List of Famous people born in Møre og Romsdal, Norway
Ole Gunnar Solskjær
Ole Gunnar Solskjær KSO is a Norwegian professional football manager and former player who is the manager of Premier League club Manchester United.
Ada Martine Stolsmo Hegerberg is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a striker for the Division 1 Féminine club Olympique Lyonnais. She has previously played for Kolbotn and Stabæk in Toppserien.
Sigrid Solbakk Raabe, known mononymously as Sigrid, is a Norwegian singer and songwriter. In 2017, she released her debut EP, Don't Kill My Vibe, and later won the BBC Music Sound of 2018. Her single "Strangers" reached number 10 on the UK Singles Chart, and in March 2019, she released her debut studio album, Sucker Punch, which debuted at number one on Norwegian charts and at number four on the UK Albums Chart.
Karsten Warholm is a Norwegian athlete who competes in the sprints and hurdles. He has won gold in the 400 m hurdles at the 2017 and 2019 World Championships, and at the 2018 European Championships. He competed in the octathlon as a youth, winning gold at the 2013 World Youth Championships.
Jan Åge Fjørtoft
Jan Åge Fjørtoft is a former Norwegian footballer. A powerful centre forward with goalscoring ability, he played professionally in Norway, Austria, England and Germany. He appeared in 71 international matches and scored 20 goals for Norway. His nickname was Fjøra, meaning The Feather in a Norwegian dialect.
Ragnhild Mowinckel is a Norwegian World Cup alpine ski racer, representing the club SK Rival.
Åge Fridtjof Hareide is a Norwegian football manager for Rosenborg BK, and most recently managing the Denmark national football team. In his playing career, he played for Hødd and Molde in Norway as well as Manchester City and Norwich City in England. Hareide was capped 50 times playing for Norway.
John Arne Riise
John Arne Semundseth Riise is a Norwegian former professional footballer who played as a left back and a left midfielder.
Andrine Stolsmo Hegerberg is a Norwegian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Roma in Italy's Serie A.
Sylvi Listhaug is a Norwegian politician for the Progress Party who served as Minister for the Elderly and Public Health of Norway under Prime Minister Erna Solberg from May to December 2019. In addition, she has also served as the Minister of Petroleum and Energy of Norway from December 2019 to January 2020. Listhaug served as Norway's first Minister of Immigration and Integration from 2015 to 2018, a specially created cabinet position during the European migrant crisis, and Minister of Agriculture and Food from 2013 to 2015. She served as Minister of Justice, Public Security and Immigration from January 2018 until her resignation in March 2018. Originally from the rural municipality of Ørskog in Sunnmøre, she began her political career in Oslo as City Commissioner of Welfare and Social Services.
Sebastian Foss Solevåg
Sebastian Foss Solevåg is a Norwegian alpine ski racer. Born in Ålesund, he competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, in slalom where he placed 9th.
Kjell Inge Røkke
Kjell Inge Røkke is a Norwegian billionaire businessman.
Nina Haver-Løseth is a retired Norwegian World Cup alpine ski racer and specializes in the technical events of slalom and giant slalom.
Stian Rode Gregersen
Stian Rode Gregersen is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Ligue 1 club Bordeaux and the Norway national team.
Ane Brun is a Norwegian songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist of Sami origin. Since 2003, she has recorded ten albums, eight of which are studio albums of original material, an acoustic album, and a covers album; she has also released three live albums, two compilations, one live DVD, and four EPs. She has lived in Stockholm, Sweden, since 2001, where she writes, records, and runs her own label.
Edvard Ingjald Moser is a Norwegian professor of psychology and neuroscience at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. In 2005, he and May-Britt Moser discovered grid cells in the brain's medial entorhinal cortex. Grid cells are specialized neurons that provide the brain with a coordinate system and a metric for space. In 2018 he discovered a neural network that expresses your sense of time in experiences and memories located in the brain's lateral entorhinal cortex. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2014 with long-term collaborator and then-wife May-Britt Moser, and previous mentor John O'Keefe for their work identifying the brain's positioning system. The two main components of the brain's GPS are; grid cells and place cells, a specialized type of neuron that respond to specific locations in space. Together with May-Britt Moser he established the Moser research environment, which they lead.
Kjetil André Rekdal is a Norwegian football manager and a former footballer.
May-Britt Moser is a Norwegian psychologist and neuroscientist, who is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). She and her then-husband, Edvard Moser, shared half of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, awarded for work concerning the grid cells in the entorhinal cortex, as well as several additional space-representing cell types in the same circuit that make up the positioning system in the brain. Together with Edvard Moser she established the Moser research environment at NTNU, which they lead. Since 2012 she heads the Centre for Neural Computation.
Kristin Krohn Devold
Kristin Krohn Devold is a former Minister of Defence of Norway.
Sindre Magne Rekdal is a Norwegian former football player, most notably for Molde FK.