North DakotansFor a more comprehensive list, see List of people from North Dakota.
- Sam Anderson, actor.
- Brian Bohrer, minister and author.
- James F. Buchli, former NASA astronaut.
- Quentin N. Burdick, former U.S. Senator, third longest-serving Senator among current members of this body.
- Warren Christopher, former U.S. Secretary of State, diplomat and lawyer.
- Shannon Curfman, American blues-rock guitarist and singer.
- Angie Dickinson, Golden Globe-winning television and film actress.
- Josh Duhamel, Emmy Award-winning actor and former male fashion model.
- Carl Ben Eielson, aviator, bush pilot and explorer.
- CariDee English, winner of Cycle 7 on America's Next Top Model. Host of Pretty Wicked.
- Louise Erdrich, Native American author of novels, poetry, and children's books.
- Darin Erstad, MLB all-star and World Series Champion.
- Travis Hafner, MLB Designated Hitter for the Cleveland Indians.
- Richard Hieb, former NASA astronaut.
- Virgil Hill, former WBA World Cruiserweight champion and Olympic boxer.
- Gordon Kahl, tax protestor best known for the Medina shootout in 1983.
- Chuck Klosterman, writer, journalist, critic, humorist, and essayist whose work often focuses on pop culture.
- Louis L'Amour, author of primarily Western fiction.
- Jonny Lang, Grammy-winning blues guitarist and singer.
- Peggy Lee, jazz and traditional pop singer and songwriter.
- Nicole Linkletter, winner of Cycle 5 on "America's Next Top Model".
- Kellan Lutz, actor who portrays Emmett Cullen in Twilight and New Moon. Former male fashion model.
- Roger Maris, right fielder in Major League Baseball and former single season home run record holder
- Phil Jackson, former basketball coach who won 11 NBA championships in his coaching career.
- Helen Marshall, poet and medievalist.
- Thomas McGrath, poet and political activist.
- Mancur Olson, economist.
- Alan Ritchson, participant in 3rd season of American Idol, singer, model and actor.
- Sakakawea, Shoshone woman of Lewis and Clark fame.
- Ed Schultz, host of The Ed Schultz Show.
- Eric Sevareid, CBS news journalist.
- Ann Sothern, Oscar nominated film and television actress.
- Richard St. Clair, Harvard-educated composer of modern classical music.
- Shadoe Stevens, host of American Top 40.
- Bobby Vee, pop music singer.
- Lawrence Welk, musician, accordion player, bandleader, and television impresario.
- Wiz Khalifa, hip hop artist.
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