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Famous People From Nebraska

Updated June 13, 2018 27.8k views996 items

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.

List people include Cliff Mapes, Ace Hudkins and many more.

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.
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  • Gabrielle Union

    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, United States of America

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  • Hilary Swank

    BirthplaceLincoln, USA, Nebraska

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  • Marg Helgenberger

    BirthplaceFremont, Nebraska, USA

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  • Steve Borden
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  • Nick Nolte

    Nick Nolte

    Age: 79

    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, United States of America

    Nicholas King Nolte (born February 8, 1941) is an American actor, producer, author, and former...  more

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  • Henry Fonda

    Henry Fonda

    Dec. at 77 (1905-1982)

    BirthplaceGrand Island, Nebraska, United States of America

    Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was an American film and stage actor with...  more

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  • Janine Turner

    BirthplaceLincoln, Nebraska, United States of America

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  • Fred Astaire

    Fred Astaire

    Dec. at 88 (1899-1987)

    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, United States of America

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  • Alexander Payne

    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, United States of America

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  • Robert Taylor

    Robert Taylor

    Dec. at 58 (1911-1969)

    BirthplaceFilley, Nebraska, United States of America

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  • Wade Boggs

    Wade Boggs

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, United States of America

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  • Dick Cavett

    BirthplaceGibbon, Nebraska, United States of America

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  • Lucas Cruikshank

    BirthplaceColumbus, Nebraska, United States of America

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  • Michael Bishop

    BirthplaceLincoln, Nebraska

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  • Scott Porter

    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, United States of America

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  • Elliott Smith

    Elliott Smith

    Dec. at 34 (1969-2003)

    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, United States of America

    Steven Paul "Elliott" Smith (August 6, 1969 – October 21, 2003) was an American singer,...  more

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  • Conor Oberst

    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, USA

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  • Ivan Sutherland

    BirthplaceHastings, Nebraska

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  • Andrew Rannells

    BirthplaceUSA, Nebraska, Omaha

    Andrew Scott Rannells (born August 23, 1978) is an American actor, voice actor, and...  more

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  • Tierney Sutton

    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska

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  • George Andreasen

    George Andreasen

    Dec. at 55 (1934-1989)

    BirthplaceFremont, Nebraska

    George F. Andreasen (February 16, 1934 – August 11, 1989), born in Fremont, Nebraska, was an...  more
  • Donald Othmer

    Dec. at 91 (1904-1995)

    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska

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  • Charles Starkweather

    Charles Starkweather

    Dec. at 21 (1938-1959)

    BirthplaceLincoln, Nebraska

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  • Emily Kinney

    BirthplaceWayne, Nebraska, United States of America

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