List of people from California facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts


This list of people from California is a partial list of notable people from U.S. state of California.

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  • 12th Planet – record producer, DJ

A

Austin 2009 US Open 02
Tracey Austin

B

Beck 2006-01
Beck

C

  • Scott Caan – actor
  • Herb Caen – newspaper columnist (San Francisco Chronicle)
  • John Cage – composer
  • Nicolas Cage – actor
  • Colbie Caillat – singer
  • Cameron – professional wrestler, dancer
  • Dolph Camilli – baseball player
  • Ben Nighthorse Campbell – U.S. Senator from Colorado
  • Nick Cannon – actor
  • Mr. Capone-E – rapper
  • Linda Cardellini – actress (Freaks and Geeks)
  • Tucker Carlson – television host
  • Adam Carolla – radio and television personality
  • David Carr – football player
  • David Carradine – actor (Kung Fu, Kill Bill)
  • Ever Carradine – actress, daughter of Robert Carradine
  • Keith Carradine – actor (Nashville)
  • Robert Carradine – actor (Revenge of the Nerds)
  • Pete Carroll – college and NFL football coach
  • Adam Carson – drummer (AFI)
  • Chris Carter – producer, director and writer (The X-Files)
  • Torry Castellano – drummer of The Donnas
  • C-Bo – rapper
  • Richard Chamberlain – actor
  • Chanel West Coast – rapper, actress, model, television personality
  • Brandi Chastain – soccer player
  • Jessica Chastain – actress (Zero Dark Thirty)
  • Cher – actress, entertainer and singer
  • Joey Chestnut – competitive eater
  • Julia Child – chef, author and TV personality
  • Margaret Cho – actress, comedian
  • Wasel Choi – artist and world traveler
  • Amy Chow – gymnast
  • Jamie Chung – actress
  • Lana Clarkson – actress (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
  • Les Claypool – bass player (Primus)
  • Sasha Cohen – figure skater
  • Lillie Hitchcock Coit – firefighter
  • Keyshia Cole – singer
  • Natalie Cole – singer
  • Jerry Coleman – decorated soldier and sportscaster
  • Chris Colfer – actor (Glee), author (The Land of Stories)
  • Holly Marie Combs – actress
  • Maureen Connolly – tennis player
  • Mike Connors – actor (Mannix)
  • Lauren Conrad – television personality, fashion designer, and author
  • Elisha Cook Jr. – actor (The Maltese Falcon)
  • Coolio – rapper
  • Miranda Cosgrove – actress, singer (iCarly)
  • Kevin Costner – actor and director (Field of Dreams)
  • Natalie Coughlin – Olympic swimmer
  • Nikki Cox – actress (Las Vegas)
  • Alan CranstonU.S. Senator from California
  • Bryan Cranston – actor
  • Laura Creavalle – Guyanese-born Canadian/American professional bodybuilder
  • Richard Crenna – actor
  • William H. Crocker – philanthropist and founder of Crocker National Bank
  • James Cromwell – actor
  • Joe Cronin – Hall of Fame baseball player, manager
  • David Crosby – musician
  • Cameron Crowe – filmmaker
  • Kaley Cuoco – actress (The Big Bang Theory)
  • Jamie Lee Curtis – actress (Halloween)

D

  • Carson Daly – television host
  • Caroline D'Amore - musician, actress, model
  • Spencer Daniels – actor
  • Harry Danning – Major League Baseball All Star catcher
  • Ted Danson – actor (Cheers)
  • Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose) – radio broadcaster during World War II
  • Lindsay Davenport – tennis player
  • Baron Davis – professional basketball player
  • Jonathan Davis – singer, musician (Korn)
  • Terrell Davis – professional football player
  • Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris – husband and wife film directors (Little Miss Sunshine)
  • Oscar De La Hoya – boxer
  • Zack de la Rocha – activist, singer (Rage Against The Machine)
  • Jayme Dee – singer, musician
  • Tom DeLonge – singer, musician (Blink-182)
  • Brad Delson – musician (Linkin Park)
  • Bo Derek – actress
  • Laura Dern – actress
  • DeMar DeRozan – professional basketball player
  • Emily Deschanel – actress
  • Zooey Deschanel – actress, singer
  • Dev – singer
  • Cameron Diaz – actress (There's Something About Mary)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio – actor
  • Joan Didion – writer
  • Trent Dilfer – NFL quarterback
  • Daz Dillinger – rapper
  • Joe DiMaggio – baseball player
  • Roy Edward Disney – billionaire, nephew of Walt Disney
  • DJ Quik – rapper, producer
  • Canh Thong Do – Vietnamese American activist
  • Nate Dogg – musician
  • Snoop Dogg – rapper
  • Ami Dolenz – actress, daughter of Micky Dolenz
  • Micky Dolenz – actor, musician, singer (The Monkees)
  • Landon Donovan – soccer player
  • Dr. Dre – musician, hip-hop producer, record producer
  • Stacy Dragila – pole vaulter
  • Mac Dre – rapper
  • Dresta – rapper
  • K. Eric Drexler – engineer
  • Don Drysdale – baseball player
  • Hilary Duff – actress, singer
  • Tom Dumont – guitarist (No Doubt)
  • Isadora Duncan – dancer
  • Ann Dunnigan – translator, actor, teacher
  • Robert Duvall – actor
  • Jermaine Dye – baseball player (Chicago White Sox)

