Famous People From Minnesota

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The ‘Land of 10,000 Lakes’ or Minnesota as it’s officially called, is a state in the Midwestern and northern regions of the United States of America. In terms of area, it is the twelfth largest state in the country, with Saint Paul as its capital and Minneapolis as its largest city. It is renowned for having the highest standard of living amongst the American states and for being the most educated and wealthiest state. With a rich heritage of early European settlers, the state is the apex of Scandinavian American and German American traditions. Many distinguished celebrities were born and raised in the state of Minnesota. From the iconic musician Prince, to the enthralling F. Scott Fitzgerald to the incredible Bob Dylan, numerous famous personalities were born in Minnesota. Hollywood has also seen some wonderful individuals who started their journey from this state such as the beautiful Jessica Biel, the hilarious Chris Pratt, the captivating Winona Ryder, the stylish Vince Vaughn and the legendary Judy Garland and so many more. Keep reading this list to know more eminent celebrities who are from Minnesota.
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 1 
Prince
(Singer-songwriter & Multi-instrumentalist)
Prince
107
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 21, 2016
 2 
Judy Garland
(Best Known for Her Portrayal of 'Dorothy Gale' in the Movie 'The Wizard of Oz')
Judy Garland
58
Birthdate: June 10, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 22, 1969
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
 3 
Bob Dylan
(One of the Greatest Songwriters of All Time)
Bob Dylan
83
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Jessica Lange
(One of the Greatest Actresses of All Time)
Jessica Lange
63
Birthdate: April 20, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Best Known for His Novel 'The Great Gatsby')
F. Scott Fitzgerald
35
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 24, 1896
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: December 21, 1940
 6 
Winona Ryder
(Actress Best Known for Her Films: 'Beetlejuice', 'The Age of Innocence' and 'Little Women')
Winona Ryder
69
Birthdate: October 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Lindsey Vonn
(One of the Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time)
Lindsey Vonn
25
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 8 
Jessica Biel
(Actress and Model Known for Her Films: 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' and 'Ulee's Gold')
Jessica Biel
43
Birthdate: March 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Vince Vaughn
(Actor and Comedian Known For His Role In The Movie 'Swingers')
Vince Vaughn
28
Birthdate: March 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 10 
Larry Fitzgerald
(American Former Football Wide Receiver)
Larry Fitzgerald
21
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 31, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 11 
Joel Coen
(Director, Writer and Producer Known for Films ‘No Country For Old Men’, ‘Fargo’, and ‘The Big Lebowski’)
Joel Coen
12
Birthdate: November 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 12 
Rachael Leigh Cook
(Actress & Model)
Rachael Leigh Cook
34
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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John Madden
(Head Coach of the Oakland Raiders)
John Madden
39
Birthdate: April 10, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: December 28, 2021
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 14 
Ethan Coen
(Film Producer and Director)
Ethan Coen
14
Birthdate: September 21, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Josh Hartnett
18
Birthdate: July 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 16 
Lea Thompson
(Actress Best Known for Her Roles in the 'Back to the Future' Film Trilogy & 'Howard the Duck')
Lea Thompson
22
Birthdate: May 31, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Seann William Scott
12
Birthdate: October 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
 18 
Mitch Hedberg
(American Stand-Up Comedian Known for His Albums: ‘Strategic Grill Locations’ and ‘Mitch All Together’)
Mitch Hedberg
9
Birthdate: February 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 30, 2005
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Yara Shahidi
(Actress & Model Known for Her Role as 'Zoey Johnson' on the TV Series" ‘Black-ish’ and ‘Grown-ish)
Yara Shahidi
41
Birthdate: February 10, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 20 
Terry Gilliam
(Film director, Screenwriter, Actor, Animator, Film actor)
Terry Gilliam
14
Birthdate: November 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 21 
Charles M. Schulz
(Cartoonist)
Charles M. Schulz
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 12, 2000
 22 
Tippi Hedren
(Famous for Her Roles in the Alfred Hitchcock Movies ‘The Birds’ and ‘Marnie')
Tippi Hedren
16
Birthdate: January 19, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Garrett Hedlund
(Actor Best Known for His Films: 'Tron: Legacy', 'Unbroken' and 'Four Brothers')
Garrett Hedlund
24
Birthdate: September 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 24 
J. Paul Getty
(British Petroleum Industrialist and Founder of the ‘Getty Oil Company’)
J. Paul Getty
14
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 15, 1892
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: June 6, 1976
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James Arness
19
Birthdate: May 26, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 3, 2011
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 26 
Steve Zahn
(Veteran actor whose film credits include Saving Silverman, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dr. Dolittle 2, and Daddy Day Care)
Steve Zahn
11
Birthdate: November 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 27 
Chad Smith
(drummer, musician)
Chad Smith
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 28 
Sunisa Lee
(Gymnast)
Sunisa Lee
22
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 9, 2003
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
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 29 
Rick Rude
(American Professional Wrestler)
Rick Rude
18
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 20, 1999
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 30 
Jesse Ventura
(38th Governor of Minnesota)
Jesse Ventura
16
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Loni Anderson
(Actress)
Loni Anderson
18
Birthdate: August 5, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 32 
Yung Gravy
(Rapper)
Yung Gravy
25
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 19, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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Shantel VanSanten
(Actress and Model)
Shantel VanSanten
11
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 34 
Trey Lance
(American football player)
Trey Lance
21
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 9, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 35 
Gretchen Carlson
(Former Host of CBS News Show 'The Early Show' and Fox News Show 'Fox & Friends')
Gretchen Carlson
20
Birthdate: June 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 36 
Curt Hennig
(American Professional Wrestler)
Curt Hennig
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 28, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 10, 2003
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 37 
Louie Anderson
(Comedian)
Louie Anderson
16
Birthdate: March 24, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 38 
Jane Russell
(Actress, Singer and Model Who was One of Hollywood's Leading Sex Symbols in the 1940s and 1950s )
Jane Russell
12
Birthdate: June 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 28, 2011
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 39 
David Bromstad
(Designer, TV Personality and Winner of the 1st Season of the Reality Show 'HGTV Design Star')
David Bromstad
26
Birthdate: August 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 40 
Kevin Sorbo
22
Birthdate: September 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
Richard Dean Anderson
9
Birthdate: January 23, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 42 
Mike Farrell
(Actor & Public Speaker Known for His Role in the TV Series M*A*S*H)
Mike Farrell
10
Birthdate: February 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Peter Graves
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Jim Phelps’ in the TV Series ‘Mission: Impossible’)
Peter Graves
17
Birthdate: March 18, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 14, 2010
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 44 
Kyle Shanahan
(Head Coach for the National Football League Team ‘San Francisco 49ers’)
Kyle Shanahan
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 45 
Cheryl Tiegs
8
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: September 25, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 46 
Kelly Lynch
(Actress and Model)
Kelly Lynch
16
Birthdate: January 31, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 47 
James Hong
(Actor)
James Hong
5
Birthdate: February 22, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 48 
Kevin McHale
(Basketball player Power Forward)
Kevin McHale
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 49 
Ryan McCartan
(Actor and Singer)
Ryan McCartan
30
Birthdate: June 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 50 
Peter Krause
(Television Actor,, film actor, director, actor)
Peter Krause
9
Birthdate: August 12, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo