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51 Celebrities from Long Island

Updated September 4, 2019 72.7k views51 items

List RulesOnly famous people who spent a decade or more living in Suffolk or Nassau County, NY

Stretching from the New York Harbor to the Atlantic ocean, Long Island is an interesting microcosm of the New York experience. Several famous actors, musicians and athletes hail from Long Island. Some of these celebrities grew up on Long Island, and others still live there today. Many celebrities from Long Island remain lifelong New Yorkers.

Who is the most famous person from Long Island? Natalie Portman tops our list. Natalie Portman was born in Israel, but she was raised in the Jericho area of Long Island. Just like her TV mom, Edie Falco, Jamie Lynn Sigler grew up on Long Island as well. Other famous women from Long Island include Mariah Carey, Pat Benatar, and Debbie Gibson.

Several famous men are also from Long Island. Alec Baldwin and his brothers were raised in the Nassau Shores neighborhood. Bill O'Reilly was raised in Levittown, and he still lives in Long Island today. Kevin James may be known as the King of Queens, but he grew up in Mineola.

Are you surprised that so many celebrities are from Long Island? Check out this list and share your opinions in the comments section.
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    In his early years, Eddie Murphy was raised in Brooklyn, but he later moved to Roosevelt Country on Long Island with his mother and step-father.

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    Howard Stern was raised on Long Island and attended South Side High School in Rockville Centre.

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    Rosie O'Donnell was born and raised in the Commack neighborhood of Long Island.

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