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Famous Film Actors From Brooklyn

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List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in Brooklyn, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in Brooklyn, as in some cases Brooklyn may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from Brooklyn then your city's claim to fame might be that the actors and actresses listed below are from there as well. There may be a lot of famous athletes, musicians and other famous people that were born in Brooklyn, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

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This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Brooklyn?" and "Which famous actors were born in Brooklyn?"
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A. J. Benza is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Actors From Brooklyn
Age 56, Credits: Rocky Balboa, P.S. Your Cat Is Dead! & Chump Change

Birthplace: Bensonhurst, New York City, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Parents: Al Benza, Lillian Benza

Children: Rocco Benza, Roxy Benza

Alfred Joseph Benza is an American gossip columnist and television host.
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Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From Brooklyn
Dec. at 22 (1979-2001), Credits: Romeo Must Die and Queen of the Damned

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 5'7"

Parents: Michael Haughton, Diane Haughton

Aaliyah Dana Haughton (; January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001) was an American singer, actress, and model. Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Detroit, Michigan, she first gained recognition ...more

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Aaron Copland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Actors From Brooklyn
Dec. at 90 (1900-1990), Credits: 145 W. 21

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Parents: Sarah Mittenthal Copland, Harris Morris Copland

Aaron Copland (; November 14, 1900 – December 2, 1990) was an American composer, composition teacher, writer, and later a conductor of his own and other American music. Copland was referred to ...more

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Aaron Russo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Actors From Brooklyn
Dec. at 64 (1943-2007), Credits: America: Freedom to Fascism

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Nationality: Italy, United States of America

Children: Max Russo, Sam Russo

Aaron Russo (February 14, 1943 – August 24, 2007) was an American entertainment businessman, film producer and director, and political activist. He was best known for producing such movies as ...more

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Abbe Lane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From Brooklyn
Age 86, Credits: Twilight Zone: The Movie, The Bachelor & Donatella

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 5'4"

Abbe Lane (born Abigail Francine Lassman; December 14, 1932) is an American singer and actress. Lane was known for her sexy outfits for the times and a sultry style of performing which garnered ...more
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Abe Vigoda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From Brooklyn
Age 98, Credits: The Godfather, The Godfather Part II & Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 1.84

Parents: Lena Moses, Samuel Vigoda

Children: Carol Vigoda

Abraham Charles Vigoda (; February 24, 1921 – January 26, 2016) was an American actor known for his portrayals of Salvatore Tessio in The Godfather (1972) and Phil Fish in Barney Miller ...more

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Adam Arkin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Actors From Brooklyn
Age 62, Credits: Hitch, A Serious Man & Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 1.87

Parents: Jeremy Yaffe, Alan Arkin

Children: Molly Arkin

Adam Arkin (born August 19, 1956) is an American television, film and stage actor, and director. He is known for playing the role of Aaron Shutt on Chicago Hope. He has been nominated for ...more

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Adam Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Actors From Brooklyn
Age 35, Credits: Chasing the Green and P.J.

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Adam Lawrence is a film producer, director and actor.
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Adam Rich is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From Brooklyn
Age 50, Credits: Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star and The Devil and Max Devlin

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Adam Rich (born October 12, 1968) is an American actor noted for his role as Nicholas Bradford, the youngest son on the television series Eight Is Enough, which ran for five seasons (1977–1981). ...more

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Adam Roarke is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Actors From Brooklyn
Dec. at 59 (1937-1996), Credits: El Dorado, The Stunt Man & Frogs

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Children: Jordan Gerler

Adam Roarke (born Richard Jordan Gerler, August 8, 1937 – April 27, 1996) was an American actor and film director.
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Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Actors From Brooklyn
Age 52, Credits: Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison & The Wedding Singer

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 5'9"

Parents: Stanley Sandler, Judy Sandler

Children: Sadie Madison Sandler, Sunny Madeline Sandler

Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, film producer, and musician. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star ...more

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Adam Scarimbolo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From Brooklyn
Age 35, Credits: A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, Stake Land & Chapter 27

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Adam Scarimbolo is an actor.
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Adam Yauch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Actors From Brooklyn
Dec. at 48 (1964-2012), Credits: Krush Groove, Fight for Your Right Revisited & Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That!

