You’ve probably heard their names more than a few hundred times. They sing your favorite songs and appear in your beloved TV shows and movies. They are la crème de la crème of the entertainment industry!
But did you know that all of these A-listers hold (besides their inner talent—of course!) roots to the land of the Cedars? While some of these celebrities happen to be of “Lebanese descent” as in “possibly has a Lebanese ancestor”, some others come from traditional Lebanese families and were even born in Beirut!
Celebrating Lebanon Independence Day—because, you know, why not! —here are 12 of your favorite celebrities you’ll be shock to learn are of Lebanese origins.