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.
R. KellyR. Kelly
(Singer-songwriter)

08 January 1967

American

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
(American stand-up comedian)

21 July 1951

American

Jenny McCarthyJenny McCarthy
(Actress)

01 November 1972

American

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

06 February 1911

American

betty whiteBetty White
(Actress, Writer, Comedienne)

17 January 1922

American

John MulaneyJohn Mulaney
(Comedian)

26 August 1982

American

Walt DisneyWalt Disney

05 December 1901

American

Harrison FordHarrison Ford
(American actor)

13 July 1942

American

Melissa McCarthyMelissa McCarthy
(Actress)

26 August 1970

American

Denise RichardsDenise Richards
(Actress)

17 February 1971

American

Dwyane WadeDwyane Wade
(NBA Basketball Star)

17 January 1982

American

Bill MurrayBill Murray
(American actor)

21 September 1950

American

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Chaka KhanChaka Khan
(Singer)

23 March 1953

American

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
(Writer)

21 July 1899

American

Patricia ArquettePatricia Arquette
(Actress)

08 April 1968

American

Soulja BoySoulja Boy
(Rapper)

28 July 1990

American

Michelle ObamaMichelle Obama
(First Lady of the United States)

17 January 1964

American

John MalkovichJohn Malkovich
(Actor)

09 December 1953

American

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Maya HarrisMaya Harris
(Lawyer)

30 January 1967

American

Gina RodriguezGina Rodriguez
(Actress)

30 July 1984

American

Jennifer HudsonJennifer Hudson
(Actress, Singer)

12 September 1981

American

Maria ShriverMaria Shriver
(Journalist)

06 November 1955

American

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

14 March 1933

American

Pat SajakPat Sajak
(Television Personality)

26 October 1946

American

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Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton
(Former First Lady, Political Leader)

26 October 1947

American

Richard PryorRichard Pryor
(Comedian)

01 December 1940

American

Nick OffermanNick Offerman
(Actor, Comedian)

26 June 1970

American

Michael Clarke DuncanMichael Clarke Duncan
(Actor)

10 December 1957

American

Anthony DavisAnthony Davis
(Basketball Player)

11 March 1993

American

John BelushiJohn Belushi
(Comedian, Actor, Musician)

24 January 1949

American

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Emmett TillEmmett Till
(African-American teenager)

25 July 1941

American

Wyatt EarpWyatt Earp

19 March 1848

American

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

05 October 1902

American

Fred SavageFred Savage
(Actor, Director, Producer)

09 July 1976

American

Jake JohnsonJake Johnson
(Actor)

28 May 1978

American

John CusackJohn Cusack

28 June 1966

American

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Bob NewhartBob Newhart
(American stand-up comedian)

05 September 1929

American

Jennie GarthJennie Garth
(Actress)

03 April 1972

American

Karlie KlossKarlie Kloss
(Model)

03 August 1992

American

Gary SiniseGary Sinise
(Actor)

17 March 1955

American

CM PunkCM Punk
(Professional Wrestler)

26 October 1978

American

Daryl HannahDaryl Hannah
(Actress)

03 December 1960

American

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Bobby FischerBobby Fischer
(Chess Grandmaster)

09 March 1943

Icelander,American

Robert WadlowRobert Wadlow
(Tallest Person Ever Known)

22 February 1918

American

Derrick RoseDerrick Rose
(Basketball Player)

04 October 1988

American

Chance the RapperChance the Rapper
(Hip-hop artist)

16 April 1993

American

Sam ShepardSam Shepard
(Actor)

05 November 1943

American

Frances McDormandFrances McDormand
(Actress)

23 January 1957

American

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Cindy CrawfordCindy Crawford

20 February 1966

American

Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner
(Founder of Playboy Magazine)

09 April 1926

American

Rock HudsonRock Hudson
(Actor)

17 November 1925

American

Miles DavisMiles Davis
(Jazz Trumpeter)

26 May 1926

American

Charlton HestonCharlton Heston
(Actor)

04 October 1923

American

Andre BraugherAndre Braugher
(Actor)

01 July 1962

American

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Mr. TMr. T
(Actor)

21 May 1952

American

Raquel WelchRaquel Welch
(Actress)

05 September 1940

American

James WatsonJames Watson
(Molecular Biologist)

06 April 1928

American

Eddie VedderEddie Vedder
(Musician)

23 December 1964

American

Mandy PatinkinMandy Patinkin
(Actor)

30 November 1952

American

Jennifer MorrisonJennifer Morrison
(Actress)

12 April 1979

American

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Terrence HowardTerrence Howard
(Actor)

11 March 1969

American

Bernie MacBernie Mac
(Actor, Comedian)

05 October 1957

American

Jack RubyJack Ruby
(Nightclub Operator)

25 March 1911

American

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

15 August 1995

American

Bob OdenkirkBob Odenkirk
(Actor)

22 October 1962

American

Jennifer BealsJennifer Beals
(Actress)

19 December 1963

American

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Billy ZaneBilly Zane
(Actor)

24 February 1966

American

Wild Bill HickokWild Bill Hickok
(Gunfighter)

27 May 1837

American

Sidney StarrSidney Starr
(Instagram Star)

05 February 1989

American

Josef Allen HynekJ. Allen Hynek
(Astronomer, Ufologist)

01 May 1910

American

Bob FosseBob Fosse

23 June 1927

American

Gary ColeGary Cole
(Actor)

20 September 1956

American

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Laurie MetcalfLaurie Metcalf
(Actress)

16 June 1955

American

LudacrisLudacris

11 September 1977

American

Patti SmithPatti Smith
(Singer)

30 December 1946

American

Anson MountAnson Mount
(Actor)

25 February 1973

American

Shonda RhimesShonda Rhimes
(Television Producer)

13 January 1970

American

Cecily StrongCecily Strong
(Actress)

08 February 1984

American

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William HoldenWilliam Holden
(Actor)

17 April 1918

American

Robert Philip HanssenRobert Hanssen
(Former FBI Agent & Spy for the Soviet Union)

18 April 1944

American

Seth MeyersSeth Meyers
(American Comedian)

28 December 1973

American