Check out this "People of the U.S." map to find the biggest celebrity from your DMV hometown.

The Washington, D.C., area is rich in history, culture, and politics. However, that’s not all that we’re known for. From Jedi master to the creator of the Avengers, the DMV is also home to some of the biggest celebrities in the entertainment industry.

Matt Daniels and Russell Goldenberg, writers at The Pudding, scoured through Wikipedia’s API to find the most-viewed people pages in each city, town, and neighborhood of the United States. Then, they created a “People of the U.S.” map which takes the names of cities and replaces them with the city’s most Wikipedia’d residents. The ones that have been searched the most show up next to a larger green circle, while the ones with fewer hits have a smaller green dot.

Most Wikipedia’d Residents in the DMV

At first glance, you see that the most popular people from our area include the typical historical figures – George Washington, John F. Kennedy, and J. Edgar Hoover. However, zoom in a little closer and you’ll find the true stars of the DMV. These include actors, musicians, celebrity chefs, entrepreneurs, and athletes.

U.S. map
Courtesy of The Pudding

See if you share a hometown with one of your favorite celebrities:

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. – Samuel L. Jackson
DuPont Circle – Ina Garten


Arlington – Sandra Bullock
Annandale – Mark Hamill
Centreville – Ludacris
Fairfax – Jason Sudeikis
Fairfax Station – Alex Riley
Falls Church – Tom Shadyac                     
Fort Belvoir – Christopher Evan Welch
Springfield – Dave Grohl
Stafford – Erin Cahill
Warrenton – Walter Chrysler
Woodbridge – David Robinson


Baltimore – Tupac Shakur
Bethesda – Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Bowie – Kathie Lee Gifford
Gaithersburg – Logic
Hyattsville – Jim Henson
La Plata – Benji Madden
Landover – Martin Lawrence
Largo – Wale
Oxon Hill – Taraji P. Henson
Rockville – Kevin Durant
Severn – Toni Braxton
Silver Spring – Sylvester Stallone
Towson – Michael Phelps
Waldorf – Christina Millian

So, were you surprised by the biggest celebrity from your own hometown? Let us know what you think!