Do You Know Which Countries These Celebrities Were Born In?

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Where is Ryan Gosling from?

Ryan Gosling was born in London, Ontario, Canada. He is the first person born in the 1980s to be nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award for his role in "Half Nelson."

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Will Smith was born in:

Will Smith was born in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood.

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Natalie Portman was born in:

Natalie Portman was born Natalie Hershlag in Jerusalem. She has dual citizenship in both Israel and the US.

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Kim Kardashian is from:

Kim Kardashian was born in Los Angeles, California. Her father was lawyer Robert Kardashian, who represented O.J. Simpson at his trial.

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Beyonce is from:

Beyonce was born in Houston, Texas. Her mother is of Creole descent.

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Jim Carrey is from:

Famous funnyman Jim Carrey is known for his cartoonish expressiveness. What's not as well-known about Carrey is that he was born in Canada.

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Where was Jennifer Lopez born?

Jennifer Lopez was born in the The Bronx, New York City. She was born to Puerto Rican parents.

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Where is Freddie Mercury from?

Famous Queen frontman Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara to British-Indian parents on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar. Zanzibar is in the Indian Ocean off the East African coast.

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Where is Nicki Minaj from?

Hip-hop heavy hitter Nicki Minaj was born in Trinidad and Tobago. This is the southernmost island nation in the Caribbean.

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Lucy Liu is from:

Actress Lucy Liu was born in New York City. Both of her parents were born in China.

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Keith Urban was born in:

Country star Keith Urban is not American-born. Anyone who watched "American Idol" when he was a judge heard his true New Zealand accent.

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Where is Portia de Rossi from?

Portia de Rossi was born Amanda Rogers in Geelong, Australia. She is known for her roles in "Arrested Development" and "Scandal."

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Martin Lawrence was born in:

Actor and comedian Martin Lawrence was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1965. His father served in the US military there.

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Kal Penn was born in:

Kal Penn was born Kalpen Suresh Modi in Montclair, New Jersey. He is most famous for his role as Kumar Patel in the Harold & Kumar series, and for his work as the Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Engagement under President Barack Obama.

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Rose McGowan was born in:

Rose McGowan was born in the Italian countryside. Her parents belonged to a controversial Christian cult called the Children of God, and she spent much of he early childhood preparing for the second coming of Christ.

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Where is Oprah Winfrey from?

Oprah Winfrey was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi. It's a town with a population of less than 10,000.

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Denzel Washington was born in:

Denzel Washington was born in Mount Vernon, New York. He is an award-winning actor with a diverse filmography.

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Where was Mel Gibson born?

Mel Gibson was born in Peekskill, New York, but originally gained international fame turning on his Aussie accent in the Australian "Mad Max" film series in the 1980s. This led many people to think he was an Australian actor.

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Where was Tommy Lee born?

A founding member of Motley Crue, Tommy Lee was born in Athens, Greece. His birth name is Thomas Lee Bass.

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Michael J. Fox is from:

Michael J Fox has been an American entertainment for decades. Ironically, he is Canadian.

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Leonardo DiCaprio was born in:

Leonardo DiCaprio was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest actors alive.

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Seth Rogen was born in:

Seth Rogen is an actor, writer and comedian. He was born in Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada, to an American father and Canadian mother.

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Hugh Jackman is from:

Hugh Jackman was born in 1968 in Sydney, Australia. He is most famous for his role as Wolverine in the X-Men films.

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Aziz Ansari was born in:

Aziz Ansari was born in Columbia, South Carolina. His parents are from Tamil Nadu, India.

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Nicole Kidman was born in:

One of the most internationally famous Australian actresses of all time was actually born in Hawaii. She was born to Australian parents in Honolulu.

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Brad Pitt is from:

Brad Pitt was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He is an award-winning actor and producer.

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Charlize Theron is from:

Charlize Theron may have a flawless American accent, but she was actually born in Benoni, South Africa. Her first language was not even English, but Afrikaans.

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Where is Mila Kunis from?

While she is famous for her role as an all-American teen on "That 70s Show," Mila Kunis was actually born in Ukraine. She immigrated to the US with her family as a child.

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Al Pacino is from:

Al Pacino was born in East Harlem, New York City. His career as an actor and filmmaker has spanned over 50 years.

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Kiefer Sutherland was born in:

Kiefer Sutherland may be famous for playing American hero Jack Bauer in the TV show "24," but he was actually born in London to Canadian parents. He was only born in London because his famous father Donald Sutherland happened to be working there at the time.

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Where is Gene Simmons from?

Gene Simmons was born Chaim Witz in the coastal Israeli town of Haifa. He changed his name to Gene Simmons after immigrating to New York City with his mother and brother.

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Jennifer Lawrence was born in:

Jennifer Lawrence is one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood. She was born in Indian Hills, Kentucky, a town of less than 3,000 people.

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Where is Keanu Reeves from?

Keanu Reeves was born in Beirut, Lebanon. His mother is British and his father is Chinese-Hawaiian.

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Where was Russell Crowe born?

Russell Crowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand. He has spent most of his life in Australia, however.

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Where is Idris Elba from?

Idris Elba is known for blowing audiences away in "The Wire." He was born in London.

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About This Quiz

Think you know everything about your favorite celebrities? Let's see if you do.

Part of what gets people far in showbiz is their ability to change and adapt to a variety of different roles, genres and maybe even kinds of performance. This can make knowing the origins of a celebrity difficult. From new looks to all the accents some can even flawlessly adopt, it can be almost impossible at times to know who comes from where.

From career chameleons to those who keep their personal life tightly under wraps, you might not know some of the industry's best as well as you think you do. Many celebrities have changed their names entirely or are famous for faking accents, posing a definite puzzle for those who want to know.

Hollywood is full of secret Canadians and Australians with flawless American accents, but also talent from around the globe. People from around the country and world come to Los Angeles and New York City to pursue their entertainment industry dreams. Models, actors, musicians, comedians, artists and more travel thousands and thousands of miles for the chance to strike it big. If you think you have a handle on Hollywood celebrities, put your knowledge to the test with this quiz!

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