Academy Award Winners You Didn't Know Were From Illinois

Hollywood awarded its greatest honors Feb. 22, doling out prizes for excellence in movies at the 87th Academy Awards. It was also a big night for Illinois -- at least three of the award winners come from the Prairie State.

Patricia Arquette-Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Boyhood


Arquette was born in Chicago in 1968 before moving to Virginia with her family as a child.

Graham Moore-Best Adapted Screenplay, The Imitation Game


Moore was born in Chicago in 1981.

Common-Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song, Selma


Common was born as Lonnie Lynn in Chicago in 1972.

Check out Reboot Illinois to see which Illinoisans have received Oscars for Best Actor or Best Actress in a Leading Role since the 1930s, including the stars of iconic movies such as "It Happened One Night" and "The Godfather."

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