ST. LOUIS – Ever wondered which celebrities are from the St. Louis metro area? While not everyone may have the chance to meet these famous individuals, here’s a list of celebrities with ties to the state. 

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  • Jenna Fischer 
    • Jenna Fischer, famous for her role as Pam Beesly on “The Office,” occasionally visits St. Louis to spend time with friends, family, and support local sports. 
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  • Phyllis Smith 
    • Another alum from “The Office,” Phyllis Smith, known for her role as Phyllis Vance and as the voice of Sadness in Inside Out, was born in Lemay, Missouri. 
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 12: Phyllis Smith speaks onstage during the Office Reunion panel at 2019 Los Angeles Comic-Con at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 12, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/FilmMagic)
  • Ellie Kemper 
    • Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Ellie Kemper is an actress, comedian, and writer. She’s also known for her role as Erin Hannon on “The Office” and has starred in movies like Bridesmaids and 21 Jump Street. 
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – FEBRUARY 25: CEO of Sweetie Pies Robbie Montgomery attends the Essence 9th Annual Black Women In Hollywood at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 25, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/FilmMagic)
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee 
    • Born in East St. Louis, Jackie Joyner-Kersee is a legendary American track and field athlete who has since retired. She is known for her exceptional achievements in both the heptathlon and long jump, making her one of the greatest athletes of all time. Joyner-Kersee participated in these two events at four different Olympic Games and secured three gold, one silver, and two bronze medals. 
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 17: Former Olympic Athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee attends The Paley Honors: Celebrating Women in Television at Cipriani Wall Street on May 17, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/FilmMagic)
  • Nelly 
    • Nelly began in the early 2000s when he released his debut album, “Country Grammar,” in 2000. The album was an instant success. Nelly is known for his philanthropic efforts and community involvement, particularly in his hometown of St. Louis. He has used his fame to support various charitable causes and has been a positive influence on many aspiring artists. 
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 06: Nelly during the Lovers & Friends music festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on May 06, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kaitlyn Morris/FilmMagic)
  • Akon 
    • Akon, born Aliaune Thiam on April 16, 1973, in St. Louis, Missouri, is artist, producer, and entrepreneur. In addition to his musical career, Akon has ventured into acting and has made appearances in films and television shows, further expanding his creative portfolio. 
SEVILLE, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 03: Akon performs on stage during the MTV EMAs 2019 at FIBES Conference and Exhibition Centre on November 03, 2019 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
  • Eminem 
    • Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III on October 17, 1972, in St. Joseph, Missouri, he is a rap artist. Beyond his solo career he has collaborated with a diverse range of artists, from Dr. Dre and Rihanna to Elton John and Beyoncé.  
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 05: Inductee Eminem performs on stage during the 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Microsoft Theater on November 05, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)