Famous Birthplaces

Famous Birthplaces, Some say you can tell a lot about a person by where they came from.  Maybe it’s their accent or the way they dress, but many people can’t hide their roots.  Find out where some of our favorite famous people were born.

Ann Curry: As one of the longest serving anchors on “Today,” Curry started her journey in smaller markets on the West Coast, but she’s originally from another country. +ann curry birthplace Guam
Barbara Walters: The longtime journalist and co-host of “The View” has interviewed many world leaders, and she was born in one of the oldest US cities. barbara walters birthplace Boston
Ben Affleck: The actor, who won an Oscar for co-writing a film, always seems to represent Boston, but he’s originally from the opposite side of the country. ben affleck baby, ben affleck’s birthplace,
Chad Ochocinco: The NFL star played college football on the West Coast but was born and raised in a busy city across the country. +chad ochocinco birthplace Miami,
Eli Manning: The two-time Super Bowl champ plays for the New York Giants, but he’s well-known for being a Southern boy. +eli manning birthplace New Orleans,
Emma Stone: Known for her roles in “The Help” and “Superbad,” Stone left her hometown at the age of 15 in order to chase her acting dream. +emma stone birthplace Scottsdale,
Giada De Laurentiis: The TV food chef seems to make cooking look simple, which could be a result of her Italian roots. +giada de laurentiis birthplace Rome,
Hugh Hefner: The founder of Playboy magazine has been living a wild life in his popular Los Angeles mansion, but he got his start in his Midwest hometown. hugh hefner birthplace Chicago, Playboy Mansion, Los Angeles,
Kanye West: The Grammy-winning rapper often refers to Chicago as his hometown, but he was actually born in a Southern city. kanye west birthplace Atlanta,
Lea Michele: The “Glee” star and Broadway veteran didn’t have to travel far to pursue her dreams of performing on the stage. lea michele birthplace The Bronx,
Maya Angelou: This well-known poet is recognized all over the world for her work but she has humble beginnings in the Midwest. +maya angelou birthplace St. Louis
Michael Jordan: The NBA living legend is known for his playing days with the Chicago Bulls – and his college alma mater – but he was born on the East Coast. michael jordan place of birth Brooklyn,
Natalie Portman: The Oscar-winning actress moved around as a child, but has said her heart is in the religious city where she was born. natalie portman birthplace Jerusalem,
Nicki Minaj: The rapper known for her unique style grew up in a New York borough but came from an island in the Caribbean. nicki minaj birthplace Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago,
Stacy Keibler: Lately, the former WWE star has been seen on the red carpet with her Hollywood beau, but she stays connected to her birthplace. stacy keibler birthplace Baltimore,
Stephen Colbert: The host of a popular show pokes fun at hot topics from all over the world, but most of his material covers the town he came from stephen colbert birthplace Washington, D.C.,
Tom Cruise: The Hollywood megastar spent some of his childhood in Canada, but he was born about 200 miles away from the area. tom cruise birthplace Syracuse,
Warren Buffett: Known as one of the richest men in the world, Buffett has several other nicknames from the city where he was born. warren buffett birthplace Omaha, wizard of omaha oracle of omaha,
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