Favorite Celebrities Born in the Northeast

by rose77 | created - 25 Mar 2014 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

1. Hayden Rorke

Actor | When Worlds Collide

Hayden Rorke was best known as the ever suspicious "Dr. Alfred E. Bellows" on the 1960s TV series, I Dream of Jeannie (1965). Born in Brooklyn, New York, Rorke was educated at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and he began his stage career in the 1930s with the Hampden Theatrical Company. A ...

Born: William Henry Rorke October 23, 1910 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Died: August 19, 1987 (age 76) in Toluca Lake, California, USA

2. Huey Lewis

Soundtrack | Back to the Future

Huey Lewis was born on July 5, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA as Hugh Anthony Cregg III. He has been married to Sidney Conroy since July 20, 1983. They have two children.

3. Richard Thomas

Actor | The Waltons

Richard Thomas was born on June 13, 1951 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard Earl Thomas. He is an actor and director, known for The Waltons (1971), Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) and It (1990). He has been married to Georgiana Bischoff since November 20, 1994. They have one child. He was ...

Born: Richard Earl Thomas June 13, 1951 in New York City, New York, USA

4. Didi Conn

Actress | Grease

Didi Conn was born Edith Bernstein, July 13, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York, she is memorable for her role as "Frenchy" in Grease. With over 40 film and television credits, we should acknowledge Didi's work in The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (1980), Grease 2 (1982), Benson, Shining Time Station (1989),...

Born: Edith Bernstein July 13, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

5. Michael Keaton

Actor | Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Quirky, inventive and handsome American actor Michael Keaton first achieved major fame with his door-busting performance as fast-talking ideas man Bill Blazejowski, alongside a nerdish morgue attendant (Henry Winkler), in Night Shift (1982). He played further comedic roles in Mr. Mom (1983), Johnny...

6. Harry Anderson

Actor | Night Court

Harry Anderson was born on October 14, 1949 in Newport, Rhode Island, USA as Harry Laverne Anderson. He was an actor, known for Night Court (1984), It (1990) and Tales from the Crypt (1989). He was married to Elizabeth Morgan and Leslie Pollack. He died on April 16, 2018 in Asheville, North ...

Born: Harry Laverne Anderson October 14, 1952 in Newport, Rhode Island, USA

7. Cyndi Lauper

Actress | Mad About You

Cyndi was born at Boulevard Hospital, in Astoria, Queens. She spent her first four years in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Her family then moved to Ozone Park, Queens.

Born: Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper June 22, 1953 in Ozone Park, Queens, New York, USA

8. John Travolta

Actor | Pulp Fiction

John Joseph Travolta was born in Englewood, New Jersey, one of six children of Helen Travolta (née Helen Cecilia Burke) and Salvatore/Samuel J. Travolta. His father was of Italian descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. His father owned a tire repair shop called Travolta Tires in Hillsdale, ...

Born: John Joseph Travolta February 18, 1954 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA

9. Ellen Barkin

Actress | The Fan

Offbeat, unconventionally pretty, and utterly mesmerizing, Ellen Barkin was born in 1954 in the Bronx, New York, to Evelyn (Rozin), a hospital administrator, and Sol Barkin, a chemical salesman. Her parents were both from Russian Jewish families. Raised in the South Bronx and Queens, New York area,...

Born: Ellen Rona Barkin April 16, 1954 in New York City, New York, USA

10. Jerry Seinfeld

Writer | Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Betty (Hesney) and Kalman Seinfeld. His father was of Hungarian Jewish descent, while Jerry's maternal grandparents, Salha and Selim Hosni, were Syrian Jewish immigrants (from Aleppo). He moved with his family, including sister Carolyn, to ...

11. Lorraine Bracco

Actress | Goodfellas

Lorraine was voted the "ugliest girl in the 6th grade" at her Long Island grade school. She moved to France in 1974 where she became a fashion superstar for Jean-Paul Gaultier. Her sister is Elizabeth Bracco. Has two daughters, Stella Keitel by ex-boyfriend Harvey Keitel and Margaux Guerard by ...

Born: October 2, 1954 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York, USA

12. Denzel Washington

Actor | Fences

Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He is the middle of three children of a beautician mother, Lennis, from Georgia, and a Pentecostal minister father, Denzel Washington, Sr., from Virginia. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at ...

Born: Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York, USA

13. Susie Essman

Actress | Curb Your Enthusiasm

Susie Essman was born on May 31, 1955 in Mount Vernon, New York, USA as Susan Essman. She is an actress and writer, known for Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000), Bolt (2008) and Cop Out (2010). She has been married to Jim Harder since September 13, 2008.

