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53 Celebrities Who Have Southern Roots

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

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1. Jeff Daniels

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

Career Highlights: Dumb and Dumber, The Newsroom

2. Dakota Fanning

Born in: Conyers, GeorgiaCareer Highlights: The Secret Life of Bees, Twilight
Charles Eshelman/Stringer

Born in: Conyers, Georgia

Career Highlights: The Secret Life of Bees, Twilight

3. David Cross

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

Career Highlights: Arrested Development, Megamind

4. Cee Lo Green

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

Career Highlights: The Voice, Lady Killer , The Odd Couple

5. Ed Helms

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

Career Highlights: The Office, The Hangover

6. Ryan Seacrest

Born in: Atlanta, GeorgiaCareer Highlights: E! News, American Idol
Kevin Winter/Staff

Born in: Atlanta, Georgia

Career Highlights: E! News, American Idol

7. Kanye West

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

Career Highlights: Yeezus, Graduation

8. Hulk Hogan

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

Career Highlights: Professional Wrestler, Hogan Knows Best

9. Danny McBride

Born in: Statesboro, GeorgiaCareer Highlights: Eastbound & Down, Pineapple Express, This Is the End
David Livingston/Stringer

Born in: Statesboro, Georgia

Career Highlights: Eastbound & Down, Pineapple Express, This Is the End

10. Julia Roberts

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

Career Highlights: Pretty Woman, My Best Friend's Wedding, Erin Brockovich, Runaway Bride,

11. Britney Spears

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

Career Highlights: Blackout, In the Zone

12. Oprah Winfrey

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

Career Highlights: The Oprah Winfrey Show

13. Lance Bass

Born in: Laurel, MississippiCareer Highlights: 'N Sync, No Strings Attached
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Born in: Laurel, Mississippi

Career Highlights: 'N Sync, No Strings Attached

14. Eva Mendez

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

Career Highlights: Training Day, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Hitch

15. Ashley Greene

Born in: Jacksonville, FloridaCareer Highlights: Twilight
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Born in: Jacksonville, Florida

Career Highlights: Twilight

16. Ariana Grande

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

Career Highlights: Victorious, 7 Secrets with Victoria Justice

17. Chris Rock

Born in: Andrews, South CarolinaCareer Highlights: Nurse Betty, Down to Earth, Madagascar
Frederick M. Brown/Stringer

Born in: Andrews, South Carolina

Career Highlights: Nurse Betty, Down to Earth, Madagascar

18. Aziz Ansari

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

Career Highlights: Parks & Rec, 30 Minutes or Less

19. Lil' Wayne

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

Career Highlights: The Carter III, Rebirth, Lights Out

20. Ellen DeGeneres

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

Career Highlights: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ellen, Finding Nemo

21. Reese Witherspoon

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

Career Highlights: Walk the Line, Sweet Home Alabama, Election, Legally Blonde

22. Ian Somerhalder

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

Career Highlights: The Vampire Diaries, Lost

23. Selena Gomez

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

Career Highlights: Wizards of Waverly Place, Spring Breakers, Monte Carlo

24. Jennifer Garner

Born in: Houston, TexasCareer Highlights: Alias, 13 Going on 30, The Odd Life of Timothy Green
Jerod Harris/Stringer

Born in: Houston, Texas

Career Highlights: Alias, 13 Going on 30, The Odd Life of Timothy Green

25. Beyonce

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

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

26. Leighton Meester

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

Career Highlights: Gossip Girl, The Roommate

27. Kelly Clarkson

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

Career Highlights: American Idol, Breakaway

28. Ciara

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

Career Highlights: Goodies, Ciara

29. Matthew McConaughey

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

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

Career Highlights: Django Unchained, Ray, Collateral

31. Steve Martin

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

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

32. Eva Longoria

Born in: Corpus Christi, TexasCareer Highlights: Desperate Housewives
Stuart Wilson/Stringer

Born in: Corpus Christi, Texas

Career Highlights: Desperate Housewives

33. Usher

Born in: Dallas, TexasCareer Highlights: Looking 4 Myself, Confessions, My Way, She's All That
Taylor Hill/Stringer

