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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Robin Williams

Robin Williams.
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Famous As: American stand-up comedian
Birthdate: July 21, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: August 11, 2014
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 2 Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 40th U.S. President
Birthdate: February 6, 1911
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 5, 2004
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 3 Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford.
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Famous As: American actor
Birthdate: July 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 4 Betty White

betty white.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 17, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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 5 Juice WRLD

Juice WRLD.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 2, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 8, 2019
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 6 Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: July 21, 1899
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: July 2, 1961
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 7 Walt Disney

Walt Disney.
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Birthdate: December 5, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 15, 1966
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 8 Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Former First Lady of the United States
Birthdate: January 17, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 9 Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former First Lady, Political Leader
Birthdate: October 26, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 10 Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: NBA Basketball Star
Birthdate: January 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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 11 Emmett Till

Emmett Till.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: African-American teenager
Birthdate: July 25, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 28, 1955

 12 Bill Murray

Bill Murray.
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Famous As: American actor
Birthdate: September 21, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 13 Ray Kroc

Ray Kroc.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Founder of the McDonald’s Corporation
Birthdate: October 5, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 14, 1984

 14 Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 26, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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 15 Gillian Anderson

Gillian Leigh Anderson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 9, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 16 Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: April 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 17 Bobby Fischer

Bobby Fischer.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Chess Grandmaster
Birthdate: March 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 17, 2008
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 18 John Mulaney

John Mulaney.
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: August 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 19 Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician, Conductor, Producer, Arranger, Composer, Film Composer
Birthdate: March 14, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 20 Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Earp.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 19, 1848
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 13, 1929
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 21 Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: October 4, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 22 CM Punk

CM Punk.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: October 26, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 23 Miles Davis

Miles Davis.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Jazz Trumpeter
Birthdate: May 26, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 28, 1991

 24 Michael Clarke Duncan

Michael Clarke Duncan.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 10, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: September 3, 2012
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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 25 Gina Rodriguez

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

 26 John Cusack

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

 27 Rock Hudson

Rock Hudson.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 17, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 2, 1985
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 28 Mr. T

Mr. T.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 21, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 29 Bernie Mac

Bernie Mac.
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Famous As: Actor, Comedian
Birthdate: October 5, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: August 9, 2008

 30 Sasha Obama

Sasha Obama.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Daughter of Former US President Barack Obama
Birthdate: June 10, 2001
Sun Sign: Gemini
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 31 John Belushi

John Belushi.
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: January 24, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 5, 1982
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 32 Kiernan Shipka

Kiernan Shipka.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Voice Actress
Birthdate: November 10, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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 33 Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner.
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Famous As: Founder of Playboy Magazine
Birthdate: April 9, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 27, 2017
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 34 Sam Shepard

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

 35 R. Kelly

R. Kelly.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 8, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 36 Nick Offerman

Nick Offerman.
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Famous As: Actor, Comedian
Birthdate: June 26, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 37 Maya Harris

Maya Harris.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: January 30, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 38 Maria Shriver

Maria Shriver.
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 6, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 39 Jennifer Hudson

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

 40 Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 4, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: April 5, 2008
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 41 John Malkovich

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

 42 Pat Sajak

Pat Sajak.
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Famous As: Television Personality
Birthdate: October 26, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 43 Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor .
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: December 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 10, 2005

 44 Eddie Vedder

Eddie Vedder.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician & Singer
Birthdate: December 23, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 45 Denise Richards

Denise Richards.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 46 Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 5, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo

 47 Ludacris

Ludacris.
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 48 Michael Peña

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

 49 Tyler Blevins

Tyler Blevins.
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Listed In: YouTubers
Famous As: Gamer, Twitch Star
Birthdate: June 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 50 William Holden

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