Our Pine Tree State is known for many things, including producing a fair share of well-known celebrities!

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Listen, we get it—Maine might not be the first place you think of when it comes to producing celebrities. States like Illinois, California, and New York usually get that spotlight. Instead, we're known for our delicious seafood, rugged outdoor wear, iconic New England architecture, and stunning natural beauty.

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Credit: Canva / Getty Stock

But it's true: many famous celebrities were born here in Maine and proudly call 'Vacationland' home.

While some famous folks may have been born in Maine and later moved elsewhere, considering their new location as home, that's perfectly fine too. The lines between being a 'Mainer' and someone 'from away' are blurry. Generally speaking, we Mainers are open to embracing anyone with a connection to Maine, no matter how small.

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Credit: Canva / Getty Stock

We take pride in our state's influence and are always happy to welcome those who share a piece of our heritage.

In putting together this list of famous folks and where they were born in Maine, we wanted to think outside the box. For example, everyone knows about Patrick Dempsey, aka ‘Dr. McDreamy’ and People Magazine’s 2023 Sexiest Man Alive. He’s a well-known Mainer, born in Lewiston, so we didn't include him here.

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Instead, we focused on less obvious choices, making our list of 16 celebrities more intriguing and unique.

That being said, McDreamy could have easily been added to this, and we could have renamed this ‘Check Out Where These 17 Celebrities Were Born in Maine,’ but 16 just has a better ring to it, doesn’t it?

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Alright, without further ado, which celebrities were born in Maine? And where in our great Pine Tree State exactly? Keep scrolling to find out!

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