Hillary Clinton, Ronald Reagan, CM Punk, Harrison Ford & Walt Disney are some of the celebrities who hail from Illinois.

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.
Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton
(Former First Lady, Political Leader)

26 October 1947

Chicago

American

Scorpio

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

06 February 1911

05 June 2004

Tampico

American

Aquarius

CM PunkCM Punk
(Professional Wrestler)

26 October 1978

Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Scorpio

Harrison FordHarrison Ford
(American actor)

13 July 1942

Chicago, Illinois, U.S

American

Cancer

Walt DisneyWalt Disney

05 December 1901

15 December 1966

Chicago

American

Sagittarius

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
(American stand-up comedian)

21 July 1951

11 August 2014

Chicago

American

Cancer

Michael Clarke DuncanMichael Clarke Duncan
(Actor)

10 December 1957

03 September 2012

Los Angeles, California, United States

American

Sagittarius

Richard PryorRichard Pryor
(Comedian)

01 December 1940

10 December 2005

Peoria, Illinois, United States

American

Sagittarius

Fred SavageFred Savage
(Actor, Director, Producer)

09 July 1976

Highland Park, Illinois, United States

American

Cancer

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
(Writer)

21 July 1899

02 July 1961

Oak Park

American

Cancer

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

15 August 1995

Chicago, Illinois, USA

American

Leo

LudacrisLudacris

11 September 1977

Champaign, Illinois, U.S.

American

Virgo

Bernie MacBernie Mac
(Actor, Comedian)

05 October 1957

09 August 2008

Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Libra

Ben SavageBen Savage
(Actor)

13 September 1980

Chicago, Illinois, USA

American

Virgo

Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner
(Founder of Playboy Magazine)

09 April 1926

27 September 2017

Chicago

American

Aries

Bill MurrayBill Murray
(American actor)

21 September 1950

Wilmette, Illinois, U.S.

American

Virgo

Maria ShriverMaria Shriver
(Journalist)

06 November 1955

Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Scorpio

Mandy PatinkinMandy Patinkin
(Actor)

30 November 1952

Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Sagittarius

Kel MitchellKel Mitchell
(Actor)

25 August 1978

Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Virgo

John Wayne GacyJohn Wayne Gacy
(Serial Killer)

17 March 1942

10 May 1994

Chicago

American

Pisces

Bobby FischerBobby Fischer

09 March 1943

17 January 2008

Chicago

Icelander,American

Pisces

Chloe BennetChloe Bennet
(Actress, Singer)

11 April 1992

Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Aries

Mr. TMr. T
(Actor)

21 May 1952

Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Taurus

Jennifer BealsJennifer Beals
(Actress)

19 December 1963

South Side, Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Sagittarius

Sarah Wayne CalliesSarah Wayne Callies
(Actress)

01 June 1977

La Grange, Illinois, USA

American

Gemini

betty whiteBetty White
(Actress, Writer, Comedienne)

17 January 1922

Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.

American

Capricorn

AnnMaria De MarsAnnMaria De Mars
(Judoka, Technology Executive)

15 August 1958

Scott Air Force Base, USA

American

Leo

Dwyane WadeDwyane Wade
(NBA Basketball Star)

17 January 1982

Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Capricorn

Frances McDormandFrances McDormand
(Actress)

23 January 1957

Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Aquarius

Daryl HannahDaryl Hannah
(Actress)

03 December 1960

Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Sagittarius

Raquel WelchRaquel Welch
(Actress)

05 September 1940

Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Virgo

Derrick RoseDerrick Rose
(Basketball Player)

04 October 1988

Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Libra

Billy ZaneBilly Zane
(Actor)

24 February 1966

Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Pisces

Bob OdenkirkBob Odenkirk
(Actor)

22 October 1962

Berwyn, Illinois, United States

American

Libra

Gary ColemanGary Coleman
(Actor)

08 February 1968

20 May 2010

Provo, Utah, United States

American

Aquarius

Michelle ObamaMichelle Obama
(First Lady of the United States)

17 January 1964

Chicago

American

Capricorn

Jim BelushiJim Belushi
(Comedian)

15 June 1954

Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Gemini

Jane Lynch (Jane Marie Lynch) Jane Lynch
(Actress)

14 July 1960

Evergreen Park, Illinois, U.S.

American

Cancer

Jennie GarthJennie Garth
(Actress)

03 April 1972

Urbana, Illinois, United States

American

Aries

Jake JohnsonJake Johnson
(Actor)

28 May 1978

Evanston, Illinois, United States

American

Gemini

John CusackJohn Cusack

28 June 1966

Evanston

American

Cancer

Chance the RapperChance the Rapper
(Hip-hop artist)

16 April 1993

Illinois

American

Aries

Marcheline BertrandMarcheline Bertrand
(Actress)

09 May 1950

27 January 2007

Blue Island, Illinois, United States

American

Taurus

Patti SmithPatti Smith
(Singer)

30 December 1946

Chicago, Illinois, USA

American

Capricorn

Patrick StumpPatrick Stump
(Singer-songwriter, Musician, Record Producer, Composer)

27 April 1984

Evanston, Illinois, United States

American

Taurus

Patricia ArquettePatricia Arquette
(Actress)

08 April 1968

Chicago

American

Aries

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

14 March 1933

United States

American

Pisces

Marlee MatlinMarlee Matlin
(Actress)

24 August 1965

Morton Grove, Illinois, U.S.

