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

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Ed Asner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Ed Asner age 87 - Edward "Ed" Asner is an American film, television, and stage actor, voice actor, and a former president of the Screen Actors Guild. He is primarily known for his Emmy Award-winning ...more

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Kevin Kline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Kevin Kline age 69 - Kevin Delaney Kline is an American actor. He has won an Academy Award and two Tony Awards, and is a 2003 American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee. Kline began his career on stage in 1972 with The ...more

Kimora Lee Simmons is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Kimora Lee Simmons age 41 - Kimora Lee Simmons is an American former fashion model. She took over Baby Phat after Russell Simmons and was CEO/Creative Director through 2010. In 2011, she was hired as president/Creative ...more

Don Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Don Johnson age 67 - Donnie Wayne "Don" Johnson is an American actor, producer, director, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for his role as James "Sonny" Crockett in the 1980s television ...more

Ginger Rogers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Ginger Rogers Died at 84 (1911-1995) - Ginger Rogers was an American actress, dancer and singer who appeared in films, and on stage, radio, and television throughout much of the 20th century. During her long career, she made 73 ...more

John Goodman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Missouri
John Goodman age 64 - John Stephen Goodman is an American actor who is known for his comedic and dramatic roles. Early in his career, he was best known for playing Dan Conner on the television series Roseanne, for ...more

Jean Harlow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Jean Harlow Died at 26 (1911-1937) - Jean Harlow was an American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s. After being signed by director Howard Hughes, Harlow's first major appearance was in Hell's Angels, followed by a series of ...more

John Huston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Missouri
John Huston Died at 81 (1906-1987) - John Marcellus Huston was an American film director, screenwriter and actor. He wrote the screenplays for most of the 37 feature films he directed, many of which are today considered classics: ...more

Don Cheadle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Don Cheadle age 52 - Donald Frank "Don" Cheadle, Jr. is an American actor. Cheadle had an early role in Picket Fences and followed it with performances in Devil in a Blue Dress, Rosewood and Boogie Nights. ...more

Maya Angelou is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Maya Angelou Died at 86 (1928-2014) - Maya Angelou was an American author, poet, dancer, actress, and singer. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of ...more

Chuck Berry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Chuck Berry age 90 - Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as "Maybellene", ...more

Cedric the Entertainer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Cedric the Entertainer age 52 - Cedric Antonio Kyles, better known by the stage name Cedric the Entertainer, is an American actor, comedian, director, and game show host. He was originally the host on It's Showtime at the ...more

Robert Altman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Robert Altman Died at 81 (1925-2006) - Robert Bernard Altman was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. A five time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director and an enduring figure from the New Hollywood era, ...more

Akon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Akon age 43 - Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Bongo Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam, known as Akon, is an American R&B and hip hop recording artist, songwriter, and record producer. He rose to prominence ...more

Langston Hughes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Langston Hughes Died at 65 (1902-1967) - James Mercer Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz ...more

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Andy Cohen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Andy Cohen age 48 - Andrew Cohen is a television and film producer.

Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Yogi Berra age 91 - Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra is a retired American Major League Baseball catcher, manager, and coach. He played almost his entire 19-year baseball career for the New York Yankees. He is ...more

Phyllis Schlafly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Phyllis Schlafly age 92 - Phyllis McAlpin Stewart Schlafly is an American constitutional lawyer, conservative activist, author, and speaker and founder of the Eagle Forum. She is known for her staunch social and ...more

Kevin Nealon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Kevin Nealon age 62 - With his unique sense of humor, profound dry wit, and likable demeanor, Kevin Nealon has established himself as one of the premier television, theatrical, and stand up comedians of his ...more

James Earl Ray is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Missouri
James Earl Ray Died at 70 (1928-1998) - James Earl Ray was an American criminal convicted of the assassination of civil rights and anti-war activist Martin Luther King, Jr. Ray was convicted on March 10, 1969, after entering a guilty ...more

Jessica Capshaw is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Jessica Capshaw age 40 - Jessica Brooke Capshaw is an American actress. She is known for her role as Jamie Stringer in The Practice and Dr. Arizona Robbins on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy. She was introduced in ...more

Dick Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Dick Williams Died at 82 (1929-2011) - Richard Hirschfeld "Dick" Williams was an American left fielder, third baseman, manager, coach and front office consultant in Major League Baseball. Known especially as a hard-driving, ...more

Pooja Kumar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Pooja Kumar age 40 - Pooja Kumar is an American actress, producer, model and television hostess. She was crowned Miss India USA and has been a VJ for Channel V, a newsreader on the show Namaste America and has ...more

Deanna Baker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Deanna Baker age 66

George Poage is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Missouri
George Poage Died at 82 (1880-1962) - George Coleman Poage was the first African-American athlete to win a medal in the Olympic Games, winning two bronze medals at the 1904 games in St. Louis.

