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Famous Film Actors From New York

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List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in New York, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in New York, as in some cases New York may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from New York 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 New York, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

List features items like Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Lopez.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from New York?" and "Which famous actors were born in New York?"
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  • 26
    Aaron Tveit is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York

    Films Acted InLes Misérables, Ghost Town, Premium Rush, Howl, Girl Walks into a Bar

    BirthplaceMiddletown, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height6'0"

    ParentsPosie Tveit, Stanley Tveit

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  • 27
    Abbe Lane is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York

    Abbe Lane

    Age: 87

    Films Acted InTwilight Zone: The Movie, The Bachelor, Donatella, A sud niente di nuovo, The Americano

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height5'4"

    Abbe Lane (born Abigail Francine Lassman; December 14, 1932) is an American singer and... more on Wikipedia
  • 28
    Abby Elliott is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York

    Films Acted InNo Strings Attached, Fun Size, High Road, Life Partners, You've Reached the Elliotts

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ParentsPaula Niedert Elliott, Chris Elliott

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  • 29
    Abdul Malik Abbott is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York
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  • 30
    Abe Shainberg is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York

    Abe Shainberg

    Age: 66

    Films Acted InA Stranger Among Us

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height1.78

    Abe Shainberg is a film producer and an actor.
  • 31
    Abe Simon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York

    Abe Simon

    Dec. at 56 (1913-1969)

    Films Acted InThe Notorious Elinor Lee, Never Love a Stranger, Singing in the Dark

    BirthplaceUSA, New York, Long Island

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Abe Simon was an actor.
  • 32
    Abe Vigoda is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York

    Abe Vigoda

    Age: 98

    Films Acted InThe Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Look Who's Talking, Good Burger

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height1.84

    ParentsLena Moses, Samuel Vigoda

    ChildrenCarol Vigoda

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  • 33
    Abel Ferrara is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York

    Films Acted InThe Driller Killer, Daddy Longlegs, A Talent for Trouble, My Big-Assed Mother, Nicky's Film

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 34
    Abigail Breslin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York

    Films Acted InZombieland, Little Miss Sunshine, Signs, Rango, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height1.54

    ParentsMichael Breslin, Kim Breslin

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    #379 of 853 The Best Actresses in Film History#1591 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

  • 35
    Abiola Abrams is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York

    Films Acted InJump Tomorrow

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height1.71

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  • 36
    Ace Antonio Hall is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York

    Films Acted InCrazy, Stupid, Love., Farewell Mr. Kringle

    BirthplaceElmhurst, New York City, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Ace Antonio Hall is a film actor.
  • 37
    Ace Frehley is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York

    Films Acted InDetroit Rock City, Kiss: The Second Coming, KISS: Live at the Sydney Showgrounds, Remedy, KISS: Immortals

    BirthplaceNew York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height6'0"

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  • 38
    Ace Gibson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York

    Ace Gibson

    Age: 41

    Films Acted InRoom 33, The Greatest Song, Keepin' the Faith: Lookin' for Mr. Right, The Blackout

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Ace Gibson is an actor, cinematographer and screenwriter.
  • 39
    Ada May is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York

    Ada May

    Dec. at 82 (1896-1978)

    Films Acted InMonsieur Verdoux

    BirthplaceOyster Bay, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Ada May was an actress.
  • 40
    Adam Arkin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York

    Adam Arkin

    Age: 63

    Films Acted InHitch, A Serious Man, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, The Sessions, Graduation

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height1.87

    ParentsJeremy Yaffe, Alan Arkin

    ChildrenMolly Arkin

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  • 41
    Adam Austin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York

    Adam Austin

    Age: 54

    Films Acted InMiss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous

    BirthplaceUSA, New York, Palmyra, Palmyra

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Adam Austin is an actor.
  • 42
    Adam Bertocci is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York

    Films Acted InHitch, The Ten, Brooklyn Force, Bitter Feast

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ParentsDanielle Bertocci, Rick Bertocci

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  • 43
    Adam Busch is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York

    Adam Busch

    Age: 41

    Films Acted InMagic Rock, All American Orgy, The Dungeon Master, Are You Scared 2

    BirthplaceEast Meadow, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 44
    Adam Cardon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York

    Adam Cardon

    Age: 43

    Films Acted InDiamond Dawgs, Cody Black, The Last Class

    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Adam Cardon is an actor.
  • 45
    Adam Chanler-Berat is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York

    Adam Chanler-Berat

    Adam Chanler-Berat is an actor.
  • 46
    Adam DiSpirito is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York

    Films Acted InMajor League, The Last Boy Scout, Everybody's All-American

    BirthplaceUSA, Huntington, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Adam DiSpirito is an actor.
  • 47
    Adam Ferrara is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York

    Films Acted InPaul Blart: Mall Cop, Definitely, Maybe, Noise, Dirty Movie

    BirthplaceUSA, New York, Long Island

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 48
    Adam Growe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York

    Adam Growe

    Age: 52

    Films Acted InComics

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

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  • 49
    Adam Hann-Byrd is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York

    Films Acted InJumanji, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, The Ice Storm, Little Man Tate, Diabolique

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ParentsJacquie Hann, Jeff Byrd

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  • 50
    Adam Huss is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York

    Adam Huss

    Age: 42

    Films Acted InDemon Slayer, Sugar Creek, Is It Just Me?, Lethal Eviction, Wrestlemaniac

    BirthplaceUSA, New York, Long Island

    NationalityUnited States of America

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