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
 

Jean SebergJean Seberg
13 November 1938, American
Actress

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

Elijah WoodElijah Wood
28 January 1981, American
 
Seth RollinsSeth Rollins
28 May 1986, American
Professional Wrestler

Johnny CarsonJohnny Carson
23 October 1925, American
Television Host

Adam DeVineAdam DeVine
07 November 1983, American
Actor, Singer, Screenwriter
Julia MichaelsJulia Michaels
13 November 1993, American
Singer

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

Steve KingSteve King
28 May 1949, American
United States Representative

Brandon RouthBrandon Routh
09 October 1979, American
Actor

Danai GuriraDanai Gurira
14 February 1978, American, Zimbabwean
Actress

Jerry MathersJerry Mathers
02 June 1948, American
Actor
Corey TaylorCorey Taylor
08 December 1973, American
Singer, Actor

Bobby DriscollBobby Driscoll
03 March 1937, American
Actor

Kate MulgrewKate Mulgrew
29 April 1955, American
Actress

George ReevesGeorge Reeves
05 January 1914, American
Actor
Henry A. WallaceHenry A. Wallace
07 October 1888, American
33rd Vice President of the U.S.A.

Buffalo BillBuffalo Bill
26 February 1846, American
Hunter
Norman BorlaugNorman Borlaug
25 March 1914, American
Father of the Green Revolution

Tionne WatkinsTionne Watkins
26 April 1970, American
Singer

William FrawleyWilliam Frawley
26 February 1887, American
Actor
Nate RuessNate Ruess
26 February 1982, American
Singer

Danielle ColbyDanielle Colby
03 December 1975, American
Reality TV Personality, Burlesque Dancer
Sue LyonSue Lyon
10 July 1946, American
Actress

Richard BeymerRichard Beymer
20 February 1938, American
Actor

Richard ProennekeRichard Proenneke
04 May 1916, American
Naturalist
Mamie EisenhowerMamie Eisenhower
14 November 1896, American
Former First Lady of the United States

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Hynden WalchHynden Walch
01 February 1971, American
Actress
Morgan EarpMorgan Earp
24 April 1851, American
Special Policeman

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

Peggy WhitsonPeggy Whitson
09 February 1960, American
Astronaut, Biochemist

Al SwearengenAl Swearengen
08 July 1845, American
Entertainment Entrepreneur
Kirk HinrichKirk Hinrich
02 January 1981, American
Basketball Player
Laura LeightonLaura Leighton
24 July 1968, American
Actress

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

Maddie PoppeMaddie Poppe
05 December 1997, American
Singer

Harry HarlowHarry Harlow
31 October 1905, American
Psychologist
Pauline Pfeiffer Pauline Pfeiffer
22 July 1895, American
Journalist & Second Wife of Ernest Hemingway

Sean SchemmelSean Schemmel
21 November 1968, American
Voice Actor

Joseph KosinskiJoseph Kosinski
03 May 1974, American
Director

Dan GableDan Gable
25 October 1948, American
Wrestler

Terry BranstadTerry Branstad
17 November 1946, American
42nd Governor of Iowa
Aldo LeopoldAldo Leopold
11 January 1887, American
 

Wallace StegnerWallace Stegner
18 February 1909, American
Author
Charles KennedyCharles Kennedy
25 November 1959, Scottish
Former Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom

Lee de ForestLee de Forest
26 August 1873, American
Father of Radio

Billy SundayBilly Sunday
19 November 1862, American
 
Shawn JohnsonShawn Johnson
19 January 1992, American
Gymnast

Adam YoungAdam Young
05 July 1986, American
Musician, singer-songwriter
Wallace Hume Carothers Wallace Carothers
27 April 1896, American
Inventor of Neoprene & Nylon

Pauline PhillipsPauline Phillips
04 July 1918, American
Advice Columnist

JinxxJinxx
07 January 1986, American
Guitarist

Andre DubusAndre Dubus
11 August 1936, American
Short story writer

Stanley B. PrusinerStanley B. Prusiner
28 May 1942, American
Neurologist and Biochemist
George Abramovich KovalGeorge Koval
25 December 1913, Russian
U.S. Born Soviet Spy

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

Tom ArnoldTom Arnold
06 March 1959, American
American actor

Amy ClampittAmy Clampitt
15 June 1920, American
Poet
W. Edwards DemingWilliam Edwards Deming
14 October 1900, American
Statistician, Electrical Engineer

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

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

Maggie AtchesonMaggie Atcheson
29 May 2000, American
YouTuber
Terry FarrellTerry Farrell
19 November 1963, American
Actress

 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

Randy WeaverRandy Weaver
03 January 1948, American
Soldier
Michelle MonaghanMichelle Monaghan
23 March 1976, American
Actress

Glenn MillerGlenn Miller
01 March 1904, American
Trombonist
Ron LivingstonRon Livingston
05 June 1967, American
Actor

Stephen CollinsStephen Collins
01 October 1947, American
Actor

Jeremy StephensJeremy Stephens
26 May 1986, American
Mixed martial artist

Ben AskrenBen Askren
18 July 1984, American
Mixed Martial Artist
Kurt WarnerKurt Warner
22 June 1971, American
American football player
Chuck GrassleyChuck Grassley
17 September 1933, American
Politician

Al JarreauAl Jarreau
12 March 1940, American
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Jazz musician, Social

Sharon NeedlesSharon Needles
28 November 1981, American
Singer

Donna ReedDonna Reed
27 January 1921, American
American film actress
Andy WilliamsAndy Williams
03 December 1927, American
Singer, Art collector, Musician, Putita

Hill HarperHill Harper
17 May 1966, American
Actor

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

Michael EmersonMichael Emerson
07 September 1954, American
Actor

India SummerIndia Summer
26 April 1975, American
Adult Film Stars
Julie AdamsJulie Adams
17 October 1926, American
Actress

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

Tom BrokawTom Brokaw
06 February 1940, American
Journalist
Robin Lord TaylorRobin Lord Taylor
04 June 1978, American
Actor
N. K. JemisinN. K. Jemisin
19 September 1972, American
Novelist