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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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Chris Greene is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York
Chris Greene Age 36, Credits: Goodbye Solo

Birthplace: USA, New York, Mount Vernon

Nationality: United States of America

Children: Zoé Greene

Chris Greene is an actor, film producer and film director.
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Tom Brown is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York
Dec. at 77 (1913-1990), Credits: The Adventures of Smilin' Jack, In Old Chicago & Niagara Falls

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Children: Cathleen Brown, Chris Brown, Tuttle Brown

Thomas Edward Brown (January 6, 1913 – June 3, 1990) was an American child model, and later a film and television actor.
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50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York
Age 43, Credits: Get Rich or Die Tryin', Morning Glory & Escape Plan

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 6'0"

Parents: Sabrina Jackson

Children: Marquise Jackson, Sire Jackson

Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), known professionally as 50 Cent, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, television producer, entrepreneur and investor. Born in the South ...more

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A. J. Benza is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York
Age 56, Credits: Rocky Balboa, P.S. Your Cat Is Dead! & Chump Change

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

Nationality: United States of America

Parents: Al Benza, Lillian Benza

Children: Rocco Benza, Roxy Benza

Alfred Joseph Benza is an American gossip columnist and television host.
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A. J. Weberman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York
A. J. Weberman Age 73, Credits: Inside Bob Dylan's Jesus Years: Busy Being Born Again

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Alan Jules Weberman (born May 26, 1945), better known as A. J. Weberman, is an American writer, political activist, gadfly, and popularizer of the terms "garbology" and ...more
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Lelia Goldoni is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York
Age 82, Credits: Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Devil Inside & Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Lelia Goldoni (born October 1, 1936) is an American actress who appeared in a number of motion pictures and television shows starting in the late-1940s, including uncredited cameo roles in ...more
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A. R. Bernard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York
A. R. Bernard Age 65, Credits: Gary Anglin and the Voices of CCC

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Alphonso R. Bernard, Sr. (born August 10, 1953) is the pastor of the Christian Cultural Center Megachurch in Brooklyn, New York. In November 1979, A. R. Bernard, Sr. left a 10-year career with a ...more
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A.R. Brook Lynn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York

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

Nationality: United States of America

A.R. Brook Lynn is a production designer and film producer
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Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York
Dec. at 22 (1979-2001), Credits: Romeo Must Die and Queen of the Damned

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

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 5'7"

Parents: Michael Haughton, Diane Haughton

Aaliyah Dana Haughton (; January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001) was an American singer, actress, and model. Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Detroit, Michigan, she first gained recognition ...more

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Steven Keats is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York
Dec. at 49 (1945-1994), Credits: Death Wish, The Friends of Eddie Coyle & Turk 182!

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Children: Thatcher Keats, Shane Keats

Steven Keats (February 6, 1945 – May 8, 1994) was an American actor who appeared in such films as Death Wish (as Charles Bronson's character's son-in-law), Black Sunday and the Chuck Norris ...more
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Aaliyah Jolie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York
Aaliyah Jolie Age 38, Credits: 13 Cum Hungry Cocksuckers 6

Birthplace: USA, New York, Syracuse

Nationality: United States of America

Aaliyah Jolie is an actress.
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Aaron Banks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York
Aaron Banks Age 91, Credits: Karate Kiba, Fist of Fear & Touch of Death

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Aaron Banks (1928 – May 2, 2013) was a martial artist born in Bronx, New York. He brought Chinese Kung Fu, Korean Moo Duk Kwan, Japanese and Okinawan Goju-Ryu karate, judo and boxing under the ...more
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Tamara LaSeon Bass is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York
Age 40, Credits: Baby Boy

Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Tamara LaSeon Bass is a film producer and an actress.
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Aaron Copland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York
Dec. at 90 (1900-1990), Credits: 145 W. 21

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

Nationality: United States of America

Parents: Sarah Mittenthal Copland, Harris Morris Copland

Aaron Copland (; November 14, 1900 – December 2, 1990) was an American composer, composition teacher, writer, and later a conductor of his own and other American music. Copland was referred to ...more

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Mary Louise Weller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York
Age 72, Credits: National Lampoon's Animal House, Serpico & Forced Vengeance

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Mary Louise Weller (born September 1, 1946) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Mandy Pepperidge in the popular 1978 film Animal House. She has also guest-starred ...more
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Aaron Lambert is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York
Aaron Lambert Age 29, Credits: Taking Woodstock

Birthplace: USA, Glens Falls, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Aaron Lambert is an actor.
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Michelle Borth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York
Age 40, Credits: Easy Rider: The Ride Back, Wonderland & A Good Old Fashioned Orgy

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 5'6"

Michelle Borth (born August 19, 1978) is an American actress who has portrayed characters on The Forgotten and the HBO series Tell Me You Love Me. Borth plays Catherine Rollins on the CBS ...more
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Aaron Lustig is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York
Age 62, Credits: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Ghostbusters II & The Day After Tomorrow

Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 1.73

Children: Sam Lustig, Abby Lustig

Aaron Lustig (born September 17, 1956) is an American film and television actor. He was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1997, for Best Supporting Actor on The Young and the Restless as Tim Reid, ...more
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Aaron Refvem is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York
Age 21, Credits: Opposite Day, This Little Piggy & Lift

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Aaron Refvem (born October 6, 1997, in New York City, New York) is an American actor. He took over the role of Morgan Corinthos in General Hospital on May 12, 2009. He also appeared on Grey's ...more
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Aaron Russo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York
Dec. at 64 (1943-2007), Credits: America: Freedom to Fascism

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

Nationality: Italy, United States of America

Children: Max Russo, Sam Russo

Aaron Russo (February 14, 1943 – August 24, 2007) was an American entertainment businessman, film producer and director, and political activist. He was best known for producing such movies as ...more

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Matt Malloy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York
Age 56, Credits: As Good as It Gets, Election & Hitch

Birthplace: USA, Hamilton, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Matt Malloy (born January 12, 1963) is an American actor and producer who has appeared extensively on television, film, and radio. Malloy's break-out performance was his co-starring role ...more
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Aaron Sadovsky is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York
Aaron Sadovsky Age 54, Credits: Fallen

Birthplace: USA, New York, Catskill Mountains

Nationality: United States of America

Aaron Sadovsky is a television producer, television Director and an actor.
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Aaron Saxon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York
Dec. at 69 (1916-1985), Credits: Spartacus, The Raven & Lust for Life

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Aaron Saxon was a wrestler and an actor.
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Aaron Schwartz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York
Age 38, Credits: The Mighty Ducks and Heavy Weights

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Aaron Schwartz may refer to: Aaron Schwartz (American actor) (born 1981), known for Heavyweights and The Mighty Ducks Aaron Schwartz (Canadian actor) (born 1948/1949), known for The Outside ...more
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Aaron Sorkin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York
Age 57, Credits: The Social Network, A Few Good Men & The American President

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

Nationality: United States of America

Children: Roxy Sorkin

Aaron Benjamin Sorkin (born June 9, 1961) is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and playwright. His works include the Broadway plays A Few Good Men, The Farnsworth Invention and To ...more

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