We are always happy to claim Louisiana as our own. And I'm always surprised by how many folks embrace our beautiful state, and make it their own, even if they're not from here. And that includes lots of famous people. But do you know how many celebs were actually born here? Some are very vocal about their love of the Bayou State, and some you might not have known about. We have a list below, but if we've forgotten anyone, please feel free to let us know!

  • Eli Manning - New Orleans
  • Pauly Perrette - New Orleans
  • Jared Leto - Bossier City
  • Kelvin Harrison Jr - New Orleans
  • Dorothy Lamour - New Orleans
  • Donna Douglas - Pride
  • Tim McGraw - Delhi
  • Irma Thomas - New Orleans
  • Reese Witherspoon - Baton Rouge
  • Ian Somerhalder - Covington
  • Quvenzhane Wallace - Houma
  • Harry Connick, Jr - New Orleans
  • Tyler Perry - New Orleans
  • Stormy Daniels - Baton Rouge
  • Bryant Gumbel - New Orleans
  • Truman Capote - New Orleans
  • Ellen DeGeneres - New Orleans


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