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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, appearing in minor television roles before attaining ...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 68 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 38 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 70 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 39 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 crime drama series Cracker. He ...more

Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
age 66 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, and was one of Hollywood's leading sex symbols in the 1940s and 1950s. Russell moved from the Midwest to California, where she had ...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) Charles 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 ...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 59 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 41 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 92 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 65 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 69 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 83 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 63 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

Minor White is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 68 (1908-1976) Minor Martin White was an American photographer, theoretician, critic and educator. He combined an intense interest in how people viewed and understood photographs with a personal vision that ...more

Ethan Coen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
age 60 Ethan Coen is a film director, film and television producer, film editor and screenwriter.

Garrison Keillor is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
age 75 Gary Edward "Garrison" Keillor (born August 7, 1942) is an American author, storyteller, humorist, voice actor, and radio personality. He is best known as the creator of the Minnesota ...more

Richard Dean Anderson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
age 68 Richard Dean Anderson is an American television and film actor, television producer and composer. He began his television career in 1976 as Dr. Jeff Webber in the American soap opera series ...more

Mike Farrell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
age 79 Michael Joseph "Mike" Farrell, Jr. is an American actor, best known for his role as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt on the television series M*A*S*H. He is an activist for various political ...more

Gus Hall is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 90 (1910-2000) Gus Hall was a leader and Chairman of the Communist Party USA and its four-time U.S. presidential candidate. As a labor leader, Hall was closely associated with the so-called "Little ...more

Richard Gurley Drew is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 81 (1899-1980) Richard Gurley Drew was an American inventor who worked for Johnson and Johnson, Permacel Co., and 3M in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he invented masking tape and cellophane tape.

Vincent Kartheiser is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
age 38 Vincent Paul Kartheiser is an American actor best known for playing Connor in the WB TV series Angel and Pete Campbell in Mad Men.

Pierce Butler is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 73 (1866-1939) Pierce Butler was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1923 until his death in 1939. He is notable for being the first Justice ...more

Tammy Faye is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 65 (1942-2007) Tamara Faye LaValley Bakker Messner was an American Christian singer, evangelist, entrepreneur, author, talk show host, and television personality. She was married from 1961 to 1992 to ...more

Charles Horace Mayo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 74 (1865-1939) Charles Horace Mayo was an American medical practitioner and was one of the founders of the Mayo Clinic along with his brother, William James Mayo, Augustus Stinchfield, Christopher Graham, E. ...more

Don Moen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
age 67 Donald James "Don" Moen is an American singer-songwriter, pastor, and producer of Christian worship music. Before Moen was hired to work for Integrity Music, he attended Oral Roberts ...more

Toni Stone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 75 (1921-1996) Toni Stone, also known by her married name Marcenia Lyle Alberga, was the first of three women to play Negro league baseball. Toni Stone graduated from Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis, ...more

William Demarest is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 91 (1892-1983) Carl William Demarest was an American character actor known for playing Uncle Charley in My Three Sons. A veteran of World War I, Demarest became a prolific film and television actor, working on ...more

Charles Eastman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 81 (1858-1939) Charles Alexander Eastman was a Santee Dakota physician educated at Boston University, writer, national lecturer, and reformer. In the early 20th century, he was "one of the most prolific ...more

Peter Krause is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
age 52 Peter William Krause is an American film and television actor, director, and producer. He is perhaps best known for his lead roles as Nate Fisher on Six Feet Under, Adam Braverman on Parenthood, ...more

Joseph H. Ball is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 88 (1905-1993) Joseph Hurst Ball was an American journalist, politician and businessman. Ball served as a Republican senator from Minnesota from 1940 to 1949. He was a conservative in domestic policy and a ...more

Warren William is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 54 (1894-1948) Warren William was a Broadway and Hollywood actor, popular during the early 1930s, who was later nicknamed the "King of Pre-Code".

Malcolm Moos is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 66 (1916-1982) Malcolm Charles Moos was an American political scientist. He received his bachelors and master's degrees in political science from the University of Minnesota. He went on to receive his ...more

John C. Lilly is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 86 (1915-2001) John Cunningham Lilly was an American physician, neuroscientist, psychoanalyst, psychonaut, philosopher, writer and inventor. He was a researcher of the nature of consciousness using mainly ...more

Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 51 (1934-1985) Roger Eugene Maris was an American Major League Baseball right fielder for four teams, from 1957 through 1968. Maris set a major-league record by hitting 61 home runs during the 1961 season for ...more

Dave Dalby is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 52 (1950-2002) David Merle Dalby was an American football center.

Belle Bennett is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 41 (1891-1932) Belle Bennett was a stage and screen actress who started her professional career in vaudeville. She was born in Milaca, Minnesota.

Tay Zonday is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
age 35 Adam Nyerere Bahner, better known by the pseudonym Tay Zonday, is an American singer, musician, announcer, voice artist, actor, comedian and YouTube personality. He is known for his bass singing ...more

Larry Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
age 32 Larry Darnell Fitzgerald, Jr. is an American football wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Pittsburgh, and ...more