List of Austinites

Notable current and former Austin, Texas residents include:

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  • Wes Anderson — film director
  • Clifford Antone — music impresario (deceased)
  • Federico Archuleta — artist
  • Lance Armstrong — cyclist
  • Stone Cold Steve Austin — professional wrestler
  • Marcia Ball — musician
  • Eugene C. Barker — historian
  • Lou Ann Barton — musician
  • Rich Beem - golfer
  • Leila Bela — musician
  • Ray Benson - musician
  • Angela Bettis — actress
  • Louis Black — journalist
  • Bill Blythe - realtor
  • Maya Bond — singer-songwriter
  • Silona Bonewald — political activist
  • Terry Bozzio — musician
  • Drew Brees — NFL quarterback
  • Berkeley Breathed — cartoonist
  • Mehcad Brooks — actor
  • J. E. "Buster" Brown - lobbyist and former state senator
  • Mack Brown — UT Football Coach
  • Sandra Bullock — actress
  • Burnie Burns — director and writer
  • Mark Calaway — professional wrestler
  • Kent Caperton - lawyer, lobbyist, former state senator
  • Liz Carpenter — Lady Bird Johnson's press secretary, author and humorist (deceased)
  • Michael Ray Charles — artist
  • Ciara — singer
  • Leslie Cochran - Austin icon (deceased)
  • J.M. Coetzee — Nobel Prize-winning novelist
  • Dabney Coleman - actor
  • Shawn Colvin — musician
  • Christi Craddick - lawyer/businesswoman, member of the Texas Railroad Commission
  • Ben Crenshaw — golfer
  • Jarrett Crippen — aka The Defuser, actor
  • Ian Crocker — Olympic swimmer
  • Walter Cronkite — journalist and TV anchor
  • Alfred Crosby — historian, author
  • John Paul DeJoria - businessman
  • Michael Dell — businessman
  • Bradley Denton — author
  • J. Frank Dobie — author
  • Floyd Domino — musician
  • Joe Ely — musician
  • Roky Erickson — musician
  • Alejandro Escovedo — musician
  • John Henry Faulk — radio personality (deceased)
  • Farrah Fawcett — actress (deceased)
  • Charlie Fern — White House speechwriter, journalist
  • Tom Ford — fashion designer
  • Jim Franklin — artist
  • Joe B. Frantz - historian
  • Kinky Friedman — musician, writer
  • Buddy Garcia - interim Texas Railroad Commissioner
  • Richard Garriott — video game developer
  • David Garza — musician
  • Eliza Gilkyson — musician
  • Jimmie Dale Gilmore — musician
  • Alberto Gonzales — U.S. Attorney General
  • Kellye Gray — jazz vocalist
  • Brea Grant — Actress
  • Jehmu Greene — political activist
  • Patty Griffin — musician
  • Nanci Griffith — musician
  • Kent Grusendorf - businessman
  • Marc Gunn — musician, podcaster
  • Sarah Hagan — actress
  • Brendan Hansen — Olympic swimmer
  • O.H. "Ike" Harris — attorney, lobbyist, former state senator
  • Ethan Hawke — actor
  • Gibby Haynes — musician
  • Amber Heard — actress
  • Sherman Hemsley -- actor (deceased)
  • Mark Henry — professional wrestler
  • O. Henry — author (deceased)
  • Don Hertzfeldt - filmmaker
  • Sara Hickman — musician
  • Bill Hicks — comedian
  • Jim Hightower — journalist, politician
  • Tish Hinojosa — musician
  • Tobe Hooper — film director
  • Karen Hughes — former Undersecretary of State, White House Counsel
  • James Hynes — author
  • Molly Ivins — author, journalist (deceased)
  • Jaxon — comic book artist, historian
  • Robert Jensen — journalism professor, author, political activist
  • Dakota Johnson — actress
  • Eric Johnson — guitarist
  • Lyndon B. Johnson — U.S. President (deceased)
  • Lady Bird Johnson — First Lady (deceased)
  • Daniel Johnston — musician
  • Alex Jones — radio host
  • Chantal Jones — model
  • Angus T. Jones — actor
  • Janis Joplin — musician (deceased)
