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.
Rock HudsonRock Hudson
17 November 1925, American
Actor
Ronald ReaganRonald Reagan
06 February 1911, American
40th U.S. President

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951, American
American stand-up comedian

Harrison FordHarrison Ford
13 July 1942, American
American actor

betty whiteBetty White
17 January 1922, American
Actress

Megyn KellyMegyn Kelly
18 November 1970, American
Journalist
Michelle ObamaMichelle Obama
17 January 1964, American
Former First Lady of the United States

R. KellyR. Kelly
08 January 1967, American
Singer-songwriter

Jenny McCarthyJenny McCarthy
01 November 1972, American
Actress
Walt DisneyWalt Disney
05 December 1901, American
 

Quincy JonesQuincy Jones
14 March 1933, American
Musician, Conductor, Producer, Arranger, Composer,
John MulaneyJohn Mulaney
26 August 1982, American
Comedian

Melissa McCarthyMelissa McCarthy
26 August 1970, American
Actress

Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton
26 October 1947, American
Former First Lady, Political Leader

Denise RichardsDenise Richards
17 February 1971, American
Actress

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
21 July 1899, American
Journalist
Dwyane WadeDwyane Wade
17 January 1982, American
NBA Basketball Star

Bob OdenkirkBob Odenkirk
22 October 1962, American
Actor

Jerry SloanJerry Sloan
28 March 1942, American
Basketball Player

Danny PudiDanny Pudi
10 March 1979, American
Actor, Comedian
Bill MurrayBill Murray
21 September 1950, American
American actor

Mandy PatinkinMandy Patinkin
30 November 1952, American
Actor
Miles DavisMiles Davis
26 May 1926, American
Jazz Trumpeter

Eddie VedderEddie Vedder
23 December 1964, American
Musician

Nick OffermanNick Offerman
26 June 1970, American
Actor, Comedian
Michael Clarke DuncanMichael Clarke Duncan
10 December 1957, American
Actor

John MalkovichJohn Malkovich
09 December 1953, American
Actor
John CusackJohn Cusack
28 June 1966, American
 

Maria ShriverMaria Shriver
06 November 1955, American
Journalist

Wyatt EarpWyatt Earp
19 March 1848, American
 
Emmett TillEmmett Till
25 July 1941, American
African-American teenager

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John BelushiJohn Belushi
24 January 1949, American
Comedian
Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner
09 April 1926, American
Founder of Playboy Magazine

Charlton HestonCharlton Heston
04 October 1923, American
Actor

Daryl HannahDaryl Hannah
03 December 1960, American
Actress

Richard Pryor Richard Pryor
01 December 1940, American
Comedian
CM PunkCM Punk
26 October 1978, American
Professional Wrestler
Derrick RoseDerrick Rose
04 October 1988, American
Basketball Player

Bobby FischerBobby Fischer
09 March 1943, Icelander, American
Chess Grandmaster

Michael PeñaMichael Peña
13 January 1976, American
Actor

Bernie MacBernie Mac
05 October 1957, American
Actor, Comedian
Raquel WelchRaquel Welch
05 September 1940, American
Actress

Jake JohnsonJake Johnson
28 May 1978, American
Actor

Peter SarsgaardPeter Sarsgaard
07 March 1971, American
Actor

Patricia ArquettePatricia Arquette
08 April 1968, American
Actress

Ethel KennedyEthel Kennedy
11 April 1928, American
Wife of Robert Francis Kennedy
Jennifer MorrisonJennifer Morrison
12 April 1979, American
Actress

Michael CrichtonMichael Crichton
23 October 1942, American
Author, Screenwriter, Film Director
Robert WadlowRobert Wadlow
22 February 1918, American
Tallest Person Ever Known

Kiernan ShipkaKiernan Shipka
10 November 1999, American
Voice Actress

Gina RodriguezGina Rodriguez
30 July 1984, American
Actress
LudacrisLudacris
11 September 1977, American
 

Chaka KhanChaka Khan
23 March 1953, American
Singer
Anthony DavisAnthony Davis
11 March 1993, American
Basketball Player

Sam ShepardSam Shepard
05 November 1943, American
Actor

Karen AllenKaren Allen
05 October 1951, American
Actress

Jack RubyJack Ruby
25 March 1911, American
Nightclub Operator

Cindy CrawfordCindy Crawford
20 February 1966, American
 
Jennifer HudsonJennifer Hudson
12 September 1981, American
Actress, Singer

Bob NewhartBob Newhart
05 September 1929, American
American stand-up comedian

Gary SiniseGary Sinise
17 March 1955, American
Actor

Andre BraugherAndre Braugher
01 July 1962, American
Actor
Ray KrocRay Kroc
05 October 1902, American
Founder of the McDonald’s Corporation

Patti SmithPatti Smith
30 December 1946, American
Singer
Billy ZaneBilly Zane
24 February 1966, American
Actor

Sarah Wayne CalliesSarah Wayne Callies
01 June 1977, American
Actress

Keke PalmerKeke Palmer
26 August 1993, American
Actress
Mr. TMr. T
21 May 1952, American
Actor

William HoldenWilliam Holden
17 April 1918, American
Actor
Sendhil RamamurthySendhil Ramamurthy
17 May 1974, American
Actor

Virginia MadsenVirginia Madsen
11 September 1961, American
Actress

Pat SajakPat Sajak
26 October 1946, American
Television Personality
Betty FriedanBetty Friedan
04 February 1921, American
Feminist, Writer

Shonda RhimesShonda Rhimes
13 January 1970, American
Television Producer
Jennifer BealsJennifer Beals
19 December 1963, American
Actress

Gary ColemanGary Coleman
08 February 1968, American
Actor

Laurie MetcalfLaurie Metcalf
16 June 1955, American
Actress

Marcheline BertrandMarcheline Bertrand
09 May 1950, American
Actress
Karlie KlossKarlie Kloss
03 August 1992, American
Model
Jane Lynch (Jane Marie Lynch) Jane Lynch
14 July 1960, American
Actress

Jim BelushiJim Belushi
15 June 1954, American
Comedian

Natasha LeggeroNatasha Leggero
26 March 1974, American
Actress

Chloe BennetChloe Bennet
11 April 1992, American
Actress, Singer
Terrence HowardTerrence Howard
11 March 1969, American
Actor

Frances McDormandFrances McDormand
23 January 1957, American
Actress

Roger EbertRoger Ebert
18 June 1942, American
 

Chance the RapperChance the Rapper
16 April 1993, American
Hip-hop artist

Aaron SwartzAaron Swartz
08 November 1986, American
Computer Programmer
Susan DowneySusan Downey
06 November 1973, American
Producer

Michelle McNamaraMichelle McNamara
14 April 1970, American
Freelance Writer, Blogger
Fred SavageFred Savage
09 July 1976, American
Actor, Director, Producer

Cecily StrongCecily Strong
08 February 1984, American
Actress
Alex BorsteinAlex Borstein
15 February 1973, American
Actress
Philip K. DickPhilip K. Dick
16 December 1928, American
Novelist