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31 Celebrities Who Learned English as a Second Language

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This list contains information about celebrities who learned English as their second language, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous people are bilingual and those on this list learned ESL. Many celebrities who learned English later in life are also fluent in several other languages.

Which celebrities learned English as a second language? Sofia Vergara tops this list. She was born in Barranquilla, Colombia and learned English at Marymount School Barranquilla, a private bilingual Spanish/English school. Mila Kunis was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, SSR. She spoke Russian while living in Chernivtsi, but her family moved to the U.S. in 1991. She can speak both Russian and English fluently.

Ricky Martin was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He grew up speaking Spanish and later learned to speak fluent English. Andy Garcia was born in Havana, Cuba. His native language is Spanish, but his mother, who was an English teacher, taught him to speak English at an early age.

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    Kat Von D was born Katherine von Drachenberg in Nuevo León, Mexico. She grew up in a Spanish speaking household in Los Angeles. Von D can now speak English better than she can speak Spanish.

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