20 Famous People from Washington State
Washington, the 18th largest state of the United States of America is also its capital and has been the birthplace of many famed and celebrated individuals that you might not even guess. It boasts of scenic beauty and successful people all under one big umbrella. Technologically advanced and geographically well-connected, it is one of the busiest metropolitan states of the world.
Let us take a quick glance at the most famous people of Washington.
1. Ryan Stiles
He is a Canadian American actor, comedian, director and voice actor. He is best known for improvisational comedy and American and British versions of “Whose Line is it anyway?” He is also known for playing the role of Lewis Kiniski on the Drew Carey show besides his performances in Two and a Half Men and Drew Carey’s Improv-A-Ganza.
2. Bob Barker
Robert William “Bob” Barker is a former American game show host. Born in December 12, 1923 he is best known for hosting CBS’ “The Price is Right” from 1972 to 2007 and he made it the longest running daytime game show in the history of North American television. Besides, he has hosted Truth or Consequences from 1956 to 1974.
3. Anna Faris
She is an American actress and producer born on 29 November, 1976. She rose to fame with her role of Cindy Campbell in the Scary Movie and is married to Chris Pratt. She appeared in all three sequels of the movie as well as the fourth in 2006. She played recurring supporting roles in the popular F.R.I.E.N.D.S. sitcom and her performance in the House Bunny earned her an MTV Movie Award nomination for Best Comedic Performance.
4. Gary Larson
He is a celebrated American cartoonist born on August 14, 1950. He is the famous creator of The Far Side, a series of single-panel cartoons that was syndicated on an international basis to 1,900 newspapers for a whole range of fifteen years. He retired on January 1, 1995.
5. Craig T. Nelson
Craig Theodore Nelson was born on April 4, 1944 and is a celebrated American actor. He is best known for his performance as Hayden Fox on the TV Series, Coach, which won him an Emmy. He also performed in the Stir Crazy, Poltergeist; My Name is Earl and the Incredibles. He was also seen in the television series called Parenthood.
6. Kasey Kahne
He is an American professional stock car racing driver who was born on April 10, 1980. He is presently competing full time in the Monster Energy Nascar Cup series where he drives the number 5 Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports. He is also competing part-time in the Xfinity Series, where he drives the Chevrolet Camaro numbered 88 for JR Motorsports.
7. Chris Kattan
Christopher Lee Chris Kattan is an American actor and comedian. He is famous for his work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and his role as Bob on the first four seasons of the Middle. He also played Doug Butabiin A Night at the Roxbury. He was born on October 19, 1970 and he has been in the profession since 1973.
8. Richard Karn
He is an American actor and a game show host, who was born on February 17, 1956. He performed the co-starring role of Al Borland in the 1990’s sitcom known as Home Improvement. He hosted Family Freud during the 2000s. He is married to TudeRouche since 1985 and has a son Cooper.
9. Ken Jennings
Kenneth Wayne Ken Jennings III was born on May 23, 1974. He is popular as an American game show contestant who win over a total of $3 million and as an author. He claims the record of the longest winning streak on the United States syndicated game show called Jeopardy and in the history of game show contestant, he is the second highest earning contestant ever.
10. Rainn Wilson
He is an American actor born on 20 January, 1966. He is best known for his performance as egomaniac Dwight Schrute on the television comedy The Office. He also was a part of the Fox Drama Backstrom being cast for the role of the Lieutenant. He has been cast in movies like the Super, Juno, the Rocker, Sahara, Almost Famous and Monsters vs Aliens. He co-founded SoulPancake, the digital media company in 2008.
11. Ann Reinking
12. Cassidy Lehrman
13. Maira Walsh
14. Carol Channing
15. Josie Bisett
16. Tori Black
17. Beau Mirchoff
18. Carrie Brownstein
19. Emma Dumount
20. Annie McElwain
The list of people who have attained stardom and have Washington as their birthplace is countless. We’ve tried to bring forth some of the best names, in course of popularity and public appraisal, to you so that you can see it for yourself and get to know famous people from Washington State.