Born in: Dallas, Texas

Career Highlights: Looking 4 Myself, Confessions, My Way, She's All That

34. Owen Wilson

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

Career Highlights: Zoolander, Wedding Crashers, Midnight in Paris

35. George Clooney

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

Career Highlights: Ocean's Eleven, Three Kings, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Syriana

36. Johnny Depp

Born in: Owensboro, KentuckyCareer Highlights: Pirates of the Caribbean, Edward Scissorhands, Blow, What's Eating Gilbert Grape
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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

Born in: Union, KentuckyCareer Highlights: The Hunger Games, The Kids Are Alright, Journey to the Center of the Earth
Frazer Harrison/Staff

Born in: Union, Kentucky

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

38. Jennifer Lawrence

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

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

Career Highlights: Speed, Miss Congeniality, The Proposal, Gravity

40. Pharrell Williams

Born in: Virginia Beach, VirginiaCareer Highlights: In My Mind, In Search Of, N.E.R.D.
Andrew H. Walker/Staff

Born in: Virginia Beach, Virginia

Career Highlights: In My Mind, In Search Of, N.E.R.D.

41. Jason Sudeikis

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

Career Highlights: Saturday Night Live, Horrible Bosses, We're the Millers

42. Patton Oswalt

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

Career Highlights: King of Queens, Ratatouille, Young Adult

43. Rob Lowe

Born in: Charlottesville, VirginiaCareer Highlights: St. Elmo's Fire, Wayne's World, Tommy Boy, Parks & Rec
Craig Barritt/Stringer

Born in: Charlottesville, Virginia

Career Highlights: St. Elmo's Fire, Wayne's World, Tommy Boy, Parks & Rec

44. Zach Galifianakis

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

Career Highlights: The Hangover, Due Date, Between Two Ferns

45. Julianne Moore

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

Born in: Franklin, TennesseeCareer Highlights: Hannah Montana, The Last Song, Bangerz
Frederick M. Brown/Stringer

Born in: Franklin, Tennessee

Career Highlights: Hannah Montana, The Last Song, Bangerz

47. Morgan Freeman

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

Career Highlights: The Shawshank Redemption, Million Dollar Baby, Batman Triology, Unforgiving

48. Justin Timberlake

Born in: Memphis, TennesseeCareer Highlights: Friends with Benefits, The Social Network, "N Sync, FutureSex/LoveSounds, The 20/20 Experience
David Livingston/Stringer

Born in: Memphis, Tennessee

Career Highlights: Friends with Benefits, The Social Network, "N Sync, FutureSex/LoveSounds, The 20/20 Experience

49. Megan Fox

Born in: Rockwood, TennesseeCareer Highlights: Transformers, Jennifer's Body , This Is 40
Larry Busacca/Staff

Born in: Rockwood, Tennessee

Career Highlights: Transformers, Jennifer's Body , This Is 40

50. Lucy Hale

Born in: Memphis, TennesseeCareer Highlights: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, American Juniors, Pretty Little Liars
Slaven Vlasic/Stringer

Born in: Memphis, Tennessee

Career Highlights: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, American Juniors, Pretty Little Liars

51. Christina Hendricks

Born in: Knoxville, TennesseeCareer Highlights: Mad Men, Undressed
Gareth Cattermole/Staff

Born in: Knoxville, Tennessee

Career Highlights: Mad Men, Undressed

52. Channing Tatum

Born in: Cullman, AlabamaCareer Highlights: 21 Jump Street, Magic Mike, She's the Man, Step Up
Stuart C. Wilson/Stringer

Born in: Cullman, Alabama

Career Highlights: 21 Jump Street, Magic Mike, She's the Man, Step Up

53. Josh Lucas

Born in: Little Rock, Arkansas, Career Highlights: Sweet Home Alabama, Poseidon, Stealth
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Staff

Born in: Little Rock, Arkansas,

Career Highlights: Sweet Home Alabama, Poseidon, Stealth

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