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10 Celebrities from New Orleans, Louisiana

Diana Rus

New Orleans is a city-parish of the state of Louisiana.

New Orleans has an approximate population of 383,997 (2020). New Orleans is the most populous city in Louisiana.

New Orleans is a major port and is considered an economic and commercial hub for the broader Gulf Coast region of the United States.

According to Wikipedia, these are some of the celebrities born in New Orleans, Louisiana.

1. Reese Witherspoon

Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

She is an American actress, producer, and entrepreneur.

Some of the movies she played in are: "The Man in the Moon" (1991), "Fear" (1996), "Cruel Intentions" (1999), "Legally Blonde" (2001), "Water for Elephants" (2011), "Big Little Lies" (2017–2019), and "Little Fires Everywhere" (2020).

She won an Academy Award, 2 Golden Globe Awards, a British Academy Film Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award.

Moreover, as of 2019, she is one of the highest-paid actresses in the world.

In 2006 and 2015, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world and, in 2019, Forbes listed her among the World's 100 Most Powerful Women.

2. Louis Armstrong

Louis Daniel Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and lost his life on July 6, 1971.

He was an American trumpeter and vocalist.

His nicknames were "Satchmo", "Satch", and "Pops".

Louis Armstrong is one of the most influential figures in jazz. His career lasted 5 decades and different eras in the history of jazz.

He also played in movies. Some of the movies he played in are: "High Society" (1956) and "Hello, Dolly!" (1969).

Louis Armstrong received 3 Grammy Award nominations and he won an award for his vocal performance of "Hello, Dolly!" in 1964

Louis Armstrong was inducted into the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame.

3. Lil Wayne

Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. was born on September 27, 1982, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

He is an American rapper, record executive, and entrepreneur.

Lil Wayne is considered by many contemporaries as one of the most influential hip-hop artists of his generation, and one of the greatest rappers of all time.

He sold over 120 million records worldwide, being one of the world's best-selling music artists.

Lil Wayne won 5 Grammy Awards, 11 BET Awards, 4 Billboard Music Awards, 2 MTV Video Music Awards, and 8 NAACP Image Awards.

In 2012, Lil Wayne became the first male artist to surpass Elvis Presley with the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100, with 109 songs.

4. Dj Khaled

Khaled Mohamed Khaled was born on November 26, 1975, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

He is an American DJ, record executive, and record producer.

His albums, "Kiss the Ring" (2012) and "Suffering from Success" (2013), charted in the top ten on the Billboard 200, and the studio album, "I Changed a Lot" (2015), peaked at number 12.

Dj Khaled's 9 studio album "Major Key" (2016) gained critical and commercial success, being number 1 the Billboard 200, was certified gold and received a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album.

His album "Grateful" (2017) charted at number 1 and number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and was also certified platinum.

The album "Father of Asahd" (2019) was number 2. The song "Higher" won Best Rap/Sung Performance at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. This was the first Grammy award won by him.

5. Anthony Mackie

Anthony Dwane Mackie was born on September 23, 1978, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

He is an American actor.

Some of the movies he played in are: "8 Mile" (2002), "Million Dollar Baby" (2004), "The Hurt Locker" (2008), "The Adjustment Bureau" (2011), "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (2014), "Ant-Man" (2015), "Captain America: Civil War" (2016), "Avengers: Infinity War" (2018), "Avengers: Endgame" (2019), "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" (2021), "Detroit" (2017), "The Hate U Give" (2018), "Synchronic" (2019), and "The Banker" (2020).

6. August Alsina

August Anthony Alsina Jr. was born on September 3, 1992, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

He is an American singer, rapper, and songwriter.

In 2012, he released his first mixtape "The Product"

His first debut studio album was "Testimony", released in 2014.

In 2020, he released his third album "The Product III: State of Emergency". He also released a 5-part documentary series about his life.

7. Tyler Perry

Emmitt Perry Jr. was born on September 13, 1969, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

He is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter.

Forbes listed him as the highest-paid man in entertainment (2011).

In 2020, he was included in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People. In the same year, he was awarded the Governor's Award from the Primetime Emmy Awards.

In 2021, Tyler Perry received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy Awards.

Some of the movies he played in are: "Star Trek" (2009), "Alex Cross" (2012), "Gone Girl" (2014), and "Those Who Wish Me Dead" (2021).

8. Peyton Manning

Peyton Williams Manning was born on March 24, 1976, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

He is an American former football quarterback. He played in the National Football League (NFL) for 18 seasons.

Peyton Manning is considered to be one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, he is one of the NFL's most recognizable players. His nickname is "the Sheriff".

He played 14 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and 4 with the Denver Broncos.

Peyton Manning played college football at the University of Tennessee, won the 1997 SEC Championship Game, and earned MVP awards and honors.

9. Birdman

Bryan Christopher Williams was born on February 15, 1969, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

He is an American rapper, record executive, and entrepreneur.

He is the co-founder (along with his older brother Ronald "Slim" Williams) and public face of Cash Money Records.

In 2012, he released his debut album.

Moreover, he is a member of the hip-hop duo Big Tymers, along with producer Mannie Fresh.

10. Eli Manning

Elisha Nelson Manning was born on January 3, 1981, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

He is a former American football quarterback.

He played in the National Football League (NFL) for 16 seasons with the New York Giants.

He played college football at Ole Miss, and then he was selected in the 2004 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers and traded to the Giants during the draft.

Eli Manning is recognized for leading the Giants 2 times to underdog Super Bowl victories against the New England Patriots' dynasty in Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI.

He was named Most Valuable Player in these 2 championships, being one of five players to have multiple Super Bowl MVP awards.

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