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    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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