People from Chicago, Illinois

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  1. Chicago Outfit mobsters

    Chicago Outfit mobsters

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    Criminals of Chicago, Illinois

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  1. Joanna Krupa
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    Joanna Krupa

    550,027 views

    Joanna Krupa (born 23 April 1979) is a Polish American model, actress and animal rights activist. She is best known for her appearances on the reality television shows Dancing with the Stars, Top Model and The Real Housewives of Miami.


  2. Michelle Obama
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    Michelle Obama

    462,782 views

    Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964) is an American lawyer and writer. She is married to the 44th and current President of the United States, Barack Obama, and is the first African-American First Lady of the United States. Raised on the South Side of Chicago, she is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and spent the early part of her legal career working at the law firm Sidley Austin, where she met Barack. Subsequently, she worked as part of the staff of Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley, and for the University of Chicago Medical Center.


  3. John Cusack
    #3

    John Cusack

    578,726 views

    John Paul Cusack (born June 28, 1966) is an American actor, producer and screenwriter. He was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance in High Fidelity (2000).


  4. Kristin Cavallari
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    Kristin Cavallari

    403,185 views

    Kristin Elizabeth Cutler (née Cavallari; born January 5, 1987) is an American television personality, fashion designer, and actress. Born in Denver, Colorado, she attended Laguna Beach High School as a teenager. In 2004, Cavallari came to prominence after being cast in the reality television series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, which documented the lives of her and her friends.


  5. Michael Jordan
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    Michael Jordan

    373,074 views

    Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963), also known by his initials, MJ, is an American former professional basketball player. He is also a businessman, and principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets. Jordan played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. His biography on the NBA website states: "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time." Jordan was one of the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation and was considered instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s.


  6. LisaRaye McCoy
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    LisaRaye McCoy

    259,447 views

    LisaRaye McCoy (born September 23, 1966), commonly known as LisaRaye, is an American actress, hip hop model, businesswoman and fashion designer. She is also the ex-wife of Michael Misick, the first-ever Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands, making her the First Lady of the Turks and Caicos Islands at the time. She is best known for portraying Diana "Diamond" Armstrong in the film The Players Club, Neesee James on the CW sitcom All of Us from 2003 until 2007 and Keisha Greene in the VH1 romantic comedy series Single Ladies which originally aired from 2011-2014.


  7. C.M. Punk
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    C.M. Punk

    236,065 views

    Phillip Jack "Phil" Brooks (born October 26, 1978), better known by the ring name CM Punk, is an American mixed martial artist, comic book writer, actor and retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his time in WWE, where he is the longest-reigning WWE Champion of the modern era, having held the title for 434 days from November 20, 2011 to January 27, 2013. His reign is officially recognized as the sixth longest of all time, as well as the longest since 1988.


  8. Oprah Winfrey
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    Oprah Winfrey

    205,941 views

    Oprah Gail Winfrey (born January 29, 1954) is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011. Dubbed the "Queen of All Media", she has been ranked the richest African-American of the 20th century, the greatest black philanthropist in American history, and is currently (2015) North America's only black billionaire. Several assessments regard her as the most influential woman in the world. In 2013, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama and honorary doctorate degrees from Duke and Harvard.


  9. Carol Wayne
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    Carol Wayne

    174,821 views

    Carol Wayne (September 6, 1942 – January 13, 1985) was an American television and film actress. She was best known for her many appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson as the Matinée Lady.


  10. Hugh M. Hefner
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    Hugh M. Hefner

    200,579 views

    Hugh Marston Hefner (born April 9, 1926) is an American adult magazine publisher, businessman, and a well-known playboy. Hefner is a native of Chicago, Illinois and a former journalist for Esquire. Hefner is also a World War II veteran. He is best known for being the founder and chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises. A self-made multi-millionaire, he is now worth over $43 million. Hefner is also a political activist and philanthropist active in several causes and public issues.


  11. Daryl Hannah
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    Daryl Hannah

    173,182 views

    Daryl Christine Hannah (born December 3, 1960) is an American film actress. She is best known for her performances in the films Blade Runner (1982), Splash (1984), Roxanne (1987), Wall Street (1987), Steel Magnolias (1989) and Kill Bill (2003). She is also an environmental campaigner who has been arrested for protests against developments that are believed by some groups to threaten sustainability.


  12. Robin Tunney
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    Robin Tunney

    150,651 views

    Robin Tunney (born June 19, 1972) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Teresa Lisbon in the television series The Mentalist (2008–2015), as well as previous roles in the films Encino Man (1992), Empire Records (1995), The Craft (1996), End of Days (1999), Supernova and Vertical Limit (2000), and the television series Prison Break (2005–06).


