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
(Actor, Producer, Model, Investor)

07 February 1978

American

John Wayne John Wayne
(Actor, Director, Producer)

26 May 1907

American

Gene WilderGene Wilder

11 June 1933

American

Elijah WoodElijah Wood

28 January 1981

American

John William CarsonJohnny Carson
(Television Host)

23 October 1925

American

Herbert HooverHerbert Hoover
(31st U.S. President)

10 August 1874

American

Seth RollinsSeth Rollins
(Professional Wrestler)

28 May 1986

American

Danai GuriraDanai Gurira
(Actress)

14 February 1978

American,Zimbabwean

Corey TaylorCorey Taylor
(Singer, Actor)

08 December 1973

American

Brandon RouthBrandon Routh
(Actor)

09 October 1979

American

Adam DeVineAdam DeVine
(Actor, Singer, Screenwriter)

07 November 1983

American

Cloris LeachmanCloris Leachman
(Comedian, Actress)

30 April 1926

American

Steve KingSteve King
(United States Representative)

28 May 1949

American

Tennessee WilliamsTennessee Williams
(American playwright)

26 March 1911

American

Buffalo BillBuffalo Bill
(Hunter)

26 February 1846

American

Julia MichaelsJulia Michaels
(Singer)

13 November 1993

American

Kate MulgrewKate Mulgrew
(Actress)

29 April 1955

American

Norman BorlaugNorman Borlaug
(Father of the Green Revolution)

25 March 1914

American

Nate RuessNate Ruess
(Singer)

26 February 1982

American

George ReevesGeorge Reeves
(Actor)

05 January 1914

American

William FrawleyWilliam Frawley
(Actor)

26 February 1887

American

Jean SebergJean Seberg
(Actress)

13 November 1938

American

Henry A. WallaceHenry A. Wallace
(33rd Vice President of the U.S.A.)

07 October 1888

American

Jerry MathersJerry Mathers
(Actor)

02 June 1948

American

Michele BachmannMichele Bachmann
(Former United States Representative)

06 April 1956

American

Morgan EarpMorgan Earp
(Special Policeman)

24 April 1851

American

John IrvingJohn Irving

02 March 1942

American

Terry BranstadTerry Branstad
(42nd Governor of Iowa)

17 November 1946

American

Sean SchemmelSean Schemmel
(Voice Actor)

21 November 1968

American

Shawn JohnsonShawn Johnson
(Gymnast)

19 January 1992

American

Aldo LeopoldAldo Leopold

11 January 1887

American

Pauline Pfeiffer Pauline Pfeiffer
(Journalist & Second Wife of Ernest Hemingway)

22 July 1895

American

Dan GableDan Gable
(Wrestler)

25 October 1948

American

Billy SundayBilly Sunday

19 November 1862

American

Peggy WhitsonPeggy Whitson
(Astronaut, Biochemist)

09 February 1960

American

Lee de ForestLee de Forest
(Father of Radio)

26 August 1873

American

Wallace StegnerWallace Stegner
(Author)

18 February 1909

American

Adam YoungAdam Young
(Musician, singer-songwriter)

05 July 1986

American

Pauline PhillipsPauline Phillips
(Advice Columnist)

04 July 1918

American

JinxxJinxx
(Guitarist)

07 January 1986

American

Wallace Hume Carothers Wallace Carothers
(Inventor of Neoprene & Nylon)

27 April 1896

American

Andre DubusAndre Dubus
(Short story writer)

11 August 1936

American

Stanley B. PrusinerStanley B. Prusiner
(Neurologist and Biochemist)

28 May 1942

American

George Abramovich KovalGeorge Koval
(U.S. Born Soviet Spy)

25 December 1913

Russian

Tom ArnoldTom Arnold
(American actor)

06 March 1959

American

Edwin G. KrebsEdwin G. Krebs
(Biochemist)

06 June 1918

American

Kian Robert LawleyKian Robert Lawley
(Actor, YouTuber)

02 September 1995

American

W. Edwards DemingWilliam Edwards Deming
(Statistician, Electrical Engineer)

14 October 1900

American

Megan StitzMegan Stitz
(YouTuber, Instagram Star)

31 August 1999

American

 Jessalynn SiwaJessalynn Siwa
(Dancer, Reality TV Star)

08 December 1974

American

Amy ClampittAmy Clampitt
(Poet)

15 June 1920

American

Maggie AtchesonMaggie Atcheson
(YouTuber)

29 May 2000

American

Kyle Gott Kyle Gott
(YouTuber, Vlogger)

30 May 1991

American

Ciera StitzCiera Stitz
(YouTuber)

31 August 1999

American

Maesi CaesMaesi Caes
(Dancer, YouTuber)

18 March 2005

American

Kurt WarnerKurt Warner
(American football player)

22 June 1971

American

Lara Flynn BoyleLara Flynn Boyle
(American actress)

24 March 1970

American

Andy WilliamsAndy Williams
(Singer, Art collector, Musician, Putita)

03 December 1927

American

Bob StoopsBob Stoops
(American football player)

06 September 1960

American

Donna ReedDonna Reed
(American film actress)

27 January 1921

American

Joey JordisonJoey Jordison
(Guitarist, Musician, Record producer, Songwriter)

26 April 1975

American

Glenn MillerGlenn Miller
(Jazz musician, Bandleader, Composer, Music arranger, Conductor, Musician)

01 March 1904

American

Bret BielemaBret Bielema
(Head coach)

13 January 1970

American

Al JarreauAl Jarreau
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Jazz musician, Social worker)

12 March 1940

American

Robert Ben RhoadesRobert Ben Rhoades
(Serial killer)

22 November 1945

American

Marc AndreessenMarc Andreessen
(American entrepreneur)

09 July 1971

American

Sharon NeedlesSharon Needles
(Singer)

28 November 1981

American

Randy WeaverRandy Weaver
(Soldier)

03 January 1948

American

Harrison BarnesHarrison Barnes
(Basketball player)

30 May 1992

American

Michael EmersonMichael Emerson
(Actor)

07 September 1954

American

Mamie EisenhowerMamie Eisenhower
(Former First Lady of the United States)

14 November 1896

American

Grant WoodGrant Wood
(American painter)

13 February 1891

American

Don Ed HardyDon Ed Hardy
(tattoo artist)

31 December 1945

American

Mick ThomsonMick Thomson
(Musician, Guitarist)

03 November 1973

American

Lolo JonesLolo Jones
(Sprinter, Bobsledder, Athletics competitor)

05 August 1982

American

Sid WilsonSid Wilson
(disc jockey, musician)

20 January 1977

American

Fred GrandyFred Grandy
(Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Politician, Radio personality)

29 June 1948

American

Bix BeiderbeckeBix Beiderbecke
(Composer, Trumpeter, Jazz musician, Pianist)

10 March 1903

American

Bob FellerBob Feller
(Baseball Player)

03 November 1918

American

HalstonHalston
(Fashion designer, Costume designer)

23 April 1932

American

Harriet NelsonHarriet Nelson
(American singer)

18 July 1909

American