Born: Susan Essman May 31, 1955 in Mt. Vernon, New York, USA

14. Dennis Christopher

Actor | Breaking Away

Dennis Christopher was born on December 2, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Dennis Carrelli. He is an actor, known for Breaking Away (1979), Django Unchained (2012) and Fade to Black (1980).

Born: Dennis Carrelli December 2, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

15. Tim Daly

Actor | Basic

Tim Daly was born on March 1, 1956 in New York City, New York, USA as James Timothy Daly. He is an actor and producer, known for Basic (2003), The Fugitive (2000) and Wings (1990). He was previously married to Amy Van Nostrand.

Born: James Timothy Daly March 1, 1956 in New York City, New York, USA

16. Keith David

Actor | The Princess and the Frog

Keith David was born Keith David Williams in New York City's Harlem district, and was raised in East Elmhurst, in the Queens section of the city. He is the son of Dolores (Dickenson), a New York Telephone manager, and Lester Williams, a payroll operations director. As a child, he realized he wanted...

Born: Keith David Williams June 4, 1956 in Harlem, New York, USA

17. Khandi Alexander

Actress | CSI: Miami

Khandi Alexander was born on September 4, 1957 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. She is an actress, known for CSI: Miami (2002), Patriots Day (2016) and Treme (2010).

Born: September 4, 1957 in New York City, New York, USA

18. Fran Drescher

Writer | The Nanny

Francine Joy Drescher was born on September 30, 1957 in Flushing, Queens, New York, to Sylvia Drescher, a bridal consultant, and Mort Drescher, a naval systems analyst. Fran, as she is called, attended Hillcrest High school in New York with another now-famous name, Ray Romano. She was a studious ...

Born: Francine Joy Drescher September 30, 1957 in Flushing, Queens, New York City, New York, USA

19. Sharon Stone

Actress | Basic Instinct

Sharon Stone was born and raised in Meadville, a small town in Pennsylvania. Her strict father was a factory worker, and her mother was a homemaker. She was the second of four children. At the age of 15, she studied in Saegertown High School, Pennsylvania, and at that same age, entered Edinboro ...

Born: Sharon Vonne Stone March 10, 1958 in Meadville, Pennsylvania, USA

20. Steve Guttenberg

Actor | 3 Men and a Baby

Steve Guttenberg was born on August 24, 1958 to Ann Newman and Stanley Guttenberg in Boropark, Brooklyn.The family moved from Brooklyn, to Queens, and then to N. Massapequa, where Steve graduated Plainedge High School in 1976. He studied acting both on Long Island and in N.Y.City, moving to L.A. to...

Born: Steven Robert Guttenberg August 24, 1958 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

21. Jason Alexander

Actor | Seinfeld

Jason Greenspan adopted the stage name Jason Alexander while still in high school in New Jersey. He was soon appearing in Broadway plays and movies, then in the hit TV series, Seinfeld (1989), from 1990 to 1998. Alexander also directs and produces films.

Born: Jason Scott Greenspan September 23, 1959 in Newark, New Jersey, USA

22. Edie Falco

Actress | The Sopranos

Edith Falco, called Edie, was born on July 5, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York, to Judith Anderson, an actress, and Frank Falco, a jazz drummer. She is of Italian (father) and Swedish, English, and Cornish (mother) descent. Edie grew up on Long Island and attended SUNY Purchase, where she was trained in ...

Born: Edith Falco July 5, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

23. Phoebe Cates

Actress | Drop Dead Fred

Phoebe Belle Cates was born on July 16, 1963 in New York City, New York, and raised there. She is the daughter of Lily and Joseph Cates, who was a Broadway producer and television pioneer. Her uncle was director/producer Gilbert Cates. Phoebe is of Russian Jewish, and one quarter Chinese, descent. ...

Born: Phoebe Belle Cates July 16, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA

24. Harold Perrineau

Actor | Romeo + Juliet

Harold Perrineau was born on August 7, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Harold Williams. He is an actor and producer, known for Romeo + Juliet (1996), The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Edge (1997). He has been married to Brittany Perrineau since August 27, 2002. They have three children.

Born: Harold Williams August 7, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

25. Michael Chiklis

Actor | The Shield

Michael Chiklis has been working professionally as an actor since he was thirteen. He started in the theater and after receiving his BFA in acting from Boston University's College Of Fine Arts, Michael moved to New York City where he continued acting on the stage until he got his big break playing ...

