Top 15 Arizona Celebrities: Recognizable Faces from AZ (2024)

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Despite not having the largest population in the Western half of the country, Arizona’s star power makes up for its size.

Arizona is home to a stellar roster of celebrities such as music legend Stevie Nicks, Oscar winner Emma Stone, and sports stars like Phil Mickelson and Auston Matthews, solidifying its status as a major player in the world of fame.

At yengols.com, your top destination for Arizona sports betting news, we have chosen to spotlight famous celebrities from Arizona who have been making headlines in the past year. Through our research, we have identified these individuals as the most influential figures in the public eye.

We utilized a mix of AhRefs.com Keywords Explorer and Google Trends to evaluate the most popular Arizona celebrities of the past year. By collecting data from both platforms, we were able to calculate an average and compile a list of the top 15 individuals. For the purposes of our analysis, an Arizona celebrity was defined as someone who resided in Arizona for a minimum of 10 years during their formative years. Our criteria for celebrities included actors/actresses, singer/songwriters, TV personalities, comedians, athletes, dancers, and social media influencers.

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Top 15 Most Famous Arizonans in 2024

Celebrity Hometown City Search Volume Over Past Year
1. Hailey Bieber, Model / Internet PersonalityTucson2.0M
2. Emma Stone, ActressScottsdale1.3M
3. Stevie Nicks, Singer-SongwriterPhoenix683K
4. Brock Purdy, 49ers QBQueen Creek648K
5. Chester Bennington, Singer-SongwriterPhoenix572K
6. Joe Jonas, Singer-SongwriterCasa Grande333K
7. Kate Walsh, ActressTucson331K
8. Haley Lu Richardson, ActressPhoenix288K
9. Alice Cooper, Singer-SongwriterPhoenix282K
10. Phil Mickelson, GolferScottsdale259K
11. Ted Danson, ActorFlagstaff247K
12. David Spade, Actor & ComedianScottsdale243K
13. Auston Matthews, NHL PlayerScottsdale212K
14. Danielle Fishel, ActressMesa173K
15. Taryn Manning, ActressTucson138K

Hailey Bieber is currently the most well-known celebrity hailing from Arizona.

In 2023, Hailey Bieber, a model and internet personality hailing from Tucson, was the most searched Arizonan with 2.0 million searches. She is famous for her marriage to Canadian singer Justin Bieber, as well as her collaborations with fashion brands like Levi’s Strauss and her own skincare line, Rhode. Close behind her in search volume was actress Emma Stone, with 1.3 million searches.

Born in Scottsdale, actress Emma Stone has a search volume of 1.3M and is currently ranked at No. 2 this year. She has received multiple Academy Award nominations, including one for her role in “Poor Things” for which she is currently nominated. Stone has been nominated for an Oscar three times previously, winning in 2017 for her role in “La La Land.” In addition to her acclaimed work in “Superbad,” “Easy A,” “The Help,” and “Zombieland,” Stone is known for her versatile performances.

Stevie Nicks, a skilled singer/songwriter hailing from Phoenix, had a search volume of 683K in 2023. Although she was surpassed by Stone for the No. 2 spot among Arizona natives, the 75-year-old Nicks has been recognized with eight Grammy nominations and two American Music Awards for her contributions to Fleetwood Mac. In 1978, she took home the Album of the Year award for “Rumours”.

Nicks exceeded the search volume of Queen Creek’s Brock Purdy, the quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, in 2023 with 648K searches. Chester Bennington, the former singer of Linkin Park from Mesa, ranked fifth with 572K searches. Purdy, who was selected as the final pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, has thrived in Kyle Shanahan’s offense after taking over as the starting quarterback for the 49ers from Jimmy Garoppolo.

Other Famous Arizona Celebs

Adding to the list of famous Arizona natives, Joe Jonas from Casa Grande ranked at No. 6 with a search volume of 333K. Actresses Kate Walsh from Tucson and Haley Lu Richardson from Phoenix followed closely behind at No. 7 and No. 8, with search volumes of 331K and 288K.

The celebrities that remain on the list include Alice Cooper, a rock star from Phoenix in 9th place with 282K searches, Phil Mickelson, a golfer from Scottsdale in 10th place with 259K searches, Ted Danson, an actor born in Flagstaff in 11th place with 247K searches, David Spade, a comedian from Scottsdale in 12th place with 243K searches, NHL star Auston Matthews in 13th place with 212K searches, and actresses Danielle Fishel from Mesa in 14th place with 173K searches and Taryn Manning from Tucson in 15th place with 138K searches.

The traditional “Five C’s” of Arizona, which include copper, cattle, cotton, citrus, and climate, may soon be joined by a sixth C due to the state’s abundance of celebrities born there. yengols.com, a popular Arizona sportsbook promo site, is planning to expand its content to include more lifestyle pieces like this in the near future.

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Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher has been reporting on sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years. He has contributed to several publications, such as ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News, before taking on the role of lead writer at yengols.com.

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