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7 Famous Celebrities You Never Knew Were Born in Arizona

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Arizona is one of those places which stuns you with its sunshine, heat, and diverse landscapes. Given its undeniable beauty, some people plan trips to visit this wonderful destination. But, you see, it’s not just a travel destination. For some, the Valley of the Sun is also their “home sweet home.” Want to know who has such a beautiful state as their home? You better check out these celebrities hailing from Arizona:

Shawn Michaels

Shawn Michaels
Source: Shawn Michaels | WWE

Does Heartbreak Kid sound familiar to you? It is if you’re a fan of one of the greatest professional wrestlers in history! Michael Shawn Hickenbottom is a retired professional wrestler, television presenter, and actor. He is better known by his ring name Shawn Michaels.

Fun fact: The WWE-Hall-of-Famer had his last match in Arizona.

Michelle Branch

Michelle Branch Celebrity from Arizona
Source: Michelle Branch | WireImage/Gregg DeGuire

One of the world’s original pop princesses hails from Sedona, Arizona. Michelle Branch’s first major-label debut “The Spirit Room,” included her big hit “Everywhere.” You may think she disappeared for good after her platinum albums and even a Grammy win for “Game of Love.” But she never stopped writing music even during her time away from the limelight.

Joe Jonas

This famous Disney Channel heartthrob may have been raised in New Jersey, but you can never take away the fact that he was born in the Grand Canyon State. He and his brothers (with their band, Jonas Brothers) even kicked off their first official solo headlining tour in Tucson, Arizona.

Barbara Eden

Barbara Eden Celebrity from Arizona
Source: Barbara Eden | Cream Magazine

Remember Jeannie of the sitcom “I Dream of Jeannie?” Well, the beauty is none other than Barbara Eden, a television and stage actress and singer who is now 88 years old. She was born in Tucson, Arizona, and later on, became America’s most endearing and enduring actresses.

Chester Bennington

Chester Bennington
Source: Chester Bennington | Rolling Stones

Who would have thought the member of the wildly successful and talented band, Linkin Park, was born in Arizona? This Phoenix boy went to Centennial High School, then Greenway High School, where he and his friend started a band called Grey Daze. Eventually, he became part of Linkin Park who made a lasting impact on the music scene since 2000.

All Phoenix teens sure are proud that the late Chester Bennington is one of the celebrities hailing from Arizona. He was a man of extraordinary talent and charisma.

Emma Stone

Emma Stone Celebrity from Arizona
Source: Emma Stone | Getty Images

The beautiful and bubbly actress known for her portrayals in famous films such as “The Help,” “The Amazing Spiderman,” and “Birdman,” was born in Scottsdale, Arizona. She always has witty and charming roles, because she is in real life. She’s also an award-winning actress, and currently has a prized Oscar Win for her role in “La La Land.”

Emma Stone is indeed a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry.

Hailey Bieber

Hailey Bieber
Source: Hailey Bieber | Hype Bae

The beautiful model and television personality born in Tucson, Arizona is the daughter of Stephen Baldwin and niece of Alec Baldwin. She is better known as the wife of pop star Justin Bieber.

She once enjoyed a romantic getaway in Arizona with Justin, with the latter saying that the much-needed alone time is what refreshes his soul.

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg Arizona
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Think Jaws, War of the Worlds, and Jurassic Park. The common denominator is Steven Spielberg, the guy behind all these famous films. Although he wasn’t born in Arizona, he spent most of his youth in Phoenix and lived in Scottsdale.

Many commend him for being a talented filmmaker and director who has mastered the technique, technology, and storytelling to an over satisfying fault.

Now that you know the celebrities hailing from Arizona, it’s time to put you up to the test! How many of your guesses were correct?