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18 Famous People Who Are Proud To Call Mississippi Home

It’s pretty much a known fact that a lot of great things come from Mississippi, so it should be no surprise that some of the world’s most well-known people came from here too. From musical legends to sports heroes, a lot of famous folks have the privilege of calling Mississippi home.

With so many famous people coming from this great state, narrowing it down to just 18 is pretty difficult! On or off the list, who are you proud to call a fellow Mississippian?

Daniella DiRienzo
Even though she was born in New York, Daniella has lived in the south pretty much her entire life. The self-proclaimed southerner graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2011. Since graduation, she has worked as a freelance writer for several websites and opened a clothing consignment shop in her town of Picayune, MS.