Seth Rollins, Elijah Wood, Ashton Kutcher, John Wayne & Corey Taylor are some of the celebrities who hail from Iowa.

Located in the Midwestern region of the United States of America is the state of Iowa. Iowa is also popularly referred to as ‘The Hawkeye State’ and has been regarded as one of the safest states to live in the United States of America. With Des Moines as its capital and largest city, Iowa is surrounded by the Mississippi River, the Missouri River and the Big Sioux River, the former on the east and the two latter rivers on the west. Iowa is a state wherein so many distinguished personalities started their humble journey from. One of the most notable celebrities from Iowa has to be actor and human rights activist, Ashton Kutcher. The legendary John Wayne was also born in Iowa, wherein his birthplace is still preserved as a historic site. The state has also given rise to actors such as Elijah Wood, Danai Gurira, Johnny Carson and Brandon Routh. Athlete’s such as Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson, Lolo Jones and upcoming professional wrestler Seth Rollins were also born in this state. Keep reading the list to know more celebrated individuals who are from Iowa.
Seth RollinsSeth Rollins
(Professional Wrestler)

28 May 1986

Buffalo, Iowa, United States

American

Gemini

Elijah WoodElijah Wood

28 January 1981

Cedar Rapids

American

Aquarius

Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher
(Actor, Producer, Model, Investor)

07 February 1978

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.

American

Aquarius

John Wayne John Wayne
(Actor, Director, Producer)

26 May 1907

11 June 1979

Winterset, Iowa, U.S

American

Gemini

Corey TaylorCorey Taylor
(Singer, Actor)

08 December 1973

Des Moines, Iowa, USA

American

Sagittarius

Kate MulgrewKate Mulgrew
(Actress)

29 April 1955

Dubuque, Iowa, United States

American

Taurus

Cloris LeachmanCloris Leachman
(Comedian, Actress)

30 April 1926

Des Moines, Iowa

American

Taurus

Gene WilderGene Wilder

11 June 1933

Milwaukee

American

Gemini

Herbert HooverHerbert Hoover
(31st U.S. President)

10 August 1874

20 October 1964

West Branch

American

Leo

Tennessee WilliamsTennessee Williams
(American playwright)

26 March 1911

25 February 1983

Columbus, Mississippi, United States

American

Aries

Norman BorlaugNorman Borlaug
(Father of the Green Revolution)

25 March 1914

12 September 2009

Cresco, Iowa

American

Aries

John IrvingJohn Irving

02 March 1942

Exeter, New Hampshire

American

Pisces

Shawn JohnsonShawn Johnson
(Gymnast)

19 January 1992

Des Moines

American

Capricorn

Henry A. WallaceHenry A. Wallace
(33rd Vice President of the U.S.A.)

07 October 1888

18 November 1965

Orient

American

Libra

Aldo LeopoldAldo Leopold

11 January 1887

21 April 1948

Burlington

American

Capricorn

Lee de ForestLee de Forest
(Father of Radio)

26 August 1873

30 June 1961

Council Bluffs, Iowa, U.S.

American

Virgo

Terry BranstadTerry Branstad
(42nd Governor of Iowa)

17 November 1946

Leland, Iowa, U.S.

American

Scorpio

JinxxJinxx
(Guitarist)

07 January 1986

Webster City, Iowa, United States

American

Capricorn

Dan GableDan Gable
(Wrestler)

25 October 1948

Waterloo

American

Scorpio

Wallace StegnerWallace Stegner
(Author)

18 February 1909

13 April 1993

Lake Mills

American

Aquarius

Pauline PhillipsPauline Phillips
(Advice Columnist)

04 July 1918

16 January 2013

Sioux City

American

Cancer

Peggy WhitsonPeggy Whitson
(Astronaut, Biochemist)

09 February 1960

Mount Ayr, Iowa, United States

American

Aquarius

Andre DubusAndre Dubus
(Short story writer)

11 August 1936

24 February 1999

Lake Charles

American

Leo

Tom ArnoldTom Arnold
(American actor)

