Elvis Presley, Jamie Lynn Spears, Brett Favre, Britney Spears & Eric Roberts are some of the celebrities who hail from Mississippi.

As the name suggests, this state is situated along the famous Mississippi river. There are several other famous celebrities who also belong to this American state. The abundance in natural resources, especially its thick forest cover and water sources, made it a popular haven for trade since the times of the great American civil war. Legendary musician Elvis Presley, talk show host Oprah Winfrey, popular playwright Tennessee Williams and Leanne Rimes are a few famous people from Mississippi. Oprah Winfrey, who has got American television viewers glued to their television sets since many years now, is undoubtedly one of the richest and most influential citizens of the United States today. Although the legendary Elvis Presley passed away years ago, his music continues to be popular among the masses even today. Tennessee Williams is an inspiration for every aspiring playwright and his path-breaking efforts in performance art are praised even today. Want to know who they are? Scroll down to put an end to your curiosity.
Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
(The King of Rock and Roll, Singer Actor)

08 January 1935

16 August 1977

Tupelo

American

Capricorn

Jamie Lynn SpearsJamie Lynn Spears
(Actress & Singer)

04 April 1991

McComb, Mississippi, United States

American

Aries

Brett FavreBrett Favre

10 October 1969

Gulfport, Mississippi

American

Libra

Britney SpearsBritney Spears
(Pop Singer)

02 December 1981

McComb

American

Sagittarius

Eric RobertsEric Roberts
(Actor)

18 April 1956

Biloxi, Mississippi, United States

American

Aries

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey
(Media proprietor)

29 January 1954

Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States

American

Aquarius

Ray JRay J
(Singer)

17 January 1981

McComb, Mississippi, U.S.

American

Capricorn

Lacey ChabertLacey Chabert
(Actress, Singer)

30 September 1982

Purvis, Mississippi, U.S.

American

Libra

Brandy NorwoodBrandy Norwood
(Singer-songwriter, Composer, Actor, Record producer)

11 February 1979

McComb, Mississippi, United States

American

Aquarius

James Earl JonesJames Earl Jones
(Actor)

17 January 1931

Arkabutla

American

Capricorn

Rick RossRick Ross
(Rapper, Songwriter)

28 January 1976

Coahoma County, Mississippi

American

Aquarius

Candice PattonCandice Patton
(Actress)

24 June 1988

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

American

Cancer

B.B. KingB.B. King
(Singer-songwriter)

16 September 1925

14 May 2015

Berclair, Mississippi

American

Virgo

William FaulknerWilliam Faulkner
(Writer, Nobel Laureate)

25 September 1897

06 July 1962

New Albany, Mississippi, U.S

American

Libra

Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson
(Musician, Songwriter)

08 May 1911

16 August 1938

Hazlehurst, Mississippi

American

Taurus

Hayley WilliamsHayley Williams
(Pop Singer)

27 December 1988

Meridian

American

Capricorn

Sam CookeSam Cooke
(Singer and Songwriter)

22 January 1931

11 December 1964

Clarksdale

American

Aquarius

Tennessee WilliamsTennessee Williams
(American playwright)

26 March 1911

25 February 1983

Columbus, Mississippi, United States

American

Aries

Jerry RiceJerry Rice
(Former NFL Star)

13 October 1962

Starkville

American

Libra

LeAnn RimesLeAnn Rimes
(Country Singer)

28 August 1982

Jackson, Mississippi

American

Virgo

Ruby BridgesRuby Bridges
(Philanthropist)

08 September 1954

Tylertown

American

Virgo

Ida B. WellsIda B. Wells
(Journalist)

16 July 1862

25 March 1931

Holly Springs

American

Cancer

Medgar EversMedgar Evers

02 July 1925

12 June 1963

Decatur, Mississippi U.S.

American

Cancer

Christopher BoykinChristopher Boykin
(Television Personality)

13 January 1972

Raleigh, Mississippi, United States

American

Capricorn

Tammy WynetteTammy Wynette
(Singer)

05 May 1942

06 April 1998

Bounds

American

Taurus

Marion BarryMarion Barry

06 March 1936

Itta Bena, Mississippi, U.S.

