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List of famous people from Connecticut, 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 Connecticut, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Connecticut 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 Connecticut, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

C. Howard Crane and Andrew Salter are included in this list.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Connecticut?" or "Which celebrities were born in Connecticut?" then this list is a great resource for you.

Meg Ryan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Connecticut
age 57
Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra, known professionally as Meg Ryan, is an American actress and film producer. After playing minor roles in film and television, Ryan's breakout role came with the ...more

Cassie Ventura is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Connecticut
age 32
Casandra Elizabeth Ventura, known mononymously as Cassie, is an American recording artist, dancer, actress and model. Born in New London, Connecticut, she began her career as a result of meeting ...more

Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Connecticut
Dec. at 96 (1907-2003)
Katharine Houghton Hepburn was an American actress. Known for her fierce independence and spirited personality, Hepburn was a leading lady in Hollywood for more than 60 years. She appeared in a ...more

Paul Giamatti is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Connecticut
age 48
Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti is an American actor. Giamatti began his career as a supporting actor in several films produced during the 1990s including The Truman Show, The Negotiator, and Man ...more

Lisa Lampanelli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Connecticut
age 57
Lisa Lampanelli is an American stand-up comedian and insult comic. She is noted for her racy and controversial style of comedy. Much of her material is ethnic humor, centering around various ...more

Glenn Close is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Connecticut
age 71
Glenn Close is an American film, television and stage actress. Throughout her long and varied career, she has been consistently acclaimed for her versatility and is widely regarded as one of the ...more

Kari Wührer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Connecticut
age 51
Kari Samantha Wuhrer is an American actress and singer.

Justin Long is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Connecticut
age 40
Justin Jacob Long is an American actor, known for his roles in the films Jeepers Creepers, Galaxy Quest, Dodgeball, Accepted, Alvin and the Chipmunks, for his role as Warren Cheswick on the NBC ...more

Lauren Ambrose is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Connecticut
age 41
Lauren Ambrose is an American film, television, and stage actress.

Robert Mitchum is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Connecticut
Dec. at 80 (1917-1997)
Robert Charles Durman Mitchum was an American film actor, author, composer and singer. Mitchum rose to prominence for his starring roles in several classic films noir, and is generally ...more

Brian Dennehy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Connecticut
age 80
Brian Mannion Dennehy is an American actor of film, stage, and television. He has won one Golden Globe, two Tony Awards and has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award six times.

Dylan McDermott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Connecticut
age 57
Dylan McDermott is an American actor. He is known for his role as lawyer and law firm head Bobby Donnell on the legal drama series The Practice, which earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best ...more

Lisa Robin Kelly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Connecticut
Dec. at 43 (1970-2013)
Lisa Robin Kelly was an American actress best known for her roles on That '70s Show and Amityville Dollhouse. Prior to her role in That '70s Show, she had small roles in several sitcoms.

Larry Kramer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Connecticut
age 83
Larry Kramer is an American playwright, author, public health advocate, and LGBT rights activist. He began his career rewriting scripts while working for Columbia Pictures, which led him to ...more

Stephanie McMahon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Connecticut
age 42
Stephanie McMahon Levesque is an American businesswoman, professional wrestling valet, occasional professional wrestler, minority owner, and Chief Brand Officer of WWE. She has worked for WWE ...more

Richard Belzer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Connecticut
age 74
Richard Jay Belzer is an American stand-up comedian, author, and actor. He is perhaps best known for his role as John Munch, whom he has portrayed as a regular cast member on the NBC police ...more

Michael Bolton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Connecticut
age 66
Michael Bolotin, known professionally as Michael Bolton, is an American singer and songwriter. Bolton originally performed in the hard rock and heavy metal genres from the mid-1970s to the ...more

Charlotte Perkins Gilman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Connecticut
Dec. at 75 (1860-1935)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a prominent American feminist, sociologist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform. She was a utopian feminist ...more

George Murphy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Connecticut
Dec. at 90 (1902-1992)
George Lloyd Murphy was an American dancer, actor, and politician. Murphy was a song-and-dance leading man in many big-budget Hollywood musicals from 1930 to 1952. He was the president of the ...more

Alwin Nikolais is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Connecticut
Dec. at 83 (1910-1993)
Alwin Nikolais was an American choreographer.

John Ratzenberger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Connecticut
age 71
John Deszo Ratzenberger is an American actor, voice actor, and entrepreneur. He is best known for his role as Cliff Clavin in Cheers and his recurring supporting/minor cast roles in Pixar films. ...more

Charles Ives is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Connecticut
Dec. at 80 (1874-1954)
Charles Edward Ives was an American modernist composer. He is one of the first American composers of international renown, though his music was largely ignored during his life, and many of his ...more

Benjamin Spock is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Connecticut
Dec. at 95 (1903-1998)
Benjamin McLane Spock was an American pediatrician whose book Baby and Child Care, published in 1946, is one of the best-sellers of all time. Its message to mothers is that "you know more ...more

Mark McGrath is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Connecticut
age 50
Mark Sayers McGrath is an American singer of the rock band Sugar Ray. McGrath is also known for his work as a co-host of Extra, and he was the host of Don't Forget the Lyrics! in 2010. Mark is ...more

Nancy McKinstry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Connecticut
age 60
Nancy McKinstry is CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of Wolters Kluwer since September 1, 2003, and Member of the Executive Board since June 1, 2001. She successfully led the ...more