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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

    Rita Hayworth

    Dec. at 69 (1918-1987)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Rita Hayworth (born Margarita Carmen Cansino; October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987) was an American...  more

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  • Sarah Hyland

    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

    Sarah Jane Hyland (born November 24, 1990) is an American actress and singer. Born in...  more

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  • Amanda Peet

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

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  • Lauren Bacall

    Lauren Bacall

    Dec. at 90 (1924-2014)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Lauren Bacall (, born Betty Joan Perske; September 16, 1924 – August 12, 2014) was an American...  more

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  • Sean Hannity

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Sean Patrick Hannity (born December 30, 1961) is an American talk show host and conservative...  more

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  • Al Pacino

    Al Pacino

    Age: 80

    BirthplaceEast 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...  more

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  • Ben Stiller

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, writer,...  more

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  • Keith Olbermann

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus Hall (; born January 13, 1961) is an American actress,...  more

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  • Julia Stiles

    BirthplaceNew 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...  more

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  • Mickey Rooney

    Mickey Rooney

    Dec. at 94 (1920-2014)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule Jr.; September 23, 1920 – April 6, 2014) was an American...  more

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  • Sigourney Weaver

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, USA

    Susan Alexandra "Sigourney" Weaver (; born October 8, 1949) is an American actress. Dubbed...  more

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  • Lil' Kim

    Lil' Kim

    Age: 46

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Kimberly Denise Jones (born July 11, 1974 or 1975), known professionally as Lil' Kim, is an...  more

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  • Stacey Dash

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Stacey Lauretta Dash (born January 20, 1966 or 1967) is an American actress and former talk...  more

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  • Lake Bell

    Lake Bell

    Age: 36

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Lake Siegel Bell (born March 24, 1979) is an American actress, director, and screenwriter. She...  more

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  • Chevy Chase

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Lower Manhattan

    Cornelius Crane "Chevy" Chase (; born October 8, 1943) is an American comedian, actor and...  more

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  • Mike Sorrentino

    BirthplaceWest New Brighton, New York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Larry David

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Lawrence Gene David (born July 2, 1947) is an American comedian, writer, actor, director, and...  more

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  • Ray Romano

    Ray Romano

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Raymond Albert Romano (born December 21, 1957) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and...  more

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  • David Duchovny

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    David William Duchovny (born August 7, 1960) is an American actor, writer, producer,...  more

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  • Bethenny Frankel

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Tanya Roberts

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Victoria Leigh Blum (October 15, 1955 – January 4, 2021), known by the stage name Tanya...  more

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  • Angela Bassett

    BirthplaceHarlem, New York City, New York, USA

    Angela Evelyn Bassett (born August 16, 1958) is an American actress and activist known for her...  more

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  • Gilbert Gottfried

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Gilbert Jeremy Gottfried (born February 28, 1955) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and...  more

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  • Larry King

    Larry King

    Age: 86

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Larry King (November 19, 1933 – January 23, 2021) was an American television and radio host,...  more

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