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
77
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
123
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
67
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
30
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
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players of All Time)
Bill Russell
27
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 12, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 6 
Terry Bradshaw
(American Former Professional Football Player Who Played as a Quarterback)
Terry Bradshaw
47
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Jerry Lee Lewis
(One of the Most Influential Pianists of the 20th Century)
Jerry Lee Lewis
29
Birthdate: September 29, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: October 28, 2022
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 8 
Madam C. J. Walker
(Entrepreneur)
Madam C. J. Walker
32
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 23, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 25, 1919
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Dustin Poirier
(American Professional Mixed Martial Artist and Former Interim UFC Lightweight Champion)
Dustin Poirier
44
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 10 
Odell Beckham Jr.
(American Football Wide Receiver)
Odell Beckham Jr.
96
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 5, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Ian Somerhalder
45
Birthdate: December 8, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 12 
DJ Khaled
(DJ and Record Producer Known for His Album 'We the Best Forever' and Single 'I'm on One')
DJ Khaled
41
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Tyler Perry
(Creator and Performer of 'Madea' Character & Developer of the Sitcom 'Tyler Perry's House of Payne')
Tyler Perry
41
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
145
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 20, 1999
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Zachary Levi
25
Birthdate: September 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 16 
Eli Manning
(Former American Football Quarterback)
Eli Manning
25
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Truman Capote
(Known for His Novella “Breakfast at Tiffany's” and Non-Fiction Novel “In Cold Blood”)
Truman Capote
13
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 30, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: August 25, 1984
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Anthony Mackie
32
Birthdate: September 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Karl Malone
(Basketball player Power Forward)
Karl Malone
16
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 24, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
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Dak Prescott
(American Football Quarterback)
Dak Prescott
33
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 29, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Pauley Perrette
(Television Actress, Activist, Singer)
Pauley Perrette
23
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 22 
Tim McGraw
(Country Music Singer - one of the Best-Selling Music Artists of All Time)
Tim McGraw
21
Birthdate: May 1, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Carl Weathers
(Actor and Former American Professional Football Player Known for His Role as ‘Apollo Creed’ in ‘Rocky’ Film Series)
Carl Weathers
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 24 
Jared Leto
(American Actor and Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'Thirty Seconds to Mars')
Jared Leto
54
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Fats Domino
(Singer-Songwriter, Pianist)
Fats Domino
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 26, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 24, 2017
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 26 
Kevin Gates
(Rapper and Singer-Songwriter Known for His Album ‘Islah’)
Kevin Gates
35
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Johnnie Cochran
(American Lawyer and Civil Activist Best Known for Defending and Acquitting 'O. J. Simpson')
Johnnie Cochran
28
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 2, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 29, 2005
 28 
Daniel Cormier
(Is an American Former Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Daniel Cormier
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Booker T
(Wrestler)
Booker T
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Ronnie Coleman
(Bodybuilder)
Ronnie Coleman
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Clyde Drexler
(Basketball player)
Clyde Drexler
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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Fred Hampton
(American Activist and Deputy Chairman of the National Black Panther Party)
Fred Hampton
27
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 30, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 4, 1969
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Lauren Daigle
(Contemporary Christian Music Singer-Songwriter Best Known for Her Album 'How Can It Be')
Lauren Daigle
18
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Harry Connick Jr.
(American singer)
Harry Connick Jr.
8
Birthdate: September 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Patricia Clarkson
13
Birthdate: December 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Huey P. Newton
(Political Activist, Revolutionary Leader and Co-Founder of the ‘Black Panther Party’)
Huey P. Newton
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 22, 1989
 37 
Hank Williams Jr.
(Country Music Singer, Musician and Son of Legendary Singer Hank Williams)
Hank Williams Jr.
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 26, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 38 
Master P
(Rapper)
Master P
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 39 
Ed Reed
(Football player)
Ed Reed
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 11, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
 40 
Torrence Hatch
(Rapper and Actor Known for His Album ‘Superbad’)
Torrence Hatch
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 14, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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August Alsina
(Singer, Songwriter)
August Alsina
19
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
 42 
Angela Kinsey
(Actress and Television Panelist Known for Her Role as ‘Angela Martin’ in the TV Series ‘The Office’)
Angela Kinsey
11
Birthdate: June 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 43 
Buddy Guy
(American Blues Musician Who Was a Prolific Performer from 1950s Until Well Into 21st Century)
Buddy Guy
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 30, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
 44 
Donna Douglas
(Best Know for Her Role as 'Elly May Clampett' in the TV Series 'The Beverly Hillbillies')
Donna Douglas
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 1, 2015
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Ja'Marr Chase
(American football player)
Ja'Marr Chase
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 1, 2000
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 46 
Justin Jefferson
(American football player)
Justin Jefferson
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 16, 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 47 
Huey Long
(Politician)
Huey Long
14
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 30, 1893
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: September 10, 1935
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
18
Birthdate: July 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Trace Adkins
(Country Singer & Actor)
Trace Adkins
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Richard Simmons
(American Fitness Instructor and Public Figure)
Richard Simmons
20
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)