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Famous People From New York

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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.

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Lindsay Lohan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From New York
age 32
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
Hayden Panettiere is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From New York
age 29
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
Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From New York
age 33
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
Charlie Sheen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From New York
age 53
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
Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From New York
age 72
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
Jennifer Connelly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From New York
age 48
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
Mel Gibson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From New York
age 63
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
Sienna Miller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From New York
age 37
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
Emmy Rossum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From New York
age 32
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
Michelle Trachtenberg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From New York
age 30
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
Claire Danes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From New York
age 39
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
Joan Rivers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From New York
Dec. at 81 (1933-2014)
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
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From New York
age 52
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
Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From New York
age 38
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
Diane Lane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From New York
age 54
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
Brooke Shields is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From New York
age 50
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
Liv Tyler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From New York
age 41
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
Jane Fonda is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From New York
age 78
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
Emma Roberts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From New York
age 28
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
Rosario Dawson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From New York
age 39
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
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From New York
age 57
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
Howard Stern is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From New York
age 61
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
Rosie O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From New York
age 56
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
Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From New York
age 56
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
Kate Mara is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From New York
age 35
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