READ

Famous People From Minnesota

Reference
Updated May 2, 2020 64.9k views 992 items

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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Age: 48

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

More Vince Vaughn 

The Best Vince Vaughn Movies #148 of 274 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World #109 of 289 The Best (Male) Actors Working Today

Judy Garland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 47 (1922-1969)

Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, United States of America

More Judy Garland 

The Best Judy Garland Movies #82 of 2,040 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #39 of 1,043 The Best Singers of All Time

Jessica Lange is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Rachael Leigh Cook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Cheryl Tiegs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Age: 71

Birthplace: Breckenridge, Minnesota, United States of America

More Cheryl Tiegs 

#102 of 771 American Public Figures Who Are National Treasures #154 of 288 275+ Celebrities with Twin Children #26 of 100 The Most Beautiful Women Of The '70s

Josh Hartnett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Jane Russell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 90 (1921-2011)

Birthplace: Bemidji, Minnesota, United States of America

More Jane Russell 

#234 of 940 The Best Actresses in Film History #555 of 2,004 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History #59 of 216 The Greatest American Actresses Of All Time

Mitch Hedberg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 37 (1968-2005)

Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

More Mitch Hedberg 

The Funniest Things Mitch Hedberg Ever Said #170 of 362 The Funniest People Of All Time #791 of 925 People We Wish Were Still Alive

Charles M. Schulz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Carl Panzram is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 39 (1891-1930)

Birthplace: Minnesota

Kevin Sorbo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Kevin Sorbo Age: 60

Birthplace: Mound, Minnesota, United States of America

More Kevin Sorbo 

#141 of 262 Celebrities Who Should Run for President #284 of 428 Here's a List of Every Known Republican Celebrity #121 of 432 Famous Tall Men Over 6'2

Seann William Scott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Age: 42

Birthplace: Cottage Grove, Minnesota, United States of America

More Seann William Scott 

#330 of 362 The Funniest People Of All Time #638 of 1,139 The Best Actors in Film History #278 of 532 Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

Arlene Dahl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Age: 93

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Louie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Louie Anderson Age: 65

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

More Louie Anderson 

#122 of 402 The Funniest Stand Up Comedians Of All Time #13 of 22 The Best Male Stand Up Comedians of the '80s #36 of 52 The Game Show Hosts With The Most

James Arness is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 88 (1923-2011)

Birthplace: Minneapolis, USA, Minnesota

More James Arness 

#772 of 1,139 The Best Actors in Film History #13 of 165 The Greatest Western Movie Stars #545 of 2,004 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

David Brudnoy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 64 (1940-2004)

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Richard Widmark is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 94 (1914-2008)

Birthplace: Sunrise Township, Minnesota, United States of America

More Richard Widmark 

#236 of 329 The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting) #229 of 1,139 The Best Actors in Film History #1,737 of 2,004 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

Carol Bartz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Age: 70

Birthplace: Winona, Minnesota

David Durenberger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Joel Coen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Age: 64

Birthplace: St. Louis Park, Minnesota, United States of America

More Joel Coen 

The Best Coen Brothers Films #7 of 226 The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked #1,374 of 1,471 The Greatest Minds of All Time

Lili St. Cyr is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 81 (1918-1999)

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Gig Young is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 65 (1913-1978)

Birthplace: St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States of America

More Gig Young 

#823 of 1,139 The Best Actors in Film History #740 of 2,004 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

Sinclair Lewis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 66 (1885-1951)

Birthplace: Sauk Centre, Minnesota, United States of America

More Sinclair Lewis 

#369 of 1,176 The Best Writers of All Time #968 of 2,835 The Most Influential People of All Time #118 of 341 The Greatest American Writers of All Time

Minor White is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Minnesota
Dec. at 68 (1908-1976)

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota