Many stars are born in Hollywood, but the people who become those stars are usually born somewhere else. Johnny Depp, for example, was born in Owensboro, Ky.
Depp starred in several films directed by Tim Burton (R). Burton was born in Burbank, Calif.
Bernardsville, N.J., is where acclaimed actress Meryl Streep was raised.
Before settling in Capeside, Mass., as Joey Potter in "Dawson's Creek," actress Katie Holmes spent her youth in Toledo, Ohio.
George Clooney is a long way from his bluegrass roots as a current resident of Lake Como, Italy. Clooney was born in Lexington, Ky., and was raised in Ft. Mitchell, Ky.
Diane Sawyer, also from the Bluegrass State, was born in Glasgow, Ky., and was raised in Louisville. Prior to "Good Morning America," she was a reporter and weather girl in Louisville.
Madonna, "The Material Girl," was born in Bay City, Mich., and grew up in the Detroit suburbs of Pontiac and Rochester Hills, before going off to New York and becoming a rock star.
Actor Morgan Freeman (and his soothing voice) was born in Memphis, Tenn.
Actress Sandra Bullock was born far from Hollywood, in Arlington, Va.
There's nothing alien about film star Demi Moore, even though she was born in Roswell, N.M.
Film and television actor Neil Patrick Harris was also born in the Southwest, in Albuquerque, N.M.
Legendary actor Dustin Hoffman is one of the few big stars who was actually born in Los Angeles.
Before she resided on Pandora as a member of the Na'Vi in "Avatar," Zoe Saldana was born in New Jersey but spent many years in her youth in the Dominican Republic.
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld (R-pictured with wife Jessica) was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Jessica was born in Oyster Bay, Long Island, N.Y.
Musician Prince was born Prince Rogers Nelson in Minneapolis, Minn. -- and still calls the state his royal residence.
Before she made "Friends" in Hollywood, Jennifer Aniston was born in Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Robert De Niro knows East Coast characters like the back of his hand, probably because he was born in New York City.
Oprah Winfrey's humble beginnings were in the small southern town of Kosciusko, Miss. She was later raised in the inner city of Milwaukee before becoming one of the most influential women in the world.
Brad Pitt, unlike his fiancee, Angelina Jolie, did not hail from Los Angeles. Brad was born in Shawnee, Okla.
Director James Cameron has taken us on trips to Pandora and aboard the Titanic, but was born in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada.
Before becoming the princess of pop, Britney Spears' was born in McComb, Miss., and raised in Kentwood, La.
Rock star Tina Turner immortalized her hometown of Nutbush, Tenn., in the song she wrote, "Nutbush City Limits."
Director Quentin Tarantino was raised on movies, but born in Knoxville, Tenn.
Movie producer and director Stephen Spielberg was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and started his film career as a boy in Phoenix.
He may have lived on a tropical island in "Lost," but Matthew Fox grew up far from the ocean, on a horse ranch in Crowheart, Wyo.
Actor Tom Hanks was born in Concord, Calif.
The late singer Whitney Houston (R-pictured with former husband Bobby Brown in 1995) wasn't born in the city that bears her last name, but Newark, N.J. Brown was born in Roxbury, Mass.
Director Kathryn Bigelow (pictured with British director Tom Hooper) was born in San Carlos, Calif.
Growing up in a Hollywood family, it shouldn't come as a big surprise that actor Jeff Bridges was born in Los Angeles.
British actress Kate Winslet (pictured between James Cameron and Jon Landau) was born in Reading, Berkshire, England. Cameron was born in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. Landau was born in New York City, N.Y.