As some of you know, I am originally from Illinois.  With Chicago being such a big city, with a thriving theater and music scene, it is not a surprise that a lot of celebrities are from our state, as well as a few big country singers including Brett Eldridge, Gretchen Wilson, Alison Krauss, Suzy Bogguss, and David Lee Murphy.

So since I now call Missouri my home, I started to think about the celebrities that are from Missouri.  I was surprised by a few of them.  How many of them did you know were from your state? I have them in alphabetical order by first name.  At the end of the gallery, read a bit about each one.

Celebrities From The Show Me State - Missouri

Missouri born celebrities in the world of music and entertainment

1. Chely Wright - From Kansas City.  She is an LGBTQ activist and country singer known for the #1 hit Single White Female

2. Chris Janson - Born in Perryville MO.  Country singer/songwriter.  Thank you for "Buy Me A Boat"

3. David Nail - Born In Kennett MO.  Country singer.  Known best for the songs "Whatever She's Got" and "Kiss You Tonight"

4. Don Cheadle - From Kansas City, MO.   Actor and Golden Globe winner.  Loved him in Oceans 11-13, The Marvel Universe and House of Lies.

5.  Ellie Kemper - Kansas City, MO.   Actress best know for her roles on The Office and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

6.  Eminem (AKA Marshall Mathers)  - St Joseph MO.  Rapper/producer and actor.  Estimated 220 Million records sold worldwide.  Won Academy Award for Lose Yourself from 8 Mile.

7.  John Goodman- Affton MO  -   Actor best known as Dan Conner on Rosanne and The Conners.  12 times host of SNL and played Babe Ruth in The Babe.

8.  Jon Hamm - St Louis MO - Actor best known for the role of Don Draper in Mad Men

9.  Kathleen Turner - Springfield MO - Actress and 2-time Golden Globe winner. Also Tony Award nominated for Maggie in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, and Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.  Loved her in Romancing the Stone and Body Heat.

10. Kevin Kline - St Louis MO.   3-Time Tony and Academy Award actor.  A Fish Called Wanda, The Big Chill, Silverado, and the animated series Bob's Burgers

11. Kevin Nealon - St Louis MO.   Actor/Comedian best known on SNL.  Weekend Update anchor, and Mr. Subliminal.

12. Sara Evans - Boonville MO.   Country Singer.  Thank you for Born To Fly, Suds In The Bucket, Real Fine Place, and Stronger.

13. Sheryl Crow - Kennett MO -  Pop/Country singer/songwriter and actress.  9 Grammys are on her mantle.  Toured with Michael Jackson. Graduated from University of Missouri.

14. Tyler Farr - Garden City MO - Country singer best known for songs "Redneck Crazy", 'A Guy Walks Into A Bar" and "Better In Boots"