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The following is a list of people from Maryland, a state in the United States. This list may not include federal officials and members of the United States Congress who live in Maryland but were not born there.

Politicians, jurists, and statesmen

Spiro Agnew
Spiro T. Agnew

Architects

  • Otto Eugene Adams
  • George Archer
  • Richard Snowden Andrews
  • Ephraim Francis Baldwin
  • Henry F. Brauns
  • [[William Buckland (architect)|William Buckland]]
  • Wright Butler
  • Charles L. Carson
  • Albert Cassell
  • Charles E. Cassell
  • Francis E. Davis
  • Thomas Dixon
  • George A. Frederick
  • T. Buckler Ghequier, architect of St. Mark's Episcopal Church (Washington, D.C.)
  • Jackson C. Gott, architect of Charles Theatre (Baltimore)
  • Nathaniel Henry Hutton
  • William Rich Hutton
  • Thomas C. Kennedy
  • Edmund George Lind
  • Alfred Mason, prolific designer of schools
  • John Murdoch, co-designer of Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church (Baltimore)
  • J. Crawford Neilson
  • John Rudolph Niernsee
  • Edward L. Palmer, Jr.
  • Josias Pennington, co-designer of Mount Royal Station (Baltimore)
  • Theodore Wells Pietsch, architect of Stieff Silver Company Factory (Baltimore)
  • Bruce Price
  • Howard Van Doren Shaw (died in Baltimore)
  • Gideon Shryock
  • Mathias Shryock (born in Frederick, Maryland)
  • Otto G. Simonson, supervised U.S. Custom House (Baltimore, Maryland); partner, Simonson & Pietsch
  • Joseph Evans Sperry
  • Douglas H. Thomas, architect of Belvedere Hotel (Baltimore)
  • John Appleton Wilson
  • James Bosley Noel Wyatt, architect of Baltimore City Courthouse and homes in Roland Park

Scientists and inventors

Authors, including journalists

  • John Barth, author
  • Carl Bernstein, journalist and author
  • Hanne Blank, author
  • Ann Brashares, author
  • Pat Brown, author, criminal profiler
  • Erin Burnett, journalist and CNN anchor
  • James M. Cain, journalist and author
  • Kiran Chetry, journalist
  • Connie Chung, television journalist
  • Tom Clancy, author
  • Lucille Clifton, poet
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates, writer, journalist
  • Mark Davis, columnist, radio talk show host
  • Frank Deford, journalist and author
  • Matt Drudge, journalist, radio talk show host
  • Roland Flint, poet
  • Courtney Friel, entertainment reporter for Fox News
  • Jesse Glass, poet, folklorist
  • Meredith Goldstein, advice columnist and reporter
  • Mary Downing Hahn, author
  • Dashiell Hammett, author
  • Karen Hesse, author
  • Zora Neale Hurston, author
  • Sophie Kerr, author
  • Michael Kimball, author
  • Gayle King, editor
  • Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN football analyst
  • Munro Leaf, children's author
  • Rick Leventhal, correspondent for Fox News
  • Walter Lord, author
  • H. L. Mencken, journalist and social critic
  • Emily J. Miller, senior editor of Washington Times opinion pages
  • Frank Miller, writer and artist
  • Ogden Nash, humorous poet
  • Suzan-Lori Parks, playwright and screenwriter
  • Adrienne Rich, poet and feminist
  • Nora Roberts, author
  • Thomas Roberts, news anchor for MSNBC
  • John Thomas Scharf, author, historian, lawyer, politician, and Confederate soldier and sailor
  • Karl Shapiro, poet
  • Upton Sinclair, author
  • Norman Solomon, journalist, media critic
  • Bud Sparhawk, science fiction author
  • John Steadman, sportswriter
  • Anne Tyler, author
  • Leon Uris, author
  • Scott Van Pelt, ESPN anchor and radio host
  • Fredricka Whitfield, CNN reporter and anchor
  • James Wolcott, journalist, social critic

