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
19
Birthdate: May 6, 1915
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: October 10, 1985
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 2 
Danica Patrick
(Racing driver)
Danica Patrick
24
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 3 
Jeffrey Dahmer
(American Serial Killer and Sex Offender)
Jeffrey Dahmer
192
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: May 21, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 28, 1994
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Mark Ruffalo
(Best Known for His Role of 'Bruce Banner/Hulk' in the Marvel Cinematic Universe SuperHero Films)
Mark Ruffalo
38
Birthdate: November 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Frank Lloyd Wright
13
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: June 8, 1867
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 9, 1959
 6 
Ed Gein
(Murderer, Suspected Serial Killer & Body Snatcher)
Ed Gein
77
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: August 27, 1906
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 26, 1984
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Gene Wilder
(Actor, Comedian)
Gene Wilder
34
Birthdate: June 11, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: August 29, 2016
 8 
Willem Dafoe
(American Actor Who is Known for Portraying Several Real-Life Figures)
Willem Dafoe
23
Birthdate: July 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Colin Kaepernick
(American Football Quarterback)
Colin Kaepernick
70
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 10 
Chris Farley
(Actor and Comedian)
Chris Farley
50
Birthdate: February 15, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 18, 1997
Height: 5'8" (173 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 
JJ Watt
(American Football Player)
JJ Watt
26
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Spencer Tracy
(One of the Greatest Actors of Hollywood's Golden Age)
Spencer Tracy
9
Birthdate: April 5, 1900
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: June 10, 1967
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 14 
Heather Graham
(American Actress Known for Portraying Characters With Sex Appeal)
Heather Graham
20
Birthdate: January 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Rachel Brosnahan
11
Birthdate: July 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 16 
Ava Max
(Singer-Songwriter)
Ava Max
21
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 16, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Chris Gardner
(Entrepreneur)
Chris Gardner
10
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 18 
Tony Shalhoub
(best known for playing Adrian Monk in the USA Network television series Monk)
Tony Shalhoub
11
Birthdate: October 9, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Liberace
(Pianist, Actor, Singer and the Highest-Paid Entertainer in the World From the 1950s to 1970s)
Liberace
15
Birthdate: May 16, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 4, 1987
 20 
Christopher Scarver
(Serial Killer)
Christopher Scarver
70
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: July 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Laura Ingalls Wilder
(American Author Known for Her Children's Book Series ‘Little House on the Prairie’)
Laura Ingalls Wilder
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 7, 1867
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 10, 1957
 22 
Bradley Whitford
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Josh Lyman’ on the Series 'The West Wing')
Bradley Whitford
11
Birthdate: October 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 23 
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
 24 
T. J. Watt
(American football player)
T. J. Watt
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Chris Noth
(Actor)
Chris Noth
12
Birthdate: November 13, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 26 
Allen Ludden
(Game Show Host)
Allen Ludden
17
Birthdate: October 5, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: June 9, 1981
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Tyler Herro
(Basketball player)
Tyler Herro
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 20, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 28 
Tyne Daly
(Actress)
Tyne Daly
9
Birthdate: February 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Liz Cheney
(Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wyoming's At-Large District)
Liz Cheney
38
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
 30 
Dan Harmon
(Creator of the Sitcoms 'Community', 'Rick and Morty' and The Podcast 'Harmontown')
Dan Harmon
11
Birthdate: January 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Kurtwood Smith
4
Birthdate: July 3, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 32 
Andrea Anders
(Best Known for Her Roles in the TV Sitcoms ‘Better Off Ted’, ‘The Class’ and ‘Joey’)
Andrea Anders
11
Birthdate: May 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Jidenna
(Known for The Singles 'Classic Man' and 'Yoga')
Jidenna
15
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
 34 
Jane Kaczmarek
(Best Known for Her Roles in the TV Series: ‘Malcolm in the Middle’ and ‘Equal Justice’)
Jane Kaczmarek
7
Birthdate: December 21, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 35 
Bob Uecker
(Baseball player)
Bob Uecker
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 26, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 36 
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)
 37 
Peter Weller
(Actor and Director)
Peter Weller
6
Birthdate: June 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 38 
John Matuszak
9
Birthdate: October 25, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 17, 1989
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 39 
George Kittle
(American football player)
George Kittle
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 9, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 40 
Gena Rowlands
(Golden Globe and Emmy Award Winning Actress Best Known for Her Films: 'A Woman Under the Influence', 'Gloria')
Gena Rowlands
7
Birthdate: June 19, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 41 
Derek Watt
(American football player)
Derek Watt
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 42 
William Rehnquist
(Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
William Rehnquist
4
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 3, 2005
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Jordan Poole
(Basketball player)
Jordan Poole
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 19, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 44 
Brendan Dassey
(Convicted Murderer)
Brendan Dassey
10
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: October 19, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
 45 
Trixie Mattel
(Drag Queen Known for Winning the Third Season of 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars')
Trixie Mattel
44
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 46 
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)
 47 
Paris Berelc
(Actress and Model Known for Her Role as ‘Skylar Storm’ in the ‘Disney XD’ TV Series ‘Mighty Med’)
Paris Berelc
5
Birthdate: December 29, 1998
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 48 
David Giuntoli
5
Birthdate: June 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 49 
Sean Duffy
(Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin's 7th District (2011 - 2019))
Sean Duffy
6
Birthdate: October 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
 50 
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)