03/03/2013 10:06 am ET

8 Unexpected Celebrities Who Live In The Midwest (PHOTOS)

We all know that most of our favorite stars live on either the western or eastern coasts (many even own properties on both). After all, New York and Los Angeles are the capitals of entertainment. But you'll be surprised to learn that some of the most accomplished celebs prefer to take a break from the hustle and bustle and paparazzi and live in more humble parts of the country. So we decided to go on a hunt for A-listers who lived in the American Midwest and found that a number of high-profile characters identified as residents of the region... for at least part of the time.

Though a handful choose to live in or near larger cities like Chicago, these influential stars have traded in the glamour and glitz for a simpler lifestyle. And we honestly can't blame them. Take a look at our full list of celebrities who live in the Midwest in the slideshow below. Can you think of others we've missed? Let us know in the comments below.

Celebrities In The Mid-West

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