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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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Eliza Dushku is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
age 38
Eliza Patricia Dushku is an American actress known for her television roles, including starring as Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff series Angel. She starred in two Fox series, ...more
Uma Thurman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
age 48
Uma Karuna Thurman is an American actress and former model. She has performed in leading roles in a variety of films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action ...more
Rob Mariano is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
age 43
Robert Carlo "Boston Rob" Mariano is an American television personality, widely known for appearing in several reality shows, including Survivor, and The Amazing Race with his wife, ...more
Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
age 47
Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg is an American actor, producer, and former model and rapper. He was known as Marky Mark in his earlier years, becoming famous for his 1991 debut as frontman with the ...more
Geena Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
age 59
Virginia Elizabeth "Geena" Davis is an American actress, film producer, writer, former fashion model, and a women's Olympics archery team semi-finalist. She is known for her roles in ...more
Matthew Perry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
age 49
Matthew Langford Perry (born August 19, 1969) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian and playwright known for his role as Chandler Bing on the NBC television sitcom Friends. Along with starring ...more
Kurt Russell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
age 64
Kurt Vogel Russell is an American actor. His first roles were as a child in television series, including a lead role in the Western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters. In the late 1960s, he ...more
Dane Cook is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
age 46
Dane Jeffrey Cook is an American stand-up comedian and film actor. He has released five comedy albums: Harmful If Swallowed; Retaliation; Vicious Circle; Rough Around The Edges: Live From ...more
Connie Britton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
age 51
Constance Elaine "Connie" Britton is an American actress, singer and producer. Britton made her feature film debut in the independent comedy-drama film The Brothers McMullen and the ...more
Chloë Sevigny is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
age 41
Chloë Stevens Sevigny is an American actress, fashion designer, and former model. She gained a reputation for her eclectic fashion sense, and developed a broad career in the fashion ...more
Bette Davis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
Dec. at 81 (1908-1989)
Ruth Elizabeth Davis, known as Bette Davis, was an American actress of film, television and theater. Regarded as one of the greatest actors in cinema history, she was noted for her willingness ...more
Alicia Witt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
age 40
Alicia Roanne Witt is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and a Boston University-trained pianist. Witt first came to fame as a child actress after being discovered by David Lynch, who cast ...more
Marcia Cross is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
age 56
Marcia Anne Cross is an American television actress known for her roles as Dr. Kimberly Shaw on Fox soap opera Melrose Place and Bree Van de Kamp on the ABC comedy-drama series Desperate
Doug Stanhope is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
age 51
Douglas Gene "Doug" Stanhope is an American stand-up comedian, actor and author known for his cynical, controversial comedy style and libertarian political views.
Matt LeBlanc is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
age 48
Matthew Steven "Matt" LeBlanc is an American actor and producer, best known for his role as Joey Tribbiani on the NBC sitcom, Friends and its spin-off Joey. In 2011, LeBlanc began ...more
Anthony Michael Hall is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
age 47
Michael Anthony Hall, known professionally as Anthony Michael Hall, is an American actor, film producer, and director who starred in several teen-oriented films of the 1980s. Hall began his ...more
Erik Per Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
age 27
Erik Per Sullivan is an American actor best known for his role as Dewey, the younger brother to middle child Malcolm, on the Fox series Malcolm in the Middle, which was on air for six years.
Leonard Nimoy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
age 87
Leonard Simon Nimoy was an American actor, film director, photographer, author, poet, singer and songwriter. He was known for his role as Mr. Spock of the Star Trek franchise. Nimoy began his ...more
Casey Affleck is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
age 43
Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt is an American actor, film director, screenwriter and producer. He first came to attention for his performances in Gus Van Sant's films To Die For, Good Will ...more
Leonard Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
Dec. at 72 (1918-1990)
Leonard Bernstein was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the United States of America to receive ...more
Abigail Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
age 57
Abigail Pierrepont "Abby" Johnson is an American businesswoman. Since 2014, Johnson is President and Chief Executive Officer of US investment firm Fidelity Investments, and chairman of ...more
Joe Perry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
age 68
Anthony Joseph "Joe" Pereira is the lead guitarist, backing and occasional lead vocalist, and contributing songwriter for the rock band Aerosmith. He was ranked 84th in Rolling Stone's ...more
W.E.B. Du Bois is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
Dec. at 95 (1868-1963)
William Edward Burghardt "W. E. B." Du Bois was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author and editor. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, ...more
Alicia Sacramone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
age 31
Alicia Marie Quinn is a retired American artistic gymnast. Sacramone began gymnastics at the age of eight, started competing in the elite ranks in 2002 and joined the U.S. national team in 2003. ...more
Jane Curtin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
age 71
Jane Therese Curtin is an American actress and comedian. She is sometimes referred to as "Queen of the Deadpan"; The Philadelphia Inquirer once called her a "refreshing drop of ...more