The unexpected origins of these celebrities

The unexpected origins of these celebrities.

Hollywood is full of celebrities whose origins we do not know much about and who we very often consider "American". In some cases it is easy to understand the origins of some celebrities from their surnames, while in other cases it is really unsuspected. In this photo gallery we have collected a list of celebrities whose origins are not known to everyone, in some cases because the surname is not characteristic of the country of origin, in other cases because it has even been changed for various reasons.

Browse the photo gallery to learn more about these celebrities: they could turn out to be a surprise!

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Natalie Portman - Jerusalem, Israel
The actress was born to an American mother and an Israeli father in Jerusalem, Israel, in 1981. When Natalie was 3 years old the family moved to Washington DC, and later in Connecticut and Long Island, New York.
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Keanu Reeves - Beirut, Lebanon
The actor was born in Lebanon to a British mother and a Chinese-Hawaiian father. The family moved to Canada, Toronto, in the late sixties, where Keanu lived until its move to Los Angeles in 1986.
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Martin Scorsese - Sicily, Italy
Martin Charles Scorsese is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and actor with Italian citizenship. The grandparents, both paternal and maternal, were immigrants originally from Polizzi and Ciminna (Palermo) respectively, who arrived in America in the twentieth century.
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Jennifer Aniston - Crete, Greece
Born and raised in California, Jennifer Aniston has Greek ancestry. He father, John Aniston, was born "Yiannis Anastassakis" but when he moved to the United States he decided to shorten the surname.
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Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey has Irish roots on her mother's side, while her paternal grandfather, Francisco Roberto Núñez, emigrated from Venezuela. When he arrived in the United States, he changed his name and surname, becoming Frank Robert Carey.
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