Big stars from tiny towns
Some of Hollywood's biggest stars hail from small towns.
From Tiny Town to Tinseltown
There are stars who come from movie star royalty (the Gyllenhaals, Drew Barrymore, Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen) and then there are those from more humble backgrounds. Click through to see who left towns with one stoplight for the bright lights of Hollywood!
The actress who began her career on "7th Heaven," was born and raised in the small town of Ely, Minnesota, population 3,460 as of 2010. The actress is definitely not living the small town life anymore though. Biel and hubby Justin Timberlake currently enjoy a lavish lifestyle in California.
The "Hunger Games" actor may be used to starring on the big screen now, but Hutcherson came from humble beginnings. The actor was born in Union, Kentucky with a current population of 5,650.
The country singer pays homage to her small town upbringing in her hit song "Famous in a Small Town." Lambert was born in Longview, Texas was but raised in the small Lone Star state town of Lindale, population 5,323 as of 2013.
The "Stop-Loss" star may be accustomed to hiking the Hollywood hills these days, but he was raised New Castle County, Delaware where his mother, Susan, ran a daycare center out of the family home. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the city is 5,285.
The model may be a globe trotting star now, but she never forgets her roots in Horizontina, a city in Rio Grande del Sul in southern Brazil. The municipality is inhabited by 18,046 according to a 2004 IBGE estimation. For more pictures of Gisele, go to x17online.com.
The former "Friends" star is from Williamstown, Massachusetts. According to the 2010 census, the population is 7,754.
The rocker grew up in Doylestown, a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the borough population was 8,380. For more pictures of Pink, go to x17online.com.
Sarah Jessica Parker
The "Sex and the City" star may be an urban gal now, but SJP hails from Nelsonville, Ohio. One of eight children, the actress studied singing and ballet and moved to NYC as a kid to star in Broadway's "Annie." Nelsonville's population is approximately 5,230.
Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to factory workers, Kutcher's family later moved to Tiffin, Iowa. Ashton (then known as Christopher) attended the University of Iowa and swept cereal in a General Mills plant before being discovered by a talent scout. Just 2,347people lived in Tiffin as of 2013.
Oprah has adopted Chicago as her new home town, but the mogul was born in rural Kosciusko, Mississippi, population 7,315 as of 2013.
The star of "The Office" was born in Concord, Massachusetts. Before joining Chicago's Second City comedy troupe, Steve wanted to be a lawyer. He graduated from Dennison University in Ohio. As of 2010, Concord's population was about 17,669.
Now notable for her reality TV stint and Hollywood-approved plastic surgery, Heidi is from Crested Butte, Colorado, population 1,519 as of 2013. To see more pics, visit wireimage.com
Born in Uvalde, a small town in Texas, Matt is the youngest of three boys born to a teacher and a gas station owner. Matt attended high school in Longview, Texas, and he was voted most handsome in the Longview Lobo yearbook! The population of Uvalde was 16,284 at the 2013 census.
The Spears clan hails from the small town of Kentwood, Louisiana and still retains residences there. Jamie Lynn even moved home after a stint in Hollywood. Kentwood's population was 2,277 at the 2013 census.
She's great at playing a monied Manhattanite, but Meester was born in Ft. Worth, Texas and grew up in Marco Island, Florida (population 12,879). Her incarcerated mother gave birth to the future "Gossip Girl" starlet while doing time for smuggling drugs!