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!
Chad L. Coleman | Richmond
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Sandra Bullock | Arlington
Bullock as a student at Washington Lee High School, Courtesy of Snakkle
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
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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
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Virginia actor, producer, musician, singer, co-host, fashion designer … Basically, Pharrell Williams has done more than most ever will. #illuminati
Dermot Mulroney | Alexandria
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Dermot Mulroney is a Virginia actor who has been in over 70 movies, most notably My Best Friend’s Wedding. He frequently guest-stars in television series, including the critically acclaimed Shameless.
Wanda Sykes | Portsmouth
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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
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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.
Jay Pharoah | Chesapeake
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A newer celebrity on the scene, Virginia actor Jay Pharoah got his break as a comedian on Saturday Night Live and is known for his hilarious impersonations of President Obama, Jay-Z, and Drake.
June Carter Cash | Mace’s Spring
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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.
Booker T. Washington
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Born into slavery, Booker T. Washington went on to become one of the most influential educators and civil rights leaders in the nation.
Taryn Manning | Falls Church
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Orange Is the New Black. Need we say more?
Steve Harvey | Welch
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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!