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, Director, Producer

Seth RollinsSeth Rollins
28 May 1986, American
Professional Wrestler

Gene WilderGene Wilder
11 June 1933, American

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

John William CarsonJohnny Carson
23 October 1925, American
Television Host
Elijah WoodElijah Wood
28 January 1981, American

Corey TaylorCorey Taylor
08 December 1973, American
Singer, Actor

Julia MichaelsJulia Michaels
13 November 1993, American

Danai GuriraDanai Gurira
14 February 1978, American, Zimbabwean
Herbert HooverHerbert Hoover
10 August 1874, American
31st U.S. President

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

Brandon RouthBrandon Routh
09 October 1979, American

Kate MulgrewKate Mulgrew
29 April 1955, American
Norman BorlaugNorman Borlaug
25 March 1914, American
Father of the Green Revolution

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
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
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

Morgan EarpMorgan Earp
24 April 1851, American
Special Policeman

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

Bobby DriscollBobby Driscoll
03 March 1937, American
Steve KingSteve King
28 May 1949, American
United States Representative

Sue LyonSue Lyon
10 July 1946, American

Laura LeightonLaura Leighton
24 July 1968, American

Sean SchemmelSean Schemmel
21 November 1968, American
Voice Actor

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Peggy WhitsonPeggy Whitson
09 February 1960, American
Astronaut, Biochemist
Pauline Pfeiffer Pauline Pfeiffer
22 July 1895, American
Journalist & Second Wife of Ernest Hemingway

Aldo LeopoldAldo Leopold
11 January 1887, American
Billy SundayBilly Sunday
19 November 1862, American

Dan GableDan Gable
25 October 1948, American

Lee de ForestLee de Forest
26 August 1873, American
Father of Radio
Terry BranstadTerry Branstad
17 November 1946, American
42nd Governor of Iowa

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

Wallace StegnerWallace Stegner
18 February 1909, American

Pauline PhillipsPauline Phillips
04 July 1918, American
Advice Columnist

07 January 1986, American

George Abramovich KovalGeorge Koval
25 December 1913, Russian
U.S. Born Soviet Spy
Wallace Hume Carothers Wallace Carothers
27 April 1896, American
Inventor of Neoprene & Nylon

Andre DubusAndre Dubus
11 August 1936, American
Short story writer

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

Kian Robert LawleyKian Robert Lawley
02 September 1995, American
Actor, YouTuber
Tom ArnoldTom Arnold
06 March 1959, American
American actor

Edwin G. KrebsEdwin G. Krebs
06 June 1918, American
 Jessalynn SiwaJessalynn Siwa
08 December 1974, American
Dancer, Reality TV Star

W. Edwards DemingWilliam Edwards Deming
14 October 1900, American
Statistician, Electrical Engineer

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

Megan StitzMegan Stitz
31 August 1999, American
YouTuber, Instagram Star
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
Joey JordisonJoey Jordison
26 April 1975, American
Guitarist, Musician, Record producer, Songwriter

Harrison BarnesHarrison Barnes
30 May 1992, American
Basketball player
Stephen CollinsStephen Collins
01 October 1947, American

Janet GuthrieJanet Guthrie
07 March 1938, American
racecar driver

Glenn MillerGlenn Miller
01 March 1904, American
Jazz musician, Bandleader, Composer, Music

Sid WilsonSid Wilson
20 January 1977, American
disc jockey, musician
Mick ThomsonMick Thomson
03 November 1973, American
Musician, Guitarist
Andy WilliamsAndy Williams
03 December 1927, American
Singer, Art collector, Musician, Putita

Sharon NeedlesSharon Needles
28 November 1981, American

Donna ReedDonna Reed
27 January 1921, American
American film actress

Kurt WarnerKurt Warner
22 June 1971, American
American football player
Michael EmersonMichael Emerson
07 September 1954, American

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

Julie AdamsJulie Adams
17 October 1926, American

Marc AndreessenMarc Andreessen
09 July 1971, American
American entrepreneur

Jeremy StephensJeremy Stephens
26 May 1986, American
Mixed martial artist
Randy WeaverRandy Weaver
03 January 1948, American

Hill HarperHill Harper
17 May 1966, American
Al JarreauAl Jarreau
12 March 1940, American
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Jazz musician, Social

Lolo JonesLolo Jones
05 August 1982, American
Sprinter, Bobsledder, Athletics competitor

Zach JohnsonZach Johnson
24 February 1976, American
23 April 1932, American
Fashion designer, Costume designer

Bob BarrBob Barr
05 November 1948, American
Former United States Representative
Ben SilbermannBen Silbermann
1982 AD, American
chief executive officer

Fred GrandyFred Grandy
29 June 1948, American
Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Politician,

Don Ed HardyDon Ed Hardy
31 December 1945, American
tattoo artist

Bob FellerBob Feller
03 November 1918, American
Baseball Player
Bix BeiderbeckeBix Beiderbecke
10 March 1903, American
Composer, Trumpeter, Jazz musician, Pianist

Grant WoodGrant Wood
13 February 1891, American
American painter
Harriet NelsonHarriet Nelson
18 July 1909, American
American singer

William D. LeahyWilliam D. Leahy
06 May 1875, American
Officer, Diplomat

Brian BellBrian Bell
09 December 1968, American

Laurel ClarkLaurel Clark
10 March 1961, American
Officer, Astronaut, Physician, Submariner
Steve HigginsSteve Higgins
13 August 1963, American
Screenwriter, Actor, Television actor