Famous People From Louisiana

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Louisiana is a state which has been admired widely for its multi-cultural heritage. The residents of the state are not alone, but also include people of African, Spanish, French and Asian descent. During recent times, many famous celebrities hailing from this state have made Louisiana proud with their path-breaking accomplishments. Actress Reese Witherspoon, TV show host Ellen DeGeneres, singers Britney Spears and Lil Wayne as well as actor Ian Somerhalder are a few famous people from Louisiana. Reese Witherspoon, who became a household name because of her role in the 2001 flick ‘Legally Blonde’ has acted in over a dozen films. She has also earned several accolades, including the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe as well as several others. ‘The Ellen Show’, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, is one of the most popular television shows of all time. Most people around the world know how Britney Spears took the world of music by storm with her chartbuster singles. Scroll down a little to find the names of other famous people from Louisiana & well known celebs born in Louisiana.
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 1 
Reese Witherspoon
56
Birthdate: March 22, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 2 
Lil Wayne
(One of the Greatest Rappers of All Time)
Lil Wayne
87
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 27, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 3 
Peyton Manning
(One of the Greatest Quarterbacks of All Time)
Peyton Manning
56
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Louis Armstrong
(American Writer & Professor of Biochemistry Best Known for His Hard Science Fiction Novels)
Louis Armstrong
25
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 4, 1901
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: July 6, 1971
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Bill Russell
(Regarded as One of the Greatest Basketball Players Ever)
Bill Russell
20
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 12, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: July 31, 2022
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
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Terry Bradshaw
(American Football Player)
Terry Bradshaw
36
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Dustin Poirier
(American Professional Mixed Martial Artist and Former Interim UFC Lightweight Champion)
Dustin Poirier
36
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Madam C. J. Walker
(Entrepreneur)
Madam C. J. Walker
19
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 23, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 25, 1919
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DJ Khaled
(DJ and Record Producer Known for His Album 'We the Best Forever' and Single 'I'm on One')
DJ Khaled
33
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 10 
Jerry Lee Lewis
(Singer-Songwriter and One of the Most Influential Pianists of the 20th Century)
Jerry Lee Lewis
20
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 29, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Odell Beckham Jr.
(American Football Wide Receiver)
Odell Beckham Jr.
85
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 5, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 12 
Ian Somerhalder
35
Birthdate: December 8, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Tyler Perry
(Creator and Performer of 'Madea' Character & Developer of the Sitcom 'Tyler Perry's House of Payne')
Tyler Perry
36
Birthdate: September 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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NBA YoungBoy
(Rapper Known for His Albums: 'Until Death Call My Name' and 'Top')
NBA YoungBoy
112
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 20, 1999
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Johnnie Cochran
(American Lawyer and Civil Activist Best Known for Defending and Acquitting 'O. J. Simpson')
Johnnie Cochran
15
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 2, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 29, 2005
 16 
Eli Manning
(American Football Quarterback)
Eli Manning
20
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Zachary Levi
18
Birthdate: September 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Karl Malone
(Basketball player Power Forward)
Karl Malone
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 24, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
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Anthony Mackie
25
Birthdate: September 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 20 
Lee Harvey Oswald
(U.S. Marine Veteran Who Assassinated John F. Kennedy)
Lee Harvey Oswald
28
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 18, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: November 24, 1963
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Truman Capote
(Known for His Novella “Breakfast at Tiffany's” and Non-Fiction Novel “In Cold Blood”)
Truman Capote
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 30, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: August 25, 1984
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 22 
Dak Prescott
(American Football Player)
Dak Prescott
25
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 9, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Pauley Perrette
(Television Actress, Activist, Singer)
Pauley Perrette
14
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Carl Weathers
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Tim McGraw
(Country Music Singer - one of the Best-Selling Music Artists of All Time)
Tim McGraw
19
Birthdate: May 1, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
 26 
Fats Domino
(Singer-Songwriter, Pianist)
Fats Domino
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 26, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 24, 2017
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Kevin Gates
(Rapper)
Kevin Gates
23
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 28 
Jared Leto
(Actor, Singer)
Jared Leto
46
Birthdate: December 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Booker T
(Wrestler)
Booker T
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 30 
Clyde Drexler
(Basketball player)
Clyde Drexler
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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Daniel Cormier
(Is an American Former Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Daniel Cormier
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Ronnie Coleman
(Bodybuilder)
Ronnie Coleman
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Fred Hampton
(American Activist and Deputy Chairman of the National Black Panther Party)
Fred Hampton
25
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 30, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 4, 1969
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Harry Connick Jr.
(American singer)
Harry Connick Jr.
5
Birthdate: September 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Lauren Daigle
(Contemporary Christian Music Singer-Songwriter Best Known for Her Album 'How Can It Be')
Lauren Daigle
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Huey P. Newton
(Revolutionary, Co-founder of the Black Panther Party)
Huey P. Newton
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 22, 1989
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Patricia Clarkson
9
Birthdate: December 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Hank Williams Jr.
(Country Music Singer, Musician and Son of Legendary Singer Hank Williams)
Hank Williams Jr.
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 26, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Master P
(Rapper)
Master P
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Sal Khan
(Teacher)
Sal Khan
5
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 11, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
 41 
August Alsina
(Singer, Songwriter)
August Alsina
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Torrence Hatch
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 14, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Angela Kinsey
(Actress and Television Panelist Known for Her Role as ‘Angela Martin’ in the TV Series ‘The Office’)
Angela Kinsey
9
Birthdate: June 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Ed Reed
(Football player)
Ed Reed
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 11, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
17
Birthdate: July 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Stormy Daniels
13
Birthdate: March 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 47 
Donna Douglas
(Best Know for Her Role as 'Elly May Clampett' in the TV Series 'The Beverly Hillbillies')
Donna Douglas
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 1, 2015
 48 
Buddy Guy
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 30, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
 49 
Huey Long
(Politician)
Huey Long
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 30, 1893
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: September 10, 1935
 50 
Jon Batiste
(Musician)
Jon Batiste
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio