Before they struck it big in Hollywood, these celebrities were from suburban towns and cities across the U.S. just like you. Kanye West, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lopez and Janelle Monáe all had to start somewhere. Some have major hometown pride like Chris Evans and Jennifer Lawrence. You might be shocked to discover where Emma Stone is originally from. Keep reading to see who the most popular celebrities are from every state (and D.C.!) -- it might even be someone from your neighborhood!
Alabama: Channing Tatum
The Magic Mike star hails from the Heart of Dixie! He was born in Cullman, Alabama, but his family moved to Mississippi when he was six.
Alaska: Rudy Pankow
The Outer Banks heartthrob grew up in Ketchikan.
Arizona: Emma Stone
She may have won an Oscar for her role in La La Land but Scottsdale was Stone's first home.
Arkansas: Billy Bob Thornton
The Goliath actor is a Hot Springs native who made his way to Los Angeles in the '80s. Also a first son of Hot Springs? Bill Clinton!
California: Kylie Jenner
Many celebrities hail from California, but this makeup mogul is a born and bred Golden State gal. Not only is her famous family practically royalty in Los Angeles (and, well, everywhere), Jenner still lives in her hometown of Calabasas.
Colorado: Tim Allen
The Centennial State is where this Last Man Standing star got his start. The comedian and actor was born in Denver, but there's a reason he's so associated with Michigan -- he moved to the Mitten State in his early teens.
Connecticut: Jenna Dewan
The World of Dance host was born in Hartford. She actually moved around frequently as a kid and ended up going to high schools in Maryland and Texas.
Delaware: Aubrey Plaza
The Parks and Recreation actress was born and raised in Wilmington.
Florida: Ariana Grande
The "Thank U, Next" singer is originally from the Sunshine State, living in Boca Raton before moving west to pursue her career.
Georgia: Dakota and Elle Fanning
The talented sisters' hometown is Conyers, a southeastern suburb of Atlanta.
Hawaii: Jason Momoa
Though he was raised in Norwalk, Iowa, the Aquaman actor was born in Honolulu.
Idaho: Aaron Paul
Before you knew him from Breaking Bad, BoJack Horseman and The Path, the Emmy-winning actor spent his formulative years in Emmett.
Illinois: Kanye West
Indiana: Jenna Fischer
The actress who played the likable Pam Beesly in The Office is originally from Fort Wayne.
Iowa: Ashton Kutcher
The Ranch star spend his childhood years in Cedar Rapids and stayed in the Hawkeye State for college, where he attended the University of Iowa. His career got its start while he was in college, when he placed first in the "Fresh Faces of Iowa" modeling competition.
Kansas: Janelle Monáe
The singer-turned-actress was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas.
Kentucky: Jennifer Lawrence
Before being spotted by a talent scout in New York City in her teens, the Oscar winner spent her early years in Indian Hills, just outside of Louisville.
Louisiana: Lil Wayne
The rapper is a NOLA boy. Lil Wayne spent his first few years in New Orleans' Hollygrove neighborhood and later attended Marion Abramson Senior High School.
Maine: Anna Kendrick
The Pitch Perfect actress was born and raised in Portland.
Maryland: Jada Pinkett Smith
The Red Table Talk co-host and actress is a born and raised Baltimore girl.
Massachusetts: Chris Evans
Like his fellow Boston Proud actors Mark Wahlberg, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and John Krasinski, the Captain America star was born near Beantown. The Sudbury native not only lived in Massachusetts while filming Defending Jacob and Knives Out, he stayed in the Bay State to ride out the coronavirus pandemic, even asking his brother, Scott -- also an actor -- to leave Los Angeles and move in with him.
Michigan: Kristen Bell
Before she found herself in the Good Place, the actress was a native of Huntington Woods, a suburb of Detroit. Her husband, Dax Shepard, also hails from the Mitten -- he grew up in just 30 miles away from Bell in Milford.
Minnesota: Chris Pratt
The Guardians of the Galaxy actor spent his first few years in Virginia, Minnesota, before moving west to Washington.
Mississippi: Oprah Winfrey
Before taking over the world, the talk show queen was just a girl growing up in Kosciusko, a town off the Natchez Trace Parkway and the county seat of Attala County.
