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 Betty White

Betty White
42
Famous As: Actress, Comedian
Birthdate: January 17, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: December 31, 2021
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 3 Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan
36
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 40th President of the United States (1981-1989)
Birthdate: February 6, 1911
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 5, 2004
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 4 Juice WRLD

Juice WRLD
77
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 2, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 8, 2019
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 5 Walt Disney

Walt Disney
19
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Founder of Disneyland & Disney Brothers Studio
Birthdate: December 5, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 15, 1966

 6 Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford
27
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 7 Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway
24
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: July 21, 1899
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: July 2, 1961
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 8 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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 9 Bill Murray

Bill Murray
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 21, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 10 Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor
6
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: December 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 10, 2005
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 11 Ray Kroc

Ray Kroc
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: CEO of McDonald's (1967-1973)
Birthdate: October 5, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 14, 1984

 12 John Mulaney

John Mulaney
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: August 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 13 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)

 14 Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones
10
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Record Producer, Songwriter
Birthdate: March 14, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
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 15 Bobby Fischer

Bobby Fischer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Chess Grandmaster
Birthdate: March 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 18, 2008

 16 Pat Sajak

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

Eddie Vedder
6
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 23, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 18 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)
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 19 Ludacris

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

 20 Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford
7
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: February 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 21 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)

 22 Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 26, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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 23 Gillian Anderson

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

 24 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)
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 25 Common

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

 26 Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: March 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
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 27 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

 28 Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Founder of Playboy Magazine
Birthdate: April 9, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 27, 2017
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 29 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)

 30 Isiah Thomas

Isiah Thomas
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player, Basketball coach, Consultant
Birthdate: April 30, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 31 Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Earp
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Law enforcement officer
Birthdate: March 19, 1848
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 13, 1929

 32 Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper
3
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: April 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 33 John Belushi

John Belushi
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Famous As: Comedian, Actor
Birthdate: January 24, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 5, 1982

 34 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)

 35 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)

 36 Bernie Mac

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

 37 John Malkovich

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

 38 Mr. T

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

 39 Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: December 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: March 2, 1982

 40 Jenny McCarthy

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

 41 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

 42 Gina Rodriguez

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

 43 Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 23, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 44 Jennifer Hudson

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

Patti Smith
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 46 John Cusack

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

Mandy Patinkin
4
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 30, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 48 Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss
5
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: August 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 49 Kiernan Shipka

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

 50 Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury
3
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 22, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 5, 2012