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Famous People Named Louis or Lou  

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If your name is Louis, then you're in some great company. Here's our list of the most famous people named Louis or Lou, including photos when available. How many celebrities named Louis can you think of? There are different ways to spell it, so this list also includes famous people named Lewis. The famous Lous below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Louis, athletes named Lou, and even political figures named Louis. The music industry is no stranger to the name Louis, and the same can be said for Hollywood and show business in general.

Which famous people named Lewis are worth mentioning? This list includes comedian Louis C.K., musician Lou Reed, baseball great Lou Gehrig, and fashion designer Louis Vuitton. To read more about these notable people named Louis, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.
Louis C.K. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
age 51
Louis Székely, known professionally as Louis C.K., is an American comedian, actor, and filmmaker. He is the creator, star, writer, director, and editor of the acclaimed FX comedy series ...more
Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Dec. at 71 (1942-2013)
Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. After serving as guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of the Velvet Underground, his solo career ...more
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Dec. at 38 (1903-1941)
Henry Louis "Lou" or "Buster" Gehrig was an American professional baseball first baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees from 1923 to ...more
Louis Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Dec. at 70 (1901-1971)
Louis Armstrong, nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and an influential figure in jazz music. Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an "inventive" trumpet ...more
Lewis Black is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
age 70
Lewis Niles Black is an American comedian, author, playwright, social critic and actor. He is known for his angry face, comedy and style, which often includes simulating a mental breakdown, or ...more
Lewis Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
age 34
Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton, MBE is a British Formula One racing driver from England, currently racing for the Mercedes AMG team. He is the 2008 and 2014 Formula One World Champion. Hamilton ...more
Lewis Carroll is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Dec. at 66 (1832-1898)
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's ...more
Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
age 32
Louis Tyrone Williams (born October 27, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected out of high ...more
Louis Gossett, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
age 82
Louis Cameron Gossett, Jr. is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his Academy Award-winning role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman, and his ...more
Lou Thesz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Dec. at 86 (1916-2002)
Aloysius Martin "Lou" Thesz was an American professional wrestler and six-time world champion, most notably holding the NWA World Heavyweight Championship three times. Combined, he ...more
Louis Tomlinson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
age 27
Louis Tomlinson is a member of the musical group, One Direction.
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
age 79
Louis Clark "Lou" Brock is an American former professional baseball player. He began his Major League Baseball career with the Chicago Cubs, but spent the majority of his career as the ...more
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
age 61
Louis Rodman Whitaker, Jr., nicknamed "Sweet Lou", is a former Major League Baseball player. Whitaker was a second baseman for the Detroit Tigers from 1977 to 1995. Along with teammate ...more
Lou Diamond Phillips is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
age 53
Lou Diamond Phillips is an American actor and director. His breakthrough came when he starred in the film La Bamba as Ritchie Valens. He earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting ...more
Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Dec. at 84 (1917-2001)
Louis "Lou" Boudreau was an American Major League Baseball player and manager. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1970. He was also a radio announcer for the Chicago Cubs ...more
Lou Gramm is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
age 68
Lou Gramm is an American rock vocalist and songwriter best known for being the original lead vocalist and co-writer of many of the songs for the rock band Foreigner. He also had a successful ...more
Lou Ferrigno is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
age 67
Louis Jude "Lou" Ferrigno is an American actor, fitness trainer/consultant, and retired professional bodybuilder. As a bodybuilder, Ferrigno won an IFBB Mr. America title and two ...more
Lou Piniella is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
age 75
Louis Victor Piniella is a former professional baseball player and manager. An outfielder in the major leagues, he played five seasons with the Kansas City Royals and eleven seasons with the New ...more
Louis Farrakhan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
age 85
Louis Farrakhan Muhammad, Sr. is the leader of the religious group Nation of Islam. He served as the minister of major mosques in Boston and Harlem, and was appointed by the longtime NOI leader, ...more
Lou Rawls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Dec. at 73 (1933-2006)
Louis Allen "Lou" Rawls was an American recording artist, voice actor, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his singing ability: Frank Sinatra once said that Rawls had ...more
Louis Jourdan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Died at 94 (1921-2015)
Louis Jourdan was a French film and television actor. He was known for his suave roles in several Hollywood films, including The Paradine Case, Letter from an Unknown Woman, Gigi, The Best of ...more
Louie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Louie Anderson age 65
Louie Perry Anderson is an American stand-up comedian, actor and television host. Anderson created the cartoon series Life with Louie, has written three books, and was the initial host of the ...more
Louis Pasteur is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Dec. at 73 (1822-1895)
Louis Pasteur was a French chemist and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization. He is remembered for his ...more
Louie Gohmert is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
age 65
Louis Buller "Louie" Gohmert, Jr. is an American politician and current Republican U.S. Representative from Texas's First Congressional District. On January 4, 2015, Gohmert announced ...more
Lou Creekmur is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Died at 82 (1927-2009)
Louis Creekmur was an NFL left offensive tackle/guard for the Detroit Lions from 1950-59. He was also used as a defensive lineman in critical situations. In 1996, he was enshrined in the Pro ...more