Happy Fourth of July! Celebrate America's birthday by checking out our gallery of 50 stars from 50 states.
Illinois: Melissa McCarthy
Fun Fact: The comedic actress grew up on an Illinois farm, where she fell in love with the Midwest … and eventually, fellow Illinois native, actor Ben Falcone, whom she married in 2005. "There's something about that sensibility that I'm drawn to, [both myself and] in the characters I play," the 42-year-old told Michigan Avenue magazine in January. "There's a friendliness and an eccentricity to Midwesterners — they’re more likely to just be themselves. I know that's an idealized version, but there is something about the Midwest that I love."