Famous People From Missouri

Missouri, a state in the Midwestern region of the United States, is situated along the river of the same name. The river Missouri holds the record for being the longest river in the whole of North America and perhaps this is why this state is popular all over the world, not just the USA. It is believed that there are more than 6000 located in this American state. However, the state has several other interesting facts associated with it, apart from its natural wonders. One such fact is that Missouri is home to several famous celebrities who share a special bond with the state. Former American president Harry S Truman, writer Mark Twain, actor Don Cheadle, musician & rapper Eminem as well as pop icon Akon are a few famous celebrities who hail from this American state. Mark Twain’s path-breaking literary works aren’t just a treat to book lovers, but they have also inspired many to pursue a full-fledged career in writing. In fact, each of these celebrities has contributed to the society in several ways. We have compiled a list consisting of names of several celebrities who hail from Missouri.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Eminem
(One of the Most Influential and Popular Rappers of All Time)

Eminem
93
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 2 
Mark Twain
(One of The Greatest American Writers of All Time)

Mark Twain
23
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 30, 1835
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 21, 1910

 3 

John Goodman
18
Birthdate: June 20, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 4 

Maya Angelou
31
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: May 28, 2014
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 5 
Kate Spade
(Fashion designer)

Kate Spade
19
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: December 24, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 5, 2018

 6 

Don Cheadle
21
Birthdate: November 29, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Chuck Berry
(Singer-songwriter)

Chuck Berry
18
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 18, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 18, 2017
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 8 
George Washington Carver
(Agricultural scientist)

George Washington Carver
28
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 18, 1926, 1864
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 5, 1943
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 9 

Dick Van Dyke
17
Birthdate: December 13, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 10 

Evan Peters
52
Birthdate: January 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 11 
Langston Hughes
(Best Known as a Leader of the 'Harlem Renaissance')

Langston Hughes
18
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 1, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: May 22, 1967

 12 
Rush Limbaugh
(Conservative Political Commentator and Host of 'The Rush Limbaugh Show')

Rush Limbaugh
44
Birthdate: January 12, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 17, 2021
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Harry S. Truman
(33rd President of the United States (1945 – 53))

Harry S. Truman
33
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 8, 1884
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 26, 1972
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 14 
Jon Hamm
(Known for His Role of 'Don Draper' in TV Series 'Mad Men')

Jon Hamm
15
Birthdate: March 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 15 
Akon
(Solo R&B and Hip-Hop Artist to Hold Both No.1 & No.2 Position at Billboard Hot 100 Simultaneously Twice)

Akon
19
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 16 
Ellie Kemper
(Actress)

Ellie Kemper
18
Birthdate: May 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Ginger Rogers
(Actress, Dancer)

Ginger Rogers
11
Birthdate: July 16, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: April 25, 1995

 18 
Yogi Berra
(Baseball player)

Yogi Berra
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 12, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: September 22, 2015
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 19 
Misty Copeland
(Ballet Dancer)

Misty Copeland
21
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: May 12, 1925, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 20 
Jean Harlow
(Hollywood Sex Symbol of the 1930s)

Jean Harlow
15
Birthdate: March 3, 1911
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 7, 1937
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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 21 
Redd Foxx
(Comedian)

Redd Foxx
5
Birthdate: December 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 11, 1991
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 22 
Matt Bomer
(Actor)

Matt Bomer
17
Birthdate: October 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Don Johnson
11
Birthdate: December 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 24 
Taylor Momsen
(Actress & Frontwoman Of The Rock Band The Pretty Reckless)

Taylor Momsen
27
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 25 
Jayson Tatum
(Basketball player)

Jayson Tatum
19
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 3, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)

 26 
Tyron Woodley
(Mixed martial artist)

Tyron Woodley
34
Birthdate: April 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 27 
James Gunn
(Filmmaker)

James Gunn
13
Birthdate: August 5, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 28 
Burt Bacharach
(Pianist, Composer, Songwriter)

Burt Bacharach
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 12, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 29 
Jane Wyman
(Actress, Singer)

Jane Wyman
3
Birthdate: January 5, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 10, 2007

 30 
Sheryl Crow
(Singer-songwriter)

Sheryl Crow
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 11, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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 31 
Ed Asner
(Actor, played Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and gained prominence as a political activist.)

Ed Asner
10
Birthdate: November 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 29, 2021
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

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Sterling K. Brown
7
Birthdate: April 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 33 
Josephine Baker
(Entertainer)

Josephine Baker
14
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 12, 1975

 34 

Shelley Winters
3
Birthdate: August 18, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 14, 2006

 35 

Vincent Price
2
Birthdate: May 27, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: October 25, 1993

 36 
Michael McDonald
(Singer-Songwriter)

Michael McDonald
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 37 
John J. Pershing
(Military officer)

John J. Pershing
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 13, 1860
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 15, 1948

 38 
John Huston
(Director of Classic Movies Like 'The Maltese Falcon', 'The Asphalt Jungle', 'The Misfits' and Many More)

John Huston
4
Birthdate: August 5, 1906
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 28, 1987
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 39 

T. S. Eliot
60
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 26, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 4, 1965

 40 

Kathleen Turner
24
Birthdate: June 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

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Jessica Capshaw
4
Birthdate: August 9, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 42 
Walter Cronkite
(Broadcaster)

Walter Cronkite
2
Birthdate: November 4, 1916
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 17, 2009
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 43 
Doris Roberts
(Actress)

Doris Roberts
3
Birthdate: November 4, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 17, 2016
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 44 
Calamity Jane
(American scout)

Calamity Jane
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 1, 1852
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 1, 1903

 45 
Scott Bakula
(Actor best known for his roles in two science-fiction television series: as Sam Beckett on Quantum Leap and as Captain Jonathan Archer on Star Trek: Enterprise.)

Scott Bakula
8
Birthdate: October 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 46 

Kevin Kline
13
Birthdate: October 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 47 
Mireille Enos
(Actress)

Mireille Enos
1
Birthdate: September 22, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 48 
Jack Dorsey
(The Co-Founder & Former CEO of 'Twitter')

Jack Dorsey
47
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 49 

Katherine McNamara
10
Birthdate: November 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 50 
Robert A. Heinlein
(Science Fiction Writer)

Robert A. Heinlein
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 7, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 8, 1988