E

F

G

Jason Giambi
Jason Giambi
John Grabow 2010
John Grabow
  • Becky G – singer
  • Warren G – rapper
  • G-Eazy – rapper, producer
  • Guy Gabaldon – United States Marine Corps
  • Lynx and Lamb Gaede – white nationalist twin singers and musicians
  • Richard Gage – 9/11 Truth movement activist
  • Trace Gallagher – journalist
  • The Game – rapper
  • Eric Garcetti – mayor of Los Angeles
  • Jeff Garcia – football player
  • Jerry Garcia – musician (Grateful Dead)
  • Wolfgang Gartner – music producer, DJ
  • Kyle Gass – musician (Tenacious D)
  • Dirk Gates – network entrepreneur (Xirrus)
  • John Gavin – actor, ambassador
  • Sage the Gemini – rapper
  • Inara George – singer, musician (The Bird and the Bee)
  • Jason Giambi – professional baseball player (New York Yankees)
  • Tyrese Gibson – actor
  • Frank Gifford – football player and sportscaster
  • Brad Gilbert – tennis coach
  • Melissa Gilbert – actress (Little House on the Prairie), producer
  • Sara Gilbert – actress (Roseanne)
  • Lillian Moller Gilbreth – engineer (Cheaper by the Dozen)
  • Danny Glover – actor
  • Donald Glover – actor, singer
  • Rube Goldberg – cartoonist
  • Phillip Gonyea – drummer, percussionist (Against The Will)
  • Adrian Gonzalez – baseball player
  • Drew Gooden – professional basketball player (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Jeff GordonNASCAR driver
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt – actor
  • Robby Gordon – NASCAR driver
  • Marjoe Gortner – evangelical minister
  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar – actor
  • John Grabow – Major League Baseball player (Chicago Cubs)
  • Gloria Grahame – actress
  • Andy Grammer – singer
  • Farley Granger – actor
  • Ulysses S. Grant – 18th President of the United States of America
  • Stephen Girard Whipple, 49er, newspaper editor, Union Army officer, and politician
  • Brian Grazer – Oscar-winning film and television producer
  • Beatrice Gray – actress
  • Billy Gray – actor, motorcyclist
  • Paul Gray – musician (Slipknot)
  • Joanie Greggains – radio show host, health and fitness expert
  • Nash Grier - viner, youtuber and actor
  • Merv Griffin – talk show host, singer, television producer (Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune)
  • Florence Griffith-Joyner – track athlete
  • RL Grime – music producer
  • Josh Groban – singer
  • Vince Guaraldi – musician (A Charlie Brown Christmas)
  • Kimberly Guilfoyle – television personality
  • Natalie Gulbis – golfer
  • Brett Gurewitz – guitarist (Bad Religion)
  • Tony Gwynn – Hall of Fame baseball player
  • Jake Gyllenhaal – actor

H

I

  • Crooked I – rapper
  • Ice Cube – musician, actor
  • Gabriel Iglesias – comedian
  • Danny Im – member of Korean music group 1TYM
  • Grant Imahara – electronics and radio control expert (MythBusters)
  • Don Imus – radio personality
  • Allison Iraheta – singer (American Idol)
  • Kathy Ireland – model
  • Chris Isaak – musician, actor
  • Yasuhiro Ishimoto – photographer
  • Phil Ivey – professional poker player

J

Keyshawn Johnson 2006-10-15
Keyshawn Johnson
  • Shirley Jackson – author
  • Etta James – singer
  • Jesse James – actor, welder, and chief executive officer of West Coast Choppers
  • Gregg Jarrett – lawyer, journalist
  • BC Jean – singer
  • Richard Jefferson – professional basketball player
  • Fran Jeffries – actress (The Pink Panther)
  • Steve Jobs – computer pioneer, co-founder of Apple Computer
  • Anjelah Johnson – actress, comedian
  • Dwayne Johnson – professional wrestler best known as "The Rock"; now an actor (The Scorpion King)
  • Jimmie JohnsonNASCAR driver and champion
  • Kevin Johnson – basketball player and politician
  • Keyshawn Johnson – football player
  • Randy Johnson – baseball player
  • Angelina Jolie – actress
  • Jerry Jones – owner of the Dallas Cowboys
  • Marion Jones – track athlete
  • Matt L. Jones – actor, comedian (Breaking Bad)
  • Rashida Jones – actress
  • Tamala Jones – actress
  • Ashley Judd – actress
  • Jessica Jung – singer (Girls' Generation)
  • Krystal Jung – singer (f(x))

