Stars who are from southern states
Brad Pitt - Well, this megastar actually comes from Shawnee, Oklahoma, and was raised in a Southern Baptist family.
Britney Spears -
Spears was born in McComb, Mississippi, and grew up in Louisiana. In her songs, you can't hear the accent well, but it rings clear in her interviews.
Ellen DeGeneres -
The talk show host comes from Metairie, Louisiana. She also grew up in Texas for a while, but returned to her home state to attend college in New Orleans.
Steve Martin -
Martin is so Southern that he plays the banjo really well! He was born in Waco, Texas, but has neutralized his accent over time.
Julia Roberts -
This pretty woman exudes Southern charm. She hails from Smyrna, Georgia.
George Clooney -
You wouldn't guess it from his accent, but George Clooney was born in Lexington, Kentucky. His mother was a beauty queen and his father a news anchor.
Owen Wilson -
Owen Wilson was born and bred in Dallas, Texas. He also attended the University of Texas to get a bachelor's degree in English.
Luke Wilson -
His California vibe artfully hides his Southern origin. The 'Legally Blonde' (2001) star comes from Texas alongside his brother, Owen Wilson.
Renée Zellweger -
Even though she is known to many as the very English Bridget Jones, Zellweger is in fact from Katy, Texas. She also attended the University of Texas in Austin.
Quentin Tarantino -
Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is even named after a cowboy character, Quint Asper, from the series 'Gunsmoke' (1955-1975).
Channing Tatum -
The 'Magic Mike' hunk originally comes from Cullman, Alabama. He and his family moved around the South until they settled in Florida for his high school years.
Julianne Moore -
Her Southern style name may suggest her origin. Moore was born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Selena Gomez -
Selena Gomez hails from Grand Prairie, Texas. She still owns a property down there and visits regularly.
Eva Longoria -
Born to Mexican-American parents, Longoria is from Corpus Christi, Texas. She now lives in Hollywood Hills, but still upholds her childhood Southern values.
Dakota Fanning -
Before her sparkling career in Hollywood, Fanning and her family lived in Conyers, Georgia (yes, her sister, Elle, was born there too).
Sarah Paulson -
The 'American Horror Story' star grew up in Tampa, Florida. Although she moved to the East Coast at a young age, she still visits Florida for holidays.
Forest Whitaker -
'The Butler' (2013) star was born in Longview, Texas, and lived in the South until he moved to California for college.
Kanye West -
Many people don't know that this iconic rapper was born in Atlanta, Georgia.