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Louisiana Famous

People listed are almost always native to the state. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within a state for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the state in their personal endeavors.

J - K

  • Mahalia Jackson singer
  • Randy Jackson singer, american idol judge
  • Brandon Jacobs football player
  • Avery Johnson basketball player, coach
  • Charles "Charlie" Joiner football player
  • Bertram "Bert" Jones football player
  • Doug Kershaw singer
  • Sammy Kershaw singer
  • Grace King author
L
  • Ed Lafitte baseball player
  • Dorothy Lamour actress
  • Ali Landry model, actress, miss usa
  • John Larroquette actor
  • Edmund Lawrence basketball player
  • Elmore Leonard author, screenwriter
  • Jared Leto musician, actor, director, producer
  • Shannon Leto musician, drummer for band 30 Seconds to Mars
  • Zachary Levi actor, director, singer
  • Jerry Lee Lewis singer, musician
  • Lil Wayne rapper
  • Manuel Lisa fur trader, explorer, Indian agent, founder of Missouri Fur Co.
  • Pat Listach baseball player
  • Huey Long politician
  • Ted Lyons baseball player
M
  • Karl Malone basketball player
  • Archie Manning football player (father Eli and Peyton)
  • Eli Manning football player
  • Peyton Manning football player
  • "Pistol Pete" Maravich basketball player (born in PA)
  • Branford Marsalis musician
  • Wynton Marsalis musician
  • Tim McGraw singer
  • Adah Isaacs Menken actress
  • Percy Miller (Master P) musician
  • Robert Mizzell singer
  • Cleo Moore actress
  • Garrett Morris actor, comedian
  • Jelly Roll Morton musician
  • Kimberly "Kim" Mulkey basketball player, coach
N - O
  • Aaron Neville singer
  • Jimmy C. Newman singer, songwriter
  • Francis T. Nicholls attorney, politician, brigadier general
  • Huey Newton activist
  • Clad Ogea baseball player
  • Melvin "Mel" Ott baseball player
P
  • Carly Patterson olympic champion
  • Mickey Patterson olympic champion
  • Tyler Perry playwright, screenwriter, director
  • Robert E. Lee "Bob" Pettit basketball player
  • Andrew Pettitte baseball player
  • Bobby Phills basketball player
  • Webb Pierce singer
  • Lloyd Polite, Jr. singer, songwriter
  • Lloyd Price singer, songwriter, bandleader
  • Louis Prima musician, songwriter, singer
  • Paul Prudhomme chef

R

  • Eddy Raven singer, songwriter
  • Edward Earl Reed, Jr. football player
  • Willis Reed basketball player
  • Anne Rice author
  • Norbert Rillieux inventor, engineer
  • Johnny Rivers singer, songwriter
  • Cokie Roberts news journalist
  • Edward "Eddie" Robinson college football coach
  • Johnny Nolan Robinson football player
  • George Rodrigue artist
  • Bill Russell basketball player
  • John Wesley Ryles singer, songwriter
S
  • Coleen Salley author, educator
  • Richard Simmons fitness expert
  • Howard K. Smith journalist, reporter
  • Jackie Smith football player
  • Ian Somerhalder actor
  • Floyd Sonnier artist
  • Britney Spears singer
  • Jamie Lynn Spears actress
  • Freddie Spencer motorcycle racer
  • Joe Stampley singer, songwriter
  • Daniel Joseph "Rusty" Staub baseball player
  • Kordell Stewart football player
  • Patrick Surtain football player
  • Hal Sutton golfer
  • Jimmy Swaggart evangelist
  • Harold Sylvester actor
T
  • James Charles "Jim" Taylor football player
  • David Toms golfer
  • John Kennedy Toole author
  • Allen Toussaint musician, songwriter
  • Ben Turpin comedian, actor
W - Y
  • Ray Walston actor
  • Reginald DeVincey Wayne football player
  • Rebecca Wells author
  • Edward Douglass White, Jr. politician, jurist
  • Wally Whitehurst baseball player
  • Lynn Whitfield actress
  • Douglas "Doug" Williams football player
  • Hank Williams, Jr. singer
  • Lucinda Williams singer, songwriter
  • Richard Williams tennis coach
  • Justin Wilson chef
  • Reese Witherspoon actress
  • Faron Young singer, songwriter
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Louisiana Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Crowley Acadia 337
Oakdale Allen 318
Gonzales Ascension 225
Napoleonville Assumption 985
Marksville Avoyelles 318
Deridder Beauregard 337
Arcadia Bienville 318
Bossier City Bossier 318
Shreveport Caddo 318
Lake Charles Calcasieu 337
Columbia Caldwell 318
Hackberry Cameron 337
Jonesville Catahoula 318
Homer Claiborne 318
Ferriday Concordia 318
Mansfield De Soto 318
Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge 225
Lake Providence East Carroll 318
Jackson East Feliciana 225
Ville Platte Evangeline 337
Winnsboro Franklin 318
Pollock Grant 318
New Iberia Iberia 337
Plaquemine Iberville 225
Jonesboro Jackson 318
Metairie Jefferson 504
Jennings Jefferson Davis 337
Jena La Salle 318
Lafayette Lafayette 337
Thibodaux Lafourche 985
Ruston Lincoln 318
Denham Springs Livingston 225
Tallulah Madison 318
Bastrop Morehouse 318
Natchitoches Natchitoches 318
New Orleans Orleans 504
Monroe Ouachita 318
Belle Chasse Plaquemines 985
New Roads Pointe Coupee 225
Alexandria Rapides 318
Coushatta Red River 318
Rayville Richland 318
Many Sabine 318
Chalmette Saint Bernard 504
Destrehan Saint Charles 985
Greensburg Saint Helena 225
Vacherie Saint James 225
Opelousas Saint Landry 337
Breaux Bridge Saint Martin 337
Morgan City Saint Mary 985
Slidell Saint Tammany 985
La Place St John the Baptist 985
Hammond Tangipahoa 985
Newellton Tensas 318
Houma Terrebonne 985
Farmerville Union 318
Abbeville Vermilion 337
Leesville Vernon 337
Bogalusa Washington 985
Minden Webster 318
Port Allen West Baton Rouge 225
Oak Grove West Carroll 318
Saint Francisville West Feliciana 225
Winnfield Winn 318
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.