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Fun Facts About Celebrities from Hawaii

Did you know Aussie Nicole Kidman was actually born in Hawaii? Here are some cool tidbits about celebrities who hail from the Aloha State.

Fun Facts about Celebrities from Hawaii

Tia Carrere

This beauty was born in Honolulu and voiced the Hawaiian character Nani in Disney's hit film "Lilo & Stitch," along with another famous Hawaiian native, Jason Scott Lee.

Marc Dacascos

The Food Network host and "Hawaii Five-O" villain was born in Honolulu.

Dog the Bounty Hunter

Reality TV's tough guy Duane "Dog" Chapman calls Hawaii his home, which was also the location of his A&E reality show, "Dog The Bounty Hunter."

Jason Momoa

Born Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa in Honolulu, the "Conan the Barbarian" star was raised in Iowa by his mother.

Jack Johnson

Hawaiian resident Jack Johnson left competitive surfing to become a musician after an accident left him with 150 stitches.

Nicole Kidman

The Academy Award-winning actress was born in Hawaii, while her parents were there on educational visas.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama was born in Honolulu — the first president born in the state.

Timothy Olyphant

The "Justified" leading man was born in Honolulu.

Maggie Q

The former model and "Nikita" star was born and raised in Honolulu.

Nicole Scherzinger

This "X Factor" judge and former Pussycat Doll was born in Honolulu. Her Hawaiian middle name, Elikolani, means "heavenly child."

Steve Case

Hawaiian-born Steve Case is the founder of AOL was raised on Oahu and continues to invest in the islands.

Bette Midler

Actress and singer Bette Midler was born and raised on Oahu, becoming one of the most popular celebrities from Hawaii.

Kelly Hu

Actress Kelly Hu was born and raised in Honolulu. Kelly has starred in action films "The Scorpion King" and "X-Men."

Roseanne Barr

This brassy comedienne now makes her home on a macadamia nut farm on the Big Island.

Beau Bridges

The actor attended the University of Hawaii.