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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.

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.
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  • Lindsay Lohan

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

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    BirthplacePalisades, New York, USA

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  • Anne Hathaway

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

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  • Jennifer Connelly

    BirthplaceCairo, New York, United States of America

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  • Mel Gibson

    Mel Gibson

    Age: 64

    BirthplacePeekskill, New York, United States of America

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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

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  • Joan Rivers

    Joan Rivers

    Dec. at 81 (1933-2014)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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  • 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

    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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  • Emma Roberts

    BirthplaceRhinebeck, New York City, USA, New York

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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

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  • Howard Stern

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

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    BirthplaceCommack, New York, United States of America

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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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    Kate Mara

    Age: 37

    BirthplaceBedford, New York, United States of America

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