Lil Wayne, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Ian Somerhalder & Zachary Levi are some of the celebrities who hail 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.
Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
(Comedian)

26 January 1956

Metairie

American

Aquarius

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon
(Actress)

22 March 1976

New Orleans

American

Aries

DJ KhaledDJ Khaled
(Disc Jockey, Record Producer, YouTuber)

26 November 1975

New Orleans, Louisiana, US

American

Sagittarius

Lil WayneLil Wayne
(Hip-hop artist)

27 September 1982

New Orleans

American

Libra

Jared LetoJared Leto
(American actor)

26 December 1971

Bossier City

American

Capricorn

Peyton ManningPeyton Manning
(American Football Quarterback)

24 March 1976

New Orleans, Louisiana

American

Aries

Terry BradshawTerry Bradshaw
(Former NFL Star & TV Analyst)

02 September 1948

Shreveport

American

Virgo

Eli ManningEli Manning
(American Football Quarterback)

03 January 1981

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

American

Capricorn

Zachary LeviZachary Levi
(Actor)

29 September 1980

Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States

American

Libra

Ian SomerhalderIan Somerhalder
(Actor)

08 December 1978

Louisiana, USA

American

Sagittarius

Tyler PerryTyler Perry
(Actor)

13 September 1969

New Orleans

American

Virgo

Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong
(Musician)

04 August 1901

06 July 1971

New Orleans

American

Leo

Pauley PerrettePauley Perrette
(Television Actress, Activist, Singer)

27 March 1969

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

American

Aries

Jerry Lee LewisJerry Lee Lewis
(Rock & Roll Singer. Pianist)

29 September 1935

Ferriday, Louisiana, U.S

American

Libra

Odell Beckham Jr.Odell Beckham Jr.
(American Football Wide Receiver)

05 November 1992

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

American

Scorpio

Jennifer CarpenterJennifer Carpenter
(Actress)

07 December 1979

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

American

Sagittarius

Truman CapoteTruman Capote
(Author)

30 September 1924

25 August 1984

New Orleans

American

Libra

Harry Connick Jr.Harry Connick Jr.
(American singer)

11 September 1967

New Orleans

American

Virgo

Kevin GatesKevin Gates
(Rapper)

05 February 1986

New Orleans, US

American

Aquarius

Randy JacksonRandy Jackson
(Bassist, Record Producer, Television Personality.)

23 June 1956

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US

American

Cancer

Johnnie CochranJohnnie Cochran
(Lawyer)

02 October 1937

29 March 2005

Shreveport, Louisiana, United States

American

Libra

Bill RussellBill Russell
(American basketball player)

12 February 1934

Monroe, Louisiana

American

Aquarius

Anthony MackieAnthony Mackie
(Actor)

23 September 1978

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

American

Virgo

Dustin PoirierDustin Poirier
(Mixed Martial Artist)

19 January 1989

Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

American

Capricorn

Carl WeathersCarl Weathers
(Actor)

14 January 1948

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

American

Capricorn

Ryan O'NealRyan O'Neal
(Actor)

20 April 1941

Los Angeles, U.S.

American

Aries

Shane WestShane West

10 June 1978

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.

American

Gemini

Richard SimmonsRichard Simmons
(American actor)

12 July 1948

New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

American

Cancer

Huey LongHuey Long
(Politician)

30 August 1893

10 September 1935

Winnfield

American

Virgo

Josh DallasJosh Dallas
(Actor)

18 December 1978

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

American

Sagittarius

Sadie RobertsonSadie Robertson
(Reality television star and social media personality)

11 July 1997

West Monroe, Louisiana, USA

American

Cancer

Huey NewtonHuey P. Newton
(American political activist)

17 February 1942

22 August 1989

Monroe

American

Aquarius

Mahalia JacksonMahalia Jackson
(Singer, Television Personality)

26 December 1911

27 January 1972

New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

American

Capricorn

Shelley HennigShelley Hennig
(Actress)

02 January 1987

Metairie, Louisiana, U.S

American

Capricorn

Bobby JindalBobby Jindal
(Governor of Louisiana)

10 June 1971

Baton Rouge

American

Gemini

Madam C. J. WalkerMadam C. J. Walker
(Entrepreneur)

23 December 1867

25 May 1919

Delta

American

Capricorn

Anne RiceAnne Rice

04 October 1941

American

Libra

August Anthony Alsina, Jr. August Alsina
(Singer, Songwriter)

03 September 1992

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

American

Virgo

Hunter HaysHunter Hayes
(Country Singer, Musician)

09 September 1991

Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, U.S.

