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
62
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
46
Birthdate: January 19, 1809
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 7, 1849
 3 
Edward Norton
(Actor and Filmmaker Known for His Film ‘Primal Fear’)
Edward Norton
35
Birthdate: August 18, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 4 
Sylvia Plath
(Famous for Her Books 'The Bell Jar' and 'Ariel')
Sylvia Plath
42
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: February 11, 1963
 5 
Chris Evans
(Portraying the Marvel Comics Character of Captain America)
Chris Evans
86
Birthdate: June 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 6 
Mark Wahlberg
(Best Known for His Role in Films: 'The Departed', 'The Fighter' and 'Italian Job')
Mark Wahlberg
111
Birthdate: June 5, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 7 
John Krasinski
(Known For His Role as Jim Halpert on the NBC sitcom 'The Office')
John Krasinski
60
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
38
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
24
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 10 
James Spader
28
Birthdate: February 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 11 
Barbara Walters
(Pioneering U.S. Television Journalist)
Barbara Walters
15
Birthdate: September 25, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: December 30, 2022
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 12 
Donnie Wahlberg
(Founding Member of The Boy Band 'New Kids on The Block')
Donnie Wahlberg
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 13 
Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Famous For his Essay 'Nature' and Speech Entitled 'The American Scholar')
Ralph Waldo Emerson
17
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 25, 1803
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 27, 1882
 14 
Jennifer Coolidge
(Actress and Comedian Best Known for Role as ‘Jeanine Stifler’ in ‘American Pie’ Film Series)
Jennifer Coolidge
44
Birthdate: August 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 15 
Allison Janney
37
Birthdate: November 19, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 16 
Kevin Feige
(Film producer)
Kevin Feige
9
Birthdate: June 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 17 
Leonard Nimoy
(Known for Playing 'Spock' in The 'Star Trek' Franchise)
Leonard Nimoy
19
Birthdate: March 26, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 27, 2015
 18 
Donna Summer
(Singer-Songwriter)
Donna Summer
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 17, 2012
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 19 
Antony Michael Hall
(Best Known for His Leading Role as 'Johnny Smith' in the TV Series 'The Dead Zone')
Antony Michael Hall
9
Birthdate: April 14, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 20 
Connie Britton
15
Birthdate: March 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 21 
Madeline Kahn
(Known for Her Comedic Roles in Films)
Madeline Kahn
4
Birthdate: September 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 3, 1999
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 22 
Daniela Ruah
(Actress and Director Known for Her Role as ‘Kensi Blye’ in TV Series ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’)
Daniela Ruah
7
Birthdate: December 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 23 
Bobby Brown
(Singer-Songwriter)
Bobby Brown
29
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 5, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 24 
Maura Tierney
(Best Known for Her Roles in TV Series: ‘NewsRadio’, ‘ER’ and ‘The Affair’)
Maura Tierney
13
Birthdate: February 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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
9
Birthdate: July 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 26 
Ben Foster
(Actor)
Ben Foster
9
Birthdate: October 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 27 
Clark Gregg
10
Birthdate: April 2, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 28 
Paul Revere
(American Military Officer & Silversmith Who Warned Boston-Area Residents that the British Were Coming During His Midnight Ride)
Paul Revere
35
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 1, 1735
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 10, 1818
 29 
Michelle Thomas
16
Birthdate: September 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: December 22, 1998
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 30 
Reed Hastings
(Businessman, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ‘Netflix’)
Reed Hastings
6
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
 31 
Coi Leray
(Rapper whose music video for 'Huddy' was viewed more than half a million times on YouTube)
Coi Leray
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 11, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 32 
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)
 33 
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)
 34 
Christa McAuliffe
(American Astronaut Who was Killed on the Space Shuttle 'Challenger' on Mission STS-51-L)
Christa McAuliffe
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 28, 1986
 35 
Uzo Aduba
(Actress)
Uzo Aduba
13
Birthdate: February 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 36 
Samuel Adams
(American Political Philosopher and 4th Governor of Massachusetts (1794–1797))
Samuel Adams
15
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 27, 1722
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: October 2, 1803
 37 
James Remar
(American Film and Television Actor)
James Remar
7
Birthdate: December 31, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 38 
Temple Grandin
(Scientist)
Temple Grandin
12
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
 39 
Ted Kennedy
(United States Senator from Massachusetts (1962 – 2009))
Ted Kennedy
30
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: August 25, 2009
 40 
That Poppy
(First and Currently Only Female Artist to Be Nominated in a Metal Category)
That Poppy
30
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 1, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
John Michael Higgins
9
Birthdate: February 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 42 
Dick Dale
(Guitarist)
Dick Dale
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: March 16, 2019
 43 
Jared Diamond
(American Historian, Geographer, Author, and Ornithologist)
Jared Diamond
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 10, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
 44 
Paige Turco
(American Actress Best Known for Her Film ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze’)
Paige Turco
7
Birthdate: May 17, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 45 
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
 46 
Jasmine Guy
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Role in the Series 'School Daze' and 'A Different World')
Jasmine Guy
8
Birthdate: March 10, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 47 
Jonathan Tucker
5
Birthdate: May 31, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 48 
Robert Wahlberg
8
Birthdate: December 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 49 
Alessandro Nivola
5
Birthdate: June 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 50 
Katya Zamolodchikova
(American Drag Queen Known for Her Stint in 'RuPaul's Drag Race')
Katya Zamolodchikova
20
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus