Where Each Of Your Favorite Celebrities Are From In The U.S.
Marc Gordon - October 16, 2019

Changes

By Greta Zwaan

I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.

But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.

No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.

But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?

They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.

So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.

Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.

I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.

I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.
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Los Angeles might seem like the home of the rich and famous, but, surprisingly, not many of today’s hottest stars grew up even close to the entertainment capital of the world. In fact, some could have even been your neighbors. Take a look at where your favorite stars are from in the USA, some might even surprise you.

 

Idaho

 

 

Star: Aaron Paul

Born Aaron Paul Sturtevant on August 27th, 1979, Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul grew up in Emmett, Idaho. When Paul was just two-years-old he moved with his family to California, before moving back to Twin Falls, Idaho at the age of six. Later, the family moved to Boise, Idaho, where Paul enrolled in Centennial High School, graduating in 1997. After graduation, Paul drove to Los Angeles in his 1982 Toyota Corolla with his mother and $6,000 in savings. Luckily for him, and us, he managed to make his dream of acting a reality.

 

 

Tennessee

 

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Star: Megan Fox

Actress Megan Fox was born on May 16th, 1986, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Her father, Franklin Thomas, a parole officer, and her mother, Gloria Darlene, divorced when Fox was just three years old. Fox spent her early childhood in Rockwood, Tennessee. At the age of five, Fox attended dance and drama classes in Kingston, Tennessee. Five years later, when Fox was ten, she moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, where she continued her training.

 

Oklahoma

 

 

Star: Brad Pitt

Actor Brad Pitt was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma on December, 18th, 1963. His father, William Alvin Pitt, was the owner of a trucking company, and his mother, Jane Etta, was a school counselor. The family soon moved to Springfield, Missouri, where he attended the Kickapoo High School. Two weeks short of completing the coursework for a degree in journalism with a focus on advertising, Pitt left the University of Missouri to pursue an acting career.

 

 

Hawaii

 

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Star: Nicole Kidman

We all know actress Nicole Kidman is Australian, but did you know she was actually born in Hawaii? Yes, Nicole Kidman was born on June 20th, 1967, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her parents, Anthony Kidman, a biochemist, clinical psychologist and author, and Janelle Ann, a nursing instructor, and editor are both Australian and were temporarily in the U.S on student visas. Because she was born in Hawaii, Kidman was also given a Hawaiian name – Hōkūlani – meaning “Heavenly Star”. The inspiration for the name was a baby elephant born around the same time at the Honolulu Zoo. The family lived in Washington, D.C. for a while, before returning to Australia when Kidman was four years old.

 

Maine

 

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Star: Anna Kendrick

Actress Anna Kendrick was born on August 9th, 1985, in Portland, Maine. Her mother, Janice Kendrick, is an accountant, and her father, William Kendrick, is a history teacher who also works in finance. Kendrick began her career as a child, earning a Tony nomination at the age of 12. Kendrick went back to Portland for high school, as she studied at Deering High School.

 

 

Nebraska

 

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Star: Gabrielle Union

Actress Gabrielle Union was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on October 29th, 1972. Union is the daughter of Theresa Union, a phone company manager and social worker, and Sylvester E. Union, a military sergeant. When she was eight, Union moved with her family to Pleasanton, California, where she grew up and attended Foothill High School. Although she moved to California, Union remains a huge Cornhusker fan to this day.