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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.
  • Vince Vaughn

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Judy Garland

    Judy Garland

    Dec. at 47 (1922-1969)

    BirthplaceGrand Rapids, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Jessica Lange

    BirthplaceCloquet, USA, Minnesota

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  • Rachael Leigh Cook

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Cheryl Tiegs

    BirthplaceBreckenridge, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Josh Hartnett

    BirthplaceSaint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Jesse Ventura

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  • Jane Russell

    Jane Russell

    Dec. at 90 (1921-2011)

    BirthplaceBemidji, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Mitch Hedberg

    Mitch Hedberg

    Dec. at 37 (1968-2005)

    BirthplaceSaint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Charles M. Schulz

    Charles M. Schulz

    Dec. at 78 (1922-2000)

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Carl Panzram

    Carl Panzram

    Dec. at 39 (1891-1930)


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  • Kevin Sorbo

    Kevin Sorbo

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceMound, Minnesota, United States of America


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  • Seann William Scott

    BirthplaceCottage Grove, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Arlene Dahl

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Louie Anderson

    Louie Anderson

    Age: 67

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota, USA


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  • James Arness

    James Arness

    Dec. at 88 (1923-2011)

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, USA, Minnesota

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  • David Brudnoy

    David Brudnoy

    Dec. at 64 (1940-2004)

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota

  • Richard Widmark

    Richard Widmark

    Dec. at 94 (1914-2008)

    BirthplaceSunrise Township, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Carol Bartz

    BirthplaceWinona, Minnesota

  • David Durenberger

    BirthplaceBenton County, United States of America, Sherburne County, United States, with Territories

  • Joel Coen

    Joel Coen

    Age: 65

    BirthplaceSt. Louis Park, USA, Minnesota

  • Lili St. Cyr

    Lili St. Cyr

    Dec. at 81 (1918-1999)

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

  • Gig Young

    Gig Young

    Dec. at 65 (1913-1978)

    BirthplaceSt. Cloud, Minnesota, United States of America

  • Sinclair Lewis

    Sinclair Lewis

    Dec. at 66 (1885-1951)

    BirthplaceSauk Centre, Minnesota, United States of America

  • Minor White

    Minor White

    Dec. at 68 (1908-1976)

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota