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Your Home State Has More Celebrities Than You Think

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    Going home for the holidays is a mixed bag. On the one hand, you get to see your family members and (hopefully) take a break from work. On the other, you might run into someone from high school at the grocery store.

    Either way, the experience of returning home around the holidays is something most of us can relate to — even celebrities. It's true: Before our favorite American stars were in the spotlight, most of them were just regular people, growing up in small town U.S.A. It got us wondering what it must be like for them to go home for the holidays. Do they stay in their childhood bedrooms or book a suite at the nearest five-star hotel? It also reminded us that no matter what state you're from, there are at least a few celebrities who grew up there, too.

    Of course, we can't speak to what most of our favorite celebs will actually be doing for the holidays this year. But when you're standing in the produce aisle this Thanksgiving, trying to avoid bumping into anyone you know, just remember that at the very same moment, Channing Tatum might be trying to go incognito at a Winn-Dixie in Alabama; Aubrey Plaza might be slinking behind the canned soup display at a Delaware Wegmans; and in Boston, Mark Wahlberg might be chatting up someone's mom in the checkout aisle at Shaw's.

    Click through to see which stars hail from your home state — and who knows, maybe you'll run into one of them on your flight.

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