Many famous actors, musicians, athletes, and politicians are from Lafayette, Louisiana.
- Angela Kinsey
Angela Kinsey was born in Lafayette, LA in 1971. She is known for her role playing Angela Martin on the hit TV show “The Office.” She also had a role in “Your Famous or Mine” and “Haters Back Off.”
- Danneel Ackles (Danneel Harris)
Danneel Ackles was born in Lafayette, LA in 1979. She had a reoccurring role on “One Tree Hill” for two seasons as Rachel Gatina. She also has had roles in the daytime soap “One Life to Live” and “Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay.”
- Richard Keith
Richard Keith was born in Lafayette, LA in 1950. He famously played Little Ricky on the popular sitcom “I Love Lucy.” He also had roles in “The Andy Griffith Show” (1960), “Route 66” (1960), “Shirley Temple’s Storybook” (1958), and “Hazel” (1961). His original Cajun last name “Thibodeaux” was changed by his producer to “Keith” because he believed it was too difficult to pronounce. Richard Keith graduated from Lafayette High School.
- Nnamdi Asomugha
Nnamdi Asomugha was born in Lafayette, LA in 1981. The Oakland Raiders drafted Asomugha in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He also played for the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers during his career. He was voted All-Pro four times during his 11-year NFL career.
- Paul Bako
Paul Bako was born in Lafayette, LA in 1972. He is a former MLB player. During his 12-year MLB career as a catcher, he played for 11 different teams. Bako went to Lafayette High School and attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana.
- Daniel Cormier
Daniel Cormier was born in Lafayette, LA in 1979. He is a mixed martial artist and former Olympic wrestler. Cormier is the current reigning champion of the heavyweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He attended Northside High School where he won three Louisiana State Championships in wrestling.
- Ron Guidry
Ron Guidry was born in Lafayette, LA in 1950. He is a former MLB pitcher. Guidry played his entire 14-year career with the New York Yankees where he was given the nicknames “Louisiana Lightning” and “Gator.” Guidry won the Cy Young Award in 1978 and won five Golden Glove Awards. He attended Northside High School, and he went to college at the University of Southwestern Louisiana.
- Cupid (Bryson Bernard)
Bryson Bernard, known by his stage name Cupid, was born in Lafayette, LA in 1982. He has released four albums and is best known for his hit single “Cupid Shuffle.” He attended Northside High School and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
- Lauren Daigle
Lauren Daigle was born in Lafayette, LA in 1991. She is a contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter. Her third studio album, “Look Up Child,” and the album’s lead single, “You Say,” each earned Grammy Awards. She attended Louisiana State University.
- Hunter Hayes
Hunter Hayes was born in Lafayette, LA in 1991. He is a popular country music singer and songwriter. Hayes has had enormous commercial success and has been nominated for five Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist.
- Jimmy Hayes
Jimmy Hayes was born in Lafayette, LA in 1946. He is a Republican politician and was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana’s 7th congressional district from 1987 to 1997. Hayes attended Southwestern Louisiana University and was a sergeant in the Louisiana Air National Guard.
- Jerry Luke LeBlanc
Jerry Luke LeBlanc was born in Lafayette, LA in 1956. He was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1989 to 2004. He is currently Vice President of his alma mater, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
- Beth Rickey
Beth Rickey was born in Lafayette, LA in 1956. She was a Republican political activist who exposed the neo-Nazi connections of David Duke. Rickey attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she studied government.
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