Famous People From Wisconsin

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Situated in the vicinity of the splendid Great Lakes region, Wisconsin is a nature lover’s paradise. According to various sources on the internet, Wisconsin apparently has around 15,000 lakes. Filmmaker Zack Snyder, actress Heather Graham, Gene Wilder and model Laura Kaeppeler are a few famous celebrities who hail from Wisconsin. Maverick filmmaker Zack Snyder is the man behind Hollywood blockbusters like ‘Man Of Steel’, ‘300: Rise Of An Empire’ as well as ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’. Laura Kaeppeler was crowned ‘Miss America’ in 2012 and thus, she became the first woman from Milwaukee to hold the title. The 1988 flick ‘License To Drive’ marked the debut of actress Heather Graham and since then there has been no looking back for this talented woman who is one of the most seasoned Hollywood artistes. Listed below are the names of a few other famous celebrities from Wisconsin. The bond these eminent personalities share with their state cannot be described in a few words.
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 1 
Orson Welles
(One of the Greatest Filmmakers of All Time and Director of 'Citizen Kane')
Orson Welles
23
Birthdate: May 6, 1915
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: October 10, 1985
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 2 
Danica Patrick
(The Most Successful Woman in the History of American Open-Wheel Car Racing)
Danica Patrick
29
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 3 
Mark Ruffalo
(Best Known for His Role of 'Bruce Banner/Hulk' in the Marvel Cinematic Universe SuperHero Films)
Mark Ruffalo
47
Birthdate: November 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Gene Wilder
(Actor, Comedian)
Gene Wilder
39
Birthdate: June 11, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: August 29, 2016
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Willem Dafoe
(American Actor Who is Known for Portraying Several Real-Life Figures)
Willem Dafoe
26
Birthdate: July 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 6 
Frank Lloyd Wright
15
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: June 8, 1867
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 9, 1959
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Chris Farley
(Actor and Comedian)
Chris Farley
59
Birthdate: February 15, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 18, 1997
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 8 
Jeffrey Dahmer
(American Serial Killer and Sex Offender)
Jeffrey Dahmer
293
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: May 21, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 28, 1994
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Colin Kaepernick
(American Football Quarterback)
Colin Kaepernick
89
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 10 
JJ Watt
(One of the Greatest Defensive Linemen of All Time)
JJ Watt
33
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Georgia O'Keeffe
(American Modernist Artist Known for Her Flowers and New York Skyscrapers Paintings)
Georgia O'Keeffe
17
Birthdate: November 15, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 6, 1986
 12 
Spencer Tracy
(One of the Greatest Actors of Hollywood's Golden Age)
Spencer Tracy
12
Birthdate: April 5, 1900
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: June 10, 1967
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Heather Graham
(American Actress Known for Portraying Characters With Sex Appeal)
Heather Graham
25
Birthdate: January 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 14 
Rachel Brosnahan
13
Birthdate: July 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Ava Max
(Singer-Songwriter)
Ava Max
27
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 16, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 16 
Tony Shalhoub
(best known for playing Adrian Monk in the USA Network television series Monk)
Tony Shalhoub
14
Birthdate: October 9, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Chris Gardner
(Entrepreneur)
Chris Gardner
11
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 18 
Laura Ingalls Wilder
(American Author Known for Her Children's Book Series ‘Little House on the Prairie’)
Laura Ingalls Wilder
11
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 7, 1867
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 10, 1957
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Liberace
(Pianist, Actor, Singer and the Highest-Paid Entertainer in the World From the 1950s to 1970s)
Liberace
16
Birthdate: May 16, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 4, 1987
 20 
T. J. Watt
(American football player)
T. J. Watt
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Chris Noth
(American Actor Known for His Role as Detective Mike Logan in the TV Series ‘Law & Order')
Chris Noth
15
Birthdate: November 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 22 
Les Paul
(Jazz Guitarist and One of the Pioneers of the Solid-Body Electric Guitar)
Les Paul
5
Birthdate: June 9, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: August 12, 2009
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Bradley Whitford
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Josh Lyman’ on the Series 'The West Wing')
Bradley Whitford
13
Birthdate: October 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 24 
Allen Ludden
(Game Show Host)
Allen Ludden
18
Birthdate: October 5, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: June 9, 1981
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Tyne Daly
(Actress)
Tyne Daly
10
Birthdate: February 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Kurtwood Smith
5
Birthdate: July 3, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Dan Harmon
(Creator of the Sitcoms 'Community', 'Rick and Morty' and The Podcast 'Harmontown')
Dan Harmon
14
Birthdate: January 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 28 
Andrea Anders
(Best Known for Her Roles in the TV Sitcoms ‘Better Off Ted’, ‘The Class’ and ‘Joey’)
Andrea Anders
13
Birthdate: May 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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John Matuszak
10
Birthdate: October 25, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 17, 1989
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 30 
Jane Kaczmarek
(Best Known for Her Roles in the TV Series: ‘Malcolm in the Middle’ and ‘Equal Justice’)
Jane Kaczmarek
11
Birthdate: December 21, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Jidenna
(Known for The Singles 'Classic Man' and 'Yoga')
Jidenna
18
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Tyler Herro
(Basketball player)
Tyler Herro
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 20, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Peter Weller
(Actor and Director)
Peter Weller
6
Birthdate: June 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 34 
Bob Uecker
(Baseball player)
Bob Uecker
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 26, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 35 
Jordan Poole
(Basketball player)
Jordan Poole
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 19, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 36 
George Kittle
(American football player)
George Kittle
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 9, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 37 
Liz Cheney
(Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wyoming's At-Large District)
Liz Cheney
42
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
 38 
Gena Rowlands
(Retired American Actress)
Gena Rowlands
7
Birthdate: June 19, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 39 
Skylar Grey
(Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Albums ‘Like Blood Like Honey’ and ‘Don't Look Down’)
Skylar Grey
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 40 
Ed Gein
(Murderer, Suspected Serial Killer & Body Snatcher)
Ed Gein
97
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: August 27, 1906
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 26, 1984
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 41 
Christopher Scarver
(Serial Killer)
Christopher Scarver
109
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: July 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 42 
William Rehnquist
(16th Chief Justice of the United States)
William Rehnquist
4
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 3, 2005
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Derek Watt
(American football player)
Derek Watt
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 44 
Anthony Pettis
(Mixed martial artist)
Anthony Pettis
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 45 
Don Ameche
(Actor and Comedian Best Known for His Leading Man Roles in 1930's and 40's)
Don Ameche
2
Birthdate: May 31, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: December 6, 1993
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 46 
Trixie Mattel
(Drag Queen Known for Winning the Third Season of 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars')
Trixie Mattel
52
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 47 
Paris Berelc
(Actress and Model Known for Her Role as ‘Skylar Storm’ in the ‘Disney XD’ TV Series ‘Mighty Med’)
Paris Berelc
6
Birthdate: December 29, 1998
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 48 
Sean Duffy
(Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin's 7th District (2011 - 2019))
Sean Duffy
8
Birthdate: October 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
 49 
Ellen Corby
(Actress and Screenwriter Known for Her Role in Film ‘I Remember Mama’ and the TV Series 'The Waltons')
Ellen Corby
9
Birthdate: June 3, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 14, 1999
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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David Giuntoli
6
Birthdate: June 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)