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This is a list of notable people from the U.S. state of California. It includes people who were born/raised in, lived in, or spent portions of their lives in California, or for whom California is a significant part of their identity. This list is arranged in alphabetical order by surname.

0–9

A

Jessica Alba
Herb Alpert
Jennifer Aniston

B

Sara Bareilles
Drew Barrymore
Beck
Ashley Benson
Candice Bergen
Jack Black
Mel Blanc
David Bluthenthal
Barry Bonds
Tom Brady
Ryan Braun
Alison Brie
Josh Brolin

C

Cher
Julia Child
Sasha Cohen
Miranda Cosgrove
Kevin Costner
Kaley Cuoco
Jamie Lee Curtis
Doja Cat

D

Cameron Diaz
Leonardo DiCaprio
Joe DiMaggio
Snoop Dogg
James H. Doolittle
Dr. Dre
Robert Duvall
Alexa Demie

E

Clint Eastwood
Zac Efron
Billie Eilish

F

Will Ferrell
Sally Field
Jodie Foster
Robert Frost

G

Brad Garrett
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Donald Glover
Jeff Gordon
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Jake Gyllenhaal

H

Gene Hackman
Gigi Hadid
Tom Hanks
Kamala Harris
Tony Hawk
William Randolph Hearst
Jonah Hill
Paris Hilton
Dustin Hoffman

I

Gabriel Iglesias

J

Steve Jobs
Dwayne Johnson
Angelina Jolie
Kylie Jenner

K

Kim Kardashian
Khloé Kardashian
Diane Keaton
Billie Jean King
Rodney King
Lisa Kudrow

L

Bruce Lee
Janet Leigh
Adam Levine
Jack London
George Lucas

M

Jennette McCurdy
Katharine McPhee
Liza Minnelli
Ron Mix
Marilyn Monroe
Alex Morgan
Elisabeth Moss
Megan Mullally

N

Richard Nixon

O

Elizabeth Olsen
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

P

Gwyneth Paltrow
George S. Patton
Sean Penn

Q

R

Robert Redford
Sally Ride
Christina Ricci
Aaron Rodgers
Molly Ringwald
Olivia Rodrigo

S

O. J. Simpson
Brenda Song
Mark Spitz
John Steinbeck
Kristen Stewart
Saweetie

T

Shirley Temple
Pat Tillman
Danny Trejo
Michael Trevino
Tinashe

U

V

Julieta Venegas
Gwen Verdon

W

Paul Walker
Bill Walton
Earl Warren
Shaun White
Ted Williams
Natalie Wood
Tiger Woods

X

Y

"Weird Al" Yankovic

Z

Zendaya

Musical groups

Black Eyed Peas
Blink-182
The Doors
Grateful Dead
Guns N' Roses
Metallica
The Monkees
P.O.D.
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Van Halen
Weezer

California transplants

John C. Fremont
Ronald Reagan
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Steven Spielberg
Ace Young

See also

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