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.
Dustin PoirierDustin Poirier
19 January 1989, American
Mixed Martial Artist
Jared LetoJared Leto
26 December 1971, American
American actor

Peyton ManningPeyton Manning
24 March 1976, American
American Football Quarterback

Lil WayneLil Wayne
27 September 1982, American
Hip-hop artist

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon
22 March 1976, American

Anthony MackieAnthony Mackie
23 September 1978, American
Tyler PerryTyler Perry
13 September 1969, American

Ian SomerhalderIan Somerhalder
08 December 1978, American

Huey NewtonHuey P. Newton
17 February 1942, American
American political activist
Madam C. J. WalkerMadam C. J. Walker
23 December 1867, American

Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong
04 August 1901, American
Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
26 January 1958, American

NBA YoungBoyNBA YoungBoy
20 October 1999, American

Bill RussellBill Russell
12 February 1934, American
American basketball player

Randy JacksonRandy Jackson
23 June 1956, American

Eli ManningEli Manning
03 January 1981, American
American Football Quarterback
Terry BradshawTerry Bradshaw
02 September 1948, American
Former NFL Star & TV Analyst

Carl WeathersCarl Weathers
14 January 1948, American

Eric BieniemyEric Bieniemy
15 August 1969, American

Zachary LeviZachary Levi
29 September 1980, American
Ryan O'NealRyan O'Neal
20 April 1941, American

Jerry Lee LewisJerry Lee Lewis
29 September 1935, American
DJ KhaledDJ Khaled
26 November 1975, American
Disc Jockey

Truman CapoteTruman Capote
30 September 1924, American

Odell Beckham Jr.Odell Beckham Jr.
05 November 1992, American
American Football Wide Receiver
Angela KinseyAngela Kinsey
25 June 1971, American

Charlotte GainsbourgCharlotte Gainsbourg
21 July 1971, French, British
Huey LongHuey Long
30 August 1893, American

Pauley PerrettePauley Perrette
27 March 1969, American
Television Actress, Activist, Singer

Mahalia JacksonMahalia Jackson
26 October 1911, American
Singer, Television Personality
Tim McGrawTim McGraw
01 May 1967, American
Singer-songwriter, Musician

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Richard SimmonsRichard Simmons
12 July 1948, American
American actor
Dak PrescottDak Prescott
29 July 1993, American
American Football Quarterback

Johnnie CochranJohnnie Cochran
02 October 1937, American

Kevin GatesKevin Gates
05 February 1986, American

Josh DallasJosh Dallas
18 December 1978, American
Delphine LaLaurieDelphine LaLaurie
19 March 1787, French
Shane WestShane West
10 June 1978, American

Katherine LaNasaKatherine LaNasa
01 December 1966, American

Trevante RhodesTrevante Rhodes
10 February 1990, American

15 February 1969, American
Lauren DaigleLauren Daigle
09 September 1991, American

Sean Patrick FlanerySean Patrick Flanery
11 October 1965, American

James CarvilleJames Carville
25 October 1944, American
Political Consultant

Donna DouglasDonna Douglas
26 September 1932, American

Torrence HatchTorrence Hatch
14 November 1982, American
Phil RobertsonPhil Robertson
24 April 1946, American
Professional Hunter

Bryan LourdBryan Lourd
05 November 1960, American
Talent Manager
Romeo MillerRomeo Miller
19 August 1989, American
Rapper, Model, Actor

Sadie RobertsonSadie Robertson
11 July 1997, American
Actress, Reality Star

Fats DominoFats Domino
26 February 1928, American
Pianist, Rock & Roll Musician
Bobby JindalBobby Jindal
10 June 1971, American
Governor of Louisiana

August Anthony Alsina, Jr. August Alsina
03 September 1992, American
Singer, Songwriter
Garrett MorrisGarrett Morris
01 February 1937, American

Howard CarterHoward Carter
09 May 1874, British

Quvenzhané WallisQuvenzhané Wallis
28 August 2003, American
Child Actor

Anne RiceAnne Rice
04 October 1941, American

Willie RobertsonWillie Robertson
22 April 1972, American
Reality Star & Entrepreneur
Shelley HennigShelley Hennig
02 January 1987, American

Aaron NevilleAaron Neville
24 January 1941, American
Singer & Musician

Ali LandryAli Landry
21 July 1973, American

Veronica Porché AliVeronica Porché Ali
16 December 1955, American
Muhammad Ali’s Ex-Wife
Si RobertsonSi Robertson
27 April 1948, American
Reality Star

Pruitt Taylor VincePruitt Taylor Vince
05 July 1960, American
John Bel EdwardsJohn Bel Edwards
16 September 1966, American
56th Governor of Louisiana

Sean TuohySean Tuohy
23 November 1959, American
Sports Commentator

Robert ParishRobert Parish
30 August 1953, American
Basketball Player
Faith JenkinsFaith Jenkins
1977 AD, American

Buddy GuyBuddy Guy
30 July 1936, American
Donna BrazileDonna Brazile
15 December 1959, American
Political Strategist

Laine HardyLaine Hardy
12 September 2000, American
Musical Artist

Demetress BellDemetress Bell
03 May 1984, American
American Football Player
Iron Eyes CodyIron Eyes Cody
03 April 1904, American

Ken ThompsonKen Thompson
04 February 1943, American
Computer Scientist
Norma Leah McCorveyNorma McCorvey
22 September 1947, American

Hunter HaysHunter Hayes
09 September 1991, American
Country Singer, Musician

Colleen ClinkenbeardColleen Clinkenbeard
13 April 1980, American
Voice Actress

Luke JamesLuke James
13 June 1983, American
Vivien ThomasVivien Thomas
29 August 1910, American
Jase RobertsonJase Robertson
16 August 1969, American
Reality Star, Businessman

P.G.T. BeauregardP.G.T. Beauregard
28 May 1818, American
Army General

Clay ShawClay Shaw
17 March 1913, American

Jeff MangumJeff Mangum
24 October 1970, American
Faith DomergueFaith Domergue
16 June 1924, American

James DobsonJames Dobson
21 April 1936, American

Jake DelhommeJake Delhomme
10 January 1975, American
American Football Quarterback

Fredo BangFredo Bang
29 March 1996, American

Lillian HellmanLillian Hellman
20 June 1905, American
Dramatist and Screenwriter
Cameron RichardsonCameron Richardson
11 September 1979, American

Lil FizzLil Fizz
26 November 1985, American
Lindsey PelasLindsey Pelas
19 May 1991, American
Actress, Model, Social Media Star

Sabrina Le BeaufSabrina Le Beauf
21 March 1958, American
Buddy BoldenBuddy Bolden
06 September 1877, American
Musical Artist
Betty DeGeneresBetty DeGeneres
20 May 1930, American
Speech Therapist