31 Celebrities You Had No Clue Were Born In Arizona & Many Of Them Aren’t From Phoenix

Emma Stone isn't the only one from The Grand Canyon State!

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Ambyr Childres. Right: Alexandra Shipp

Ambyr Childres. Right: Alexandra Shipp

Anyone who wants to admire and envy the world's biggest stars needs only to look on Instagram. From A-list movie stars amajor musicians to pro ball players and comedians who landed their own sitcoms, there's no shortage of evidence of just how good the good life is. They post pictures of themselves with other big shots on rooftop bars, at exclusive clubs, at backstage parties, and at restaurants where regular people can't get a reservation.

But the vast majority of these celebrities were born and raised outside of Hollywood, finding their way to the bright lights and big money of superstardom from obscure beginnings in regular small towns and cities across the country.

Stacker compiled a list of actresses that were born in Arizona from IMDb’s most popular list.

Keep reading to see which of your favorite actresses are from your home state.


Alexandra Shipp

- Born: Phoenix, Arizona, USA (not available)
- Known for:
--- Ororo Munroe / Storm in "X-Men: Apocalypse" (2016)
--- Ororo Munroe / Storm in "X-Men: Dark Phoenix" (2019)
--- Abby in "Love, Simon" (2018)

Kaitlyn Dever

- Born: Phoenix, Arizona, USA (12/21/1996)
- Known for:
--- Amy in "Booksmart" (2019)
--- Marie Adler in "Unbelievable" (2019)
--- Jayden in "Short Term 12" (2013)

Emma Stone

Emma Stone.

Emma Stone.Emma Stone.Denis Makarenko | Dreamstime

- Born: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA (11/6/1988)
- Known for:
--- Mia in "La La Land" (2016)
--- Olive in "Easy A" (2010)
--- Skeeter Phelan in "The Help" (2011)

Hailey Bieber

- Born: Tucson, Arizona, USA (11/22/1996)
- Known for:
--- Hailey Baldwin in "Ocean's Eight" (2018)
--- Hailey Baldwin / Haley Baldwin in "Love Advent" (2015-2016)
--- Hailey in "Spotify Billboard News" (2021)

Brooke Langton

- Born: Arizona, USA (11/27/1970)
- Known for:
--- Annabelle Farrell in "The Replacements" (2000)
--- Jackie Miller in "Friday Night Lights" (2007-2008)
--- Lt. Maddie Rawlings in "The Last Ship" (2018)

Samantha Hanratty

- Born: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA (9/20/1995)
- Known for:
--- Kassidi in "Shameless" (2017-2018)
--- Teen Misty in "Yellowjackets" (2021)
--- Jennifer Lynne in "Zoe Gone" (2014)

Ambyr Childers

- Born: Cottonwood, Arizona, USA (7/18/1988)
- Known for:
--- Elizabeth Dodd in "The Master" (2012)
--- Iris Parker in "We Are What We Are" (2013)
--- Kelly in "Vice" (2015)

Lynda Carter

- Born: Phoenix, Arizona, USA (7/24/1951)
- Known for:
--- Diana Prince / Wonder Woman in "Wonder Woman" (1975-1979)
--- Principal Powers in "Sky High" (2005)
--- Pauline in "The Dukes of Hazzard" (2005)

Mare Winningham

Mare Winningham.Mare Winningham.Laurence Agron | Dreamstime

- Born: Phoenix, Arizona, USA (5/16/1959)
- Known for:
--- Mary in "Philomena" (2013)
--- Wendy Beamish in "St. Elmo's Fire" (1985)
--- Emily Carson in "Turner & Hooch" (1989)

Haley Lu Richardson

- Born: Phoenix, Arizona, USA (3/7/1995)
- Known for:
--- Stella in "Five Feet Apart" (2019)
--- Casey in "Columbus" (2017)
--- Krista in "The Edge of Seventeen" (2016)

Kimiko Glenn

- Born: Phoenix, Arizona, USA (6/27/1989)
- Known for:
--- Peni Parker in "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" (2018)
--- Brook Soso in "Orange Is the New Black" (2014-2019)
--- Liv in "Nerve" (2016)

