53 Celebrities Who Have Southern Roots

These folks are finer than frog hair split four ways, y’all!

1. Jeff Daniels

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Born in: Athens, Georgia
Career Highlights: Dumb and Dumber, The Newsroom

2. Dakota Fanning

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Born in: Conyers, Georgia
Career Highlights: The Secret Life of Bees, Twilight

3. David Cross

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Born in: Atlanta, Georgia
Career Highlights: Arrested Development, Megamind

4. Cee Lo Green

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Born in: Atlanta, Georgia
Career Highlights: The Voice, Lady Killer , The Odd Couple

5. Ed Helms

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Born in: Atlanta, Georgia
Career Highlights: The Office, The Hangover

6. Ryan Seacrest

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Born in: Atlanta, Georgia
Career Highlights: E! News, American Idol

7. Kanye West

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Born in: Atlanta, Georgia
Career Highlights: Yeezus, Graduation

8. Hulk Hogan

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Born in: Augusta, Georgia
Career Highlights: Professional Wrestler, Hogan Knows Best

9. Danny McBride

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Born in: Statesboro, Georgia
Career Highlights: Eastbound & Down, Pineapple Express, This Is the End

10. Julia Roberts

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Born in: Smyrna, Georgia
Career Highlights: Pretty Woman, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Erin Brockovich, Runaway Bride,

11. Britney Spears

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Born in: McComb, Mississippi
Career Highlights: Blackout, In the Zone

12. Oprah Winfrey

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Born in: Kosciusko, Mississippi
Career Highlights: The Oprah Winfrey Show

13. Lance Bass

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Born in: Laurel, Mississippi
Career Highlights: ‘N Sync, No Strings Attached

14. Eva Mendez

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Born in: Miami, Florida
Career Highlights: Training Day, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Hitch

15. Ashley Greene

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Born in: Jacksonville, Florida
Career Highlights: Twilight

16. Ariana Grande

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Born in: Boca Raton, Florida
Career Highlights: Victorious, 7 Secrets with Victoria Justice

17. Chris Rock

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Born in: Andrews, South Carolina
Career Highlights: Nurse Betty, Down to Earth, Madagascar

18. Aziz Ansari

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Born in: Coumbia, South Carolina
Career Highlights: Parks & Rec, 30 Minutes or Less

19. Lil’ Wayne

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Born in: New Orleans, Lousiana
Career Highlights: The Carter III, Rebirth, Lights Out

20. Ellen DeGeneres

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Born in: Metairie, Lousiana
Career Highlights: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ellen, Finding Nemo

21. Reese Witherspoon

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Born in: New Orleans, Lousiana
Career Highlights: Walk the Line, Sweet Home Alabama, Election, Legally Blonde

22. Ian Somerhalder

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Born in: Covington, Lousiana
Career Highlights: The Vampire Diaries, Lost

23. Selena Gomez

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Born in: Grand Prairie, Texas
Career Highlights: Wizards of Waverly Place, Spring Breakers, Monte Carlo

24. Jennifer Garner

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Born in: Houston, Texas
Career Highlights: Alias, 13 Going on 30, The Odd Life of Timothy Green

25. Beyonce

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Born in: Houston, Texas
Career Highlights: Beyoncé, I Am…Sasha Fierce, Dangerously in Love, The Pink Panther

26. Leighton Meester

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Born in: Fort Worth, Texas
Career Highlights: Gossip Girl, The Roommate

27. Kelly Clarkson

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Born in: Fort Worth, Texas
Career Highlights: American Idol, Breakaway

28. Ciara

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Born in: Austin, Texas
Career Highlights: Goodies, Ciara

29. Matthew McConaughey

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Born in: Uvalde, Texas
Career Highlights: The Wedding Planner, How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days, Magic Mike

30. Jamie Foxx

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Born in: Terrell, Texas
Career Highlights: Django Unchained, Ray, Collateral

31. Steve Martin

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Born in: Waco, Texas
Career Highlights: Father of the Bride, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, ¡Three Amigos!

32. Eva Longoria

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Born in: Corpus Christi, Texas
Career Highlights: Desperate Housewives

33. Usher

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Born in: Dallas, Texas
Career Highlights: Looking 4 Myself, Confessions, My Way, She’s All That

34. Owen Wilson

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Born in: Dallas, Texas
Career Highlights: Zoolander, Wedding Crashers, Midnight in Paris

35. George Clooney

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Born in: Lexington, Kentucky
Career Highlights: Ocean’s Eleven, Three Kings, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Syriana

36. Johnny Depp

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Born in: Owensboro, Kentucky
Career Highlights: Pirates of the Caribbean, Edward Scissorhands, Blow, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

37. Josh Hutcherson

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Born in: Union, Kentucky
Career Highlights: The Hunger Games, The Kids Are Alright, Journey to the Center of the Earth

38. Jennifer Lawrence

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Born in: Louisville, Kentucky
Career Highlights: The Hunger Games, Silver Linings Playbook, Winter’s Bone, X-Men: First Class

39. Sandra Bullock

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Born in: Arlington, Virginia
Career Highlights: Speed, Miss Congeniality, The Proposal, Gravity

40. Pharrell Williams

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Born in: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Career Highlights: In My Mind, In Search Of, N.E.R.D.

41. Jason Sudeikis

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Born in: Fairfax, Virginia
Career Highlights: Saturday Night Live, Horrible Bosses, We’re the Millers

42. Patton Oswalt

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Born in: Portsmouth, Virginia
Career Highlights: King of Queens, Ratatouille, Young Adult

43. Rob Lowe

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Born in: Charlottesville, Virginia
Career Highlights: St. Elmo’s Fire, Wayne’s World, Tommy Boy, Parks & Rec

44. Zach Galifianakis

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Born in: Wilkesboro, North Carolina
Career Highlights: The Hangover, Due Date, Between Two Ferns

45. Julianne Moore

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Born in: Fayetteville, North Carolina
Career Highlights: Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Kids Are All Right, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Boogie Nights, Hannibal

46. Miley Cyrus

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Born in: Franklin, Tennessee
Career Highlights: Hannah Montana, The Last Song, Bangerz

47. Morgan Freeman

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Born in: Memphis, Tennessee
Career Highlights: The Shawshank Redemption, Million Dollar Baby, Batman Triology, Unforgiving

48. Justin Timberlake

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Born in: Memphis, Tennessee
Career Highlights: Friends with Benefits, The Social Network, “N Sync, FutureSex/LoveSounds, The 20/20 Experience

49. Megan Fox

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Born in: Rockwood, Tennessee
Career Highlights: Transformers, Jennifer’s Body , This Is 40

50. Lucy Hale

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Born in: Memphis, Tennessee
Career Highlights: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, American Juniors, Pretty Little Liars

51. Christina Hendricks

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Born in: Knoxville, Tennessee
Career Highlights: Mad Men, Undressed

52. Channing Tatum

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Born in: Cullman, Alabama
Career Highlights: 21 Jump Street, Magic Mike, She’s the Man, Step Up

53. Josh Lucas

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Born in: Little Rock, Arkansas,
Career Highlights: Sweet Home Alabama, Poseidon, Stealth

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