The Greatest Actor of All-Time From Each State

South Dakota: January Jones

Before January Jones was starring in American Wedding and Mad Men, she was living a much simpler existence. Jones grew up in tiny Hecla, South Dakota (with a population of 229). From there, she moved to the slightly larger city of Sioux Falls before developing into an actress. She’s carved out quite a nice career — as Jones has been acting professionally since 1999.

Delaware: Ryan Phillippe

Delaware native Ryan Phillippe cut his teeth in the town of New Castle. He then eventually graduated from the prestigious New Castle Christian Academy before then becoming an actor. Phillippe has established himself as a premier man in the business. Aside from his current role on the USA television program Shooter, he’s also starred in blockbuster hits including Flags of Our Fathers, Cruel Intentions, Crash, and Gosford Park.

Montana: Michelle Williams

Before becoming one of the most accomplished actresses in Hollywood, Michelle Williams was growing up in the rugged terrain of Montana. As a young child, Williams was well versed in the outdoors. Some of her childhood activities included fishing, hiking, and shooting. Since her days in Kalispell, Montana, Williams blossomed into major roles in projects such as Dawson’s Creek, Brokeback Mountain, Shutter Island, and Manchester by the Sea. 

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