8 Celebrities Who Were Adopted
Giving a child a loving home is an incredible gift that many celebrities know about firsthand. And while we often hear stories of celebrities who have adopted children, there are also many stars who have been adopted themselves.
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The Grammy award-winning country star was adopted as an infant by Edna and Ted Perry who raised her alongside their two biological sons in Star, Mississippi.
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi
The former Jersey Shore star was born in Santiago, Chile, before being adopted by an Italian-American family. She's been very open about her path to learning more about her birth family and said she's "open to going [to Chile] and meeting" them.
The award-winning actress was born in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, where she was adopted into the Chenoweth family as an infant. The adoptee is a strong advocate for American adoption and credits her success to her adoptive parents' unconditional love and support.
The Oscar-winning actor, whose mother was also adopted, was adopted by his maternal grandparents shortly after birth.
Jack Nicholson was adopted by his maternal grandmother as an infant. However, he grew up believing she was his mother. His actual biological mother, who gave birth to him as a teenager, was his sister. He did not find out the truth until he was 37 years old and both his mother and grandmother were already deceased.
The Oscar- and Emmy award-winning actress was one of three kids adopted by a Disciples of Christ minister, Vernon, and his wife, Noreen. In turn, McDormand adopted her son, Joel, when he was six months old.