List of Famous people born in Wisconsin, United States of America
Colin Rand Kaepernick is an American civil rights activist and football quarterback who is a free agent. He played six seasons for the San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League (NFL). As a political activist, he knelt during the national anthem at the start of NFL games in protest of police brutality and racial inequality in the United States.
Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer, also known as the Milwaukee Cannibal or the Milwaukee Monster, was an American serial killer and sex offender who committed the murder and dismemberment of 17 men and boys from 1978 to 1991. Many of his later murders involved necrophilia, cannibalism, and the permanent preservation of body parts—typically all or part of the skeleton.
Alice Sebold is an American writer and author of three books including her memoir, Lucky (1999), and two fiction novels,The Lovely Bones (2002), and The Almost Moon (2007).
Rose Gertrude Namajunas is a Lithuanian-American mixed martial artist. She is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where she competes in the women's strawweight division and is a former UFC Women's Strawweight Champion. As of Monday, October 5th 2020 she is #1 in the UFC Women's Strawweight Rankings.
Justin James Watt is an American football defensive end for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Wisconsin, and was drafted by the Texans in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
William James "Willem" Dafoe is an American-Italian actor. He is known for his distinct gravelly voice, and has received multiple accolades, including nominations for four Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. He has frequently collaborated with filmmakers Paul Schrader, Abel Ferrara, Lars von Trier, Julian Schnabel, and Wes Anderson.
Steven Allan Avery is an American convicted murderer from Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, who had previously been wrongfully convicted in 1986 of sexual assault and attempted murder. After serving 18 years of a 32-year sentence, he was exonerated by DNA testing and released in 2003, only to be charged with murder two years later.
Zachary Edward Snyder is an American filmmaker. He made his feature film debut in 2004 with a remake of the 1978 horror film Dawn of the Dead. Since then, he has directed or produced a number of comic book and superhero films, including 300 (2006) and Watchmen (2009), as well as the Superman film that started the DC Extended Universe, Man of Steel (2013) and its follow-ups, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017). A director's cut of Justice League, titled Zack Snyder's Justice League, will be released on HBO Max in 2021.
Trent Jordan "T. J." Watt is an American football outside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL) He played college football at the University of Wisconsin, and was drafted by the Steelers in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. His older brothers are J. J. Watt of the Houston Texans and Derek Watt of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Jerome Silberman, known professionally as Gene Wilder, was an American actor, filmmaker, singer-songwriter, comedian and author.