Famous People From Louisiana

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

Reese Witherspoon
40
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 22, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 2 Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne
52
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: One of the Greatest Rappers of All Time
Birthdate: September 27, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 3 Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning
47
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: One of the Greatest Quarterbacks of All Time
Birthdate: March 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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 4 Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong
19
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Trumpeter
Birthdate: July 4, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: July 6, 1971
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 5 Terry Bradshaw

Terry Bradshaw
27
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: September 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 6 Madam C. J. Walker

Madam C. J. Walker
9
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: December 23, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 25, 1919
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 7 Bill Russell

Bill Russell
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: February 12, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
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 8 Dustin Poirier

Dustin Poirier
32
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: January 19, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 9 Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis
13
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 29, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 10 Odell Beckham Jr.

Odell Beckham Jr.
57
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Wide Receiver
Birthdate: November 5, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 11 Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder
21
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 8, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 12 DJ Khaled

DJ Khaled
23
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Disc Jockey
Birthdate: November 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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 13 Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry
21
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 13, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 14 NBA YoungBoy

NBA YoungBoy
79
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Rapper
Birthdate: October 20, 1998
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 15 Karl Malone

Karl Malone
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player Power Forward
Birthdate: July 24, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)

 16 Johnnie Cochran

Johnnie Cochran
11
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: October 2, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 29, 2005
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 17 Eli Manning

Eli Manning
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Quarterback
Birthdate: January 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 18 Zachary Levi

Zachary Levi
15
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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 19 Anthony Mackie

Anthony Mackie
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 20 Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: July 9, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 21 Truman Capote

Truman Capote
6
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: September 30, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: August 25, 1984
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 22 Pauley Perrette

Pauley Perrette
8
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Television Actress, Activist, Singer
Birthdate: March 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 23 Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw
14
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 1, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus

 24 Fats Domino

Fats Domino
1
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter, Pianist
Birthdate: February 26, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 24, 2017
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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 25 Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates
17
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: February 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 26 Booker T

Booker T
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: March 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 27 Carl Weathers

Carl Weathers
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 28 Ronnie Coleman

Ronnie Coleman
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Bodybuilder
Birthdate: May 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 29 Clyde Drexler

Clyde Drexler
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 30 Jared Leto

Jared Leto
40
Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: December 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 31 Lauren Daigle

Lauren Daigle
9
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 32 Harry Connick Jr.

Harry Connick Jr.
2
Famous As: American singer
Birthdate: September 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 33 Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: March 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 34 Patricia Clarkson

Patricia Clarkson
4
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 35 Huey P. Newton

Huey P. Newton
4
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Revolutionary, Co-founder of the Black Panther Party
Birthdate: February 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 22, 1989

 36 Master P

Master P
10
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: April 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 37 August Alsina

August Alsina
6
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: September 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo

 38 Hank Williams Jr.

Hank Williams Jr.
2
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 26, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 39 Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
13
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 40 Torrence Hatch

Torrence Hatch
6
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 14, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 41 Angela Kinsey

Angela Kinsey
3
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 42 Ed Reed

Ed Reed
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: September 11, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo

 43 Sal Khan

Sal Khan
4
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: October 11, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra

 44 Huey Long

Huey Long
8
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 30, 1893
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: September 10, 1935
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 45 Ja'Marr Chase

Ja'Marr Chase
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: March 1, 2000
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 46 Trevante Rhodes

Trevante Rhodes
5
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 47 Richard Simmons

Richard Simmons
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 48 Jon Batiste

Jon Batiste
1
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 49 Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 30, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo

 50 Donna Douglas

Donna Douglas
7
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 1, 2015