Musicians

  • Bernard Addison, jazz guitarist
  • Scott Ambush, jazz bassist
  • BT, born Brian Transeau, electronic musician
  • Niki Barr, singer/songwriter
  • Keter Betts, jazz bassist
  • Eubie Blake, ragtime, jazz and pop composer, lyricist
  • Bossman, rapper
  • Toni Braxton, singer
  • Mark Bryan, guitarist for the rock band Hootie & the Blowfish
  • David Byrne, singer/guitarist of rock band Talking Heads
  • Bill Callahan, singer/songwriter formerly known as Smog
  • Cab Calloway, jazz singer and bandleader
  • Eva Cassidy, singer/songwriter
  • Cex, electronic musician
  • JC Chasez, singer, songwriter and producer; former member of pop group N'Sync
  • John Christ, former guitarist of the hard rock band Danzig
  • Dan Deacon, electronic musician
  • Adam Duritz, singer of rock band Counting Crows
  • Cass Elliot, singer of pop band The Mamas & the Papas
  • Sam Endicott, singer of rock band The Bravery
  • Entrance, born Guy Blakeslee, singer/songwriter
  • John Fahey, folk/blues guitarist
  • Mark Fax, composer
  • Dean Felber, bass guitarist for the rock band Hootie & the Blowfish
  • Danny Gatton, guitarist
  • Ginuwine, R&B singer
  • Philip Glass, composer
  • Robert Gordon, rockabilly singer
  • Tamyra Gray, singer/actress
  • Hilary Hahn, concert violinist, two-time Grammy Award winner
  • Billie Holiday, singer
  • Ron Holloway, tenor saxophonist
  • Scott Hull, guitarist, music producer
  • Eric Hutchinson, musician
  • Julienne Irwin, singer and America's Got Talent season 2 finalist
  • Joan Jett, singer
  • LaKisha Jones, American Idol season 6 finalist
  • Tommy Keene, singer/songwriter
  • Greg Kihn, New Wave and pop musician and singer
  • Joe Lally, bassist of rock band Fugazi
  • Nathan Larson, film soundtrack composer; guitarist of rock bands Shudder to Think and Hot One
  • Rod Lee, Baltimore club producer/DJ
  • Lisa Loeb, singer/songwriter
  • Nils Lofgren, solo rock musician and guitarist with Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band
  • Logic, rapper
  • Benji Madden, guitarist for Good Charlotte
  • Joel Madden, lead singer for Good Charlotte
  • Spiro Malas, bass-baritone opera singer
  • Mario, singer/songwriter
  • Christina Milian, singer, songwriter, actress, dancer
  • Mýa, singer/songwriter and dancer
  • Ric Ocasek, former lead singer of The Cars
  • Barry Louis Polisar, singer/songwriter of children's music
  • Greg Puciato, singer of metal band The Dillinger Escape Plan
  • Gina Schock, drummer of rock band The Go-Go's
  • Sisqó, lead singer of R&B group Dru Hill
  • Noel Paul Stookey, singer with Peter, Paul and Mary
  • Evan Taubenfeld, ex-guitarist and backup singer for pop star Avril Lavigne; singer and rhythm guitarist for The Black List Club
  • Chad Taylor, guitarist for The Gracious Few and Live
  • Chester Thompson, drummer, frequent collaborator with Genesis
  • Ultra Naté, house music/dance-pop musician
  • Chick Webb, jazz and swing drummer and bandleader
  • Scott "Wino" Weinrich, doom metal guitarist and vocalist
  • Erica Wheeler, folk singer/songwriter
  • Erin Willett, The Voice season 2 finalist
  • Frank Zappa, singer, guitarist and composer

