Who would have thought that these famous people from Hawaii would be leaving the white-sandy beaches in paradise to be on the big screen or on stage performing in front of thousands of people. Can you guess which famous people are from Hawaii? Check out our list below!





Nicole Kidman


Nicole Kidman was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Although her parents are both Australian, they were temporarily in the U.S. on educational visas at the time Nicole was born. Her father was a graduate student at UH Manoa.

Jack Johnson

Born and raised on the North Shore of Oahu, Jack Johnson graduated from Kahuku High School on Oahu. Johnson is the son of well-known surfer, Jeff Johnson. Jack suffered from a surfing accident at the Pipeline Masters on the North Shore of Oahu that gave him more than 150 stitches in his forehead and removed some of his teeth, this later became the inspiration for his song called ‘drink the water’.

Barack Obama


The 44th and current president of the United States, Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Obama’s parents met in 1960 in a Russian Language class at UH Manoa.

Bruno Mars


Bruno Mars was born and raised in Honolulu by a family full of musicians. He performed at various venues in Honolulu starting at a young age. Once he graduated from high school he packed his bags and moved to Los Angeles to further his music career.

Bette Midler

Who knew that this American singer, songwriter, actress, comedian and film producer was born on Oahu. Her father, Fred Midler worked at a Navy base in Hawaii as a painter.

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