Brad Pitt – Oklahoma
Brad Pitt was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma. The son of a trucking company manager, he was raised in Missouri as the oldest of three children. Brad enrolled at the University of Missouri and went on to study journalism and advertising. It was only after he discovered his love of acting that he dropped out of college and moved to Hollywood.
Shawnee may be a little city, but at the turn of the 20th century, it was the center of cotton, peach, and potato crops. Who would have thought the actor is famous for his various film roles hails from such a modest and straightforward city.
Elijah Wood - Iowa
Most people know Elijah Wood through his iconic role as Frodo in the legendary Lord of the Rings film series that's based on the popular J.R.R Tolkien novels. His acting career first began in elementary school when he appeared in a school play of The Sound of Music and starred as the title character in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He also participated as the choir boy in a Marion Creative Council production of See How They Run.
Elijah was born on January 28, 1981, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His parents, Debbie and Warren Wood, operated a delicatessen. He was raised Catholic and had an older brother named Zachariah, as well as a younger sister, Hannah. In 1989, his parents sold their deli, and the family moved to Los Angeles for Elijah to pursue an acting career.
Jennifer Garner - Texas
Jennifer Garner may have been born in the big city of Houston, Texas, but when she was still a toddler, her family decided to relocate to Charleston, West Virginia, which is where she grew up. Jennifer oozes charm and which is obviously what she must have picked up while living in the city with small-town charm. Jennifer attended Denison University in Granville, Ohio, where she became interested in drama and went on to graduate with a degree in theater.
It was after her college years that Garner decided to move to New York, and she began relentlessly auditioning for stage roles, getting her first part only a few weeks after arriving back in 1995 as an understudy in the Broadway production of A Month in the Country.
Gabrielle Union - Nebraska
Gabrielle is a big fan of the Cornhusker football team, which makes perfect sense seeing as she was born and brought up in Omaha, Nebraska. Gabrielle is the daughter of a social worker and a military sergeant. Gabrielle Union had actually planned on attending law school but began acting instead after the modeling agency she interned with as a college student asked to represent her.
As a Midwestern gal, Gabrielle's early childhood years were spent as part of a large family that had been in the Omaha area for many generations. She began her career in the 1990s, starring in T.V. sitcoms, before landing supporting roles in teenage comedic films, like 10 Things I Hate About You and She's All That. Her career took off after her role as the sassy cheerleading captain in the surprise hit movie Bring It On.
Taylor Swift - Pennsylvania
We all know that you can take the girl out of Pennsylvania, but you can't take Pennsylvania out of the girl. Many would think that Taylor is a purely Southern girl, but she was actually born in West Reading, Pennsylvania, and grew up on a Christmas-tree farm. Eventually, Swift and her family relocated to Nashville when she was just 14 years old.
Seeing as Nashville has long been a country music mecca, it was probably this move that enabled Taylor to pursue a country music career. Taylor Swift has one of the most popular stories of a successful Country singer transitioning to a mainstream pop star. The singer has a YouTube channel of over 35 million subscribers and her most popular songs.