American

Pisces

Tavis SmileyTavis Smiley
(Talk Show Host)

13 September 1964

Gulfport

American

Virgo

Kimberly PerryKimberly Perry
(Singer)

12 July 1983

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

American

Cancer

Richard WrightRichard Wright
(Author)

04 September 1908

28 November 1960

Roxie

American

Virgo

James Wright James Wright
(Poet)

13 December 1927

25 March 1980

Martins Ferry, Ohio, United States

American

Sagittarius

Larry HooverLarry Hoover
(Criminal)

25 December 1950

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

American

Capricorn

Brittany RennerBrittany Renner
(Fitness Model, Social Media Personality)

26 February 1992

Ocean Springs, Mississippi, U.S.

American

Pisces

Kenneth MorrisonKenneth Morrison
(YouTuber, gamer)

21 September 1985

Mississippi, USA

American

Virgo

Dianna WilliamsDianna Williams
(Choreographer/Reality TV Star)

29 November 1978

Jackson, Mississippi, USA

American

Sagittarius

Trinitee StokesTrinitee Stokes
(TV Actress)

12 April 2006

Jackson, Mississippi

American

Aries

Kayla JonesKayla Jones
(Dancer)

10 May 1997

Jackson, Mississippi

American

Taurus

Sunjai WilliamsSunjai Williams
(Dancer & Reality TV star)

09 February 1997

Jackson, Mississippi

American

Aquarius

Camryn HarrisCamryn Harris
(Dancer)

25 September 2000

Jackson, Mississippi, USA

American

Libra

Tara WallaceTara Wallace
(Reality Star)

30 September 1982

McComb, Mississippi USA

American

Libra

DiploDiplo
(Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer)

10 November 1978

Tupelo, Mississippi, United States

American

Scorpio

Jason DuggarJason Duggar
(Reality TV Star)

21 April 2000

Arkansas

American

Taurus

Toby TurnerToby Turner
(YouTuber)

03 March 1985

Osborn, Mississippi, United States

American

Pisces

Tamia M. WhittakerTamia M. Whittaker
(Dancer)

03 January 1999

Jackson, Mississippi, US

American

Capricorn

Tig NotaroTig Notaro
(screenwriter, actor, podcaster)

24 March 1971

Jackson

Aries

Fred ArmisenFred Armisen
(American actor)

04 December 1966

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States

American

Sagittarius

Jim HensonJim Henson
(Television director, Film director, Film producer, Voice actor, Puppeteer, Actor, Screenwriter)

24 September 1936

16 May 1990

Greenville

American

Libra

Muddy WatersMuddy Waters
(Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Street artist)

04 April 1913

30 April 1983

Rolling Fork, Mississippi

American

Aries

Diane LaddDiane Ladd
(actor, film director, stage actor, television actor)

29 November 1932

Meridian

American

Sagittarius

Walter PaytonWalter Payton
(American football player)

25 July 1954

01 November 1999

Columbia

American

Leo

Jimmy BuffettJimmy Buffett
(Singer, Writer, Novelist, Aviator, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Autobiographer, Actor, Children's writer)

25 December 1946

Pascagoula

American

Capricorn

Faith HillFaith Hill
(Singer, Songwriter)

21 September 1967

Ridgeland

American

Virgo

Archie ManningArchie Manning
(American football player)

19 May 1949

Drew

American

Taurus

Lance BassLance Bass
(Film producer, Film actor, Singer, Actor, Dancer, Voice actor, Musician, Autobiographer)

04 May 1979

Ellisville, Mississippi

American

Taurus

Conway TwittyConway Twitty
(Singer, Singer-songwriter)

01 September 1933

05 June 1993

Friars Point

American

Virgo

Marty StuartMarty Stuart
(singer-songwriter, musician, singer, mandolinist)

30 September 1958

Philadelphia

American

Libra

Ike TurnerIke Turner
(Guitarist, Pianist, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Bandleader, Conductor, Singer, Record producer)

05 November 1931

12 December 2007

Clarksdale

American

Scorpio

James MeredithJames Meredith
(Civil Rights Activist)

1933 AD

Kosciusko

American

John Lee HookerJohn Lee Hooker
(Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer)

22 August 1917

21 June 2001

Clarksdale

American

Leo

Bo DiddleyBo Diddley
(Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer)

30 December 1928

02 June 2008

McComb

American

Capricorn

David RuffinDavid Ruffin
(Singer)

18 January 1941

01 June 1991

Meridian

American

Capricorn

Robert L. JohnsonRobert L. Johnson
(Businessperson, Entrepreneur)

08 April 1946

Hickory

American

Aries

Leontyne PriceLeontyne Price
(American soprano)

10 February 1927

Laurel, Mississippi, United States

American

Aquarius

Albert KingAlbert King
(Singer-songwriter, Basketball player, Musician, Guitarist)

