Living in the state of Maryland, maybe you've run into a celebrity out and about! Ever wondered all of the big names that have called the state home? Here are just a few of them, in alphabetical order by first name:
Anna Faris (actress, podcast host, writer): Faris was born in Baltimore and her father was a professor at Towson University. Her and her family moved to Washington state when she was six years old.
David Hasselhoff (actor, singer, producer, TV personality, businessman): Born in Baltimore, Maryland but moved to Florida as a child. Still, he considered Maryland his home and roots for Baltimore sports teams.
Edward Norton (actor, filmmaker): Norton was born in Massachusetts but was raised in Columbia. His grandfather, James Rouse, lead the development of Columbia. Norton made his acting debut at Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia and graduated from Wilde Lake High School.
Goldie Hawn (actress, producer, singer): Hawn was born in Washington, DC but her family moved to Takoma Park, Maryland as a child. She attended Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring.
Jada Pinkett Smith (actress, screenwriter, producer, singer-songwriter): Smith was born in Baltimore, Maryland and was raised there by her mother and grandmother. She attended the Baltimore School for the Arts where she famously befriended Tupac Shakur.
JC Chasez (singer in NSYNC, songwriter, dancer, producer, actor): Born in Bowie, MD and was offered a position in The Mickey Mouse Club at the age of 15 where he befriended Justin Timberlake. Also attended the former Robert Goddard Middle School and Bowie High School.
Julie Bowen (actress): Julie was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. She attended Calvert School, Garrison Forest School in Owings Mills, and Roland Park Country School before moving to Rhode Island.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (actress, comedian, producer): Julia was born in New York City but moved to Washington, DC when she was only 1 and lived in the area for over 10 years. She attended and graduated from Holton-Arms School in Bethesda.
Kathy Lee Gifford (TV personality, singer, songwriter, actress, author): Gifford was born in Paris, France but grew up in Bowie, MD and attended Bowie High School.
Kevin Durant (NBA All-Star & MVP): Durant was born in Washington, DC and grew up in Prince George's County. He attended Montrose Christian School in Rockville, MD his senior year of high school.
Lewis Black (comedian, actor): Black was born in Washington, DC but grew up in Silver Spring, MD and graduated from Springbrook High School. Black also attended University of Maryland, College Park for one year.
Martin Lawrence (comedian, actor, producer): Martin was born in the former West Germany and moved to Landover, MD when he was 7 years old. He attended both Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt and Friendly High School.
Michael Phelps (Olympic swimmer): The most decorated Olympian of all-time was born in Baltimore, MD and grew up in the Rodgers Forge neighborhood near Towson. He went to Rodgers Forge Elementary School, Dumbarton Middle School and Towson High School.
Montel Williams (TV host, actor, motivational speaker): Montel was born in Baltimore and went to Andover High School in Anne Arundel County. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps and attended the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Montel also worked at Fort Meade for the Navy and NSA.
Pete Sampras (former men's world no. 1 tennis player): Sampras was born in Washington, DC and lived in Potomac before moving with his family to California at the age of 7.
Spike Jonze (actor, filmmaker, musician, photographer): Jonze was born in New York City but was raised by his mother in Bethesda, MD. He attended Walt Whitman High School where he met future collaborator Jeff Tremaine, who grew up in Rockville.
Tupac Shakur (musician): Tupac was born in and spent his early years in Manhattan, New York City, but moved to Baltimore with his mother as a teenager and attended Roland Park Middle School, Dunbar High School in 9th grade and the Baltimore School for the Arts in the 10th grade.
William H. Macy (actor): Born in Florida but grew up in Cumberland, Maryland starting at the age of 9. Macy graduated from Allegany High School.