Regardless of where you go, ever noticed that it’s almost assured you’ll run into someone from Madison WI? If not that, then S/he may have a direct connection to the state. This Badger State has produced sons and daughters that have really made an impact in the world. You’ll find some of the most acclaimed celebrities, A-list actors as well as D-list celebrities. Some maybe you knew, others will shock you. Let’s look at some of the most Famous People from Madison Wi:
Mark Ruffalo – Kenosha
Ruffalo may not seem like it, but he is a by-product of Wisconsin. He actually referred to his place of birth, Kenosha, Wisconsin, a special place dear to his heart from where he gets comfort. Ruffalo is the most recent actor to play the role of Bruce Banner/ Hulk in the Marvel franchise. Everybody ‘loves’ the hulk, but you wouldn’t like it if he got angry. Ruffalo will be sticking with the character for a while longer. He actually received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor in the movie ‘The Kids are Alright.’ So if and when you run into in the streets of Wisconsin, remember not to make him angry.
Gene Wilder – Milwaukee
The majority of us know him as the original Willy Wonka, who brought so much joy in the life of kids and also played the role of a hilarious young Dr. Frankenstein. He was born in 1933 in Milwaukee. His real name is Jerome Silberman; he chose Gene Wilder as his professional name. He started acting when his mother fell sick, and the doctor encouraged him to make her laugh.
Chris Farley – Madison
This is by far the funniest person that Saturday Night Live has produced. Some of the acclaimed actors like Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, and David Spade, who had an opportunity of working with him, admitted he beat them. He was a big Wisconsin fan. Apparently, Farley passed away from a drug overdose in December of 1997. Such a shame that his life slash career was cut short so early.
Tom Welling – Janesville
This is yet another person with a connection to Wisconsin. He is best known for his role in Smallville playing a young Clark as he grows to his destiny to become Superman. Though he moved around a lot, he stayed for some time in Janesville, Wisconsin. But nobody can deny his part in playing the Superman origin story.