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
(Founding Father of the United States)

Benjamin Franklin
39
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 17, 1706
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: April 17, 1790

 2 
Edgar Allan Poe
(Inventor of the 'Detective Fiction' Genre)

Edgar Allan Poe
26
Birthdate: January 19, 1809
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 7, 1849

 3 

Edward Norton
21
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
27
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
54
Birthdate: June 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 6 

Mark Wahlberg
58
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
38
Birthdate: October 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 8 
Uma Thurman
(Actress, Model)

Uma Thurman
25
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
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 10 

James Spader
20
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
11
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
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 13 
Black Dahlia
(Murder Victim)

Black Dahlia
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 15, 1947
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 14 

Allison Janney
23
Birthdate: November 19, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 15 
Barbara Walters
(Producer and Co-Host on the ABC Newsmagazine '20/20')

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

 16 
Kevin Feige
(Film producer)

Kevin Feige
6
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
11
Birthdate: March 26, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 27, 2015

 18 

Jennifer Coolidge
23
Birthdate: August 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 19 
Ben Foster
(Actor)

Ben Foster
2
Birthdate: October 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 20 
Donna Summer
(Singer-Songwriter)

Donna Summer
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 17, 2012
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 21 

Connie Britton
10
Birthdate: March 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 22 
Bobby Brown
(Singer-Songwriter)

Bobby Brown
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 5, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 23 

Antony Michael Hall
4
Birthdate: April 14, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries

 24 
Madeline Kahn
(Former Actress whose credits include History of the World, Part I, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein)

Madeline Kahn
1
Birthdate: September 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 3, 1999
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 25 
Ted Kennedy
(United States Senator from Massachusetts (1962 – 2009))

Ted Kennedy
20
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: August 25, 2009

 26 
Daniela Ruah
(Actress)

Daniela Ruah
4
Birthdate: December 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 27 
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
4
Birthdate: July 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 28 
Maura Tierney
(Actress)

Maura Tierney
12
Birthdate: February 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 29 
Paul Revere
(Silversmith, Revolutionary)

Paul Revere
26
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 1, 1735
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 10, 1818

 30 

Clark Gregg
7
Birthdate: April 2, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 31 

Michelle Thomas
7
Birthdate: September 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: December 22, 1998
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 32 
Coi Leray
(Rapper whose music video for 'Huddy' was viewed more than half a million times on YouTube)

Coi Leray
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 11, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 33 
Reed Hastings
(Co-Founder of Net Flix)

Reed Hastings
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra

 34 

John Slattery
4
Birthdate: August 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 35 
That Poppy
(American Singer-Songwriter)

That Poppy
17
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 1, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 36 

Misha Collins
3
Birthdate: August 20, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 37 
Uzo Aduba
(Actress)

Uzo Aduba
7
Birthdate: February 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 38 
Samuel Adams
(Founding Father of the United States)

Samuel Adams
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 27, 1722
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: October 2, 1803

 39 
Temple Grandin
(Scientist)

Temple Grandin
8
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo

 40 

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

 41 
Christa McAuliffe
(Former Astronaut who was chosen for the STS-51-L mission from among 11,000 applications)

Christa McAuliffe
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 28, 1986

 42 
Jared Diamond
(Scientist & Author)

Jared Diamond
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 10, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo

 43 
Dick Dale
(Guitarist)

Dick Dale
1
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)

 45 
Jasmine Guy
(Actress)

Jasmine Guy
6
Birthdate: March 10, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 46 
Al B. Sure!
(Singer-songwriter)

Al B. Sure!
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 4, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 47 

Jonathan Tucker
4
Birthdate: May 31, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 48 
Piper Kerman
(Known for Memoir of Her Prison Experiences, ‘Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison’)

Piper Kerman
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra

 49 

Robert Wahlberg
3
Birthdate: December 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 50 

Katya Zamolodchikova
15
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus