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List of famous people from Laos, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Laos, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Laos you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Laos, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List ranges from Chloe Dao to Khamphoumy Hanvilay, plus much more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Laos?" or "Which celebrities were born in Laos?" then this list is a great resource for you.

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Cy Thao is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Laos
Cy Thao age 45 - Cy Thao is a Laotian-born Hmong politician from Minnesota and a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives representing District 65A, which includes portions of the city of Saint Paul. A ...more

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Mee Moua is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Laos
Mee Moua age 46 - Mee Moua, is the president and executive director of the Asian Americans Advancing Justice. Prior to her current post, she served as the vice president for strategic impact initiatives at the Asian ...more

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Vilayphone Vongphachanh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Laos
Vilayphone Vongphachanh age 27 - Vilayphone Vongphachanh is a female Laotian Olympic freestyle swimmer. As a member of the Laos team she competed at the age of 15 in the 2004 Summer Olympics in the Women's 50m Freestyle. She also ...more

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Oun Kham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Laos
Oun Kham Died at 84 (1811-1895) - Oun Kham was King of Luang Prabang during 1872-1887 and a second time between 1889 and 1895. On 7 June 1887 the Lao royal capital was seized and sacked; the elderly ruler barely escaped with his life. ...more

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Vong Savang is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Laos
Vong Savang Died at 50 (1931-1981) - Vong Savang was the Crown Prince to throne of the Kingdom of Laos. After the Laotian Civil War in 1975, he and his family were arrested by the Pathet Lao and sent to re-education camps, where they ...more

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Jerry Yang is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Laos
Jerry Yang age 47 - Xao "Jerry" Yang is an ethnic Hmong poker player from Temecula, California and the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event champion. Yang started playing poker in 2005. An amateur player at ...more

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Lormong Lo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Laos
Lormong Lo Lormong Lo was the first Hmong American to be appointed to a city council in the U.S, in 1994, to manage the largest metropolitan city of a state like Nebraska. He was re-elected in June 1997 to a ...more

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Mai Neng Moua is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Laos
Mai Neng Moua age 41 - Mai Neng Moua is a Hmong-American writer and a founder of the Paj Ntaub Voice, a Hmong literary magazine. She is also the editor of the first anthology of Hmong American writers, Bamboo Among the ...more

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Phonepaseuth Sysoutham is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Laos
Phonepaseuth Sysoutham age 25 - Phonepaseuth Sysoutham is a Laotian footballer who plays as a midfielder.

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Visay Phaphouvanin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Laos
Visay Phaphouvanin age 30 - Visay Phaphouvanin is Laotian footballer who plays for home town club Vientiane Capital as a striker. He is a member of Laos national football team, played at the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup and 2014 FIFA ...more

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Odien Syharlad is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Laos
Odien Syharlad age 23 - Odien Syharlad is a Laotian soccer player.

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Keoviengphet Liththideth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Laos
Keoviengphet Liththideth age 23 - Keoviengphet Liththideth is a Laotian soccer player.

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Thongsing Thammavong is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Laos
Thongsing Thammavong age 71 - Thongsing Thammavong is a Laotian politician who has been Prime Minister of Laos since 2010. He is a member of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party and has been a member of the LPRP Politburo since ...more

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Saynakhonevieng Phommapanya is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Laos
Saynakhonevieng Phommapanya age 28 - Saynakhonevieng Phommapanya is a Laotian soccer player.

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Konekham Inthammavong is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Laos
Konekham Inthammavong age 23 - Konekham Inthammavong born 10 July 1992 in Vientiane, is a Laotian football player, he is playing for Lao Bank FC in Lao League. He is a member of Laos national football team played at 2010 AFF Suzuki ...more

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Vong Phaophanit is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Laos
Vong Phaophanit age 54 - Vong Phaophanit is an artist based in London. Phaophanit is best known for his large-scale installations which incorporate a wide range of materials including ash, silk, rice, rubber, wax and often ...more

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Souliya Syphasay is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Laos
Souliya Syphasay age 22 - Souliya Siphasay is a Laotian football player.

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Thothilath Sibounhuang is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Laos
Thothilath Sibounhuang age 25 - Thothilath Sibounhuang is a Laotian footballer who plays as a defender.

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Ova Saopeng is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Laos
Ova Saopeng Ova Saopeng appeared in the 2007 film Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End.

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Bouasone Bouphavanh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Laos
Bouasone Bouphavanh age 61 - Bouasone Bouphavanh was Prime Minister of Laos from 2006 to 2010. He was officially appointed to the office by the National Assembly of Laos on June 8, 2006, during a major government reshuffle. He ...more

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Thongloun Sisoulith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Laos
Thongloun Sisoulith age 70 - Thongloun Sisoulith is a Laotian politician who has been Deputy Prime Minister of Laos since 2001, as well as Minister of Foreign Affairs since 2006. He is a politburo member of the Lao People's ...more

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Souksamay Manhmanyvong is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Laos
Souksamay Manhmanyvong age 29 - Souksamay Manhmanyvong is a Laotian footballer who plays as a forward.

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Zakarine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Laos
Zakarine Died at 64 (1840-1904) - King Zakarine, also known as Sakkarin, Sakharine, Sackarine, Zackarine, and Zacharine was the King of Luang Prabang from 1895 to 1904.

