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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?"
  • 1

    Adam Cardon

    Age: 44

    Films Acted InDiamond Dawgs, Cody Black, The Last Class

    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

    Adam Cardon is an actor....
  • 2

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

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA


    ParentsNilda 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. Since 2014,...  more

    #2 of 40 So So Def Recordings Complete Artist Roster#156 of 177 The Greatest R&B Artists of All Time#5 of 16 All 'The Masked Singer' Clues For The Season 2 Contestants

  • 3

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

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


    ParentsJacqueline 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
  • 4

    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


    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
  • 5

    Films Acted InLove Wrecked, Ticks, Kidz in the Wood

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA


    ParentsMichael Ribeiro, Joy Ribeiro

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

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, USA

    ParentsLeibale Schwartz

    ChildrenMargarita 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 programme director...  more
  • 7

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

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    ParentsTev 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 novels.Goldsman's...  more
  • 8

    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


    ParentsRose Gerard Pacino, Sal Pacino

    ChildrenJulie 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

    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

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, USA

    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, including...  more
  • 10

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

    BirthplaceEast Harlem, New York City, USA, New York

    ChildrenEvelynda Vazquez, Alberto Vazquez Jr.

    Alberto Vázquez may refer to: Alberto Vázquez (singer) (born 1940), Mexican singer and film actor Alberto Vazquez (American actor) (born 1955), American actor, screenwriter, director and...  more
  • 11

    Films Acted InCan't Stop the Music

    BirthplaceHarlem, New York City, New York, 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 later Mount...  more
  • 12

    Alex Gerry

    Dec. at 89 (1904-1993)

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

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, USA

    Alex Gerry was an actor....  more
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    Alex Wolff

    Age: 23

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

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA


    ParentsPolly 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
  • 14

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

    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

    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
  • 15

    Films Acted InHeights

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Harlem

    ChildrenGabourey Sidibe, Ahmed Sidibe

    Alice Tan Ridley is an actor....  more
  • 16

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

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York, USA


    ParentsTerria Joseph, Teresa Augello, Craig Cook

    ChildrenEgypt 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 12...  more

    The Best Songs Feat. Alicia Keys#20 of 50 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010#46 of 656 The Best Singers Of All Time

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

    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

    ParentsJustine Maurer, John Leguizamo

    Allegra Leguizamo is a child voice actress and daughter of John Leguizamo and Justine Maurer....  more
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    Biz Markie

    Age: 57

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

    BirthplaceUSA, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey


    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 for...  more

    The Best Biz Markie Songs#147 of 238 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time#75 of 232 The Best New York Rappers

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

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA


    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 Tyler...  more
  • 20

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

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA


    ChildrenAdeline 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 The...  more
  • 21

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

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA


    ParentsSandra 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 reality...  more

    #346 of 391 The 100+ Funniest People Of All Time#76 of 90 Celebrities Who Should Be A-Listers#1306 of 1,355 The Greatest Minds of All Time

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    Ana Ortiz

    Age: 49

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

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA


    ParentsAngel L. Ortiz

    ChildrenPaloma 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 her...  more
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    Films Acted InKrush Groove

    BirthplaceHarlem, New York City, New York, 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 half...  more
  • 24

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

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA


    Parents Helen Marcovicci, Eugen Marcovicci

    ChildrenAlice Wolf Reichert

    Andrea Louisa Marcovicci (born November 18, 1948) is an American actress and singer. ...  more
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    Carlen Altman is an actress....  more