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A number of your favorite Hollywood actors aren’t even from the good ol’ USA. Many hail from the neighbor to the north. Here’s a list of ten stars you never knew were Canadian, all of whom have relocated and made a name for themselves in Tinseltown.

1. Rachel McAdams

The 36-year-old actress was born in London, Ontario to a nurse and a truck driver. McAdams began acting at age 13. She co-starred in the Canadian TV series Slings and Arrows before landing her breakout role as Regina George in 2004’s Mean Girls. McAdams has become a household name for her roles in films like The Notebook, Wedding Crashers and Midnight in Paris.

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2. Ryan Gosling

The Gangster Squad actor was also born in in London, Ontario, but he and his family later moved to Cornwall, Ontario. Gosling excelled in Drama and Fine Arts in school and joined the Mickey Mouse Club in 1993. He landed two television roles in 1997, Young Hercules and Breaker High, but his breakthrough performance came in 2000’s Remember the Titans. Gosling has since gone on to star in hits like The Notebook, Blue Valentine, Drive and Crazy, Stupid, Love.

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