James Earl Jones recently won the 'Tony Lifetime Achievement Award', but he is not the only superstar from Michigan.

James Earl Jones graduated from the University of Michigan in 1955, and certainly has made our great state proud! Yet, he is not the only greatness that has come out of the mitten state! IMDb.com list the great that has come out of Michigan!

Top 15 Famous People From Michigan

  • Madonna from Detroit
  • Kate Upton from St. Joseph
  • Lily Tomlin from Detroit
  • Steven Seagel from Lansing
  • Ernie Hudson ('Ghostbusters', currently 'Grace and Fankie') from Benton Harbor
  • Dean Cain from Mt Clemens
  • Dax Shepard ('Parenthood') from Milford
  • Kristen Bell ('Frozen') from Huntington Woods
  • Tom Selleck -  from Detroit
  • Selma Blair ('Cruel Intentions') from Southfield
  • Francis Ford Coppola from Detroit
  • Elizabeth Berkley (Saved By The Bell)  from Farmington
  • Robert Wagner from Detroit
  • Lee Majors from Detroit
  • David Spade from Birmingham

There are many more including Benj Pasek and Justin Paul who just won a Tony Award! Mlive.com reported...

"Pasek and Paul, who recently won Oscars for the song "City of Stars" from the movie "La La Land," earned Tonys for best score for writing the songs for "Dear Evan Hansen." The musical was the winner of six Tonys on the evening, including best musical."

Cheers to our great state and the great talent that is brewed here!