American

Virgo

Willie RobertsonWillie Robertson
(Reality Star & Entrepreneur)

22 April 1972

Bernice, Louisiana, United States

American

Taurus

Sean TuohySean Tuohy
(Sports Commentator)

23 November 1959

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

American

Sagittarius

Buddy GuyBuddy Guy

30 July 1936

Lettsworth, Louisiana, United States

American

Leo

James CarvilleJames Carville
(Political Consultant)

25 October 1944

Fort Benning

American

Scorpio

John Bel EdwardsJohn Bel Edwards
(56th Governor of Louisiana)

16 September 1966

Amite, Louisiana, U.S.

American

Virgo

Alan JoubanAlan Jouban
(American Mixed Martial Artist)

25 November 1981

Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

American

Sagittarius

Lillian HellmanLillian Hellman
(Dramatist and Screenwriter)

20 June 1905

30 June 1984

New Orleans, Louisiana

American

Gemini

Sabrina Le BeaufSabrina Le Beauf
(Actress)

21 March 1958

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

American

Aries

Demetress BellDemetress Bell
(American Football Player)

03 May 1984

Summerfield, Louisiana, United States

American

Taurus

Van CliburnVan Cliburn
(American pianist)

12 July 1934

27 February 2013

Shreveport, Louisiana, United States

American

Cancer

Michael DeBakeyMichael DeBakey
(Cardiac Surgeon)

07 September 1908

11 July 2008

Louisiana

American

Virgo

Buddy BoldenBuddy Bolden
(Musical Artist)

06 September 1877

04 November 1931

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

American

Virgo

Carly PattersonCarly Patterson
(Singer, Former Artistic Gymnast)

04 February 1988

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

American

Aquarius

Louis Moreau GottschalkLouis Moreau Gottschalk
(Composer)

08 May 1829

18 December 1869

New Orleans

American

Taurus

Bella RobertsonBella Robertson
(Daughter of Willie & Korie Robertson)

16 September 2002

West Monroe, Louisiana, United States

American

Virgo

Andre DubusAndre Dubus
(Short story writer)

11 August 1936

24 February 1999

Lake Charles

American

Leo

Paige DaniellePaige Danielle
(YouTuber, Make-up artist, Instagram Star)

19 March 1995

American

Pisces

Cash NastyCash Nasty
(YouTube Personality)

04 December 1990

Vidalia, Los Angeles, USA

American

Sagittarius

John Luke RobertsonJohn Luke Robertson
(Reality Star)

11 October 1995

West Monroe, Louisiana

American

Libra

Billy LeBlancBilly LeBlanc
(YouTube Personality, Vlogger)

18 January 1980

Louisiana

American

Capricorn

Dylan DauzatDylan Dauzat
(YouTube Star, Singer, Actor)

02 November 1997

Louisiana

American

Scorpio

Reginae CarterReginae Carter
(Rapper, R&B & Hip-Hop Singer)

29 November 1998

Louisiana, USA

American

Sagittarius

Jep RobertsonJep Robertson
(Reality TV Star)

28 May 1978

Bernice, Louisiana, United States

American

Gemini

Breland EmoryBreland Emory
(YouTuber, Fashion & Beauty Guru)

18 October 1987

Louisiana, USA

American

Libra

MithzanMithzan
(YouTube Star)

15 November 1994

Louisiana

American

Scorpio

Quvenzhané WallisQuvenzhané Wallis
(Child Actor)

28 August 2003

Louisiana, USA

American

Virgo

Addison RieckeAddison Riecke
(Actress)

26 January 2004

Covington, Louisiana

American

Aquarius

Tommy WiseauTommy Wiseau
(Screenwriter, Film producer, Film director, Actor, Television actor)

03 October 1955

Czech,American

Libra

Salman KhanSalman Khan
(Film actor, Actor)

