Milwaukee, WI

5 Celebrities born in Milwaukee, WI


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Milwaukee is the largest city in the state of Wisconsin and the fifth-largest city in the Midwestern United States.

Milwaukee is the seat of Milwaukee County.

Milwaukee is located on Lake Michigan's southwestern shore. It the 31st largest city in the United States and the fourth-largest city situated along with one of the Great Lakes.

Milwaukee is the main cultural and economic center of the Milwaukee metropolitan area, the fourth most densely populated metropolitan area in the Midwest. Milwaukee is considered a "Gamma −" global city as categorized by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network with a regional GDP of over $107 billion.

1. Rachel Brosnahan

Rachel Elizabeth Brosnahan was born July 12, 1990. She is an American actress.

She played in the comedy series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017–present). She won for this role a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2018 and two consecutive Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy in 2018 and 2019.

Rachel Brosnahan had a role in the Netflix series House of Cards (2013–2015). She received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination and played a lead role in the WGN drama series Manhattan (2014–15) for this role.

Rachel Brosnahan played in The Unborn (2009), Beautiful Creatures (2013), Louder Than Bombs (2015), The Finest Hours (2016), and Patriots Day (2016).

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2. Danny Gokey

Daniel Jay Gokey was born on April 24, 1980. He is an American singer and former church music director from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Danny Gokey was the third-place finalist on the eighth season of American Idol. After the show, Danny Gokey signed to 19 Recordings and RCA Nashville at the beginning of a career in country music, releasing the single "My Best Days Are Ahead of Me.” In 2010, Danny Gokey released his debut album, My Best Days.

After leaving RCA Nashville in November 2011, Danny Gokey gravitated his music towards an adult pop/contemporary Christian sound and subsequently made a record/publishing deal with BMG in May 2013.

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3. Devin Harris

Devin Lamar Harris was born on February 27, 1983. He is an American former professional basketball player who last played for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Devin Harris attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He was selected with the fifth pick in the 2004 NBA draft by the Washington Wizards.

On August 8, 2018, Devin Harris signed with the Dallas Mavericks, returning to the franchise for a third stint.

As of the 2020-21 season, Devin Harris is a Mavs Live analyst on Fox Sports Southwest.

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4. Colin Kaepernick

Colin Rand Kaepernick was born on November 3, 1987. He is an American civil rights activist and former football quarterback. Colin Kaepernick played six seasons for the San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League (NFL).

As a political activist, Colin Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem at the start of NFL games in protest of police brutality and racial inequality in the United States.

He played college football for the Nevada Wolf Pack, where he was named the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) After graduating, Colin Kaepernick was selected by the 49ers in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He started his professional football career as a backup quarterback to Alex Smith and became the 49ers' starter in the middle of the 2012 season after Smith suffered a concussion.

Colin Kaepernick remained the team's starting quarterback for the rest of the season, leading the team to their first Super Bowl appearance since 1994.

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5. Jacob Latimore

Jacob O'Neal Latimore was born on August 10, 1996. He is an American actor and singer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 2016, Latimore released his debut album Connection.

Jacob Latimore is best known for his roles in Black Nativity, The Maze Runner, Collateral Beauty, Detroit, and The Chi. He also starred in the Netflix Original movie Candy Jar alongside Sami Gayle.

Latimore played in Black Nativity (2013), Ride Along (2014), The Maze Runner, Collateral Beauty (2016), and Sleight (2017). He is currently starring in The Chi. In 2019, Latimore acted as a voiceover in “Bilal: A New Breed of Hero”. In 2020, Jacob Latimore co-starred in the comedy Like a Boss.

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