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Famous People From Minnesota

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

This list contains people like Kris Moe and Carmen Mauro.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Minnesota?" or "Which celebrities were born in Minnesota?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Jessica Biel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
age 36
Jessica Claire Timberlake is an American actress. Biel began her career as a vocalist appearing in musical productions until she was cast as Mary Camden in the family-drama series 7th Heaven, ...more
Vince Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
age 48
Vincent Anthony "Vince" Vaughn is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and activist. Vaughn began acting in the late 1980s. He has appeared in a number of films in the 1990s, ...more
Judy Garland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 47 (1922-1969)
Judy Garland was an American singer, actress, and vaudevillian. She was renowned for her vocals and attained international stardom which continued throughout a career that spanned more than 40 ...more
Jessica Lange is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
age 69
Jessica Phyllis Lange is an American actress who has worked in film, theater and television. She has won several awards, including two Oscars, three Emmys, five Golden Globes, one SAG Award and ...more
Rachael Leigh Cook is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
age 39
Rachael Leigh Cook is an American actress, model, voice artist, and producer, who is best known for her starring role in films She's All That, Josie and the Pussycats, and the television series ...more
Cheryl Tiegs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
age 71
Cheryl Rae Tiegs is an American model, actress, designer, author, and entrepreneur. Frequently described as the first American supermodel, Tiegs is best known for her multiple appearances on the ...more
Josh Hartnett is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
age 40
Joshua Daniel "Josh" Hartnett is an American actor and producer. He first came to attention in 1997 for his role as Michael Fitzgerald in the television drama series Cracker. He made ...more
Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
age 67
James George Janos, better known by his stage name, Jesse Ventura, is an American former professional wrestler, color commentator, actor, author, TV host, podcaster, naval veteran, conspiracy ...more
Jane Russell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 90 (1921-2011)
Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell, was an American film actress in the 1940s and 1950s. Russell moved from the Midwest to California, where she had her first film role in 1943 with The Outlaw. In ...more
Mitch Hedberg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 37 (1968-2005)
Mitchell Lee "Mitch" Hedberg was an American stand-up comedian known for his surreal humor and unconventional comedic delivery. His comedy typically featured short, sometimes one-line ...more
Charles M. Schulz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 78 (1922-2000)
harles Monroe Schulz, nicknamed Sparky, was an American cartoonist, best known for the comic strip Peanuts. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential cartoonists of all time, cited as ...more
Carl Panzram is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 39 (1891-1930)
Carl Panzram was an American serial killer, rapist, arsonist and burglar. He is known for his confession to his only friend, prison guard Henry Lesser. Panzram confessed to 21 murders and to ...more
Kevin Sorbo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
age 60
Kevin David Sorbo is an American actor best known for the role of Hercules in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Captain Dylan Hunt in Andromeda, and Kull in Kull the Conqueror.
Seann William Scott is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
age 42
Seann William Scott is an American actor, comedian, and producer. He is best known for his role as Steve Stifler in the American Pie series of teen sex comedies. He has appeared in a range of ...more
Arlene Dahl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
age 93
Arlene Carol Dahl is an American actress and former MGM contract star, who achieved notability during the 1950s. She is the mother of actor Lorenzo Lamas.
Louie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
age 62
Louie Perry Anderson is an American stand-up comedian, actor and television host. Anderson created the cartoon series Life with Louie, has written three books, and was the initial host of the ...more
James Arness is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 88 (1923-2011)
James King Arness was an American actor, best known for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon in the television series Gunsmoke for 20 years. Arness has the distinction of having played the role of ...more
David Brudnoy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 64 (1940-2004)
David Brudnoy was an American talk radio host in Boston from 1976 to 2004. His radio talk show aired on WBZ radio. He was known for espousing his libertarian views on a wide range of political ...more
Richard Widmark is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 94 (1914-2008)
Richard Weedt Widmark was an American film, stage and television actor. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as the villainous Tommy Udo in his debut film, Kiss of Death, for which ...more
Carol Bartz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
age 70
Carol Ann Bartz is an American business executive, the former president and CEO of the internet services company Yahoo!, and former chairman, president, and CEO at architectural and engineering ...more
David Durenberger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
age 84
David Ferdinand Durenberger is an American politician and a former Republican member of the U.S. Senate from Minnesota.
Joel Coen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
age 64
Joel Coen is a film and television producer, screenwriter, film director and film editor.
Lili St. Cyr is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 81 (1918-1999)
Lili St. Cyr, was a prominent American burlesque stripteaser.
Gig Young is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 65 (1913-1978)
Gig Young was an American film, stage, and television actor. Known mainly for second leads and supporting roles, Young won an Academy Award for his performance as a slimy dance-marathon emcee in ...more
Sinclair Lewis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 66 (1885-1951)
Harry Sinclair Lewis was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, which was ...more