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16 Famous Capricorn Celebrities That Live Up To Their Star Sign

They're known for being hardworking, practical, and persistent.


When I need answers about our place in the universe and how to find compatibility with partners and friends, I often look to my zodiac sign. Our birth charts can provide useful information about how we communicate, what we value, and how to build a life we truly love. Just take a look at the earth sign Capricorn, which is associated with ambition, resilience, and a hint of mischief. The Capricorn celebrities who share this sign, like Orlando Bloom, Jim Carrey, and Zayn Malik, show just how special the celestial Sea Goat truly is. Here’s a closer look at some famous Capricorn celebrities you’re sure to recognize.

1. Dolly Parton (January 19)

Dolly Parton in the 90s
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Dolly Parton is a country music superstar who is famous for songs like “9 to 5” and “Jolene.” Her Capricorn ambition shows not just in the remarkable musical career she has created for herself but also in the brand she has developed, which includes Dollywood Amusement Park in Tennessee, musicals, producing, and acting. She’s also a philanthropist, as if she wasn’t busy enough. Parton created the Dollywood Foundation, home to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The Imagination Library is an organization that sends free books to children across the country. Her philanthropy work also includes species preservation, support for hospitals and cancer centers, and fundraising after natural disasters. Outside of her artistic and charitable contributions to society, she’s known for her tall wigs and iconic style — but keeps her personal life and marriage separate from her public persona.  

2. Maggie Smith (December 28)

Maggie Smith at the 56th BFI London Film Festival: Quartet - photocall held at the Empire cinema, London
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Dame Maggie Smith is one of the most iconic and recognizable English actresses of all time. Her Capricorn ambition shows in the more than sixty films and seventy plays she has performed in over the course of her life. She is one of the few actors to receive a Triple Crown of Acting: an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, and a Tony Award. She is best known for her performances in the Harry Potter franchise as Professor McGonagall and her role in Downton Abbey.

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3. Michelle Obama (January 17)

First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama at ribbon cutting ceremony for Anna Wintour Costume Center Grand Opening at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City
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Another woman who never backs down from a challenge — like a true Capricorn — is former First Lady of the United States of America (and the first Black First Lady in history), Michelle Obama. Not only did she perform remarkably in her role during her husband Barack Obama’s presidential terms, but she stands out in her own right as an attorney with degrees from Princeton and Harvard. She is also the author of the best-selling memoir Becoming, released in 2018.

4. Kate Middleton (January 9)

September, 2019. The Duchess of Cambridge attends the ‘Back to Nature’ Festival at RHS Garden Wisley

Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton joined the British Royal Family when she married William, Prince of Wales, in 2011. In true Capricorn fashion, she has weathered the storm of the British media and critique. She has gone on to head and support dozens of charitable funds and organizations from her position of influence.

5. Julia Louis-Dreyfus (January 13)

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theatre L.A. Live
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Actress, comedian, and producer Julia Louis-Dreyfus is best known for her role in the sitcom Seinfeld and the political satire Veep. When you consider her tenacity and success, there’s no doubt about her being a Cap — she’s won more television acting awards than any other actress in history, including Primetime Emmy Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards. 

6. Denzel Washington (December 28)

Denzel Washington attends The Book of Eli premiere on January 11 2010 at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California
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Oscar-Winning actor Denzel Washington has been performing for over four decades. Capricorns are all about long-term plans, and Washington’s success more than speaks to those life-long goals. He’s won a Tony Award, Golden Globes, and Oscars and received plenty of lifetime accolades, including the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award and a Presidential Medal of Freedom.   

7. Ree Drummond (January 6)

Ree Drummond aka The Pioneer Woman
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Cooks, bakers, and homemakers are sure to be familiar with Ree Drummond, the mastermind behind the Pioneer Woman brand. A truly tenacious Capricorn, she has juggled many positions throughout her career, including blogger, author, photographer, and television personality. She has written cookbooks, children’s books, and an autobiography and even created a recognizable line of kitchen and homeware.

8. Steve Harvey (January 17)

Steve Harvey is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on May 13, 2013 in Los Angeles, California
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Steve Harvey is best known as the host of the game show Family Feud. But in true Capricorn fashion, Harvey has created a remarkable career for himself as a host, producer, actor, and comedian. He has won Emmy Awards, written books, and runs a non-profit organization for youth with his wife.