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Vang Sue is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Laos
Vang Sue Died at 27 (1945-1972) - Major Vang Sue was a Laotian Hmong fighter pilot. Recipient of the USAF Distinguished Flying Cross. He flew over 4,000 combat missions as a T-28 bomber pilot. Vang trained briefly with Hmong fighter ...more

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Ken Lo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Laos
Ken Lo age 58 - Kenneth Low Wai-kwong is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, and stuntman. He was a member of the Jackie Chan Stunt Team.

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Steffinnie Phrommany is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Laos
Steffinnie Phrommany age 37 - Steffinnie Phrommany is an actress.

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Kitsada Thongkhen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Laos
Kitsada Thongkhen age 28 - Kitsada Thongkhen is a Laotian soccer player.

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Soukaphone Vongchiengkham is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Laos
Soukaphone Vongchiengkham age 23 - Soukaphone Vongchiengkham is a footballer who plays as a midfielder.

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Seng Athit Somvang is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Laos
Seng Athit Somvang age 24 - Seng Athit Somvang is a Laotian soccer player.

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Khamphoumy Hanvilay is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Laos
Khamphoumy Hanvilay age 25 - Khamphoumy Hanvilay is a Laotian soccer player.

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Sourasay Keosouvandeng is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Laos
Sourasay Keosouvandeng age 23 - Sourasay Keosouvandeng is a Laotian soccer player.

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Kovanh Namthavixay is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Laos
Kovanh Namthavixay age 28 - Kovanh Namthavixay is a Laotian soccer player.

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Souksadakone Liapvisay is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Laos
Souksadakone Liapvisay age 22 - Souksadakone Liapvisay is a Laotian football player, he is playing for Yotha in Lao League. He is a member of Laos national football team.

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Vang Pao is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Laos
Vang Pao Died at 82 (1929-2011) - Vang Pao was a Major General in the Royal Lao Army. He was a leader in the Hmong American community in the United States.

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Sisavang Vatthana is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Laos
Sisavang Vatthana Died at 71 (1907-1978) - Sisavang Vatthana or sometimes Savang Vatthana was the last king of the Kingdom of Laos. He ruled from 1959 after his father's death until his forced abdication in 1975. Savang Vatthana proved unable ...more

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Cao Van Vien is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Laos
Cao Van Vien Died at 87 (1921-2008) - Cao Văn Viên was a Vietnamese soldier who served in the Army of the Republic of Vietnam and rose to the position of Chairman of the South Vietnamese Joint General Staff. Considered one of ...more

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Kanya Kounvongsa is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Laos
Kanya Kounvongsa age 25 - Kanya Kounvongsa is a Laotian football player who plays for Vientiane. He is a member of Laos national football team.

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Chloe Dao is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Laos
Chloe Dao age 43 - Chloe Dao is an American fashion designer of Vietnamese descent who lives and works in Houston, US. She was the winner of the second season of the reality show Project Runway with a collection of ...more

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Kaysone Phomvihane is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Laos
Kaysone Phomvihane Died at 72 (1920-1992) - Kaysone Phomvihane was the leader of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party from 1955 until his death in 1992. He also served as the first Prime Minister of the Lao People's Democratic Republic from ...more

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Pangnasith Phettikone is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Laos
Pangnasith Phettikone age 23 - Pangnasith Phettikone is a Laotian football player. He is a member of Laos national football team.

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Souphanouvong is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Laos
Souphanouvong Died at 86 (1909-1995) - Prince Souphanouvong was, along with his half-brother Prince Souvanna Phouma and Prince Boun Oum of Champasak, one of the “Three Princes” who represented respectively the communist, neutralist, and ...more

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Lee Lue is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Laos
Lee Lue Died at 34 (1935-1969) - Major Lee Lue was a Laotian Hmong fighter bomber pilot notable for flying more combat missions than any other pilot in the Kingdom of Laos. Lee Lue flew continuously, as many as 10 missions a day and ...more

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Souvanna Phouma is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Laos
Souvanna Phouma Died at 83 (1901-1984) - Prince Souvanna Phouma was the leader of the neutralist faction and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Laos several times from 1951–1954, 1956–1958, 1960 and 1962–1975.

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Lamnao Singto is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Laos
Lamnao Singto age 27 - Lamnao Singto born 15 April 1988 in Luang Prabang, is a Laotian football player. He has played for Provincial Electricity Authority in the Thailand Premier League, the top division of the Thailand ...more

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Dao Khotsaya is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Laos
Dao Khotsaya age 25 - Dao Khotsaya is a Laotian football player.

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Kilakone Siphonexay is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Laos
Kilakone Siphonexay age 26 - Kilakone Siphonexay is a Laotian runner who competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 100 m event. He was the flag bearer of Laos during the opening ceremony.

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Moukda Souksavath is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Laos
Moukda Souksavath age 26 - Moukda Souksavath is a Laotian football player.

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Laenly Phoutthavong is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Laos
Laenly Phoutthavong age 19 - Laenly Phoutthavong is a Laotian athlete competing in the long and triple jump. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 100 metres event.

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Phathana Inthavong is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Laos
Phathana Inthavong age 18 - Phathana Inthavong is a Laotian swimmer specializing in freestyle. He competed in the 50 m event at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He also competed in the 100 m event at the 2013 World Aquatics ...more

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Khampheng Sayavutthi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Laos
Khampheng Sayavutthi age 29 - Khampheng Sayavutthi, is a Laotian football player, who has played for YOTHA FC in the Lao League, the top division of the Lao football League, and the Laos national team. He currently plays for ...more