From J. Law to Johnny Depp, find out which celebs were born in your hometown.
The South is home to an incredible range of talent, from actors to musicians, from singers to sports stars. And though you may stand in line to see them perform, you may be amazed to learn about their Southern roots. Whether they are winning Gold Medals, making Gold Records, or taking home golden statues at the Academy Awards, these talented Southerners prove that you can take the person out of the place, but you can’t take the place out of the person. So enjoy our list of celebrities you didn’t know were Southern—it’ll feel like they’ve stepped straight out of that porch swing and straight into your heart.