Noted for her striking beauty, thick, chestnut-colored hair, and whiskey voice, Alley studied drama in her native Kansas, she then moved to Los Angeles and became an interior decorator. Is there a correlation between famous celebrities coming from Kansas? We’re not exactly sure what it is about midwestern States, but Kirstie Allie is yet another renowned actress that comes from such an unassuming place.
After dropping out of Kansas State University after her sophomore year, she moved to Hollywood, and almost as soon as she probably surprised herself with her own success! She was consistently funny and undeniably talented, so more quickly enough, her big break came when she starred in the famous sitcom ‘Cheers,’ and then moved onto film, and sadly since died at the age 71, in 2022.
Olivia Wilde - New York
Olivia Wilde's sleek hair, sultry figure, and haunting blue eyes may have typecasted her in specific roles, but she has proved herself to be so much more. Olivia Wilde may have been born in New York, but she lived in Washington D.C. during her formative years, where she attended private school and went on to attend boarding school at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.
Wilde is incredibly famous, well-known around the world as a beautiful and talented actress, but she isn't the most famous person from her school – that honor belongs to former president George W. Bush. Olivia also comes from a prominent family, with her parents coming from the U.K. Wilde holds dual citizenship with Ireland and the United States.
Matthew Perry - Massachusetts
The late Matthew Perry was born in Boston, Massachusetts, after his parents divorced, he moved with his mother as a young boy Perry to Ottawa, Canada. Growing up, Matthew was an extremely talented tennis player, and it was also during his adolescent years that he became interested in acting. When he turned 15, he relocated to Los Angeles to accompany his father in the hopes of becoming either a tennis pro or an actor.
However, in 1984, Matthew suffered a massive loss during a major tennis event and determined that he would have more luck as an actor. Shortly after the fateful sporting match, he first appeared on an episode of the sitcom 'Charles in Charge.' As Matthew was still a teenager in high school when he started appearing on screen, it soon became apparent that his education would take a backseat to his acting career.
Kathy Griffin - Illinois
Kathy Griffin has been a comedienne for a long time, but she's come a long way since her upbringing in Oak Park, Illinois. Being raised in the Chicago area, it was from the age of five that Griffin reportedly knew she wanted to become an actress and frequently improvised elaborate stage and comedy acts for her family.
It only seems natural that the fierce Redhead comes from the windy city of Chicago. She lived there until she was 17, where Griffin attended High School, and after graduating, she studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute in Southern California.
Cindy Crawford - Illinois
Cindy is considered as one of the world's most beautiful women, and she has appeared just about everywhere that allows advertisements. Cindy was born in the small urban town of DeKalb in Illinois, back in 1966, and stayed there for twenty years. Cindy was first discovered as a teenager when a local news photographer took a picture of her while she was detasselling corn, of all things!
She soon left her country job to become a model for the summer and continued modeling for the next two summers and then decided to go to college. She earned an academic scholarship and chose to study chemical engineering at Northwestern University, but eventually, she cleverly agreed that she'd make more money as a model.