06 March 1959

Ottumwa, Iowa

American

Pisces

Steve KingSteve King
(United States Representative)

28 May 1949

torm Lake, Iowa, United States

American

Gemini

W. Edwards DemingWilliam Edwards Deming
(Statistician, Electrical Engineer)

14 October 1900

20 December 1993

Sioux City

American

Libra

Megan StitzMegan Stitz
(YouTuber, Instagram Star)

31 August 1999

Iowa, United States

American

Virgo

Kyle Gott Kyle Gott
(YouTuber, Vlogger)

30 May 1991

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States

American

Gemini

 Jessalynn SiwaJessalynn Siwa
(Dancer, Reality TV Star)

08 December 1974

Iowa, United States

American

Sagittarius

John William CarsonJohn William Carson
(Comedian)

23 October 1925

23 January 2005

Corning, Iowa, United States

American

Libra

Lara Flynn BoyleLara Flynn Boyle
(American actress)

24 March 1970

Davenport, Iowa, United States

American

Aries

George ReevesGeorge Reeves
(American actor)

05 January 1914

16 June 1959

Woolstock, Iowa, United States

American

Capricorn

Michele BachmannMichele Bachmann
(Former United States Representative)

06 April 1956

Waterloo, Iowa, United States

American

Aries

Donna ReedDonna Reed
(American film actress)

27 January 1921

14 January 1986

Denison, Iowa, United States

American

Aquarius

Andy WilliamsAndy Williams
(Singer, Art collector, Musician, Putita)

03 December 1927

25 September 2012

Wall Lake

American

Sagittarius

Danai GuriraDanai Gurira
(Actor, Playwright, Television actor, Stage actor)

14 February 1978

Grinnell

American

Aquarius

Kurt WarnerKurt Warner
(American football player)

22 June 1971

Burlington

American

Cancer

Marc AndreessenMarc Andreessen
(American entrepreneur)

09 July 1971

Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States

American

Cancer

Buffalo BillBuffalo Bill
(Actor, Writer, Stage actor, Frontiersman)

26 February 1846

10 January 1917

Scott County

American

Pisces

Nate RuessNate Ruess
(Singer-songwriter, Singer)

26 February 1982

Iowa City

American

Pisces

Glenn MillerGlenn Miller
(Jazz musician, Bandleader, Composer, Music arranger, Conductor, Musician)

01 March 1904

15 December 1944

Clarinda

American

Pisces

Joey JordisonJoey Jordison
(Guitarist, Musician, Record producer, Songwriter)

26 April 1975

Des Moines

American

Taurus

Jerry MathersJerry Mathers
(American television actor)

02 June 1948

Sioux City, Iowa, United States

American

Gemini

Mamie EisenhowerMamie Eisenhower
(Former First Lady of the United States)

14 November 1896

01 November 1979

Boone, Iowa, United States

American

Scorpio

Harrison BarnesHarrison Barnes
(Basketball player)

30 May 1992

Ames

American

Gemini

Bob StoopsBob Stoops
(American football player)

06 September 1960

Youngstown

American

Virgo

Grant WoodGrant Wood
(American painter)

13 February 1891

13 February 1942

Anamosa, Iowa, United States

American

Aquarius

Mick ThomsonMick Thomson
(Musician, Guitarist)

03 November 1973

Des Moines

American

Scorpio

Bob FellerBob Feller
(Baseball Player)

03 November 1918

15 December 2010

Van Meter, Iowa, United States

American

Scorpio

Al JarreauAl Jarreau
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Jazz musician, Social worker)

12 March 1940

12 February 2017

Milwaukee

American

Pisces

Bret BielemaBret Bielema
(Head coach)

13 January 1970

Prophetstown

American

Capricorn

Sid WilsonSid Wilson
(disc jockey, musician)

20 January 1977

Des Moines

American

Capricorn

Sean SchemmelSean Schemmel
(Voice actor, Stage actor, Screenwriter)

21 November 1968

Waterloo

American

Scorpio

Lolo JonesLolo Jones
(Sprinter, Bobsledder, Athletics competitor)

