North Dakota

North Dakota Famous Natives

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.


  • Derek Abney football player
  • Dorothy Adams actress
  • Lynn Anderson singer
  • Sam Anderson actor
  • Richard "Dick" Armey politician
  • Dr. Robert H. Bahmer u.s. archivist
  • Carmen Berg model, actress
  • Leslie Bibb actress
  • Elizabeth Bodine humanitarian
  • Brooks Bollinger football player
  • Jeff Boschee basketball player
  • Bennett Brien artist, sculptor
  • Tom Brosseau singer, songwriter
  • Dale Brown basketball coach
C - E
  • Ethel Catherwood track and field athlete
  • Warren M. Christopher statesman
  • Chris Coste baseball player
  • Shannon Curfman singer, guitarist
  • Angie Dickinson actress
  • Ivan Dmitre artist
  • Josh Duhamel actor
  • Carl Eielson aviator, bush pilot, explorer
  • Darin Erstad baseball player
  • John Bernard Flannagan sculptor
  • Michael Forest actor
  • Phyllis Frelich actress
  • Michael Forest actor
  • William H. Gass author
  • Paul Gaustad hockey player
  • Travis Hafner baseball player
  • Phil Hansen football player
  • David Paul Hanson musician
  • Rick Helling baseball player
  • John Hoeven politician
  • Laura Taylor Hughes artist
  • Fred Hultstrand photographer
J - K
  • Phil Jackson nba coach
  • Les Jepson basketball player
  • Harold Keith Johnson u. s. army general
  • Tim Johnson baseball player
  • Jim Kleinsasser football player
  • Charlie Korsmo child actor
  • Susan Krieg artist
  • Louis L'Amour author
  • Jonny Lang singer, guitarist
  • Peggy Lee singer, songwriter
  • William Lemke politician
  • Neil Levang musician
  • Nicole Linkletter model


  • Walter Maddock politician
  • Hugo Magnuson founder grocery store chain
  • Ted Mann theater owner, television writer
  • Roger Maris baseball player
  • Lute Olson basketball coach
  • Tim Olson baseball player
  • Carleton Opgaard educator
  • Dave Osborn football player
  • Arthur Peterson actor
  • Bruce Peterson nasa test pilot
  • Ryan Potulny hockey player
  • Cliff "Fido" Purpur hockey player
  • Greg Raymer poker player
  • Joel Reif motivational speaker
  • Lloyd Rigler adolph's meat tenderizer, philanthropist
  • James Rosenquist artist
  • Harold Schafer entrepreneur
  • Frank Scott musician
  • Eric Sevareid news journalist
  • Ann Sothern actress
  • Dorothy Stickney actress
T - Y
  • Edward K. Thompson editor
  • Bobby Vee singer
  • Harley Venton actor
  • Lawrence Welk musician, bandleader
  • Larry Woiwode author
  • Steven Wyum rancher, farmer, politician
  • Milton Young politician

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