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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.

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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.
Lindsay Lohan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 32

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

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Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 36

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

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Charlie Sheen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 53

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

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Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 72
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Sienna Miller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 37

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

Sienna Rose Diana Miller (born 28 December 1981) is a British-American actress. Born in New York City and raised in London, she began her career appearing in British films, with a supporting ...more

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Emmy Rossum is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 32

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

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Michelle Trachtenberg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 33

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

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Claire Danes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 39

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

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Joan Rivers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: Died at 81 (1933-2014)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

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Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 52

Birthplace: New York City, New York

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Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 38

Birthplace: Hell's Kitchen, New York City, USA, New York

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Diane Lane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 54

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

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Brooke Shields is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 53

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

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Liv Tyler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 41

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

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Jane Fonda is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 81

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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Rosario Dawson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 39

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 57

Birthplace: New York City, New York

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Howard Stern is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 65

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

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Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 56

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

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Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 64

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

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Kerry Washington is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 42

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

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Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 63

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

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Marisa Tomei is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 54

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

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Sylvester Stallone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 72

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

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Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From New York City
Age: 63

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

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