List of people from Oklahoma City
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The following is a list of notable people who were born, raised or lived in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Notable people from the State of Oklahoma, but not Oklahoma City or its suburbs, should go in the page titled List of people from Oklahoma
- 1 People by field
- 1.1 Athletics
- 1.2 Business people
- 1.3 Entertainers
- 1.4 News/Commentary
- 1.5 Political figures
- 1.6 Other
- 1.7 Non-native Oklahoma City residents
- 1.8 U.S. Service Members
- 2 References
People by field
- Alvan Adams, player for NBA's Phoenix Suns 1975-88
- Clayton Bennett, owner of the NBA Oklahoma City Thunder franchise
- Antoine Carr, retired American basketball player
- Kevin Durant, All-Star forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder
- Blake Griffin, NBA basketball player
- Xavier Henry, guard for three NBA teams
- Russell Westbrook, All-Star guard for Oklahoma City Thunder
- Shelden Williams, NBA player
- Johnny Bench, Cincinnati Reds catcher, Baseball Hall of Fame
- Joe Carter, major-league outfielder, five-time All Star
- Bobby Murcer, New York Yankees outfielder, five-time All Star
- Allie Reynolds, former MLB player and six-time World Series Champion as pitcher with the New York Yankees
- Mike Brumley, former MLB player
- Andrew Heaney, MLB baseball player, Los Angeles Angels
- Jeff Suppan, former MLB baseball player
- Mickey Tettleton, former MLB baseball player
- Jamey Wright, former MLB baseball player
- Tyler Arnason, hockey player, Colorado Avalanche
- Dan Woodley, retired hockey player, drafted 7th overall in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft by the Vancouver Canucks
- Nadia Comăneci, five-time Olympic gold medalist and first gymnast awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic event; married to Bart Conner
- Bart Conner, 1984 Olympic gold medalist
- Shannon Miller, 1996 Olympic gold medalist
- Guard Young, 2004 Athens silver medalist
- Sam Bradford, NFL player, Heisman Trophy winner
- Mark J. Clayton, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver
- Jimmy Edwards, Professional football player
- Karl Farmer, NFL wide receiver
- Steve Largent, NFL wide receiver
- Alva Liles, NFL player
- Gerald McCoy, NFL player
- Lee Morris, Green Bay Packers wide receiver
- Steve Owens, 1969 Heisman Trophy winner
- Tinker Owens, former NFL football player
- Barry Switzer, national championship and Super Bowl-winning football coach
- Wes Welker, Denver Broncos wide receiver
- Jason White, 2003 Heisman Trophy winner
- Brandon Weeden, NFL football player with the Cleveland Browns and Dallas Cowboys
- Deji Karim, NFL football player with Jacksonville Jaguars and Indianapolis Colts
- Louise Brough, Hall of Fame tennis player, winner of six Grand Slam championships
- Mat Hoffman, world record holder BMX Rider
- Jim Ross, professional wrestling commentator
- Jon-Paul Pittman, professional football player for Wycombe Wanderers
- Shane Hamman, Olympic weightlifter, 2000, 2004
- Clayton Bennett, Oklahoma City Thunder owner
- Edward L. Gaylord, Grand Ole Opry and The Oklahoman owner
- Alan C. Greenberg, Wall Street financier
- Harold Hamm, oil billionaire
- Aubrey McClendon, former CEO of Chesapeake Energy
- Larry Nichols, CEO of Devon Energy
- Chad Richison, founder, CEO and chairman of Paycom
- Tom L. Ward, chairman and CEO at SandRidge Energy and former co-founder of Chesapeake Energy
- Gray Frederickson, Academy Award-winning producer
- Ron Howard, actor-director
- Ray William Johnson, vlogger know best for the popular Equals Three videos.
Actors and Musicians
- James Garner, actor
- Lexi Ainsworth, actress
- Suzy Amis, actress and model, most notable from film Titanic
- Molly Bee, singer
- Henson Cargill, country singer
- Lon Chaney, Jr., film actor
- Don Cherry, jazz cornetist
- Charlie Christian, musician, "father of the electric guitar"
- Graham Colton, pop music artist
- Mason Cook, actor
- Wayne Coyne, lead singer of the band The Flaming Lips
- Steven Drozd, musician in The Flaming Lips
- Ronnie Claire Edwards, actress, most notable as Corabeth Godsey in The Waltons
- The Flaming Lips, alternative rock band
- Gennifer Flowers, actress
- Kay Francis, film actress
- Vince Gill, country singer
- Max Gleason, better known by his stage name Smooth McGroove, musician known for his a cappella covers of video game music.