Robert Guillaume is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Robert Guillaume age 89 - Robert Guillaume is an American stage and television actor, known for his role as Benson on the TV-series Soap and the spin-off Benson, voicing the mandrill Rafiki in The Lion King and as Isaac ...more

Harry Caray is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Harry Caray Died at 84 (1914-1998) - Harry Caray, born Harry Christopher Carabina was an American baseball broadcaster on radio and television. He covered four Major League Baseball teams, beginning with 25 years of calling the ...more

Evan Peters is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Evan Peters age 30 - Evan Peters is an American actor. He made his acting debut in the 2004 drama film Clipping Adam and starred in the ABC science fiction TV series Invasion from 2005 to 2006. He is best known for ...more

Sherry Arnett is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Sherry Arnett age 51 - Sherry Arnett (born October 2, 1964 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American model and actress. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its January 1986 issue.

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Ruth Guerri is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Ruth Guerri age 57

Keith Boykin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Keith Boykin age 51 - Keith Boykin is an American broadcaster, author and commentator. He was editor of The Daily Voice, a CNBC contributor, and a co-host of the BET TV talk show My Two Cents.

Rick Sutcliffe is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Rick Sutcliffe age 59 - Richard Lee "Rick" Sutcliffe, nicknamed "The Red Baron" for his red hair and beard, is a former Major League Baseball starting pitcher and current broadcaster. A ...more

Demetrious Johnson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Demetrious Johnson age 54 - Demetrious Johnson is a former professional American football player. Johnson is a native St. Louisan who grew up in the Darst-Webbe Housing Project. He was the youngest of eight children and ...more

Chris Cooper is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Chris Cooper age 65 - Christopher W. "Chris" Cooper (born July 9, 1951) is an American film actor. He became well known in the late 1990s. He has appeared in supporting performances in several major ...more

Harry Edwards is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Harry Edwards age 74 - Harry Edwards is an African-American sociologist who took his PhD at Cornell University and is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. Edwards' career has ...more

John Doerr is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Missouri
John Doerr age 64 - John Doerr is a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers. He’s optimistic, enthusiastic and energetic. John joined KPCB in 1980, and with KPCB’s partners backed many of America’s best ...more

Joe Garagiola, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Joe Garagiola, Sr. age 89 - Joe Garagiola is an actor.

Evan Bourne is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Evan Bourne age 34 - Matthew Joseph "Matt" Korklan is an American professional wrestler, best known for working for WWE under the ring name Evan Bourne. He now works for Ring of Honor as Matt Sydal. ...more

Stan Kroenke is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Stan Kroenke age 69 - Enos Stanley "Stan" Kroenke is an American business entrepreneur . He is the owner of Kroenke Sports Enterprises, which includes the Denver Nuggets of the NBA, Colorado Avalanche of ...more

Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Red Schoendienst age 92 - Albert Fred "Red" Schoendienst is an American Major League Baseball coach, and former player and manager. An outstanding second baseman, he played for 19 years with the St. Louis ...more

Bill Bradley is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Bill Bradley age 73 - William Warren "Bill" Bradley is an American Hall of Fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, and former three-term Democratic U.S. Senator from New Jersey. He ran unsuccessfully for ...more

Joyce Meyer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Joyce Meyer age 73 - Joyce Meyer is a Charismatic Christian author and speaker. Meyer and her husband Dave have four grown children, and live outside St. Louis, Missouri. Her ministry is headquartered near the St. ...more

Steve Wright is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Steve Wright age 56 - Stephen Hough Wright is a former American football offensive tackle and offensive guard. A 1977 graduate of Wayzata High School, he played college football at Northern Iowa and then played ten ...more

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Brooke Adams is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Brooke Adams age 32 - Brooke Nichole Adams is an American model and professional wrestler, currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name, Brooke. She previously worked for World Wrestling ...more

Michael McDonald is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Michael McDonald age 65 - Michael McDonald is an American singer and songwriter. McDonald is known for his soulful baritone and the richness of his voice in the higher registers. His early career included singing vocals ...more

Bert Convy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Bert Convy Died at 58 (1933-1991) - Bernard Whalen "Bert" Convy was an American actor, singer, game show host and panelist known for his tenure as the host for Tattletales, Super Password, and Win, Lose or Draw.

Robert L. Behnken is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Robert L. Behnken age 46 - Robert Louis "Bob" Behnken is a United States Air Force officer, NASA astronaut and Chief of the Astronaut Office. Behnken holds a Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering and has reached the ...more

David Catania is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Missouri
David Catania age 49 - David A. Catania is an American independent politician and lawyer from Washington, D.C. He was formerly an at-large member of the Council of the District of Columbia, which he gave up to pursue ...more

Joe Torry is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Joe Torry age 51 - Joe Torry is an American actor and comedian.

Gretchen Wilson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Gretchen Wilson age 42 - Gretchen Frances Wilson is an American country music artist. She made her debut in 2004 with the Grammy Award-winning single "Redneck Woman," a number-one hit on the Billboard country ...more