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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 37

Films Acted In: 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)

Films Acted In: The Adventures of Smilin' Jack, In Old Chicago, Niagara Falls, Buck Privates Come Home, Judge Priest, + more

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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 44

Films Acted In: Get Rich or Die Tryin', Morning Glory, Escape Plan, Righteous Kill, Odd Thomas, + more

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

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 6'0"

Parents: Sabrina Jackson

Children: Marquise Jackson, Sire Jackson

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A. J. Benza is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York
age 57

Films Acted In: Rocky Balboa, P.S. Your Cat Is Dead!, Chump Change, Scriptfellas, Not Even the Trees, + more

Birthplace: Bensonhurst, New York City, New York, USA

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 74

Films Acted In: 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 83

Films Acted In: Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Devil Inside, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Shadows, The Unseen, + more

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 66

Films Acted In: 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

Films Acted In: The Old Song and Dance

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)

Films Acted In: Romeo Must Die, Queen of the Damned

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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)

Films Acted In: Death Wish, The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Turk 182!, The Gambler, The Gumball Rally, + more

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

Nationality: United States of America

Children: Caitlin Keats, Ele Keats, 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

Films Acted In: 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

Films Acted In: Karate Kiba, Fist of Fear, Touch of Death, Greenwich Village Story

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
13
Tamara LaSeon Bass is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York
age 37

Films Acted In: 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)

Films Acted In: 145 W. 21

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Parents: Sarah Mittenthal Copland, Harris Morris Copland

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Mary Louise Weller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York
age 73

Films Acted In: National Lampoon's Animal House, Serpico, Forced Vengeance, Blood Tide, The Bell Jar, + more

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

Films Acted In: Taking Woodstock

Birthplace: Glens Falls, New York, United States of America

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 41

Films Acted In: Easy Rider: The Ride Back, Wonderland, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy, Trespassers, Lucky You, + more

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

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 63

Films Acted In: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Ghostbusters II, The Day After Tomorrow, Thank You for Smoking, Due Date, + more

Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 5'8"

Children: Abby Lustig, Sam 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 22

Films Acted In: Opposite Day, This Little Piggy, Lift, Black Sugar

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)

Films Acted In: America: Freedom to Fascism

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: Italy, United States of America

Children: Max Russo, Sam Russo

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Matt Malloy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York
age 52

Films Acted In: As Good as It Gets, Election, Hitch, Role Models, Finding Forrester, + more

Birthplace: Hamilton, New York, United States of America

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

Films Acted In: 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)

Films Acted In: 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

Films Acted In: The Mighty Ducks, Heavy Weights

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

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Aaron Sorkin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Actors From New York
age 58

Films Acted In: The Social Network, A Few Good Men, The American President

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

Nationality: United States of America

Children: Roxy Sorkin

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