Not many people know that numerous celebrities are from Maryland. Some born and some raised, some surprising talent makes up the list below. From musicians to movie stars, here are 20 famous people from Maryland.
1) Edward Norton
This movie star was born in Boston and raised in Columbia, MD. He graduated from Wilde Lake Highschool in 1987.
2) William H. Macy
Although this Shameless actor was born in Miami, he actually grew up in Cumberland and graduated from Allegany High School.
3) Montel Williams
Montel was born in Baltimore and grew up in Linthicum.
4) Mike Rowe
This Dirty Jobs star was born and raised in Baltimore, and at one time sang professionally with the Baltimore Opera.
5) Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada is another celebrity who was born in Baltimore. She attended the Baltimore School for the Arts and majored in dance and theatre.
6) Kathie Lee Gifford
Though she was born in France, Kathy Lee Gifford actually grew up in Bowie and attended Bowie High School.
7) Toni Braxton
This singer was born in Severn and attended Bowie State University before deciding to pursue music.
8) Julie Bowen
This Modern Family star was born in Baltimore and attended Calvert School, followed by Garrison Forest School in Owings Mills.
9) JC Chasez
This former N'SYNC member was born in DC and grew up in Bowie. He attended Bowie High School.
10) Lewis Black
This hilarious comedian was born in DC and raised in Silver Spring. He graduated from Springbrook High School in 1966.
Ginuwine was born in DC and grew up in Forestville. He graduated from Prince George's Community College in Largo with a paralegal associate's degree.
12) Goldie Hawn
Goldie Hawn was born in DC, raised in Takoma Park, and attended Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring.
13) Anna Farris
This funny actress was born in Baltimore and lived there until age six.
14) Joel and Benji Madden
Joel and Benji Madden, of the former band Good Charlotte, are twins who grew up in Waldorf. They attended La Plata High School.
15) Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia was born in New York City but grew up in several states, including Maryland. She graduated from the Holton-Arms School in Bethesda.
16) Martin Lawrence
Martin Lawrence was born in Germany but lived in Maryland during his teen years. He attended High School in Landover and Fort Washington.
17) Joan Jett
Joan was born in Pennsylvania and her family moved to Rockville in 1967. She attended Randolph Junior High and Wheaton High School.
18) Spike Jonze
Director Spike Jonze was born in Rockville and grew up in Bethesda. He attended Walt Whitman High School.
19) Tori Amos
At age 2, this musician's family moved to Baltimore from North Carolina. She grew up in Rockville and Silver Spring before moving to LA at age 21.
20) Christina Milian
Christina Milian grew up in Waldorf until age 13.
Are there any other celebrities from Maryland that you know of? Did you attend school with any of them? Share in the comments!