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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
age 86
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
Kevin Kline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Missouri
age 71
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
age 43
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
age 69
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
Dec. 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
age 66
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
Dec. at 26 (1911-1937)
Jean Harlow was an American film actress 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 critically ...more
John Huston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Dec. 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
age 54
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
Dec. 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
age 92
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
age 54
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
Dec. 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
age 45
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
Dec. 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
Andy Cohen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Missouri
age 50
Andrew Cohen is a television and film producer.
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Missouri
age 93
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
age 94
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
age 65
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
Dec. 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
age 42
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
Dec. 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
age 42
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
age 69
George Poage is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Dec. 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.