Born: Michael Charles Chiklis August 30, 1963 in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

26. Laura Linney

Actress | The Big C

Laura Leggett Linney was born in New York City on February 5, 1964, into a theatre family. Her father was prominent playwright Romulus Linney, whose own great-grandfather was a congressman from North Carolina. Her mother, Miriam Anderson (Leggett), is a nurse. Although she did not live in her ...

Born: Laura Leggett Linney February 5, 1964 in New York City, New York, USA

27. Marisa Tomei

Actress | My Cousin Vinny

Marisa Tomei was born on December 4, 1964, in Brooklyn, New York, to Patricia "Addie" (Bianchi), a teacher of English, and Gary Tomei, a lawyer, both of Italian descent. Marisa has a brother, actor Adam Tomei. As a child, Marisa's mother frequently corrected her speech as to eliminate her heavy ...

Born on December 4, 1964, in Brooklyn, New York.

28. Vincent Spano

Actor | Baby It's You

Born in Brooklyn, Vincent developed an interest in acting at a young age and was pursuing it professionally by age 14. A year later, he earned a co-starring role in the play "The Shadow Box" and a minor role in the movie The Double McGuffin came two years after that.

At age 18, Spano was cast in The...

Born: Vincent M. Spano October 18, 1962 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

29. Hank Azaria

Actor | The Simpsons

Hank Azaria was born on April 25, 1964 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Henry Albert Azaria. He is an actor, known for The Simpsons (1989), Free Agents (2011) and The Birdcage (1996). He was previously married to Helen Hunt.

Born: Henry Albert Azaria April 25, 1964 in Queens, New York, USA

30. Andrew McCarthy

Director | Orange Is the New Black

Andrew McCarthy grew up in Westfield, New Jersey, until he was 15, when his family moved to Bernardsville. He attended the Pingry School, a prep school, where he performed in plays and musicals and played basketball. At 18, he went to New York University as a theatre major and wound up as the lead ...

Born: November 29, 1962 in New York City, New York, USA

31. Crispin Glover

Actor | Back to the Future

While he's never been a typical leading man, Crispin Glover has distinguished himself as one of the most intriguing personalities in the movie business. His unusual characters and personal projects have inspired a cult-like following that has dubbed him both madman and genius.

The son of actress and...

Born: Crispin Hellion Glover April 20, 1964 in New York City, New York, USA

32. Chris Elliott

Actor | There's Something About Mary

Chris Elliott was born on May 31, 1960 in New York City, New York, USA as Christopher Nash Elliott. He is an actor and writer, known for There's Something About Mary (1998), Groundhog Day (1993) and Cabin Boy (1994). He has been married to Paula Niedert Elliott since March 8, 1986. They have two ...

Born: Christopher N. Elliott May 31, 1960 in New York City, New York, USA

33. Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Actress | Seinfeld

Julia Louis-Dreyfus was born on January 13, 1961, in the New York City borough of Manhattan, to Judith (LeFever), a special needs tutor and author, and Gérard Louis-Dreyfus, a billionaire businessman. Her parents divorced when she was young, and she spent her childhood in Washington, D.C., and New ...

Born: Julia Elizabeth Scarlett Louis-Dreyfus January 13, 1961 in New York City, New York, USA

My Favorite Character(s): Elaine Benes in Seinfeld and Christine Campbell in The New Adventures of Old Christine.

34. Amy Sedaris

Actress | Strangers with Candy

Amy Sedaris was born on March 29, 1961 in Endicott, New York, USA as Amy Louise Sedaris. She is an actress and writer, known for Strangers with Candy (1999), BoJack Horseman (2014) and Puss in Boots (2011).

Born: March 29, 1961 in Endicott, New York, USA Favorite Character(s): Jerri Blank on Strangers With Candy.

35. Jennifer Grey

Actress | Dirty Dancing

Jennifer Grey is an American actress who starred in the film Dirty Dancing (1987) opposite Patrick Swayze, a sleeper hit that would become one of the biggest films of the 1980s. She had previously appeared with Patrick Swayze in John Milius's cold war drama Red Dawn (1984) as 'Toni', one of the '...

Born: Jennifer Elise-Alice Grey March 26, 1960 in New York City, New York, USA

36. Elizabeth Perkins

Actress | Sharp Objects

Elizabeth Ann Perkins was born on November 18, 1960, in the borough of Queens, New York, and was raised in Vermont. Her mother, Jo Williams, was a concert pianist and drug treatment counselor, and her father, James Perkins, was a businessman, farmer, and writer. She is of Greek and English descent....