- Hinder, alternative rock band
- Mark Holton, actor
- C.B. Hudson, rock guitarist
- Wanda Jackson, member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
- Lauren Lane, actress, most notable as C.C. Babcock in The Nanny
- Stacey (Loach) Logan, theater singer and actor
- Lauren Lane, television actress, best known for her role as C.C. Babcock in The Nanny
- Rex Linn, actor
- Tisha Campbell Martin, television actress
- Barry McGuire, singer/songwriter
- Ryan Merriman, actor
- Olivia Munn, model, actress and television personality
- Bonnie Owens, country singer
- Dale Robertson, television actor
- Neal Schon, guitarist of Journey
- Stardeath and White Dwarfs, alternative rock band
- John Michael Talbot, monk and guitarist
- Pamela Tiffin, actress
- Sam Watters, recording artist (member of Color Me Badd)
- Mason Williams, recording artist, "Classical Gas"
- Jeff Wood, country singer
- Gretchen Wyler, actress
- George Back, actor Horrible Bosses, The Pool Boys
- Megan Mullally, actress (moved to OKC at age 6)
- Ralph Ellison, novelist
- Louis L'Amour, western author
- Jason Nelson, pioneering digital poet and writer
- Skip Bayless, author, sports journalist and TV personality, most notable for "ESPN First Take"
- Gary England, meteorologist
- Anthony Shadid, Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent for the New York Times
- Dan Fagin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist
- David Boren, former governor and U.S. Senator
- Michael D. Brown, FEMA head during Hurricane Katrina
- David Dank, member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives since 2007
- Odilia Dank, former member of the Oklahoma House, 1995-2006
- Mickey Edwards, former Congressman
- Bryce Harlow, lobbyist and Eisenhower advisor
- Ernest Istook, former Congressman
- Frank Keating, former governor
- Robert S. Kerr, former governor and U.S. Senator
- Jeane Kirkpatrick, ambassador to the United Nations
- Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator
- J.C. Watts, OU football player and former Congressman
- Rick Bayless, celebrity chef
- Jennifer Berry, Miss America 2006
- Sweet Brown, YouTube sensation of "Ain't Nobody Got Time For That"
- Gordon Cooper, astronaut
- Mick Cornett, Mayor of Oklahoma City since 2004, and former television personality
- Mary Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma since 2010, and former congresswoman
- Owen Garriott, astronaut
- Robert Harlan Henry, President of Oklahoma City University, former federal judge on U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
- John Herrington, astronaut
- Jerome Holmes, federal judge on U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
- Jane Anne Jayroe, Miss America 1967
- Shibani Joshi, national television reporter
- Shannon Lucid, astronaut
- Clara Luper, civil rights activist
- Chelsea Manning, a transgender United States Army former intelligence analyst convicted by court-martial for crimes related to the Wikileaks scandal.
- William A. Martin, computer scientist, Artificial Intelligence pioneer
- Lauren Nelson, Miss America 2007
- Eugene Nida, linguist and translator
- William Reid Pogue, astronaut
- Wiley Post, aviator
- Susan Powell, Miss America 1981, opera singer
- Norma Smallwood, Miss America 1926
- Shawntel Smith, Miss America 1996
- Thomas P. Stafford, astronaut
- Jack Wyatt, host of ABC's Confession; later Episcopal priest in Oklahoma City
- Jay Bernstein All-time Hollywood Superagent
Non-native Oklahoma City residents
- Cattle Annie, or Anna Emmaline McDoulet Roach, female bandit, lived in Oklahoma City from 1912 until her death in 1978
- Paul and Thomas Braniff, Braniff Airlines co-founders
- Kristin Chenoweth, actress and singer
- Walter Cronkite, CBS Evening News anchor
- Amy Grant, Contemporary Christian artist
- Chris Harrison, host of ABC's The Bachelor
- Mary Hart, TV personality
- Marian P. Opala, Justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court and member of the Polish Underground in World War II
- Billy Sims, football player, 1978 Heisman Trophy winner
- Hobart Johnstone Whitley, banker, treasurer for Chicago Rock Island & Texas Railroad 1892-1894
- Bud Wilkinson, OU football coach, broadcaster, College Football Hall of Fame
- Ed Harris, actor
- Brian Bosworth, linebacker for the University of Oklahoma (1984–1986) and the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (1987–1989)
- Mark J. Clayton, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver
- "Dr. Death" Steve Williams, WWE champion wrestler; and two-time All-American football player, and four-time All-American wrestler at OU
- Anthony Kim, PGA tour golfer
- Todd Hamilton, PGA tour golfer, British Open Champion
- Glen Day, PGA tour golfer
- Willie Wood, PGA and Champions tour golfer
- Scott Verplank, PGA and Champions tour golfer
U.S. Service Members
- Admiral William J. Crowe (USN), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
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