How good are you at doing accents? Six out of seven of the following actors had to put on American accents for their roles on hit TV shows, and one one of them even swapped her birth name for a more Americanized stage name. Keep scrolling to find out which of your favorite stars are actually from far away lands.
1. Ryan Kwanten (True Blood)
Kwanten might have had you all convinced he was from Louisiana with his portrayal of Jason Stackhouse on True Blood, but the 39-year-old actor actually hails from Sydney, Australia.
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2. Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl)
Chuck Bass is already a smooth talker, but did you know he’s actually British? Born in London, the actor and musician grew up in Hertfordshire, England.
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3. Phoebe Tonkin (The Originals)
Unlike her costars Joseph Morgan and Claire Holt, Phoebe Tonkin puts on an American accent for her role as Hayley Marshall in The Originals. The 26-year-old model and actress is actually from Sydney Australia.
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4. Eliza Taylor (The 100)
Eliza Taylor might have perfected her American accent for her role as Clarke Griffin on The 100, but this 26-year-old stunner is from Melbourne, Australia.
5. Damian Lewis (Homeland)
Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody might be an American hero, but the actor behind the role was actually born and raised in London.
6. Kim Cattrall (Sex And The City)
It’s hard to imagine Samantha Jones existing anywhere other than Manhattan, actress Kim Cattrall was actually born in Liverpool. Her family moved to Canada when she was a baby, and moved back to England when she was 11.
7. Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries)
Born Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva in Sofia, Bulgaria, Dobrev moved to Canada with her family when she was just two years old. The Vampire Diaries star now holds duel Canadian and Bulgarian citizenship.
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