Missouri: Jon Hamm
The Mad Men actor is very proud of his St. Louis roots!
Montana: Michelle Williams
The Golden Globe winner lived in Kalispell before her family relocated to San Diego, California, when she was nine.
Nebraska: JoJo Siwa
The dancer and YouTuber was born in Omaha, but later moved to Los Angeles with her family.
Nevada: Matthew Gray Gubler
The Criminal Minds star was born and raised in Las Vegas. He later moved to New York for college.
New Hampshire: Adam Sandler
Though he was born in Brooklyn and later attended New York University, Sandler is a New Hampshire boy! He grew up in Manchester, where his family relocated when he was six. Fellow comedian Sarah Silverman grew up nearby in Bedford.
New Jersey: Bruce Springsteen
A lot of things are associated with the Garden State, but no one is quite as synonymous with a state as Springsteen is with New Jersey. The crooner was born and raised in Freehold and still lives in Central Jersey. He's just one of plenty of famous faces who grew up along the Garden State Parkway, including Meryl Streep, Danny DeVito, John Travolta, Laura Prepon, Queen Latifah and Jon Bon Jovi.
New Mexico: Neil Patrick Harris
New Mexico is known as the Land of Enchantment, so it makes sense that the How I Met Your Mother actor got his start in Albuquerque.
New York: Jennifer Lopez
Jenny From the Block is a proud native of The Bronx, a borough of New York City.
North Carolina: Evan Rachel Wood
Raleigh was the birthplace of this Westworld actress.
North Dakota: Josh Duhamel
Before he was fighting alongside Transformers on the big screen, the actor was cheering for the Minnesota Vikings from his home in Minot.
Ohio: John Legend
The "All of Me" singer was born and raised in Springfield. Though he now lives in New York City, in 2016, Legend still gave back to hi hometown, helping raise $500,000, which was donated to the school district to renovate an auditorium that has been rededicated in his name.
Oklahoma: Carrie Underwood
Long before her American Idol win and rise to fame, the singer was a little one in Checotah.
Oregon: Lisa Rinna
Although the reality star and former model was born in Newport Beach, California, she and her family relocated to Medford when she was seven. Rinna stayed in the city on the I-5 Interstate until she moved to San Francisco for college.
Pennsylvania: Taylor Swift
The Folklore singer was born in Reading and grew up on a Christmas tree farm until the family moved to Nashville when she was 15 so that Swift could pursue her music career.
Rhode Island: Olivia Culpo
The model was born in Cranston and represented her state as Miss Rhode Island USA. She was ultimately being crowned Miss Universe. Most recently, she became a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover girl.
South Carolina: Chadwick Boseman
On the big screen he calls Wakanda home, but in real life, the Black Panther star is from Anderson.
Boseman died in 2020. He was 43.
South Dakota: January Jones
Known for her role as Betty Draper on Mad Men, the actress was originally a native of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Tennessee: Miley Cyrus
Born and raised in Tennessee, the "Slide Away" singer first called the Nashville suburb of Franklin home.
The Lone Star State was Queen B's first home. Having spent her formative years in Houston, the "Formation" singer gives her hometown plenty of shout-outs in her songs.
Utah: Chrissy Teigen
Though she moved often as a child, the Twitter queen and Lip Sync Battle co-host first called Delta home.
Vermont: Zosia Mamet
The Girls actress spent the first five years of her life living in New England after being born in Randolph, Vermont.
Virginia: Sandra Bullock
Bullock was born in Arlington and later lived with her family in Nuremberg, Germany, for 12 years. The actress returned to Arlington for high school.
Washington, D.C.: Taraji P. Henson
The Empire actress was born in the nation's capital city.
Washington: Jeffrey Dean Morgan
This Seattle native has gone on to star in hit series like Grey's Anatomy and The Walking Dead.
West Virginia: Brad Paisley
Before he was singing about whiskey lullabies and missing his lady, this country crooner was an up-and-comer in Glen Dale.
Wisconsin: Mark Ruffalo
The Avengers actor is originally from Kenosha, later moving to Virginia in his teens.
Wyoming: Matthew Fox
The Lost alum was born in Abington, Pennsylvania, but moved to Wyoming when he was a year old. His family settled in the town of Crowheart.