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.
Lil WayneLil Wayne
(Hip-hop artist)

27 September 1982

American

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
(Comedian)

26 January 1958

American

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon
(Actress)

22 March 1976

American

Peyton ManningPeyton Manning
(American Football Quarterback)

24 March 1976

American

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

05 November 1992

American

Eli ManningEli Manning
(American Football Quarterback)

03 January 1981

American

Terry BradshawTerry Bradshaw
(Former NFL Star & TV Analyst)

02 September 1948

American

Jared LetoJared Leto
(American actor)

26 December 1971

American

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

26 November 1975

American

Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong
(Musician)

04 August 1901

American

Ian SomerhalderIan Somerhalder
(Actor)

08 December 1978

American

Tyler PerryTyler Perry
(Actor)

13 September 1969

American

Carl WeathersCarl Weathers
(Actor)

14 January 1948

American

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

29 September 1935

American

Zachary LeviZachary Levi
(Actor)

29 September 1980

American

Lee Harvey OswaldLee Harvey Oswald
(Armed force officer)

18 October 1939

American

Jennifer CarpenterJennifer Carpenter
(Actress)

07 December 1979

American

Josh DallasJosh Dallas
(Actor)

18 December 1978

American

Dak PrescottDak Prescott
(American Football Quarterback)

29 July 1993

American

Kevin GatesKevin Gates
(Rapper)

05 February 1986

American

Delphine LaLaurieDelphine LaLaurie
(Socialite)

19 March 1787

French

Anthony MackieAnthony Mackie
(Actor)

23 September 1978

American

Pauley PerrettePauley Perrette
(Television Actress, Activist, Singer)

27 March 1969

American

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

11 September 1967

American

Truman CapoteTruman Capote
(Author)

30 September 1924

American

Ryan O'NealRyan O'Neal
(Actor)

20 April 1941

American

Tim McGrawTim McGraw
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)

01 May 1967

American

Bill RussellBill Russell
(American basketball player)

12 February 1934

American

Johnnie CochranJohnnie Cochran
(Lawyer)

02 October 1937

American

Dustin PoirierDustin Poirier
(Mixed Martial Artist)

19 January 1989

American

Shane WestShane West

10 June 1978

American

Richard SimmonsRichard Simmons
(American actor)

12 July 1948

American

Huey LongHuey Long
(Politician)

30 August 1893

American

James CarvilleJames Carville
(Political Consultant)

25 October 1944

American

Shelley HennigShelley Hennig
(Actress)

02 January 1987

American

Huey NewtonHuey P. Newton
(American political activist)

17 February 1942

American

Bobby JindalBobby Jindal
(Governor of Louisiana)

10 June 1971

American

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

23 June 1956

American

Anne RiceAnne Rice

04 October 1941

American

Sadie RobertsonSadie Robertson
(Actress, Reality Star)

11 July 1997

American

Romeo MillerRomeo Miller
(Rapper, Model, Actor)

19 August 1989

American

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

03 September 1992

American

Sean TuohySean Tuohy
(Sports Commentator)

23 November 1959

American

Fats DominoFats Domino
(Pianist, Rock & Roll Musician)

26 February 1928

American

Buddy GuyBuddy Guy

30 July 1936

American

Mahalia JacksonMahalia Jackson
(Singer, Television Personality)

26 October 1911

American

Willie RobertsonWillie Robertson
(Reality Star & Entrepreneur)

22 April 1972

American

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

23 December 1867

American

Phil RobertsonPhil Robertson
(Professional Hunter)

24 April 1946

American

Quvenzhané WallisQuvenzhané Wallis
(Child Actor)

28 August 2003

American

Sabrina Le BeaufSabrina Le Beauf
(Actress)

21 March 1958

American

Hunter HaysHunter Hayes
(Country Singer, Musician)

09 September 1991

American

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

16 September 1966

American

NBA YoungBoyNBA YoungBoy
(Rapper)

20 October 1999

American

Demetress BellDemetress Bell
(American Football Player)

03 May 1984

American

Si RobertsonSi Robertson
(Reality Star)

27 April 1948

American

Lillian HellmanLillian Hellman
(Dramatist and Screenwriter)

20 June 1905

American

Sam WylySam Wyly
(Entrepreneur)

04 October 1934

American

Jase RobertsonJase Robertson
(Reality Star, Businessman)

16 August 1969

American

NBA 3ThreeNBA 3Three
(Rapper)

08 April 1998

American

Michael DeBakeyMichael DeBakey
(Cardiac Surgeon)

07 September 1908

American

Van CliburnVan Cliburn
(American pianist)

12 July 1934

American

Ruby Da CherryRuby Da Cherry
(Rapper)

22 April 1989

American

Alan JoubanAlan Jouban
(American Mixed Martial Artist)

25 November 1981

American

Buddy BoldenBuddy Bolden
(Musical Artist)

06 September 1877

American

NBA KenNBA Ken
(Younger Brother of NBA YoungBoy)

10 September 2003

American

Carly PattersonCarly Patterson
(Singer, Former Artistic Gymnast)

04 February 1988

American

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

19 March 1995

American

Toya WrightToya Wright
(Reality TV Personality, Businesswoman)

26 October 1983

American

Anatole BroyardAnatole Broyard
(Writer)

16 July 1920

American

Henry Hobson Richardson Henry Hobson Richardson
(Architect)

29 September 1838

American

Louis Moreau GottschalkLouis Moreau Gottschalk
(Composer)

08 May 1829

American

Kristin LauriaKristin Lauria
(YouTuber)

30 July 1995

American

Alicia GordilloAlicia Gordillo
(Actor)

24 October 1997

American

BirdmanBirdman
(Rapper)

15 February 1969

American

Bella RobertsonBella Robertson
(Daughter of Willie & Korie Robertson)

16 September 2002

American

Andre DubusAndre Dubus
(Short story writer)

11 August 1936

American

Lil FizzLil Fizz
(Rapper)

26 November 1985

American

Dylan DauzatDylan Dauzat
(Actor, YouTuber)

02 November 1997

American

Young 22Young 22
(Rapper)

08 October 1996

American

Torrence HatchTorrence Hatch
(Rapper)

14 November 1982

American