Famous People Born In Boston

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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.
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 1 
Benjamin Franklin
(One of the Founding Fathers of the United States)
Benjamin Franklin
48
Birthdate: January 17, 1706
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: April 17, 1790
 2 
Edgar Allan Poe
(Writer and Poet - Widely Regarded as a Central Figure of Romanticism in the United States)
Edgar Allan Poe
37
Birthdate: January 19, 1809
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 7, 1849
 3 
Mark Wahlberg
(Best Known for His Role in Films: 'The Departed', 'The Fighter' and 'Italian Job')
Mark Wahlberg
91
Birthdate: June 5, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 4 
Chris Evans
(Portraying the Marvel Comics Character of Captain America)
Chris Evans
71
Birthdate: June 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 5 
Edward Norton
30
Birthdate: August 18, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 6 
Sylvia Plath
(Famous for Her Books 'The Bell Jar' and 'Ariel')
Sylvia Plath
35
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: February 11, 1963
 7 
John Krasinski
(Known For His Role as Jim Halpert on the NBC sitcom 'The Office')
John Krasinski
51
Birthdate: October 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 8 
Uma Thurman
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Films: 'Pulp Fiction' and 'Kill Bill: Volume 1 & 2')
Uma Thurman
32
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 9 
James Taylor
(Singer-Songwriter & Musician - One of the Best-Selling Artists of All Time)
James Taylor
21
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 10 
James Spader
26
Birthdate: February 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 11 
Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Famous For his Essay 'Nature' and Speech Entitled 'The American Scholar')
Ralph Waldo Emerson
16
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 25, 1803
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 27, 1882
 12 
Donnie Wahlberg
(Founding Member of The Boy Band 'New Kids on The Block')
Donnie Wahlberg
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 13 
Kevin Feige
(Film producer)
Kevin Feige
8
Birthdate: June 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 14 
Barbara Walters
(Producer and Co-Host on the ABC Newsmagazine '20/20')
Barbara Walters
12
Birthdate: September 25, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 15 
Black Dahlia
(Murder Victim)
Black Dahlia
26
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 15, 1947
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 16 
Allison Janney
34
Birthdate: November 19, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 17 
Leonard Nimoy
(Known for Playing 'Spock' in The 'Star Trek' Franchise)
Leonard Nimoy
17
Birthdate: March 26, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 27, 2015
 18 
Jennifer Coolidge
(Actress and Comedian Best Known for Role as ‘Jeanine Stifler’ in ‘American Pie’ Film Series)
Jennifer Coolidge
32
Birthdate: August 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 19 
Donna Summer
(Singer-Songwriter)
Donna Summer
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 17, 2012
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 20 
Bobby Brown
(Singer-Songwriter)
Bobby Brown
20
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 5, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 21 
Ben Foster
(Actor)
Ben Foster
5
Birthdate: October 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 22 
Connie Britton
12
Birthdate: March 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 23 
Antony Michael Hall
(Best Known for His Leading Role as 'Johnny Smith' in the TV Series 'The Dead Zone')
Antony Michael Hall
8
Birthdate: April 14, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 24 
Madeline Kahn
(Known for Her Comedic Roles in Films)
Madeline Kahn
1
Birthdate: September 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 3, 1999
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 25 
Taylor Schilling
(Actress known for her role as Piper Chapman on the Netflix original comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black (2013–2019))
Taylor Schilling
8
Birthdate: July 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 26 
Daniela Ruah
(Actress and Director Known for Her Role as ‘Kensi Blye’ in TV Series ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’)
Daniela Ruah
6
Birthdate: December 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 27 
Maura Tierney
(Best Known for Her Roles in TV Series: ‘NewsRadio’, ‘ER’ and ‘The Affair’)
Maura Tierney
12
Birthdate: February 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 28 
Clark Gregg
9
Birthdate: April 2, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 29 
Paul Revere
(American Military Officer & Silversmith Who Warned Boston-Area Residents that the British Were Coming During His Midnight Ride)
Paul Revere
30
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 1, 1735
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 10, 1818
 30 
Michelle Thomas
10
Birthdate: September 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: December 22, 1998
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 31 
Reed Hastings
(Co-Founder of Net Flix)
Reed Hastings
6
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
 32 
Coi Leray
(Rapper whose music video for 'Huddy' was viewed more than half a million times on YouTube)
Coi Leray
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 11, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 33 
John Slattery
(Actor and Director Best Known for His Role as ‘Roger Sterling Jr.’ in the TV Series ‘Mad Men’)
John Slattery
4
Birthdate: August 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 34 
Ted Kennedy
(United States Senator from Massachusetts (1962 – 2009))
Ted Kennedy
27
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: August 25, 2009
 35 
That Poppy
(First and Currently Only Female Artist to Be Nominated in a Metal Category)
That Poppy
20
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 1, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 36 
Whitey Bulger
(Crime Boss)
Whitey Bulger
16
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: September 3, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: October 30, 2018
 37 
Misha Collins
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Castiel’ in the TV Series 'Supernatural')
Misha Collins
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 20, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 38 
Uzo Aduba
(Actress)
Uzo Aduba
11
Birthdate: February 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 39 
Samuel Adams
(American Political Philosopher and 4th Governor of Massachusetts (1794–1797))
Samuel Adams
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 27, 1722
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: October 2, 1803
 40 
Christa McAuliffe
(Former Astronaut who was chosen for the STS-51-L mission from among 11,000 applications)
Christa McAuliffe
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 28, 1986
 41 
Temple Grandin
(Scientist)
Temple Grandin
9
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
 42 
James Remar
(American Film and Television Actor)
James Remar
6
Birthdate: December 31, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 43 
Jared Diamond
(Scientist & Author)
Jared Diamond
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 10, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
 44 
Dick Dale
(Guitarist)
Dick Dale
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: March 16, 2019
John Michael Higgins
7
Birthdate: February 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 46 
Piper Kerman
(Known for Memoir of Her Prison Experiences, ‘Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison’)
Piper Kerman
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
 47 
Paige Turco
(American Actress Best Known for Her Film ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze’)
Paige Turco
6
Birthdate: May 17, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 48 
Robert Wahlberg
3
Birthdate: December 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 49 
Jasmine Guy
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Role in the Series 'School Daze' and 'A Different World')
Jasmine Guy
6
Birthdate: March 10, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 50 
Alessandro Nivola
5
Birthdate: June 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)