Our state is so beautiful. Filled with 10,000 lakes, the world's most amazing parks, trails, arts, entertainment, sports, and night life it is easy to see why 5.5 million people would choose to live here. It's also easy to see why so many amazing actors would come from our great state!


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Chris Pratt - Introducing the sexiest actor from Minnesota!  Chris finished #2 on the 2014 list of People's Sexiest Men Alive list. Chris was born hours to our north in Virginia, Minnesota and came to prominence in Parks & Recreation and recently starred in Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World. Bonus: He's married to Anna Farris.


 

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Meet Judy Garland. She's also a Minnesotan! Born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota (not too far from Chris Pratt's hometown) Judy became a Hollywood legend in the 1930s. Her most famous role was one that I watched hundreds of times as a kid, The Wizard of Oz.


 

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Perhaps you know Jessica Biel?  Her family moved around several times but it all began in Ely, Minnesota. She rose to stardom with her first big TV role in 7th Heaven and has starred in dozens of movies. Today Jessica is a mother and also wife to pop star, Justin Timberlake. Her legal name is Jessica Claire Timberlake.


 

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Who would have guessed that Winona Ryder grew up in a farm house near Winona, Minnesota? Not me! She was actually born Winona Laura Horowitz and her family moved away from our great state when she was just 7 years old. She's starred in dozens of movies. My favorite, Beetlejuice.

 


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He's so money and he doesn't even know it. His home town is not "Vegas Baby!" but rather Minneapolis, Minnesota. I'm talking about 6'5" Vince Vaughn. This star once dated Jennifer Anniston and became a star in the movie Swingers. My favorite, Old School.


Bonus - Actors Steve Zahn and Josh Hartnett also come from Minnesota!

Super Bonus - Back to the Future's Lea Thompson is from right here in Rochester, Minnesota!

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