Speaking of growing up in the middle of the state, did you know Jennie Garth from Beverly Hills 90210 wasn't actually born in California? Nope, she grew up in Urbana, Illinois.
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40 Famous Actresses You Probably Didn't Know Were Born in Illinois
From guest-starring roles to Academy Award winners, Illinois has its fair share of famed actresses.
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Many of the actresses in this story not only made a name for themselves through their collection of iconic performances, but also through the selfless, philanthropic nature with which many of them approached their stardom. In an age of flipping the script on societal norms, many of these actresses are using their voices and platforms to be advocates for those who are otherwise unheard.