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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 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 Adrienne Eliza Bailon is an American singer-songwriter, actress, dancer, and television personality. Bailon first became publicly known when she rose to fame as a founding member and lead singer ...more

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Adam Shulman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
age 37 Adam Shulman is a film producer.

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Adolph Caesar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Died at 53 (1933-1986) Adolph Caesar was an American actor.

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Alfonso Ribeiro is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
age 47 Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro, Sr. is an American actor, television director, dancer, and game show host. Ribeiro played Alfonso Spears on the sitcom Silver Spoons, and Carlton Banks on the NBC sitcom ...more

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Adrián Suar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
age 50 Adrián Kirzner Schwartz, better known as Adrián Suar is an American-Argentine Jewish actor, media producer and businessman, better known as the programme director of Canal 13. He ...more

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Akiva Goldsman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
age 56 Akiva J. Goldsman from Manhattan, New York is an American film and television writer, director, and producer. He received an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the 2001 film, A ...more

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Al Pacino is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
age 78 Alfredo James "Al" Pacino is an American actor and filmmaker. He is well known for playing mobsters, especially Michael Corleone in The Godfather films and Tony Montana in Scarface, ...more

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Alan Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Died at 71 (1915-1986) 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 Alberto Vazquez is an American actor, screenwriter, teacher, director and producer. He founded the Alberto Vazquez Actors Workshop, organized primarily for beginners, semi-trained and working

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Alex Briley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
age 71 Alexander "Alex" Briley performs the "G.I." role in the disco era music group, Village People. Briley was born and raised in Harlem, New York and later Mount Vernon, New ...more

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Alex Gerry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Died at 89 (1904-1993) 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 Alexander Draper Wolff, better known by his stage name Alex Wolff, is an American actor, drummer, guitarist, and singer-songwriter. He first gained recognition for his starring role in the ...more

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Alexie Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
age 42 Alexie Gilmore is an American actress who starred in the television series New Amsterdam as Dr. Sara Dillane. She is featured in the 2008 movie Definitely, Maybe and starred alongside Matthew ...more

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Alice Tan Ridley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
age 66 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 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

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Allegra Leguizamo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
age 19 Allegra Leguizamo is a child voice actress and daughter of John Leguizamo and Justine Maurer.

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Biz Markie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
age 54 Marcel Theo Hall, better known by his stage name Biz Markie, is an American rapper, beatboxer, DJ, comedian, singer, reality television personality, and commercial 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 Allen Payne is an actor.

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Allison Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
age 49 Allison Smith is an American actress and singer best known for her work on television as Mallory O'Brien in Aaron Sorkin's Emmy Award-winning NBC drama The West Wing, and starring on Broadway in ...more

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Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
age 37 Amy Beth Schumer is an American stand-up comedian, writer, producer, and actress. She placed fourth on the fifth season of NBC's Last Comic Standing, and she placed second on Comedy Central's ...more

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Ana Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
age 47 Ana Ortiz is an American actress and singer. She began her acting career in theatre, and in early 2000s starred in the short-lived NBC sitcoms Kristin A.U.S.A., and had a dramatic recurring ...more

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Andre Harrell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
age 58 Andre Harrell is founder of the now defunct record label, Uptown Records. Harrell also served as president/CEO of Motown Records. He was also the first half of the hip hop duo Dr. Jeckyll &

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Andrea Marcovicci is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
age 70 Andrea Louisa Marcovicci 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.

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Angela Bassett is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
age 60 Angela Evelyn Bassett Vance is an American actress and film director. She has become well known for her biographical film roles portraying real-life women, including Tina Turner in What's Love ...more

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Angela Bullock is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
age 62 Angela Bullock is an actress.

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Anika Poitier is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
age 46 Anika Poitier is a film director, actor and film editor.

