Foreign-Born Stars Who Became U.S. Citizens

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Foreign-Born Stars Who Became U.S. Citizens

by The Insider 2:32 mins

Happy Fourth of July! In honor of America's birthday, we're taking a look at some of Hollywood's foreign-born celebs who have become U.S. citizens. Sofia Vergara was born in a small town in Colombia, but after living and working in America for years, she became a citizen in 2014. "It's a very emotional moment for me," she said while on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." South African-born Charlize Theron made it official in the U.S.A. in 2007 and opened up about why she found it so important during an interview with "CBS Sunday Morning." "I'm not a passive person," she explained. "I feel like if I'm going to be living here, I want to contribute to my community and I want to contribute to elections and I want to truly feel like I'm a part of it." Arnold Schwarzenegger became a proud American in 1983 and in 2004, as the Governor of California, the Austrian-born politician addressed the Republican National Convention and reflected on that special day. "I was born in Europe and I've traveled all over the world. And I can tell you that there is no place, no country, more compassionate, more generous, more accepting, and more welcoming than the United States of America," he said to the crowd. "As long as I live, I will never forget that day 21 years ago when I raised my right hand and took the oath of citizenship. Do you know how proud I was? I was so proud that I walked around with an American flag around my shoulders all day long." Check out the video to see other stars who became American citizens, and tune in to "The Insider With Yahoo" on TV tonight for the latest in entertainment news.