Actors, filmmakers, and entertainers

Pinkett-Smith
Jada Pinkett-Smith
  • Cynthia Addai-Robinson, actress
  • Gbenga Akinnagbe, actor
  • Lori Alan, voice actress
  • Karen Allen, actress
  • Bess Armstrong, actress
  • John Astin, actor
  • Noelle Beck, actress
  • Lewis Black, comedian, actor
  • Wolfgang Bodison, actor
  • Edwin Booth, actor
  • John Wilkes Booth, actor
  • Julie Bowen, actress
  • Kimberly J. Brown, actress
  • Norman "Chubby" Chaney, actor (Little Rascals, Our Gang shorts)
  • Crystal Chappell, actress
  • Josh Charles, actor
  • Josh Clark, actor
  • Kevin Clash, puppeteer
  • Gaelan Connell, actor, singer
  • Hans Conreid, actor
  • Whitney Cummings, stand-up comedienne
  • Tommy Davidson, actor, comedian
  • Wendy Davis, actress
  • Eddie Deezen, actor
  • Alexis Denisof, actor
  • Divine, actor, drag queen
  • Jack Douglass, Internet personality, comedian
  • David Drake, playwright, actor, stage director
  • Mildred Dunnock, actress
  • Charles Dutton, actor
  • Michael Ealy, actor
  • Johnny Eck, actor, circus performer (Tod Browning's Freaks)
  • Damon Evans, actor
  • Anna Faris, actress
  • Evan Farmer, actor, singer
  • Lauren Faust, animator
  • Faith Fay, actress
  • Wayne Federman, comedian, actor, author
  • Ben Feldman, actor
  • Mona Freeman, actress
  • Judah Friedlander, comedian, actor
  • Daniel Gallant, writer, producer and director of Nuyorican Poets Café
  • Kathie Lee Gifford, TV personality and singer
  • Anita Gillette, actress
  • Larry Gilliard, Jr., actor
  • Ira Glass, radio personality, producer
  • John Glover, actor
  • Duff Goldman, television personality
  • George O. Gore II, actor
  • Alfred Gough, screenwriter and producer
  • Holter Graham, actor
  • Linda Hamilton, actress
  • Brandon Hardesty, actor
  • Ian Harding, actor
  • Linda Harrison, actress
  • David Hasselhoff, actor
  • Shawn Hatosy, actor
  • Rondo Hatton, actor
  • Goldie Hawn, actress
  • Robert Hays, actor
  • Taraji P. Henson, actress
  • Russell Hicks, actor
  • Brendan Hines, actor, singer
  • Michael Hyatt, actress
  • Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson, actress
  • Thomas Jane, actor
  • Rian Johnson, filmmaker
  • Spike Jonze, music video director, filmmaker, and producer
  • Kevin Kangas, writer, director of B-horror movies
  • John Kassir, actor, comedian
  • Stacy Keibler, actress, model
  • Kevin Kilner, actor
  • Judy Kuhn, actress
  • Martin Lawrence, actor, comedian, director and producer
  • Barry Levinson, filmmaker
  • Peyton List, actress, model
  • Ernie Lively, actor
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, actress
  • William H. Macy, actor
  • Paula Marshall, actress
  • Dale Midkiff, actor
  • Debra Monk, actress, singer
  • Garry Moore, television personality
  • Cookie Mueller, actress, writer
  • Sean Murray, actor
  • Mildred Natwick, actress
  • Devika Parikh, actress
  • Jameson Parker, actor
  • Nicole Ari Parker, actress
  • Mark Pellington, film director
  • Sam Phillips, actress, model, radio DJ
  • David Pollock, actor
  • Parker Posey, actress
  • Robin Quivers, radio personality
  • Lance Reddick, actor
  • Patricia Richardson, actress
  • Howard Rollins, actor
  • Mark Rolston, actor
  • Jessica Lee Rose, actress
  • John Rothman, actor
  • Thomas Rothman, film executive
  • Mike Rowe, TV personality
  • Lamman Rucker, actor
  • Johnathon Schaech, actor, writer
  • Richard Schiff, actor
  • Dwight Schultz, actor
  • Teddy Sears, actor
  • Anna Deavere Smith, actress, playwright
  • Jada Pinkett Smith, actress
  • Daniel Stern, actor
  • Mink Stole, actress
  • Wanda Sykes, comedienne, actress
  • Tracie Thoms, actress
  • Gil Wadsworth, producer
  • Barbara Walsh, actress
  • Jonathan Ward, actor
  • John Waters, filmmaker
  • Matthew Weiner, writer, director and producer
  • Sean Whalen, actor
  • Montel Williams, TV personality
  • Frank Zappa, musician, composer

