You May Be Surprised to Learn These 20 Famous People Are From Missouri

How many famous people from Missouri can you name? You may or may not know that these famous folks were born right here in the Show Me State. Don’t bother commenting that I haven’t included Brad Pitt; he grew up in Missouri, but all of these people were BORN here. And Mr. Pitt, as much as we love him, was actually born in Oklahoma…

There’s a reason I ended with Miss Maya. Missourians have a lot to be proud of, right?. This is only a small fraction of them…as I said, these are some of those that were born here. List below any Missouri natives that may have been excluded.

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Famous People From Missouri

August 19, 2022

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When it comes to famous people from Missouri, the list is endless. And they are from all aspects of the entertainment industry. There are actors and actresses, singers and rappers, poets and authors, a president, and so much more. One of the most famous is perhaps Samuel Langhorne Clemens, famously known by his pen name Mark Twain. Among his accomplishments is the beloved novel the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which earned the name the Great American Novel. His other great novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, has earned its spot as part of the fabric of American literature. Twain’s legacy is celebrated throughout Missouri and has a national forest bearing his name. Another celebrity from Missouri who was not only a great author and poet, but also an activist is Maya Angelou. Her accomplishments include seven autobiographies, of which I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings is the most notable. She is also the first black woman to be featured on the US quarter. Other famous people from Missouri include rappers Eminem and Akon, President Harry S. Truman, Don Cheadle, and John Goodman.  

Are there any other celebrities from Missouri?

Oftentimes, Brad Pitt is mentioned in many conversations about celebrities from Missouri. And though we love Pitt, he was in fact born in Oklahoma and then moved to Missouri when he was a child. However, there are celebrities like Sheryl Crow, Redd Foxx, Don Cheadle, John Goodman, Eminem, Kathleen Turner, Josephine Baker, Dick Van Dyke, and more, who have achieved so much in their careers. For example, John Goodman has been nominated many times for the prestigious Golden Globe Award, and one of his most notable wins was for his role as Dan Conner on the hit TV series Roseanne. His resume is quite extensive and has been in at least 100 roles including movies, tv series, voice overs, and more. Check out our previous article to learn more about other celebrities from Missouri

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