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List of famous people from Louisiana, 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 Louisiana, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Louisiana 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 Louisiana, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

This list contains people like David Vitter and Jack Ponder.

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

Reese Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Louisiana
age 42
Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon is an American actress and producer. She made her film debut as the female lead in the film The Man in the Moon in 1991. In 1996, she appeared in Freeway and ...more

Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Louisiana
age 61
Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. She was the star in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998, and has hosted her syndicated talk ...more

Tyler Perry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Louisiana
age 49
Tyler Perry is an American actor, filmmaker, playwright, author, and songwriter, specializing in the gospel genre. Perry wrote and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s. In ...more

Ian Somerhalder is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Louisiana
age 40
Ian Joseph Somerhalder is an American actor, model and director. He is known for playing Boone Carlyle in the TV drama Lost and Damon Salvatore in The CW's supernatural drama The Vampire

Danneel Ackles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Louisiana
age 39
Danneel Ackles, better known by her stage name Danneel Harris, is an American actress and model. She is best known for her roles as Shannon McBain on One Life to Live and Rachel Gatina on One ...more

Tim McGraw is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Louisiana
age 51
Samuel Timothy "Tim" McGraw is an American singer and actor. He has been married to fellow singer Faith Hill since 1996, and is the son of the late baseball player Tug McGraw. McGraw ...more

Ali Landry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Louisiana
age 45
Ali Germaine Landry is an American actress, model and beauty queen who won Miss USA 1996 She is perhaps best known as the Doritos Girl from her 1998 Super Bowl commercial, for her portrayal of ...more

Ashley Scott is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Louisiana
age 41
Ashley McCall Scott (born July 13, 1977) is an American actress and model, best known for her roles in the television series Jericho, Birds of Prey, and Dark Angel. She had a major role in the ...more

Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Louisiana
age 70
Terry Paxton Bradshaw is a former American football quarterback who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League. Since 1994, he has been a TV analyst and co-host of Fox ...more

Stormy Daniels is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Louisiana
age 39
Stephanie Gregory Clifford (born March 17, 1979), professionally known as Stormy Daniels, Stormy Waters or simply Stormy. She is a member of the NightMoves, AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame. In 2009, ...more

James Carville is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Louisiana
age 74
Chester James Carville, Jr. is an American political commentator and media personality who is a prominent figure in the Democratic Party. Carville gained national attention for his work as the ...more

Jerry Lee Lewis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Louisiana
age 83
Jerry Lee Lewis is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and pianist, who is often known by his nickname of The Killer and is often viewed as "rock & roll's first great wild ...more

Ernie Ladd is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Louisiana
Dec. at 69 (1938-2007)
Ernest "Ernie" Ladd, nicknamed "The Big Cat", was an American collegiate and professional football player and a professional wrestler. A standout athlete in high school, Ladd ...more

Chloe Bridges is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Louisiana
age 27
Chloe Bridges is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Zoey in the sitcom Freddie and as Dana Turner in the 2010 television film Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. Bridges originally ...more

Bryant Gumbel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Louisiana
age 70
Bryant Charles Gumbel is an American television journalist and sportscaster. He is best known for his 15 years as co-host of NBC's The Today Show. He is the younger brother of sportscaster Greg ...more

John Kennedy Toole is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Louisiana
Dec. at 32 (1937-1969)
John Kennedy Toole was an American novelist from New Orleans, Louisiana, whose posthumously published novel A Confederacy of Dunces won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He also wrote The Neon ...more

Kevyn Aucoin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Louisiana
Dec. at 40 (1962-2002)
Kevyn James Aucoin was an American make-up artist, photographer and author.

Louis Moreau Gottschalk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Louisiana
Dec. at 40 (1829-1869)
Louis Moreau Gottschalk was an American composer and pianist, best known as a virtuoso performer of his own romantic piano works. He spent most of his working career outside of the United

Huey Long is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Louisiana
Dec. at 42 (1893-1935)
Huey Pierce Long, Jr., nicknamed The Kingfish, was an American politician who served as the 40th Governor of Louisiana from 1928 to 1932 and as a member of the United States Senate from 1932 ...more

Donna Brazile is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Louisiana
age 59
Donna Brazile is an American author, academic, and political analyst who is Vice Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. She was the first African American to direct a major ...more

Ben Turpin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Louisiana
Dec. at 71 (1869-1940)
Bernard "Ben" Turpin was an American comedian and actor, best remembered for his work in silent films.

Branford Marsalis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Louisiana
age 58
Branford Marsalis is an American saxophonist, composer and bandleader. While primarily known for his work in jazz as the leader of the Branford Marsalis Quartet, he also performs frequently as a ...more

Grady A. Dugas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Louisiana
Dec. at 84 (1923-2007)
Grady A. Dugas, M. D., was a Louisiana physician who invented the "Safer Automatic Wheelchair Wheel Locks", a patented device designed for those who sometimes forget to lock their ...more

Zachary Levi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Louisiana
age 38
Zachary Levi Pugh, known professionally as Zachary Levi, is an American actor, director, and singer. He is best known for his role as Chuck Bartowski in the series Chuck. He has also appeared in ...more

Randy Jackson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Louisiana
age 62
Randall Darius "Randy" Jackson is an American bassist, former television music competition judge, singer, record producer, entrepreneur and television personality. He is best known ...more