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Famous People From St. Louis

Updated October 19, 2018 61.4k views988 items

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

Larry Hughes and Pat Musick are only the beginning of the people on this list.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from St. Louis?" or "Which celebrities were born in St. Louis?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Kevin Delaney Kline (born October 24, 1947) is an American actor and singer. He has won an Academy Award and three Tony Awards and is a 2003 American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee.Kline began his...  more

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  • BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, USA

    GenderFemale

    Alternative NameKimora Lee^! Kimora Lee Simmons^! Kimora Simmons

    Kimora Lee Leissner (née Perkins, formerly Simmons; born May 4, 1975), known professionally as Kimora Lee Simmons, is an American fashion model and fashion designer who took over Baby Phat after...  more

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  • BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    GenderMale

    John Stephen Goodman (born June 20, 1952) is an American actor and voice artist. Early in his career, he was known for playing Dan Conner on the ABC TV series Roseanne (1988–1997; 2018), for which he...  more

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    #47 of 219 The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won An Oscar (For Acting)#50 of 170 The Best Living American Actors

  • Maya Angelou

    Dec. at 86 (1928-2014)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, USA

    GenderFemale

    Maya Angelou ( (listen); born Marguerite Annie Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three...  more

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  • BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Charles Edward Anderson Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) was an American singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as "Maybellene" (1955), "Roll...  more

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  • Akon

    Age: 47

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam (; born April 16, 1973) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and actor. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the...  more

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  • Andy Cohen

    Age: 52

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, USA

    GenderMale

    Alternative NameAndy Cohen

    Andrew Joseph Cohen (born June 2, 1968) is an American radio and television talk show host, producer, and writer. He is the host and executive producer of the Bravo's late night talk show, Watch What...  more

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  • Yogi Berra

    Age: 95

    BirthplaceThe Hill, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra (May 12, 1925 – September 22, 2015) was an American professional baseball catcher, who later took on the roles of manager and coach. He played 19 seasons in Major League...  more

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    #1304 of 1,316 The Best Athletes Of All Time#109 of 207 The Greatest New York Mets of All Time

  • BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Phyllis Stewart Schlafly (; born Phyllis McAlpin Stewart; August 15, 1924 – September 5, 2016) was an American constitutional lawyer and movement conservative. She held staunchly conservative social...  more
  • BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, USA

    GenderMale

    Kevin Nealon (; born November 18, 1953) is an American comedian and actor. He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1995, acted in several of the Happy Madison films, played Doug...  more

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    #143 of 229 The Funniest Stand Up Comedians Of All Time#226 of 339 The Funniest People Of All Time

  • Dick Williams

    Dec. at 82 (1929-2011)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    GenderMale

    Richard Hirschfeld Williams (May 7, 1929 – July 7, 2011) was an American left fielder, third baseman, manager, coach and front office consultant in Major League Baseball. Known especially as a...  more

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  • BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Pooja Kumar is an Indo-American actress known for her work in Indian films. After winning the title of Miss India USA, she started her global career as an American actress, producer, and model....  more
  • Robert Guillaume

    Age: 92

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, USA

    GenderMale

    Alternative NameRobert Guillaume

    Robert Guillaume (born Robert Peter Williams; November 30, 1927 – October 24, 2017) was an American actor and singer, known for his role as Isaac Jaffe on Sports Night and as Benson in the television...  more

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  • Harry Caray

    Dec. at 84 (1914-1998)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Harry Caray (born Harry Christopher Carabina; March 1, 1914 – February 18, 1998) was an American sportscaster on radio and television. He covered five Major League Baseball teams, beginning with 25...  more

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  • BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, USA

    GenderMale

    Evan Thomas Peters (born January 20, 1987) is an American actor, best known for his multiple roles on the FX anthology series American Horror Story, Stan Bowes in the first season of the FX drama...  more

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  • BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Keith Boykin (born August 28, 1965) is an American progressive broadcaster, author and commentator. He was editor of The Daily Voice, a CNBC contributor, a CNN political commentator, and a co-host of...  more
  • BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    GenderMale

    Demetrious Johnson (born July 21, 1961) is a former professional American football player. Johnson is a native St. Louisan who grew up in the Darst-Webbe Housing Project. He was the youngest of eight...  more
  • John Doerr

    Age: 69

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    GenderMale

    L. John Doerr (born June 29, 1951) is an American investor and venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins in Menlo Park, California. In February 2009, Doerr was appointed a member of the President's...  more
  • BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Joseph Henry Garagiola Sr. (February 12, 1926 – March 23, 2016) was an American professional baseball catcher, later an announcer and television host, popular for his colorful personality. Garagiola...  more
  • GenderMale

    Matthew Joseph Korklan (born March 19, 1983) is an American professional wrestler who performs on the independent circuit as Matt Sydal. He is most recently known for his time in Impact Wrestling...  more

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  • BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Joyce Meyer (born Pauline Joyce Hutchison; June 4, 1943) is an American Charismatic Christian author and speaker and president of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Joyce and her husband Dave have four grown...  more

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  • BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    GenderMale

    Steven Wright (born 1955) is an American comedian and actor. Steven or Steve Wright may also refer to: Steve Wright (American football, born 1942), former American football offensive tackle Steve...  more
  • BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA

    GenderFemale

    Brooke Nichole Adams (born December 4, 1984), is an American model and professional wrestler, best known by the ring names Miss Tessmacher and Brooke Tessmacher. She is a three–time TNA Knockouts...  more
  • BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Michael McDonald (born February 12, 1952) is an American singer-songwriter, keyboardist, and record producer known for his distinctive, soulful voice and as a member of the bands The Doobie Brothers...  more

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  • Bert Convy

    Dec. at 58 (1933-1991)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, USA

    GenderMale

    Alternative NameBert Convy

    Bernard Whalen "Bert" Convy (July 23, 1933 – July 15, 1991) was an American actor, singer, game show host and panelist known for hosting Tattletales, Super Password and Win, Lose or Draw....  more

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