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1. Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson was born and raised in Englewood, Chicago.

2. R. Kelly

R. Kelly

Kelly was born in Hyde Park but raised in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago.

3. Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco was born in Chicago. When he entered the sixth grade he went to live with his father in Harvey, Illinois.

4. Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes

Rhimes was born in Chicago and grew up in Park Forest.

5. Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan

Born in Chicago, Chaka Khan was raised in Hyde Park.

6. Twista


Twista grew up in on the West Side of Chicago in the Lawndale neighborhood.

7. Terrence Howard

Terrence Howard

Howard was born in Chicago but raised in Clevland, Ohio.

8. Sherri Shepherd

Sherri Shepherd

Our very own Sherri Shepherd was born in Chicago!

9. Mr. T

Mr. T

Mr. T was born and raised in the Robert Taylor Homes. Known to be one of the poorest housing projects in Chicago.

10. Craig Robinson

Craig Robinson

Born in Chicago, Robinson was raised on the South Side.