Christopher Lloyd, George W. Bush, Stephanie McMahon, Paul Giamatti & John Mayer are some of the celebrities who hail from Connecticut.

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.
George W. BushGeorge W. Bush
(43rd U.S. President)

06 July 1946

New Haven

American

Cancer

Seth MacFarlaneSeth MacFarlane
(Television Producer & Film-maker)

26 October 1973

Kent

American

Scorpio

Meg RyanMeg Ryan
(Actress)

19 November 1961

Fairfield

American

Scorpio

Katharine HepburnKatharine Hepburn

12 May 1907

29 June 2003

Hartford

American

Taurus

Karen CarpenterKaren Carpenter
(Singer)

02 March 1950

04 February 1983

New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.

American

Pisces

Stephanie McMahonStephanie McMahon
(Wrestler)

24 September 1976

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

American

Libra

Evan RossEvan Ross
(Actor & Singer)

26 August 1988

Greenwich, Connecticut, United States

American

Virgo

John MayerJohn Mayer
(Singer)

16 October 1977

Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States

American

Libra

Benedict ArnoldBenedict Arnold
(American Revolutionary War General)

14 January 1741

14 June 1801

Norwich

British

Capricorn

Christopher LloydChristopher Lloyd
(Actor)

22 October 1938

Stamford, Connecticut, United States

American

Libra

Ralph NaderRalph Nader
(Political Activist, Attorney)

27 February 1934

Winsted, Connecticut, U.S

American

Pisces

Casey NeistatCasey Neistat
(YouTuber, Vlogger)

25 March 1981

Gales Ferry, Connecticut, USA

American

Aries

Glenn CloseGlenn Close
(American actress)

19 March 1947

Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.

American

Pisces

Lisa Robin KellyLisa Robin Kelly
(Actress)

05 March 1970

Southington, Connecticut, United States

American

Pisces

Justin LongJustin Long

02 June 1978

Fairfield, Connecticut, U.S.

American

Gemini

Ernest Borgnine Ernest Borgnine
(Actor)

24 January 1917

08 July 2012

Hamden, Connecticut, U.S.

American

Aquarius

Paul GiamattiPaul Giamatti
(Actor)

06 June 1967

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

American

Gemini

Sarah RaffertySarah Rafferty
(Actress)

06 December 1972

New Canaan, Connecticut, USA

American

Sagittarius

Robert MitchumRobert Mitchum
(Film actor)

06 August 1917

01 July 1997

Bridgeport

American

Leo

Rebecca MillerRebecca Miller
(Director, Actress)

15 September 1962

Roxbury, Connecticut, United States

American

Virgo

Annie LeibovitzAnnie Leibovitz
(Portrait Photographer)

02 October 1949

Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S.

American

Libra

Bob CraneBob Crane
(Actor)

13 July 1928

29 June 1978

Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

American

Cancer

Alexandra BreckenridgeAlexandra Breckenridge
(Actress, Photographer)

15 May 1982

Bridgeport, Connecticut

American

Taurus

Kelly RohrbachKelly Rohrbach
(Model & Actress)

21 January 1990

Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

American

Aquarius

Michael BoltonMichael Bolton
(Singer, Songwriter)

26 February 1953

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

American

Pisces

Paul LiebersteinPaul Lieberstein
(Actor, Writer, Producer)

22 February 1967

Westport, Connecticut, United States

American

Pisces

Molly QerimMolly Qerim
(TV Anchor)

31 March 1985

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

American

Aries

Harriet Beecher StoweHarriet Beecher Stowe
(American author)

14 June 1811

01 July 1896

Litchfield

American

Gemini

Brooke BurkeBrooke Burke
(Actress, Dancer, Model, TV Personality)

08 September 1971

Hartford

American

Virgo

Nathan HaleNathan Hale
(American Martyr)

06 June 1755

22 September 1776

Coventry, Connecticut

American

Gemini

Leona HelmsleyLeona Helmsley
(Business Woman)

04 July 1920

20 August 2007

Greenwich, Connecticut, United States

American

Cancer

Suzanne CollinsSuzanne Collins
(Television writer)

10 August 1962

Hartford

American

Leo

Vint CerfVint Cerf
(Engineer)

23 June 1943

New Haven

American

Cancer

Rosalind RussellRosalind Russell
(Actress)

