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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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  • Lindsay Lohan

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Lindsay Dee Lohan (; born July 2, 1986) is an American actress, singer-songwriter,...  more

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  • Anne Hathaway

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

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  • Charlie Sheen

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Donald Trump

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

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  • Sienna Miller

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Emmy Rossum

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, USA

    Emmanuelle Grey Rossum (born September 12, 1986) is an American actress, television director,...  more
  • Michelle Trachtenberg

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Michelle Christine Trachtenberg (; born October 11, 1985) is a U.S. actress and model. She is...  more

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  • Claire Danes

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Claire Catherine Danes (born April 12, 1979) is an American actor. She is the recipient of...  more

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  • Joan Rivers

    Joan Rivers

    Dec. at 81 (1933-2014)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Joan Alexandra Molinsky (June 8, 1933 – September 4, 2014), known professionally as Joan...  more
  • Adam Sandler

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter,...  more

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    BirthplaceHell's Kitchen, New York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Diane Lane

    Diane Lane

    Age: 55

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Diane Colleen Lane (born January 22, 1965) is an American actress. Born and raised in New York...  more
  • Brooke Shields

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Liv Tyler

    Liv Tyler

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Liv Rundgren Tyler (born Liv Rundgren; July 1, 1977) is an American actress, producer and...  more
  • Jane Fonda

    Jane Fonda

    Age: 82

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Jane Seymour Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is an American actress, political activist and...  more

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  • Rosario Dawson

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Rosario Isabel Dawson (born May 9, 1979) is an American actress, producer, singer, comic book...  more

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  • Eddie Murphy

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Edward Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American actor, comedian, and singer. Murphy...  more

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  • Howard Stern

    BirthplaceJackson Heights, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Howard Allan Stern is an American radio and television personality, producer, author, actor,...  more

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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28, 1962) is an American comedian,...  more

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  • Jerry Seinfeld

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Kerry Washington

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Kerry Marisa Washington (born January 31, 1977) is an American actress, producer, and...  more
  • Bill Maher

    Bill Maher

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    William Maher (; born January 20, 1956) is an American comedian, political commentator, and...  more

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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

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  • Sylvester Stallone

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Sylvester Enzio Stallone (; born Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone, July 6, 1946) is an...  more

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  • Whoopi Goldberg

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, USA

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