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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.

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Lindsay Lohan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From New York City
age 32
Lindsay Dee Lohan (born 2 July 1986) is an American actress, model and pop music singer. Lohan started in show business as a child fashion model for magazine advertisement and television ...more
Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From New York City
age 36
Anne Jacqueline Hathaway is an American actress, singer, and producer. After several stage roles, Hathaway appeared in the 1999 television series Get Real. She came to prominence after playing ...more
Charlie Sheen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From New York City
age 53
Carlos Irwin Estévez, best known by his stage name Charlie Sheen, is an American actor. Sheen rose to fame after a series of successful films such as Platoon, Lucas, Ferris Bueller's Day ...more
Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From New York City
age 72
Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current President of the United States, in office since January 20, 2017. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television ...more
Sienna Miller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From New York City
age 37
Sienna Rose Diana Miller is an English actress, model and fashion designer. In 2008, she was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award, while for her role as Tippi Hedren in the 2012 TV film The ...more
Emmy Rossum is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From New York City
age 32
Emmanuelle Grey "Emmy" Rossum is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She has starred in movies including Songcatcher, An American Rhapsody, and Passionada. Her role in Mystic ...more
Michelle Trachtenberg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From New York City
age 33
Michelle Christine Trachtenberg is an American actress. She is known for portraying Nona F. Mecklenberg on The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Dawn Summers on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and ...more
Claire Danes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From New York City
age 39
Claire Catherine Danes is an American actress, who first came to prominence with her role as Angela Chase in the 1994 series My So-Called Life. The role won her the first of four Golden Globe ...more
Joan Rivers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From New York City
Dec. at 81 (1933-2014)
Joan Alexandra Molinsky, known as Joan Rivers, was an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and television host noted for her often controversial comedic persona — where she was ...more
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From New York City
age 52
Adam Richard Sandler is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, entrepreneur, film producer, and musician. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in many ...more
Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From New York City
age 38
Alicia Augello Cook, known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record ...more
Diane Lane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From New York City
age 54
Diane Lane is an American actress. Born and raised in New York City, Lane made her screen debut in George Roy Hill's 1979 film A Little Romance, starring opposite Sir Laurence Olivier. Soon ...more
Brooke Shields is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From New York City
age 53
Brooke Christa Shields is an American actress, model and former child star. Shields, initially a child model, gained critical acclaim for her leading role in Louis Malle's controversial film ...more
Liv Tyler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From New York City
age 41
Liv Rundgren Tyler is an American actress and former child model. She is the daughter of Aerosmith's lead singer, Steven Tyler, and model Bebe Buell. Tyler began a career in modeling at the age ...more
Jane Fonda is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From New York City
age 81
Jane Fonda is an American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model and fitness guru. She is a two-time Academy Award winner. In 2014, she was the recipient of the American Film ...more
Rosario Dawson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From New York City
age 39
Rosario Dawson is an American actress, singer, and writer. She has appeared in films such as Kids, Men in Black II, 25th Hour, Sin City, Clerks II, Rent, The Rundown, Eagle Eye, Alexander, Seven ...more
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From New York City
age 57
Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy is an American comedian, actor, writer, singer, and director. Box-office takes from Murphy's films make him the 4th-highest grossing actor in the United ...more
Howard Stern is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From New York City
age 65
Howard Allan Stern is an American radio and television personality, producer, author, actor, and photographer. He is best known for his radio show, which was nationally syndicated from 1986 to ...more
Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From New York City
age 56
Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, November 28, 1962) is an American comedian, writer, producer, director, actor, media critic, and former television host. He was the host of The Daily ...more
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From New York City
age 64
Jerome Allen "Jerry" Seinfeld is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He is best known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the sitcom Seinfeld, which he ...more
Kerry Washington is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From New York City
age 42
Kerry Marisa Washington is an American actress. Since 2012, Washington has gained wide public recognition for starring in the ABC drama Scandal, a Shonda Rhimes series in which she plays Olivia ...more
Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From New York City
age 63
William "Bill" Maher, Jr. is an American political satirist, writer, producer, political commentator, television host, actor, media critic, and stand-up comedian. Before his role as ...more
Marisa Tomei is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From New York City
age 54
Marisa Tomei is an American and Italian actress and producer. In a career spanning three decades, she had initial success in movies as a young actress, followed by a series of unsuccessful ...more
Sylvester Stallone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From New York City
age 72
Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone, nicknamed Sly Stallone, is an American actor, screenwriter and film director. Stallone is well known for his Hollywood action roles. Two notable characters he has ...more
Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From New York City
age 63
Whoopi Goldberg is an American actress, comedienne, political activist, writer, producer, and television host. Although Goldberg made her film debut in the avant-garde ensemble film Citizen: I'm ...more