10 Non-US Celebrities Who Came and Took Over Hollywood

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Quite often people link celebrities to America instantly. But actually many of the A-list celebrities come from outside of the US and that makes them even more interesting as well as it makes Hollywood richer with culture.

Nexter.org prepared you a list of 10 amazing non-US .

James McAvoy, Scotland

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James McAvoy was born in Glasgow and wanted to become a priest. But one day he met David Hayman who offered him a role in The Near Room movie. After that, he went on to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD), got a part in Shameless, became famous in Britain, then got a role of Mr. Tumnus in The Chronicles of Narnia and Hollywood fell in love with him.

 

Nina Dobrev, Bulgaria

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Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva was born in Sofia but when she was 2 years old her parents migrated to Canada where she began her modeling and acting career. Pretty soon, she got the role of Mia Jones in Degrassi: The Next Generation, which made her famous. Now she’s known for her role in The Vampire Diaries.

 

Natalie Portman, Israel

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Natalie Hershlag, which is her real name, was born in Jerusalem but when she was 3 years old her family moved to the United States. When she was 11, an agent discovered her at a pizza restaurant. The role of Princess Amidala in Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace sparked her fame.

 

Keanu Reeves, Lebanon

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Keanu Reeves was born in Beirut. His mother is English and father is Hawaiian. Reeves is of Chinese, Irish, Portuguese, and English descent. As for his career, he first appeared in the Canadian film Youngblood, then moved to Hollywood and landed his first big role in Dangerous Liaisons.

 

Rihanna, Barbados

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Rihanna was born in St. Michael and when she was still in school, a friend introduced her to a record producer Evan Rodgers, who flew her to New York where Def Jam Records signed a contract with the singer because her voice was so amazing.

 

Mila Kunis, Ukraine

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Mila Kunis was born in 1983 in Chernivtsi and 7 years later her family moved to the United States, where she was discovered by an agent at an after-school acting class. Her first big role was Jackie Burkhart in That ’70s Show.

 

Nicki Minaj, Trinidad and Tobago

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Onika Tanya Maraj was born in St. James. When she was 5 her family moved to New York, where she was discovered by the CEO of Young Money. She achieved international fame after her mixtape Playtime Is Over.

 

Charlize Theron, South Africa

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Charlize Theron was born Benoni. At one point in her life, she flew to Hollywood to become an actress, where she had no luck at first. But when she made a scene in a bank for not accepting a check, an agent saw her and gave her his card.

 

Priyanka Chopra, India

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Priyanka Chopra was born in Jamshedpur. She became Miss India and Miss World 2000. Later, she joined Bollywood and went on to star in Hollywood movies.

 

Emilia Clarke, England

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Emilia Clarke was born in London but raised in Berkshire. She went to the Drama Centre in London and played small parts on TV shows. But a role that brought her international fame is Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones.

Did you know all of them were not born in the United States?


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