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27 Actors That Are So Good At Faking American Accents I Didn't Even Realize They Weren't American

Turns out everyone on TV is faking their accent.

1. Thomas Doherty plays Max Wolfe on Gossip Girl (2021).

Thomas Doherty shot in uniform
HBO

He's actually Scottish. You can hear his real accent here.

Thomas Doherty poses at a gossip girl event
Arturo Holmes / FilmMagic / Getty Images

2. Samara Weaving plays Jessica on Nine Perfect Strangers.

Samara Weaving as Jessica
Hulu

She's from Australia. You can hear her real accent here.

Samara Weaving poses on the red carpet
Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images

3. Antony Starr plays Homelander on The Boys.

Antony Starr as Homelander
Amazon Prime

He's actually from New Zealand. Listen to his real accent here.

Antony Starr smiles for the camera
Leon Bennett / Getty Images

4. Robert Sheehan plays Klaus on The Umbrella Academy.

Robert Sheehan films a floating scene
Netflix

He's actually Irish. This is his real accent.

Robert Sheehan poses at a Netflix event
Emma Mcintyre / Getty Images for Netflix

5. George Sear plays Benji on Love Victor.

George Sear as a barista
Hulu

In real life he's from England. You can hear his accent here.

George Sear on the red carpet
Unique Nicole / Getty Images

6. Hal Cumpston plays Zach on Nine Perfect Strangers.

Hal Cumpston as the ghost of Zach
Hulu

In real life, he's Australian. You can listen to his real accent here.

Hal Cumpston on the red carpet
Jamie Mccarthy / Getty Images for AMC

7. Angourie Rice played Siobhan on Mare Of Eastown.

Angourie Rice as Sibohan
HBO

She's Australian IRL. This is her real accent.

Angourie Rice at a Mare of Easttown event
Sam Tabone / WireImage / Getty Images

8. Shannon Berry plays Dot on The Wilds.

Shannon Berry as Dot
Amazon Prime

9. She's actually from Australia. Here's her real accent.

10. Erana James plays Tony on The Wilds.

Erana James carrying wood during a scene in The Wilds
Amazon Prime

She's actually from New Zealand. Here's her real accent.

11. And Mia Healey plays Shelby on The Wilds.

Mia Healey as Shelby
Amazon Prime

She's ALSO from Australia. Listen to her real accent here.

12. Tom Hopper plays Luther on The Umbrella Academy.

Tom Hopper as Luther
Netflix

He's British! Here's his actual accent.

Tom Hopper cleans up well for a red carpet event
Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images

13. Jesse Spencer plays Matthew Casey on Chicago Fire.

Jesse Spencer as firefighter
NBC

He's actually Australian. This is his real accent.

Jesse Spencer poses in a suit
Noel Vasquez / Getty Images

14. Danielle Macdonald played Dumplin' in Dumplin'.

Danielle Macdonald makes a face as Dumplin
Netflix

She's actually Australian. Here's her real accent.

Danielle Macdonald smiles in black dress
Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

15. Kevin McKidd plays Owen Hunt on Grey's Anatomy.

Kevin McKidd with hand on hip playing Owen Hunt
Mitch Haaseth / ABC

In reality, he's Scottish. You can hear his real accent here.

Kevin McKidd poses in a suit
Jesse Grant / Getty Images

16. Felix Mallard plays Marcus on Ginny and Georgia.

Felix Mallard leans against lockers while playing Marcus
Netflix

He's actually Australian. You can hear his real accent here.

Felix Mallard poses for the camera
Matthew Eisman / Getty Images

17. Katie McGrath plays Lena Luthor on Supergirl.

Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor
CW

In real life she's Irish. Here's her real accent.

Katie McGrath in crop top
Dia Dipasupil / Getty Images

18. Aisha Dee plays Kat on The Bold Type.

Aisha Dee as kat
Freeform

She's actually Australian. You can hear her real accent here.

Aisha Dee smiles in square neck dress
Jim Spellman / WireImage. / Getty Images

19. Jacob Elordi plays Noah Flynn in The Kissing Booth movies.

Jacob Elordi looking earnest as character Noah Flynn
Netflix

He's Australian in real life. You can hear his accent here.

Jacob Elordi in black suit
Kevin Winter / Getty Images

20. Martin Henderson plays Jack on Virgin River.

Martin Henderson dressed for the outdoors as Jack on Virgin River
Netflix

He's actually from New Zealand. Listen to his accent here.

Martin Henderson siles for camera in blue button-up
Toni Anne Barson / FilmMagic / Getty Images

21. Maia Mitchell plays Callie Foster on Good Trouble.

Maia Mitchell as Callie Foster
CW

She's Australian in real life. Listen to her accent here.

Maia Mitchell in stunning strappy dress
Jon Kopaloff / FilmMagic / Getty Images

22. Liv Hewson played Abby on Santa Clarita Diet.

Liv Hewson makes a face while in character on the Santa Clarita diet
Netflix

They are from Australia. You can hear their real accent here.

Liv Hewson in choker dress
Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images

23. Yvonne Strahovski plays Serena on The Handmaid's Tale.

Yvonne Strahovski as Serena
Hulu

She is actually Australian. Here's her real accent.

Yvonne Strahovski smiles in printed black dress and pearl-drop earrings
Amanda Edwards / Getty Images

24. Daniel Ezra plays Spencer James on All American.

Daniel Ezra as Spencer in lockerroom scene
Netflix

He's actually from England. You can hear his real accent here.

Daniel Ezra in a grey suit
Taylor Hill / FilmMagic / Getty Images

25. Amelia Jones plays Kinsey on Locke & Key.

Amelia Jones as Kinsey looking concerned
Netflix

She's actually from England. Here's her real accent.

Amelia Jones on the red carpet in blazer and tshirt
Mike Marsland / Getty Images

26. KJ Apa plays Archie on Riverdale.

KJ Apa as Archie
CW

In real life he's from New Zealand. You can hear his real accent here.

KJ Apa in a suit with chain necklace and watch
Rich Fury / Getty Images

27. And finally, Tom Holland plays Spider-Man in the Marvel movies.

Tom Holland as Spiderman
Marvel

But, Tom is not from Queens. He's from England. You can listen to his real accent here.

Tom Holland in a maroon suit
Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

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