Check out how many celebrities from Nebraska you know.
Nicholas D'Agosto ("Final Destination 5") attended Creighton Prep in Omaha when he was discovered by Alexander Payne and cast in the film "Election." Since then, D'Agosto has been in more than 30 films and TV shows.
Farrah Abraham, "Teen Mom OG," arrives at the MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre on April 12, 2015, in Los Angeles. Abraham was born in Omaha.
Moon Bloodgood, who starred in "Terminator Salvation" and the TV series "Falling Skies," poses backstage at the TNT and TBS Network 2014 Upfront Presentations at Madison Square Garden in New York. Bloodgood was born in Alliance.
Samantha Ware of "Glee," "Barry" and numerous theater credits is from Lincoln.
Model Ashley Graham attends the FULLBEAUTY Brands re-launching event of fullbeauty.com at Guastavino's on Thursday, April 2, 2015, in New York. Graham is from Lincoln.
Author Nicholas Sparks poses at the premiere of the film "The Best of Me" at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on Oct. 7, 2014, in Los Angeles. Sparks was born in Omaha.
Actress Janine Turner, star of "Northern Exposure" and "Strong Medicine," is from Lincoln.
Television journalist Paula Zahn was born in Omaha.
Scott Porter, who starred on "Friday Night Lights" and "The Good Wife," was on the sidelines decked out in Husker gear during a game in 2007. Porter was born in Omaha.
Gabrielle Union arrives at the 16th annual InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globes afterparty at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Jorge Garcia, shown with Sarah Jones in the Fox series "Alcatraz," was born in Omaha.
Actress Jaime King is from Omaha.
Alexander Payne, shown at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards in 2012, is from Omaha.
Actor Michael Biehn grew up in Lincoln.
Actor Justin Bruening is from Chadron.
Actor Lucas Cruikshank is from Columbus.
Actress Lindsay Shaw is from Lincoln.
Adam DeVine, shown at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards , graduated from Millard South in Omaha.
Actress Marg Helgenberger is from North Bend.
Marlon Brando, shown in a scene from "The Godfather," was from Omaha.
Abby Miller, a cast member in the FX series "Justified," is from Clay Center.
Henry Fonda, shownOct. 14, 1978, is from Grand Island.
Hilary Swank, seen at eOne Films U.S. premiere of "You're Not You," is from Lincoln.
Dancer Fred Astaire was from Omaha.
Ev Williams, the Nebraska native who co-founded Twitter, spent a little more than a year at UNL.
Musician Matthew Sweet
Dick Cavett, on stage during the “Dick Cavett's Watergate" panel at the PBS 2014 Summer TCA, is from Lincoln
Conor Oberst, shown performing at the Shaky Knees Music Festival in 2014, is from Omaha.
Nick Nolte, attending the L.A. premiere of "Gangster Squad" at the Grauman's Chinese Theater in 2013, is from Omaha.
President Gerald Ford, shown during a National Security Council meeting at the White House, was from Omaha.
Johnny Carson, the king of late night TV, graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is from Norfolk.
Guitarist James Valentine of Maroon 5, shown at the iHeartRadio Theater in 2014, is from Lincoln.
Film and television actor Robert Taylor, shown in 1953, is from Filley.
"O Pioneers!" author Willa Cather graduated from the University of Nebraska.
Harley Jane Cozak, an actress known for her roles in "Arachnophobia," "When Harry Met Sally" and "Parenthood," grew up in Lincoln.
Preston Hillier is from Lincoln and has appeared on "Nashville," "Macguyver" and many more shows.
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The Omaha-born daughter of an Air Force colonel is a two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner who appears regularly on TV, including a recent six-season run on the CBS hit sitcom "Mike & Molly."
Dan Whitney, aka Larry the Cable Guy
James Coburn, holding his Oscar up to his cheek after winning for best supporting actor for his role in "Affliction" in 1999, is from Laurel.
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser got his master's degree from the University of Nebraska.
L Ron Hubbard, who created Scientology, is from Tilden.
Amy Heidemann of Karmin is from Seward.
Actor Chris Klein went to high school in Omaha.
Actor John Beasley is from Omaha.
Brandon Sanderson was born in Lincoln and now lives in Utah. He is best known for finishing Robert Jordan's epic fantasy series "The Wheel of Time."
David Janssen of "The Fugitive" is from Naponee.
Actor David Doyle of "Charlie's Angels" was from Lincoln.
The late actress Dorothy McGuire was from Omaha.
Randy Meisner (center) of the Eagles is from Scottsbluff.
Bryan Greenberg ("Friends with Benefits" and "Bride Wars") attends a special screening of Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" at the SVA Theatre on April, 28, 2015, in New York. Greenberg is from Omaha.
Jeff Zeleny, shown with Sen. Barack Obama on Oct. 1, 2008, on Capitol Hill in Washington, is senior White House correspondent for CNN.
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Last year, Paula Poundstone took part in the Showtime documentary “Why We Laugh: Funny Women,” hosted and narrated by the late Joan Rivers.
Friday night, Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers will release “Living by the Minute,” the soul band’s second album, at a Bourbon Theatre show.
Paul Durban has resigned as the executive director of the Lincoln Children’s Museum. His last day was Thursday.
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Gas prices in Lincoln are now at their lowest levels in four years.
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A University of Nebraska student has discovered the journalistic history of Hollywood legend Walther Matthau while he was stationed in Kearney during WWII.
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An Auburn woman calling herself an ambassador for God and his son, Jesus Christ, filed a federal lawsuit Friday against all homosexuals.
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Joe Brandl guessed Discovery hoped for conflict when pairing him with Andrea Lopez for Sunday night’s season five episode of “Naked and Afraid.”
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The first time Yolonda Ross appears in “The Get Down,” her hair is straight and pulled back, she’s wearing a printed blouse, large dangling ea…
"He's the same as he's always been," one of Hefner's cousins, from Holdrege, said in a 1989 Associated Press story. "He's easy to talk to."
Every seat in the Sheldon Art Gallery's auditorium was filled on Thursday night as CNN senior White House correspondent and University of Nebr…
Alexander Payne returned to Omaha last week, appearing at the premiere of his film “Downsizing” at the refurbished Dundee Theatre.
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Nebraska is a state of pride.
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Adam Devine, a native of Omaha, is coming home to film a comedy special for Netflix this fall at the Orpheum Theater.
Two weeks ago, Ashton Combs dropped “Dangerous,” a 2½-minute summertime groove that marks his return as an artist.
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Oh, Nebraska, we love you.
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