Kent, WA

3 Famous People Who Lived In Kent, Washington

Matt Lillywhite
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Kent is one of the nicest places to live in the state of Washington. And you don't need to be a genius to recognize that. After all, there's so many incredible places nearby that you can visit.

In my opinion, it's one of the most awesome places in the country. And clearly, I'm not the only one who thinks that. Here's a list of several famous people who have called Kent home:

Rebecca Corry

Corry grew up in Kent, Washington, and moved to Chicago when she was 19 years old. She was a finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing's fourth season in 2006. In 2009, she debuted a half-hour Comedy Central Presents special. Corry founded the Stand Up For Pits Foundation to combat pit bull bullying and bigotry. In an attempt to end breed-specific laws and dog fighting, she coordinated the One Million Pibble March On Washington in 2014, which drew an estimated 4,500 people.

Daphne Loves Derby

Daphne Loves Derby is an indie rock band from Kent, Washington, that formed in 2001. They have three studio albums, the most recent of which, Good Night, Witness Light, was released in 2007 and reached number 30 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart. Following the release of the record, the band was listed on Billboard's official website.

They gained a lot of their fame thanks to the website PureVolume, where they became the first band to reach a million plays. (They've received over 5,600,000 plays so far.) They topped PureVolume's Unsigned Artists page for a while, then in 2005, they signed with Outlook Music/Universal Records.

Jeff Dye

Dye starred on Girl Code and hosted two MTV shows, Numbnuts and Money From Strangers. He was a finalist on the sixth season of NBC's Last Comic Standing, coming third behind Marcus and champion Iliza Shlesinger, and then performing with the other top finalists in a 50-city tour.

Dye starred in his own half-hour comedy show, Comedy Central Presents Jeff Dye, in 2010 after performing at the TBS Comedy Festival in Chicago and Comedy Central's Live At Gotham. Dye was a regular cast member on ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition from 2011 to 2012.

Kent is an inspiring place that has produced countless amounts of famous people who have impacted the world in a meaningful way. Let's hope that in the future, Kent can continue its streak of greatness!

Who's your favorite person who lives in Kent? Let me know in the comments below.

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