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Famous People From Nebraska

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

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If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Nebraska?" or "Which celebrities were born in Nebraska?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Gabrielle Union is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Nebraska
age 46
Gabrielle Monique Union Wade is an American actress and former model. Among her notable roles is her performance as the cheerleader opposite Kirsten Dunst in the film Bring It On,. In 2000, she ...more
Hilary Swank is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Nebraska
age 44
Hilary Ann Swank is an American actress and producer. She has won two Academy Awards for Best Actress and has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007. Swank made her film debut in ...more
Marg Helgenberger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Nebraska
age 60
Mary Marg Helgenberger is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Catherine Willows in the CBS drama, and as K.C. Koloski in the ABC drama China Beach, which earned her the 1990 ...more
Steve Borden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Nebraska
age 59
Steve Borden Sr. is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Sting. He is currently employed by the professional wrestling promotion WWE. Sting is best known for his ...more
Nick Nolte is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Nebraska
age 78
Nicholas King "Nick" Nolte is an American actor. Nolte has appeared in films such as The Deep, 48 Hrs., Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Another 48 Hrs., Everybody Wins, The Prince of ...more
Henry Fonda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Nebraska
Dec. at 77 (1905-1982)
Henry Jaynes Fonda was an American film and stage actor with a career spanning five decades. He made his Hollywood debut in 1935, and his career gained momentum after his Academy Award-nominated ...more
Janine Turner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Nebraska
age 56
Janine Turner is an American actress best known for her roles as Maggie O'Connell in the television series Northern Exposure and as Dr. Dana Stowe on the Lifetime original series Strong
Fred Astaire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Nebraska
Died at 88 (1899-1987)
Fred Astaire was an American dancer, choreographer, singer, musician and actor. His stage and subsequent film and television careers spanned a total of 76 years, during which he made 31 musical ...more
Alexander Payne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Nebraska
age 58
Alexander Payne is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer, known for the films Citizen Ruth, Election, About Schmidt, Sideways, The Descendants, and Nebraska. His films are noted ...more
Robert Taylor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Nebraska
Dec. at 58 (1911-1969)
Robert Taylor was an American film and television actor who was one of the most popular leading men of his time. Taylor began his career in films in 1934 when he signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. ...more
Walter Scott, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Nebraska
age 88
Walter Scott Jr. is an American civil engineer, philanthropist, and former CEO of Peter Kiewit Sons' Incorporated.
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Nebraska
age 60
Wade Boggs is an actor.
Dick Cavett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Nebraska
age 82
Richard Alva "Dick" Cavett is an American former television talk show host known for his conversational style and in-depth discussions. Cavett appeared regularly on nationally ...more
Lucas Cruikshank is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Nebraska
age 25
Lucas Alan Cruikshank (born August 29, 1993) is an American actor and YouTube personality who created the character Fred Figglehorn and the associated Fred series for his channel on the ...more
Michael Bishop is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Nebraska
age 73
Michael Lawson Bishop is an American writer. Over four decades and in more than thirty books, he has created a "body of work that stands among the most admired and influential in modern ...more
Scott Porter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Nebraska
age 39
Matthew Scott Porter, better known as Scott Porter, is an American actor and occasional singer known for his role as Jason Street in the NBC television drama Friday Night Lights. His character ...more
Elliott Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Nebraska
Dec. at 34 (1969-2003)
Steven Paul "Elliott" Smith was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Smith was born in Omaha, Nebraska, raised primarily in Texas, and lived for much of his life in Portland, ...more
Conor Oberst is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Nebraska
age 39
Conor Mullen Oberst is an American singer-songwriter best known for his work in Bright Eyes. He has also played in several other bands, including Desaparecidos, Norman Bailer, Commander Venus, ...more
Ivan Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Nebraska
age 80
Ivan Edward Sutherland is an American computer scientist and Internet pioneer. His early work in computer graphics as well as his teaching with David C. Evans in that subject at the University ...more
Andrew Rannells is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Nebraska
age 40
Andrew Scott Rannells is an American actor and singer. He is perhaps best known for his work as Elder Price in the 2011 Broadway musical The Book of Mormon, which earned him a nomination for the ...more
Tierney Sutton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Nebraska
age 55
Tierney Sutton is an American jazz singer. A five-time Grammy Nominee for "Best Jazz Vocal Album" as well as for arranging, she was Jazzweek Vocalist of the Year in 2005," Sutton ...more
George Andreasen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Nebraska
Dec. at 55 (1934-1989)
George F. Andreasen, born in Fremont, Nebraska, was an American orthodontist and inventor. Andreasen, most noted for his invention and patent of the Nitinol Wire, also known as Memory Wire or ...more
Donald Othmer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Nebraska
Dec. at 91 (1904-1995)
Donald Frederick Othmer was an American professor of chemical engineering, an inventor, multi-millionaire and philanthropist, whose most famous work is the Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical ...more
Charles Starkweather is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Nebraska
Dec. at 21 (1938-1959)
Charles Raymond "Charlie" Starkweather was an infamous American teenaged spree killer who murdered eleven people in the states of Nebraska and Wyoming in a two-month murder spree ...more
Emily Kinney is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Nebraska
age 33
Emily Rebecca Kinney is an American actress and recording artist. She is best known for her role as Beth Greene in the AMC television series The Walking Dead and for playing Emily on The Big C.