Over the years, many non-American Hollywood celebrities have become American citizens after continuing to work in this industry. Here are some actors who were not born in the United States, but immigrated to this country and became American citizens.
The 43-year-old “Eternal Race” star Nanjiani was born in Pakistan. The actor once pointed out that it took him 15 years to obtain US citizenship.
“I think people think it is very easy to immigrate to the United States,” he said wrote On Twitter in 2018. “The door is open. This is not the case. It took me 15 years to get my green card. It is difficult to obtain any type of visa. Becoming a citizen is extremely difficult and rare.”
The 54-year-old Anderson has dual citizenship in Canada and the United States. She explained in 2004 that she wanted to have the right to vote, so she wanted a green card. In addition, she pointed out that her US citizenship will allow her to file a petition in the future to bring her parents to the United States and take care of them when they grow up.
Reynolds, 44, celebrating his U.S. citizensWhen voting for the 2020 US presidential election, the actor was born in Canada and wrote about his first voting experience in that country on Instagram. The actor became a U.S. citizen in 2018.
“This is the first time I voted in the United States,” he wrote. “I want to thank my wife Blake for making me so tender and loving the first time. It was terrible at first, then exciting, and now I am a little tired. But I am proud.”
The 44-year-old British comedian John Oliver also became a citizen in 2019.Comedian tells Hollywood Report In 2020, “the feeling you get at the end of this process is overwhelming relief.”
“If you are going to swing, you better own the land on which you stand. Being taught by tourists is one thing; being taught by people who live here is different,” the comedian further said and told the outlet. “So it feels a lot to me. You have the right to criticize the country you choose.”
Canadian actress Cobie Smulders is widely known for her role in “How I Met Your Mother” and she also became a US citizen in September 2020.
“I have lived in the United States for 16 years and now work and pay taxes, make a villain, build a family, and make this country my home,” she said wrote On Instagram. “But I have been unable to vote. I am very happy to be able to vote in the upcoming November election. This is an opportunity that I will not waste. I am grateful that so many people work and live in this place more time than I have. It will not be possible for long or longer countries.”
The 24-year-old singer Camila Cabello immigrated to the United States from Cuba at the age of 6, and became a US citizen in 2008.The singer told crystal sugar In 2017, her father was “Puro Mexicano. We lived back and forth between the heat of Havana and the concrete jungle of Mexico City. I didn’t realize it at the time, but boy, now it hits me. I realize how much it is. The horror must be for them.”