Wisconsinite Biographies--Grade 4: Home

This guide is devoted to assisting 4th grade students in finding and researching Wisconsinites for a 4th grade biography unit.



Male Wisconsinites:

Mark Ruffalo--Actor---Kenosha

William DaFoe---Actor---Appleton

Tony Shalhoub---Actor---Green Bay

Chris Farley---Actor/Comedian---Madison

Gene Wilder---Actor---Milwaukee

Bob Uecker---Baseball Announcer---Milwaukee

Frank Caliendo---Comedic Commentator---Waukesha

Richard Riehle---Actor---Menomonee Falls

Liberace---Pianist/Performer---West Allis

Kurtwood Smith---Actor---New Lisbon

Peter Weller---Actor---Stevens Point

Tom Wopat---Actor---Lodi

Spencer Tracy---Actor---Milwaukee

Fred MacMurray---Actor---Madison/Beaver Dam

Ford Sterling---Actor---La Crosse

Chris Noth---Actor---Madison

Zack Snyder---Movie Director---Green Bay

Tom Welling---Actor---Janesville

Les Paul---Guitar inventor/Musician---Waukesha

Steve Miller---Singer/Musician---Milwaukee

John Fiedler---Voice of Piglet/Actor---Platteville/Shorewood

John Matuszak---Actor/Football player---OakCreek

Dustin Diamond---Actor---Port Washington

Jacob Latimore---R&B Singer---Milwaukee

Colin Kaepernick---Football Player---Milwaukee

JJ Watt---Football Player---Pewaukee


Frank Lloyd Wright---Architect---Richland Center

Norbert Blei---Writer---Ellison Bay

Al, Gus, Otto, Alf T., Charles, John, Henry Ringling---Circus Pioneers---Baraboo

Ole Evinrude---Outboard Motor Inventor---Cambridge/Madison

Major Richard Bong---World War II Fighter Pilot---Poplar

Earl Louis (Curly) Lambeau--Football Coach/Player---Green Bay

Casper Jaggi---Master Cheese Maker---New Glarus

Bill Harley/Arthur Davidson---Motorcycle pioneers---Milwaukee

Lucius Fairchild---Civil War Hero---Madison

Gaylord Nelson---Governor/Senator/Conservationist---Clear Lake/Madison

Bob La Follette---Congressman/Governor/Senator---Primrose/Madison

Female Wisconsinites:

Heather Graham---Actress---Milwaukee

Kathy Kinney---Actress---Stevens Point

Jessica Szohr---Actress---Menomanee Falls

Charlotte Rae---Actress---Shorewood

Laura Kaeppleler---Miss America 2012---Kenosha

Terry Anne Meeuwsen---Miss America 1973/Author/Host---De Pere

Greta Van Sustran---Anchorwoman---Appleton

Jane Kaczmarek---Actress---Milwaukee

Kristin Bauer van Straten---Actress---Racine

Laura Ingalls Wilder---Author---Pepin County

Danica Patrick---Race Car Driver---Beloit

Mountain Wolf Woman---Native American---Ho Chunk Nation

Dr. Kate Pelham---Northwoods Doctor---Eagle River

Caroline Quarlls---Slave/Underground Railroad Worker---Milton/Milwaukee

Belle LaFollette--Politics---Summit 

Cordelia Harvey---Civil War Angel---Kenosha

Mai Ya---Hmong Refugee---Madison

Lizzie Kander--Cookbook author---Milwaukee

Georgia O'Keeffe---Artist---Sun Prairie

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