List of Famous people born in Virginia, United States of America
Daniel Jason Sudeikis is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. In the 1990s, he began his career in improv comedy and performed with ComedySportz and The Second City. In 2003, Sudeikis was hired as a writer for Saturday Night Live and starred as a cast member from 2005 to 2013.
Sandra Annette Bullock is an American actress and producer. She was the world's highest-paid actress in 2010 and 2014. In 2015, she was named People's Most Beautiful Woman and was included in Time's 100 most influential people in the world in 2010. She is the recipient of several awards, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award.
Glenn Allen Youngkin is an American businessman who is the Republican nominee in the 2021 Virginia gubernatorial election. Prior to entering politics, he spent 25 years at the private-equity firm The Carlyle Group, later becoming its CEO. He stepped down from the Carlyle Group in September 2020, and announced his candidacy for the 2021 Virginia gubernatorial election in January 2021. Youngkin won the Republican gubernatorial nomination on May 10, 2021, and will face Democratic Party candidate Terry McAuliffe in the general election on November 2nd.
David Michael Bautista Jr. is an American actor, retired professional wrestler, former mixed martial artist and bodybuilder.
Julius Andre Maurice Jones is a former American football running back. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He also played for the Seattle Seahawks and the New Orleans Saints. He played college football at the University of Notre Dame.
Stephen Kevin Bannon is an American media executive, political strategist, former investment banker, and the former executive chairman of Breitbart News. He served as the White House's chief strategist in the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump during the first seven months of Trump's term. He previously served on the board of the now-defunct data-analytics firm Cambridge Analytica.
Michael Pettaway Tomlin is an American football coach who is the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He began his coaching career as a defensive assistant before becoming the Steelers' head coach in 2007. Never compiling a losing record during his 14 seasons with the Steelers, Tomlin has led the team to eight playoff runs, six division titles, three American Football Conference (AFC) championship games, two Super Bowl appearances, and one title in Super Bowl XLIII. At age 36, he is the youngest head coach to win the Super Bowl.
Ralph Shearer Northam is an American politician and physician serving as the 73rd Governor of Virginia since January 13, 2018. A pediatric neurologist by occupation, he was an officer in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1984 to 1992. Northam, a member of the Democratic Party, served as the 40th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018 prior to winning the governorship against Republican nominee Ed Gillespie in the 2017 election.
Robert Hepler Lowe is an American actor, producer, and director. He made his acting debut at the age of 15 with ABC's short-lived sitcom A New Kind of Family (1979–1980). Following numerous television roles in the early 1980s, he came to prominence as a teen idol and member of the Brat Pack with roles in films like The Outsiders (1983), Class (1983), The Hotel New Hampshire (1984), Oxford Blues (1984), St. Elmo's Fire (1985), About Last Night... (1986), and Square Dance (1987). The success of these films established him as a Hollywood star.
Justin Brooks Verlander is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also played for the Detroit Tigers of MLB. From Manakin-Sabot in Virginia, Verlander attended Old Dominion University (ODU) and played college baseball for the Monarchs. He broke the Monarchs' and Colonial Athletic Association's career records for strikeouts. At the 2003 Pan American Games, Verlander helped lead the United States national team to a silver medal.