04 June 1907

28 November 1976

Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

American

Gemini

Warren LiebersteinWarren Lieberstein
(Actor, Producer)

20 September 1968

Westport, Connecticut, United States

American

Virgo

Henry SimmonsHenry Simmons
(Actor)

01 July 1970

Stamford, Connecticut

American

Cancer

Adriana CaselottiAdriana Caselotti
(Voice Actor)

06 May 1916

18 January 1997

Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States

American

Taurus

Georgianne WalkenGeorgianne Walken
(Casting Director)

08 February 1944

Wilton, Connecticut

American

Aquarius

Frederick Law OlmstedFrederick Law Olmsted
(Landscape Architect)

26 April 1822

28 August 1903

Hartford

American

Taurus

Ethan AllenEthan Allen
(Revolutionary War Hero)

21 January 1738

12 February 1789

Burlington, Vermont, United States

American

Aquarius

Diane VenoraDiane Venora
(Actress)

10 August 1952

East Hartford, Connecticut

American

Leo

Samuel ColtSamuel Colt
(Inventor)

19 July 1814

10 January 1862

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

American

Cancer

Julie BanderasJulie Banderas
(News Anchor)

25 September 1973

Hartford, Connecticut

American

Libra

Charlotte Perkins GilmanCharlotte Perkins Gilman
(Writer)

03 July 1860

17 August 1935

Hartford, Connecticut

American

Cancer

Eugenia CooneyEugenia Cooney
(YouTuber, Vlogger)

27 July 1994

Connecticut, New England, USA

American

Leo

Benjamin Spock Benjamin Spock
(Pediatrician and Political Activist)

02 May 1903

15 March 1998

New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.

Taurus

Charles IvesCharles Ives
(Composer)

20 October 1874

19 May 1954

New York City, New York, United States

American

Libra

Noah WebsterNoah Webster
(Lexicographer)

16 October 1758

28 May 1843

West Hartford

American

Libra

GamingWithJenGamingWithJen
(Gamer, Vlogger)

28 October 1990

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

American

Scorpio

Barbara McClintockBarbara McClintock
(Scientist)

16 June 1902

02 September 1992

Hartford

American

Gemini

Henry Ward Beecher Henry Ward Beecher
(Clergyman, Preacher & Abolitionist)

24 June 1813

08 March 1887

Litchfield, Connecticut, U.S

American

Cancer

Jules DassinJules Dassin
(Film Director, Producer)

18 December 1911

31 March 2008

Middletown, Connecticut, U.S.

American

Sagittarius

Amos Bronson AlcottAmos Bronson Alcott
(Teacher and Educator)

29 November 1799

04 March 1888

Wolcott, Connecticut

American

Sagittarius

Ella Wheeler WilcoxElla Wheeler Wilcox
(Poet and Mystic Rosicrucian)

05 November 1850

30 October 1919

Janesville, Wisconsin, United States

American

Scorpio

Courtney Kemp AgbohCourtney Kemp Agboh
(Television Writer & Producer)

04 May 1977

Westport, Connecticut, USA

American

Taurus

PopularmmosPopularmmos
(Youtube Star, Gamer)

25 November 1988

Connecticut

American

Sagittarius

Edwin H. LandEdwin H. Land
(Scientist)

07 May 1909

01 March 1991

Bridgeport

American

Taurus

Jake HurwitzJake Hurwitz
(Comedian, Writer, Actor)

05 August 1985

Hamden, Connecticut, United States

American

Leo

Roger Wolcott SperryRoger Wolcott Sperry
(Neuropsychologist)

20 August 1913

17 April 1994

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

American

Leo

John BrownJohn Brown
(Abolitionist)

09 May 1800

02 December 1859

Torrington, Connecticut, U.S.

American

Taurus

Gideon WellesGideon Welles

01 July 1802

11 February 1878

American

Cancer

Elton CasteeElton Castee
(YouTuber, Viner)

06 June 1990

Connecticut, USA

American

Gemini

Dolvett QuinceDolvett Quince
(Personal Trainer, TV Personality)

20 August 1973

Stamford, Connecticut, USA

American

Leo

John Franklin EndersJohn Franklin Enders
(The Father of Modern Vaccines)

10 February 1897

08 September 1985

West Hartford, Connecticut

American

Aquarius

Lyman HallLyman Hall
(Signer of United States Declaration of Independence)

