From the rolling hills of northern Louisiana to the swamps and bayous in the south, many celebrities, athletes, and public figures have grown up in the Pelican State. You’re probably familiar with some of the most well-known New Orleans natives like Anthony Mackie, Ellen DeGeneres (Metairie, technically), Richard Simmons, Anne Rice, Reese Witherspoon, Tyler Perry, DJ Khaled, Randy Jackson, Patricia Clarkson, and Harry Connick Jr., to name a few… but there are many celebrities from Louisiana, and some of these names may surprise you! I was caught off guard by a few of them. Read on to see which of these celebs from Louisiana are from some of our most charming towns.  

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Did your favorite celebrity make the list? Let us know in the comments below! Also, let’s keep the state pride rolling: here are 11 reasons why living in Louisiana is the absolute best.

11 Reasons Living In Louisiana Is The Best – And Everyone Should Move Here

And speaking of state pride, get to know more about our great state by hopping on this sightseeing bus tour around New Orleans. It’s great for the entire family. 

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