Born: Elizabeth Ann Perkins November 18, 1960 in Queens, New York, USA

37. Conan O'Brien

Writer | Conan

Conan O'Brien grew up in a large, Irish Catholic family in Massachusetts. At an early age, he developed a love of comedy and goofing off, this carried on when he entered the prestigious Harvard University, acting out many pranks in his time, as well as become the president of the Harvard humor ...

Born: Conan Christopher O'Brien April 18, 1963 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

38. Peter Steele

Soundtrack | Freddy vs. Jason

Peter Steele was born on January 4, 1962 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Petrus T. Ratajczyk. He died on April 14, 2010 in New York City.

Born: Petrus T. Ratajczyk January 4, 1962 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

39. Tracy Pollan

Actress | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Tracy Pollan was born on June 22, 1960 in Long Island, New York, USA as Tracy Jo Pollan. She is an actress and producer, known for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), A Stranger Among Us (1992) and 1st to Die (2003). She has been married to Michael J. Fox since July 16, 1988. They have ...

Born: Tracy Jo Pollan June 22, 1960 in Long Island, New York, USA

40. Cynthia Nixon

Actress | Sex and the City 2

Cynthia Nixon was born in New York City on April 9, 1966, to Anne Elizabeth Knoll, an actress, and Walter E. Nixon, Jr., a radio journalist. She has German and English ancestry. Nixon made a memorable film debut in Little Darlings (1980). Her Broadway credits include "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," "...

Born: Cynthia Ellen Nixon April 9, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA

41. Talisa Soto

Actress | Mortal Kombat

Born to a Puerto Rican family in Brooklyn, Talisa was raised there and in Massachusetts. She started modeling at age 15 and has appeared on the covers of "Vogue," "Mademoiselle," "Glamour," and "Self," as well as in a "Sports Illustrated" swimsuit issue. She has been making film appearances since ...

Born: Miriam Soto March 27, 1967 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

42. Paget Brewster

Actress | Batman and Harley Quinn

Paget Valerie Brewster is an American actress, voice actress, and singer. She was first recognized for her recurring role as Kathy on the fourth season of the NBC sitcom Friends. Her breakthrough role came as Supervisory Special Agent Emily Prentiss on the crime drama Criminal Minds, on which she ...

Born: Paget Valerie Brewster March 10, 1969 in Concord, Massachusetts, USA

43. Mira Sorvino

Actress | Mighty Aphrodite

Mira Katherine Sorvino was born on September 28, 1967 in Manhattan. She is the daughter of Lorraine Davis, an actress turned drama therapist, and veteran character actor Paul Sorvino. Her father's family were Italian immigrants. The young Sorvino was intelligent, an avid reader and an exceptional ...

Born: Mira Katherine Sorvino September 28, 1967 in Tenafly, New Jersey, USA

44. Robert Downey Jr.

Actor | Iron Man

Robert Downey Jr. has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. With an amazing list of credits to his name, he has managed to stay new and fresh even after over four decades in the business.

Downey was born April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York, the son of writer, director and ...

Born: Robert John Ford - Elias Jr. April 4, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA

45. Jon Cryer

Actor | Two and a Half Men

Jon Cryer was born on April 16, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA as Jonathan Niven Cryer. He is an actor, known for Two and a Half Men (2003), Pretty in Pink (1986) and Hot Shots! (1991). He has been married to Lisa Joyner since June 16, 2007. They have one child. He was previously married to ...

Born: Jonathan Niven Cryer April 16, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA

46. Lee Tergesen

Actor | Oz

He was born on July 8, 1965 in Ivoryton, Connecticut and is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. His brother, Chris Tergesen, is a music supervisor and music editor. Lee has been married three times and has been married to Yuko Otomo, an art therapist, since 2011. They have a ...

Born: Lee Allen Tergesen July 8, 1965 in Ivoryton, Connecticut, USA

47. Christian Slater

Actor | True Romance

Christian Michael Leonard Slater was born on August 18, 1969 in New York City, to Michael Hawkins, a well-known soap actor, and Mary Jo Slater (née Lawton), a casting agent. Christian started in show business early, appearing on the soap opera The Edge of Night (1956) in 1976 at the age of 7. He ...

Born: Christian Michael Leonard Slater August 18, 1969 in New York City, New York, USA

48. Patrick Dempsey

Actor | Grey's Anatomy

Patrick Dempsey has lived two charming but separate lives on film and television. From an exuberant, somewhat awkward charmer in college comedy films of the late 1980s and early 1990s, he has morphed spectacularly into a dreamy, wavy-haired television hunk of the new-age millennium and this ...

