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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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Leslie Bibb is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
age 44
Leslie Louise Bibb is an American actress. Bibb transitioned into film and television during the late 1990s. She scored her first recurring role in the show The Big Easy, followed by a film role ...more

Kellan Lutz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
age 33
Kellan Christopher Lutz is an American fashion model and actor. He is best known for playing Emmett Cullen in The Twilight Saga film series. Lutz has since played Poseidon in the 2011 film ...more

Josh Duhamel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
age 46
Joshua David "Josh" Duhamel is an American actor and former fashion model. His first acting role was as Leo du Pres on ABC's All My Children and later as chief of security Danny McCoy ...more

Angie Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
age 87
Angie Dickinson is an American actress who has appeared in more than 50 films and starred on television as Sergeant Leann "Pepper" Anderson in the successful 1970s series Police

Charlie Korsmo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
age 40
Charles Randolph "Charlie" Korsmo is an American former child actor turned lawyer.

Wiz Khalifa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
age 31
Cameron Jibril Thomaz, better known by the stage name Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper. He released his debut album, Show and Prove, in 2006, and signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2007. His ...more

Lawrence Welk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Dec. at 89 (1903-1992)
Lawrence Welk was an American musician, accordionist, bandleader, and television impresario, who hosted The Lawrence Welk Show from 1951 to 1982. His style came to be known to his large number ...more

Gary Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
age 66
Gary Earl Johnson is an American businessman and politician. He served as the 29th Governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003, as a member of the Republican Party, and was the Libertarian Party ...more

CariDee English is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
age 34
CariDee English 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 CoverGirl Cosmetics, a ...more

Nicole Linkletter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
age 33
Nicole Linkletter 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 dollar contract with CoverGirl and ...more

Richard Hieb is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
age 63
Richard James Hieb is a former NASA astronaut and a veteran of three space shuttle missions. He was a mission specialist on STS-39 and STS-49, and was a payload commander on STS-65. He is ...more

Dick Armey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
age 78
Richard Keith "Dick" Armey is a former U.S. Representative from Texas' 26th congressional district and House Majority Leader. He was one of the engineers of the "Republican ...more

Frank Cooke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Dec. at 92 (1913-2005)
Frank Cooke was an American entrepreneur who lived within, and started a high-tech optical business in North Brookfield, Massachusetts. He was born in 1913 and died at the age of 92 in 2005.

Eric Sevareid is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Dec. at 80 (1912-1992)
Arnold Eric Sevareid was a CBS news journalist from 1939 to 1977. He was one of a group of elite war correspondents hired by pioneering CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow, and thus dubbed ...more

Ann Sothern is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Dec. at 92 (1909-2001)
Ann Sothern was an American stage, radio, film and television actress whose career spanned six decades. Sothern began her career in the late 1920s in bit parts in films. In 1930, she made her ...more

Mimi Weddell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Dec. at 94 (1915-2009)
Marion Rogers "Mimi' Weddell was an American actress. She is best known for portraying Stanford's grandmother on Sex and the City and for being featured in a documentary film, Hats Off, ...more

Andrew Freeman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Dec. at 87 (1909-1996)
Andrew Freeman, was the inventor of the electric block heater for automobiles. Freeman first developed a block heater around 1947, and received U.S. Patent #2487326 on 8 November 1949. He was ...more

John Hoeven is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
age 61
John Henry Hoeven III is the senior United States Senator from North Dakota. A member of the North Dakota Republican Party, he previously served as the 31st Governor of North Dakota from ...more

Thomas McGrath is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Dec. at 74 (1916-1990)
Tom McGrath is a screenwriter.

Sam Anderson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
age 73
Sam Anderson is an American actor.

Johnny Klein is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Dec. at 79 (1918-1997)
John A. Klein, Jr. was an American-born musician who played drums for the Lawrence Welk orchestra from 1951 to 1976 and on The Lawrence Welk Show from 1955 to 1976. He was also Welk's second ...more

Carrie Keranen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
age 32
Evelyn Lantto is a voice actor.

William Langer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
Dec. at 73 (1886-1959)
William "Wild Bill" Langer was a prominent US politician from North Dakota. Langer is one of the most colorful characters in North Dakota history, most famously bouncing back from a ...more

Jennifer Baumgardner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
age 49
Jennifer Baumgardner is a writer, activist, filmmaker, and lecturer whose work explores abortion, sex, bisexuality, rape, single parenthood, and women’s power. She is the Executive ...more

Lynn Anderson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From North Dakota
age 71
Lynn Rene Anderson is a multi-award-winning American country music singer known for a string of hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s, most notably her country-pop, worldwide megahit " Rose ...more