List of Famous people born in Missouri, United States of America
Marshall Bruce Mathers III, known professionally as Eminem, is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. Credited with popularizing hip hop in Middle America, he is considered one of the greatest rappers of all time.
Josephine Baker was an American-born French entertainer, French Resistance agent, and civil rights activist. Her career was centered primarily in Europe, mostly in her adopted France. She was the first Black woman to star in a major motion picture, the 1927 silent film Siren of the Tropics, directed by Mario Nalpas and Henri Étiévant.
Jack Patrick Dorsey is an American technology entrepreneur and philanthropist who is the co-founder and CEO of Twitter, and the founder and CEO of Square, a financial payments company.
Candace Nicole Parker is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Sky of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She was the first overall pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft. In 2016, along with other stars such as Alana Beard and Nneka Ogwumike, Parker helped the Sparks to win their first WNBA Finals title since 2002. In high school, Parker won the 2003 and 2004 Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year awards, becoming just the second junior and the only woman to receive the award twice.
Dick Van Dyke
Richard Wayne Van Dyke is an American actor, comedian, writer, singer, and dancer, whose award-winning career has spanned seven decades.
Maxwell M. Scherzer, nicknamed "Mad Max", is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). A right-handed starting pitcher, Scherzer is a seven-time MLB All-Star, has won three Cy Young Awards, has pitched two no-hitters, and was a member of the 2019 World Series champion Washington Nationals.
Michael Groo Massee was an American actor. He made his film debut appearing as Funboy in 1994 film The Crow, and is known for accidentally fatally shooting the film's star Brandon Lee during the production. He also portrayed Ira Gaines in 24 and The Gentleman in the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man and its 2014 sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Michael Chandler is an American professional mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional competitor since 2009, Chandler first gained notoriety when he competed for the Bellator MMA promotion where he fought from 2010–2020. There, Chandler became a three-time Bellator Lightweight World Champion and was the winner of the Bellator Season Four Lightweight Tournament. He also competed in collegiate wrestling out of the University of Missouri, where he earned NCAA Division I All-American honors. Chandler is currently ranked as the #4 Lightweight in the world according to Tapology.com. As of January 25, 2021, he is #4 in the UFC Lightweight rankings.
Evan Peters is an American actor, best known for his multiple roles on the FX anthology series American Horror Story, Stan Bowes in the first season of the FX drama Pose, and his role as the mutant Quicksilver in the superhero films X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), and Dark Phoenix (2019).
Tyron Lakent Woodley is an American professional mixed martial artist and broadcast analyst. He is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a former UFC Welterweight Champion. A professional since 2009, he has also fought in Strikeforce. As of January 25, 2021, he is #7 in the UFC welterweight rankings.
Elizabeth Ann Theresa Lynn is a retired American actress. She is best known for her role as Thelma Lou, Deputy Barney Fife's girlfriend, on The Andy Griffith Show. During the 1940s and 1950s, she appeared in many films, including Sitting Pretty (1948), June Bride (1948), the original Cheaper by the Dozen (1950) and Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956).
Stephen McKinley Henderson is an American actor. He is known primarily for his work onstage, notably in several of August Wilson's plays, and he has made appearances in film and TV.
Katherine Noel Valentine Brosnahan Spade was an American fashion designer and entrepreneur. She was the founder and former co-owner of the designer brand Kate Spade New York.
Rush Hudson Limbaugh III is an American radio personality, conservative political commentator, author and former television show host. He is best known as the host of his radio show The Rush Limbaugh Show, which has been in national syndication on AM and FM radio stations since 1988.
Elizabeth Claire Kemper is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She has been nominated for a Critics' Choice Movie Award, two Critics' Choice Television Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, three Satellite Awards, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Vincent Leonard Price Jr. was an American actor best known for his performances in horror films, although his career spanned other genres. He appeared on stage, television, and radio, and in more than 100 films. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for motion pictures and one for television.
John Stephen Goodman is an American actor. He played Dan Conner on the ABC TV series Roseanne, for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in 1993 and reprised the role in its sequel series The Conners. He is a regular collaborator with the Coen brothers on such films as Raising Arizona (1987), Barton Fink (1991), The Big Lebowski (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013). His voice roles include Pacha in Disney's The Emperor's New Groove franchise (2000), James P. Sullivan in Pixar's Monsters, Inc. franchise (2001–2020), Baloo in The Jungle Book 2 (2003), George Wolfsbottom in Clifford's Really Big Movie (2004), Layton T. Montgomery in Bee Movie (2007) and Eli "Big Daddy" LaBouff in The Princess and the Frog (2009).
Donnie Wayne Johnson is an American actor, producer, director, singer, and songwriter. He played the role of James "Sonny" Crockett in the 1980s television series Miami Vice, winning a Golden Globe for his work in the role. He also had the eponymous lead role in the 1990s cop series Nash Bridges. Johnson has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Harry S Truman
Harry S. Truman was the 33rd president of the United States from 1945 to 1953, succeeding upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt after serving as the 34th vice president. He implemented the Marshall Plan to rebuild the economy of Western Europe, and established the Truman Doctrine and NATO.
Mary Kathleen Turner is an American actress. Known for her distinctive gritty voice, Turner has won two Golden Globe Awards and has been nominated for an Academy Award, and two Tony Awards.