Famous People From Mississippi - Celebrities Born In Mississippi

As the name suggests, this state is situated along the famous Mississippi river. There are several other famous celebrities who also belong to this American state. The abundance in natural resources, especially its thick forest cover and water sources, made it a popular haven for trade since the times of the great American civil war. Legendary musician Elvis Presley, talk show host Oprah Winfrey, popular playwright Tennessee Williams and Leanne Rimes are a few famous people from Mississippi. Oprah Winfrey, who has got American television viewers glued to their television sets since many years now, is undoubtedly one of the richest and most influential citizens of the United States today. Although the legendary Elvis Presley passed away years ago, his music continues to be popular among the masses even today. Tennessee Williams is an inspiration for every aspiring playwright and his path-breaking efforts in performance art are praised even today. Want to know who they are? Scroll down to put an end to your curiosity.

Elvis Presley, Jamie Lynn Spears, Brett Favre, Britney Spears & Eric Roberts are some of the celebrities who hail from Mississippi.

The Most Famous People From Mississippi

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Muddy WatersApril 4, 1913AmericanMuddy Waters was a blues musician referred to as the 'father of modern Chicago blues.'
Kayla JonesMay 10, 1997AmericanKayla Jones is a popular American dancer who has been crowned grand champion at the Bay Area Battle for an unbelievable seven years in a row!
Oprah WinfreyJanuary 29, 1954AmericanA famous American talk show host, actress, producer and philanthropist, Oprah Winfrey is most renowned for ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’
Kimberly PerryJuly 12, 1983AmericanKimberly Perry is a singer and musical personality associated with the band, The Band Perry
Conway TwittySeptember 1, 1933AmericanConway Twitty was an American country music singer
Trinitee StokesApril 12, 2006AmericanCheck out all that you wanted to know about Trinitee Stokes, the famous TV Actress; her birthday, her family and personal life, fun trivia facts and more.
Karlous MillerApril 2, 1983AmericanKarlous Miller is an American actor and comedian
Tammy WynetteMay 5, 1942AmericanTammy Wynette was a Grammy Award-winning American country music singer-songwriter
Ruby BridgesSeptember 8, 1954AmericanRuby Bridges is renowned for being the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school
Ida B. WellsJuly 16, 1862AmericanIda Bell Wells-Barnett was an African-American journalist, suffragist and a civil rights activist
Britney Spears

Britney Spears

Britney Spears is an American singer, record artist, songwriter, dancer and an actress

Brett Favre

Brett Favre is a former American football quarterback who holds the NFL records in career passing yards and touchdowns

AmericanOctober 10, 196984 views

Faith Hill

Faith Hill is a well-known American country artist, who has made her mark by blending country with pop to develop her signature style

Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett is an American musician and songwriter

AmericanDecember 25, 1946190 views

Brandy Norwood

Brandy Norwood is an American R&B singer-songwriter, actress and record producer

AmericanFebruary 11, 1979164 views

Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley is an American talk show host, author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist

AmericanSeptember 13, 1964122 views

Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke was one of the greatest American singers

AmericanJanuary 22, 1931190 views

Ida B. Wells

Ida Bell Wells-Barnett was an African-American journalist, suffragist and a civil rights activist

AmericanJuly 16, 1862286 views

Tammy Wynette

Tammy Wynette was a Grammy Award-winning American country music singer-songwriter

AmericanMay 5, 1942323 views