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Anna Maria Horsford is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
age 70 Anna Maria Horsford is an American television and film actress. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Thelma Frye on the NBC sitcom Amen, as Dee Baxter on the WB sitcom The Wayans Bros., ...more

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Anthony Denison is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
age 69 Anthony John Sarrero, also known by his stage name Anthony Denison, is an American actor. The eldest of three, he was born and raised in New York City's Harlem. He worked for John Hancock ...more

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Anthony Fazio is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
age 34 Anthony Fazio is an actor.

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Anthony Franciosa is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Died at 78 (1928-2006) Anthony Franciosa, usually billed as Tony Franciosa during the height of his career, was an American film, TV and stage actor. He made several feature films, including Career for which he won ...more

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Charlotte d'Amboise is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
age 54 Charlotte d'Amboise is an American actress and dancer. She has played starring roles in musical theatre, and has been nominated for two Tony Awards and won the Los Angeles Ovation Awards for ...more

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Arnold Stang is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Died at 91 (1918-2009) Arnold Stang was an American comic actor, whose comic persona was a small and bespectacled, yet brash and knowing big-city type.

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Arthur Miller is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Died at 90 (1915-2005) Arthur Asher Miller was a prolific American playwright, essayist, and prominent figure in twentieth-century American theatre. Among his most popular plays are All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, ...more

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Arthur Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
age 84 Arthur Mitchell is an African-American dancer and choreographer who created a training school and the first African-American classical ballet company, Dance Theatre of Harlem. Among other ...more

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Ashley Springer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Ashley Springer is an American actor based in New York City whose screen credits include the 2007 horror-black comedy film, Teeth, written and directed by Mitchell Lichtenstein, and the 2009 ...more

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Audrey Quock is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
age 41 Audrey Quock is an Asian-American model and actress.

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Azazel Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
age 46 Azazel Jacobs is an American film director and screenwriter, and the son of experimental filmmaker Ken Jacobs. He attended Manhattan’s Bayard Rustin High School. His short films include Kirk and ...more

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BarBara Luna is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
age 79 Barbara Luna is an American actress with an extensive list of roles in film, television and musicals. Since 2004, she has used the spelling BarBara Luna professionally. Notable roles included ...more

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Beatrice Roberts is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Died at 65 (1905-1970) Alice Beatrice Roberts was an American film actress. She was briefly married to the cartoonist and showman Robert L. Ripley.

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Ben Gazzara is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Died at 82 (1930-2012) Biagio Anthony Gazzarra, known as Ben Gazzara, was an American film, stage, and Emmy Award winning television actor and director.

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Benjamin Busch is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
age 50 Benjamin B. Busch is an American actor, writer, film maker, photographer, and United States Marine Corps Reserve officer. He is best known for his portrayal of Anthony Colicchio on the HBO ...more

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Dave Colon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
age 63 Dave Colon is an actor.

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Bennett Cerf is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Died at 73 (1898-1971) Bennett Alfred Cerf was an American publisher, one of the founders of American publishing firm Random House. Cerf was also known for his own compilations of jokes and puns, for regular personal ...more

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Benny Carter is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Died at 96 (1907-2003) Bennett Lester "Benny" Carter was an American jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader. He was a major figure in jazz from the 1930s to the ...more

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Berry Berenson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Died at 53 (1948-2001) Berinthia "Berry" Berenson Perkins was an American photographer, actress, and model. Perkins, who was the widow of actor Anthony Perkins, died in the September 11 attacks as a ...more

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Bert Lahr is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
Died at 72 (1895-1967) Bert Lahr, born Irving Lahrheim, was an American actor and comedian. Lahr is principally known for his role as Kansas farmworker Zeke and the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz. He was very well ...more

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Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
age 70 William Edward "Billy" Crystal is an American actor, singer, writer, producer, director, comedian, and television host. He gained prominence in the 1970s for playing Jodie Dallas on ...more

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Black Rob is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Actors From Manhattan
age 50 Black Rob is a rapper who was formerly signed to Bad Boy Records.