10+ the most famous celebrities from each one of the states

You may think that to become a celebrity you need to be born in Los Angeles or New York. To prove you wrong, we gathered fifty stars that were born in other places, some of them even in small tiny towns, and with a very tough childhood. They all overcame it and they are now huge members of the star system. It doesn't matter where you were born, if you work hard and follow your dreams you can always make it. Take a look at the most famous celebrities from each one of the states and start climbing your way to the top!


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ALABAMA

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Alabama's most famous celebrity is Channing Tatum. He is not the only one, though. The state motto is "We defend our rights" and Channing certainly does it, since he is an expert in Martial Arts.

ALASKA

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Alaska's most famous personality (after the Palins) is Jewel. The singer wasn't born in Alaska, she was born in Utah, but she lived most of her life with her father in Homer, Alaska.

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ARIZONA

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The most famous person in Arizona is also one of the most famous actresses of the world. Emma Stone grew up in Scottsdale and she even participated in community theatre there, before moving to Hollywood.

ARKANSAS

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Billy Bob Thornton was born in Arkansas, where he spent most of his life living in a cabin in the woods with his grandmother and his entire family. He often declares that he comes from a very humble home.

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CALIFORNIA

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There are a lot of celebrities born in California, especially considering those whose parents are also famous. We chose Jennifer Aniston, who was born in Los Angeles, to represent them.

COLORADO

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Tim Allen was born in Denver and lived part of his childhood there, until his father died in a car accident and her mother remarried, moving to Michigan.

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CONNECTICUT

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Glenn Close was born in 1947 in Greenwich, Connecticut. The actress is the daughter of a famous doctor and a socialité and spent her childhood in this state before becoming famous.

DELAWARE

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Aubrey Plaza was born and raised in Wilmington, the state's largest city. She was very involved with community theatre, and she participated in many productions there until she made the big leap.

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FLORIDA

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There are many celebrities born in Florida, and some even more famous than him, but we think that Pitbull is the one who represents everything Florida (And especially Miami) is.

GEORGIA

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Julia Fiona Roberts was born in Smyrna, a city located near Atlanta, Georgia. Her two parents ran a workshop for writers and actors in her hometown before she was born in 1967.

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HAWAII

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Barack Obama was born also in Hawaii, but if we are talking about celebrities, Bruno Mars is now the biggest hawaiian star. He started his career there as an Elvis impersonator.

IDAHO

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Aaron Paul, the star of Breaking Bad, was born in Emmet, a city in Idaho. He attended Centennial High School in Boise, and is kinda a star in his hometown (and in the rest of America, of course)

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ILLINOIS

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Harrison Ford was born in Chicago, Illinois. His father was an advertising executive and his mother a radio theatre actress. Luckily he followed his mother's steps and became an actor too.

INDIANA

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Michael Jackson, the "King of Pop" and his also famous siblings Rebbie, LaToya, Janet, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Randie were all born in Gary, Indiana and there's where they created The Jackson Five.

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IOWA

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Ashton Kutcher had a difficult childhood in Cedar Rapids, his hometown. His brother was ill and the family didn't have much money, so he began to work really young. But he overcame and became a star.

KANSAS

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The awesome actress Annette Bening was born in Topeka, Kansas. When she was only a child she began to take acting and dancing lessons, that made her become who she is now.

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KENTUCKY

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Jennifer Lawrence was born in Louisville, Kentucky. When she was only 14 she made a trip to New York and met a few agents that changed her life and made her graduate from school two years earlier.

LOUISIANA

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Reese Witherspoon was born in New Orleans in 1976. And there's where she began her career, acting in a local flower shop commercial when she was only seven years old.

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MAINE

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Anna Kendrick was born and grew up in Portland, Maine. She left to Broadway when she was twelve (and was a Tony-nominée) but came back to Portland to finish high school.

MARYLAND

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Julie Bowen was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1970, daughter of John Alexander Luetkemeyer Jr. y Suzanne Frey. She then left to study in Brown University.

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MASSACHUSETTS

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Mark Wahlberg was born in Boston Massachusetts. Apart from being an actor, he is also one of the owners, along with his brothers, of the Wahlbergs restaurant chain, that started also in Massachusetts.

MICHIGAN

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At least two music living legends were born in Michigan: Madonna and Diana Ross. Madonna was born in Bay City, where she lived till she was nineteen years old.

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MINNESOTA

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Winona Ryder (or Horowitz, her real last name) was born in Olmsted County, Minnesota, and actually she got her name after a city that's near her hometown: Winona, Minnesota.

