29 Celebrities You Didn't Know Weren't Born in the U.S.

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Take a look at 29 celebrities you didn't know weren't born in the U.S. They might have grown up here, but they weren't born here! 

1. Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis played all-American teen Jackie on That 70s Show, but she was born in the Ukraine in 1983 and immigrated to the US with her family as a child.

2. Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey was born in North America, but not in America. The funny man is Canadian.

3. Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman, nee Natalie Hershlag, was born in Jerusalem in 1981. She has dual citizenship in the United States and Israel.

4. Amy Adams

The super beautiful and amazingly talented Amy Adams was born in Italy.

5. Nina Dobrev

The Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev was born in Sofia, Bulgaria - not unlike her TVD character's doppelganger - and raised in Canada, where she moved as a young girl.

6. Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis' father was in the armed services and met Bruce's mother while stationed in West Germany, where Willis was born.

7. Nicki Minaj

American hip hop megastar Nicki Minaj actually hails from Trinidad and Tobago.

8. Kat Graham

Ditto Nina's co-star Kat Graham, whose father is of Americo-Liberian descent, and whose mother is Jewish (from a family from Russia and Poland); Kat was born in Switzerland.

9. Keith Urban

Anyone who's watched American Idol knows Keith Urban, Nashville star, wasn't born in America. Most think he was born in Australia, but nope! New Zealand.

10. Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves was born in Lebanon to a Lebanese father and Hawaiian mother. He grew up in Honolulu.

11. Portia de Rossi

Portia de Rossi, whose real first name is Amanda, was born in Australia.

12. Rihanna

Rihanna was born in Barbados and her birth name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty.

13. Martin Lawrence

Martin Lawrence
Many will be surprised to learn that Martin Lawrence was born in Frankfurt, Germany, where his father served in the US military.

14. Vanessa Lachey

Vanessa (Minnillo) Lachey, wife of Nick Lachey, was born in the Phillippines!

15. Rose McGowan

Rose McGowan was born in Italy to parents who belonged to a religious sect known as Children of God. That probably explains her dalliance with Marilyn Manson.

16. Idris Elba

Idris Elba, who wowed audiences on The Wire and is currently the It Man of Hollywood, was born and raised in London, England.

17. Will Arnett

Comedian Will Arnett is Canadian, just like Jim Carrey.

18. Kathie Lee Gifford

Talk show host Kathie Lee Gifford was born in Paris, France.

19. Kim Cattrall

Kim Cattrall might have played New Yorker Samantha in Sex and the City, but Cattrall was born in London and raised in Canada.

20. Rose Byrne

Rose Byrne is another Australian-born beauty!

21. Gene Simmons

It doesn't get more American-sounding than a name like Gene Simmons, right? Simmons was born in Israel.

22. Tia and Tamera Mowry

Sisters Tia and Tamera Mowry were both born in West Germany. Both of their parents served in the military and the two were born overseas.

23. Tommy Lee

Tommy Lee
Tommy Lee, famous for being a drummer and making a sex tape with Pamela Anderson, was born in Athens, Greece.

24. Christian Bale

It seems nearly impossible to believe, but Christian Bale was born in Wales.

25. Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox is an American film and TV icon ... who is Canadian.

26. Ryan Gosling

Same with this guy ...

27. Ryan Reynolds

... and this guy ...

28. Seth Rogen

... and even this guy!

29. Barack Obama

Just kidding, birthers!! Barack Obama was born in Hawaii. That's part of the United States.

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