These foreign-born celebrities each come from a different place, and they all landed in America for different reasons. Some of them emigrated with their parents, while others didn’t wash up on our shores until well into their career. Whatever it was that brought them here, the one thing that they all have in common is that we love watching them perform. On this list we’ll look at what each celebrity without US citizenship thinks of both America and their home country. And maybe even find out if they plan on becoming a US citizen any time soon.
It kind of makes sense that Mila Kunis is from the Ukraine. Eyebrows don't get that fleek without a strong Eastern Bloc bloodline. After arriving in America at the age of seven, Kunis said that she "cried every day. I didn’t understand the culture. I didn’t understand the people." We're assuming she's over that now.
Birthplace: Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Profession: Model, Actor, Voice acting
Credits: Black Swan, That '70s Show, Ted, Friends with Benefits
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Hold on. Jack Bauer isn't from America? Fine, he's Canadian, we can live with that. What's that? HE WAS BORN IN ENGLAND?! Pack it up, turn the lights off, we're going home.
Birthplace: Middlesex, Eurasia, Paddington, Westminster, United Kingdom, + more
Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, + more
Credits: The Lost Boys, 24, Phone Booth, Mirrors
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In 2013, TIna Turner formally relinquished her US citizenship after accepting a Swiss citizenship. According to the Washington Post, Turner had been living in Switzerland for two decades before making the decision. In the relinquishment she said that she had no strong ties to the US “except for family, and has no plans to reside in the United States in the future.”
Birthplace: Nutbush, Tennessee, United States of America
Profession: Record producer, Choreographer, Author, Actor, Singer, + more
Credits: GoldenEye, Tina Turner: Live in Amsterdam, What's Love Got to Do with It, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
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Thanks to films like Garden State and the Thor series, Natalie Portman is a fundamentally American actress. But she was actually born in Jerusalem! Even though she wasn't technically born an American, she spoke to People about how living in Paris makes her feel fundamentally American.
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine
Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor, Film Director
Credits: V for Vendetta, Black Swan, Léon: The Professional, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
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