Famous People From Mississippi
List of famous people from Mississippi, 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 Mississippi, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Mississippi 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 Mississippi, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.
List features LeRoy Percy, Jessie Mae Hemphill and more people.If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Mississippi?" or "Which celebrities were born in Mississippi?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Oprah Gail Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey, January 29, 1954) is an American media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show ...more
- Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, USA
Lacey Nicole Chabert (; born September 30, 1982) is an American actress, voice actress, and singer. Chabert landed one of her first roles playing Erica Kane's daughter on All My Children. She was ...more
- Birthplace: Purvis, Mississippi, USA
Sela Ann Ward (born July 11, 1956) is an American actress, author, and producer, best known for her roles on television beginning in the early 1980s.Her breakthrough TV role was as Teddy Reed in the ...more
- Birthplace: Meridian, Mississippi, USA
Margaret LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (born August 28, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and author. Rimes rose to stardom at age 13 following the release of her version of the Bill Mack song ...more
- Birthplace: Jackson, Mississippi, USA
James Earl Jones (born January 17, 1931) is an American actor. His career has spanned more than seven decades, and he has been described as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors ...more
- Birthplace: Arkabutla, Mississippi, USA
William Raymond Norwood Jr. (born January 17, 1981), known professionally as Ray J, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, television personality, actor, and entrepreneur. Born in McComb, ...more
- Birthplace: McComb, Mississippi, United States of America