Minnesota may be known as the Land of 10,000 lakes, but we've also produced our share of well known celebrities too. Here's a look at where some of our state's most famous sons and daughters were born.

Famous Minnesota Born Celebrities

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In addition to all those folks, you can add:

  • Bob Dylan (musician) Duluth, MN
  • Jessica Lange (actress) Cloquet, MN
  • Judy Garland (actress/singer) Grand Rapids, MN
  • Walter Mondale (U.S. Vice President) Ceylon, MN
  • Peter Graves (actor) Minneapolis, MN
  • Loni Anderson (actress) St. Paul, MN
  • Mike Farrell (actor) St. Paul, MN
  • Cheryl Tiegs (model) Breckenridge, MN
  • Charles Schultz (Peanuts creator) Minneapolis, MN
  • Steve Zahn (actor) Marshall, MN
  • Herb Brooks (hockey coach/player) St. Paul, MN
  • Garrison Keillor (former Prairie Home Companion host) Anoka, MN
  • Vince Flynn (author) St. Paul, MN
  • Gretchen Carlson (TV host) Anoka, MN
  • Louie Anderson (comedian) St. Paul, MN
  • Roger Maris (baseball player) Hibbing, MN
  • Brad Nessler (sports commentator) St. Charles, MN
  • Pete Hanson (98.1 morning show host) Fridley, MN
  • Kelly Cordes (98.1 morning show host) Princeton, MN
  • Ashli Overlund (98.1 midday show host) St. Cloud, MN
  • Abbey Minke (98.1 afternoon show host) Long Prairie, MN

Not as well known as the celebrities listed above, the entire Kat Kountry 105 staff are also Minnesota natives. I grew up in Fridley. Jess was raised in Minneapolis. Kinsey hails from Lakeville, and Brett grew up in Duluth.

And because everything's a competition, here are some celebrities born in America's Dairyland (AKA, Wisconsin):

  • Oprah Winfrey (you know who she is) Born in Mississippi, moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her family when she was six.
  • Mark Ruffalko (actor) Kenosha, WI
  • Frank Caliendo (comedian) Waukesha, WI
  • Tony Romo (NFL Quarterback, Broadcaster) Burlington, WI

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