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This FACT indicates the home-state of the top 50 most popular Australian actors or actresses, where 'popular' was established according to IMDB in 2013. The actors and actresses considered were, Anthony Lapaglia; Gary Sweet1; Geoffrey Rush; Michael Caton; Miranda Otto; Mia Wasikowska; Errol Flynn; Cate Blanchett; Eric Bana; Ben Mendelsohn; Guy Pierce2; Noah Taylor3; Colin Friels4; Graham Kennedy; Stephen Curry; Chris Hemsworth; Jesse Spencer; Isabel Lucas; Olivia Newton John5; Radha Mitchell; Emily Browning; Emilie de Ravin; David lyons; Liam Hemsworth; Bella Heathcote; Heath Ledger; Sam Worthington6; Isla Fisher7; Melissa George;
Nicole Kidman8; Hugo Weaving9; Russell Crowe10; Hugh Jackman; David Wenham; Toni Collette; Rose Byrne; Bryan Brown; Abbie Cornish; Joel Edgerton; Jack Thompson; Simon Baker11; Paul Hogan; Mel Gibson12; Rod Taylor; Julian Mcmahon; Portia de Rossi; Richard Roxbough; Jacki Weaver; Rebel Wilson; Yvonne Strahovski.
The state with the highest number of the top 50 actors is Sydney at 16 actors out of the 50. Northern Territory has the lowest number of actors from the list at 0. This data is from the year 2013.
1 Gary Sweet was born in Melbourne but grew up in Adelaide. 2Guy pierce was born in England but moved to Australia when he was three years old. 3Noah Taylor was born in England to Australian parents but moved back to Australia when he was five. 4Colin Friels was born in Scotland but moved to Australia and settled in Melbourne when he was 11 years old. 5Olivia Newton John was born in England but moved to Melbourne when she was six. 6Sam Worthington was born in England but moved to Perth when he was six. 7Isla fisher was born in Oman but moved to Perth when she was six. 8Nicole Kidman was born in Honolulu to Australian parents but grew up in Sydney from the age of four. 9Hugo weaving was born in Nigeria and moved between South Africa, England and Australia at a young age before settling and finishing his schooling in Sydney. 10Russell Crowe was born in New Zealand but his family moved to Sydney when he was four. 11Simon Baker was born in Launceston but moved to NSW when he was three. 12Mel Gibson was born in New York but moved to Sydney when he was 12.