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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.

The list you're viewing contains items like Michael Jordan and Anne Hathaway.

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

    Films Acted InRocky Balboa, P.S. Your Cat Is Dead!, Chump Change, Scriptfellas, Not Even the Trees

    BirthplaceBensonhurst, New York City, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ParentsAl Benza, Lillian Benza

    ChildrenRocco Benza, Roxy Benza

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  • 2
    Aaliyah

    Aaliyah

    Dec. at 22 (1979-2001)

    Films Acted InRomeo Must Die, Queen of the Damned

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height5'7"

    ParentsMichael Haughton, Diane Haughton

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  • 3
    Aaron Copland

    Aaron Copland

    Dec. at 90 (1900-1990)

    Films Acted In145 W. 21

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ParentsSarah Mittenthal Copland, Harris Morris Copland

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  • 4
    Aaron Russo

    Aaron Russo

    Dec. at 64 (1943-2007)

    Films Acted InAmerica: Freedom to Fascism

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    ChildrenMax Russo, Sam Russo

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  • 5
    Abbe Lane

    Abbe Lane

    Age: 87

    Films Acted InTwilight Zone: The Movie, The Bachelor, Donatella, A sud niente di nuovo, The Americano

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height5'4"

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  • 6
    Abe Vigoda

    Abe Vigoda

    Age: 98

    Films Acted InThe Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Look Who's Talking, Good Burger

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height1.84

    ParentsLena Moses, Samuel Vigoda

    ChildrenCarol Vigoda

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  • 7
    Adam Arkin

    Adam Arkin

    Age: 63

    Films Acted InHitch, A Serious Man, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, The Sessions, Graduation

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height1.87

    ParentsJeremy Yaffe, Alan Arkin

    ChildrenMolly Arkin

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  • 8

    Films Acted InChasing the Green, P.J.

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Adam Lawrence is a film producer, director and actor.
  • 9
    Adam Rich

    Adam Rich

    Age: 51

    Films Acted InDickie Roberts: Former Child Star, The Devil and Max Devlin

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 10

    Adam Roarke

    Dec. at 59 (1937-1996)

    Films Acted InEl Dorado, The Stunt Man, Frogs, Return from Witch Mountain, Dirty Mary

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ChildrenJordan Gerler

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  • 11
    Adam Sandler

    Films Acted InHappy Gilmore, Billy Madison, The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, Grown Ups

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height5'9"

    ParentsStanley Sandler, Judy Sandler

    ChildrenSadie Madison Sandler, Sunny Madeline Sandler

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  • 12
    Adam Scarimbolo

    Films Acted InA Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, Stake Land, Chapter 27, Premium, The Comedy

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Adam Scarimbolo is an actor.
  • 13
    Adam Yauch

    Adam Yauch

    Dec. at 48 (1964-2012)

    Films Acted InKrush Groove, Fight for Your Right Revisited, Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That!, Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win

    BirthplaceBrooklyn Heights, New York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ParentsFrances Yauch, Noel Yauch

    ChildrenLosel Yauch

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  • 14
    Adelaide Hall

    Adelaide Hall

    Dec. at 92 (1901-1993)

    Films Acted InThe Thief of Bagdad

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

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  • 15

    Adelaide Lawrence

    Dec. at 84 (1905-1989)

    Films Acted InThe Street Singer, The Influence of a Child

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ParentsEdmund Lawrence

    Adelaide Lawrence was an actress.
  • 16
    Adele D'Man
    Adele D'Man is an actress.
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    Adele DeGarde

    Adele DeGarde

    Dec. at 73 (1899-1972)

    Films Acted InThe Child Crusoes, Forgotten; or, An Answered Prayer, The Death Disc: A Story of the Cromwellian Period, A Pillar of Flame

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ChildrenAlbert Jespersen

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  • 18
    Adrian Grenier

    Films Acted InA.I. Artificial Intelligence, The Devil Wears Prada, Cecil B. Demented, Drive Me Crazy, Hart's War

    BirthplaceSanta Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height6'0"

    ParentsJohn Dunbar, Karesse Grenier

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  • 19

    Adele Farrington

    Dec. at 69 (1867-1936)

    Films Acted InIn Old Kentucky, One Hour Before Dawn, A Fugitive from Matrimony, The Love Girl, Hypocrites

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 20
    Adele Jergens

    Adele Jergens

    Dec. at 85 (1917-2002)

    Films Acted InAbbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man, Girls in Prison, Edge of Doom, Sugarfoot, Day the World Ended

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ParentsMarie Adele Jergens

    ChildrenTracy Langan

    Adele Jergens (November 26, 1917 – November 22, 2002) was an American actress.
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    Adepero Oduye is an American actress.
  • 22
    Aida Turturro

    Films Acted InSleepers, What About Bob?, Deep Blue Sea, Money Train, Bringing Out the Dead

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height1.65

    ParentsDorothy Turturro, Domenick Turturro

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  • 23
    Aisha Hinds

    Films Acted InMr. Brooks, Unstoppable, The Next Three Days, Assault on Precinct 13, If I Stay

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 24

    Akeem Smith

    Age: 35

    Films Acted InSection 8, Suicide Dolls, Deception, Vile

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height1.89

    Akeem Smith is an actor.
  • 25
    Al Bandiero

    Films Acted InRocky IV, Go For It!

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    Height1.78

    ParentsJoseph Bandiero, Genevieve Bandiero

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