Celebrities are often proud to brag about their hometowns.
Whether it's commemorating their birthplace in song like Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" ode to New Jersey and Jay Z's "Empire State of Mind" or giving back in times of need like Carrie Underwood's hefty donation to Oklahoma after a tornado devastated the area in May.
But sometimes it's easy to forget that glamorous celebrities didn't just appear in a spotlight in Los Angeles or New York City — so we wanted to remind you.
See where your favorite celebrities were born and raised, and who is from the same place as you.
Business Insider/Mike Nudelman Now learn more about where each celebrity grew up >
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