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Famous People From Queens

Updated June 14, 2019 30.0k views992 items

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.
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  • Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Queens
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  • Howard Stern is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Queens

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

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

    Carol Alt

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Flushing

    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

    Ray Romano

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Raymond Albert Romano (born December 21, 1957) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and... more on Wikipedia

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

    Dina Meyer

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceForest 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... more on Wikipedia
  • Barbara Bach is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Queens

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Barbara Bach, Lady Starkey (born August 27, 1947) is an American actress and model, best known... more on Wikipedia

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  • Fran Drescher is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Queens

    BirthplaceKew Gardens, New York City, New York, USA

    Francine Joy Drescher (born September 30, 1957) is an American actress, comedian, writer and... more on Wikipedia
  • Bernard Madoff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Queens

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Bernard Lawrence Madoff (; born April 29, 1938) is an American former market maker,... more on Wikipedia

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

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Russell Wendell Simmons (born October 4, 1957) is an American entrepreneur, record executive,... more on Wikipedia

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

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Alison Margaret Arngrim (born January 08, 1963) is a Canadian-American actress and author.... more on Wikipedia
  • Hank Azaria is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Queens

    BirthplaceForest Hills, New York City, New York, USA

    Henry Albert Azaria ( ə-ZAIR-ee-ə; born April 25, 1964) is an American actor, voice actor,... more on Wikipedia

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

    BirthplaceAstoria, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Anthony Dominick Benedetto (born August 3, 1926), known professionally as Tony Bennett, is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ethel Merman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Queens

    Ethel Merman

    Dec. at 76 (1908-1984)

    BirthplaceAstoria, New York City, New York, United States of America

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

    Al Roker

    Age: 66

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Albert Lincoln Roker Jr. (born August 20, 1954) is an American weather forecaster, journalist,... more on Wikipedia

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

    Julie Chen

    Age: 50

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Julie Suzanne Chen Moonves (born January 6, 1970) is an American television personality, news... more on Wikipedia

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

    BirthplaceFlushing, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Jonathan Favreau (; born October 19, 1966) is an American actor, director, producer, and... more on Wikipedia

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

    Patty Duke

    Age: 73

    BirthplaceElmhurst, New York City, USA, New York

    Anna Marie "Patty" Duke (December 14, 1946 – March 29, 2016) was an American actress,... more on Wikipedia

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

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Andrew Mark Cuomo (; born December 6, 1957) is an American politician, author, and lawyer... more on Wikipedia

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

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    John Alfred Paulson (born December 14, 1955) is an American investor, hedge fund manager and... more on Wikipedia
  • Lamar Odom is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Queens

    Lamar Odom

    Age: 40

    BirthplaceSouth Jamaica, New York City, New York, United States of America

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

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, Forest Hills, New York

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

    BirthplaceSouth Jamaica, New York City, New York

    Juaquin James Malphurs (born May 31, 1986), better known as Waka Flocka Flame, is an American... more on Wikipedia

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

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

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

    BirthplaceNew 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

    Richard Rodgers

    Dec. at 77 (1902-1979)

    BirthplaceArverne, New York City, New York, United States of America

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