Mika Boorem

Mika Boorem.Mika BooremEugene Powers | Dreamstime

- Born: Tucson, Arizona, USA (8/18/1987)
- Known for:
--- Mika Harms in "Hollywood.Con" (2021)
--- Penny Chadwick in "Blue Crush" (2002)
--- Emily in "Good Day for It" (2011)

Shannon Woodward

- Born: Phoenix, Arizona, USA (12/17/1984)
- Known for:
--- Elsie Hughes in "Westworld" (2016-2018)
--- Sabrina / Sabrina Collins in "Raising Hope" (2010-2014)
--- Di Di Malloy in "The Riches" (2007-2008)

Ashly Burch

- Born: Phoenix, Arizona, USA (6/19/1990)
- Known for:
--- Chloe Price / Stella Hill / Taylor Christensen / Sarah in "Life Is Strange" (2015)
--- Aloy / Elizabet Sobeck in "Horizon Zero Dawn" (2017)
--- Ash / Liquid Ashelot / Anthony / Bobby Kotick / Christopher Lloyd / Fumito Ueda / Li'l T. / Obadiah Stane / Taye in "Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?" (2008-2016)

Amber Valletta

- Born: Phoenix, Arizona, USA (2/9/1974)
- Known for:
--- Angie in "Gamer" (2009)
--- Allegra in "Hitch" (2005)
--- Audrey Billings in "Transporter 2" (2005)

Lindsey Gort

- Born: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA (4/24/1984)
- Known for:
--- Samantha Jones in "The Carrie Diaries" (2013-2014)
--- Amy Quinn in "All Rise" (2019-2021)
--- Candy Morningstar in "Lucifer" (2017)

Danielle Fishel

- Born: Mesa, Arizona, USA (5/5/1981)
- Known for:
--- Topanga Lawrence / Topanga Matthews / Trixie / Wounded Bird Actress in "Boy Meets World" (1993-2000)
--- Topanga Matthews / Self in "Girl Meets World" (2014-2017)
--- Valerie Davis in "Boiling Pot" (2015)

Janet Varney

- Born: Tucson, Arizona, USA (2/16/1976)
- Known for:
--- Korra / Additional Voices / May in "The Legend of Korra" (2012-2014)
--- Attractive Woman Driver in "Drillbit Taylor" (2008)
--- Party Girl in "Catwoman" (2004)

Chelsea Kane

- Born: Phoenix, Arizona, USA (9/15/1988)
- Known for:
--- Meredith in "Bratz" (2007)
--- Riley Perrin in "Baby Daddy" (2012-2017)
--- Stella Malone in "Jonas" (2009-2010)

Jordin Sparks Thomas

- Born: Phoenix, Arizona, USA (12/22/1989)
- Known for:
--- Sparkle in "Sparkle" (2012)
--- Shasta Carvell in "Left Behind" (2014)
--- Soundtrack in "Ride Along 2" (2016)

Sharon Leal

- Born: Tucson, Arizona, USA (10/17/1972)
- Known for:
--- Michelle Morris in "Dreamgirls" (2006)
--- Zoe Reynard in "Addicted" (2014)
--- Marilyn Sudor in "Boston Public" (2000-2004)

Chelsey Crisp

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- Born: Phoenix, Arizona, USA (6/5/1983)
- Known for:
--- Honey in "Fresh Off the Boat" (2015-2020)
--- JoBeth in "The League" (2015)
--- Candice in "Happy Endings" (2012)

