1. Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson was born and raised in Englewood, Chicago.
2. R. Kelly
Kelly was born in Hyde Park but raised in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago.
Common grew up in the Calumet Heights neighborhood in Chicago
4. Lupe Fiasco
Lupe Fiasco was born in Chicago. When he entered the sixth grade he went to live with his father in Harvey, Illinois.
5. Shonda Rhimes
Rhimes was born in Chicago and grew up in Park Forest.
6. Bernie Mac
Mac was born in Chicago and raised on the South Side.
7. Minnie Riperton
Minnie Riperton was born and raised in Chicago
8. Curtis Mayfield
Born in Chicago, Mayfield and his family moved around before settling in the housing projects of Cabrini Green.
9. Don Cornelius
Don Cornelius was born on the South Side of Chicago and raised in the Bronzeville neighborhood.
10. Chaka Khan
Born in Chicago, Chaka Khan was raised in Hyde Park.
Twista grew up in on the West Side of Chicago in the Lawndale neighborhood.
12. Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones grew up on the South Side of Chicago.
13. Terrence Howard
Howard was born in Chicago but raised in Clevland, Ohio.
14. Sherri Shepherd
Our very own Sherri Shepherd was born in Chicago!
15. Mr. T
Mr. T was born and raised in the Robert Taylor Homes. Known to be one of the poorest housing projects in Chicago.
16. Drummer Tony Williams
Williams was born in Chicago.
17. Craig Robinson
Born in Chicago, Robinson was raised on the South Side.