16 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were From Louisiana

When we watch movies and television or read famous novels, we often don’t think about the origins of the stories’ creators. The Creole State has raised plenty of unknowns who ended up being famous authors, actors, musicians, and athletes. Here are just a few of the famous people from Louisiana who called our state home before going on to do incredible things.

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Every place has the potential to raise future stars. There’s no denying that there are more than a fair share of famous people from Louisiana. So many people from here have gone on to change the world! Can you think of anyone missing from our list? Share your favorite celebrities in Louisiana in the comments.

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Louisiana Trivia

August 31, 2021

What are some fun facts about Louisiana?

Did you know the Louisiana State Capitol is taller than any other in the U.S.? The big building in Baton Rouge is 450 feet tall and has 34 floors. We were also home to the country’s very first opera. It was performed in 1796 in New Orleans. For more fascinating Louisiana trivia, check out this list!

What are some natural wonders in Louisiana?

Did you know we are home to the second-oldest wildlife refuge in the country? Breton Wildlife Refuge was signed into law by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1904. It’s home to 23 species of bird, including our state bird, the Brown Pelican. Check out more Louisiana natural wonders here!

What are some good museums in Louisiana?

How about Alligator Park in Nachitoches? You can see gators up close there! We’ve also got the Britney Spears museum in her hometown of Kentwood! How many of these museums have you visited?