MISSISSIPPI

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Oprah Winfrey was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi in 1954. She had a tough childhood, full of poverty and abuses. But she overcame and became one of the most powerful women in the world.

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MISSOURI

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Jon Hamm was born in 1971 in San Luis, Missouri. He started acting there and he even graduated from the University of Missouri, where he got his first roles.

MONTANA

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Michelle Williams was born in Kalispell, Montana in 1980. Her father was a politician. She and her family moved to San Diego when she was just nine years old.

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NEBRASKA

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Hilary Swank is one of the best actresses out there, and she was born in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1974. She competed for her state in the Junior Olympics, being one of the best athletes of her generation.

NEVADA

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Matthew Gray Gubler was born in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1980. He studied acting in Las Vegas Academy of International Studies because it was the closest to what he really wanted: Directing movies.

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NEW HAMPSHIRE

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Sarah Kate Silverman was born in Bedford, New Hampshire in 1970. She also went to school there, and she always talks about how it was to grow up in the state.

NEW JERSEY

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Mary Louise Streep (or Meryl, how we know her) was born and raised in New Jersey. She was born in Summit and grew up in Bernardsville, before going to New York to study.

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NEW MEXICO

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Neil Patrick Harris was born in Albuquerque and raised in Ruidoso, both places located in New Mexico. He went to school in Ruidoso and graduated with honors from La Cueva High School.

NEW YORK

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A lot of people was born in New York, and a lot of celebrities were born in New York. But we think that Robert De Niro represents everything New York is.

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NORTH CAROLINA

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Julianne Moore's dad was in the army and that made them move a lot (she said she lived in over a dozen different places), but she was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina in 1960.

NORTH DAKOTA

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You probably think that there's nothing in North Dakota and you are mostly right, but one celebrity was born there: Josh Duhamel is from Minot.

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OHIO

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Over the years and because of her roles, Sarah Jessica Parker has become a symbol of New York City. But the actress was actually born in Nelsonville, Ohio in 1965.

OKLAHOMA

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Brad Pitt was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma in 1963. He then moved to Missouri and was raised there, but that doesn't mean he is not from the sooner state.

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OREGON

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The star of Modern Family, Ty Burrell was born in Grants Pass, Oregon in 1967. He studied and played football at Hidden Valley High School and graduated in Performing Arts from Southern Oregon University.

PENNSYLVANIA

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Taylor Swift was born in Reading, Pennsylvania and grew up on a Christmas Tree farm outside the city. She is now one of the greatest songwriters and performers out there.

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RHODE ISLAND

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Viola Davis wasn't born in Rhode Island but her family moved to Central Falls when she was only three months old and started loving acting while attending Central Falls High School.

SOUTH CAROLINA

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Aziz Ansari was born in Columbia, South Carolina in 1983. He is the son of a muslim couple. He moved to New York when he graduated to begin his career as a Stand Up comedian.

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SOUTH DAKOTA

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January Jones, the star of Mad Men, was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 1978. When she was little the family moved to Mount Rushmore and then back to Sioux Falls.

TENNESSEE

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There are a lot of celebrities that were born in Tennessee, but Miley Cyrus' accent and music really prove that she is a true tennessean. She grew up in a farm in Franklin.

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TEXAS

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Beyoncé Knowles and her sister Solange were born and raised in Houston Texas. Beyoncé cares about her hometown so much that she did a lot of work after Hurricane Harvey affected it.

UTAH

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Chrissy Teigen was born in Delta, Utah. Since her father was an electrician they moved a lot, and before settling in California, where she was discovered, they lived in Hawaii, Idaho and Seattle.

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VERMONT

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Zosia Mamet is the daughter of David Mamet, a famous screenwriter, playwright and film director and she is a famous actress herself. She was born in Randolph, Vermont.

VIRGINIA

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Sandra Bullock's parents worked as opera performers and directors in different countries. So Sandra Bullock lived several years in Europe. Most of the time in Germany, but she was actually born in Arlington County, Virginia.

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WASHINGTON

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Before fighting zombies in The Walking Dead, Jeffrey Dean Morgan was born and raised in Seattle, where he studied in the Ben Franklin Elementary School. He is still a fan of the Seahawks.

WEST VIRGINIA

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Brad Paisley was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, and raised in Glen Dale, where his grandfather gave him his first guitar when he was eight and taught him how to play it.

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WISCONSIN

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Mark Ruffalo was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1967. He grew up there and then he and his family moved to Virginia Beach, in Virginia when he was in high school.

WYOMING

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James Norman Beaver Jr. is most known for his role as Bobby Singer in Supernatural. He is also a playwright and film historian and he was born in Laramie, Wyoming.

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