25 April 1923

21 December 1992

Indianola

American

Taurus

Jeff FortJeff Fort
(drug trafficker)

20 February 1947

Aberdeen

American

Pisces

James BevelJames Bevel
(politician)

19 October 1936

19 October 2008

Itta Bena

American

Libra

Shelby FooteShelby Foote
(Historian, Novelist, Writer, University teacher, Author)

17 November 1916

27 June 2005

Greenville

American

Scorpio

Archie MooreArchie Moore
(Professional boxer)

13 December 1916

09 December 1998

Benoit, Mississippi, United States

American

Sagittarius

Myrlie Evers-WilliamsMyrlie Evers-Williams
(journalist)

17 March 1933

Vicksburg

American

Pisces

Willie DixonWillie Dixon
(Singer-songwriter, Jazz musician, Record producer)

01 July 1915

29 January 1992

Vicksburg

American

Cancer

Lester YoungLester Young
(Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Composer, Jazz musician, Musician)

27 August 1909

15 March 1959

Mississippi

American

Virgo

Otis RushOtis Rush
(guitarist, singer-songwriter)

29 April 1935

Philadelphia

American

Taurus

Elmore JamesElmore James
(Guitarist)

27 January 1918

24 May 1963

American

Aquarius

Paula WhitePaula White
(Writer)

20 April 1966

Tupelo

American

Aries

Jimmy ReedJimmy Reed
(Guitarist, Singer)

06 September 1925

29 August 1976

Mississippi

American

Virgo

Henry ArmstrongHenry Armstrong
(Minister, Boxer)

12 December 1912

24 October 1988

Columbus, Mississippi, United States

American

Sagittarius

Erica EllysonErica Ellyson
(Pornographic actor, Model, Actor, Glamour model)

01 October 1984

Pascagoula

American

Libra

Sonny Boy Williamson IISonny Boy Williamson II
(Singer)

05 December 1912

25 May 1965

Glendora, Mississippi, United States

American

Sagittarius

James ChaneyJames Chaney
(civil rights advocate)

30 May 1943

21 June 1964

American

Gemini

Newton KnightNewton Knight
(Military Leader)

10 November 1829

1922 AD

Jones County

American

Scorpio

Glen BallardGlen Ballard
(Record producer, Songwriter)

01 May 1953

Natchez

American

Taurus

Cool Papa BellCool Papa Bell
(Baseball Player)

17 May 1903

07 March 1991

Starkville

Taurus

Arthur CrudupArthur Crudup
(musician, singer, guitarist, composer)

24 August 1905

28 March 1974

Mississippi

American

Virgo

Laura BaileyLaura Bailey
(actor, singer, television actor, voice actor)

28 May 1981

Biloxi

American

Gemini

William Grant StillWilliam Grant Still
(Conductor, Songwriter)

11 May 1895

03 December 1978

Mississippi

American

Taurus

Red BarberRed Barber
(Sports commentator)

17 February 1908

22 October 1992

Columbus

American

Aquarius

Matt BarlowMatt Barlow
(singer)

10 April 1970

Biloxi

American

Aries

Robin RobertsRobin Roberts
(journalist, news presenter,)

23 November 1960

Pass Christian

American

Sagittarius

Anne MoodyAnne Moody
(writer)

15 September 1940

05 February 2015

American

Virgo

Bobby DeLaughterBobby DeLaughter
(Lawyer, Judge)

28 February 1954

United States

American

Pisces

Ellen GilchristEllen Gilchrist
(writer, novelist, poet, journalist)

20 February 1935

Vicksburg

American

Pisces

Carey BellCarey Bell
((1936–2007))
Sarah BooneSarah Boone
(Inventor)

1900 AD

Mary WilsonMary Wilson
(Singer, musician, autobiographer)

06 March 1944

Detroit

American

Pisces

Jimmie RodgersJimmie Rodgers

08 September 1897

26 May 1933

Meridian

American

Virgo

Elizabeth Taylor GreenfieldElizabeth Taylor Greenfield
(Singer)

1876 AD

Charles BurnettCharles Burnett
(film director, actor, screenwriter, cinematographer)

13 April 1944

Vicksburg

American

Aries

HowlinHowlin
Audrey Faith PerryAudrey Faith Perry

21 September 1967

Jackson

American

Virgo

Eudora Alice WeltyEudora Alice Welty

13 April 1909

23 July 2001

Jackson, Mississippi, USA

American

Aries

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