12 April 1724

19 October 1790

Wallingford, Connecticut

American

Aries

Jonathan EdwardsJonathan Edwards
(American preacher)

05 October 1703

22 March 1758

East Windsor

American

Libra

Rich DollazRich Dollaz
(Music Executive and TV Personality)

04 August 1977

Waterbury, Connecticut

American

Leo

Edward Calvin KendallEdward Calvin Kendall
(Biochemist)

08 March 1886

04 May 1972

South Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

American

Pisces

John WilkinsonJohn Wilkinson
(Pioneer in cast iron manufacturing)

1728 AD

14 July 1808

Bridgefoot

British

Jack BaranJack Baran
(YouTube Personality)

13 January 1997

Fairfield, Connecticut

American

Capricorn

Shayanna Jenkins-HernandezShayanna Jenkins-Hernandez
(Aaron Hernandez’s Fiancée)

29 May 1989

Bristol, Connecticut, United States

American

Gemini

Alfred NewmanAlfred Newman
(American composer)

17 March 1901

17 February 1970

New Haven

American

Pisces

Whynot_JoeyWhynot_Joey
(Social Media Star)

06 January 2000

Connecticut, America

American

Capricorn

Max BeaumontMax Beaumont
(Internet Entrepreneur)

08 February 1997

Connecticut

American

Aquarius

Aaron HernandezAaron Hernandez
(American football player)

06 November 1989

19 April 2017

Bristol

American

Scorpio

Dylan McDermottDylan McDermott
(film actor, television actor, stage actor)

26 October 1961

Waterbury

Scorpio

Cassie VenturaCassie Ventura
(Singer, Actor, Model, Musician)

26 August 1986

New London

American

Virgo

John RatzenbergerJohn Ratzenberger
(American actor)

06 April 1947

Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States

American

Aries

Brian DennehyBrian Dennehy
(American actor)

09 July 1938

Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States

American

Cancer

Norman LearNorman Lear
(American television writer)

27 July 1922

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

American

Leo

Richard BelzerRichard Belzer
(American stand-up comedian)

04 August 1944

Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States

American

Leo

Nolan NorthNolan North
(Actor, Baseball player, Dub actor, Television actor)

31 October 1970

New Haven

American

Scorpio

Gretchen MolGretchen Mol
(Actress)

08 November 1972

Deep River, Connecticut, United States

American

Scorpio

Stephenie MeyerStephenie Meyer
(American fiction writer)

24 December 1973

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

American

Capricorn

Amy BrennemanAmy Brenneman
(Actress)

22 June 1964

New London, Connecticut, United States

American

Cancer

Treat WilliamsTreat Williams
(Actor)

01 December 1951

Rowayton, Connecticut, United States

American

Sagittarius

Lawrence SummersLawrence Summers
(Economist, University teacher, Professor, Scientist, Politician, Banker)

30 November 1954

New Haven

American

Sagittarius

Dominick DunneDominick Dunne
(Author, Journalist, Producer, Television Personality)

1925 AD

2009 AD

Chris BermanChris Berman

10 May 1955

Greenwich

American

Taurus

Will FriedleWill Friedle
(Actor, Film actor, Television actor)

11 August 1976

Hartford

American

Leo

Robert MosesRobert Moses
(Architect, Politician)

18 December 1888

29 July 1981

New Haven

American

Sagittarius

Gene PitneyGene Pitney
(Singer)

17 February 1940

05 April 2006

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

American

Aquarius

William AthertonWilliam Atherton
(Actor)

30 July 1947

Orange, Connecticut, United States

American

Leo

Edith RooseveltEdith Roosevelt
(Former First Lady of the United States)

06 August 1861

30 September 1948

Norwich, Connecticut, United States

American

Leo

Adam Clayton Powell Jr.Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
(American Politician)

29 November 1908

04 April 1972

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

American

Sagittarius

Chris DoddChris Dodd
(Former United States Senator)

27 May 1944

Willimantic, Windham, Connecticut, United States

American

Gemini

Joey LoganoJoey Logano
(Racecar driver)

24 May 1990

Middletown

American

Gemini

J.P. MorganJ.P. Morgan
(Art Collector, Business Leader, Philanthropist)

1837 AD

1913 AD

Charles GoodyearCharles Goodyear
(Inventor, Chemist, Engineer)

29 December 1800

01 July 1860

New Haven

American

Capricorn

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