Born: Patrick Galen Dempsey January 13, 1966 in Lewiston, Maine, USA

49. Scott William Winters

Actor | Good Will Hunting

Scott William Winters is the brother of actor Dean Winters and writer Brad Winters. His sister Blair is married to executive producer/writer Jorge Zamacona. Scott is married to Jennifer Logan Winters. They have 2 daughters, Grace and Faith. Scott is from New York and attended Northwestern ...

Born: August 5, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA

50. Ben Stiller

Producer | Tropic Thunder

Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller was born on November 30, 1965, in New York City, New York, to legendary comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. His father was of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent, and his mother was of Irish Catholic descent (she converted to Judaism).

His parents made no real...

Born: Benjamin Edward Stiller November 30, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA

51. Romany Malco

Actor | Weeds

The first American-born member of his West Indian family, Brooklyn-bred Romany Malco began his career at the age of seven, when he picked up a microphone and started rapping. As a teen he moved to Texas and formed the rap group R.M.G., and upon relocating to Los Angeles, the crew signed a deal to ...

Born: Romany Romanic Malco Jr. November 18, 1968 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

52. Anderson Cooper

Actor | Chappie

Anderson Cooper was born on June 3, 1967 in New York City, New York, USA as Anderson Hays Cooper. He is a producer and actor, known for Chappie (2015), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Anderson Cooper 360° (2003).

Born: Anderson Hays Cooper June 3, 1967 in New York City, New York, USA

53. Michelle Visage

Self | Strictly Come Dancing

Emmy Award winning, Internationally renowned television personality, radio show host, award winning podcast host, platinum-selling recording artist, and author, Michelle Visage has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry, across multiple mediums for the past three decades.

The Diva ...

Born: Michelle Shupack September 20, 1968 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA

54. Greg Giraldo

Actor | Common Law

Greg Giraldo was born on December 10, 1965 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Gregory C. Giraldo. He was a writer and actor, known for Common Law (1996), Z Rock (2008) and Greg Giraldo: Midlife Vices (2009). He was married to MaryAnne McAlpin-Giraldo. He died on September 29, 2010 in New ...

55. Marc Maron

Actor | Maron

For over fifteen years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy for print, stage, radio and television. A legend in the stand-up community, he has appeared on HBO, Conan, Letterman, his two Comedy Central Presents specials and almost every show that ...

Born: September 27, 1963 in New Jersey, USA

56. James Spader

Actor | The Blacklist

James Todd Spader was born on February 7, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of teachers Jean (Fraser) and Stoddard Greenwood "Todd" Spader. He attended Phillips Academy in Andover with director Peter Sellars; he dropped out in eleventh grade. He bused tables, shoveled manure, and taught yoga ...

Born: James Todd Spader February 7, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

57. Kevin Michael Richardson

Actor | Mortal Kombat

Well-known, king-sized actor and voice artist Kevin Michael Richardson was born in Bronx, New York. He is, perhaps, mostly recognizable for his deep voice, which he uses in many of his works.

Richardson is a classically trained actor. He first gained recognition as one of only eight U.S. high school...

Born: October 25, 1964 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA

58. Jason Patric

Actor | The Lost Boys

Jason Patric was born on June 17, 1966 in Queens, New York, USA as John Anthony Miller III. He is an actor, known for The Lost Boys (1987), The Losers (2010) and Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997).

Born: Jason Patric Miller Jr. June 17, 1966 in Queens, New York, USA

59. Rosie Perez

Actress | White Men Can't Jump

Rosie Perez was born in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York City, to Lydia Perez and Ismael Serrano, a merchant marine. She is of Puerto Rican descent. Rosie attended Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood, Queens, New York, and later enrolled at Los Angeles City College in Los Angeles, California. ...

Born: Rosa Maria Perez September 6, 1964 in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

60. Steven Weber

Actor | The Shining

This Queens-born actor has certainly proven himself adept at everything from quirky comedy to flat-out melodrama.

Steven was born on March 4, 1961, to Fran (Frankel), a nightclub singer, and Stuart Weber, a nightclub performer, and Borscht Belt comic and manager. He was already appearing in ...

Born: Steven Robert Weber March 4, 1961 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA

61. Kristen Wiig

Actress | Bridesmaids

Kristen Carroll Wiig was born on August 22, 1973 in Canandaigua, New York, to Laurie J. (Johnston), an artist, and Jon J. Wiig, a lake marina manager. She is of Norwegian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish, English, and Scottish descent. The family moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, before ...

Born: Kristen Carroll Wiig August 22, 1973 in Canandaigua, New York, USA

62. Rebecca Creskoff

Actress | Justified

Rebecca Creskoff was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of Betty Jane Creskoff, a home maker, and Howard Creskoff a lawyer, and has an older sister. Her father is of Russian Jewish decent and her mother is of mostly English and German ancestry--a true Midwestern ...

