List of Famous people born in Illinois, United States of America

Illinois is a state in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of the United States. It has the fifth largest gross domestic product (GDP), the sixth largest population, and the 25th largest land area of all U.S. states. Illinois has been noted as a microcosm of the entire United States. With Chicago in northeastern Illinois, small industrial cities and immense agricultural productivity in the north and center of the state, and natural resources such as coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a diverse economic base, and is a major transportation hub. The Port of Chicago connects the state to international ports via two main routes: from the Great Lakes, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River, via the Illinois River, through the Illinois Waterway. The Mississippi River, the Ohio River, and the Wabash River form parts of the boundaries of Illinois. For decades, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has been ranked as one of the world's busiest airports. Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and, through the 1980s, in politics.

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1. Robin Williams
Robin McLaurin Williams

Robin Williams
Male. American actor and stand-up comedian (1951-2014)
First Name: Robin
Last Name: Williams
Born on July 21, 1951
Died on August 11, 2014 (aged 63)
Height: 170 cm | 5'7"

2. Ronald Reagan
Ronald Wilson Reagan

Ronald Reagan
Male. 40th president of the United States
First Name: Ronald
Last Name: Reagan
Born on February 6, 1911
Died on June 5, 2004 (aged 93)
Height: 184 cm | 6'0"

3. Donald Rumsfeld

Donald Rumsfeld
Male. U.S. Secretary of Defense
First Name: Donald
Last Name: Rumsfeld
Born on July 9, 1932 (age 89)

4. Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway
Male. American author and journalist
First Name: Ernest
Last Name: Hemingway
Born on July 21, 1899
Died on July 2, 1961 (aged 61)
Height: 183 cm | 6'0"

5. Ted Kaczynski
Theodore John Kaczynski

Ted Kaczynski
Male. American domestic terrorist, mathematician and anarchist
First Name: Ted
Born on May 22, 1942 (age 79)
Height: 175 cm | 5'9"
Serial-killer

6. Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford
Male. American film actor and producer
First Name: Harrison
Last Name: Ford
Born on July 13, 1942 (age 79)
Height: 184 cm | 6'0"

7. Frances McDormand
Cynthia Ann Smith

Frances McDormand
Female. American actress
First Name: Frances
Last Name: McDormand
Born on June 23, 1957 (age 64)
Height: 165 cm | 5'5"

8. Juice Wrld
Jarad Anthony Higgins

Juice Wrld
Male. American rapper, singer, and songwriter
First Name: Juice
Born on December 2, 1998
Died on December 8, 2019 (aged 21)

9. Betty White
Betty Marion White

Betty White
Female. American actress
First Name: Betty
Last Name: White
Born on January 17, 1922 (age 99)
Height: 163 cm | 5'4"

10. Kwame Brown

Kwame Brown
Male. American basketball player
First Name: Kwame
Born on March 10, 1982 (age 39)
Height: 211 cm | 6'11"

11. Hillary Clinton
Hillary Diane Rodham

Hillary Clinton
Female. American politician, senator, Secretary of State, First Lady
First Name: Hillary
Last Name: Clinton
Born on October 26, 1947 (age 73)
Height: 166 cm | 5'5"

12. John Wayne Gacy
John Wayne Gacy, Jr.

John Wayne Gacy
Male. American serial killer and torturer
First Name: John
Last Name: Gacy
Born on March 17, 1942
Died on May 10, 1994 (aged 52)

13. Suzzanne Douglas

Suzzanne Douglas
Female. American actress
First Name: Suzzanne
Born on April 12, 1957
Died on July 6, 2021 (aged 64)

14. John Mulaney

John Mulaney
Male. American actor and comedian
First Name: John
Last Name: Mulaney
Born on August 26, 1982 (age 38)
Height: 183 cm | 6'0"

15. Walt Disney
Walter Elias Disney

Walt Disney
Male. American film producer and businessman
First Name: Walt
Last Name: Disney
Born on December 5, 1901
Died on December 15, 1966 (aged 65)
Height: 178 cm | 5'10"

16. Patrick Beverley

Patrick Beverley
Male. American basketball player
First Name: Patrick
Last Name: Beverley
Born on July 12, 1988 (age 33)
Height: 185 cm | 6'1"
Basketballer, Sportsperson

17. Melissa McCarthy
Melissa Ann McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy
Female. American actress and comedian
First Name: Melissa
Last Name: McCarthy
Height: 157 cm | 5'2"

18. R. Kelly
Robert Sylvester Kelly

R. Kelly
Male. American singer, record producer, songwriter, actor and basketball player from Illinois
First Name: R.
Last Name: Kelly

19. Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy
Female. American model, comedian, actress, author, activist, and game show host
First Name: Jenny
Last Name: McCarthy
Born on November 1, 1972 (age 48)
Height: 167 cm | 5'6"

20. Gillian Anderson
Gillian Leigh Anderson

Gillian Anderson
Female. British-American film, television and theatre actress, activist and writer
First Name: Gillian
Last Name: Anderson
Born on August 9, 1968 (age 52)
Height: 158 cm | 5'2"
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