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

Examples of people on this list include Terrence J and Whitehead Hicks.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Queens?" or "Which celebrities were born in Queens?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Queens
Age: 69
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

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Howard Stern is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Queens
Age: 65

Birthplace: New York City, USA, Jackson Heights, New York

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

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Carol Alt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Queens
Age: 58

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

Carol Ann Alt (born December 1, 1960) is an American model and actress.
Ray Romano is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Queens
Age: 61

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

Raymond Albert Romano (born December 21, 1957) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and screenwriter. He is best known for his role on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, for which he ...more

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Dina Meyer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Queens
Age: 50

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

Dina Meyer (born December 22, 1968) is an American film and television actress. She began her career appearing in a recurring role on the Fox teen drama series Beverly Hills, 90210 (1993–94), ...more
Barbara Bach is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Queens
Age: 71

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

Barbara Bach, Lady Starkey (born August 27, 1947) is an American actress and model, best known for her role as the Bond girl Anya Amasova in The Spy Who Loved Me.
Fran Drescher is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Queens
Age: 61

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Kew Gardens

Francine Joy Drescher (born September 30, 1957) is an American actress, comedian, writer and activist. She is best known for her role as Fran Fine in the hit TV series The Nanny (1993–99), and ...more

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Bernard Madoff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Queens
Age: 80

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Bernard Lawrence Madoff (; born April 29, 1938) is an American former market maker, investment advisor and financier who is currently serving a federal prison sentence for offenses related to a ...more

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Russell Simmons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Queens
Age: 61

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Russell Wendell Simmons (born October 4, 1957) is an American entrepreneur, record executive, writer, and film producer. He is chairman and CEO of Rush Communications, co-founded the hip-hop ...more

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Alison Arngrim is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Queens
Age: 57

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

Alison Margaret Arngrim (born January 08, 1963) is a Canadian-American actress and author. Beginning her television career at the age of twelve, Arngrim is a Young Artist Award–Former Child Star ...more
Hank Azaria is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Queens
Age: 54

Birthplace: New York City, USA, Forest Hills, New York

Henry Albert Azaria ( ə-ZAIR-ee-ə; born April 25, 1964) is an American actor, voice actor, singer, comedian and producer. He is known for his voice characterizations as a variety of characters ...more

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Tony Bennett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Queens
Age: 92

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

Anthony Dominick Benedetto (born August 3, 1926), known professionally as Tony Bennett, is an American singer of traditional pop standards, big band, show tunes, and jazz. He is also a painter, ...more

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Ethel Merman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Queens
Dec. at 76 (1908-1984)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Astoria

Ethel Merman (born Ethel Agnes Zimmermann, January 16, 1908 – February 15, 1984) was an American actress and singer. Known primarily for her distinctive, powerful voice and leading roles in ...more

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Al Roker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Queens
Age: 64

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

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Julie Chen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Queens
Age: 49

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

Julie Suzanne Chen Moonves (born January 6, 1970) is an American television personality, news anchor, and producer for CBS. She has been the host of the U.S. version of the CBS ...more

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Jon Favreau is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Queens
Age: 52

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

Jonathan Favreau (; born October 19, 1966) is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He is known for his work with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, directing and starring as ...more

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Patty Duke is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Queens
Age: 72

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

Anna Marie "Patty" Duke (December 14, 1946 – March 29, 2016) was an American actress, appearing on stage, film, and television. Her first big break came from her Academy Award winning ...more

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Andrew Cuomo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Queens
Age: 61

Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, + more

Andrew Mark Cuomo (; born December 6, 1957) is an American politician, author, and lawyer serving as the 56th governor of New York since 2011. A member of the Democratic Party, he was elected to ...more

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John Paulson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Queens
Age: 63

Birthplace: New York City, New York

John Alfred Paulson (born December 14, 1955) is an American investor, hedge fund manager and philanthropist. He leads Paulson & Co., a New York-based investment management firm he founded in ...more
Lamar Odom is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Queens
Age: 39

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

Lamar Joseph Odom (born November 6, 1979) is an American professional basketball player. As a member of the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA), he won NBA ...more

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Art Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Queens
Age: 77

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

Arthur Ira Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is an American singer, poet, and actor. He is best known for his partnership with Paul Simon in the folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel. Highlights ...more

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Waka Flocka Flame is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Queens
Age: 32

Birthplace: South Jamaica, New York City, New York

Juaquin James Malphurs (born May 31, 1986), better known as Waka Flocka Flame, is an American rapper. Signing to 1017 Brick Squad and Warner Bros. Records in 2009, he became a mainstream artist ...more

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Elizabeth Perkins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Queens
Age: 58

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

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Idina Menzel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Queens
Age: 47

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

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Richard Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Queens
Dec. at 77 (1902-1979)

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

Richard Charles Rodgers (June 28, 1902 – December 30, 1979) was an American composer of music, with over 900 songs and 43 Broadway musicals, leaving a legacy as one of the most significant ...more

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