05 August 1982

Des Moines

American

Leo

Sharon NeedlesSharon Needles
(Singer)

28 November 1981

Newton

American

Sagittarius

Bix BeiderbeckeBix Beiderbecke
(Composer, Trumpeter, Jazz musician, Pianist)

10 March 1903

06 August 1931

Davenport

American

Pisces

Harriet NelsonHarriet Nelson
(American singer)

18 July 1909

02 October 1994

Des Moines, Iowa

American

Cancer

Ask Ann LandersAsk Ann Landers
(Columnist)

04 July 1918

22 July 2002

Sioux City, Iowa, United States

American

Cancer

Bob BarrBob Barr
(Former United States Representative)

05 November 1948

Iowa City, Iowa, United States

American

Scorpio

Leon FestingerLeon Festinger
(Psychologist, University teacher)

08 May 1919

11 February 1989

New York City

American

Taurus

HalstonHalston
(Fashion designer, Costume designer)

23 April 1932

26 March 1990

Des Moines

American

Taurus

Lillian RussellLillian Russell
(Actress)

04 December 1860

06 June 1922

Clinton, Iowa, United States

American

Sagittarius

Fred GrandyFred Grandy
(Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Politician, Radio personality)

29 June 1948

Sioux City

American

Cancer

Vito AcconciVito Acconci
(Architect)

24 January 1940

New York City

American

Aquarius

Elizabeth CatlettElizabeth Catlett
(Sculptor, Printmaker, Painter)

15 April 1915

02 April 2012

Washington, D.C.

Mexican

Aries

Robert BlyRobert Bly
(Linguist, Poet, Translator, Writer)

23 December 1926

Madison

American

Capricorn

Rita DoveRita Dove
(Poet, Writer)

28 August 1952

Akron

American

Virgo

John RinglingJohn Ringling
(Business Leader)

31 May 1866

02 December 1936

McGregor, Iowa, United States

American

Gemini

John HospersJohn Hospers
(Philosopher, University teacher, Politician, Writer, Journalist)

09 June 1918

12 June 2011

Pella

American

Gemini

Lincoln PeirceLincoln Peirce
(Cartoonist, Children's writer)

23 October 1963

Iowa

American

Libra

Julian RotterJulian Rotter
(Psychologist, University teacher, Non-fiction writer)

22 October 1916

06 January 2014

Brooklyn

American

Libra

Emlen TunnellEmlen Tunnell
(American football player)

29 March 1925

22 July 1975

Bryn Mawr, Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania, United States

American

Aries

Sandy SkoglundSandy Skoglund
(Photographer)

05 September 1946

Quincy

American

Virgo

Harry KalasHarry Kalas
(Announcer, Sports commentator)

26 March 1936

13 April 2009

Naperville

American

Aries

Paul P. HarrisPaul P. Harris
(Jurist, Lawyer)

19 April 1868

27 January 1947

Racine

American

Aries

Janet GuthrieJanet Guthrie
(racecar driver)

07 March 1938

Iowa City

American

Pisces

Tionne Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins
(Singer)

1970 AD

Fred WhippleFred Whipple
(Astronomer, Scientist)

1906 AD

2004 AD

Greg BrownGreg Brown
(singer-songwriter)

02 July 1949

Fairfield

American

Cancer

Charles RinglingCharles Ringling
(Business Leader)

1863 AD

1926 AD

John Irving BloomJohn Irving Bloom
(Novelist, Screenwriter, Author)

27 January 1953

American

Aquarius

Thomas John BrokawThomas John Brokaw
(Journalist, Screenwriter, Author)

06 February 1940

American

Aquarius

Mona Jane Van DuynMona Jane Van Duyn
(Academic, Poet, Educator)

2004 AD

Gail Kathleen GodwinGail Kathleen Godwin
(Novelist, Author, Writer)

18 June 1937

American

Gemini

Lou HooverLou Hoover
(U.S. First Lady, Philanthropist)

1874 AD

1944 AD

W.H. CarothersW.H. Carothers
(Chemist, Scientist)

1896 AD

1937 AD

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