American

Virgo

John BelushiJohn Belushi
(Comedian, Actor, Musician)

24 January 1949

05 March 1982

Humboldt Park

American

Aquarius

James Earl RayJames Earl Ray
(Assassin)

10 March 1928

23 April 1998

Alton, Illinois, United States

American

Pisces

Lil DurkLil Durk
(Rapper)

19 October 1992

Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

American

Libra

Wyatt EarpWyatt Earp

19 March 1848

13 January 1929

Monmouth

American

Pisces

Gary ColeGary Cole
(Actor)

20 September 1956

Park Ridge, Illinois, United States

American

Virgo

Eliot Ness Eliot Ness
(Special Agent)

19 April 1903

16 May 1957

Coudersport, Pennsylvania

American

Aries

Charlton HestonCharlton Heston
(Actor)

04 October 1923

05 April 2008

Evanston

American

Libra

Eddie VedderEddie Vedder
(Musician)

23 December 1964

Evanston, Illinois, US

American

Capricorn

Rock HudsonRock Hudson
(Actor)

17 November 1925

02 October 1985

Winnetka

American

Scorpio

Cindy CrawfordCindy Crawford

20 February 1966

DeKalb

American

Pisces

John MalkovichJohn Malkovich
(Actor)

09 December 1953

Christopher

American

Sagittarius

Ray BradburyRay Bradbury
(Writer)

22 August 1920

05 June 2012

Waukegan, Illinois, U.S.

American

Leo

Keke PalmerKeke Palmer
(Actress)

26 August 1993

Harvey, Illinois, United States

American

Virgo

Megyn KellyMegyn Kelly
(Journalist)

18 November 1970

Champaign, Illinois, United States

American

Scorpio

Nadine VelazquezNadine Velazquez
(Actress, Model)

20 November 1978

Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Scorpio

Peter CeteraPeter Cetera
(Singer)

13 September 1944

Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Virgo

Bob NewhartBob Newhart

05 September 1929

Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.

American

Virgo

Janina GavankarJanina Gavankar
(Actress)

29 November 1980

Joliet, Illinois, United States

American

Sagittarius

Wood HarrisWood Harris
(Actor)

17 October 1969

Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Libra

Ezekiel ElliottEzekiel Elliott
(American Football Player)

22 July 1995

Alton, Illinois, United States

American

Cancer

Brian Doyle-MurrayBrian Doyle-Murray
(Actor)

31 October 1945

Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

American

Scorpio

Grace SlickGrace Slick

30 October 1939

Evanston

American

Scorpio

Haley ReinhartHaley Reinhart
(Pop Singer)

09 September 1990

Wheeling, Illinois, United States

American

Virgo

Richard SpeckRichard Speck
(Murderer)

06 December 1941

05 December 1991

Kirkwood, Illinois, United States

American

Sagittarius

Danielle CampbellDanielle Campbell
(Actress)

30 January 1995

Hinsdale, Illinois, USA

American

Aquarius

Chaka KhanChaka Khan
(Singer)

23 March 1953

Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois

American

Aries

Sam ShepardSam Shepard
(Actor)

05 November 1943

27 July 2017

Fort Sheridan, Illinois, United States

American

Scorpio

Soulja BoySoulja Boy
(Rapper)

28 July 1990

Chicago

American

Leo

Jane AddamsJane Addams

06 September 1860

21 May 1935

Cedarville, Illinois, U.S.

American

Virgo

John MulaneyJohn Mulaney
(Comedian)

26 August 1982

Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Virgo

Christina Moore Christina Moore
(Actress)

12 April 1973

Palatine, Illinois, US

American

Aries

Wild Bill HickokWild Bill Hickok
(Gunfighter)

27 May 1837

02 August 1876

Troy Grove

American

Gemini

Danny PudiDanny Pudi
(Actor, Comedian)

10 March 1979

Chicago, Illinois, USA

American

Pisces

Richard GlossipRichard Glossip
(Alleged Murderer)

09 February 1963

Galesburg, Illinois, United States

American

Aquarius

Lil ReeseLil Reese
(Rapper)

06 January 1993

Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Capricorn

Shel SilversteinShel Silverstein
(Poet)

25 September 1930

08 May 1999

Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Libra

Neil MagnyNeil Magny
(American Mixed Martial Artist)

03 August 1987

Dolton, Illinois, United States

American

Leo

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

05 October 1902

14 January 1984

Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.

American

Libra

James WatsonJames Watson
(Molecular Biologist)

06 April 1928

Chicago

American

Aries

Julianne PhillipsJulianne Phillips
(Model & Actress)

06 May 1960

Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Taurus

Kathy GriffinKathy Griffin
(American comedian)

04 November 1960

Oak Park, Illinois, U.S

American

Scorpio

Dave GoldbergDave Goldberg
(Entrepreneur)

02 October 1967

01 May 2015

Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Libra

Robert Todd Lincoln BeckwithRobert Todd Lincoln Beckwith
(Last Descendant of Abraham Lincoln)

19 July 1904

24 December 1985

Riverside, Illinois, United States

American

Cancer

Benny GoodmanBenny Goodman
(Bandleader and clarinetist)

30 May 1909

13 June 1986

Chicago

American

Gemini

Aidan QuinnAidan Quinn
(Actor)

08 March 1959

Chicago

American

Pisces

Jack BennyJack Benny
(Comedian, Vaudevillian)

14 February 1894

26 December 1974

Chicago, Illinois, U.S

American

Aquarius

David MametDavid Mamet

30 November 1947

Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Sagittarius

Bob FosseBob Fosse

23 June 1927

23 September 1987

Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

American

Cancer

Betty FriedanBetty Friedan
(Feminist, Writer)

04 February 1921

04 February 2004

Peoria, Illinois

American

Aquarius

Johnny StompanatoJohnny Stompanato
(Bodyguard of Mickey Cohen)

10 October 1925

04 April 1958

Woodstock, Illinois, United States

American

Libra

Christopher NowinskiChristopher Nowinski
(Former WWE Wrestler)

24 September 1978

Oak Park, Illinois, United States

American

Libra

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