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
91
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
45
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
73
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Best Known for His Novel 'The Great Gatsby')
F. Scott Fitzgerald
29
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 24, 1896
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: December 21, 1940
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Jessica Lange
(One of the Greatest Actresses of All Time)
Jessica Lange
56
Birthdate: April 20, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 6 
Winona Ryder
(Actress Best Known for Her Films: 'Beetlejuice', 'The Age of Innocence' and 'Little Women')
Winona Ryder
53
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
22
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
36
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
24
Birthdate: March 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 10 
Larry Fitzgerald
(American Football Player)
Larry Fitzgerald
16
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
9
Birthdate: November 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 12 
Ethan Coen
(Film Producer and Director)
Ethan Coen
11
Birthdate: September 21, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Rachael Leigh Cook
(Actress & Model)
Rachael Leigh Cook
29
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 14 
Josh Hartnett
16
Birthdate: July 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 15 
John Madden
(American football coach)
John Madden
33
Birthdate: April 10, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: December 28, 2021
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 16 
Lea Thompson
(Actress Best Known for Her Roles in the 'Back to the Future' Film Trilogy & 'Howard the Duck')
Lea Thompson
15
Birthdate: May 31, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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 17 
Terry Gilliam
(Film director, Screenwriter, Actor, Animator, Film actor)
Terry Gilliam
7
Birthdate: November 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 18 
Seann William Scott
8
Birthdate: October 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
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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
33
Birthdate: February 10, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 20 
Garrett Hedlund
(Actor Best Known for His Films: 'Tron: Legacy', 'Unbroken' and 'Four Brothers')
Garrett Hedlund
22
Birthdate: September 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 21 
Charles M. Schulz
(Cartoonist)
Charles M. Schulz
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 12, 2000
 22 
Mitch Hedberg
(American Stand-Up Comedian Known for His Albums: ‘Strategic Grill Locations’ and ‘Mitch All Together’)
Mitch Hedberg
8
Birthdate: February 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 30, 2005
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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James Arness
13
Birthdate: May 26, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 3, 2011
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 24 
Steve Zahn
(Veteran actor whose film credits include Saving Silverman, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dr. Dolittle 2, and Daddy Day Care)
Steve Zahn
10
Birthdate: November 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Jesse Ventura
(38th Governor of Minnesota)
Jesse Ventura
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 26 
Chad Smith
(drummer, musician)
Chad Smith
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 27 
Rick Rude
(Professional Wrestler)
Rick Rude
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 20, 1999
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 28 
Tippi Hedren
(Famous for Her Roles in the Alfred Hitchcock Movies ‘The Birds’ and ‘Marnie')
Tippi Hedren
15
Birthdate: January 19, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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 29 
Sunisa Lee
(Gymnast)
Sunisa Lee
20
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 9, 2003
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 30 
Gretchen Carlson
(Former Host of CBS News Show 'The Early Show' and Fox News Show 'Fox & Friends')
Gretchen Carlson
15
Birthdate: June 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Louie Anderson
(Comedian)
Louie Anderson
12
Birthdate: March 24, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 32 
Loni Anderson
(Actress)
Loni Anderson
15
Birthdate: August 5, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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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)
 34 
Jane Russell
(Actress)
Jane Russell
9
Birthdate: June 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 28, 2011
 35 
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)
 36 
Shantel VanSanten
(Actress and Model)
Shantel VanSanten
10
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 37 
Kelly Lynch
(Actress and Model)
Kelly Lynch
14
Birthdate: January 31, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 38 
Trey Lance
(American football player)
Trey Lance
19
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 9, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 39 
Yung Gravy
(Rapper)
Yung Gravy
21
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 19, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 40 
J. Paul Getty
(Businessman)
J. Paul Getty
12
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 15, 1892
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: June 6, 1976
 41 
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)
 42 
Kevin McHale
(Basketball player Power Forward)
Kevin McHale
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
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Mike Farrell
(Actor & Public Speaker Known for His Role in the TV Series M*A*S*H)
Mike Farrell
8
Birthdate: February 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 44 
Cheryl Tiegs
6
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: September 25, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 45 
Vincent Kartheiser
7
Birthdate: May 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 46 
Kevin Sorbo
17
Birthdate: September 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 47 
Kyle Shanahan
(American football coach)
Kyle Shanahan
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 48 
James Hong
(Actor)
James Hong
5
Birthdate: February 22, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 49 
Mark Webber
(Racing driver)
Mark Webber
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 50 
Walter Mondale
(42nd Vice President of the United States (1977–1981))
Walter Mondale
21
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 5, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: April 19, 2021
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)