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Several famous actors, musicians, and comedians have lived in Chicago, Illinois. Many celebrities were born in Chicago and others relocated to the Windy City to start their career in comedy and theater. One of the most powerful people in the world even has a home in Chicago. This list of celebrities who live in Chicago and famous Chicagoans has been loosely ranked by fame and popularity. 

Who is the most famous person who lives in Chicago? Kanye West tops our list. While he currently spends most of his time in Los Angeles, Kanye West was born and raised in Chicago. His 2007 track "Homecoming" is an ode to the Windy City. "The Hills" star Kristin Cavallari and her husband Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler rent a beautiful home in the Chicago suburb of Winnetka.

Before he moved to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington D.C., Barack Obama lived in Chicago. He still has a home in Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood. Vince Vaughn grew up in the Chicago suburbs and he still owns a town home in the Windy City. Jennifer Hudson was born and raised in Chicago. She currently owns a mansion in the Chicago suburb of Burr Ridge.

Are you surprised that there are so many celebs from Chicago or to learn about these famous people living in Chicago? If you're ever in Chi-city, you might pass by celebrity homes, so brush up on which singers and athletes live there. Share your thoughts in the comments section.


Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 75+ Celebrities Who Live in Chicago
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While he currently spends most of his time in Los Angeles, Kanye West was born and raised in Chicago. His 2007 track "Homecoming" is an ode to the Windy City.

Age: 39

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, + more

Credits: The Great Gatsby, Mission: Impossible III, The Hangover, The Hangover Part II

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Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 75+ Celebrities Who Live in Chicago
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Oprah Winfrey lived in Chicago from 1983 until her talk show ended in 2011.

Age: 63

Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Journalist, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, + more

Credits: The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Color Purple, Beloved, Oprah: Where Are They Now?

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Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 75+ Celebrities Who Live in Chicago
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Before he moved to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington D.C., Barack Obama lived in Chicago. He still has a home in Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood.

Age: 55

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Profession: Politician, Author, Law professor, Writer, Lawyer

Credits: By The People: The Election of Barack Obama, 60 Minutes, Mistaken for Strangers, Senator Obama Goes to Africa

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Jenny McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 75+ Celebrities Who Live in Chicago
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Jenny McCarthy was born and raised in the Chicago area. Although she is currently hosting "The View" in New York, McCarthy still rents a home in Geneva, Illinois.

Age: 44

Birthplace: Evergreen Park, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Model, Author, Actor, + more

Credits: The View, Playboy: The Best of Jenny McCarthy, Playboy: Jenny McCarthy, the Playboy Years Scary Movie 3

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