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Famous Film Actors From Manhattan

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List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in Manhattan, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in Manhattan, as in some cases Manhattan may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from Manhattan then your city's claim to fame might be that the actors and actresses listed below are from there as well. There may be a lot of famous athletes, musicians and other famous people that were born in Manhattan, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

List is made up of a variety of items, including Alicia Keys and Robert Downey Jr..

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Manhattan?" and "Which famous actors were born in Manhattan?"
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Adam Cardon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Adam Cardon Age 42, Credits: Diamond Dawgs, Cody Black & The Last Class

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Adam Cardon is an actor.
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Adrienne Bailon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Age 35, Credits: Coach Carter, The Cheetah Girls & The Cheetah Girls 2

Birthplace: Lower East Side, New York City, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 4'11"

Parents: Nilda Felix, Freddie Bailon

Adrienne Eliza Houghton (née Bailon; born October 24, 1983) is an American singer, actress and talk show host. She is a former member of girl groups such as 3LW and The Cheetah Girls. ...more

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Adam Shulman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Age 37, Credits: The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning and The Gold Lunch

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Parents: Jacqueline Banks

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
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Adolph Caesar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Dec. at 53 (1933-1986), Credits: The Color Purple, Blacula & A Soldier's Story

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

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 5'7"

Adolph Caesar (December 5, 1933 – March 6, 1986) was an American actor, voice-over artist, theatre director, dancer, and choreographer. He was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his ...more
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Alfonso Ribeiro is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Age 47, Credits: Love Wrecked, Ticks & Kidz in the Wood

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

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 5'6"

Parents: Michael Ribeiro, Joy Ribeiro

Children: Sienna Ribeiro

Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro Sr. (born September 21, 1971) is an American actor, comedian, dancer, director, game show host and television personality. He played Alfonso Spears on the sitcom Silver ...more

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Adrián Suar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Age 50, Credits: Apariencias, Cohen vs. Rosi & Son of the Bride

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

Nationality: Argentina, United States of America

Parents: Leibale Schwartz

Children: Margarita Kirzner, Tomás Kirzner

Adrián Kirzner Schwartz (born March 25, 1968, Queens, New York) better known as Adrián Suar is an American-born Argentine actor, media producer and businessman, better known as the ...more
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Akiva Goldsman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Age 56, Credits: Star Trek, Hancock & Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Parents: Tev Goldsman, Mira Rothenberg

Akiva J. Goldsman (born July 7, 1962) is an American film and television writer, director, and producer known for his work on blockbuster motion pictures and adaptations of popular ...more
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Al Pacino is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Age 75, Credits: The Godfather, The Godfather Part II & Scarface

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

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 5'6"

Parents: Rose Gerard Pacino, Sal Pacino

Children: Julie Marie Tarrant, Olivia Rose D'Angelo, Anton James D'Angelo

Alfredo James Pacino (born April 25, 1940), known professionally as Al Pacino, is an American actor and filmmaker who has had a career spanning more than five decades. He has received numerous ...more

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Alan Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Dec. at 71 (1915-1986), Credits: The Absent-Minded Professor, Days of Wine and Roses & That Touch of Mink

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Alan Hewitt was an American film, television and stage actor. He never became a major star, but he did have a lengthy career which included smaller parts in several well-known programs, ...more
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Alberto Vazquez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Age 63, Credits: Wag the Dog, Michael Clayton & My Soul to Take

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

Nationality: United States of America

Children: Alberto Vazquez Jr., Evelynda Vazquez

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Alex Briley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Age 71, Credits: Can't Stop the Music

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

Nationality: United States of America

Alexander Briley (born April 12, 1947) is an American singer who was the original "G.I." in the disco recording act Village People. Briley was born and raised in Harlem, New York, and ...more
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Alex Gerry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Dec. at 89 (1904-1993), Credits: Pillow Talk, The Bellboy & Funny Face

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Alex Gerry was an actor.
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Alex Wolff is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Age 21, Credits: The Sitter, The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie & Operation Mojo

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 1.4

Parents: Polly Draper, Michael Wolff

Alexander Draper Wolff (born November 1, 1997) is an American actor, director, writer, and musician. He first gained recognition for starring alongside his older brother Nat in the Nickelodeon ...more
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Alexie Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Age 43, Credits: Descent, The Devil Wears Prada & Definitely

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Alexie Gilmore (born December 11, 1976) is an American actress who starred in the short-lived (five weeks) television series New Amsterdam as Dr. Sara Dillane. She is featured in the 2008 movie ...more
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Alice Tan Ridley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Age 66, Credits: Heights

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Harlem

Nationality: United States of America

Children: Gabourey Sidibe, Ahmed Sidibe

Alice Tan Ridley is an actor.
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Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Age 38, Credits: Smokin' Aces, The Secret Life of Bees & The Nanny Diaries

Birthplace: Hell's Kitchen, New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 1.74

Parents: Terria Joseph, Teresa Augello, Craig Cook

Children: Egypt Daoud Dean

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

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Allegra Leguizamo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Age 19, Credits: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Ice Age: Continental Drift

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Parents: Justine Maurer, John Leguizamo

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Biz Markie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Age 54, Credits: Men in Black II, Kung Faux: Vol. 5 & Kung Faux: Vol. 2

Birthplace: Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 6'3"

Marcel Theo Hall (born April 8, 1964), better known by his stage name Biz Markie, is an American rapper, beatboxer, DJ, actor, comedian, television personality and spokesperson. He is best known ...more

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Allen Payne is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Age 50, Credits: The Perfect Storm, New Jack City & Vampire in Brooklyn

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Harlem

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 1.85

Allen Payne (born July 7, 1968) is an American film and television actor known for his recurring role as Lance Rodman on NBC's The Cosby Show during its final two seasons and as C.J. Payne on ...more
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Allison Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Age 49, Credits: Holes, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday & Terror Tract

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

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 5'8"

Children: Adeline Grimmett

Allison Smith (born December 9, 1969) is an American actress, singer, writer and director, best known for her work on television as Mallory O'Brien in Aaron Sorkin's Emmy Award-winning NBC drama ...more
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Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Age 37, Credits: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Sleepwalk with Me & Price Check

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

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 5'6"

Parents: Sandra Schumer, Gordon Schumer

Amy Beth Schumer (born June 1, 1981) is an American stand-up comedian and actress. She ventured into comedy in the early 2000s before appearing as a contestant on the fifth season of the NBC ...more

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Ana Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Age 48, Credits: Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son & Batman: Gotham Knight

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

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 5'4"

Parents: Angel L. Ortiz

Children: Paloma Louise Lebenzon, Rafael Lebenzon

Ana Ortiz (born January 25, 1971) is an American actress and singer. Having pursued a career in ballet and singing from a young age, she eventually attended University of the Arts. Ortiz began ...more
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Andre Harrell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Age 58, Credits: Krush Groove

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

Nationality: United States of America

Andre Harrell (born September 26, 1964 in The Bronx, New York) is the founder of the record label, Uptown Records. Harrell also served as president/CEO of Motown Records. He was also the first ...more
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Andrea Marcovicci is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Age 70, Credits: Jack the Bear, The Stuff & The Hand

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

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 5'4"

Parents: Helen Marcovicci, Eugen Marcovicci

Children: Alice Wolf Reichert

Andrea Louisa Marcovicci (born November 18, 1948) is an American actress and singer.
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Carlen Altman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Carlen Altman is an actress.