From Spice Girls, to renowned playwrights, to Premier League stars - the city has produced many talented people.
Here are 21 famous people that were born in Leeds
1. Nicola Adams
Nicola Adams, from Leeds, became the first female Olympic boxing champion at London 2012.The boxer retained her Olympic gold medal at Rio in 2016, turned professional in 2017 and retired as the WBO world flyweight champion in 2019.
2. Charlie Heaton
From Leeds to Hawkins, Indiana. Heaton plays Jonathan Byers son of Winona Ryder's character Joyce Byers in the Nextflix supernatural drama Stranger. He was born in Leeds in 1994 before moving to Bridlington. He is in relationship with his Stranger Things co-star, Natalia Dyer
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3. Michael Middleton
Michael Middleton, the father of the Princess Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, was born in 1949 in Moortown. His family often entertained members of the British royal family at their Leeds home. He went to boarding school in Bristol.
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4. James Milner
James Milner was born in Wortley and was educated at Horsforth School and Boston Spa Academy before making his debut for his beloved Leeds United in 2002. He now plays for Liverpool.
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