Illinois has always been famous for being one of the most progressive states in the whole of America. Known for its abundance in natural resources, agriculture and small scale industries, Illinois has been a favorite among American citizens and immigrants alike. Many eminent personalities, who are popular globally, are born in the state of Illinois. Former American presidents Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama are natives of Illinois. Several chapters have been written in history books about the glorious life of Abraham Lincoln. His journey from a humble environment to the White House has not just inspired millions of people around the world, but also has been the subject of a biopic. Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, has been praised for being a great orator and initiatives such as ‘ObamaCare’. Acclaimed rapper and singer Kanye West as well as singer R. Kelly, are a few other famous people who belong to this American state. Several chapters have been written about the legendary Abraham Lincoln’s life. Here are other famous celebrities who hail from the state of Illinois.
betty whiteBetty White
(Actress, Writer, Comedienne)

17 January 1922

American

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
(American stand-up comedian)

21 July 1951

American

Ted KaczynskiTed Kaczynski
(Terrorist, Anarchist)

22 May 1942

American

Ronald ReaganRonald Reagan
(40th President of the United States)

06 February 1911

American

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
(Writer)

21 July 1899

American

Quincy JonesQuincy Jones
(Musician, Conductor, Producer, Arranger, Composer, Film Composer)

14 March 1933

American

Walt DisneyWalt Disney

05 December 1901

American

Michael Clarke DuncanMichael Clarke Duncan
(Actor)

10 December 1957

American

Melissa McCarthyMelissa McCarthy
(Actress)

26 August 1970

American

Megyn KellyMegyn Kelly
(Journalist)

18 November 1970

American

Harrison FordHarrison Ford
(American actor)

13 July 1942

American

Nick OffermanNick Offerman
(Actor, Comedian)

26 June 1970

American

Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton
(Former First Lady, Political Leader)

26 October 1947

American

John Wayne GacyJohn Wayne Gacy
(Serial Killer)

17 March 1942

American

Jennifer HudsonJennifer Hudson
(Actress, Singer)

12 September 1981

American

Denise RichardsDenise Richards
(Actress)

17 February 1971

American

Jenny McCarthyJenny McCarthy
(Actress)

01 November 1972

American

Bill MurrayBill Murray
(American actor)

21 September 1950

American

Dwyane WadeDwyane Wade
(NBA Basketball Star)

17 January 1982

American

Wyatt EarpWyatt Earp

19 March 1848

American

Daryl HannahDaryl Hannah
(Actress)

03 December 1960

American

John MulaneyJohn Mulaney
(Comedian)

26 August 1982

American

John BelushiJohn Belushi
(Comedian, Actor, Musician)

24 January 1949

American

Gina RodriguezGina Rodriguez
(Actress)

30 July 1984

American

Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner
(Founder of Playboy Magazine)

09 April 1926

American

Michelle ObamaMichelle Obama
(First Lady of the United States)

17 January 1964

American

Bob OdenkirkBob Odenkirk
(Actor)

22 October 1962

American

Richard PryorRichard Pryor
(Comedian)

01 December 1940

American

Ray KrocRay Kroc
(Founder of the McDonald’s Corporation)

05 October 1902

American

Chloe BennetChloe Bennet
(Actress, Singer)

11 April 1992

American

John CusackJohn Cusack

28 June 1966

American

CM PunkCM Punk
(Professional Wrestler)

26 October 1978

American

Maria ShriverMaria Shriver
(Journalist)

06 November 1955

American

Eddie VedderEddie Vedder
(Musician)

23 December 1964

American

Frances McDormandFrances McDormand
(Actress)

23 January 1957

American

Chance the RapperChance the Rapper
(Hip-hop artist)

16 April 1993

American

Bernie MacBernie Mac
(Actor, Comedian)

05 October 1957

American

Derrick RoseDerrick Rose
(Basketball Player)

04 October 1988

American

Bob NewhartBob Newhart
(American stand-up comedian)

05 September 1929

American

Jennifer MorrisonJennifer Morrison
(Actress)

12 April 1979

American

John MalkovichJohn Malkovich
(Actor)

09 December 1953

American

Rock HudsonRock Hudson
(Actor)

17 November 1925

American

Mandy PatinkinMandy Patinkin
(Actor)

30 November 1952

American

Patricia ArquettePatricia Arquette
(Actress)

08 April 1968

American

Pat SajakPat Sajak
(Television Personality)

26 October 1946

American

Grace SlickGrace Slick

30 October 1939

American

Raquel WelchRaquel Welch
(Actress)

05 September 1940

American

Cindy CrawfordCindy Crawford

20 February 1966

American

LudacrisLudacris

11 September 1977

American

Chief KeefChief Keef
(Rapper, Singer, Record Producer, Composer)

15 August 1995

American

Miles DavisMiles Davis
(Jazz Trumpeter)

26 May 1926

American

Mr. TMr. T
(Actor)

21 May 1952

American

Sam ShepardSam Shepard
(Actor)

05 November 1943

American

Billy CorganBilly Corgan
(Musician)

17 March 1967

American

Jake JohnsonJake Johnson
(Actor)

28 May 1978

American

Philip K. DickPhilip K. Dick
(Novelist)

16 December 1928

American

Charlton HestonCharlton Heston
(Actor)

04 October 1923

American

Gary ColemanGary Coleman
(Actor)

08 February 1968

American

Laurie MetcalfLaurie Metcalf
(Actress)

16 June 1955

American

Billy ZaneBilly Zane
(Actor)

24 February 1966

American

Wild Bill HickokWild Bill Hickok
(Gunfighter)

27 May 1837

American

Shonda RhimesShonda Rhimes
(Television Producer)

13 January 1970

American

Fredo SantanaFredo Santana
(Rapper)

04 July 1990

American

Jack RubyJack Ruby
(Nightclub Operator)

25 March 1911

American

Fred SavageFred Savage
(Actor, Director, Producer)

09 July 1976

American

Seth MeyersSeth Meyers
(American Comedian)

28 December 1973

American

Andre BraugherAndre Braugher
(Actor)

01 July 1962

American

Terrence HowardTerrence Howard
(Actor)

11 March 1969

American

Chaka KhanChaka Khan
(Singer)

23 March 1953

American

Ezekiel ElliottEzekiel Elliott
(American Football Player)

22 July 1995

American

Ethan CutkoskyEthan Cutkosky
(Actor)

19 August 1999

American

Patti SmithPatti Smith
(Singer)

30 December 1946

American

Anton LaVeyAnton LaVey
(Occultist)

11 April 1930

American

Jim BelushiJim Belushi
(Comedian)

15 June 1954

American

Aaron SwartzAaron Swartz
(Computer Programmer)

08 November 1986

American

Jennifer BealsJennifer Beals
(Actress)

19 December 1963

American

Danielle CampbellDanielle Campbell
(Actress)

30 January 1995

American

Nelsan EllisNelsan Ellis
(Actor)

30 November 1977

American

James Earl RayJames Earl Ray
(Assassin)

10 March 1928

American

Earl SweatshirtEarl Sweatshirt
(Rapper)

24 February 1994

American

Cecily StrongCecily Strong
(Actress)

08 February 1984

American