-Charlize Theron was born and raised in South Africa. She won a one year modeling contract at 15. In 1992 she moved to New York to study ballet. She suffered an injury and moved to L.A. to try her hand at acting, which lead to her first speaking role in " 2 days in the valley" in 1996.
-Portia De Rossi was born and raised in Australia. She moved to the U.S. in 1995.
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-Anna Paquin was born in Canada, raised in New zealand and moved to L.A when she was 13. She won an Oscar when she was 11 for "The Piano".