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Famous People From Louisiana

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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.
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  • Reese Witherspoon

    BirthplaceUSA, New Orleans, Louisiana

    Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon (born March 22, 1976) is an American actress, producer, and...  more

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  • Ellen DeGeneres

    BirthplaceMetairie, Louisiana, USA

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  • Tyler Perry

    BirthplaceArea code 504, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Louisiana

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  • Ian Somerhalder

    BirthplaceCovington, Louisiana, United States of America

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  • Danneel Ackles

    BirthplaceLafayette, Louisiana, United States of America

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  • Tim McGraw

    Tim McGraw

    Age: 53

    BirthplaceDelhi, Louisiana, United States of America

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  • Ali Landry

    Ali Landry

    Age: 47

    BirthplaceBreaux Bridge, Louisiana, United States of America

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  • Ashley Scott

    BirthplaceMetairie, Louisiana, United States of America

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  • Terry Bradshaw

    BirthplaceShreveport, Louisiana, United States of America

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  • James Carville

    BirthplaceCarville, Louisiana, United States of America

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  • Jerry Lee Lewis

    BirthplaceFerriday, Louisiana, United States of America

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  • Ernie Ladd

    Ernie Ladd

    Age: Died at 69 (1938-2007)

    BirthplaceRayville, Louisiana, United States of America

    Ernest Ladd (November 28, 1938 – March 10, 2007), nicknamed "the Big Cat", was an American...  more

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  • Chloe Bridges

    BirthplaceLouisiana, United States of America

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  • Bryant Gumbel

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Bryant Charles Gumbel (born September 29, 1948) is an American television journalist and...  more
  • John Kennedy Toole

    John Kennedy Toole

    Dec. at 32 (1937-1969)

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

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  • Kevyn Aucoin

    Kevyn Aucoin

    Dec. at 40 (1962-2002)

    BirthplaceUSA, Shreveport, Louisiana

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  • Louis Moreau Gottschalk

    Louis Moreau Gottschalk

    Dec. at 40 (1829-1869)

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Louis Moreau Gottschalk (May 8, 1829 – December 18, 1869) was an American composer and...  more
  • Huey Long

    Huey Long

    Dec. at 42 (1893-1935)

    BirthplaceWinn Parish, Winnfield, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    Huey Pierce Long Jr. (August 30, 1893 – September 10, 1935), nicknamed "The Kingfish", was an...  more
  • Donna Brazile

    BirthplaceKenner, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Louisiana

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  • Ben Turpin

    Ben Turpin

    Dec. at 71 (1869-1940)

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Bernard "Ben" Turpin (September 19, 1869 – July 1, 1940) was an American comedian and actor,...  more
  • Branford Marsalis

    BirthplaceBreaux Bridge, USA, Louisiana

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  • Grady A. Dugas

    Dec. at 84 (1923-2007)

    BirthplaceSulphur, Louisiana

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  • Zachary Levi

    BirthplaceLake Charles, Louisiana, United States of America

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  • Randy Jackson

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America

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  • Stanley Williams

    Stanley Williams

    Dec. at 52 (1953-2005)

    BirthplaceShreveport, Louisiana

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