21 Biggest Celebrities Born In Kentucky


2. George Clooney

The next person on our list is probably the only celeb hailing from Kentucky that could challenge Lincoln for the title of the most famous Kentuckian of all time – George Clooney. We are kidding, of course. We love Clooney, but hey, he’s no Abe.

In fact, Clooney’s great-great-great-great grandmother on mother’s side was half-sister of Abe’s mom, which only further strengthens the famous actor’s Bluegrass State pedigree.

Before he became one of the most popular actors living today, Clooney grew up in Kentucky where he was born in 1961. More precisely, Clooney was born in Lexington and he went to school in Fort Mitchell. In order to pursue his acting career, he moved away, but he will always remain a Son of Kentucky in our hearts.

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