Famous People 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.

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 1 
Betty White
(First Lady of Television)

Betty White
75
Birthdate: January 17, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: December 31, 2021
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 2 
Robin Williams
(Actor & Comedian Best Known for His Roles in 'Mork & Mindy ', 'Popeye' and 'Good Will Hunting')

Robin Williams
96
Birthdate: July 21, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: August 11, 2014
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 3 
Ronald Reagan
(40th President of the United States (1981-1989))

Ronald Reagan
68
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 6, 1911
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 5, 2004
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 4 
Juice WRLD
(Rapper)

Juice WRLD
175
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 2, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 8, 2019
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Walt Disney
(Pioneer of the American Animation Industry)

Walt Disney
46
Birthdate: December 5, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 15, 1966
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 6 
Ernest Hemingway
(American Literary Icon Who Was Known for His Straightforward Prose & Use of Understatement)

Ernest Hemingway
47
Birthdate: July 21, 1899
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: July 2, 1961
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Bill Murray
(Actor & Comedian, Known for His Deadpan Delivery)

Bill Murray
29
Birthdate: September 21, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 8 
Dwyane Wade
(Basketball Player)

Dwyane Wade
35
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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 9 
Richard Pryor
(Greatest Stand-Up Comedian of All-Time)

Richard Pryor
12
Birthdate: December 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 10, 2005

 10 
Ray Kroc
(CEO of McDonald's (1967-1973))

Ray Kroc
34
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 5, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 14, 1984
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 11 
CM Punk
(American Professional Wrestler and Retired Mixed Martial Artist)

CM Punk
32
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 26, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 12 
Quincy Jones
(Musician and Second Most Oscar-Nominated African American)

Quincy Jones
27
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 14, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
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 13 
John Mulaney
(Comedian)

John Mulaney
36
Birthdate: August 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 14 
Bobby Fischer
(Chess Grandmaster)

Bobby Fischer
39
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 18, 2008
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 15 
Cindy Crawford
(One of the Most Popular Supermodels During the 1980s and 1990s and a Ubiquitous Presence on Magazine Covers)

Cindy Crawford
15
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: February 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 16 
Ludacris
(Rapper & Actor Known for His Albums ‘Incognegro’, ‘Battle of the Sexes’ and His Role in 'Fast & Furious' Series)

Ludacris
32
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 17 
Pat Sajak
(Television Personality)

Pat Sajak
13
Birthdate: October 26, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 18 
Eddie Vedder
(Singer-songwriter)

Eddie Vedder
13
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 23, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 19 
Melissa McCarthy
(One of the Highest-Paid Actresses in the World)

Melissa McCarthy
29
Birthdate: August 26, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 20 
Common
(Rapper)

Common
18
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 21 

Sam Shepard
8
Birthdate: November 5, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 27, 2017
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 22 

Gillian Anderson
36
Birthdate: August 9, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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 23 
Michelle Obama
(First Lady of the United States (2009-17))

Michelle Obama
224
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 17, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 24 
Anthony Davis
(Basketball player)

Anthony Davis
16
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
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 25 
Emmett Till
(Victim of Racial Violence)

Emmett Till
22
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 25, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 28, 1955

 26 

Charlton Heston
19
Birthdate: October 4, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: April 5, 2008
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Michael Clarke Duncan
9
Birthdate: December 10, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: September 3, 2012
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 28 
John Belushi
(Comedian, Actor and One of the Seven Original Cast Members of the Comedy Show 'Saturday Night Live')

John Belushi
18
Birthdate: January 24, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 5, 1982
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 29 
Wyatt Earp
(Law enforcement officer)

Wyatt Earp
15
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 19, 1848
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 13, 1929

 30 
Chance the Rapper
(Rapper Known for His Mixtapes "Acid Rap," "10 Day" and "Coloring Book")

Chance the Rapper
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 31 
Hugh Hefner
(Founder of Playboy Magazine)

Hugh Hefner
33
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 9, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 27, 2017
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 32 
Chaka Khan
(Singer)

Chaka Khan
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 23, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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 33 
Derrick Rose
(Basketball player)

Derrick Rose
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 4, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 34 
Mr. T
(Actor)

Mr. T
8
Birthdate: May 21, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 35 
Miles Davis
(Trumpeter and one of the Most Prominent Figures in the History of Jazz)

Miles Davis
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 26, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 28, 1991

 36 
Bernie Mac
(Actor, Comedian)

Bernie Mac
10
Birthdate: October 5, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: August 9, 2008
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 37 

William Holden
7
Birthdate: April 17, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 12, 1981
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 38 
Virgil Abloh
(Fashion designer)

Virgil Abloh
5
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra

 39 
Jennifer Hudson
(Singer & Actress Known for Her Role in the Musical 'Dreamgirls')

Jennifer Hudson
12
Birthdate: September 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 40 

Gina Rodriguez
11
Birthdate: July 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 41 
John Malkovich
(Known for His Performances in 'Dangerous Liaisons' & 'Being John Malkovich')

John Malkovich
4
Birthdate: December 9, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 42 
Bob Odenkirk
(Actor and Comedian Best Known for His Portrayal of ‘Saul Goodman’ in the Series ‘Breaking Bad’ and its Spin-Off, ‘Better Call Saul’)

Bob Odenkirk
22
Birthdate: October 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 43 

Rock Hudson
7
Birthdate: November 17, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 2, 1985
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 44 
Daryl Hannah
(Actress)

Daryl Hannah
14
Birthdate: December 3, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 45 

Mandy Patinkin
8
Birthdate: November 30, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 46 
Nick Offerman
(Actor, Comedian)

Nick Offerman
6
Birthdate: June 26, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 47 
John Cusack
(Actor Known for His Unconventional Roles)

John Cusack
13
Birthdate: June 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 48 
Jenny McCarthy
(Actress, Model)

Jenny McCarthy
36
Birthdate: November 1, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 49 

Michael Peña
10
Birthdate: January 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 50 

Kiernan Shipka
23
Birthdate: November 10, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)