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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
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
Mee Moua is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Laos
age 49
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 ...more
Vilayphone Vongphachanh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Laos
age 29
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 ...more
Oun Kham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Laos
Oun Kham Dec. 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 ...more
Vong Savang is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Laos
Vong Savang Dec. 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 ...more
Jerry Yang is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Laos
age 51
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 ...more
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 ...more
Mai Neng Moua is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Laos
Mai Neng Moua age 45
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 ...more
Phonepaseuth Sysoutham is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Laos
Phonepaseuth Sysoutham age 28
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
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
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
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
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 ...more
Saynakhonevieng Phommapanya is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Laos
Saynakhonevieng Phommapanya age 31
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. ...more
Thongloun Sisoulith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Laos
Thongloun Sisoulith age 73
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
Souksamay Manhmanyvong is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Laos
Souksamay Manhmanyvong age 32
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)
King Zakarine, also known as Sakkarin, Sakharine, Sackarine, Zackarine, and Zacharine was the King of Luang Prabang from 1895 to 1904.
Vang Sue is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Laos
Vang Sue Dec. 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 ...more
Ken Lo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Laos
age 59
Kenneth Low Wai-kwong is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, and stuntman. He was a member of the Jackie Chan Stunt Team.