List of people from Atlanta
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|Ron Clark||worked with disadvantaged students in rural North Carolina and New York City, and co-founded the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta. Contestant on Survivor: Edge of Extinction.||lives in 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 |
|Blake Ragsdale Van Leer||President or Georgia Tech, during his tenure, he was first to admit women||lived in Atlanta|
|James W. Wagner||former President of Emory University||lives in Atlanta|
|Isabella Acres  ||appeared as Rose on the sitcom television series Better Off Ted||born in Atlanta[ citation needed]|
|Matt Battaglia||Emmy Award-winning producer;  co-produced a two-time Golden Globe Award-nominated film; acted in over 90 films network pilots and television shows||grew up in the towns of Tucker and Lithonia, Georgia, two suburbs of Atlanta |
|Toni Braxton||singer, actress and reality TV star of Braxton Family Values||formerly lived in Atlanta|
|Monica Calhoun||actress, The Players Club, The Best Man, The Salon; graduate of Los Angeles County High School for the Arts||[ citation needed]|
|C. Martin Croker||voice actor, Zorak and Moltar on Space Ghost: Coast to Coast||[ citation needed]|
|David Cross||stand-up comedian and actor||born in Atlanta |
|Wylie Draper||actor, portrayed older Michael Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream||[ citation needed]|
|Corri English||actress, in 2006 honored at International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival as Best Actress for Unrest||[ citation needed]|
|Elle Fanning||actress and model; younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning; known for I Am Sam, Daddy Day Care, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, We Bought a Zoo, Maleficent|
|Niles Fitch||actor, known for This Is Us and stage work||born in Atlanta |
|Jane Fonda||Academy Award-winning actress, ex-wife of Atlanta television mogul Ted Turner||formerly lived in Atlanta |
|Jeff Foxworthy||comedian||born in Atlanta |
|Jasmine Guy||actress, star of A Different World and film Harlem Nights||grew up and stays in Atlanata |
|Bill Goldberg||professional wrestler, WCW, WWE, attended the University of Georgia|
|Omari Hardwick||grew up in Atlanta |
|Oliver Hardy||comedian and actor||studied in Atlanta |
|Ed Helms||actor, The Office||born in Atlanta|
|Shuler Hensley||singer and actor||[ citation needed]|
|Holly Hunter||Academy Award-winning actress||[ citation needed]|
|DeForest Kelley ||actor best known as Dr. McCoy on Star Trek||born in Atlanta[ citation needed]|
|Elijah Kelley||[ citation needed]|
|Nene Leakes||reality TV star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta||Resides in Atlanta |
|RonReaco Lee||[ citation needed]|
|Chris Lowell||Veronica Mars||[ citation needed]|
|Christopher Massey||Zoey 101||born in Atlanta|
|Kyle Massey||That's So Raven||born in Atlanta|
|China Anne McClain||actress, The A.N.T. Farm||born in Atlanta|
|Chloë Grace Moretz||actress and model, known for roles in Kick-Ass, Hugo, Carrie; winner of two Saturn Awards||born in Atlanta |
|Brittany Murphy||actress||born in Atlanta|
|Melissa Ordway||actress and model; known for her roles on Hollywood Heights, The Young and the Restless||born in Atlanta|
|Kip Pardue||actor||born in Atlanta|
|Robert Patrick||actor, played "T-1000" in Terminator 2: Judgment Day||[ citation needed]|
|Ty Pennington||[ citation needed]|
|Tyler Perry||actor, director, screen and playwright, producer, author  and songwriter; first film Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005) ||moved to Atlanta  |
|Victoria Principal||actress, Dallas||[ citation needed]|
|Storm Reid||actress, Euphoria||born in Atlanta |
|Raven-Symoné||actress, The Cosby Show, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, That's So Raven and The View||born in Atlanta |
|Chandler Riggs||actor, The Walking Dead||born in Atlanta|
|Julia Roberts||Academy Award-winning actress; films include Pretty Woman and Erin Brockovich||born at Crawford Long Hospital |
|Faith Salie||actress, comedian, journalist||moved to Atlanta; grew up in Dunwoody |
|Ryan Seacrest||TV and radio personality; host of reality-television series American Idol||attended Dunwoody High School[ citation needed]|
|Christopher Tavarez||[ citation needed]|
|Kenan Thompson||comedian, Saturday Night Live, Fat Albert||born in Atlanta|
|Donald Glover||actor, Atlanta, rapper, Childish Gambino||[ citation needed]|
|Chris Tucker||actor and comedian||born in Atlanta|
|Devon Werkheiser||Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide||[ citation needed]|
|Porsha Williams||reality TV star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta||Born in Atlanta|
|Scott Wilson||actor, In Cold Blood, The Great Gatsby, The Walking Dead||Atlanta native |
|Kim Zolciak||reality TV star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta||[ citation needed]|
|Hank Aaron||baseball player, member of National Baseball Hall of Fame||resides in Atlanta|
|Jordan Adams||basketball player||born in Atlanta|
|Dennis Allen||New Orleans Saints Defensive Coordinator||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 Minnesota Timberwolves||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 Jr.||NBA player for Chicago Bulls||Born 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 New Orleans Pelicans||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|
|Evander Holyfield||world champion heavyweight boxer||raised in Atlanta|
