Albe was born in Pomona, California, in 1981 while her father was in the Air Force. When she was still just a baby, the family moved to Biloxi, Mississippi, but nine years later, they eventually moved back to California. It was in California that she was exposed to acting and began embarking on her career as an actress.
Growing up in Mississippi and then California sure makes for an unusual upbringing. In Mississippi, she probably spent the long summer days outside, doing things like picking berries and climbing trees while in California, Jessica was exposed to a lot more opportunities than Mississippi could offer.
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.
John Cusack - Illinois
Born in 1966 in Evanston, Illinois, to an Irish Catholic family, John Cusack spent a year at New York University before dropping out, stating that he had "too much fire in his belly." He did indeed move onto bigger and better things after making his film debut in 1983's 'Class,' and had a brief but memorable appearance as one of the nerds in 'Sixteen Candles.'
This adorable actor from Illinois became something of a lust object for girls everywhere, but what really put him on the map was his breakout role in 'The Sure Thing' and 'Say Anything.' The rest of the 1980s, he spent carving out a niche for himself as both a solid performer and the lovable protagonist.
Dolly Parton - Tennessee
As one of the most beloved country music artists of the last century, Dolly Parton has risen from relative poverty, only to succeed as an incredibly prolific business and entertainment mogul. There are still some things people don't know about Dolly, but it's her humble beginnings that is the most surprising, as she has reportedly described her family as "dirt poor."
The singer was initially born in a hard-working Southern family in Sevierville, Tennessee. Dolly is one of 12 children, and coming from a low-income family, they all lived in a tiny one-room cabin. When Dolly graduated from Sevier County High School in 1964, she didn't waste a single day and drove off to Nashville, Tennessee, the following night.