Born: February 1, 1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

63. Josh Meyers

Actor | Date Movie

Josh Meyers is an actor, writer and stand-up comedian. Josh was born and raised in Bedford, New Hampshire and went to Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. After graduating, Josh moved to Amsterdam to be an actor at the famed "Boom Chicago Theatre," which for twenty years has been a ...

Born on January 8th, 1976

64. William Lee Scott

Actor | The Butterfly Effect

William Lee Scott was born on July 6, 1973 in Hudson, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for The Butterfly Effect (2004), October Sky (1999) and Gone in 60 Seconds (2000). He has been married to Charlene Bloom since 2002. They have two children.

Born: July 6, 1973 in Hudson, New York, USA

65. Will Friedle

Actor | Transformers: Robots in Disguise

Will Friedle was born as Will Alan Friedle on August 11, 1976, in Hartford, Connecticut. However, Will grew up in Avon, Conneticut, and went to Avon High School. Will also went to Occidental College. Will is a comedian, and he is probably best known for his starring role as the dumb yet creative ...

Born: William Alan Friedle August 11, 1976 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA

66. Peter Facinelli

Actor | The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

Peter Facinelli was born in Queens, New York, the youngest child of Bruna (Reich) and Pierino Facinelli, a waiter. His parents are Italian immigrants, originally from Trentino, Northern Italy. He has three sisters. Peter was educated at St. Francis Preparatory School in Fresh Meadows, New York, and...

Born: November 26, 1973 in Queens, New York, USA

67. Seth Green

Actor | Austin Powers in Goldmember

Seth Green has starred in numerous films and television series including the Austin Powers trilogy, The Italian Job (2003), Without a Paddle (2004), Party Monster (2003), Can't Hardly Wait (1998), Old Dogs (2009) and dozens more, including starring roles in Sexy Evil Genius (2013), The Story of Luke...

Born: Seth Benjamin Gesshel-Green February 8, 1974 in Overbrook Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

68. Uma Thurman

Actress | Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Uma Karuna Thurman was born in Boston, Massachusetts, into a highly unorthodox and internationally-minded family. She is the daughter of Nena Thurman (née Birgitte Caroline von Schlebrügge), a fashion model and socialite who now runs a mountain retreat, and of Robert Thurman (Robert Alexander ...

Born: Uma Karuna Thurman April 29, 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

69. Mindy Kaling

Actress | The Office

Mindy Kaling was born on June 24, 1979 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA as Vera Mindy Chokalingam. She is an actress and producer, known for The Office (2005), Inside Out (2015) and Wreck-It Ralph (2012).

Born: Vera Chokalingam June 24, 1979 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

70. Jerry O'Connell

Actor | Stand by Me

Jerry O'Connell was born in New York City, to Linda (Witkowski), an art teacher, and Michael O'Connell, a British-born advertising agency art director. He spent his early years in Manhattan, with his parents and younger brother, Charlie O'Connell, who is also an actor. He is of one half Irish, one ...

Born: Jeremiah O'Connell February 17, 1974 in New York City, New York, USA

71. Jonathan Brandis

Actor | Seaquest DSV

Born in Danbury, Connecticut, USA, to Greg and Mary, Jonathan Brandis began his career at age 5, acting in several television commercials. He also appeared in small parts in several films and TV shows before his first starring role in the 1990 film The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (1990). ...

Born: Jonathan Gregory Brandis April 13, 1976 in Danbury, Connecticut, USA

72. Elizabeth Banks

Actress | The Hunger Games

Elizabeth Banks was born Elizabeth Mitchell in Pittsfield, a small city in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts near the New York border, on February 10, 1974. She is the daughter of Ann (Wallace), who worked in a bank, and Mark P. Mitchell, a factory worker. Elizabeth describes herself as ...

Born: Elizabeth Maresal Mitchell February 10, 1974 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA

73. Alicia Witt

Actress | 88 Minutes

Actor/singer songwriter Alicia Witt has had a nearly three-decade long career, starting with her film debut, in 1984, as "Alia" in David Lynch's science fiction classic, Dune (1984).

Witt was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, to Diane (Pietro), a high school teacher, and Robert Witt, a photographer ...

Born: Alicia Roanne Witt August 21, 1975 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

74. Bobby Cannavale

Actor | The Station Agent

In both career and in real life, Bobby Cannavale tends to choose the unconventional way of doing things. In the beginning, his decisions may have cost the dark, swarthily good-looking actor some acting roles and/or good-paying parts but, in the end, his strong work ethic and sense of self, despite ...