9. Faye Dunaway (January 14)

Faye Dunaway attends 'The Last Face' Premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival

Faye Dunaway has won several awards over the course of her impressive career, including an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, Golden Globes, and a BAFTA. She has acted in iconic films, including Mommie Dearest and A Streetcar Named Desire. However, Dunaway has been notable for having a temper on set, which has affected her career at times.

10. Gayle King (December 28)

Gayle King announces 2019 TONY Awards Nominations at New York Public Library for Performings Arts
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Like most Capricorns, Gayle King thinks big. She is a television personality, author, and broadcast journalist, as well as an editor for O, the Oprah Magazine, partly because of her best friendship with Oprah Winfrey. She has also played herself in various films and shows over the course of her career.

11. Sissy Spacek (December 25)

Sissy Spacek at the Academy Awards, 3/24/2002, LA, CA
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Star of the horror film Carrie (based on the Stephen King novel by the same name), Sissy Spacek is a Capricorn to be reckoned with. She has won an Academy Award, Golden Globe Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Grammy. She has been in dozens of films and television programs over the course of her remarkable career.

12. Lin-Manuel Miranda (January 16)

Lin-Manuel Miranda attends American Express interactive Main Street shop celebrating 10th annual small business Saturday at 632 Broadway
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Some of the hallmarks of the Capricorn star sign are ambition and a refusal to quit. Lin-Manual Miranda embraces those traits with his work as a singer-songwriter, actor, playwright, and filmmaker. He is most famous for Hamilton, the hip-hop historical musical based on the founding fathers’ lives. He’s also known for his musical In the Heights, about life in Washington Heights and its subsequent film adaptation, his work on the film Moana, and his out-of-the-box Broadway project, Freestyle Love Supreme. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Hamilton, and he’s just getting started.

13. Diane Keaton (January 5)

Actress DIANE KEATON at hand & footprint ceremony at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood
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Star of Annie Hall and The First Wives Club, Diane Keaton is a prolific actress and director who got her start on Broadway and has played a wide range of roles throughout her career. She has been awarded throughout the course of her career with an Academy Award, Golden Globes, and an AFI Life Achievement Award.

14. Ryan Seacrest (December 24)

Ryan Seacrest at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards held at the Forum

Ryan Seacrest is the Capricorn host with the most. He’s known for hosting American Idol and Live with Kelly and Ryan, he’s one of the New Year’s Eve show producers in New York City, and he helped create the smash hit Keeping Up With the Kardashians. He has received several Emmy Award nominations and wins and is also known for his work in business, fashion, and philanthropy. Of course, plenty of LA natives simply know him as the man behind Ryan’s Roses.

15. Regina King (January 15)

Regina King arrives to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Annual Grants Banquet on August 9, 2018

Regina King is all about range. She has appeared across genres in films from Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous to If Beale Street Could Talk, based on the James Baldwin novel. In addition to appearing in a wide number of television shows and films, she has also directed television episodes and music videos.

16. Betty White (January 17)

Betty White arrives at the "You Again" World Premiere at El Capitan Theater on September 22, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA
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The mischievousness of the Capricorn sign came out to play in Betty White, especially as she became a popular cultural icon later in her life. She worked in early television and radio, hosted her own show, The Betty White Show, and eventually appeared as Rose on the hit show The Golden Girls. White’s trademark humor made her an actress beloved by many, and she continued making film and television appearances up to the last few years of her life.

More Capricorn Celebs To Know

In addition to the stars listed above, there are a few more Capricorn celebrities that we have to include as honorable mentions, As you can see, there are quite a few Cap celebs with major influence in Hollywood and the music industry — and it’s no wonder, as this sign is known for its persistence and work ethic,

  • Actor and singer Jared Leto
  • Actor Liam Hemsworth
  • Actor Timothée Chalamet
  • NBA star Lebron James
  • R&B singer Mary J. Blige
  • Pop superstar Beyoncé Knowles
  • Actress Zooey Deschanel
  • Singer John Legend
  • Game of Thrones star Kit Harington
  • Actor Bradley Cooper
  • Actress Alison Brie
  • Actress Nina Dobrev

Capricorn: Practical and Persistent

Those born in Capricorn season are known for being hardworking, practical, and persistent. They’re driven by ambition and always have a plan for the future. It’s little wonder why so many actors who fall under this star sign have seen such great success across their careers, including awards and nominations. If you’re a celestial Sea Goat, I’m sure you, too, are familiar with a first-place prize or two!

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