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:

  • Judy Garland (actress/singer) Grand Rapids, MN
  • Joel Coen (film director) St. Louis Park, MN
  • Ethan Coen (film director) St. Louis, Park, MN
  • Marion Ross (actress) Albert Lea, MN
  • Peter Graves (actor) Minneapolis, MN
  • Sinclair Lewis (playwright/novelist) Sauk Centre, MN
  • Tammy Faye Bakker (Televanegist) International Falls, MN
  • James Arness (actor) Minneapo0lis, MN
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald (author) St. Paul, MN
  • Al Franken (actor/comedian/writer/senator) ST. Louis Park, MN
  • Charles Schultz (Peanuts creator) Minneapolis, MN
  • Vince Flynn (author) St. Paul, MN
  • Roger Maris (baseball player) Hibbing, MN

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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