Aidy Bryant

- Born: Phoenix, Arizona, USA (5/7/1987)
- Known for:
--- Various / Morgan / Mrs. Claus / Sarah Huckabee Sanders / Adele / Candy Crowley / Jan Krang / Lil' Baby Aidy / Student / Tonkerbell / Actress / Agent Morris / Aidy Bryant / Amy / Animal Annie / Army Soldier / Barb Von Stoppin / Beard Hunk Woman / Beth / Bethany Opsal / Britney R. / Bubble Woman / Bus Stop Woman #2 / Cambria / Candice / Carol / Carolynn / Chris / Dr. Bethel / Dunkin' Donuts Customer / Ethel Merman / Fayanne / Felix 900 Audience Member / Funeral Guest / Girl in CVS Ad / Henrietta / Infinity + 5 / Janice Soprano / Jenna / Joanne / Karen Domineau / Kathleen Bell / Kim Davis / Linda the Neighbor / Liz / Manny Pacquiao / Margo / Mary Todd Lincoln / Meghan Trainor / Melanie / Meredith Fine / Mimi / Miss Greenland / Miss Trash Delaware / Mrs. Fezziwig / Mrs. Larson / Mrs. Lehman / Mrs. Santa / Murphy and Kennedy Presenter / Nancy Chaze / Naomi / Ofdaniel / Paula Abbot / Paula Abbott / Paula Dean / Perfume Ad Woman / Pilgrim / Prince Viola's Carer / Professor / Queen Aquata / Rebel Wilson / Reporter / Sarah Huckabee / Sauce-Some Marynara / Shah's Date / Steve's Co-Worker / Student Theatre Member / Target Employee / Thanksgiving Guest / The Christmas Candle Singer / The Worst Lady on an Airplane / Tour Visitor / Ursula / Velvy O'Malley / Velvy O'Malley as Chubbina Fatzarelli / Woman / Woman Feeling Beyoncé's Pain / Wynona Judd / Wynonna Judd in "Saturday Night Live" (2012-2021)
--- Annie Easton in "Shrill" (2019-2021)
--- Mary in "The Big Sick" (2017)

Kaylee DeFer

- Born: Tucson, Arizona, USA (9/23/1986)
- Known for:
--- Dana in "Red State" (2011)
--- Hillary Gold in "The War at Home" (2005-2007)
--- Ivy Dickens in "Gossip Girl" (2011-2012)

Jenny Mollen

- Born: Phoenix, Arizona, USA (5/30/1979)
- Known for:
--- Emily in "Kidnapping Caitlynn" (2009)
--- Colleen in "My Best Friend's Girl" (2008)
--- Lisa in "Crazy, Stupid, Love." (2011)

Angélica Celaya

- Born: Tucson, Arizona, USA (7/9/1982)
- Known for:
--- Zed Martin in "Constantine" (2014-2015)
--- Jenni Rivera in "Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio" (2017)
--- Eve in "Skin in the Game" (2019)

Hana Hayes

- Born: Tucson, Arizona, USA (3/29/1999)
- Known for:
--- Teenage Elise Rainier in "Insidious: The Last Key" (2018)
--- Sarah in "The Last of Us" (2013)
--- Lizzie Sanderson in "The Grinder" (2015-2016)

Sofia Wylie

- Born: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA (1/7/2004)
- Known for:
--- Agatha in "The School for Good and Evil" 2022
--- Gina in "High School Musical: The Musical - The Series" 2019-2022

Rachel Campos-Duffy

- Born: Tempe, Arizona, USA (10/22/1971)
- Known for:
--- Justine Miller in "Harvest" (2006)
--- Writer in "Moms" (2017-2020)
--- Self - Co-Host in "Fox & Friends Weekend" (2021)

Maliabeth Johnson

- Born: Arizona, USA (6/10/1986)
- Known for:
--- Audrey in "Mad Men" (2015)
--- Mary Magdalen in "American Horror Story" (2015)
--- Miriam Gergich in "Parks and Recreation" (2012-2013)

Jessica Makinson

- Born: Tempe, Arizona, USA (11/29/1978)
- Known for:
--- Heidi Turner / Strong Woman / Additional voices / Charlotte / Girl / Henrietta Biggle / Britney Spears / Canadian Woman / Gigi Hadid / Girls / Hot Yoga Chick / Ike Broflovski / Jennifer Lopez / Lexus / Lisa Berger / Mercedes / Mrs. White / Paris Hilton / Vanity in "South Park" (2002-2021)
--- Michelle Coyote in "Maron" (2013-2015)
--- Carly Barzac in "Halfway Home" (2007)


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