Happy Michigan Day! 15 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Born In The Great Lake State

  • The Queen of Pop, Madonna, moved to New York when she was just 19. But she was actually born and raised in Bay City, Michigan. (Photo: WENN)

  • Taylor Lautner was born in Grand Rapids, in West Michigan. The Twilight star grew up in Hudsonville, a town near Grand Rapids. (Photo: WENN)

  • The beautiful model and actress Kate Upton moved to Florida when she was only 7 years old, but she was actually born in St. Joseph, Michigan. (Photo: WENN)

  • Michigan is the home state of professional boxer Floyd Mayweather. He was born in Grand Rapids into a family of boxers. (Photo: WENN)

  • No. 1 female tennis player in the world, Serena Williams, was born in Saginaw, Michigan. When she was young, her family moved to California, though. (Photo: WENN)

  • Kristen Bell was born in Huntington Woods, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit where she was raised. (Photo: WENN)

  • Music legend Stevie Wonder was born in Saginaw Michigan. In fact, he started singing at the Whitestone Baptist Church in Detroit. (Photo: WENN)

  • Los Angeles Lakers former star Magic Johnson has nothing to do with California! He was in fact born in the capital of the state of Michigan, the city of Lansing. (Photo: WENN)

  • Diana Ross moved to Bessemer, Alabama after her mother passed away. But in fact, it was the city of Detroit, Michigan who welcomed her into the world! (Photo: WENN)

  • Left-wing documentary filmmaker, activist and author Michael Moore was born in Flint, Michigan, and raised in Davison, a suburb of Flint. (Photo: WENN)

  • It was in the city of Rochester, Michigan where Dita Von Teese and her passion for the 1940s and classic vintage style was born. (Photo: WENN)

  • 80’s beau Tom Selleck was born in Detroit, Michigan where he grew up before moving to California. (Photo: WENN)

  • David Spade grew up in Arizona for most of his early life, but he was actually born in Birmingham, Michigan. (Photo: WENN)

  • Lily Tomlin, a.k.a. Frankie, was born in Detroit, Michigan. Where she began doing stand-up comedy in nightclubs. (Photo: WENN)

  • Selma Blair lived in Detroit, Michigan for 20 years before moving to New York City to pursuit a career in the entertainment industry. (Photo: WENN)

  • Celebrating National Michigan Day, here’s a round up of all the A-listers who were born in the land of lakes. (Photos: WENN)

The Queen of Pop, Madonna, moved to New York when she was just 19. But she was actually born and raised in Bay City, Michigan. (Photo: WENN)

Michigan is a unique Sate in America no only because it’s the only state that touches four of the five Great Lakes—hence why it is often called The Great Lakes State—but also because it is where many of today’s greatest celebrities were born.

Sure! Most of them are now living in The Entertainment Capital of the World, Los Angeles, because, you know, showbusiness. But we bet you didn’t know that many of your favorite stars call Michigan their real home.

The Queen of Pop? From Michigan. Stevie Wonder? Detroit homeboy. Kristen Bell? Born and Raise in MI.

Celebrating National Michigan Day, here’s a round up of all the A-listers who were born in the land of lakes, water wonderland, the wolverine state, the beautiful Michigan!


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