Famous People From North Dakota

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Being the 39th state of the United States of America, North Dakota is situated in the Upper Midwestern region of the country. Although the capital of North Dakota is Bismarck, the largest city of the state is Fargo. It is often referred to as ‘Peace Garden State’ or ‘Roughrider State’. A recent boom in oil extraction in the state has resulted in population increase and low unemployment. The state enjoys a continental climate with extreme conditions such as hot summers and cold winters. Several famous personalities have been born and raised in the state of North Dakota. The ever-so-popular rapper Wiz Khalifa was born in North Dakota. Numerous well-known actors such as Josh Duhamel, Leslie Bibb, Kellen Lutz and Angie Dickinson are all from this state. The state of North Dakota has produced some famous musicians as well, such as the likes of Johnny Lang, Bobby Vee and Peggy Lee also call North Dakota their homes. North Dakota has also shaped many athletes and sportsman. MLB catcher Chris Coste is a fine example of sportsmen from North Dakota. Even astronaut James Buchli hails from this state. Keep reading to know all the other eminent celebrities who are from North Dakota & celebs born in North Dakota.
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Wiz Khalifa
(Singer-Rapper Known for His Songs ‘Black and Yellow’, ‘See You Again’ and ‘Say Yeah’)
Wiz Khalifa
36
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Josh Duhamel
(Actor and Former Model Known for His TV Series ‘All My Children’, ‘Las Vegas’ and 'Transformers' Film Series)
Josh Duhamel
26
Birthdate: November 14, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Leslie Bibb
(Actress, Model)
Leslie Bibb
23
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Angie Dickinson
(Actress role in Gun the Man Down (1956) with James Arness and the Western film Rio Bravo (1959))
Angie Dickinson
11
Birthdate: September 30, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Alan Ritchson
(Actor and Filmmaker)
Alan Ritchson
8
Birthdate: November 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Kellan Lutz
(Actor and Model)
Kellan Lutz
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Birthdate: March 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Lawrence Welk
(Accordionist, Bandleader, and Television Impresario)
Lawrence Welk
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 11, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: May 17, 1992
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Peggy Lee
(Singer)
Peggy Lee
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 26, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 21, 2002
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Leslie Stefanson
(Actress, Model, Artist, Sculptor)
Leslie Stefanson
11
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Leonard Peltier
(Activist)
Leonard Peltier
5
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Warren Christopher
6
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 27, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 18, 2011
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Lynn Anderson
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 26, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 30, 2015
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Doug McDermott
(American Professional Basketball Player)
Doug McDermott
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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Gary Johnson
(Politician)
Gary Johnson
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 1, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Bobby Vee
(Singer-songwriter)
Bobby Vee
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: October 24, 2016
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Ann Sothern
(Former actress in the 1949 film, A Letter to Three Wives)
Ann Sothern
5
Birthdate: January 22, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 15, 2001
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Jonny Lang
(Guitarist, Singer-songwriter)
Jonny Lang
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Jonny Craig
(Singer-songwriter, best known as the former lead vocalist of bands Dance Gavin Dance, Emarosa, and Slaves)
Jonny Craig
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
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Louis L’Amour
(Novelist)
Louis L’Amour
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 22, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: June 10, 1988
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Louis L'Amour
(Novelist)
Louis L'Amour
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 22, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: June 10, 1988
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James M. McPherson
(Historian, University teacher, Writer)
James M. McPherson
2
Birthdate: October 11, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
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Sam Childers
(Humanitarian)
Sam Childers
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1963 AD
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Tyler Johnson
(Basketball player)
Tyler Johnson
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Mark Driscoll
(Pastor, Writer)
Mark Driscoll
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 11, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
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Shadoe Stevens
(Radio Host)
Shadoe Stevens
3
Birthdate: November 3, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Owen King
(Writer)
Owen King
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 21, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: May 31, 1987
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CariDee English
(Fashion Model, TV Personality & Winner of 'America's Next Top Model' Cycle 7)
CariDee English
3
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: September 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Paula Broadwell
(journalist, biographer)
Paula Broadwell
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Lute Olson
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)
Lute Olson
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 22, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 27, 2020
 30 
Clint Hill
(Special agent)
Clint Hill
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 4, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Cara Mund
(Miss America 2018)
Cara Mund
3
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: 1994 AD
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Charlie Korsmo
(Actor, Lawyer)
Charlie Korsmo
5
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Tyrell Terry
(Basketball player)
Tyrell Terry
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 28, 2000
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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John Hoeven
(US Senator from North Dakota)
John Hoeven
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 13, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
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William H. Gass
(Novelist)
William H. Gass
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 30, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 6, 2017
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Nicole Linkletter
3
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Darin Erstad
(Baseball player)
Darin Erstad
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Kevin Cramer
(Politician)
Kevin Cramer
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 21, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Clyfford Still
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Birthdate: November 30, 1904
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: June 23, 1980
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Eric Sevareid
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Birthdate: November 26, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 9, 1992
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Dale Brown
(Basketball coach)
Dale Brown
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 31, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Jud Heathcote
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)
Jud Heathcote
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 27, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: August 28, 2017
 43 
Neal D. Barnard
(physician, psychiatrist, jazz musician, jazz guitarist)
Neal D. Barnard
3
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 1953 AD
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James Rosenquist
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Birthdate: November 29, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: March 31, 2017
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Becky Fischer
(Pentecostal children's pastor best known for her role in the 2006 documentary Jesus Camp)
Becky Fischer
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 31, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
 46 
Connor McGovern
(American football player)
Connor McGovern
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 27, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Mancur Olson
(Economist, Political scientist, University teacher, Sociologist)
Mancur Olson
2
Birthdate: January 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 19, 1998
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Myron W. Wentz
(Founder, chairman and former CEO of USANA Health Sciences)
Myron W. Wentz
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 13, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
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Greg Raymer
(Poker player)
Greg Raymer
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Travis Hafner
(Baseball Player)
Travis Hafner
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)