Born: Roberto M. Cannavale May 3, 1970 in Union City, New Jersey, USA

75. Maggie Gyllenhaal

Actress | Secretary

Academy Award-nominated actress Maggie Gyllenhaal was born on November 16, 1977, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City. Her parents, Naomi Foner (née Achs) and Stephen Gyllenhaal, are both filmmakers, and her brother is actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Her mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish ...

Born: Margaret Ruth Gyllenhaal November 16, 1977 in Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

76. Sarah Michelle Gellar

Actress | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Emmy Award-winning Sarah Michelle Gellar was born on April 14, 1977 in New York City, the daughter of Rosellen (Greenfield), who taught at a nursery school, and Arthur Gellar, who worked in the garment industry. She is of Russian Jewish and Hungarian Jewish descent.

Eating in a local restaurant, ...

Born: April 14, 1977 in New York City, New York, USA

77. Danny DeVito

Actor | Matilda

Danny DeVito has amassed a formidable and versatile body of work as an actor, producer and director that spans the stage, television and film.

Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. was born on November 17, 1944, in Neptune, New Jersey, to Italian-American parents. His mother, Julia (Moccello), was a homemaker. ...

Born: Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. November 17, 1944 in Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA

78. Robert De Niro

Actor | Raging Bull

One of the greatest actors of all time, Robert De Niro was born on August 17, 1943 in Manhattan, New York City, to artists Virginia (Admiral) and Robert De Niro Sr. His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, and his other ancestry is Irish, English, Dutch, German, and French. He was trained ...

Born: Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. August 17, 1943 in New York City, New York, USA

79. Al Pacino

Actor | Serpico

Alfredo James "Al" 'Pacino established himself as a film actor during one of cinema's most vibrant decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies.

He was born April 25, 1940 in Manhattan, New York City, to Italian-American parents, Rose (nee Gerardi)...

Born: Alfredo James Pacino April 25, 1940 in New York City, New York, USA

80. Larry David

Writer | Curb Your Enthusiasm

Larry David was born on July 2, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Lawrence Gene David. He is a writer and producer, known for Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000), Whatever Works (2009) and Seinfeld (1989). He was previously married to Laurie Lennard.

Born: Lawrence Gene David July 2, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

81. John Lithgow

Actor | 3rd Rock from the Sun

If "born to the theater" has meaning in determining a person's life path, then John Lithgow is a prime example of this truth. He was born in Rochester, New York, to Sarah Jane (Price), an actress, and Arthur Washington Lithgow III, who was both a theatrical producer and director. John's father was ...

Born: John Arthur Lithgow October 19, 1945 in Rochester, New York, USA

82. Meryl Streep

Actress | August: Osage County

Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 21 times, and has won it three times. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William ...

Born: Mary Louise Streep June 22, 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, USA

Favorite Characters: Mary Fisher in She-Devil and Hannah Pitt in Angels in America.

83. Jane Curtin

Actress | 3rd Rock from the Sun

Jane Therese Curtin was born September 6th, 1947. Years later, a 27-year-old Jane auditioned for a comedy variety show. which turned out to be the the thing that would first expose her to fame, Saturday Night Live (1975). Jane won the audition against Mimi Kennedy, a tough competitor. Also in the ...

Born: Jane Therese Curtin September 6, 1947 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Favorite Characters: Dr. Mary Albright on 3rd Rock From the Sun

84. Brooke Bundy

Actress | A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

Brooke Bundy was born on August 8, 1943 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988), A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) and Mission: Impossible (1966). She was previously married to Peter Helm.

Born: August 8, 1944 in New York City, New York, USA

85. Andrea Martin

Actress | My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Andrea Martin was born on January 15, 1947 in Portland, Maine, USA as Andrea Louise Martin. She is an actress and writer, known for My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) and Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001).

Born: Andrea Louise Martin January 15, 1947 in Portland, Maine, USA

86. Jill Clayburgh

Actress | Bridesmaids

It came as no surprise to film aficionados when, in 1999, Entertainment Weekly named Jill Clayburgh on its list of Hollywood's 25 Greatest Actresses. For decades, she delivered stellar performances in a wide variety of roles.

Jill Clayburgh was born in 1944 in New York City, into a wealthy family, ...

Born: April 30, 1944 in New York City, New York, USA

87. Charles Rocket

Actor | Dumb and Dumber

Charles Rocket was born on August 28, 1949 in Bangor, Maine, USA as Charles Adams Claverie. He was an actor, known for Dumb and Dumber (1994), Dances with Wolves (1990) and Titan A.E. (2000). He was married to Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Crellin. He died on October 7, 2005 in Canterbury, Connecticut, USA.

