Famous People From Minnesota

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
70
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 21, 2016

 2 
Judy Garland
(Actress)

Judy Garland
34
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
59
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
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 4 
Jessica Lange
(Actress & Producer)

Jessica Lange
47
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 20, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
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 5 
F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Best Known for His Novel 'The Great Gatsby')

F. Scott Fitzgerald
22
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 24, 1896
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: December 21, 1940

 6 
Winona Ryder
(Actress)

Winona Ryder
43
Birthdate: October 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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 7 
Lindsey Vonn
(Alpine Ski Racer)

Lindsey Vonn
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 8 
Jessica Biel
(Actress)

Jessica Biel
31
Birthdate: March 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 9 
Joel Coen
(Director)

Joel Coen
7
Birthdate: November 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 10 
Vince Vaughn
(Actor and Comedian Known For His Role In The Movie 'Swingers')

Vince Vaughn
19
Birthdate: March 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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 11 
Larry Fitzgerald
(American Football Player)

Larry Fitzgerald
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 31, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 12 
John Madden
(American football coach)

John Madden
27
Birthdate: April 10, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: December 28, 2021
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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 13 

Rachael Leigh Cook
24
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 14 

Josh Hartnett
12
Birthdate: July 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Terry Gilliam
(Film director, Screenwriter, Actor, Animator, Film actor)

Terry Gilliam
5
Birthdate: November 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 16 
Ethan Coen
(Director)

Ethan Coen
10
Birthdate: September 21, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 17 

Seann William Scott
7
Birthdate: October 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra

 18 
Lea Thompson
(Actress)

Lea Thompson
11
Birthdate: May 31, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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 19 
Yara Shahidi
(Actress, Model)

Yara Shahidi
22
Birthdate: May 31, 1961, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 20 
Garrett Hedlund
(Actor, Model)

Garrett Hedlund
18
Birthdate: September 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 21 
Charles M. Schulz
(Cartoonist)

Charles M. Schulz
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 12, 2000

 22 
Mitch Hedberg
(Stand-up Comedian)

Mitch Hedberg
7
Birthdate: February 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 29, 2005
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 23 
Steve Zahn
(Veteran actor whose film credits include Saving Silverman, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dr. Dolittle 2, and Daddy Day Care)

Steve Zahn
9
Birthdate: November 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 24 
Rick Rude
(Professional Wrestler)

Rick Rude
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 20, 1999
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 25 
Gretchen Carlson
(Television Host)

Gretchen Carlson
8
Birthdate: June 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 26 
Sunisa Lee
(Gymnast)

Sunisa Lee
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 9, 2003
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
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 27 
Jesse Ventura
(38th Governor of Minnesota)

Jesse Ventura
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 28 
J. Paul Getty
(Businessman)

J. Paul Getty
8
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 15, 1892
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: June 6, 1976
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 29 
Chad Smith
(drummer, musician)

Chad Smith
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 30 
Tippi Hedren
(Actress)

Tippi Hedren
14
Birthdate: January 19, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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 31 

James Arness
10
Birthdate: May 26, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 3, 2011
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 32 
Curt Hennig
(Professional Wrestler)

Curt Hennig
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 28, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 10, 2003
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 33 
Louie Anderson
(Comedian)

Louie Anderson
12
Birthdate: March 24, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 34 
Trey Lance
(American football player)

Trey Lance
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 9, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 35 

Vincent Kartheiser
6
Birthdate: May 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 36 
David Bromstad
(TV Personality, Designer)

David Bromstad
14
Birthdate: August 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 37 

Shantel VanSanten
8
Birthdate: July 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 38 
Jane Russell
(Actress)

Jane Russell
7
Birthdate: June 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 28, 2011

 39 

Ryan McCartan
11
Birthdate: June 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 40 

Mike Farrell
7
Birthdate: February 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 41 
Kelly Lynch
(Actress)

Kelly Lynch
13
Birthdate: January 31, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 42 
Loni Anderson
(Actress)

Loni Anderson
14
Birthdate: August 5, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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 43 

Kevin Sorbo
15
Birthdate: September 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 44 
Mark Webber
(Racing driver)

Mark Webber
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 45 

Cheryl Tiegs
6
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: September 25, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 46 

Peter Graves
14
Birthdate: March 18, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 14, 2010
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 47 
Analeigh Tipton
(Actress, Model)

Analeigh Tipton
6
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 9, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 48 
Kevin McHale
(Basketball player Power Forward)

Kevin McHale
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)

 49 

T. R. Knight
3
Birthdate: March 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 50 
James Hong
(Actor)

James Hong
5
Birthdate: February 22, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)