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

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If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Massachusetts?" or "Which celebrities were born in Massachusetts?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Eliza Dushku is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
Age: 38

Birthplace: Watertown, Massachusetts, United States of America

Eliza Patricia Dushku (; born December 30, 1980) is an American actress, model and producer, primarily known for her television roles. She starred as Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its ...more

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Uma Thurman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
Age: 45

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970) is an American actress and model. She has performed in a variety of films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action ...more

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Rob Mariano is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
Age: 43

Birthplace: Hyde Park, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Robert Carlo Mariano (born December 25, 1975), known by the nickname Boston Rob, is an American television personality, widely known for appearing in several reality shows, including Survivor ...more

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Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
Geena Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
Age: 63

Birthplace: Wareham, Massachusetts, United States of America

Virginia Elizabeth "Geena" Davis (born January 21, 1956) is an American actress and activist. Davis has received numerous accolades for her acting work in both film and television, and ...more

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Matthew Perry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
Age: 49

Birthplace: Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States of America

Matthew Langford Perry (born August 19, 1969) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian and playwright who gained worldwide recognition for his role as Chandler Bing on the NBC television sitcom ...more

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Kurt Russell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
Age: 67

Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States of America

Kurt Vogel Russell (born March 17, 1951) is an American actor. He began acting on television at the age of 12 in the western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963–1964). In the late ...more

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Dane Cook is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
Age: 46

Birthplace: Cambridge, USA, Massachusetts

Dane Jeffrey Cook (born March 18, 1972) is an American stand-up comedian and film actor. He has released five comedy albums: Harmful If Swallowed; Retaliation; Vicious Circle; Rough Around The ...more

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Connie Britton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
Age: 51

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Constance Elaine Britton (born March 6, 1967) is an American actress, singer, and producer. Britton made her feature film debut in the independent comedy-drama film The Brothers McMullen (1995), ...more

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Chloë Sevigny is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
Age: 44

Birthplace: USA, Massachusetts, Springfield

Chloë Stevens Sevigny born November 18, 1974) is an American actress, director, model, and fashion designer. She is mostly known for her work in independent films, often appearing in ...more

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Bette Davis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
Dec. at 81 (1908-1989)

Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States of America

Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (; April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television, and theater. With a career spanning 60 years, she is regarded as one of ...more

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Alicia Witt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
Age: 43

Birthplace: USA, Massachusetts, Worcester

Alicia Roanne Witt (born August 21, 1975) is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and pianist. She first came to fame as a child actress after being discovered by David Lynch, who cast her as ...more

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Marcia Cross is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
Age: 56

Birthplace: Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA

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Doug Stanhope is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
Age: 51

Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

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Matt LeBlanc is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
Age: 51

Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, United States of America

Matthew Steven LeBlanc (; born July 25, 1967) is an American actor and comedian. He received international recognition for his portrayal of dim-witted, yet well-intentioned womaniser Joey ...more

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Anthony Michael Hall is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
Age: 50

Birthplace: West Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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Erik Per Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
Age: 27

Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

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Leonard Nimoy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
Age: 87

Birthplace: West End, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Leonard Simon Nimoy (March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015) was an American actor, film director, photographer, author, singer, and songwriter. He was known for playing Spock in the Star Trek ...more

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Casey Affleck is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
Age: 43

Birthplace: Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States of America

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Leonard Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
Dec. at 72 (1918-1990)

Birthplace: Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States of America

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Abigail Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
Age: 57

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts

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Joe Perry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
Age: 68

Birthplace: Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States of America

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W.E.B. Du Bois is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
Dec. at 95 (1868-1963)

Birthplace: Great Barrington, Massachusetts

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Alicia Sacramone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
Age: 31

Birthplace: Winchester, Massachusetts, United States of America

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Jane Curtin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
Age: 71

Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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