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

Jared LetoJared Leto
(American actor)

26 December 1971

Bossier City

American

Capricorn

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

Peyton ManningPeyton Manning
(American Football Quarterback)

24 March 1976

New Orleans, Louisiana

American

Aries

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

05 November 1992

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

American

Scorpio

Tyler PerryTyler Perry
(Actor)

13 September 1969

New Orleans

American

Virgo

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

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

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

Shelley HennigShelley Hennig
(Actress)

02 January 1987

Metairie, Louisiana, U.S

American

Capricorn

Jennifer CarpenterJennifer Carpenter
(Actress)

07 December 1979

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

American

Sagittarius

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

29 September 1935

Ferriday, Louisiana, U.S

American

Libra

Johnnie CochranJohnnie Cochran
(Lawyer)

02 October 1937

29 March 2005

Shreveport, Louisiana, United States

American

Libra

Eli ManningEli Manning
(American Football Quarterback)

03 January 1981

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

American

Capricorn

Truman CapoteTruman Capote
(Author)

30 September 1924

25 August 1984

New Orleans

American

Libra

Tim McGrawTim McGraw
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)

01 May 1967

Delhi, Louisiana

American

Taurus

Dustin PoirierDustin Poirier
(Mixed Martial Artist)

19 January 1989

Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

American

Capricorn

Huey NewtonHuey P. Newton
(American political activist)

17 February 1942

22 August 1989

Monroe

American

Aquarius

Terry BradshawTerry Bradshaw
(Former NFL Star & TV Analyst)

02 September 1948

Shreveport

American

Virgo

Ryan O'NealRyan O'Neal
(Actor)

20 April 1941

Los Angeles, U.S.

American

Aries

Carl WeathersCarl Weathers
(Actor)

14 January 1948

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

American

Capricorn

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

11 September 1967

New Orleans

American

Virgo

Huey LongHuey Long
(Politician)

30 August 1893

10 September 1935

Winnfield

American

Virgo

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

23 December 1867

25 May 1919

Delta

American

Capricorn

Kevin GatesKevin Gates
(Rapper)

05 February 1986

New Orleans, US

American

Aquarius

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

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

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

23 June 1956

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US

American

Cancer

Fats DominoFats Domino
(Pianist, Rock & Roll Musician)

26 February 1928

24 October 2017

New Orleans

American

Pisces

Mahalia JacksonMahalia Jackson
(Singer, Television Personality)

26 December 1911

27 January 1972

New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

American

Capricorn

Anne RiceAnne Rice

04 October 1941

American

Libra

Quvenzhané WallisQuvenzhané Wallis
(Child Actor)

28 August 2003

Louisiana, USA

American

Virgo

Buddy GuyBuddy Guy

30 July 1936

Lettsworth, Louisiana, United States

American

Leo

Sean TuohySean Tuohy
(Sports Commentator)

23 November 1959

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

American

Sagittarius

Bobby JindalBobby Jindal
(Governor of Louisiana)

10 June 1971

Baton Rouge

American

Gemini

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

03 September 1992

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

American

Virgo

Willie RobertsonWillie Robertson
(Reality Star & Entrepreneur)

22 April 1972

Bernice, Louisiana, United States

American

Taurus

Phil RobertsonPhil Robertson
(Professional Hunter)

24 April 1946

Vivian, Louisiana

American

Taurus

James CarvilleJames Carville
(Political Consultant)

25 October 1944

Fort Benning

American

Scorpio

Hunter HaysHunter Hayes
(Country Singer, Musician)

09 September 1991

Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, U.S.

American

Virgo

Lillian HellmanLillian Hellman
(Dramatist and Screenwriter)

20 June 1905

30 June 1984

New Orleans, Louisiana

American

Gemini

Alan JoubanAlan Jouban
(American Mixed Martial Artist)

25 November 1981

Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

American

Sagittarius

Sabrina Le BeaufSabrina Le Beauf
(Actress)

21 March 1958

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

American

Aries

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

16 September 1966

Amite, Louisiana, U.S.

American

Virgo

Van CliburnVan Cliburn
(American pianist)

12 July 1934

27 February 2013

Shreveport, Louisiana, United States

American

Cancer

Si RobertsonSi Robertson
(Reality Star)

27 April 1948

Vivian, Louisiana

American

Taurus

Buddy BoldenBuddy Bolden
(Musical Artist)

06 September 1877

04 November 1931

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

American

Virgo

Demetress BellDemetress Bell
(American Football Player)

03 May 1984

Summerfield, Louisiana, United States

American

Taurus

Michael DeBakeyMichael DeBakey
(Cardiac Surgeon)

07 September 1908

11 July 2008

Louisiana

American

Virgo

Carly PattersonCarly Patterson
(Singer, Former Artistic Gymnast)

04 February 1988

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

American

Aquarius

Bella RobertsonBella Robertson
(Daughter of Willie & Korie Robertson)

16 September 2002

West Monroe, Louisiana

American

Virgo

BirdmanBirdman
(Rapper)

15 February 1969

New Orleans, Louisiana

American

Aquarius

NBA YoungBoyNBA YoungBoy
(Rapper)

20 October 1999

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

American

Libra

Louis Moreau GottschalkLouis Moreau Gottschalk
(Composer)

08 May 1829

18 December 1869

New Orleans

American

Taurus

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

Louisiana

American

Pisces

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

29 November 1998

Louisiana, USA

American

Sagittarius

Lil FizzLil Fizz
(Rapper)

26 November 1985

New Orleans, Louisiana

American

Sagittarius

John Luke RobertsonJohn Luke Robertson
(Reality Star)

11 October 1995

West Monroe, Louisiana

American

Libra

Toya WrightToya Wright
(Reality TV Personality, Businesswoman)

26 October 1983

New Orleans, Louisiana

American

Scorpio

Dylan DauzatDylan Dauzat
(Actor, YouTuber)

02 November 1997

Louisiana

American

Scorpio

Billy LeBlancBilly LeBlanc
(YouTube Personality, Vlogger)

18 January 1980

Louisiana

American

Capricorn

Jep RobertsonJep Robertson
(Reality TV Star)

28 May 1978

Bernice, Louisiana, United States

American

Gemini

David LambertDavid Lambert
(Actor)

29 November 1993

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

American

Sagittarius

Addison RieckeAddison Riecke
(Actress)

26 January 2004

Covington, Louisiana

American

Aquarius

NBA 3ThreeNBA 3Three
(Rapper)

08 April 1998

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

American

Aries

Breland EmoryBreland Emory
(YouTuber, Fashion & Beauty Guru)

18 October 1987

Louisiana

American

Libra

MithzanMithzan
(YouTube Star)

15 November 1994

Louisiana

American

Scorpio

Young 22Young 22
(Rapper)

08 October 1996

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

American

Libra

Alicia GordilloAlicia Gordillo
(Actor)

24 October 1997

Fort Polk, Louisiana

American

Scorpio

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

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

24 July 1963

Summerfield

American

Leo

Master PMaster P
(Rapper)

29 April 1970

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

American

Taurus