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

Adam DeVineAdam DeVine
07 November 1983, American
Actor, Singer, Screenwriter

Seth RollinsSeth Rollins
28 May 1986, American
Professional Wrestler

Gene WilderGene Wilder
11 June 1933, American

Herbert HooverHerbert Hoover
10 August 1874, American
31st U.S. President
John William CarsonJohnny Carson
23 October 1925, American
Television Host

Elijah WoodElijah Wood
28 January 1981, American

Julia MichaelsJulia Michaels
13 November 1993, American

Lara Flynn BoyleLara Flynn Boyle
24 March 1970, American
Cloris LeachmanCloris Leachman
30 April 1926, American
Comedian, Actress

Corey TaylorCorey Taylor
08 December 1973, American
Singer, Actor
Brandon RouthBrandon Routh
09 October 1979, American

Kate MulgrewKate Mulgrew
29 April 1955, American

Danai GuriraDanai Gurira
14 February 1978, American, Zimbabwean
Buffalo BillBuffalo Bill
26 February 1846, American

Danielle ColbyDanielle Colby
03 December 1975, American
Reality TV Personality, Burlesque Dancer
Nate RuessNate Ruess
26 February 1982, American

George ReevesGeorge Reeves
05 January 1914, American

Tionne WatkinsTionne Watkins
26 April 1970, American
Richard BeymerRichard Beymer
20 February 1938, American

Jerry MathersJerry Mathers
02 June 1948, American
Maddie PoppeMaddie Poppe
05 December 1997, American

Jean SebergJean Seberg
13 November 1938, American

Richard ProennekeRichard Proenneke
04 May 1916, American

William FrawleyWilliam Frawley
26 February 1887, American
Norman BorlaugNorman Borlaug
25 March 1914, American
Father of the Green Revolution
Henry A. WallaceHenry A. Wallace
07 October 1888, American
33rd Vice President of the U.S.A.

Michele BachmannMichele Bachmann
06 April 1956, American
Former United States Representative

Mamie EisenhowerMamie Eisenhower
14 November 1896, American
Former First Lady of the United States

Morgan EarpMorgan Earp
24 April 1851, American
Special Policeman
Patrick WhitesellPatrick Whitesell
04 February 1965, American
Co-Founder of The Endeavor Talent Agency

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Bobby DriscollBobby Driscoll
03 March 1937, American

Steve KingSteve King
28 May 1949, American
United States Representative

Hynden WalchHynden Walch
01 February 1971, American

Sue LyonSue Lyon
10 July 1946, American
Al SwearengenAl Swearengen
08 July 1845, American
Entertainment Entrepreneur

Laura LeightonLaura Leighton
24 July 1968, American
Harry HarlowHarry Harlow
31 October 1905, American

Joseph KosinskiJoseph Kosinski
03 May 1974, American

Aldo LeopoldAldo Leopold
11 January 1887, American
Sean SchemmelSean Schemmel
21 November 1968, American
Voice Actor

Lee de ForestLee de Forest
26 August 1873, American
Father of Radio
Kirk HinrichKirk Hinrich
02 January 1981, American
Basketball Player

Dan GableDan Gable
25 October 1948, American

Pauline Pfeiffer Pauline Pfeiffer
22 July 1895, American
Journalist & Second Wife of Ernest Hemingway

Billy SundayBilly Sunday
19 November 1862, American

Shawn JohnsonShawn Johnson
19 January 1992, American
Peggy WhitsonPeggy Whitson
09 February 1960, American
Astronaut, Biochemist

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

Wallace StegnerWallace Stegner
18 February 1909, American

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
George Abramovich KovalGeorge Koval
25 December 1913, Russian
U.S. Born Soviet Spy

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

07 January 1986, American
Andre DubusAndre Dubus
11 August 1936, American
Short story writer

Edwin G. KrebsEdwin G. Krebs
06 June 1918, American
Tom ArnoldTom Arnold
06 March 1959, American
American actor

 Jessalynn SiwaJessalynn Siwa
08 December 1974, American
Dancer, Reality TV Star

W. Edwards DemingWilliam Edwards Deming
14 October 1900, American
Statistician, Electrical Engineer
Terry FarrellTerry Farrell
19 November 1963, American

Amy ClampittAmy Clampitt
15 June 1920, American
Ciera StitzCiera Stitz
31 August 1999, American

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

Kian Robert LawleyKian Robert Lawley
02 September 1995, American
Actor, YouTuber

Maggie AtchesonMaggie Atcheson
29 May 2000, American
Kyle Gott Kyle Gott
30 May 1991, American
YouTuber, Vlogger
Maesi CaesMaesi Caes
18 March 2005, American
Dancer, YouTuber

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

Shawn CrahanShawn Crahan
24 September 1969, American

Kurt WarnerKurt Warner
22 June 1971, American
American football player
Bob StoopsBob Stoops
06 September 1960, American
American football player

Ron LivingstonRon Livingston
05 June 1967, American

Darren SprolesDarren Sproles
20 June 1983, American
American footballer

Sara HainesSara Haines
18 September 1977, American
Television host

Robin Lord TaylorRobin Lord Taylor
04 June 1978, American
Glenn MillerGlenn Miller
01 March 1904, American
Jazz musician, Bandleader, Composer, Music

Stephen CollinsStephen Collins
01 October 1947, American
Janet GuthrieJanet Guthrie
07 March 1938, American
racecar driver

Bret BielemaBret Bielema
13 January 1970, American
Head coach

Jeremy StephensJeremy Stephens
26 May 1986, American
Mixed martial artist
Herbert W. ArmstrongHerbert W. Armstrong
31 July 1892, American

Sharon NeedlesSharon Needles
28 November 1981, American
India SummerIndia Summer
26 April 1975, American
Adult Film Stars

Joey JordisonJoey Jordison
26 April 1975, American
Guitarist, Musician, Record producer, Songwriter

Donna ReedDonna Reed
27 January 1921, American
American film actress

Chuck GrassleyChuck Grassley
17 September 1933, American
Michael EmersonMichael Emerson
07 September 1954, American

Julie AdamsJulie Adams
17 October 1926, American
Dennis MuilenburgDennis Muilenburg
21 March 1964, American

Marc AndreessenMarc Andreessen
09 July 1971, American
American entrepreneur
Jane ElliottJane Elliott
27 May 1933, American

N. K. JemisinN. K. Jemisin
19 September 1972, American
Harrison BarnesHarrison Barnes
30 May 1992, American
Basketball player