Star Search: The Top 5 Celebrities Who Call Philadelphia Home

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Many would offer Benjamin Franklin as Philadelphia’s most famous son, but technically he was born in Boston, and he never won an Emmy. Thankfully, the city and its surrounding ‘burbs have brought forth a rather impressive list of actors and musicians in more recent years, many of whom are happy to plug (and make fun of) their Philadelphia roots in their work. Here are five that we are proud to call neighbors.

1 Will Smith

As the song goes, born and raised. Smith's hard times as a kid in the city helped him created an award-winning persona for himself. From his early days as a goofy East Coast boy pranking the elite of Bel Aire to his rap music career, Smith has continued his connections with the area .

Hometown: West Philadelphia

2 Tina Fey

The Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock funny girl started it all in Delaware County where she wrote a comedy column for the Upper Darby High School newspaper. Now the winner of multiple Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe awards, the star mentions Philly often in interviews, and set and filmed her movie with Amy Poehler, Baby Mama, here.

Hometown: Upper Darby

3 Kevin Bacon

If the Six Degrees game proves anything, all Philadelphians are very close to this award-winning actor. From his early sweet moves in Footloose to the hilarious Google TV commercial that is currently in rotation, the man does no wrong.

Hometown: Philadelphia

4 Bradly Cooper

Born in the city and raised in MontCo, Cooper's start is just beginning to rise. Those we loved his testosterone power plays in Wedding Crashers, we fell for him in The Hangover. And since he's one of our own, we'll try and forget about All About Steve.

Hometown: Jenkintown

5 Seth Green

You may remember him as Patrick Dempsey's little bro in Can't Buy Me Love, but you probably started knowing his name thanks to a little series about a blonde named Buffy. You may not see him much now as he does voice work for Family Guy, he's certianly not forgotten.

Hometown: West Philadelphia

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