Athletes

See also: List of athletes from Maryland A – M and List of athletes from Maryland N – Z
  • Nick Adenhart, baseball player
  • Joe Alexander, basketball player
  • Brady Anderson, baseball player
  • Carmelo Anthony, basketball player
  • Lisa Aukland, professional bodybuilder and powerlifter
  • Tavon Austin, football player
  • Harold Baines, baseball player
  • Frank Baker, baseball player
  • Ken Bannister, basketball player
  • Lonny Baxter, basketball player
  • Steve Barber, baseball player
  • Michael Beasley, basketball player
  • Bill Belichick, football coach
  • Len Bias, basketball player
  • Keith Bogans, basketball player
  • Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues, basketball player
  • Josh Boone, basketball player
  • Riddick Bowe, heavyweight champion boxer
  • NaVorro Bowman, football player
  • Charles Bradley, basketball player
  • Dudley Bradley, basketball player
  • Troy Brohawn, baseball player
  • Andre Brown, football player
  • Sam Cassell, basketball player
  • Brett Cecil, baseball player
  • Colin Cloherty, football player
  • Dante Cunningham, basketball player
  • Quintin Dailey, basketball player
  • Adrian Dantley, basketball player
  • Dominique Dawes, Olympic gymnast
  • Delino DeShields, Jr., baseball player
  • Juan Dixon, basketball player
  • Joey Dorsey, basketball player
  • Kevin Durant, basketball player
  • Michel Faulkner, football player
  • Duane Ferrell, basketball player
  • Danny Ferry, basketball player
  • Tony Fiammetta, football player
  • Gavin Floyd, baseball player
  • Moise Fokou, football player
  • Domonique Foxworth, football player
  • Jimmy Foxx, Hall of Fame baseball player
  • Steve Francis, basketball player
  • Corey Fuller, football player
  • Kyle Fuller, football player
  • Rudy Gay, basketball player
  • James Gist, basketball player
  • Jeff Green, basketball player
  • Donté Greene, basketball player
  • Gabe Gross, baseball player
  • Lefty Grove, Hall of Fame baseball player
  • Scott Hall, professional wrestler
  • Jeff Halpern, hockey player
  • Derrick Harvey, football player
  • Darrius Heyward-Bey, football player
  • Roy Hibbert, basketball player
  • Calvin Hill, football player, father of Grant Hill
  • Katie Hoff, swimmer
  • Jarrett Jack, basketball player
  • Tanard Jackson, football player
  • Tracy Jackson, basketball player
  • Bryant Johnson, football player
  • Larry Johnson, football player
  • Steve Johnson, baseball player
  • Al Kaline, Hall of Fame baseball player
  • Stacy Keibler, professional wrestler
  • Linas Kleiza, basketball player
  • Rick Knapp, pitching coach
  • Aaron Laffey, baseball player
  • Bucky Lasek, professional skateboarder
  • Ty Lawson, basketball player
  • Katie Ledecky, Olympic swimmer
  • Sugar Ray Leonard, Hall of Fame boxer
  • Reggie Lewis, basketball player
  • Sidney Lowe, basketball player, assistant coach
  • Matt Maloney, basketball player
  • Roger Mason, basketball player
  • Justin Maxwell, baseball player
  • Leo Mazzone, baseball coach
  • Robert McClain, football player
  • Rodney McLeod, football player
  • Sara McMann, MMA fighter
  • Kimmie Meissner, figure skater
  • Shawne Merriman, football player
  • Terence Morris, basketball player
  • Daniel Muir, football player
  • Jeff Nelson, baseball player
  • Quinn Ojinnaka, football player
  • Travis Pastrana, motorsport athlete
  • Sam Perlozzo, baseball player and manager
  • Julian Peterson, football player
  • Michael Phelps, Olympic swimmer
  • Tom Phoebus, baseball player
  • Billy Ripken, baseball player
  • Cal Ripken, Jr., Hall of Fame baseball player
  • Bob Robertson, baseball player
  • Josh Roenicke, baseball player
  • Axl Rotten, professional wrestler
  • Babe Ruth, Hall of Fame baseball player
  • Pete Sampras, tennis player
  • Jim Schwartz, football coach
  • Dennis Scott, basketball player
  • Josh Selby, basketball player
  • Kevin Shaffer, football player
  • Visanthe Shiancoe, football player
  • Pam Shriver, tennis player
  • Gene Shue, basketball player
  • Lawrence Sidbury, football player
  • Dickey Simpkins, basketball player
  • Ira Smith, collegiate baseball player
  • Tubby Smith, basketball coach
  • Larry Spriggs, basketball player
  • Mike Sweetney, basketball player
  • Ron Swoboda, baseball player
  • Mark Teixeira, baseball player
  • Greivis Vásquez, basketball player
  • Marvin Webster, basketball player
  • Delonte West, basketball player
  • Brian Westbrook, football player
  • Byron Westbrook, football player
  • Derrick Williams, football player
  • LaQuan Williams, football player
  • Madieu Williams, football player
  • Reggie Williams, basketball player
  • Kennard Winchester, basketball player
  • David Wingate, basketball player
  • Danny Wiseman, Hall of Fame bowler
  • Jay Witasick, baseball player
  • Sam Young, basketball player
  • Usama Young, football player

