The Biggest Stars That came from Humble Connecticut
Connecticut is one of the six states that make up New England and is one of the richest states in all of America. It’s not one of the most glamorous states in America and people don’t associate celebrities with Connecticut. When people think of Connecticut they tend to think of small towns with hard workers, this is the case in Connecticut for example there are many successful roofing companies such as Woodbury roofing who all have dedicated employees. They also think of the beautiful sites along the Connecticut River and of the prestigious Ivy League University Yale. Whilst Connecticut does have all these things there is also a glamorous side, it isn’t just LA that is the home of many stars, keep on reading and you’ll be surprised by how many stars and celebrities come from Connecticut.
Seth MacFarlane is known worldwide and he was born in Kent, Connecticut in 1973. His most famous work is the American sitcom series Family Guy which started in 1999 and is still running today, so far there have been 19 seasons. He also created several more successful tv series’ including The Orville, American Dad, and The Cleveland Show. He is also a successful actor and has starred in many popular films including Ted and the sequel Ted 2. Also, what is lesser known about Seth is that he is also a successful singer, he was inspired and influenced by Frank Sinatra and has release 6 studio albums.
Justin Long is a massive star and a hugely successful actor. He was born in Fairfield, Connecticut in 1978. He moved from Connecticut to New York for college but refused to start acting full time until he had graduated. Upon graduating in 2000 he has starred in many hit movies. Some of his most well-known films include The Break-Up, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story and He’s Just Not That Into You. He also tried out voice acting and once again was really successful landing the role of the voice of Alvin in Alvin and the Chipmunks. He’s been acting for the last 21 years and doesn’t seem like he’s planning on giving it up any time soon.
Meg Ryan is another superstar that you may be surprised to find out is from Connecticut. She too was born in Fairfield, Connecticut back in 1961. Meg managed to land some parts in various films during the 1980s but her first leading role was in the popular rom-com ‘When Harry Met Sally’ in 1989. She continued to land role after role during the 1990s and worked alongside many other stars including in 1996 when she starred in the film ‘Courage Under Fire’ alongside Matt Damon and Denzel Washington. In recent years after her hiatus from acting Meg has become interested in directing, she created a film about her favorite band All Time Low and a drama called Ithaca based on the 1940’s novel The Human Comedy and was successful with both.
John Mayer is most well known as a successful singer-songwriter and guitarist and he was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He is now world-famous with over 13 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone. He has many well-known albums including Continuum and Heavier Things. He has been nominated for and won many awards including Best New Artist, Best Rock Album, and Album of the Year. Although he has gained much success he still often refers to himself as just a guy from Connecticut and he has remained loyal to his roots as he often donates money or guitars for auctions to his hometown in Connecticut.