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Famous People From Massachusetts

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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.
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  • Eliza Dushku is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts

    BirthplaceWatertown, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Eliza Patricia Dushku (; born December 30, 1980) is an American actress, model and producer,... more
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  • Uma Thurman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA

    Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970) is an American actress and model. She has performed... more

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

    BirthplaceHyde Park, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Robert Carlo Mariano (born December 25, 1975), known by the nickname Boston Rob, is an... more

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  • Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts

    BirthplaceDorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Geena Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts

    BirthplaceWareham, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Virginia Elizabeth "Geena" Davis (born January 21, 1956) is an American actress and activist.... more

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

    BirthplaceWilliamstown, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Matthew Langford Perry (born August 19, 1969) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian and... more

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

    BirthplaceSpringfield, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Kurt Vogel Russell (born March 17, 1951) is an American actor. He began acting on television... more

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

    Dane Cook

    Age: 48

    BirthplaceCambridge, USA, Massachusetts

    Dane Jeffrey Cook (born March 18, 1972) is an American stand-up comedian and film actor. He... more

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

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA

    Constance Elaine Britton (born March 6, 1967) is an American actress, singer, and producer.... more

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

    BirthplaceSpringfield, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Chloë Stevens Sevigny born November 18, 1974) is an American actress, director, model, and... more

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  • Bette Davis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts

    Bette Davis

    Dec. at 81 (1908-1989)

    BirthplaceLowell, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (; April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989) was an American actress of... more

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

    BirthplaceUSA, Massachusetts, Worcester

    Alicia Roanne Witt (born August 21, 1975) is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and... more

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

    BirthplaceMarlborough, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Marcia Anne Cross (born March 25, 1962) is an American actress. She began her career on... more

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

    BirthplaceWorcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Douglas Stanhope (born March 25, 1967) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, author,... more

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

    BirthplaceNewton, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Matthew Steven LeBlanc (; born July 25, 1967) is an American actor and comedian. He received... more
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  • Anthony Michael Hall is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts

    BirthplaceWest Roxbury, Boston, USA, Massachusetts

    Michael Anthony Hall (born April 14, 1968), known professionally as Anthony Michael Hall, is... more

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

    BirthplaceWorcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Erik Per Sullivan (born July 12, 1991) is an American former actor. He is best known for his... more
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  • Leonard Nimoy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts

    BirthplaceWest End, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Leonard Simon Nimoy (March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015) was an American actor, film director,... more

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

    BirthplaceFalmouth, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt (born August 12, 1975) is an American actor and director. He... more

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  • Leonard Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts

    Leonard Bernstein

    Dec. at 72 (1918-1990)

    BirthplaceLawrence, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Leonard Bernstein ( BURN-styne; August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American composer,... more

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

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Abigail Pierrepont Johnson (born December 19, 1961) is an American billionaire businesswoman.... more
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  • Joe Perry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts

    Joe Perry

    Age: 70

    BirthplaceLawrence, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Anthony Joseph Pereira (born September 10, 1950) better known by his stage name, Joe Perry, is... more

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  • W.E.B. Du Bois is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts

    W.E.B. Du Bois

    Dec. at 95 (1868-1963)

    BirthplaceGreat Barrington, Massachusetts

    William Edward Burghardt Du Bois ( doo-BOYSS; February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963) was an... more
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  • Alicia Sacramone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Massachusetts

    BirthplaceWinchester, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Alicia Marie Sacramone Quinn (; born December 3, 1987) is a retired American artistic gymnast.... more

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

    BirthplaceCambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Jane Therese Curtin (born September 6, 1947) is an American actress and comedian. She is... more

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