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.Do you think it would be difficult to learn English as a second language? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
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.
Birthplace: Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Profession: Model, Actor, Voice acting
Credits: Black Swan, That '70s Show, Ted, Friends with Benefits
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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. His family moved to Florida when Garcia was five years old.
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Film Director
Credits: The Untouchables, Ocean's Eleven, The Godfather Part III, Ocean's Thirteen, Ocean's Twelve, + more
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Diane Kruger was born in Algermissen, Germany. She grew up speaking German, but she also speaks English and French perfectly.
Birthplace: Algermissen, Germany
Profession: Ballet Dancer, Fashion Model, Actor
Credits: Inglourious Basterds, National Treasure, Unknown, Troysee more on Diane Kruger
Arnold Schwarzenegger was born in Thal, Austria. He spoke little English when he moved to the United States at the age of 21, to compete as a professional body builder.
Birthplace: Thal, Austria
Profession: Bodybuilder, Television director, Businessperson, Politician, Investor, + more
Credits: The Terminator, Predator, Total Recall, Pumping Iron
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