27 December 1965

Indore

Indian

Capricorn

Tim McGrawTim McGraw
(Singer, Actor, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Record producer)

01 May 1967

Delhi

American

Taurus

Harry Connick Jr.Harry Connick Jr.
(actor, singer-songwriter, bandleader, composer)

11 September 1967

New Orleans

American

Virgo

Karl MaloneKarl Malone
(Basketball player, Basketball coach, Actor)

24 July 1963

Ruston

American

Leo

Jimmy SwaggartJimmy Swaggart
(Singer, Theologian, Pianist)

15 March 1935

Ferriday

American

Pisces

Fats DominoFats Domino
(Singer, Pianist, Jazz musician, Songwriter)

26 February 1928

New Orleans

American

Pisces

Bryant GumbelBryant Gumbel
(Journalist)

29 September 1948

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

American

Libra

Nnamdi AsomughaNnamdi Asomugha
(American football player, Actor)

06 July 1981

Lafayette

American

Cancer

Master PMaster P
(Rapper)

29 April 1970

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

American

Taurus

Hank Williams Jr.Hank Williams Jr.
(musician, singer, songwriter)

26 May 1949

Shreveport

American

Gemini

Luke JamesLuke James
(singer-songwriter, singer)

13 June 1983

New Orleans

American

Gemini

Phil AnselmoPhil Anselmo
(Singer, Musician, Pianist)

30 June 1968

New Orleans

American

Cancer

John LarroquetteJohn Larroquette
(actor, stage actor, television actor, film actor)

25 November 1947

New Orleans

American

Sagittarius

Louis PrimaLouis Prima
(Actor, Songwriter, Trumpet Player, Singer)

07 December 1910

24 August 1978

New Orleans

American

Sagittarius

Avery JohnsonAvery Johnson
(Basketball player, Basketball coach, Sports coach)

25 March 1965

New Orleans

American

Aries

Jelly Roll MortonJelly Roll Morton
(Pianist, Bandleader, Composer, Conductor, Jazz musician)

20 October 1890

10 July 1941

Gulfport

American

Libra

Dr. JohnDr. John
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Pianist, Jazz musician, Guitarist)

21 November 1940

New Orleans

American

Scorpio

C-MurderC-Murder
(Musician, Rapper, Singer)

09 March 1971

New Orleans

American

Pisces

Lead BellyLead Belly
(Murderer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Singer)

1949 AD

John Allen MuhammadJohn Allen Muhammad
(Spree killer, Serial killer)

31 December 1960

10 November 2009

New Orleans

American

Capricorn

Kevyn AucoinKevyn Aucoin
(Make-up artist, Photographer, Businessperson)

14 February 1962

07 May 2002

Shreveport

American

Aquarius

Lucinda WilliamsLucinda Williams
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist)

26 January 1953

Lake Charles

American

Aquarius

Wynton MarsalisWynton Marsalis
(Trumpeter)

18 October 1961

New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

American

Libra

Elmore LeonardElmore Leonard
(screenwriter, writer, novelist, film producer)

11 October 1925

2013 AD

New Orleans

American

Libra

Ken ThompsonKen Thompson
(Programmer, Hacker, Computer scientist)

04 February 1943

New Orleans

American

Aquarius

Alan AutryAlan Autry
(Actor, Politician, Television actor, American football player)

31 July 1952

Shreveport

American

Leo

Cokie RobertsCokie Roberts
(Journalist)

27 December 1943

New Orleans

American

Capricorn

P. G. T. BeauregardP. G. T. Beauregard
(Military personnel, Artilleryman, Inventor, Writer, Politician)

28 May 1818

20 February 1893

St. Bernard Parish

American

Gemini

Little WalterLittle Walter
(Guitarist, Street artist, Singer, Songwriter)

01 May 1930

15 February 1968

Marksville

American

Taurus

Kenny Wayne ShepherdKenny Wayne Shepherd
(Singer, Composer, Guitarist)

12 June 1977

Shreveport

American

Gemini

Jacoby JonesJacoby Jones
(American football player)

11 July 1984

New Orleans

American

Cancer

Paul MorphyPaul Morphy
(Chess player, Chess theoretician)

22 June 1837

10 July 1884

New Orleans

American

Cancer

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