List of Famous people born in Virginia, United States of America

George Zimmerman

First Name George
Last Name Zimmerman
Born on October 5, 1983 (age 40)

George Michael Zimmerman is an American who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, on February 26, 2012. On July 13, 2013, he was acquitted of all charges in Florida v. George Zimmerman. After his acquittal, Zimmerman himself was the target of a shooting, which resulted in a conviction for attempted murder against the perpetrator.

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Chris Brown

Christopher Maurice Brown
First Name Chris
Last Name Brown
Born on May 5, 1989 (age 35)
Height 184 cm | 6'0

Christopher Maurice Brown is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. Having signed with Jive Records in 2004, Brown released his self-titled debut studio album the following year, which became certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

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Katie Couric

Katherine Anne Couric
First Name Katie
Last Name Couric
Born on January 7, 1957 (age 67)
Height 160 cm | 5'3

Katherine Anne Couric is an American television and online journalist, presenter, producer, and author. She is founder of Katie Couric Media, a multimedia news and production company. She also publishes a daily newsletter, Wake Up Call. From 2013 to 2017, she was Yahoo's Global News Anchor. Couric has been a television host at all of the Big Three television networks in the United States, and in her early career she was an Assignment Editor for CNN. She worked for NBC News from 1989 to 2006, CBS News from 2006 to 2011, and ABC News from 2011 to 2014.

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Michael Vick

Michael Dwayne Vick is a former professional American football quarterback who played 13 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), primarily with the Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football at Virginia Tech and was selected by the Falcons as the first overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft. During his six years with the Falcons, Vick was regarded as having transformed the quarterback position with his rushing abilities and was named to four Pro Bowls. He was the first NFL quarterback to rush for 1,000 yards in a season and holds the record for the most career rushing yards by a quarterback (6,109).

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Adam Page

Stephen Blake Woltz
First Name Adam
Last Name Page
Born on July 27, 1991 (age 32)

Stephen Blake Woltz, better known by his ring name "Hangman" Adam Page, is an American professional wrestler currently signed with All Elite Wrestling (AEW).

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Mike Glennon

Michael Joseph Glennon is an American football quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at NC State and was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He has also played for the Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals, and Oakland Raiders.

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Henrietta Lacks

Loretta Pleasant
First Name Henrietta
Born on August 1, 1920
Died on October 4, 1951 (aged 31)

Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman whose cancer cells are the source of the HeLa cell line, the first immortalized human cell line and one of the most important cell lines in medical research. An immortalized cell line reproduces indefinitely under specific conditions, and the HeLa cell line continues to be a source of invaluable medical data to the present day.

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Allen Iverson

First Name Allen
Last Name Iverson
Born on June 7, 1975 (age 48)
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Allen Ezail Iverson, nicknamed "The Answer" and "AI", is an American former professional basketball player. He is well-regarded as one of the greatest and most influential basketball players of all time. He played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) at both the shooting guard and point guard positions. Iverson was an 11-time NBA All-Star, won the All-Star game MVP award in 2001 and 2005, and was the NBA's Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2001. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016.

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Constance Wu

First Name Constance
Last Name Wu
Born on March 22, 1982 (age 42)
Height 152 cm | 5'0

Constance Wu is an American actress. She starred as Jessica Huang in the ABC television comedy Fresh Off the Boat (2015–2020), which was her breakthrough role. She has been nominated for two TCA Awards and four Critics' Choice Television Awards for Fresh Off the Boat.

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Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Lanscilo Williams
First Name Pharrell
Born on April 5, 1973 (age 51)
Height 174 cm | 5'9

Pharrell Lanscilo Williams is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer and entrepreneur. With close friend Chad Hugo, he formed the hip hop and R&B production duo The Neptunes in the early 1990s, with whom he has produced songs for various recording artists. In 1999 he became lead vocalist of the band N.E.R.D., which he formed with Hugo and Shay Haley.

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