New Orleans: An Abbreviated List of Famous New Orleanians

GOOD's Guide to NOLA Basics originally appeared in GOOD Magazine's New Orleans Issue. Read more from the magazine here.

Louis Armstrong jazz musician

Carl Weathers actor

Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails

Truman Capote author

Fats Domino R&B/rock musician

Anne Rice author

Ellen DeGeneres TV host/actress

Lil Wayne rapper

Wynton Marsalis jazz musician

Richard Simmons fitness celebrity

Photos left to right: Library of Congress, RJ Shaughnessy, Library of Congress Tulane Public Relations