List of people from Atlanta
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|Thomas E. Hill||Professor of Philosophy at University of North Carolina and fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.||Born in Atlanta|
|Spike Lee||Several films including She's Gotta Have It, School Daze, Do the Right Thing & several music videos||born in Atlanta|
|Kenny Leon||Several broadway plays and several television episodes|||
|Tyler Perry||many films, plays and several television series Best known for Meet The Browns and his Madea plays and movies.||moved to Atlanta|
|Steven Soderbergh||Out of Sight, Erin Brockovich, Traffic, Ocean's Eleven|||
|William Emerson||covering the civil rights era as Newsweek's first bureau chief assigned to cover the Southern United States and was later editor in chief of The Saturday Evening Post.||moved to Atlanta|
|Frank Stanton||Being Georgia's First Post Laureate||died in Atlanta|
|Ted Turner||media mogul, TBS and CNN founder||moved to Atlanta|
|André Benjamin (performs under the mononym André 3000)||rapper, actor, record producer, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He's is/ was one half of the rap group OutKast||born in Atlanta|
|Johntá Austin||singer-songwriter, signed to Jermaine Dupri's So So Def Recordings; awarded two Grammy Awards for his work on the 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|
|Ciara Harris (performs under the mononym Ciara)||singer-songwriter, dancer, actress and fashion model||moved to Atlanta |
|Clifford Joseph Harris jr. (better known as T.I.)||rapper, actor and business man||born in Atlanta|
|Keri Hilson||singer-songwriter and actress from Decatur||attended Emory University|
|Graham Jackson||African-American theatre organist, pianist and choral conductor||moved to Atlanta in 1923|
|Brenda Lee||performer who sang rockabilly, pop and country music; had 37 U.S. chart hits during the 1960s, known for her songs "I'm Sorry" (1960) and "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" (1958)||born in Atlanta in 1944|
|Mable Lee||Tap dancer, entertainer, and 2008 Inductee into the Tap Dance Hall of Fame.||born in Atlanta in 1921.|
|Charlyn Marshall (better known at Cat Power or Chan Marshall)||singer-songwriter, actress and model||born in Atlanta|
|China Anne McClain||singer-songwriter and actress (regular cast member as Jasmine Payne on the television series Tyler Perry's House of Payne and co-star as Chyna Parks on the television series A.N.T. Farm)||born in Atlanta|
|Usher Raymond (performs under the mononym Usher)||singer-songwriter, dancer and actor; rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his second album My Way||attended North Springs High School|
|Jerry Reed||country-music singer-songwriter, guitarist and actor who appeared in more than a dozen films; signature songs include "Guitar Man" and "A Thing Called Love"||born in Atlanta|
|Elton John||singer-songwriter, English born entertainer whose songs include "Your Song" and "Candle in the Wind"||resides part-time in a luxury high-rise condo in Atlanta|
|India Arie Simpson (better known as India.Arie)||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|
|Chris Tomlin||contemporary Christian music artist, worship leader and songwriter from Grand Saline, Texas, United States||moved to Atlanta and began church|
|Bobby Wilson (better known as Bobby V)||recording artist (nicknamed "Valentino" because he was due to be born on Valentine's Day)||attended North Atlanta High School and Clark Atlanta University|
|Tionne Watkins aka T-boz||singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress from TLC||lived in Atlanta |
Writers and artists
|Joel Chandler Harris||wrote the Uncle Remus stories||lived in West End of Atlanta|
|Margaret Mitchell||wrote Gone With the Wind||born in Atlanta|
|Lewis Grizzard||writer and humorist||lived in Atlanta|
|Lucy May Stanton||artist||born in Atlanta|
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