How many celebrities named Louis can you think of? The famous Lous, Lewises and Louises below have many different professions, including notable actors named Louis, famous musicians named Lou, and even authors named Lewis.
Lou Reed is certainly one of the most famous Lous on this list. One of the famous musicians named Lou, he was a member of the Velvet Underground before launching a successful solo career. “Walk on the Wild Side,” “Perfect Day,” and “Satellite of Love” are among his hits.
Another of the famous people with the first name Louis is Lou Gehrig. He played 17 MLB seasons with the New York Yankees. He was shockingly diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosi – now known to many as Lou Gehrig's disease – in 1939. You may also recognize comedians like Lewis Black or Louie Anderson on this list.
Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Louis or Lou? Just add them to the list!
Birthplace: Doncaster, EnglandLouis William Tomlinson (24 December 1991) is an English singer, songwriter and television personality. He rose to fame as a member of the boy band One Direction after beginning his career as an... more
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of AmericaLewis Allan Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and poet. He was the lead guitarist, singer and principal songwriter for the rock band the Velvet... more
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of AmericaLouis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo, Satch, and Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer, vocalist and occasional actor who was one of the most influential... more
Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, YorkvilleHenry Louis Gehrig (born Heinrich Ludwig Gehrig; June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941) was an American professional baseball first baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New... more
Birthplace: U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay, Philippines
Alternative Name: Lou DiamondLouis Diamond Phillips (born February 17, 1962) is an American actor and director. His breakthrough came when he starred as Ritchie Valens in the biographical drama film La Bamba (1987). For the... more
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
Alternative Name: Louis FerrignoLouis Jude Ferrigno (; born November 9, 1951) is an American actor, fitness trainer, fitness consultant and retired professional bodybuilder. As a bodybuilder, Ferrigno won an IFBB Mr. America title... more
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USALouis Perry "Louie" Anderson (born March 24, 1953) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and television host. Anderson created the cartoon series Life with Louie and has written four books,... more
Birthplace: Stevenage, United KingdomLewis Carl Davidson Hamilton (born 7 January 1985) is a British racing driver who races in Formula One for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. A five-time Formula One World Champion, he is often... more
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of AmericaLouis Cameron Gossett Jr. (born May 27, 1936) is an American actor. He is best known for his Academy Award winning role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman, and... more
Birthplace: Daresbury, Widnes, United KingdomCharles Lutwidge Dodgson (; 27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English writer of world-famous children's fiction, notably Alice's Adventures in... more
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of AmericaLouis Székely () (born September 12, 1967), better known by his stage name Louis C.K. (), is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and filmmaker. In 2012, C.K. won a Peabody Award and has... more
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of AmericaLouis Leo Prima (December 7, 1910 – August 24, 1978) was an American singer, actor, songwriter, bandleader, and trumpeter. While rooted in New Orleans jazz, swing music, and jump blues, Prima touched... more
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of AmericaLouis Allen Rawls (December 1, 1933 – January 6, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, actor, voice actor, and record producer. Rawls released more than 60 albums, sold more than 40 million... more
Birthplace: Memphis, TennesseeLouis Tyrone Williams (born October 27, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted directly out of high... more
Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland, USALewis Niles Black (born August 30, 1948) is an American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, social critic, voice actor, and actor. He is best known for his angry demeanour and belligerent comedic... more
Birthplace: Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, FranceLouis XIV (Louis Dieudonné; 5 September 1638 – 1 September 1715), known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (le Roi Soleil), was King of France from 14 May 1643 until his death in... more
Birthplace: El Dorado, Arkansas, United States of AmericaLouis Clark Brock (born June 18, 1939) is an American former professional baseball player. He began his 19-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career playing in 1961 for the Chicago Cubs, and spent the... more
Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of AmericaLouis Farrakhan Sr. (; born Louis Eugene Walcott; May 11, 1933), formerly known as Louis X, is an American minister who is the leader of the religious group Nation of Islam (NOI), which the Southern... more
Birthplace: Rochester, New YorkLou Gramm (born Louis Andrew Grammatico; May 2, 1950) is an American rock singer-songwriter, best known for being the original lead singer of the rock band Foreigner.... more
Birthplace: New York City, New YorkLouis Rodman Whitaker Jr. (born May 12, 1957), nicknamed "Sweet Lou", is an American professional baseball second baseman who played for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1977 to... more
Birthplace: Jamestown, North DakotaLouis Dearborn L'Amour (; March 22, 1908 – June 10, 1988) was an American novelist and short-story writer. His books consisted primarily of Western novels (though he called his work "frontier... more
- 8Aloysius Martin "Lou" Thesz (April 24, 1916 – April 28, 2002) was an American professional wrestler. A fifteen-time world champion, he held the NWA World Heavyweight Championship three times for a... more
Birthplace: France, MarseilleLouis Jourdan (born Louis Robert Gendre; 19 June 1921 – 14 February 2015) was a French film and television actor. He was known for his suave roles in several Hollywood films, including Alfred... more
Birthplace: Harvey, IllinoisLouis Boudreau (nicknamed "Old Shufflefoot," "Handsome Lou" or "The Good Kid"; July 17, 1917 – August 10, 2001) was an American professional baseball player and manager. He played in Major League... more
Birthplace: Munich, GermanyDavid Lubega (born 13 April 1975), better known by his stage name Lou Bega, is a German recording artist. His 1999 song "Mambo No. 5", a remake of Pérez Prado's 1949 instrumental piece, reached... more