  13. Da Brat
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    Da Brat

    183,052 views

    Da Brat is the stage name of Shawntae Harris (born April 14, 1974), an American rapper and actress. Her debut album, Funkdafied (1994), sold one million copies, making her the first female solo rap act to have a platinum-selling album, and the second overall female rap act (solo or group) after Salt N Pepa.


  14. Salli Richardson-Whitfield
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    Salli Richardson-Whitfield

    140,615 views

    Salli Elise Richardson (born November 23, 1967) is an American television and film actress. Richardson is best known for her role as Dr. Allison Blake on the Syfy comedy-drama series Eureka (2006–2012).


  15. Nicole Narain
    #15

    Nicole Narain

    132,458 views

    Nicole Narain (born July 28, 1974) is an American model and actress.


  16. Jennifer Beals
    #16

    Jennifer Beals

    163,555 views

    Jennifer Beals (born December 19, 1963) is an American actress and a former teen model. She played the role of Alexandra "Alex" Owens in the 1983 film Flashdance, and starred as Bette Porter on the Showtime drama series The L Word. She earned an NAACP Image Award and a Golden Globe Award nomination for the former. She has appeared in more than 50 films.


  17. Kathy Griffin
    #17

    Kathy Griffin

    125,764 views

    Kathleen Mary "Kathy" Griffin (born November 4, 1960) is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and television host. Born in Oak Park, Illinois, she moved to Los Angeles in 1978, where she studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and became a member of the improvisational comedy troupe The Groundlings. In the 1990s, Griffin began performing as a standup comedian and also appeared as a guest star on several television shows. She achieved recognition in a supporting role on the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan (1996–2000).


  18. Ben Savage
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    Ben Savage

    127,743 views

    Bennett Joseph "Ben" Savage (born September 13, 1980) is an American actor. He is best known for his lead role as Cory Matthews on the ABC sitcom Boy Meets World (1993–2000) and its Disney Channel spinoff Girl Meets World (2014–present).


  19. Jeremy Piven
    #19

    Jeremy Piven

    133,502 views

    Jeremy Samuel Piven (born July 26, 1965) is an American actor and producer. He is best known for his role as Ari Gold in the comedy series Entourage, for which he won one Golden Globe Award and three consecutive Emmy Awards.


  20. Malia Obama
    #20

    Malia Obama

    76,243 views

    The family of Barack Obama, the current President of the United States of America, is made up of people of African-American, English, Kenyan (Luo), and Irish heritage, who are known through Obama's writings and other reports. His immediate family is the First Family of the United States. The Obamas are the first First Family of African-American descent.


  21. Robin Williams
    #21

    Robin Williams

    88,224 views

    Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor and comedian. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance. After rising to fame as Mork in the sitcom Mork & Mindy (1978–82), he went on to establish a career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting. He was known for his improvisational skills.


  22. The Everly Brothers
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    The Everly Brothers

    71,346 views

    The Everly Brothers were American country-influenced rock and roll singers, known for steel-string guitar and close harmony singing. Isaac Donald "Don" Everly (born February 1, 1937) and Phillip "Phil" Everly (January 19, 1939 – January 3, 2014) were elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001.


  23. Lisa Lipps
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    Lisa Lipps

    73,827 views

    Lisa Lipps (born October 22, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.) is a pornographic actress and erotic dancer.


  24. Billy Corgan
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    Billy Corgan

    85,342 views

    William Patrick "Billy" Corgan Jr. (born March 17, 1967) is an American musician, songwriter, producer, TV writer, and poet, best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and sole permanent member of The Smashing Pumpkins. Formed by Corgan and guitarist James Iha in Chicago, Illinois, in 1987, the band quickly gained steam with the addition of bassist D'arcy Wretzky and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. The band's direction has largely been driven by Corgan through his confessional lyrics, grandiose production values, and virtuosic musical interplay. Three years after their first studio album release, Gish, the Smashing Pumpkins had transformed themselves into a major label success. Strong album sales and large-scale tours propelled the band's increasing fame in the 1990s until their break-up in 2000. Corgan started a new band called Zwan, and after their quick demise, he released a solo album (TheFutureEmbrace) and a collection of poetry (Blinking with Fists) before setting his sights on reforming Smashing Pumpkins.


  25. Stefanie Scott
    #25

    Stefanie Scott

    103,704 views

    Stefanie Noelle Scott (born December 6, 1996) is an American actress and singer. Scott is best known for her roles as Lexi Reed on Disney Channel's A.N.T. Farm, Dana Tressler in the film Flipped, for which she won a 2011 Young Artist Award, and Quinn Brenner in the film Insidious: Chapter 3.


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