwriter||born and lives in Atlanta|
|Iggy Azalea||rapper||lives in Atlanta|
|James Earl “Jimmy” Carter Jr.||governor of Georgia and 39th President of the United States||lived in Atlanta|
|Nathan Deal||governor of Georgia||lived in Atlanta|
|John Brown Gordon||Confederate lieutenant general and governor of Georgia||lived in Atlanta|
|Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr.||first black mayor of Atlanta||born and lived in Atlanta|
|Lester Maddox||75th governor of Georgia||born and lived in Atlanta|
|Michelle Nunn||foreign service, candidate for Senator, non-profit CEO||born and lived in Atlanta|
|Kasim Reed||59th mayor of Atlanta||lived in Atlanta|
|Randolph W. Thrower||former Commissioner of Internal Revenue||lived in Atlanta|
|Andy Stanley||senior pastor of North Point Community Church, Buckhead Church, and other local churches; founded North Point Ministries, a worldwide Christian organization||born in Atlanta|
|Charles Stanley||senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta; founder and president of In Touch Ministries; served as president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1984 to 1986||lives in Atlanta|
Writers and artists
|Violet Chachki||drag queen||born in Atlanta|
|Lewis Grizzard||writer and humorist||lived in Atlanta|
|Joel Chandler Harris||wrote the Uncle Remus stories||lived in West End of Atlanta|
|Cheryl McKay||wrote The Ultimate Gift||lives in Atlanta|
|Margaret Mitchell||wrote Gone With the Wind||born in Atlanta|
|Flannery O’Connor||Southern gothic writer||lived in Atlanta|
|Judith Pordon||poet and editor||born in Atlanta|
|Lucy May Stanton||artist||born in Atlanta|
|Natasha Tretheway||poet||lived in Atlanta|
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