Detroit Celebrity Overview

Detroit is a culturally rich city with many famous people hailing from it. From the entire music label of Motown, to many actors, actresses, musicians, and famous artists; many successful celebrities claim the Detroit area as their home. Here is a list of Detroit area celebrities and their occupation.

Name/Birthplace Profession
Aaliyah/Born NY, raised in Detroit R&B, pop, hip hop singer from 1991-2001.
Selma Blair/Southfield, MI Actress 1990-present. Roles include ‘Legally Blonde’ ‘Cruel Intentions’ and ‘Hellboy I and II’.
Christie Brinkley/Monroe, MI Model
Jerry Bruckheimer/Detroit Producer 1972-present. Works include ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, ‘Deja vu’, ‘National Treasure’, and ‘Pearl Harbor’.
Bruce Campbell/Royal Oak, MI B Movie actor with a huge cult following. Works include ‘Evil Dead’, ‘Evil Dead II’, ‘Army of Darkness’, and cameos in the ‘Spider Man’ films.
Francis Ford Coppola/Detroit Award winning film director, producer, and screenwriter. Works include ‘The Godfather’ series, ‘Apocalypse Now’, and ‘The Rainmaker’
David Alan Grier/Detroit Comedian 1980-present. Works include ‘In Living Color’, ‘Chocolate News’, and ‘The Original Kings of Comedy’.
Tim Meadows/Highland Park, MI Actor and comedian best known for his role on Saturday Night Live.
Sam Rami/Royal Oak, MI Director, actor, producer, and writer. Works include ‘Evil Dead’, ‘Evil Dead II’, ‘Army of Darkness’, and the ‘Spider Man’ series.
Tom Selleck/Detroit Actor/film producer, and writer 1969-present. Works include ‘Magnum P.I., ‘Quigley Down Under’, ‘Boston Legal’, and ‘Friends’.
Tom Sizemore/Detroit Actor 1989-present best known for war films including ‘Saving Private Ryan’, ‘Black Hawk Down’, and ‘Pearl Harbor’.
Obie Trice/Detroit Hip hop musician 2000-present.
Billy West/Detroit Voice actor.
Alice Cooper/Detroit Rock, heavy metal singer and guitarist. Also hosts a Detroit Radio show.
Eminem/St. Joseph Missouri raised in Warren, MI Rapper 1992-present winner of many Grammy awards, MTV’s #9 greatest MC of all time, #13 on MTV’s Greatest Voices in Music, and Vibe Magazine’s “Best Rapper Alive”.
Iggy Pop/Muskegon, MI Musician (vocals, guitar, keyboards, drums) best known for his solo work and with the band The Stooges. Icon of punk rock music.
The Von Bondies/Detroit Alternative, garage rock, indie rock band from 2000-present.
Electric Six/Detroit Alternative dance rock outfit 1996-present.
The Detroit Cobras/Detroit Garage rock band from 1995-present.
Black Dahlia Murder/Waterford, MI Metal group 2000-present.
The four Tops/Detroit Famous R&B/pop/soul band from the legendary Motown label. 1954-present.
Marvin Gaye/Washington D.C. singed to Motown Records Soul, R&B singer 1958-1984 singed to the Detroit based Motown Label.
Kid Rock/Romeo, MI Hip hip/alternative/metal/country rock artist 1990-present.
Madonna/Bay City, MI Pop artist 1979-present.
The Miracles/Detroit R&B/soul outfit 1955-1983, 1993-present. Signed to the Motown label and featured Smokey Robinson.
Ted Nugent/Detroit Rock guitarist, songwriter, entrepreneur, and hunter 1958-present.
Diana Ross/Detroit R&B, soul, pop, disco, jazz singer on the Motown label 1959-1970 (Supremes) 1970-present (solo).
Sufjan Stevens Indie folk, alternative musician 1999-present.
The Temptations/Detroit R&B, soul, funk, rock group signed to the Motown label. 1960-present.
The White Stripes/Detroit Garage rock, hard rock band from 1997-present.
Stevie Wonder/Saginaw, MI Legendary soul, R&B, funk singer and multi-instrumentalist signed to the Motown label. 1961-present.
The MC5/Detroit Hard Rock, pre-punk, garage rock outfit 1964-1972, 2003-present.

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