Famous People From Wisconsin

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
16
Birthdate: May 6, 1915
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: October 10, 1985
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 2 
Danica Patrick
(Racing driver)

Danica Patrick
20
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 3 

Mark Ruffalo
26
Birthdate: November 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Chris Farley
(Actor, Comedian)

Chris Farley
44
Birthdate: February 15, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 18, 1997
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Gene Wilder
(Actor, Comedian)

Gene Wilder
28
Birthdate: June 11, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: August 29, 2016

 6 

Frank Lloyd Wright
12
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: June 8, 1867
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 9, 1959
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Colin Kaepernick
(American Football Quarterback)

Colin Kaepernick
62
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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 8 
Willem Dafoe
(Known for Portraying Several Real-Life Figures)

Willem Dafoe
21
Birthdate: July 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 9 
JJ Watt
(American Football Player)

JJ Watt
24
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 10 

Georgia O'Keeffe
16
Birthdate: November 15, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 6, 1986
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Spencer Tracy
8
Birthdate: April 5, 1900
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: June 10, 1967
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 12 

Heather Graham
18
Birthdate: January 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 13 
Ava Max
(Singer-Songwriter)

Ava Max
18
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 16, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 14 

Rachel Brosnahan
9
Birthdate: July 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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 15 
Chris Gardner
(Entrepreneur)

Chris Gardner
9
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 16 
Tony Shalhoub
(best known for playing Adrian Monk in the USA Network television series Monk)

Tony Shalhoub
9
Birthdate: October 9, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 17 
Liberace
(Pianist, Singer)

Liberace
13
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 16, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 4, 1987

 18 

Laura Ingalls Wilder
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 7, 1867
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 10, 1957
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 19 
Jeffrey Dahmer
(American Serial Killer and Sex Offender)

Jeffrey Dahmer
152
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: May 21, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 28, 1994

 20 
Tyler Herro
(Basketball player)

Tyler Herro
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 20, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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 21 

Bradley Whitford
9
Birthdate: October 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 22 
Chris Noth
(Actor)

Chris Noth
10
Birthdate: November 13, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 23 
T. J. Watt
(American football player)

T. J. Watt
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 24 
Allen Ludden
(Game Show Host)

Allen Ludden
16
Birthdate: October 5, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: June 9, 1981
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 25 
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

 26 
Tyne Daly
(Actress)

Tyne Daly
9
Birthdate: February 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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 27 
Dan Harmon
(Creator of the Sitcoms 'Community', 'Rick and Morty' and The Podcast 'Harmontown')

Dan Harmon
8
Birthdate: January 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 28 

Kurtwood Smith
4
Birthdate: July 3, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 29 
Jidenna
(Known for The Singles 'Classic Man' and 'Yoga')

Jidenna
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus

 30 
Andrea Anders
(Actress)

Andrea Anders
10
Birthdate: May 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Jane Kaczmarek
5
Birthdate: December 21, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 32 

John Matuszak
6
Birthdate: October 25, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 17, 1989
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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 33 
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)

 34 
George Kittle
(American football player)

George Kittle
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 9, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 35 
Bob Uecker
(Baseball player)

Bob Uecker
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 26, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 36 
Ed Gein
(Murderer, Suspected Serial Killer & Body Snatcher)

Ed Gein
39
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: August 27, 1906
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 26, 1984
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 37 

Peter Weller
6
Birthdate: June 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 38 
Derek Watt
(American football player)

Derek Watt
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 39 
William Rehnquist
(Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)

William Rehnquist
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 3, 2005
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 40 
Gena Rowlands
(Actress)

Gena Rowlands
7
Birthdate: June 19, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 41 
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)

 42 
Trixie Mattel
(Drag Queen Known for Winning the Third Season of 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars')

Trixie Mattel
38
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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David Giuntoli
5
Birthdate: June 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 44 
Paris Berelc
(Actress)

Paris Berelc
5
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: December 29, 1998
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 45 
Al Jarreau
(Musician)

Al Jarreau
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 12, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 12, 2017

 46 
Ellen Corby
(Actress)

Ellen Corby
8
Birthdate: June 3, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 14, 1999
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

Steve Miller
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 5, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra

 48 
Charlotte Rae
(Actress)

Charlotte Rae
6
Birthdate: April 22, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 5, 2018
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 49 
John Bardeen
(Engineer and Physicist)

John Bardeen
4
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: May 23, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 30, 1991

 50 
Eric Benét
(Singer-songwriter)

Eric Benét
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 15, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)