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List of famous people from Brooklyn, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Brooklyn, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Brooklyn you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Brooklyn, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

This list contains people like Leonard Rosenman and Arthur Piantadosi.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Brooklyn?" or "Which celebrities were born in Brooklyn?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn
age 33
Anne Jacqueline Hathaway is an American actress, singer, and producer. After several stage roles, Hathaway appeared in the 1999 television series Get Real. She came to prominence after playing ...more
Joan Rivers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn
Died at 81 (1933-2014)
Joan Alexandra Molinsky, known as Joan Rivers, was an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and television host noted for her often controversial comedic persona — where she was ...more
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn
age 52
Adam Richard Sandler is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, entrepreneur, film producer, and musician. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in many ...more
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn
age 57
Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy is an American comedian, actor, writer, singer, and director. Box-office takes from Murphy's films make him the 4th-highest grossing actor in the United ...more
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn
age 64
Jerome Allen "Jerry" Seinfeld is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He is best known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the sitcom Seinfeld, which he ...more
Rita Hayworth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn
Dec. at 69 (1918-1987)
Rita Hayworth was an American actress and dancer. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars, appearing in a total of 61 films over 37 years. She is perhaps best known for ...more
Mickey Rooney is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn
Dec. at 94 (1920-2014)
Mickey Rooney was an American actor of film, television, Broadway, radio, and vaudeville. Beginning as a child actor, Rooney's career spanned nearly nine decades. He appeared in more than 300 ...more
Lil' Kim is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn
age 44
Kimberly Denise Jones known by her stage name Lil' Kim, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, model, and actress. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, living much of her ...more
Larry David is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn
age 71
Lawrence Gene "Larry" David is an American comedian, writer, actor, and television producer. He was the co-creator, with Jerry Seinfeld, of the television series Seinfeld, and was its ...more
Larry King is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn
age 85
Larry King is an American television and radio host, actor, voice artist, and comedian whose work has been recognized with awards including two Peabodys and 10 Cable ACE Awards. He began as a ...more
Nia Long is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn
age 48
Nia Long is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in the television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Third Watch, and the films In Too Deep, Boyz n the Hood, Friday, Boiler ...more
Jennifer Esposito is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn
age 42
Jennifer Esposito is an American actress, dancer and model, known for her appearances in the films I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Summer of Sam, and in the television series Spin City, ...more
Tony Danza is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn
age 67
Tony Danza is an American actor known for starring on the TV series Taxi and Who's the Boss?, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award and four Golden Globe Awards. In 1998, Danza won the ...more
Lena Horne is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn
Dec. at 93 (1917-2010)
Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was an American singer, dancer, actress, and civil rights activist. Horne joined the chorus of the Cotton Club at the age of sixteen and became a nightclub performer ...more
Scott Baio is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn
age 58
Scott Baio is a film actor and television director.
Dom DeLuise is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn
Died at 76 (1933-2009)
Dominick "Dom" DeLuise was an American actor, comedian, film director, television producer, chef, and author. He starred in a number of movies directed by Mel Brooks, in a series of ...more
Harvey Keitel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn
age 79
Harvey Keitel is an American actor and producer. Some of his most notable starring roles were in Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets and Taxi Driver, Ridley Scott's The Duellists and Thelma & ...more
Buddy Hackett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn
Died at 79 (1924-2003)
Buddy Hackett was an American comedian and actor. His best remembered roles include Marcellus Washburn in The Music Man, Benjy Benjamin in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Tennessee Steinmetz in ...more
Judy Sheindlin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn
age 76
Judith Susan Sheindlin (née Blum; October 21, 1942), known professionally as Judge Judy, is an American prosecution lawyer, former Manhattan family court judge, television personality, ...more
Steve Guttenberg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn
age 57
Steven Robert "Steve" Guttenberg is an American actor and comedian. He became well known during the 1980s starting with his breakthrough role in 1984's Police Academy and subsequent ...more
David Geffen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn
age 76
David Lawrence Geffen is an American business magnate, producer, film studio executive, and philanthropist. Geffen created or co-created Asylum Records in 1970, Geffen Records in 1980, and DGC ...more
David Blaine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn
age 45
David Blaine is an American magician, illusionist and endurance artist. He is best known for his high-profile feats of endurance, and has made his name as a performer of street and close-up ...more
John Turturro is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn
age 61
John Michael Turturro is an American actor, writer and director known for his roles in the films Do the Right Thing, Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink, Quiz Show, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where ...more
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn
age 34
Carmelo Kyam Anthony (born May 29, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has been named an NBA All-Star ten ...more
Barbara Stanwyck is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn
Dec. at 83 (1907-1990)
Barbara Stanwyck was an American actress. She was a film and television star, known during her 60-year career as a consummate and versatile professional with a strong, realistic screen presence, ...more