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25 Celebrities Who Are Taller Than You Expected: Their Massive Heights

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When it comes to our favorite celebrities, whether they’re singers, actors, or sports stars, it’s already been made clear that, because of their talent, they are nowhere near average. When it comes to these 25 celebrities we’re about to talk about, they’re not even average when it comes to height, but instead, they go above and beyond, literally.

Scientists have determined that, for men, the average height is 5 feet, 9 inches tall, while women, on average, stand approximately 5 feet, 7 inches tall. These celebrities completely shatter those statistics, towering over all those numbers and the rest of us while they’re at it.

Here are 25 celebrities who are taller than you expected.

1. Snoop Dogg

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We have Snoop Doggy Dogg himself, kicking off our list of celebrities who are taller than you expected. The rapper and actor, known for hits like “What’s My Name?” “Gin and Juice” and “Snoop’s Upside Ya Head” stands extraordinarily tall at 6 feet, 4 inches, making his presence all the more daunting as he towers over us.

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2. Bo Burnham

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Bo Burnham has proven himself to be a multi-talented comedian, musician, actor, and filmmaker, bringing about flawless combinations of filmmaking with music, sketch, and stand-up while bringing us a dramatic and even tragic twist.

Burnham certainly knows how to leave an impression in his work, and he leaves quite an impression in person, too, as he stands at 6 feet, 6-and-a-half inches tall.

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3. Shaquille O’Neil

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Be prepared. You may strain your neck if you look up at this next entry on our list of celebrities who are taller than you expected. While it’s widely known that some of the tallest celebrities are often our favorite basketball players, Shaquille O’Neil brings that statistic to a whole other level. The former National Basketball Association center, known for playing with such teams as the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat, stands at 7 feet, 1 inch tall, making him the tallest of the tall celebrities on our list.

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4. Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift is known for many things, whether it’s her relationship songs, her recent billionaire status, being the most streamed female artist on Spotify and Apple Music, or even more recently, being named Time’s People of the Year. She’s also known for having an extremely big heart, particularly for her fans. She’s got a nice big, tall frame to go along with it. The “All Too Well” singer stands at 5 feet, 11 inches tall. That’s a nice balance to her new National Football League tight-end boyfriend, Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs, who stands at 6 feet, 5 inches tall.

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5. Ben Affleck

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Ben Affleck is certainly the whole package of the tall celebrities in Hollywood. With his dark locks and hazel eyes, he’s undoubtedly dark and handsome. And, considering he stands at 6 feet, 2 inches tall, the Good Will Hunting star truly completes the old “tall, dark, and handsome” cliché.

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6. Aisha Tyler

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It seems to be extremely rare for a woman to show up on a list of the tallest celebrities, and even then, as proven thus far, they still come in under six feet tall. Aisha Tyler, best known for her roles in Ghost Whisperer, Criminal Minds, and the latter two films of The Santa Clause trilogy, breaks that trend. She stands at exactly six feet tall.

7. Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively

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There may be 11 years between Hollywood’s most admired couple, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, but it’s clear they are well-matched. They’re even well-matched in height. While the 47-year-old Deadpool actor stands at 6 feet, 2 inches tall, add some heels to the 36-year-old Age of Adaline actress, and you’ll never even notice that there is any height difference at all, although she still stands taller than average at 5 feet, 10 inches tall.

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8. Adele

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Adele easily has one of the greatest voices of our generation, with classic songs like “Rolling in the Deep,” “Someone Like You,” “Set Fire to the Rain,” and even the Academy Award-winning James Bond Theme Song “Skyfall.” Let’s hope that there never is a “Skyfall” for Adele because that’d be a long way to go. Adele stands at 5 feet, 9 inches tall.

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9. Brooke Shields

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Considering Brooke Shields started off as a child model before she started acting, it seems she was destined to show up on our list of celebrities who are taller than you expected. Even so, if we’re to go off of supermodel Tyra Banks’ expert explanation that models are usually 5 feet, 9 inches to 5 feet, 11 inches tall, then The Blue Lagoon actress would still be considered to be too tall. Shields is another one of the tallest celebrity females who shatters the statistics, standing at 6 feet tall exactly.

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10. John Corbett

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Actor and country music singer John Corbett, best known for his roles in the My Big Fat Greek Wedding franchise and for his debut studio album John Corbett (2006), which reached 45 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, is up next when it comes to the tallest celebrities in the world. He certainly doesn’t need to worry about ever donning some heeled cowboy boots. He already has a shadow that will guard the rest of us from the sun as he stands at 6 feet, 5 inches tall.

11. Uma Thurman

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As a former model, it’s not surprising to learn that Pulp Fiction actress Uma Thurman ranks on our list of the tallest celebrities. While she’s not among the tallest of the females to appear on our list, she’s still towering over quite a few that will soon come up. Thurman is approximately 5 feet, 11 inches tall.  

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12. Armie Hammer

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Armie Hammer has been a regular in the film industry ever since 2010, when he gained recognition for his flawless performance as twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss in The Social Network. Ever since, he’s taken on Clyde Tolson in J. EdgarThe Lone Ranger, and even Illya Kuryakin in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. This newest handsome face has the tall thing down, too, standing at approximately 6 feet, 5 inches tall.

