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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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  • 1

    Adam Cardon

    Age: 43

    Films Acted InDiamond Dawgs, Cody Black, The Last Class

    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 2
    Adrienne Bailon

    Films Acted InCoach Carter, The Cheetah Girls, The Cheetah Girls 2, Buffalo Dreams, The Cheetah Girls: One World

    BirthplaceLower East Side, New York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height4'11"

    ParentsNilda Felix, Freddie Bailon

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  • 3
    Adam Shulman

    Films Acted InThe Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning, The Gold Lunch

    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ParentsJacqueline Banks

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  • 4
    Adolph Caesar

    Adolph Caesar

    Dec. at 53 (1933-1986)

    Films Acted InThe Color Purple, Blacula, A Soldier's Story, Club Paradise, Karate Kiba

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

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height5'7"

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  • 5
    Alfonso Ribeiro

    Films Acted InLove Wrecked, Ticks, Kidz in the Wood

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

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height5'6"

    ParentsMichael Ribeiro, Joy Ribeiro

    ChildrenSienna Ribeiro

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  • 6

    Films Acted InApariencias, Cohen vs. Rosi, Son of the Bride, A Boyfriend for My Wife, El Dia Que Me Amen

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityArgentina, United States of America

    ParentsLeibale Schwartz

    ChildrenMargarita Kirzner, Tomás Kirzner

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  • 7
    Akiva Goldsman

    Films Acted InStar Trek, Hancock, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ParentsTev Goldsman, Mira Rothenberg

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  • 8
    Al Pacino

    Al Pacino

    Age: 80

    Films Acted InThe Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Scarface, Heat, Dog Day Afternoon

    BirthplaceEast Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height5'6"

    ParentsRose Gerard Pacino, Sal Pacino

    ChildrenJulie Marie Tarrant, Olivia Rose D'Angelo, Anton James D'Angelo

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  • 9

    Alan Hewitt

    Dec. at 71 (1915-1986)

    Films Acted InThe Absent-Minded Professor, Days of Wine and Roses, That Touch of Mink, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, Sweet Charity

    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 10
    Alberto Vazquez

    Films Acted InWag the Dog, Michael Clayton, My Soul to Take, Crocodile Dundee II, The Legend of 1900

    BirthplaceEast Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ChildrenAlberto Vazquez Jr., Evelynda Vazquez

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  • 11
    Alex Briley

    Films Acted InCan't Stop the Music

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

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 12

    Alex Gerry

    Dec. at 89 (1904-1993)

    Films Acted InPillow Talk, The Bellboy, Funny Face, The Ladies Man, Panhandle

    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 13
    Alex Wolff

    Alex Wolff

    Age: 22

    Films Acted InThe Sitter, The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie, Operation Mojo, Mr. Troop Mom, Naked Idol

    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height1.4

    ParentsPolly Draper, Michael Wolff

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  • 14
    Alexie Gilmore

    Films Acted InDescent, The Devil Wears Prada, Definitely, Maybe, God Bless America

    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 15

    Films Acted InHeights

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Harlem

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ChildrenGabourey Sidibe, Ahmed Sidibe

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  • 16
    Alicia Keys

    Films Acted InSmokin' Aces, The Secret Life of Bees, The Nanny Diaries, The Best of NeoSoul

    BirthplaceHell's Kitchen, New York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height5'6"

    ParentsTerria Joseph, Teresa Augello, Craig Cook

    ChildrenEgypt Daoud Dean

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  • 17

    Films Acted InIce Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Ice Age: Continental Drift

    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ParentsJustine Maurer, John Leguizamo

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  • 18
    Biz Markie

    Biz Markie

    Age: 55

    Films Acted InMen in Black II, Kung Faux: Vol. 5, Kung Faux: Vol. 2, Kung Faux: Vol. 4

    BirthplaceUSA, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height1.9

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  • 19
    Allen Payne

    Films Acted InThe Perfect Storm, New Jack City, Vampire in Brooklyn, The Tuskegee Airmen, CB4

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Harlem

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height1.85

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  • 20
    Allison Smith

    Films Acted InHoles, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, Terror Tract, Switchback, Helter Skelter

    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height1.74

    ChildrenAdeline Grimmett

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  • 21
    Amy Schumer

    Films Acted InSeeking a Friend for the End of the World, Sleepwalk with Me, Price Check

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

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height5'6"

    ParentsSandra Schumer, Gordon Schumer

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  • 22
    Ana Ortiz

    Ana Ortiz

    Age: 48

    Films Acted InBig Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, Batman: Gotham Knight, Labor Pains, Carolina

    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height1.64

    ParentsAngel L. Ortiz

    ChildrenRafael Lebenzon, Paloma Louise Lebenzon

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  • 23

    Films Acted InKrush Groove

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Harlem

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 24
    Andrea Marcovicci

    Films Acted InJack the Bear, The Stuff, The Hand, The Front, The Concorde...Airport '79

    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height1.63

    Parents Helen Marcovicci, Eugen Marcovicci

    ChildrenAlice Wolf Reichert

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  • 25
    Carlen Altman
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