10 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were From Detroit


By: Annie Scaramuzzino

It’s no secret that a ton of talent comes out of the Detroit.

Indeed, a slew of celebrities have called the Motor City their hometown through the decades, with names such as Eminem, Kid Rock, Madonna and Bob Seger often coming to mind.

And while Motown certainly spawned its fair share of musicians, there are also a lot of actors, directors and other entertainers who hail from the area.

Thanks in part to Thrillist, we’ve compiled a list of 10 familiar faces from Detroit, and we’re willing to bet at least one leaves you surprised.

1. Kristen Bell – Huntington Woods

(Photo credit VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

2. Sonny Bono – Detroit

(Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

(Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

3. Judy Greer – Redford Township/Livonia

(Photo credit KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

4. Dax Shepard – Milford

(Photo credit ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)

5. Selma Blair – Southfield

(Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

(Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

6. Keegan-Michael Key – Southfield

(Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

(Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

7. Francis Ford Coppola – Detroit

(Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

(Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

8. Sam Raimi – Royal Oak

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

9. Lily Tomlin – Detroit

(Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images)

(Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images)

10. Elizabeth Berkley – Farmington Hills

(Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)

(Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)

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