13. Mandy Moore

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Your eyes were not fooling you when watching the early years of the hit show This Is Us, which made it appear as though Rebecca, aka Mandy Moore, was slightly taller than Jack, aka Milo Ventimiglia. The fact is that Moore is indeed one of the celebrities who are taller than you expected, standing at 5 feet, 10 inches tall, as compared to Ventimiglia’s average height for men, standing at 5 feet, 9 inches tall.

14. Liam Hemsworth

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It’s no wonder that, when they were together, Liam Hemsworth always seemed to tower over Miley Cyrus’ small 5-foot, 5-inch frame. The fact is that The Hunger Games star is 6 feet, 3 inches tall, bringing him neck and neck, literally, with his older brother, Thor star, Chris Hemsworth. By the way, the younger Hemsworth brothers also tower over the eldest Hemsworth, Luke, who is only 5 feet, 9 inches tall.

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15. Gwendoline Christie

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Gwendoline Christie officially takes the cake when it comes to the tall celebrities who are female, even towering over a number of the males on our list. The blonde beauty, who is best known for portraying Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones and First Order stormtrooper in some of the most recent Star Wars films, is 6 feet, 3 inches tall.

16. Brad Garrett

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Yep, Brad Garrett really did tower over the entire cast of the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. And it wasn’t because the rest of them were overly short. It was just that he is the tallest of tall celebrities, standing high at 6 feet, 8 inches tall.

17. Geena Davis

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Geena Davis has charmed over the years, making her debut in Tootsie and following it up with such notable roles as Thelma & LouiseThe Long Kiss Goodnight, and later, the family favorite, Stuart Little. She has every reason to stand tall and proud, which is good because she comes in at exactly 6 feet tall.

18. Khloe Kardashian

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Over the years, Khloe Kardashian has gotten a lot of flak for seeming to be the black sheep of the Kardashian-Jenner clan. From not looking as much like the rest of the family to having more issues with her fluctuating weight, everything seems to work against her. One other trait that makes her stand out is that she is much taller than the rest of them, especially her sisters, Kourtney and Kim. She stands at 5 feet, 10 inches tall.

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19. Chevy Chase

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Chevy Chase is best known for being the breakout cast member on Saturday Night Live when it first premiered in 1975. Ever since, he has definitely garnered attention, taking on roles in Foul PlayCaddyshackand National Lampoon’s Vacation films. He makes an impression just as much in person as he does on the screen, too, as he stands tall at 6 feet, 4 inches tall.

20. Charlize Theron

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Charlize Theron is another blond-haired beauty in the world of Hollywood that we can never get enough of seeing, whether it’s when watching Snow White and the HuntsmanThe Fate of Furious and Fast X, or Bombshell. Speaking of a bombshell, her classic looks are only enhanced by the fact that she’s standing at a height of 5 feet, 10 inches tall.  

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21. Chris Evans

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Chris Evans isn’t just handsome; he is rustically handsome thanks to his piercing blue eyes and perfectly trimmed beard. If that weren’t enough to make the girls swoon over the Fantastic Four star, his perfect six-foot height sure puts the cherry on top of an already perfect cake.

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22. Nicole Kidman

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We’re not sure what it is with the blonde actresses, but there seems to be a pattern amongst them as Nicole Kidman graces our list of celebrities who are taller than expected. While her high heels already make her seem to tower over her co-stars and even her husband, country star Keith Urban, she certainly doesn’t need them. When she’s barefoot, the Golden Compass actress is already standing at 5 feet, 11 inches tall.

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23. Clint Eastwood

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Throughout the 1960s, Clint Eastwood dominated when it came to Western television and films; then, in the 1970s and 1980s, he charmed as Dirty Harry himself. If his good looks weren’t enough, his height put things over the top back then as he stood at 6 feet, 4 inches tall, the perfect cowboy. Luckily for us ladies of the current generation, his son Scott Eastwood is taking over his father’s legacy well, although he is slightly shorter than his famous father, standing at only 5 feet, 11 inches tall.

24. Denzel Washington

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While we’ve mentioned a few tall, dark, and handsome men on our list of celebrities who are taller than you expected, Denzel Washington really puts the emphasis on all three. The multi-award-winning actor, best known for his leading roles in Remember the Titans, American Gangster, and The Iceman Cometh, stands tall at 6 feet, 1 inch tall.

25. Sean Connery

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Rounding out our list of celebrities who are taller than you expected is the OG James Bond himself, Sean Connery. Connery set the standard for portraying Ian Fleming’s 007, having started in seven of the franchise’s films. Of all the men to portray James Bond over the years, Connery was indeed the tallest, standing at 6 feet, 2 inches tall. He was followed by Timothy Dalton (6 feet, 1.5 inches tall), Roger Moore (6 feet, 1 inch tall), Pierce Brosnan (6 feet, 1 inch tall), and Daniel Craig (5 feet, 10 inches tall).

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Written by Katie Peterson

Katie Peterson received her bachelor's degree in English from the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth in 2015. She has worked in journalism since 2015, beginning as production assistant and eventual head staff writer of the Fort Leavenworth Lamp newspaper in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Currently, she is a multimedia journalist with the Diocese of Nashville's Office of Media and Evangelization where she writes, does photography, and edits for several types of content, including the Tennessee Register, Catholic Awakenings, and NashvilleCatholic.org. She has also worked as a freelance journalist with the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas's newspaper, The Leaven, since 2016.
In her spare time, Peterson enjoys reading, spending time with her pup, Sadie Lynn, singing and songwriting.

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