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Famous People From North Dakota

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List of famous people from North Dakota, 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 North Dakota, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from North Dakota 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 North Dakota, 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 North Dakota?" or "Which celebrities were born in North Dakota?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Leslie Bibb is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Age: 44

Birthplace: Bismarck, North Dakota, United States of America

Leslie Louise Bibb (born November 17, 1974) is an American actress and model. Bibb transitioned into film and television during the late 1990s, first appearing on television in 1996 with minor ...more

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Kellan Lutz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Age: 33

Birthplace: Dickinson, North Dakota, United States of America

Kellan Christopher Lutz (born March 15, 1985) is an American actor and model. He made his film debut in Stick It (2006), and is best known for playing Emmett Cullen in The Twilight Saga film ...more

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Josh Duhamel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Age: 46

Birthplace: Minot, North Dakota, United States of America

Joshua David Duhamel (; born November 14, 1972) is an American actor and former fashion model. After various modeling work, he made his acting debut as Leo du Pres on the ABC daytime soap opera ...more

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Angie Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Age: 87

Birthplace: USA, Kulm, North Dakota

Angeline Dickinson (née Brown; born September 30, 1931) is an American actress. She began her career on television, appearing in many anthology series during the 1950s, before landing her ...more

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Charlie Korsmo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Age: 40

Birthplace: Fargo, North Dakota, United States of America

Charles Randolph Korsmo (born July 20, 1978) is an American lawyer and former child actor.

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Wiz Khalifa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Age: 31

Birthplace: Minot, North Dakota

Cameron Jibril Thomaz (born September 8, 1987), known professionally as Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and actor. He released his debut album, Show and Prove, in 2006, ...more

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Lawrence Welk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Dec. at 89 (1903-1992)

Birthplace: Strasburg, North Dakota, United States of America

Lawrence Welk (March 11, 1903 – May 17, 1992) was an American musician, accordionist, bandleader, and television impresario, who hosted the television program The Lawrence Welk Show from 1951 to ...more
Gary Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Age: 66

Birthplace: Minot, North Dakota, United States of America

Gary Earl Johnson (born January 1, 1953) is an American businessman, author, and politician who served as the 29th governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003 as a member of the Republican Party. ...more

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CariDee English is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Age: 34

Birthplace: Fargo, North Dakota, United States of America

CariDee English (born September 23, 1984) is an American fashion model and TV personality who won Cycle 7 of America's Next Top Model in December 2006. Her prize was a $100,000 contract with ...more
Nicole Linkletter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Nicole Linkletter Age: 33

Birthplace: Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States of America

Nicole Linkletter Nathanson (born February 27, 1985) is an American fashion model and the winner of Cycle 5 of America's Next Top Model. Her prizes were a contract with Ford Models, a $100,000 ...more
Richard Hieb is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Richard Hieb Age: 63

Birthplace: Jamestown, North Dakota

Richard James Hieb (born September 21, 1955 in Jamestown, North Dakota) is a former NASA astronaut and a veteran of three space shuttle missions. He was a mission specialist on STS-39 and ...more
Dick Armey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Age: 78

Birthplace: Cando, North Dakota, United States of America

Richard Keith "Dick" Armey (; born July 7, 1940) is an American economist and politician. He was a U.S. Representative from Texas's 26th congressional district (1985–2003) and House ...more
Frank Cooke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Dec. at 92 (1913-2005)

Birthplace: Bismarck, North Dakota

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Eric Sevareid is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Dec. at 80 (1912-1992)

Birthplace: Velva, North Dakota, United States of America

Arnold Eric Sevareid (November 26, 1912 – July 9, 1992) was an American author and CBS news journalist from 1939 to 1977. He was one of a group of elite war correspondents who were hired by CBS ...more
Ann Sothern is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Dec. at 92 (1909-2001)

Birthplace: Valley City, North Dakota, United States of America

Ann Sothern (born Harriette Arlene Lake; January 22, 1909 – March 15, 2001) was an American actress who worked on stage, radio, film, and television, in a career that spanned nearly six decades. ...more
Mimi Weddell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Dec. at 94 (1915-2009)

Birthplace: Williston, North Dakota, United States of America

Marion Rogers "Mimi' Weddell (February 15, 1915 – September 24, 2009) was an American actress. She is best known for portraying Stanford's grandmother on Sex and the City and for being ...more
Andrew Freeman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Dec. at 87 (1909-1996)

Birthplace: Upham, North Dakota

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John Hoeven is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Age: 61

Birthplace: Bismarck, North Dakota, USA

John Henry Hoeven III (; born March 13, 1957) is an American banker and politician serving as the senior U.S. Senator from North Dakota since 2011. A member of the North Dakota Republican Party, ...more
Thomas McGrath is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Dec. at 74 (1916-1990)

Birthplace: North Dakota

Thomas Matthew McGrath, (November 20, 1916 near Sheldon, North Dakota – September 20, 1990, Minneapolis, Minnesota) was a celebrated American poet and screen writer of documentary films.McGrath ...more
Sam Anderson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Age: 73

Birthplace: Wahpeton, North Dakota, United States of America

Sam Anderson (born May 13, 1945) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Sam Gorpley on Perfect Strangers, as dentist Bernard Nadler on Lost, and as Holland Manners on Angel.
Johnny Klein is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Dec. at 79 (1918-1997)

Birthplace: North Dakota

John A. Klein, Jr. (June 4, 1918 – January 31, 1997) was an American musician who played drums for the Lawrence Welk orchestra from 1951 to 1976 and on The Lawrence Welk Show from 1955 to 1976. ...more
Carrie Keranen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Age: 32

Birthplace: Mandan, North Dakota, United States of America

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William Langer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Dec. at 73 (1886-1959)

Birthplace: Casselton, North Dakota, United States of America

William "Wild Bill" Langer (September 30, 1886 – November 8, 1959) was a prominent American lawyer and politician from North Dakota. Langer is one of the most colorful characters in ...more
Jennifer Baumgardner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Age: 49

Birthplace: Fargo, North Dakota

Jennifer Baumgardner (born 1970) is a writer, activist, filmmaker, and lecturer whose work explores abortion, sex, bisexuality, rape, single parenthood, and women's power. From 2013 to 2017, she ...more
Lynn Anderson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Age: 71

Birthplace: Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States of America

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