Visual artists

  • Norman Carlberg, sculptor
  • Frank Cho, comic book creator, writer and artist
  • Jane Frank, painter, sculptor, mixed media artist, illustrator
  • Lee Gatch, painter, mixed media artist
  • Dick Hafer, cartoonist and comics creator
  • Elaine Hamilton-O'Neal, painter
  • Morris Louis, painter
  • Anne Truitt, sculptor
  • Bernie Wrightson, comic book artist

Individuals of historic significance

Miscellaneous

  • Steve Bisciotti, majority owner of the Baltimore Ravens
  • Bud Delp, 1979 Kentucky Derby-winning trainer of Spectacular Bid
  • Michel Faulkner, pastor and NYC politician
  • Duff Goldman, owner of Charm City Cakes, star of Ace of Cakes
  • Ed Hale, businessman, owner of Baltimore Blast
  • Michael Hardt, literary theorist and political philosopher
  • Arlo Hemphill, wilderness advocate
  • Johns Hopkins, businessman and philanthropist
  • Mel Kiper, Jr., ESPN football analyst, known for draft coverage
  • Little Albert, subject of John B. Watson's controversial case study on classical conditioning
  • Samuel J. Palmisano, president and CEO of IBM
  • Bronza Parks, boatbuilder
  • Bob Parsons, CEO and founder of Go Daddy
  • George Peabody, founder of the Peabody Institute, philanthropist
  • Frank Perdue, president of Perdue Farms
  • Kevin Plank, CEO and founder of Under Armour
  • John Rawls, philosopher
  • Hilary Rhoda, model
  • James Rouse, city planner
  • Christian Siriano, winner of Season 4 of Project Runway
  • Ben Stein, actor, author, economist, political speechwriter
  • Robert Stethem, U.S. Navy Seabee diver killed by Hezbollah militants during the hijacking of TWA Flight 847
  • Matthew VanDyke, freedom fighter and prisoner of war (POW) in the 2011 Libyan Civil War
  • Bill Wilson, head of Americans for Limited Government
  • George Young, NFL executive

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