Famous People Born In Boston

Situated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is its capital and most populous city which is Boston. Being one of the oldest cities in the United States of America, Boston covers an approximate area of 48 square miles. It is considered a hub for higher education with its numerous schools and colleges that offer programs in a wide array of studies. The city has also been rated as one of the highest in the United States as per cost of living. Various notable legends such as Benjamin Franklin, Wendell Phillips and Edgar Allan Poe were born in Boston. Celebrities such as Edward Norton, James Spader, Uma Thurman, Mike O’ Mally, Matt Damon, Chris Evans and Mark Wahlberg were also born in the city of Boston. Presenting to you, the full-list of renowned individuals who started their humble journey from Boston.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Founding Father of the United States
Birthdate: January 17, 1706
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: April 17, 1790
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 2 Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 19, 1809
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 7, 1849
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 3 Chris Evans

Chris Evans.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini

 4 Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet, Novelist, and Writer
Birthdate: October 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: February 11, 1963

 5 Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg.
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: June 5, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 6 Edward Norton

Edward Norton.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 18, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 7 John Krasinski

John Krasinski.
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Famous As: Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Birthdate: October 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 8 James Taylor

James Taylor.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 9 Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Mayor of New York City
Birthdate: February 14, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 10 James Spader

James Spades.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 11 Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 12 Donnie Wahlberg

Donnie Wahlberg.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 13 Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emersion.
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Famous As: American Lecturer, Philosopher, Essayist & Poet
Birthdate: May 25, 1803
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 27, 1882

 14 Allison Janney

Allison Janney.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 19, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 15 Jack Lemmon

Jack Lemmon.
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Famous As: American actor
Birthdate: February 8, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 27, 2001

 16 Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters.
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: September 25, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 17 Black Dahlia

Black Dahlia.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 15, 1947
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 18 Ted Kennedy

Ted Kennedy.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former US Senator
Birthdate: February 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: August 25, 2009
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 19 Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 26, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 27, 2015
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 20 Bobby Brown

Bobby Brown.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: February 5, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 21 Antony Michael Hall

Antony Michael Hall.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 14, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 22 Ben Foster

Ben Foster.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 23 Connie Britton

Connie Britton
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Famous As: Actress, television producer, singer, television actor
Birthdate: March 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces

 24 Rosemary Kennedy

Rosemary Kennedy.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: John F. Kennedy's Sister
Birthdate: September 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 7, 2005

 25 Daniela Ruah

Daniela Ruah.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 26 Donna Summer

Donna Summer
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: December 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 17, 2012
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 27 Taylor Schilling

Taylor Schilling
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Famous As: actor, film actor, television actor
Birthdate: July 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo

 28 Jennifer Coolidge

Jennifer Coolidge.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 29 Kevin Feige

Kevin Feige
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Famous As: Film producer
Birthdate: June 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 30 Paul Revere

Paul Revere.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: January 1, 1735
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 10, 1818

 31 Nicky Jam

Nicky Jam.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 32 Maura Tierney

Maura Tierney.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 33 Michelle Thomas

Michelle Thomas.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: December 22, 1998
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 34 Misha Collins

Misha Collins.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 20, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 35 Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Founding Father of the United States
Birthdate: September 27, 1722
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: October 2, 1803

 36 Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Professor
Birthdate: August 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo

 37 Clark Gregg

Clark Gregg.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 2, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 38 Reed Hastings

Reed Hastings.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Co-Founder of Net Flix
Birthdate: October 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra

 39 John Slattery

John Slattery.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 40 That Poppy

That Poppy.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Pop Singer
Birthdate: January 1, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 41 Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.

Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Business person
Birthdate: September 6, 1888
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 18, 1969

 42 Jared Diamond

Jared Diamond.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Scientist & Author
Birthdate: September 10, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo

 43 James Remar

James Remar.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 31, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 44 Piper Kerman

Piper Kerman
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: writer, memoirist
Birthdate: September 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra

 45 Uzo Aduba

Uzo Aduba
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 46 Madeline Kahn

Madeline Kahn
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Famous As: voice actor, stage actor, film actor, television actor
Birthdate: September 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 3, 1999

 47 Christa McAuliffe

Christa McAuliffe
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Astronaut, Teacher
Birthdate: September 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 28, 1986

 48 Sheldon Adelson

Sheldon Adelson.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Chief Executive Officer of Las Vegas Sands
Birthdate: August 4, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 11, 2021

 49 John F. Kelly

John F. Kelly.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former White House Chief of Staff
Birthdate: May 11, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus

 50 Rose Kennedy

Rose Kennedy.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: American philanthropist
Birthdate: July 22, 1890
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 22, 1995