|Dwight Howard||basketball player for Los Angeles Lakers||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|
|Brandon Jones||NASCAR driver||born in Atlanta|
|Chipper Jones||Major League Baseball player, Atlanta Braves||resides in Atlanta |
|Kristen Ledlow||sports anchor, works for NBATV||resides in Atlanta|
|Pete Maravich||basketball player, member of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame||resided 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 |
|Tony Parker||basketball player||born in Atlanta|
|Lew "Sneaky Pete" Robinson||drag racer||born in Atlanta |
|Deion Sanders||Football player, member of Pro Football Hall of Fame||Resided in Atlanta |
|Kobi Simmons||basketball player||born in Atlanta |
|Michael Vick||football player||Resided in Atlanta |
|LeRoy T. Walker||President of United States Olympic Committee||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|
|F. Duane Ackerman||executive||Last CEO of Bellsouth||lived in Atlanta|
|George Adair||developer||early Atlanta real-estate developer||[ citation needed]|
|Dean Alford||chief executive officer and politician||president and chief executive of Allied Energy Services; member of the Georgia General Assembly||[ citation needed]|
|Ray Anderson||entrepreneur||founder of carpet manufacturer Interface, Inc.||[ citation needed]|
|Charles Brewer||businessman||founder of Internet service provider MindSpring, which later merged with EarthLink||[ citation needed]|
|Asa Griggs Candler||entrepreneur||founder of beverage manufacturer The Coca-Cola Company||[ citation needed]|
|S. Truett Cathy||entrepreneur||founder of the fast-food restaurant chain Chick-fil-A||[ citation needed]|
|Anne Cox Chambers||entrepreneur||co-owner of mass-media company Cox Enterprises||[ citation needed]|
|Lemuel Grant||businessman and engineer||early-Atlanta railroad man, landowner, engineer and businessman||[ citation needed]|
|James M. Henderson||advertising||born in Atlanta; lived in Greenville, South Carolina, Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina in 1970|||
|Anne T. Hill||fashion designer||founded Taffy's of California||born in Atlanta |
|Evelyn Greenblatt Howren||aviator||former WASP who founded aviation businesses in Atlanta, lobbied for aviation industry||born in Atlanta |
|Bernard Marcus||entrepreneur||co-founder of home-improvement retailing chain Home Depot; primary funding source for the Georgia Aquarium||[ citation needed]|
|John Pemberton||chemist||chemist and inventor of the carbondated soft drink Coca-Cola||[ citation needed]|
|Richard Peters||businessman||early-Atlanta railroad man, landowner and a founder of Atlanta||[ citation needed]|
|John C. Portman, Jr.||architect||international architect and developer, designer of the groundbreaking atrium-style hotel||[ citation needed]|
|Neel Reid||architect||student of École des Beaux-Arts; designed various buildings now listed on the National Register of Historic Places||[ citation needed]|
|Ted Turner||media mogul||founder of cable-news channel CNN||[ citation needed]|
|Robert W. Woodruff||executive||president of the beverage manufacturer The Coca-Cola Company||[ citation needed]|
|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||[ citation needed]|
|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||[ citation needed]|
|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||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|
|Angie Stone,||singer and record producer||moved to 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 |
|SahBabii, real name Saaheem Valdery||rapper and songwriter||born in Chicago, raised 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 |
|JID , real name Destin Route||rapper, singer||born in Atlanta|
|Gladys Knight||singer-songwriter, actress, businesswoman and author||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|
|Vivek Maddala||composer, producer, multi-instrumental performer||attended Georgia Tech|
|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, raised in Chicago|
|Playboi Carti, real name Jordan Terrell Carter||rapper||from Atlanta|
|Young Jeezy, real name Jay Wayne Jenkins||rapper||from Atlanta|
|Young Thug||rapper, songwriter||born and lives in Atlanta|
|Lil Nas X||rapper||from Atlanta|
|Rich the Kid||rapper||from Atlanta|
|Lil Gotit||rapper||from Atlanta|
|Young Scooter||rapper||from Atlanta|
|Lil Keed||rapper||from Atlanta|
|Rich Homie Quan||rapper||from Atlanta|
|Summer Walker||singer||from Atlanta |
|Young Nudy||rapper||from Atlanta|
|Southside||rapper, record producer||from Atlanta|
|Clairo||singer-songwriter||born in Atlanta|
|Soulja Boy, real name DeAndre Cortez Way||rapper||from Atlanta|
|K Camp, real name Kristopher Thomas Campbell||rapper||from Atlanta|
|Roscoe Dash||rapper||from Atlanta|
|Bankroll Fresh||rapper who was killed and shot||from Atlanta and died in Atlanta|
|Lil Scrappy||rapper||from Atlanta|
|Young Dro||rapper||from Atlanta|
|Cash Out||rapper||from Atlanta|
|Yung Joc||rapper||from Atlanta|
|Russ||rapper||from Atlanta |
|YFN Lucci||rapper||from Atlanta|
|Pastor Troy||rapper||from Atlanta|
|OJ da Juiceman||rapper||from Atlanta|
|Gorilla Zoe||rapper||from Atlanta|
|Big Kuntry King||rapper||from 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|
|Charline White||first African-American woman to be elected to the Michigan Legislature||born 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|
|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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