Born: Charles Adams Claverie August 24, 1949 in Bangor, Maine, USA

88. Barbra Streisand

Soundtrack | Funny Girl

Barbra Streisand is an American singer, actress, director and producer and one of the most successful personalities in show business. She is the only person ever to receive all of the following: Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, Cable Ace, National Endowment for the Arts, and Peabody awards,...

89. Peter Riegert

Actor | The Mask

Peter Riegert was born on April 11, 1947 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and director, known for The Mask (1994), National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) and Oscar (1991).

Born: April 11, 1947 in New York City, New York, USA

90. Richard Masur

Actor | The Thing

Masur has been active in the theatre with increasing frequency. His Broadway debut was in The Changing Room by David Storey (1973). More recently, Masur returned to Broadway in Michael Frayn's Democracy (2004-05), and, among his many off-Broadway and regional theatre appearances, are recent major ...

Born: November 20, 1948 in New York City, New York, USA

91. Rob Reiner

Actor | All in the Family

Robert Reiner was born in New York City, to Estelle Reiner (née Lebost) and Emmy-winning actor, comedian, writer, and producer Carl Reiner.

As a child, he often looked up to his father as his inspiration and role-model. Carl Reiner was on The Dick Van Dyke Show, which he created and also starred in....

Born: Robert Reiner March 6, 1947 in The Bronx, New York, USA

92. Michael McKean

Actor | This Is Spinal Tap

Michael McKean was born on October 17, 1947 in New York City, New York, USA as Michael John McKean. He is an actor, known for This Is Spinal Tap (1984), Better Call Saul (2015) and Clue (1985). He has been married to Annette O'Toole since March 20, 1999. He was previously married to Susan Russell.

Born: Michael John McKean October 17, 1947 in New York City, New York, USA

93. Henry Winkler

Actor | The Waterboy

Henry Franklin Winkler was born on October 30, 1945, in Manhattan, New York. His parents, Ilse Anna Maria (Hadra) and Harry Irving Winkler, were German Jewish immigrants who escaped the Holocaust by moving to the US in 1939. His father was the president of an international lumber company while his ...

Born: Henry Franklin Winkler October 30, 1945 in New York City, New York, USA

94. Stockard Channing

Actress | Grease

One of Broadway and Hollywood's cleverer talents who tends to shine a smart, cynical light on her surroundings, Stockard Channing was born Susan Williams Antonia Stockard on February 13, 1944, in New York City, to a Catholic family, with English and Irish ancestry. The daughter of Lester Napier ...

Born: Susan Williams Antonia Stockard February 13, 1944 in New York City, New York, USA

95. Lesley Ann Warren

Actress | Victor Victoria

Lesley Ann Warren started gearing towards a life in show business right off the bat as a child ballerina; little did she know that Hollywood stardom would arrive on her doorstep in the form of a "Cinderella" story. The New York-born actress (born in 1946) is the daughter of a night club singer, ...

Born: August 16, 1946 in New York City, New York, USA

96. Woody Allen

Writer | Manhattan

Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young boy...

Born December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York

97. Christopher Lloyd

Actor | Back to the Future

Christopher Lloyd was born on October 22, 1938 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA as Christopher Allen Lloyd. He is an actor, known for Back to the Future (1985), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and Clue (1985). He has been married to Lisa Loiacono since November 23, 2016. He was previously married to ...

Born: Christopher Allen Lloyd October 22, 1938 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA

98. Jane Fonda

Actress | Klute

Born in New York City to legendary screen star Henry Fonda and Ontario-born New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw, Jane Seymour Fonda was destined early to an uncommon and influential life in the limelight. Although she initially showed little inclination to follow her father's trade, she was ...

Born: Lady Jayne Seymour Fonda December 21, 1937 in New York City, New York, USA

99. George Carlin

Actor | Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

George Denis Patrick Carlin was born and raised in Manhattan, New York City, to Mary (Bearey), a secretary, and Patrick John Carlin, an advertising manager for The Sun; they had met while working in marketing. His father was from Donegal, Ireland, and his mother was Irish-American. His parents ...

Born: George Denis Patrick Carlin May 12, 1937 in New York City, New York, USA

100. Angelo Badalamenti

Composer | Mulholland Dr.

Angelo Badalamenti was born on March 22, 1937 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Mulholland Drive (2001), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) and Lost Highway (1997).

Born: March 22, 1937 in New York City, New York, USA



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