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21 Awesome Famous People You May Not Have Realized Are From Virginia

Virginia is home to countless famous figures, including U.S. presidents, inventors, authors and athletes. But here are a few folks that you may not have known about. These celebrities, from musical superstars to legends of the big screen, all got their start in Virginia.

While these stars come from all over the state, from big cities to small towns, I do have to give a special shout out to Northern Virginia for their 8 megastars, followed by Eastern Virginia with 7…there must be something in the water. In the meantime, we haven’t forgotten about all of the other amazing Virginians out there – politicians, statesmen, authors and more – and we will definitely recognize them, too! But for now, there are many other big names you may know of…some of them may even be from your neck of the woods. So let us know what celebrities you share a hometown with!

Anna Strock
Virginia staff writer for Only in Your State, freelance writer and journalist. Even though Anna has lived other places, somehow Virginia is where she always seems to land.