Famous People From Connecticut

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Often grouped along with New York and New Jersey as a part of the tristate area, Connecticut occupies the southernmost area of the New England region among the northeastern United States. It is named after River Connecticut, whose name traces back to a word meaning ‘long tidal river’. With Hartford as its capital and Bridgeport as its most populous state, it is often referred to as ‘The Constitution State’ or even ‘The Nutmeg State’. Although it is 3rd smallest by area, it is the fourth most densely populated state. Many famous ‘Connecticuters’ have made it huge internationally, in several spheres of life. Famous authors and writers such as Suzanne Collins, Stephenie Meyer and Noah Webster all were born in the state of Connecticut. The state is well-known for creating athletes such as Walter Camp, Rajai David, Ryan Gomes, Matt Harvey and Willie Pep. So many famous entertainers and actors such as Meg Ryan, Seth MacFarlane, Christopher Llyod, Katherine Heigl and Richard Belzer are originally from Connecticut. We are quite certain that you will be surprised to know all the other prominent legends who were born in and who started their journey to success from Connecticut.
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Seth MacFarlane
(Known for Creating the Television Series Family Guy, American Dad, the Cleveland Show, and the Orville)
Seth MacFarlane
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Birthdate: October 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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P. T. Barnum
(Mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut from 1875 to 1876)
P. T.  Barnum
24
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 5, 1810
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: April 7, 1891
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Katharine Hepburn
(Greatest Female Star of Classic Hollywood Cinema)
Katharine Hepburn
14
Birthdate: May 12, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 29, 2003
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Meg Ryan
(One of the Top Actresses of 1990s & Early 2000s)
Meg Ryan
38
Birthdate: November 19, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Karen Carpenter
(Singer & Drummer Known for Her Distinctive Three-Octave Contralto Vocal Range)
Karen Carpenter
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 4, 1983
 6 
Glenn Close
(Actress)
Glenn Close
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Birthdate: March 19, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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J. P. Morgan
(Financier)
J. P. Morgan
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 17, 1837
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 31, 1913
 8 
Gaten Matarazzo
(Best Known for Playing ‘Dustin Henderson’ in the Netflix Hit Series ‘Stranger Things’)
Gaten Matarazzo
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Birthdate: September 8, 2002
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Robert Mitchum
(One of the Greatest Male Stars of Classic American Cinema)
Robert Mitchum
18
Birthdate: August 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: July 1, 1997
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Christopher Lloyd
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Birthdate: October 22, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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John Mayer
(Pop-Rock Singer Known for His Albums 'Room for Squares' and 'Heavier Things')
John Mayer
47
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 12 
Candace Owens
(Conservative Author, Political Commentator & Activist)
Candace Owens
76
Birthdate: April 29, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Jenna Dewan
(Actress, Dancer)
Jenna Dewan
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Birthdate: December 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Jonathan Brandis
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Birthdate: April 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 12, 2003
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Laura Ingraham
(Conservative Television Host of ‘The Ingraham Angle’ on Fox News Channel)
Laura Ingraham
46
Birthdate: June 19, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Justin Long
(Know for His Roles in 'Jeepers Creepers', 'Dodgeball', 'Accepted')
Justin Long
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Birthdate: June 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Benedict Arnold
(American Military Officer Who Served During the Revolutionary War)
Benedict Arnold
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 14, 1741
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 14, 1801
 18 
John Brown
(Abolitionist)
John Brown
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 9, 1800
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 2, 1859
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Stephanie McMahon
(Retired Professional Wrestler, Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chairwoman of WWE)
Stephanie McMahon
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Paul Giamatti
(Actor and Film Producer)
Paul Giamatti
22
Birthdate: June 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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George W. Bush
(President of the United States (2001-09))
George W. Bush
69
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 6, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Brian Dennehy
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Birthdate: July 9, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: April 15, 2020
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Annie Leibovitz
(Portrait Photographer Who is Known for Her Engaging Portraits of Celebrities in Intimate Settings)
Annie Leibovitz
7
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: October 2, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 24 
Hope Hicks
(Counselor to the President (2020-21))
Hope Hicks
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Dylan McDermott
(Actor known for his role as lawyer and law firm head Bobby Donnell on the legal drama series The Practice)
Dylan McDermott
4
Birthdate: October 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Alexandra Breckenridge
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Birthdate: May 15, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Sarah Rafferty
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Birthdate: December 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Linda Kozlowski
(American Former Actress Best Known for Her Role in the 'Crocodile Dundee' Film Series)
Linda Kozlowski
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Birthdate: January 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Ernest Borgnine
(Actor Best Known for His Gruff Voice and Gap-Toothed Cheshire Cat Grin)
Ernest Borgnine
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Birthdate: January 24, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: July 8, 2012
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Brooke Burke
(Host of the 'E! Network' Travel Show 'Wild On!')
Brooke Burke
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: September 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Allison Williams
(American actress)
Allison Williams
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Birthdate: April 13, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
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James Van Der Beek
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Birthdate: March 8, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Jocko Willink
(Author, Podcaster and Former Member of US Navy SEAL Team 3)
Jocko Willink
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Birthdate: September 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Cassie Ventura
(Singer Known for Her 2006 Hit Single 'Me & U')
Cassie Ventura
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Birthdate: August 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Bob Crane
(Actor)
Bob Crane
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Birthdate: July 13, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 29, 1978
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 36 
Michael Bolton
(Member of the Rock Band 'Blackjack' Who Became Known for His Series of 'Pop Rock Ballads')
Michael Bolton
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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John Ratzenberger
(Actor who portrayed Cliff Clavin on the comedy series Cheers, for which he earned two Primetime Emmy nominations)
John Ratzenberger
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Birthdate: April 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Jeff Porcaro
(Former Drummer best known for his work with the rock band Toto, but is one of the most recorded session musicians, working on hundreds of albums and thousands of sessions)
Jeff Porcaro
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 1, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 5, 1992
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 39 
Jonathan Edwards
(Preacher, Theologian, Philosopher)
Jonathan Edwards
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Birthdate: October 5, 1703
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 22, 1758
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Vint Cerf
(Computer scientist)
Vint Cerf
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Evan Ross
(Actor and Musician)
Evan Ross
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Birthdate: August 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Dana White
(Entrepreneur)
Dana White
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Gary Burghoff
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Radar O'Reilly’ in the TV Series ‘M*A*S*H’)
Gary Burghoff
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Birthdate: May 24, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Glenne Headly
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Films: ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’, ‘Dick Tracy’ and ‘Mr. Holland's Opus’)
Glenne Headly
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Birthdate: March 13, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 8, 2017
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Titus Welliver
(Best Known for His Roles in the TV Series: ‘Lost’, ‘Deadwood’, ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and ‘Bosch: Legacy’)
Titus Welliver
9
Birthdate: March 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Richard Belzer
(Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Author)
Richard Belzer
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Birthdate: August 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Amy Brenneman
(Actress and Producer)
Amy Brenneman
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Birthdate: June 22, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Nancy Dow
(American Actress and Mother of Actress Jennifer Aniston)
Nancy Dow
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Birthdate: July 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 25, 2016
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Linda Evans
(Known primarily for her roles on television)
Linda Evans
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Birthdate: November 18, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Norman Lear
(Writer and Producer Known for His Popular Sitcoms: ‘All in the Family’, ‘Sanford and Son’ and ‘The Jeffersons’)
Norman Lear
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Birthdate: July 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)