Famous People 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.
Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher
07 February 1978, American
Actor, Producer, Model, Investor
John Wayne John Wayne
26 May 1907, American
Actor

Gene WilderGene Wilder
11 June 1933, American
 

Herbert HooverHerbert Hoover
10 August 1874, American
31st U.S. President

Elijah WoodElijah Wood
28 January 1981, American
Actor

Johnny CarsonJohnny Carson
23 October 1925, American
Television Host
Jean SebergJean Seberg
13 November 1938, American
Actress

Corey TaylorCorey Taylor
08 December 1973, American
Singer, Actor

Cloris LeachmanCloris Leachman
30 April 1926, American
Comedian, Actress
Seth RollinsSeth Rollins
28 May 1986, American
Professional Wrestler

Adam DeVineAdam DeVine
07 November 1983, American
Actor, Singer, Screenwriter
Lara Flynn BoyleLara Flynn Boyle
24 March 1970, American
Actress

Danai GuriraDanai Gurira
14 February 1978, American, Zimbabwean
Actress

Danielle ColbyDanielle Colby
03 December 1975, American
Reality TV Personality, Burlesque Dancer

Brandon RouthBrandon Routh
09 October 1979, American
Actor

Kate MulgrewKate Mulgrew
29 April 1955, American
Actress
Julia MichaelsJulia Michaels
13 November 1993, American
Singer

Henry A. WallaceHenry A. Wallace
07 October 1888, American
33rd Vice President of the U.S.A.

George ReevesGeorge Reeves
05 January 1914, American
Actor

Buffalo BillBuffalo Bill
26 February 1846, American
Hunter
William FrawleyWilliam Frawley
26 February 1887, American
Actor

Nate RuessNate Ruess
26 February 1982, American
Singer
Michele BachmannMichele Bachmann
06 April 1956, American
Former United States Representative

Norman BorlaugNorman Borlaug
25 March 1914, American
Father of the Green Revolution

Tionne WatkinsTionne Watkins
26 April 1970, American
Singer
Mamie EisenhowerMamie Eisenhower
14 November 1896, American
Former First Lady of the United States

Jerry MathersJerry Mathers
02 June 1948, American
Actor
Morgan EarpMorgan Earp
24 April 1851, American
Special Policeman

Bobby DriscollBobby Driscoll
03 March 1937, American
Actor

Richard BeymerRichard Beymer
20 February 1938, American
Actor
Eric SwalwellEric Swalwell
16 November 1980, American
U.S. Representative

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Steve KingSteve King
28 May 1949, American
United States Representative
Richard ProennekeRichard Proenneke
04 May 1916, American
Naturalist

Sue LyonSue Lyon
10 July 1946, American
Actress

Terry BranstadTerry Branstad
17 November 1946, American
42nd Governor of Iowa

Hynden WalchHynden Walch
01 February 1971, American
Actress
Harry HarlowHarry Harlow
31 October 1905, American
Psychologist
Laura LeightonLaura Leighton
24 July 1968, American
Actress

Patrick WhitesellPatrick Whitesell
04 February 1965, American
Co-Founder of The Endeavor Talent Agency

Al SwearengenAl Swearengen
08 July 1845, American
Entertainment Entrepreneur

Pauline Pfeiffer Pauline Pfeiffer
22 July 1895, American
Journalist & Second Wife of Ernest Hemingway
Sean SchemmelSean Schemmel
21 November 1968, American
Voice Actor

Dan GableDan Gable
25 October 1948, American
Wrestler

Joseph KosinskiJoseph Kosinski
03 May 1974, American
Director

Kirk HinrichKirk Hinrich
02 January 1981, American
Basketball Player

Charles KennedyCharles Kennedy
25 November 1959, Scottish
Former Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom
Aldo LeopoldAldo Leopold
11 January 1887, American
 

Peggy WhitsonPeggy Whitson
09 February 1960, American
Astronaut, Biochemist
Maddie PoppeMaddie Poppe
05 December 1997, American
Singer

Billy SundayBilly Sunday
19 November 1862, American
 

Lee de ForestLee de Forest
26 August 1873, American
Father of Radio
Wallace StegnerWallace Stegner
18 February 1909, American
Author

Shawn JohnsonShawn Johnson
19 January 1992, American
Gymnast
Adam YoungAdam Young
05 July 1986, American
Musician, singer-songwriter

Pauline PhillipsPauline Phillips
04 July 1918, American
Advice Columnist

Wallace Hume Carothers Wallace Carothers
27 April 1896, American
Inventor of Neoprene & Nylon

JinxxJinxx
07 January 1986, American
Guitarist

George Abramovich KovalGeorge Koval
25 December 1913, Russian
U.S. Born Soviet Spy
Andre DubusAndre Dubus
11 August 1936, American
Short story writer

Stanley B. PrusinerStanley B. Prusiner
28 May 1942, American
Neurologist and Biochemist

Edwin G. KrebsEdwin G. Krebs
06 June 1918, American
Biochemist

Tom ArnoldTom Arnold
06 March 1959, American
American actor
W. Edwards DemingWilliam Edwards Deming
14 October 1900, American
Statistician, Electrical Engineer

Amy ClampittAmy Clampitt
15 June 1920, American
Poet
Terry FarrellTerry Farrell
19 November 1963, American
Actress

Megan StitzMegan Stitz
31 August 1999, American
YouTuber, Instagram Star

Kian Robert LawleyKian Robert Lawley
02 September 1995, American
Actor, YouTuber
Ciera StitzCiera Stitz
31 August 1999, American
YouTuber

Maggie AtchesonMaggie Atcheson
29 May 2000, American
YouTuber
 Jessalynn SiwaJessalynn Siwa
08 December 1974, American
Dancer, Reality TV Star

Kyle Gott Kyle Gott
30 May 1991, American
YouTuber, Vlogger

Maesi CaesMaesi Caes
18 March 2005, American
Dancer, YouTuber
Chuck GrassleyChuck Grassley
17 September 1933, American
Politician

Michelle MonaghanMichelle Monaghan
23 March 1976, American
Actress
Joni ErnstJoni Ernst
01 July 1970, American
Politician

Katie PorterKatie Porter
03 January 1974, American
Politician

Nick NurseNick Nurse
24 July 1967, American
Basketball player

Stephen CollinsStephen Collins
01 October 1947, American
Actor
Ron LivingstonRon Livingston
05 June 1967, American
Actor
Ben AskrenBen Askren
18 July 1984, American
Mixed Martial Artist

Kurt WarnerKurt Warner
22 June 1971, American
American football player

Michael EmersonMichael Emerson
07 September 1954, American
Actor

Jane ElliottJane Elliott
27 May 1933, American
Schoolteacher
Jane ElliottJane Elliott
11 May 1982, American
Actress

Glenn MillerGlenn Miller
01 March 1904, American
Trombonist

Andy WilliamsAndy Williams
03 December 1927, American
Singer, Art collector, Musician, Putita

Donna ReedDonna Reed
27 January 1921, American
American film actress

Tom BrokawTom Brokaw
06 February 1940, American
Journalist
N. K. JemisinN. K. Jemisin
19 September 1972, American
Novelist

Kim ReynoldsKim Reynolds
04 August 1959, American
Politician
Hill HarperHill Harper
17 May 1966, American
Actor

Sara HainesSara Haines
18 September 1977, American
Television host
Julie AdamsJulie Adams
17 October 1926, American
Actress
Joey JordisonJoey Jordison
26 April 1975, American
Guitarist, Musician, Record producer, Songwriter