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Celebrities/Famous people from the region

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Celebrities/Famous people from the region

Here's some of the region's most famous or well-known people. I only know a few from places like Alaska or Puerto Rico etc but if you know of any others please feel free to add them here! BTW these are people that were either born in, lived in etc each of these states or territories.

H A W A I I

Jack Johnson - Singer, song writer

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Bette Midler - Singer, song writer, actress

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Hi-Town DJ's - Rappers, half from HNL half from MIA hit "Ding-a-ling"

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Don Ho - Entertainer hehe ;)

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Hoku Ho - Singer, song writer hit "A perfect day"

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Kelly Hu - Actress

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Kelly Preston - Actress

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Nicole Kidman - Actress (born in HNL)

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Tia Carrere - Actress

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Jason Scott Lee - Actor

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The Rock - Wrestler, Actor - lived in Hawaii for a few years & son of former Hawaii-Polynesian heavy weight wrestling champion

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Akebono (Chad Rowan) - Former Sumo Champ

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Dennis Alexio - World Champion Kickboxer - lives in Hawaii but born elsewhere

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Lokelani McMichael - Tri-athalon athlete, model

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Michelle Wie - Pro Golfer

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Kiana Tom - Fitness expert, model

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Kona Carmack - Playboy playmate

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Stacy Kamano - Actress, model

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Duane "Dog" Chapman - Bounty Hunter - has his own tv show

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Steve Case - Former Chairman and CEO of America Online - AOL

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Tom Jermoluk - Former CEO - @Home Network

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Bob Wyland - Artist, muralist - born in the midwest or somewhere over yonder but has lived in Hawaii for many years

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Barack Obama - US Senator for Illinois - first African-American man from the Democratic Party ever to be elected to the United States Senate.

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Lauren Graham - TV Actress - Gilmore Girls - born in HNL

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Erin Gray - Actress - born in HNL

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Brook Lee - former Miss USA & Universe

Jason Momoa - Actor - born in HNL

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Timothy Olyphant - Actor - born in HNL

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Nicole Scherzinger - Singer for Pu$$y Cat Dolls- born in HNL

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Maggie Quigley - Actress - born in HNL - Mission Impossible III, Naked Weapon, etc

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Jerome Williams - Pitcher (MLB) - born in HNL

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Angela Perez Baraquio - Miss America, 2001 - She became the first teacher, Filipino American and Asian American to win the title.

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Brian Richard Gaskill - Actor - As the world turns, Bold & Beautiful, etc - born in HNL

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Carrie Ann Inaba - Actress - Austin Powers Goldmember, Showgirls, etc and former fly girl dancer on In Living Color

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Tahj Dayton Mowry - Actor - Smart Guy - born in HNL

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Michael Christopher Starr - bassist (original bassist for Alice in Chains) - born in HNL

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Shannyn Sossamon - Actress born in HNL - A nights tale, 40 days & 40 nights, Rules of attraction, law & order, etc

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Nautica Thorn - guess

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Misti Traya - Actress - born in HNL

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Tom Villard - Actor

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Matthew Fox - Actor and of course a few of the other LOST cast members have homes in Hawaii too

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A few others:

Alexander Cartwright, father of American baseball - born in NY I thnk but settled in Hawaii - There, Cartwright established the first baseball league composed of teams he created from throughout the Hawaiian islands. His Hawaiian leagues became a model for the modern American and National Leagues of today. In 1938, Cartwright was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

John Waihee, first Native Hawaiian governor

George Ariyoshi first Japanese-American elected governor

Benjamin J. Cayetano, first Filipino American governor

Hiram L. Fong first Chinese-American senator

Herbert Choy, first Asian-American federal judge in U.S. history

Faith Evans, Puerto Rican-first woman to be named U.S. Marshal.

Patsy Mink, Mink became the first woman of color to join the ranks of Congress.

Bryan Clay, Olympic athlete

Amos S. Cooke, missionary, educator

Salevaa Atisanoe (Konishiki) sumo wrestler

Father Damien leper-colony worker

Jean Erdman dancer, choreographer

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Olympic swimmer

George Parsons Lathrop journalist, poet

Musashimaru, sumo wrestler

Bobo Olson, World champion boxer, hall of famer

Ellison Onizuka astronaut

Harold Sakata actor

James Shigeta actor

Claus Spreckels developer

Don Stroud actor

Brian Adams (born 1964), professional wrestler

Kristina Anapau, actress and model

Annie Montague Alexander, philanthropist and financier

Steven Fung, film maker

Yvonne Elliman, singer

Mike Gabbard, political activist on issues of traditional marriage and gay rights

In Young Park is a nationally recognized, prodigy violinist from Hawaii.

Carolyn Sapp, Miss America 1992

General Eric Ken Shinseki (born November 28, 1942) served as the 34th Chief of Staff of the United States Army (1999 - 2003).

Takamiyama or Jesse Kuhaulua (born 1944), sumo wrestler

Michele Rogers, playboy playmate

Mike Lambert, pro volleyball

Joe Paopao is a long-time coach in the Canadian Football League

Yuna Ito, is a rising new star in the Japanese pop music scene - born in Hawaii

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Linda Lingle - first female elected governor in Hawai'i and first governor of the Jewish faith in Hawai'I & first Jewish Republican female Governor in the USA

I'm sure there's tons more in sports, tv, music, etc but I think that

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P U E R T O R I C O

Ricky Martin - Singer

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Charlotte Ayanna (Lopez) - Actress

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Ivonne Belen - Documentary movie director and producer

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Ivonne Coll - Actress

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Miriam Colon - Actress - Scarface, etc

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