READ

Famous People From New York

Reference
Updated December 27, 2018 13.6k views 1,019 items

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

Use every item on this list for yours, from Diahann Carroll to Jonathan Demme.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from New York?" or "Which celebrities were born in New York?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Lindsay Lohan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From New York
Age: 32

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

Lindsay Dee Lohan (; born July 2, 1986) is an American actress, singer-songwriter, businesswoman, fashion designer, and film producer. Born and raised in New York, Lohan was signed to Ford ...more

More Lindsay Lohan 

The Best Lindsay Lohan Movies #745 of 940 The Best Actresses in Film History #71 of 120 Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

Hayden Panettiere is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From New York
Age: 29

Birthplace: Palisades, New York, United States of America

Hayden Lesley Panettiere (; born August 21, 1989) is an American actress, model, and singer. She is known for playing cheerleader Claire Bennet on the NBC sci-fi series Heroes (2006–2010) and ...more

More Hayden Panettiere 

#557 of 940 The Best Actresses in Film History #103 of 473 Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With #23 of 227 The Greatest Child Stars Who Are Still Acting

Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From New York
Age: 36

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

Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born November 12, 1982) is an American actress. One of the highest-paid actresses in the world in 2015, she has received multiple awards, including an Academy Award, a ...more

More Anne Hathaway 

All The Love Interests In Anne Hathaway Movies, Ranked #54 of 940 The Best Actresses in Film History #26 of 327 The Best Actresses Working Today

Charlie Sheen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From New York
Age: 53

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

Carlos Irwin Estévez (born September 3, 1965), known professionally as Charlie Sheen, is an American actor. Sheen has appeared in films including Platoon (1986), Wall Street (1987), Young ...more

More Charlie Sheen 

The Craziest Charlie Sheen Screw Ups of All Time #261 of 285 The Best (Male) Actors Working Today #267 of 274 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

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

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

Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current president of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and ...more

More Donald Trump 

The Most Savage Anti-Trump Songs #1,161 of 1,176 The Best Writers of All Time #28 of 44 US Presidents Who Are Worthy Enough To Wield Mjolnir

Jennifer Connelly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From New York
Age: 48

Birthplace: USA, Cairo, New York

Jennifer Lynn Connelly (born December 12, 1970) is an American actress who began her career as a child model. She appeared in magazine, newspaper and television advertising, before she made her ...more

More Jennifer Connelly 

Whatever Happened To Jennifer Connelly? #93 of 940 The Best Actresses in Film History #102 of 258 The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever

Mel Gibson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From New York
Age: 63

Birthplace: Peekskill, New York, United States of America

Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson (born January 3, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his action hero roles, particularly his breakout role as Max Rockatansky in the first ...more

More Mel Gibson 

The Best Mel Gibson Movies #98 of 285 The Best (Male) Actors Working Today #42 of 1,139 The Best Actors in Film History

Sienna Miller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From New York
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

More Sienna Miller 

#349 of 940 The Best Actresses in Film History #268 of 473 Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With #896 of 2,004 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

Emmy Rossum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From New York
Age: 32

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

Emmanuelle Grey Rossum (born September 12, 1986) is an American actress, television director, and singer-songwriter. She is known for her portrayal of Fiona Gallagher in the television series ...more

More Emmy Rossum 

#333 of 940 The Best Actresses in Film History #137 of 327 The Best Actresses Working Today #80 of 473 Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

Michelle Trachtenberg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From New York
Age: 33

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

Michelle Christine Trachtenberg (; born October 11, 1985) is a U.S. actress and model. She is known for playing Jenny in EuroTrip (2004), Nona F. Mecklenberg in The Adventures of Pete & Pete ...more

More Michelle Trachtenberg 

#476 of 940 The Best Actresses in Film History #162 of 473 Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With #46 of 227 The Greatest Child Stars Who Are Still Acting

Claire Danes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From New York
Age: 39

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

Claire Catherine Danes (born April 12, 1979) is an American actor. She is the recipient of three Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2012, Time named ...more

More Claire Danes 

The Best Claire Danes Movies #170 of 940 The Best Actresses in Film History #93 of 327 The Best Actresses Working Today

Joan Rivers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From New York
Dec. at 81 (1933-2014)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Joan Alexandra Molinsky (June 8, 1933 – September 4, 2014), known professionally as Joan Rivers, was an American comedian, actress, writer, producer, and television host. She was noted for her ...more

More Joan Rivers 

#64 of 261 The Funniest Stand Up Comedians Of All Time #2,004 of 2,004 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History #26 of 286 The Funniest Female Comedians of All Time

Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From New York
Age: 52

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, film producer, and musician. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star ...more

More Adam Sandler 

The Best and Worst of Adam Sandler #62 of 261 The Funniest Stand Up Comedians Of All Time #172 of 285 The Best (Male) Actors Working Today

Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From New York
Age: 38

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

Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. A classically-trained pianist, Keys was composing songs by age ...more

More Alicia Keys 

The Best Songs Feat. Alicia Keys #11 of 218 The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years #33 of 935 The Best Female Vocalists Ever

Diane Lane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From New York
Age: 54

Birthplace: New 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 City, Lane made her screen debut in George Roy Hill's 1979 film A Little Romance. She has since ...more

More Diane Lane 

The Best Diane Lane Movies #53 of 940 The Best Actresses in Film History #83 of 327 The Best Actresses Working Today

Brooke Shields is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From New York
Age: 53

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

Brooke Christa Shields (born May 31, 1965) is an American actress and model. She was initially a child model and gained critical acclaim at age 12 for her leading role in Louis Malle's film ...more

More Brooke Shields 

The Best Brooke Shields Movies #297 of 940 The Best Actresses in Film History #21 of 227 The Greatest Child Stars Who Are Still Acting

Liv Tyler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From New York
Age: 41

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

Liv Rundgren Tyler (born Liv Rundgren; July 1, 1977) is an American actress, producer and former model. She is best known for her portrayal of Arwen Undómiel in the Lord of the Rings film ...more

More Liv Tyler 

#135 of 940 The Best Actresses in Film History #79 of 258 The Best Marvel Movie Actors Everlisted on Unicef Goodwill Ambassadors For The United States

Jane Fonda is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From New York
Age: 81

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Jane Seymour Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is an American actress, political activist and former fashion model. She is the recipient of various accolades including two Academy Awards, two BAFTA ...more

More Jane Fonda 

When The FBI Went To War With Jane Fonda – And Won #131 of 940 The Best Actresses in Film History #107 of 327 The Best Actresses Working Today

Emma Roberts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From New York
Age: 28

Birthplace: Rhinebeck, New York, United States of America

Emma Rose Roberts (born February 10, 1991) is an American actress and singer. After making her film debut as Kristina Jung in the crime film Blow (2001), Roberts gained recognition for her lead ...more

More Emma Roberts 

The Best Emma Roberts Movies #395 of 940 The Best Actresses in Film History #10 of 25 Who Should Replace Ruby Rose As Batwoman?

Rosario Dawson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From New York
Age: 39

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Rosario Isabel Dawson (born May 9, 1979) is an American actress, producer, singer, comic book writer, and political activist. She made her feature film debut in the 1995 independent drama Kids. ...more

More Rosario Dawson 

#171 of 327 The Best Actresses Working Today #16 of 229 The Greatest Black Actresses of All Time #161 of 473 Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From New York
Age: 57

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

Edward Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American actor, comedian, and singer. Murphy was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984. He has worked as a stand-up ...more

More Eddie Murphy 

The Best Eddie Murphy Movies #4 of 261 The Funniest Stand Up Comedians Of All Time #101 of 285 The Best (Male) Actors Working Today

Howard Stern is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From New York
Age: 65

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

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

More Howard Stern 

The Funniest Howard Stern Wack Packers #1,006 of 2,444 The Most Influential People of All Time #394 of 532 Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

Rosie O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From New York
Age: 56

Birthplace: USA, New York, Commack

Roseann O'Donnell (born March 21, 1962) is an American comedian, actress, author, and television personality. She began her comedy career as a teenager and received her breakthrough on the ...more

More Rosie O'Donnell 

#808 of 940 The Best Actresses in Film History #38 of 153 The Most Ridiculous Political Pundits #10 of 26 The Biggest Facepalms in Movie Casting History

Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From New York
Age: 56

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

Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28, 1962) is an American comedian, writer, producer, director, activist, political commentator, actor, and television host. He hosted The ...more

More Jon Stewart 

Jon Stewart's Most Entertaining Feuds Ever #46 of 261 The Funniest Stand Up Comedians Of All Time #111 of 274 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

Kate Mara is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From New York
Age: 35

Birthplace: Bedford, New York, United States of America

Kate Rooney Mara ( MAIR-ə; born February 27, 1983) is an American actress and fashion model. She is known for playing reporter Zoe Barnes in the Netflix political drama House of Cards ...more

More Kate Mara 

#114 of 258 The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever #5 of 25 Who Should Replace Ruby Rose As Batwoman? #116 of 327 The Best Actresses Working Today