21 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were From Maine


Maine has a great heritage and tradition. But did you know that there are many celebrities that come from this northeastern state? Here are 21 famous people you probably didn’t know were born in Maine.


Even though he had a solid acting career before Grey’s Anatomy, Patrick Dempsey will probably be remembered forever as the charming Dr. Derek Shepherd a.k.a. McDreamy. The fans of the show know a lot about this handsome, talented actor, but not many know that he was born and raised in Maine.

Dempsey was born in 1966 in Lewiston, Maine, and grew up in several different towns, but never too far from his hometown. In high school, he was a very skilled juggler and actually tied for second in the national competition. We bet that’s something you didn’t know about McDreamy!

Dempsey’s acting career started in theater in Maine, Philadelphia and Off-Broadway. His first important movie role was In The Mood, followed by Can’t Buy Me Love, Some Girls, Loverboy and Happy Together. It is a little known fact that before he landed the role of Dr. Shepherd that changed his life forever, Dempsey auditioned for Dr. Chase on House.

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