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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.

Paul Theroux and Henry Cabot Lodge are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

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
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 48
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
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
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
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
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
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
Constance Elaine Britton (née Womack; born March 6, 1967) is an American actress, singer, and producer. Britton made her feature film debut in the independent comedy-drama film The ...more

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Chloë Sevigny is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
age 44
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)
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
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
Marcia Anne Cross (born March 25, 1962) is an American actress. She began her career on daytime soap operas such as The Edge of Night, Another World, and One Life to Live before moving to ...more

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Doug Stanhope is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
age 51
Douglas Stanhope (born March 25, 1967) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, political activist, and podcast host.

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Matt LeBlanc is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
age 51
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
Michael Anthony Hall (born April 14, 1968), known professionally as Anthony Michael Hall, is an American actor who starred in several teen-oriented films of the 1980s. Hall began his career in ...more

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Erik Per Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
age 27
Erik Per Sullivan (born July 12, 1991) is an American former actor. He is best known for his role as Dewey, the younger brother to middle child Malcolm, on the Fox series Malcolm in the Middle, ...more

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Leonard Nimoy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
Died at 84 (1931-2015)
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
Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt (born August 12, 1975) is an American actor and director. He began his career as a child actor, appearing in the PBS television film Lemon Sky (1988) and the ...more

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Leonard Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
Dec. at 72 (1918-1990)
Leonard Bernstein ( BURN-styne; August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated ...more

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Abigail Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
age 57
Abigail Pierrepont Johnson (born December 19, 1961) is an American billionaire businesswoman. Since 2014, Johnson has been president and chief executive officer of American investment firm ...more
Joe Perry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
age 68
Anthony Joseph Pereira (born September 10, 1950) better known by his stage name, Joe Perry, is an American musician, songwriter and vocalist, who is best known as the lead guitarist and founding ...more

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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)
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois ( doo-BOYSS; February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963) was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor. Born ...more

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Alicia Sacramone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
age 31
Alicia Marie Sacramone Quinn (; born December 3, 1987) is a retired American artistic gymnast. She won a silver medal with the United States team at the 2008 Summer Olympics and is the ...more

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Jane Curtin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts
age 71
Jane Therese Curtin (born September 6, 1947) is an American actress and comedian. She is sometimes referred to as "Queen of the Deadpan"; The Philadelphia Inquirer once called her a ...more

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