60 Celebrities Who Weren't Born Where You Think People
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60 Celebrities Who Weren't Born Where You Think

List of the most surprising celebrity birthplaces. While famous actors and musicians are often known for growing up in certain places, or living there when they first gained fame, many were born in cities and countries that rarely come up in interviews. For example, Nicole Kidman is Australian, right? Sure, but she was born in the U.S. You already knew that Charlize Theron was born in South Africa, but did you know that Emma Watson was born in France?

This list includes a number of famous people born to military parents while they were stationed 'overseas,' including Americans Bruce Willis, Martin Lawrence, and Jackson Browne, all of whom were born in Germany. Others are just the children of jet-setting parents who met in school, worked together, or simply traveled often.

British/English entertainers Freddie Mercury, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Strummer were born in Zanzibar, Nigeria, and Turkey, respectively. English-speaking celebrities born in Israel, Ukraine, Lebanon, Japan, Bulgaria, and India all appear on this list.
The List
  1. Age: age 47
    Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
    Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Singer
    Institution: Australian Theatre for Young People, North Sydney Girls High School, Phillip Street Theater, University of Melbourne Faculty of VCA and MCM
    Height: 5'10"
    Born: 1967
    Nicole Kidman - Honolulu, Hawaii : see more

  2. Age: age 50
    Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
    Profession: Actor, Voice acting
    Institution: De La Salle College, Avondale Secondary Alternative School, Etobicoke School of the Arts
    Height: 6'1"
    Born: 1964
    Keanu Reeves - Beirut, Lebanon : see more

  3. Age: age 38
    Birthplace: Muscat, Oman
    Profession: Actor, Voice acting, Writer
    Institution: L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, Methodist Ladies' College, Perth
    Height: 5'2"
    Born: 1976
    Isla Fisher - Muscat, Oman : see more

  4. Age: Died at 45 (1946-1991)
    Birthplace: Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
    Profession: Record producer, Pianist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer + 2 more
    Institution: Ealing Art College, St. Mary's School, Mumbai, St. Peter's Boys School, West Thames College
    Major/Field Of Study: Graphic design, Art
    Height: 5'9"
    Died: 1991
    Cause Of Death: AIDS, Pneumonia
    Place Of Death: Kensington, London, United Kingdom
    Born: 1946
    Medical Conditions: AIDS
    Freddie Mercury - Stone Town, Zanzibar (now Tanzania) : see more

  5. Age: age 40
    Birthplace: Vicenza, Italy
    Profession: Actor, Voice acting, Singer, Dancer
    Institution: Douglas County High School
    Height: 5'4"
    Born: 1974
    Amy Adams - Vicenza, Italy : see more

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