  • Barbara Jordan — U.S. Congressman, professor (deceased)
  • Mike Judge — cartoonist, filmmaker
  • Guy Juke — artist
  • Terry Keel — politician
  • Douglas Kellner — philosopher, author
  • Tom Kite — Golfer
  • Harry Knowles — film critic
  • Kim Krizan — screenwriter, actress
  • L. B. Kubiak - former state representative, veterinarian
  • Russell Lee — photographer (Deceased)
  • Ryan Lee - Actor
  • Richard Linklater — film director
  • Jim Lokay -- news anchor emeritus
  • Paul London — professional wrestler
  • John Mackey — businessman
  • Rahul Mahajan — author, political activist, physicist
  • Natalie Maines - singer
  • Terrence Malick — film director
  • Julian Mandrake — musician
  • Terry McBride — musician
  • Tim McCanlies — film director
  • Matthew McConaughey — actor
  • Captain Bill McDonald -- Texas Ranger
  • Bob McFarland - lobbyist and former legislator
  • Benjamin McKenzie — actor
  • James McMurtry — musician
  • Walter Mengden - politician
  • Ed Miller — musician, folklorist
  • Monte Montgomery — guitarist
  • Elizabeth Moon — author
  • Abra Moore — musician
  • Madalyn Murray O'Hair — atheist activist (Deceased)
  • Nelly — rap artist
  • Willie Nelson — musician
  • Elisabet Ney — artist
  • Matt Noveskey — musician
  • Michael O'Brien — photographer
  • Chad Oliver — author
  • Ephraim Owens - musician
  • Aaron Peirsol — athlete
  • Turk Pipkin - activist, author, actor
  • Gary Primich - Blues musician (harmonica) (Deceased)
  • Dan Rather — journalist, TV anchor
  • Bob Ray — filmmaker
  • Luke Redfield — musician, activist
  • Spencer Redford — actor
  • Governor Ann Richards — politician, teacher (Deceased)
  • Rich Riley, Executive Vice President of Yahoo!
  • Andy Roddick — tennis player
  • Robert Rodriguez — film director
  • Joe Rollins — attorney
  • Karl Rove — political advisor
  • Darrell Royal — former UT football coach (Deceased)
  • Virgil Runnels (Goldust) — professional wrestler
  • Louis Sachar — children's author
  • Jay O. Sanders — actor
  • Ben Sargent — editorial cartoonist
  • Linda Schele — Mayanist, art historian
  • Denise Schmandt-Besserat — archaeologist
  • Kendra Scott - Jeweler
  • Al Sharpton -- minister, activist
  • Gilbert Shelton — comic book artist
  • Andrew Sega — musician, game designer
  • John Wesley Snyder — pioneer rancher and businessman
  • Warren Spector — game designer
  • Tommy Shane Steiner — musician
  • Bruce Sterling — author
  • Carole Strayhorn — politician
  • David Stuart — Mayanist, epigrapher
  • Karen T. Taylor — forensic and portrait artist
  • Ernest O. Thompson — politician, businessman
  • Chris Tomlin — musician
  • W. D. Twichell - surveyor and civil engineer
  • Charles Umlauf — artist
  • Kathy Valentine — musician, songwriter
  • Townes Van Zandt — musician
  • Jimmie Vaughan — musician
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan — musician (Deceased)
  • Howard Waldrop — author
  • Eli Wallach — actor
  • Don Webb — author
  • Walter Prescott Webb — author (Deceased)
  • Garrett Weber-Gale — Olympic swimmer
  • Steve Weinberg — physicist, Nobel laureate
  • Spencer Wells — geneticist, anthropologist
  • Willie Wells — athlete
  • Charles S. West — jurist, politician
  • Mack White — comic book artist
  • Wiley Wiggins — actor
  • Barry Williamson - lawyer and former member of the Texas Railroad Commission
  • Tedford Williamson — businessman, politician
  • Kelly Willis — musician
  • Owen Wilson — actor
  • Phil Wilson — Texas Secretary of State
  • Renée Zellweger — actress

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