Can you guess where these famous actors are from?
There are many celebrities we all feel we know — Tom Cruise, Salma Hayek. But some of these famous people are from places that we wouldn’t expect, ranging in the unexpected from Zanzibar to Puerto Rico. Here, we show you 30 actors from places you probably couldn’t have guessed.
Brad Pitt is one of those a-list movie stars that we have all heard of. Having starred in movies as big as Troy, 12 Monkeys, and Ocean’s Eleven, the name is difficult not to know. This, paired with his movie star-good looks, makes him an actor not to forget.
But can you guess where the man is from? Surprisingly, Pitt didn’t grow up on the streets of West Hollywood or Beverly Hills. Rather, the man is from Shawnee, Oklahoma! And from there, his family moved to Missouri. If you listen close, you can still hear the slight southern drawl in his words.
Other stars hail from some interesting origins outside the U.S. Keanu Reeves was born in Beirut, Lebanon, then spent much of his childhood in Toronto, Canada.
Mila Kunis, star of That ’70s Show and a variety of rom-com films, was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine. She speaks fluent Russian, which helps during her press tours abroad.
Natalie Portman was born in Jerusalem, Israel. After acquiring her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, she returned to Jerusalem for graduate school at Hebrew University. It’s no surprise that Natalie is fluent in Hebrew, but she also speaks French, Japanese, German, and Spanish.