Birthplace: Brooklyn Heights, New York City, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Parents: Frances Yauch, Noel Yauch

Children: Losel Yauch

Adam Nathaniel Yauch (pronounced ; August 5, 1964 – May 4, 2012) was an American rapper and filmmaker who was a founding member of the hip hop group Beastie Boys. He used the stage name MCA. ...more

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Adelaide Hall is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Actors From Brooklyn
Dec. at 92 (1901-1993), Credits: The Thief of Bagdad

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America, United Kingdom

Adelaide Louise Hall (20 October 1901 – 7 November 1993) was an American-born UK-based jazz singer and entertainer. Her long career spanned more than 70 years from 1921 until her death and she ...more
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Adelaide Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Actors From Brooklyn
Adelaide Lawrence Dec. at 84 (1905-1989), Credits: The Street Singer and The Influence of a Child

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Parents: Edmund Lawrence

Adelaide Lawrence was an actress.
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Adele D'Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Actors From Brooklyn

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Adele D'Man is an actress.
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Adele DeGarde is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Actors From Brooklyn
Dec. at 73 (1899-1972), Credits: The Child Crusoes, Forgotten; or & An Answered Prayer

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Children: Albert Jespersen

Adele DeGarde (May 3, 1899 – November 1972), a.k.a. Adele De Garde, was an American silent film actress, who appeared in 114 films between 1908 and 1918. Born Adelaide De Gard in Brooklyn, New ...more
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Adrian Grenier is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From Brooklyn
Age 42, Credits: A.I. Artificial Intelligence, The Devil Wears Prada & Cecil B. Demented

Birthplace: Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 6'0"

Parents: John Dunbar, Karesse Grenier

Adrian Grenier (born July 10, 1976) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Vincent Chase in the TV series Entourage (2004–2011). He starred in the films Drive Me Crazy, The Devil ...more

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Adele Farrington is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Actors From Brooklyn
Adele Farrington Dec. at 69 (1867-1936), Credits: In Old Kentucky, One Hour Before Dawn & A Fugitive from Matrimony

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Adele Farrington was an American actor of the silent film era. She appeared in 74 films during her career between 1914 and 1926. She was a relatively old actress for the silent film era, being ...more
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Adele Jergens is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From Brooklyn
Dec. at 85 (1917-2002), Credits: Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man, Girls in Prison & Edge of Doom

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Parents: Marie Adele Jergens

Children: Tracy Langan

Adele Jergens (November 26, 1917 – November 22, 2002) was an American actress.
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Adepero Oduye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Actors From Brooklyn

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Adepero Oduye is an American actress.
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Aida Turturro is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Actors From Brooklyn
Age 56, Credits: Sleepers, What About Bob? & Deep Blue Sea

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 1.65

Parents: Dorothy Turturro, Domenick Turturro

Aida Turturro (born September 25, 1962) is an American actress best known for playing Janice Soprano, sister of New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano, on the HBO drama series The Sopranos

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Aisha Hinds is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From Brooklyn
Age 43, Credits: Mr. Brooks, Unstoppable & The Next Three Days

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Aisha Jamila Hinds (born November 13, 1975) is an American television, stage and film actress. She had supporting roles in a number of television series, include The Shield, True Blood, Detroit ...more
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Akeem Smith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Actors From Brooklyn
Akeem Smith Age 35, Credits: Section 8, Suicide Dolls & Deception

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 1.89

Akeem Smith is an actor.
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Al Bandiero is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Actors From Brooklyn
Age 56, Credits: Rocky IV and Go For It!

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Nationality: Italy, United States of America

Height: 1.78

Parents: Joseph Bandiero, Genevieve Bandiero

Al Bandiero is an American film, radio personality, and television actor, known for playing Peter Evans in the television series Desire.