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.
Madam C. J. WalkerMadam C. J. Walker
23 December 1867, American
Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon
22 March 1976, American

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

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
26 January 1958, American

Ian SomerhalderIan Somerhalder
08 December 1978, American

Tyler PerryTyler Perry
13 September 1969, American
Bill RussellBill Russell
12 February 1934, American
American basketball player

Jared LetoJared Leto
26 December 1971, American
American actor

Dustin PoirierDustin Poirier
19 January 1989, American
Mixed Martial Artist
DJ KhaledDJ Khaled
26 November 1975, American
Disc Jockey

Lee Harvey OswaldLee Harvey Oswald
18 October 1939, American
Armed force officer
Peyton ManningPeyton Manning
24 March 1976, American
American Football Quarterback

Norma Leah McCorveyNorma McCorvey
22 September 1947, American

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

Zachary LeviZachary Levi
29 September 1980, American

Jerry Lee LewisJerry Lee Lewis
29 September 1935, American
Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong
04 August 1901, American

Huey NewtonHuey P. Newton
17 February 1942, American
American political activist

Angela KinseyAngela Kinsey
25 June 1971, American

Pauley PerrettePauley Perrette
27 March 1969, American
Television Actress, Activist, Singer
Anthony MackieAnthony Mackie
23 September 1978, American

Carl WeathersCarl Weathers
14 January 1948, American
Lauren DaigleLauren Daigle
09 September 1991, American

Tim McGrawTim McGraw
01 May 1967, American
Singer-songwriter, Musician

Truman CapoteTruman Capote
30 September 1924, American
Demetress BellDemetress Bell
03 May 1984, American
American Football Player

Ryan O'NealRyan O'Neal
20 April 1941, American
Terry BradshawTerry Bradshaw
02 September 1948, American
Former NFL Star & TV Analyst

Harry Connick Jr.Harry Connick Jr.
11 September 1967, American
American singer

Johnnie CochranJohnnie Cochran
02 October 1937, American
Dak PrescottDak Prescott
29 July 1993, American
American Football Quarterback

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Eli ManningEli Manning
03 January 1981, American
American Football Quarterback
Phil RobertsonPhil Robertson
24 April 1946, American
Professional Hunter

Robert ParishRobert Parish
30 August 1953, American
Basketball Player

Josh DallasJosh Dallas
18 December 1978, American

Romeo MillerRomeo Miller
19 August 1989, American
Rapper, Model, Actor
Si RobertsonSi Robertson
27 April 1948, American
Reality Star
Huey LongHuey Long
30 August 1893, American

Odell Beckham Jr.Odell Beckham Jr.
05 November 1992, American
American Football Wide Receiver

Charlotte GainsbourgCharlotte Gainsbourg
21 July 1971, French, British

Richard SimmonsRichard Simmons
12 July 1948, American
American actor
Willie RobertsonWillie Robertson
22 April 1972, American
Reality Star & Entrepreneur

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

Kevin GatesKevin Gates
05 February 1986, American

Shane WestShane West
10 June 1978, American

James CarvilleJames Carville
25 October 1944, American
Political Consultant
Randy JacksonRandy Jackson
23 June 1956, American
Bassist, Record Producer, Television Personality.

Donna DouglasDonna Douglas
26 September 1932, American
Delphine LaLaurieDelphine LaLaurie
19 March 1787, French

Garrett MorrisGarrett Morris
01 February 1937, American

Bryan LourdBryan Lourd
05 November 1960, American
Talent Manager
Katherine LaNasaKatherine LaNasa
01 December 1966, American

Trevante RhodesTrevante Rhodes
10 February 1990, American
Fats DominoFats Domino
26 February 1928, American
Pianist, Rock & Roll Musician

Laine HardyLaine Hardy
12 September 2000, American
Musical Artist

Shelley HennigShelley Hennig
02 January 1987, American

John Bel EdwardsJohn Bel Edwards
16 September 1966, American
56th Governor of Louisiana

Ali LandryAli Landry
21 July 1973, American
Mahalia JacksonMahalia Jackson
26 October 1911, American
Singer, Television Personality

Sean Patrick FlanerySean Patrick Flanery
11 October 1965, American

August Anthony Alsina, Jr. August Alsina
03 September 1992, American
Singer, Songwriter

Gary PlaucheGary Plauche
10 November 1945, American
Quvenzhané WallisQuvenzhané Wallis
28 August 2003, American
Child Actor

Anne RiceAnne Rice
04 October 1941, American
Sean TuohySean Tuohy
23 November 1959, American
Sports Commentator

Aaron NevilleAaron Neville
24 January 1941, American
Singer & Musician

Veronica Porché AliVeronica Porché Ali
16 December 1955, American
Muhammad Ali’s Ex-Wife
Bobby JindalBobby Jindal
10 June 1971, American
Governor of Louisiana

Buddy GuyBuddy Guy
30 July 1936, American
Pruitt Taylor VincePruitt Taylor Vince
05 July 1960, American

Jase RobertsonJase Robertson
16 August 1969, American
Reality Star, Businessman

Betty DeGeneresBetty DeGeneres
20 May 1930, American
Speech Therapist
Luke JamesLuke James
13 June 1983, American

Ken ThompsonKen Thompson
04 February 1943, American
Computer Scientist
Iron Eyes CodyIron Eyes Cody
03 April 1904, American

Faith DomergueFaith Domergue
16 June 1924, American

Lindsey PelasLindsey Pelas
19 May 1991, American
Actress, Model, Social Media Star

Colleen ClinkenbeardColleen Clinkenbeard
13 April 1980, American
Voice Actress
Faith JenkinsFaith Jenkins
1977 AD, American
Jeff MangumJeff Mangum
24 October 1970, American

Carly PattersonCarly Patterson
04 February 1988, American
Singer, Former Artistic Gymnast

15 July 1998, American

Sam WylySam Wyly
04 October 1934, American
Buddy BoldenBuddy Bolden
06 September 1877, American
Musical Artist

James DobsonJames Dobson
21 April 1936, American

Lillian HellmanLillian Hellman
20 June 1905, American
Dramatist and Screenwriter

Clay ShawClay Shaw
17 March 1913, American

Jake DelhommeJake Delhomme
10 January 1975, American
American Football Quarterback
Vivien ThomasVivien Thomas
29 August 1910, American

Cameron RichardsonCameron Richardson
11 September 1979, American
Sabrina Le BeaufSabrina Le Beauf
21 March 1958, American

Tony Joe WhiteTony Joe White
23 July 1943, American
Van CliburnVan Cliburn
12 July 1934, American
American pianist
Michael DeBakeyMichael DeBakey
07 September 1908, American
Cardiac Surgeon