K

L

Ryan Lavarnway 2012
Ryan Lavarnway

M

William Cameron McCool
Willie McCool
Marisa Miller at the Mirage Portrait
Marisa Miller

N

O

P

Q

R

S

  • Bob Smale - pianist

T

  • George Takei – actor (Star Trek)
  • Amber Tamblyn – actress (Joan of Arcadia)
  • Russ Tamblyn – actor (West Side Story)
  • Amy Tan – writer (The Joy Luck Club)
  • Tess Taylor – reality-television personality
  • Scout Taylor-Compton – actress (Halloween)
  • TeeFlii – rapper, producer
  • Aimee Teegarden – actress, model
  • Shirley Temple – child film star, former U.S. Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia
  • Reggie Theus – basketball player and coach
  • Robin Thicke – singer
  • Joanna Thomas – IFBB professional bodybuilder
  • Pat Tillman – football player and soldier
  • Jennifer Tilly – actress
  • Kenneth Tobey – actor
  • Alessandra Torresani – actress
  • Alan Trammell – baseball player
  • Danny Trejo - actor
  • Lisa Tucker – singer
  • Tyga – rapper
  • Aisha Tyler – actress
  • Tyler, The Creator – rapper, record producer (Odd Future)

U

  • Chase Utley – baseball player

V

W

Y

  • Kristi Yamaguchi – professional figure skater
  • Elliott Yamin – singer
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic – parodist, musician
  • YG – rapper
  • Charlyne Yi – actress, comedian
  • Tina Yothers – actress (Family Ties)
  • Adrian Young – No Doubt's drummer
  • Emily Mae Young – actress
  • Nick Young – professional basketball player
  • Young Noble – rapper
  • Joon Yun – radiologist

Z

  • Frank J. Zamboni – inventor
  • Zendaya – actress, singer
  • Anthony Zerbe – actor
  • Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr. – Chief of Naval Operations
  • Daphne Zuniga – actress

Musical groups

  • AFI – rock band
  • As I Lay Dying – metal band
  • Audioslave – rock band
  • Bad Religion – punk band
  • The Bangles – pop band
  • The Beach Boys – pop band
  • The Bird and the Bee – indie duo
  • Black Flag – hardcore band
  • Blink-182 – pop/punk band
  • The Byrds – folk rock band
  • Circle Jerks – punk band
  • Concrete Blonde – alternative band
  • Counting Crows – rock band
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival – rock band
  • Cypress Hill – hip hop band
  • The Donnas – rock band
  • The Doors – rock band
  • Eels – alternative band
  • Faith no More – alternative band
  • Fishbone – alternative band
  • Flogging Molly – Celtic punk band
  • Geraldine Fibbers – alternative band
  • The Germs – punk band
  • The Go-Go's – pop band
  • The Grateful Dead – folk rock band
  • Green Day – rock band
  • Guns N' Roses – hard rock band
  • Hollywood Undead – rap/metal band
  • Hoobastank – rock band
  • In Fear And Faith – metal band
  • Incubus (band) – rock band
  • Jane's Addiction – alternative band
  • Jefferson Airplane – rock band
  • Julien-K – synth band
  • Linkin Park – alternative rock band
  • Mad at the World – Christian rock band
  • Maroon 5 – rock band
  • Megadeth – metal band
  • Metallica – metal band
  • Minutemen – punk band
  • The Monkees – pop band
  • Mötley Crüe – hard rock band
  • N.W.A. – hip hop band
  • No Doubt – ska-punk band
  • The O.C. Supertones – ska band
  • The Offspring – rock band
  • Oingo Boingo – new wave band
  • Orgy – synth band
  • P.O.D. – rock band
  • Rage Against the Machine – rap/metal band
  • Ratt – hard rock band
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – rock band
  • Slayer – metal band
  • Stone Temple Pilots – hard rock band
  • Sublime – ska-punk, dub band
  • Suicidal Tendencies – punk/metal band
  • Suicide Silence – metal band
  • Switchfoot – rock band
  • System of a Down – metal band
  • Tesla – hard rock band
  • Third Eye Blind – rock band
  • Thrice – rock band
  • Van Halen – hard rock band
  • The Wallflowers – rock band
  • X – alternative/punk band

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