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.
Dwyane WadeDwyane Wade
17 January 1982, American
NBA Basketball Star
Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951, American
American stand-up comedian

Bob FosseBob Fosse
23 June 1927, American
Dancer

Kiernan ShipkaKiernan Shipka
10 November 1999, American
Voice Actress

Ronald ReaganRonald Reagan
06 February 1911, American
40th U.S. President

James HolzhauerJames Holzhauer
30 June 1984, American
Game Show Contestant
Gina RodriguezGina Rodriguez
30 July 1984, American
Actress

betty whiteBetty White
17 January 1922, American
Actress, Writer, Comedienne

Walt DisneyWalt Disney
05 December 1901, American
 

Harrison FordHarrison Ford
13 July 1942, American
American actor
Bill MurrayBill Murray
21 September 1950, American
American actor

Susan DowneySusan Downey
06 November 1973, American
Producer
Anthony DavisAnthony Davis
11 March 1993, American
Basketball Player

Denise RichardsDenise Richards
17 February 1971, American
Actress

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
21 July 1899, American
Journalist
John BelushiJohn Belushi
24 January 1949, American
Comedian, Actor, Musician

Quincy JonesQuincy Jones
14 March 1933, American
Musician, Conductor, Producer, Arranger, Composer,
Patricia ArquettePatricia Arquette
08 April 1968, American
Actress

Wild Bill HickokWild Bill Hickok
27 May 1837, American
Gunfighter

Maria ShriverMaria Shriver
06 November 1955, American
Journalist
R. KellyR. Kelly
08 January 1967, American
Singer-songwriter

Derrick RoseDerrick Rose
04 October 1988, American
Basketball Player
Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton
26 October 1947, American
Former First Lady, Political Leader

Wyatt EarpWyatt Earp
19 March 1848, American
 

Melissa McCarthyMelissa McCarthy
26 August 1970, American
Actress

Michelle ObamaMichelle Obama
17 January 1964, American
First Lady of the United States
Jenny McCarthyJenny McCarthy
01 November 1972, American
Actress
Pat SajakPat Sajak
26 October 1946, American
Television Personality

John MulaneyJohn Mulaney
26 August 1982, American
Comedian

John MalkovichJohn Malkovich
09 December 1953, American
Actor

John CusackJohn Cusack
28 June 1966, American
 
Rock HudsonRock Hudson
17 November 1925, American
Actor

Michael Clarke DuncanMichael Clarke Duncan
10 December 1957, American
Actor

Emmett TillEmmett Till
25 July 1941, American
African-American teenager

Nick OffermanNick Offerman
26 June 1970, American
Actor, Comedian

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Richard PryorRichard Pryor
01 December 1940, American
Comedian
CM PunkCM Punk
26 October 1978, American
Professional Wrestler

Ray KrocRay Kroc
05 October 1902, American
Founder of the McDonald’s Corporation
Charlton HestonCharlton Heston
04 October 1923, American
Actor

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

Raquel WelchRaquel Welch
05 September 1940, American
Actress
Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner
09 April 1926, American
Founder of Playboy Magazine

Peter SarsgaardPeter Sarsgaard
07 March 1971, American
Actor
Terrence HowardTerrence Howard
11 March 1969, American
Actor

Jake JohnsonJake Johnson
28 May 1978, American
Actor

Miles DavisMiles Davis
26 May 1926, American
Jazz Trumpeter

Daryl HannahDaryl Hannah
03 December 1960, American
Actress

Patti SmithPatti Smith
30 December 1946, American
Singer
Maya HarrisMaya Harris
30 January 1967, American
Lawyer

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

Eddie VedderEddie Vedder
23 December 1964, American
Musician

Cindy CrawfordCindy Crawford
20 February 1966, American
 
Sam ShepardSam Shepard
05 November 1943, American
Actor

Bernie MacBernie Mac
05 October 1957, American
Actor, Comedian
Robert WadlowRobert Wadlow
22 February 1918, American
Tallest Person Ever Known

Jim BelushiJim Belushi
15 June 1954, American
Comedian

Jennifer MorrisonJennifer Morrison
12 April 1979, American
Actress
Sidney StarrSidney Starr
05 February 1989, American
Instagram Star

Mr. TMr. T
21 May 1952, American
Actor
Doc RiversDoc Rivers
13 October 1961, American
Basketball Coach

Frances McDormandFrances McDormand
23 January 1957, American
Actress

Karlie KlossKarlie Kloss
03 August 1992, American
Model
Laurie MetcalfLaurie Metcalf
16 June 1955, American
Actress

Harvey KormanHarvey Korman
15 February 1927, American
Actor
Gary ColemanGary Coleman
08 February 1968, American
Actor

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

Anna ChlumskyAnna Chlumsky
03 December 1980, American
Actress

Jennifer HudsonJennifer Hudson
12 September 1981, American
Actress, Singer
Chloe BennetChloe Bennet
11 April 1992, American
Actress, Singer
Bob OdenkirkBob Odenkirk
22 October 1962, American
Actor

Jack RubyJack Ruby
25 March 1911, American
Nightclub Operator

Jennifer BealsJennifer Beals
19 December 1963, American
Actress

Chief KeefChief Keef
15 August 1995, American
Rapper, Singer, Record Producer, Composer
Billy ZaneBilly Zane
24 February 1966, American
Actor

Cecily StrongCecily Strong
08 February 1984, American
Actress

Virginia MadsenVirginia Madsen
11 September 1961, American
Actress

Ron GoldmanRon Goldman
02 July 1968, American
American Waiter

Gary SiniseGary Sinise
17 March 1955, American
Actor
Mandy PatinkinMandy Patinkin
30 November 1952, American
Actor

Andre BraugherAndre Braugher
01 July 1962, American
Actor
Fred SavageFred Savage
09 July 1976, American
Actor, Director, Producer

Keke PalmerKeke Palmer
26 August 1993, American
Actress

William HoldenWilliam Holden
17 April 1918, American
Actor
Grace SlickGrace Slick
30 October 1939, American
 

Seth MeyersSeth Meyers
28 December 1973, American
American Comedian
LudacrisLudacris
11 September 1977, American
 

Gary ColeGary Cole
20 September 1956, American
Actor

Philip K. DickPhilip K. Dick
16 December 1928, American
Novelist

Adam BaldwinAdam Baldwin
27 February 1962, American
Actor
Jennie GarthJennie Garth
03 April 1972, American
Actress

Roger EbertRoger Ebert
18 June 1942, American
 
Anson MountAnson Mount
25 February 1973, American
Actor

Marcheline BertrandMarcheline Bertrand
09 May 1950, American
Actress

Aaron SwartzAaron Swartz
08 November 1986, American
Computer Programmer

Michael CrichtonMichael Crichton
23 October 1942, American
 
Shonda RhimesShonda Rhimes
13 January 1970, American
Television Producer