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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