Suburban Hollywood?!

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Glitz, glamour, fame, money, hills, mansions, movies....these are just a few of the many thoughts that come to mind upon mention of Hollywood and the aura that goes with it.  But goats, chickens and horses?  Not what many would expect!

Hollywood.jpgYes, it's true, Hollywood is the epicenter of the motion picture industry, the mecca of entertainment, the heart of show business, so on and so forth. But even with their fame, you don't see magazine articles about famous people who have chickens. So to many, it may come as a surprise to learn about a different side of Hollywood. A side that few celebrities talk about publically. A side that replaces movie magic with a desire to get down to earth and stay in touch with nature. We've got a term for this and we call it the "Hollywood Homestead" We call these celebrities, "Hollywood Homesteaders." It might not be celebrity gossip, but it sure does have it's place on our red carpet. 

A quick search of the internet reveals who theses Hollywood Homesteaders really are.

Jennifer Aniston

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Jennifer Aniston, the movie actress best known for her role in the hit show "Friends" raises chickens in Bel Air, California. 

Russell Crowe

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Russell Crowe, the Academy Award winning actor best known for his role in "Gladiator" raises cattle in Australia.

Roseanne Barr

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Roseanne Barr, the actress best known for her role on "Roseanne", raises goats and farms honey bees and Macadamia nuts on a farm in Hawaii.

Martha Stewart

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Martha Stewart is a business woman, writer, and television personality. In addition to vegetable gardening she also raises horses, donkeys, and chickens on a 153 acre farm in Westchester County, New York.

Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban

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Nicole Kidman (actress best known for "Days of Thunder" and "Moulin Rouge") and husband Keith Urban (country music superstar) raise Alpacas and Cattle on a 36 acre farm outside of Nashville, Tennessee and on a 100 acre farm in Australia.

Jennie Garth

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Jennie Garth, actress best known for "90210" keeps dogs, cats, horses, pigs and goats in Los Olivos, California.



Jewel, Grammy Award nominated singer/songwriter, raises cows, chickens and horses in Texas.

Ellen Pompeo

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Ellen Pompeo, actress best known for "Grey's Anatomy", raises chickens in Hollywood Hills, California.

Julia Roberts

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Julia Roberts, Academy Award winning actress best known for "Erin Brockovich" and "Pretty Woman", raises chickens and gardens.  

Hayden Christensen

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Hayden Christensen, actor best known for "Star Wars Episode II and III", raises pot bellied pigs on a 200 acre farm north of Toronto, Canada.

Reese Witherspoon

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Reese Witherspoon, Academy Award winning actress best known for "Walk the Line", raises goats, donkeys, pigs, chickens and more on a farm outside Ojai, California. 

Vera Farmiga

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Vera Farmiga, actress best known for "Up In the Air", raises goats in upstate New York.  


 Know of other Hollywood Homesteaders? Submit a comment below!

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