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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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  • 1

    Chris Greene

    Age: 37

    Films Acted InGoodbye Solo

    BirthplaceUSA, New York, Mount Vernon

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Children Zoé Greene

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  • Tom Brown2

    Tom Brown

    Dec. at 77 (1913-1990)

    Films Acted InThe Adventures of Smilin' Jack, In Old Chicago, Niagara Falls, Buck Privates Come Home, Judge Priest

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ChildrenCathleen Brown, Chris Brown, Tuttle Brown

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  • 50 Cent3

    50 Cent

    Age: 44

    Films Acted InGet Rich or Die Tryin', Morning Glory, Escape Plan, Righteous Kill, Odd Thomas

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height6'0"

    ParentsSabrina Jackson

    ChildrenMarquise Jackson, Sire Jackson

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  • A. J. Benza4

    Films Acted InRocky Balboa, P.S. Your Cat Is Dead!, Chump Change, Scriptfellas, Not Even the Trees

    BirthplaceBensonhurst, New York City, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ParentsAl Benza, Lillian Benza

    ChildrenRocco Benza, Roxy Benza

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  • A. J. Weberman5

    A. J. Weberman

    Age: 74

    Films Acted InInside Bob Dylan's Jesus Years: Busy Being Born Again

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Alan Jules Weberman (born May 26, 1945), better known as A. J. Weberman, is an American...  more
  • 6

    Films Acted InInvasion of the Body Snatchers, The Devil Inside, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Shadows, The Unseen

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 7

    A. R. Bernard

    Age: 66

    Films Acted InGary Anglin and the Voices of CCC

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

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  • Aaliyah9

    Aaliyah

    Dec. at 22 (1979-2001)

    Films Acted InRomeo Must Die, Queen of the Damned

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height5'7"

    ParentsMichael Haughton, Diane Haughton

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    Steven Keats

    Dec. at 49 (1945-1994)

    Films Acted InDeath Wish, The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Turk 182!, The Gambler, The Gumball Rally

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ChildrenThatcher Keats, Shane Keats

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  • 11

    Aaliyah Jolie

    Age: 38

    Films Acted In13 Cum Hungry Cocksuckers 6

    BirthplaceUSA, New York, Syracuse

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Aaliyah Jolie is an actress....
  • 12

    Aaron Banks

    Age: 91

    Films Acted InKarate Kiba, Fist of Fear, Touch of Death, Greenwich Village Story

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Aaron Banks (1928 – May 2, 2013) was a martial artist born in Bronx, New York. He brought...  more
  • Tamara LaSeon Bass13

    Films Acted InBaby Boy

    BirthplaceSyracuse, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • Aaron Copland14

    Aaron Copland

    Dec. at 90 (1900-1990)

    Films Acted In145 W. 21

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ParentsSarah Mittenthal Copland, Harris Morris Copland

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  • Mary Louise Weller15

    Films Acted InNational Lampoon's Animal House, Serpico, Forced Vengeance, Blood Tide, The Bell Jar

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Mary Louise Weller (born September 1, 1946) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known...  more
  • 16

    Aaron Lambert

    Age: 29

    Films Acted InTaking Woodstock

    BirthplaceUSA, Glens Falls, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Aaron Lambert is an actor....
  • Michelle Borth17

    Films Acted InEasy Rider: The Ride Back, Wonderland, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy, Trespassers, Lucky You

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height5'6"

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  • Aaron Lustig18

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

    BirthplaceRochester, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height1.73

    ChildrenSam Lustig, Abby Lustig

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  • 19

    Films Acted InOpposite Day, This Little Piggy, Lift, Black Sugar

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Aaron Refvem (born October 6, 1997, in New York City, New York) is an American actor. He took...  more
  • Aaron Russo20

    Aaron Russo

    Dec. at 64 (1943-2007)

    Films Acted InAmerica: Freedom to Fascism

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    ChildrenMax Russo, Sam Russo

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  • Matt Malloy21

    Films Acted InAs Good as It Gets, Election, Hitch, Role Models, Finding Forrester

    BirthplaceHamilton, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Matt Malloy (born January 12, 1963) is an American actor and producer who has appeared...  more
  • 22

    Aaron Sadovsky

    Age: 54

    Films Acted InFallen

    BirthplaceUSA, New York, Catskill Mountains

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Aaron Sadovsky is a television producer, television Director and an actor....
  • Aaron Saxon23

    Aaron Saxon

    Dec. at 69 (1916-1985)

    Films Acted InSpartacus, The Raven, Lust for Life

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • Aaron Schwartz24

    Films Acted InThe Mighty Ducks, Heavy Weights

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • Aaron Sorkin25

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

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

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ChildrenRoxy Sorkin

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