The land down under is known for more than surfing, sun and koalas. Did you know many of America’s A-listers are Australian expats? Here are my favorites, in no particular order…
Nicole Kidman, Actress
Best known for: Batman Forever (1995) Moulin Rouge! (2001), The Others (2001)
Heath Ledger, Actor (RIP)
Best Known for: 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), The Dark Knight (2008)
Hugh Jackman, Actor
Best known for: X-Men (2000), Les Misérables (2012)
Eric Bana, Actor
Best known for: Incredible Hulk (2003), Star Trek (2009)
Best known for: Grease (1978) One word: classic.
Simon Baker, Actor
Best Known for: The Devil Wears Prada (2006), The Mentalist (2008-present)
Miranda Kerr, Supermodel
Best known for: Victoria’s Secret modeling
Liam Hemsworth, Actor
Best known for: The Last Song (2010), The Hunger Games (2012), and dating Miley Cyrus
Kylie Minogue, Singer
Best known for: “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” (2001). I don’t know about you, but back in the day I couldn’t get this song out one of mine.
Keith Urban, Musician
Best known for: “Somebody Like You” (2002), American Idol judge (2012-present)
Don’t miss your chance to study in Australia this summer! Apply for the NSCS Academy Abroad by Monday, April 1.
Tiffanie Thomas is a member relations intern at the NSCS office in Washington D.C. and the VP of Public Relations for NSCS at George Mason University.