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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 31 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

Hayden Panettiere is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From New York
age 28 Hayden Leslie Panettiere is an American actress, model, singer, and activist. She is known for her roles as cheerleader Claire Bennet on the NBC series Heroes and Juliette Barnes in the ABC ...more

Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From New York
age 35 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) 4 on the list Famous People From New York
age 52 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) 5 on the list Famous People From New York
age 71 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

Jennifer Connelly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From New York
age 47 Jennifer Lynn Connelly is an American film actress who began her career as a child model. She appeared in magazine, newspaper and television advertising, before she made her debut role in the ...more

Mel Gibson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From New York
age 62 Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson AO is an American actor and filmmaker. He is most well known as an action hero, for roles such as Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon buddy cop film series and Max ...more

Sienna Miller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From New York
age 36 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) 9 on the list Famous People From New York
age 31 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) 10 on the list Famous People From New York
age 30 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) 11 on the list Famous People From New York
age 38 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) 12 on the list Famous People From New York
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) 13 on the list Famous People From New York
age 49 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) 14 on the list Famous People From New York
age 37 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) 15 on the list Famous People From New York
age 53 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) 16 on the list Famous People From New York
age 50 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) 17 on the list Famous People From New York
age 40 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) 18 on the list Famous People From New York
age 80 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

Emma Roberts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From New York
age 24 Emma Rose Roberts is an American actress and singer. After small roles in films such as Blow, she rose to prominence with her role as Addie Singer in the Nickelodeon television series ...more

Rosario Dawson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From New York
age 38 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) 21 on the list Famous People From New York
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) 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 "Rosie" O'Donnell is an American comedian, actress, author, and television personality. She has also been a magazine editor and continues to be a celebrity blogger, LGBT rights ...more

Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From New York
age 53 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

Kate Mara is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From New York
age 35 Kate Rooney Mara is an American actress. She starred in the Netflix political drama House of Cards as Zoe Barnes and appeared in the Fox TV series 24 as computer analyst Shari Rothenberg. She ...more

Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From New York
age 61 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) 27 on the list Famous People From New York
age 41 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) 28 on the list Famous People From New York
age 62 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) 29 on the list Famous People From New York
age 53 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

Vanessa Williams is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From New York

Sylvester Stallone is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From New York
age 69 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) 32 on the list Famous People From New York
age 62 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

Rita Hayworth is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From New York
Dec. at 69 (1918-1987) Rita Hayworth was an American actress and dancer. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars, appearing in a total of 61 films over 37 years. She is perhaps best known for ...more

Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From New York
age 63 Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. is an American actor and filmmaker. Washington has received much critical acclaim for his film work since the 1990s, including his portrayals of real-life figures ...more

Sarah Hyland is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From New York
age 27 Sarah Jane Hyland is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as oldest sibling Haley Dunphy on the ABC sitcom Modern Family.

Amanda Peet is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From New York
age 43 Amanda Peet is an American actress who has appeared in film, stage, and television. After studying with Uta Hagen at Columbia University, Peet began her career in television commercials, and ...more

Lauren Bacall is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From New York
Died at 90 (1924-2014) Lauren Bacall was an American actress known for her distinctive voice and sultry looks. She was named the 20th greatest actress of the 20th century by the American Film Institute and received an ...more

Sean Hannity is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From New York
age 56 Sean Patrick Hannity is an American television host, author, and conservative political commentator. He is the host of The Sean Hannity Show, a nationally syndicated talk radio show that airs ...more

Mickey Rourke is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From New York
age 63 Philip Andre Rourke, Jr., known as Mickey Rourke, is an American actor, screenwriter, and retired boxer, who has appeared primarily as a leading man in drama, action, and thriller films. During ...more

Al Pacino is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From New York
age 77 Alfredo James "Al" Pacino is an American actor and filmmaker. He is well known for playing Michael Corleone in The Godfather films and Tony Montana in Scarface, and often appeared on ...more

Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From New York
age 52 Benjamin Edward Meara "Ben" Stiller is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He is the son of veteran comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. After beginning his ...more

Asa Akira is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From New York
age 32 Asa Akira is an American actress and director.

Keith Olbermann is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From New York
age 59 Keith Theodore Olbermann is an American sports and political commentator and writer. As of 2013 he hosts a late-night show on ESPN2 and TSN2 called Olbermann, as well as being the studio host of ...more

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From New York
age 57 Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus is an American actress, comedian, and producer. She is known for her television work on Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and Veep, which she ...more

Julia Stiles is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From New York
age 37 Julia O'Hara Stiles is an American actress. She first gained prominence for her lead roles in teen films such as 10 Things I Hate About You, Down to You and Save the Last Dance. Her career ...more

Mickey Rooney is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From New York
Dec. at 94 (1920-2014) Mickey Rooney was an American actor of film, television, Broadway, radio, and vaudeville. Beginning as a child actor, Rooney's career spanned nearly nine decades. He appeared in more than 300 ...more

Sigourney Weaver is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From New York
age 68 Sigourney Weaver is an American actress and film producer, known for playing Ellen Ripley in the Alien franchise. Following her film debut as a minor character in Annie Hall, Weaver quickly came ...more

Carol Alt is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From New York
age 57 Carol Ann Alt is an American model and actress.

Lil' Kim is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From New York
age 43 Kimberly Denise Jones known by her stage name Lil' Kim, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, model, and actress. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, living much of her ...more

Stacey Dash is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From New York
age 51 Stacey Lauretta Dash is an American actress, known for starring in the 1995 feature film Clueless and the television spinoff of the same name. She has also appeared in films such as Moving, Mo' ...more