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: A Popular Icon During Hollywood's Golden Age
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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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 3 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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 4 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)
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 5 Elijah Wood

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

 6 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
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 7 Michelle Monaghan

Michelle Monaghan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 8 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)
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 9 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)

 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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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Musician
Birthdate: December 8, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 12 Cloris Leachman

Cloris Leachman
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: January 27, 2021
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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 13 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)

 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 Halston

Halston
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Was a fashion designer who rose to international fame in the 1970s.
Birthdate: April 23, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: March 26, 1990

 16 Julia Michaels

Julia Michaels
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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 17 Donna Reed

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

 18 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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 19 Buffalo Bill

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

 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 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)

 22 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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 23 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)

 24 Ron Livingston

Ron Livingston
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 5, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 25 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

 26 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)
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 27 Terry Farrell

Terry Farrell
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 19, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 28 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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 29 Danielle Colby

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

 30 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)
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 31 Nate Ruess

Nate Ruess
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces

 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 Katie Porter

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

 34 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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 35 Stephen Collins

Stephen Collins
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 36 Michael Emerson

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

 37 Norman Borlaug

Norman Borlaug
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Agronomist
Birthdate: March 25, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 12, 2009

 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 Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 8, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 40 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)
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 41 Sara Haines

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

 42 Hill Harper

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

Tionne Watkins
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 26, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 45 Richard Beymer

Richard Beymer
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 20, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 46 Grant Wood

Grant Wood
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Famous As: Former painter particularly well known for American Gothic (1930), which has become an iconic example of early 20th-century American art
Birthdate: February 13, 1891
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 12, 1942

 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 Mamie Eisenhower

Mamie Eisenhower
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: First Lady of the United States (1953-1961)
Birthdate: November 14, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: November 1, 1979

 49 Jane Elliott

Jane Elliott
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Schoolteacher
Birthdate: May 27, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini

 50 Bobby Driscoll

Bobby Driscoll
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 3, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 30, 1968
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)