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.

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 1 John Wayne

John Wayne
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 26, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 11, 1979
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 2 Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actor, Producer, Model, Investor
Birthdate: February 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 3 Seth Rollins

Seth Rollins
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: May 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 4 Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 11, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: August 29, 2016
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 5 Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 31st President of the United States
Birthdate: August 10, 1874
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: October 20, 1964

 6 Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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 7 Adam DeVine

Adam DeVine
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: November 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 8 Joe Burrow

Joe Burrow
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: December 10, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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 9 Michelle Monaghan

Michelle Monaghan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 10 Danai Gurira

Danai Gurira
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 11 Corey Taylor

Corey Taylor
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Famous As: Singer, Actor
Birthdate: December 8, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 12 Johnny Carson

Johnny Carson
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Famous As: Television Host
Birthdate: October 23, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 23, 2005
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 13 Cloris Leachman

Cloris Leachman
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Famous As: Comedian, Actress
Birthdate: April 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 14 Brandon Routh

Brandon Routh
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 15 Julia Michaels

Julia Michaels
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 16 Halston

Halston
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Fashion designer, Costume designer
Birthdate: April 23, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: March 26, 1990
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 17 Kurt Warner

Kurt Warner
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: June 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 18 Jean Seberg

Jean Seberg
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 13, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 30, 1979
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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 19 Tom Brokaw

Tom Brokaw
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: February 6, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 20 Shawn Johnson

Shawn Johnson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: January 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
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 21 Buffalo Bill

Buffalo Bill
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Famous As: Hunter
Birthdate: February 26, 1846
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 10, 1917

 22 Kate Mulgrew

Kate Mulgrew
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 29, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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 23 Donna Reed

Donna Reed
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Famous As: American film actress
Birthdate: January 27, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 14, 1986

 24 George Reeves

George Reeves
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 5, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 16, 1959
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 25 Ron Livingston

Ron Livingston
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 5, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 26 Gary Webb

Gary Webb
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: August 31, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 10, 2004
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 27 Andy Williams

Andy Williams
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer, Art collector, Musician, Putita
Birthdate: December 3, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: September 25, 2012
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 28 Danielle Colby

Danielle Colby
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Famous As: Reality TV Personality, Burlesque Dancer
Birthdate: December 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 29 Adam Young

Adam Young
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician, singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 30 Terry Farrell

Terry Farrell
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 19, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 31 Glenn Miller

Glenn Miller
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Trombonist
Birthdate: March 1, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 15, 1944

 32 Lolo Jones

Lolo Jones
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Hurdler
Birthdate: August 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 33 Nate Ruess

Nate Ruess
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 34 Michael Emerson

Michael Emerson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 7, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
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 35 William Frawley

William Frawley
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 26, 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 3, 1966
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 36 Henry A. Wallace

Henry A. Wallace
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 33rd Vice President of the U.S.A.
Birthdate: October 7, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: November 18, 1965

 37 Sara Haines

Sara Haines
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Famous As: Television host
Birthdate: September 18, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 38 Harrison Barnes

Harrison Barnes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: May 30, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)

 39 Norman Borlaug

Norman Borlaug
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Father of the Green Revolution
Birthdate: March 25, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 12, 2009

 40 India Summer

India Summer
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Famous As: Adult Film Stars
Birthdate: April 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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 41 Grant Wood

Grant Wood
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Famous As: American painter
Birthdate: February 13, 1891
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 13, 1942

 42 Tom Arnold

Tom Arnold
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Famous As: American actor
Birthdate: March 6, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 43 Jerry Mathers

Jerry Mathers
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 44 Chuck Grassley

Chuck Grassley
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 17, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo

 45 Randy Weaver

Randy Weaver
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Armed Force Officer
Birthdate: January 3, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 46 Katie Porter

Katie Porter
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 3, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 47 Bob Feller

Bob Feller
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: November 3, 1918
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: December 15, 2010
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 48 Hill Harper

Hill Harper
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 49 Eric Swalwell

Eric Swalwell
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: U.S. Representative
Birthdate: November 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 50 Robin Lord Taylor

Robin Lord Taylor
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)