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We are proud southerners, and we are always on the look out for other people from the south. Kind of like kindred spirits, you know.

Sometimes it’s a surprise to find out that one of my favorite celebs was born and bred here in the southern United States, and Southern Living Magazine has compiled a list of some of those folks below. Are any of these super famous people from your neck of the woods?


  • Beyonce Knowles – Houston, Texas
  • Sandra Bullock – Arlington, Virginia
  • George Clooney – Lexington, Kentucky
  • Courteney Cox – Mountain Brook, Alabama
  • Johnny Depp – Owensboro, Kentucky, but raised in Florida
  • Viola Davis – St Matthews, South Carolina
  • Gabby Douglas – Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Megan Fox – St Petersburg, Florida
  • Jennifer Garner – Charleston, West Virginia
  • Julia Roberts – Smyrna, Georgia
  • Justin Timberlake – Memphis, Tennessee
  • Reese Witherspoon – born in New Orleans, but raised in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Ellen DeGeneres – New Orleans

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