Famous Celebrities From The Show Me State
As some of you know, I am originally from Illinois. With Chicago being such a big city, with a thriving theater and music scene, it is not a surprise that a lot of celebrities are from our state, as well as a few big country singers including Brett Eldridge, Gretchen Wilson, Alison Krauss, Suzy Bogguss, and David Lee Murphy.
So since I now call Missouri my home, I started to think about the celebrities that are from Missouri. I was surprised by a few of them. How many of them did you know were from your state? I have them in alphabetical order by first name. At the end of the gallery, read a bit about each one.
Celebrities From The Show Me State - Missouri
1. Chely Wright - From Kansas City. She is an LGBTQ activist and country singer known for the #1 hit Single White Female
2. Chris Janson - Born in Perryville MO. Country singer/songwriter. Thank you for "Buy Me A Boat"
3. David Nail - Born In Kennett MO. Country singer. Known best for the songs "Whatever She's Got" and "Kiss You Tonight"
4. Don Cheadle - From Kansas City, MO. Actor and Golden Globe winner. Loved him in Oceans 11-13, The Marvel Universe and House of Lies.
5. Ellie Kemper - Kansas City, MO. Actress best know for her roles on The Office and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
6. Eminem (AKA Marshall Mathers) - St Joseph MO. Rapper/producer and actor. Estimated 220 Million records sold worldwide. Won Academy Award for Lose Yourself from 8 Mile.
7. John Goodman- Affton MO - Actor best known as Dan Conner on Rosanne and The Conners. 12 times host of SNL and played Babe Ruth in The Babe.
8. Jon Hamm - St Louis MO - Actor best known for the role of Don Draper in Mad Men
9. Kathleen Turner - Springfield MO - Actress and 2-time Golden Globe winner. Also Tony Award nominated for Maggie in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, and Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Loved her in Romancing the Stone and Body Heat.
10. Kevin Kline - St Louis MO. 3-Time Tony and Academy Award actor. A Fish Called Wanda, The Big Chill, Silverado, and the animated series Bob's Burgers
11. Kevin Nealon - St Louis MO. Actor/Comedian best known on SNL. Weekend Update anchor, and Mr. Subliminal.
12. Sara Evans - Boonville MO. Country Singer. Thank you for Born To Fly, Suds In The Bucket, Real Fine Place, and Stronger.
13. Sheryl Crow - Kennett MO - Pop/Country singer/songwriter and actress. 9 Grammys are on her mantle. Toured with Michael Jackson. Graduated from University of Missouri.
14. Tyler Farr - Garden City MO - Country singer best known for songs "Redneck Crazy", 'A Guy Walks Into A Bar" and "Better In Boots"