Celebrities from 15 American States
Hollywood automatically appears in our heads when we talk about celebrities. Many of the current celebs didn’t start out that way. Each has a different story and some were not prominent. These famous and successful people are definitely a great source of pride for their hometown or even an entire state.
- Jason Momoa (Hawaii)
The actor’s appearance says a lot about his background. The future Aquaman was born in the most picturesque region of America. Jason spent part of his life in Nanakuli, Honolulu, but then moved to Iowa. The reason was his parents broke up.
- Miley Cyrus (Tennessee)
This beauty has spent a part of her life in a small region called Tennessee which is also home to Justin Timberlake. She is the main pride of her town Franklin and invests a lot of money for the prosperity of this cozy place. Miley really loves her state, which is why she even bought a cool mansion for almost $6 million there.
- Taylor Swift (Pennsylvania)
She didn’t come from the South! Amazing! Taylor Swift was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. She spent the first 14 years of her life there and made the decision to move to Tennessee.
- Demi Lovato (New Mexico)
She is one of the biggest stars in the world of show business, and she definitely eclipses Neil Patrick Harris when we talk about VIP personalities hailing from New Mexico. This state has given us many famous people and in particular Demi Moore.
- Ariana Grande (Florida)
With the name Ariana Grande-Butera, this babe’s career started in Florida. Her story began in little Boca Raton and Ariana often performed in the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theater. She also enjoyed being part of different orchestras in her hometown and state.
- David Letterman (Indiana)
Prior to moving to Los Angeles in 1975, David Letterman lived in Indiana, Indianapolis. He was born to a family of a florist and a church secretary. To fulfill his dreams and become a world-renowned talk show host, David moved to sunny Los Angeles. What happened next you know very well.
- Meghan Markle (California)
California produces many inventors, actresses, singers, and other celebrities. But have any of them managed to become duchesses? Although Meghan Markle hasn’t been part of the royal family that long, she’s had an amazing journey, and she’s on our list for a reason.
- Mark Wahlberg (Massachusetts)
If we’re talking about the person who best associates Boston, it would be Mark Wahlberg. We think he might even become the official symbol not only of the city but of the entire state. He was born in Dorchester to a large family and was the youngest of the kids.
- Beyoncé (Texas)
The state is big enough, but you can hardly find anyone bigger than the amazing Beyoncé. Born in Houston, she attended a local high school and especially loved the dance lessons that helped her find and develop her world-famous talent.
- Reese Witherspoon (Louisiana)
This beauty was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Reese Witherspoon always speaks warmly of her city and says that her upbringing instilled in her a sense of responsibility and love for her family.
- Oprah Winfrey (Mississippi)
This lady could be the symbol of an entire country, not to mention her home state of Mississippi. The most famous anchorwoman in the world was born in a small town in this beautiful state. Her family wasn’t wealthy, so Oprah dreamed of waking up famous and successful one day. As you can see, she succeeded!
- Jay-Z (New York City)
Many famous singers and actors have had a fast and rapid rise. That’s why rags-to-riches stories like the one Jay-Z had are very exciting. The rapper and businessman grew up in the Bed-Stuy housing project in the slums of Brooklyn. His childhood and teenage years were filled with selling drugs and crime. Luckily, he managed to break out of that and become a huge success.
- Kristen Bell (Michigan)
Kristen has become one of the outstanding actresses of Michigan. Her family lived in Huntington Woods, a suburb of Detroit. Although her parents divorced, Kristen Bell stayed in her home state for a long time after high school.
- Emma Stone (Arizona)
This famous redheaded actress boldly calls Arizona her home. She lived in Scottsdale for a long time. The girl showed great talent and not to miss a lucky chance, she and her mother moved to Los Angeles and began attending professional acting classes.
- Chrissy Teigen (Utah)
Looking at the photos of this stunning model makes us think of Utah. If you have experienced the same, you were absolutely right. Chrissy Teigen spent many years in her hometown until she was found while working at a surf store.