Virginia might seem inconspicuous, but something is definitely in the water when it comes to making famous people.
Here are some famous celebs you may not have known were born or bred right here in the Commonwealth!
Patton Oswalt | Portsmouth and Sterling
Stand-up comedian and actor Patton Oswalt is a 1987 graduate of Broad Run High School in Ashburn, Virginia. He's also an alum of The College of William & Mary. Oswalt is known for so many things, it's hard to know where to start!
Sandra Bullock | Arlington
Best known for everything. JK, but seriously. Miss Congeniality, The Blind Side (for which she won an Academy Award), and Gravity are some of Sandra Bullock's more recent works that should ring a bell. Also, Speed.
Katie Couric | Arlington
One of the most well-known female journalists in America, Katie Couric has been an anchor for NBC, CBS, and ABC. We see you, girl!
Pharrell Williams | Virginia Beach
Virginia actor, producer, musician, singer, co-host, fashion designer … Basically, Pharrell Williams has done more than most ever will. #illuminati
Wanda Sykes | Portsmouth
Winner of a Primetime Emmy Award for her work on The Chris Rock Show, comedian Wanda Sykes has gone on to star in several movies including Evan Almighty and Monster-in-Law.
Missy Elliot | Portsmouth
Missy Elliott has four Grammy Awards. Four. She is hip-hop’s first female mogul and worked with the likes of Aaliyah, Janet Jackson, and Jay-Z. All hail the queen.
Shirley MacLaine | Richmond
The Terms of Endearment actress was born in Richmond. She actually attended the same high school as Sandra Bullock—though years before, obviously. Both were cheerleaders.
June Carter Cash | Mace’s Spring
The love of Johnny Cash’s life and the reason he wrote his last song “Still Loving You,” June Carter Cash also had her own career as a singer and performer.
Taryn Manning | Falls Church
Orange Is the New Black. Need we say more?
Steve Harvey | Welch
Many know Steve Harvey as host to Family Feud and The Steve Harvey Talk Show, and others know him as the guy who announced the wrong Miss Universe 2015. Sorry, Steve, you’re never gonna live that one down.
There are so many other famous Virginia natives we couldn't list them all! Name your favorite famous Virginian in the comments below!