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Famous People From Laos

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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.
Cy Thao is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Laos
Age: 46

Birthplace: Laos

Cy Thao (born March 2, 1972) 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 ...more
Mee Moua is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Laos
Age: 49

Birthplace: Xiangkhouang Province, Laos

Mee Moua (RPA: Qaav Ruom, born June 30, 1969 in Xieng Khouang, Laos), is an American politician, and is the former president and executive director of the Asian Americans Advancing Justice -AAJC ...more
Vilayphone Vongphachanh ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Laos
Vilayphone Vongphachanh Age: 29

Birthplace: Laos

Vilayphone Vongphachanh (born April 26, 1989) 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 ...more
Oun Kham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Laos
Oun Kham Dec. at 84 (1811-1895)

Birthplace: Luang Prabang, Laos

Oun Kham (Lao: ອຸ້ນຄຳ, June 5, 1811 – December 15, 1895) was King of Luang Prabang during 1868-1887 and a second time between 1889 and 1895. On 7 June 1887 the Lao royal capital was seized and ...more
Vong Savang is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Laos
Vong Savang Dec. at 50 (1931-1981)

Birthplace: Luang Prabang, Laos

Vong Savang (Lao: ເຈົ້າຟ້າຊາຍມົງກຸດຣາຊະກຸມາຣວົງສະຫວ່າງ; 27 September 1931 – 2 May 1978) was the Crown Prince to throne of the Kingdom of Laos. After the Laotian Civil War in 1975, he and his ...more
Jerry Yang is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Laos
Age: 51

Birthplace: Laos

Xao "Jerry" Yang (simplified Chinese: 杨係; traditional Chinese: 楊係; pinyin: Yáng Xì; born 1967) is an ethnic Hmong poker player from Temecula, California and the 2007 ...more
Lormong Lo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Laos
Lormong Lo

Birthplace: Laos

Lormong Lo (1959-2011) was the first Hmong American to be appointed to a city council in the U.S, in 1994, to manage the largest metropolitan city (Omaha—480,000 people) of a state like ...more
Mai Neng Moua is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Laos
Mai Neng Moua Age: 45

Birthplace: Laos

Mai Neng Moua (born May 5, 1974) 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 ...more
Phonepaseuth Sysoutham ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Laos
Phonepaseuth Sysoutham Age: 28

Birthplace: Laos

Phonepaseuth Sysoutham is a Laotian footballer who plays as a midfielder.
Visay Phaphouvanin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Laos
Visay Phaphouvanin Age: 33

Birthplace: Vientiane, Laos

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 ...more
Odien Syharlad is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Laos
Odien Syharlad Age: 26

Birthplace: Laos

Odien Syharlad is a Laotian soccer player.
Keoviengphet Liththideth... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Laos
Keoviengphet Liththideth Age: 26

Birthplace: Laos

Keoviengphet Liththideth is a Laotian soccer player.
Thongsing Thammavong is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Laos
Thongsing Thammavong Age: 74

Birthplace: Viengthong District, Houaphanh, Laos

Thongsing Thammavong (Lao: ທອງສິງ ທຳມະວົງ; born 12 April 1944) is a Laotian politician who was the Prime Minister of Laos from 2010 to 2016. He is a member of the Lao People's Revolutionary ...more
Saynakhonevieng Phommapa... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Laos
Saynakhonevieng Phommapanya Age: 31

Birthplace: Laos

Saynakhonevieng Phommapanya is a Laotian soccer player.
Konekham Inthammavong is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Laos
Konekham Inthammavong Age: 26

Birthplace: Vientiane, Laos

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 ...more
Vong Phaophanit is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Laos
Vong Phaophanit Age: 58

Birthplace: Savannakhet, Laos

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 ...more
Souliya Syphasay is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Laos
Souliya Syphasay Age: 25

Birthplace: Vientiane, Laos

Souliya Siphasay is a Laotian football player.
Thothilath Sibounhuang ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Laos
Thothilath Sibounhuang Age: 28

Birthplace: Laos

Thothilath Sibounhuang is a Laotian footballer who plays as a defender.
Ova Saopeng is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Laos
Ova Saopeng

Birthplace: Savannakhet Province, Laos

Ova Saopeng appeared in the 2007 film Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End.
Bouasone Bouphavanh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Laos
Bouasone Bouphavanh Age: 64

Birthplace: Salavan Province, Laos

Bouasone Bouphavanh (born 3 June 1954) 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 ...more
Thongloun Sisoulith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Laos
Thongloun Sisoulith Age: 73

Birthplace: Houaphanh Province, Laos

Thongloun Sisoulith (Lao: ທອງລຸນ ສີສຸລິດ; born 10 November 1946) is a Laotian politician who has been Prime Minister of Laos since 2016. Previously he was Deputy Prime Minister from 2001 to ...more
Souksamay Manhmanyvong ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Laos
Souksamay Manhmanyvong Age: 32

Birthplace: Laos

Souksamay Manhmanyvong is a Laotian footballer who plays as a forward.
Zakarine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Laos
Zakarine Dec. at 64 (1840-1904)

Birthplace: Luang Prabang, Laos

King Zakarine (Lao: ພຣະບາທສົມເດັຈພຣະເຈົ້າມະຫາຊີວິຕສັກຣິນທຣ໌; also known as Sakkarin, Sakharine, Sackarine, Zackarine and Zacharine; originally Kham Souk, Lao: ຄຳສຸກ; full name: Samdach Brhat ...more
Vang Sue is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Laos
Vang Sue Dec. at 27 (1945-1972)

Birthplace: Laos

Major Vang Sue (Su, Seu) (also transliterated as Vaj Xwm) (January 30, 1945 – October 18, 1972) was a Laotian Hmong fighter pilot. Recipient of the USAF Distinguished Flying Cross. He flew over ...more
Ken Lo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Laos
Age: 59

Birthplace: Laos

Ken Lo (Kenneth Houi Kang Low) (born 19 March 1957) is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, and stuntman. He was a member of the Jackie Chan Stunt Team.