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Famous People From New York City

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

Buddy Hackett and Rosanna Arquette 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 New York City?" or "Which celebrities were born in New York City?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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Rita Hayworth is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From New York City
Dec. at 69 (1918-1987)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Rita Hayworth (born Margarita Carmen Cansino; October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987) was an American actress and dancer. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars, appearing in ...more

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Sarah Hyland is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 28

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Sarah Jane Hyland (born November 24, 1990) is an American actress and singer. Born in Manhattan, she attended the Professional Performing Arts School, followed by small roles in the films ...more

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Amanda Peet is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 47

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Amanda Peet (born January 11, 1972) is an American actress. After studying at Columbia University, Peet began her acting career with small parts on television, and made her film debut in Animal ...more

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Lauren Bacall is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From New York City
Dec. at 90 (1924-2014)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Lauren Bacall (, born Betty Joan Perske; September 16, 1924 – August 12, 2014) was an American actress known for her distinctive voice and sultry looks. She was named the 20th-greatest female ...more

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Sean Hannity is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 57

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Sean Patrick Hannity (born December 30, 1961) is an American talk show host and conservative political commentator. Hannity is the host of The Sean Hannity Show, a nationally syndicated talk ...more

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Al Pacino is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 78

Birthplace: East Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America

Alfredo James Pacino (born April 25, 1940), known professionally as Al Pacino, is an American actor and filmmaker who has had a career spanning more than five decades. He has received numerous ...more

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Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 53

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, musician and director. He is the son of veteran comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and ...more

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Keith Olbermann is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 60

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Keith Theodore Olbermann (; born January 27, 1959) is an American sports and political commentator and writer. He currently works for ESPN. Olbermann spent the first 20 years of his career in ...more

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 58

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus Hall (; born January 13, 1961) is an American actress, comedian, producer, and singer. She is known for her work in the television comedy series Saturday ...more

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Julia Stiles is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 37

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Julia O'Hara Stiles (born March 28, 1981) is an American actress. Born and raised in New York City, Stiles began acting at age 11 and made her screen debut as Erica Dansby in six episodes of the ...more

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Mickey Rooney is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From New York City
Dec. at 94 (1920-2014)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule Jr.; September 23, 1920 – April 6, 2014) was an American actor, vaudevillian, comedian, producer and radio personality. In a career spanning nine decades and ...more

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Sigourney Weaver is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 69

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

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Lil' Kim is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 44

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Kimberly Denise Jones (born July 11, 1974 or 1975), known professionally as Lil' Kim, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, model, and actress. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, she ...more

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Stacey Dash is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 52

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Stacey Lauretta Dash (born January 20, 1966 or 1967) is an American actress and former talk show host. Dash is known for her co–starring role as Dionne Marie Davenport in the 1995 feature film ...more

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Lake Bell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 39

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Lake Siegel Bell (born March 24, 1979) is an American actress, director, and screenwriter. She has starred in various television series, including Boston Legal (2004–2006), Surface (2005–2006), ...more

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Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 75

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Lower Manhattan

Cornelius Crane "Chevy" Chase (; born October 8, 1943) is an American comedian, actor and writer. Born into a prominent New York family, Chase had a variety of jobs before moving into ...more

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Mike Sorrentino is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 36

Birthplace: New York City, USA, West New Brighton, New York

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Larry David is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 71

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Ray Romano is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 61

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Raymond Albert Romano (born December 21, 1957) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and screenwriter. He is best known for his role on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, for which he ...more

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David Duchovny is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 58

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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Bethenny Frankel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 48

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Tanya Roberts is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 63

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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Angela Bassett is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 60

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Harlem

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Gilbert Gottfried is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 64

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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Larry King is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 85

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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