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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43rd U.S. President
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29 April 1989, American
Political Activist, Commentator

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Television Producer & Film-maker

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PR Consultant

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16 October 1977, American
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31 March 1985, American
TV Anchor

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Radio Host, Author and Political Commentator

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02 June 1978, American
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22 October 1938, American

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19 March 1947, American
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06 June 1967, American

Stephanie McMahonStephanie McMahon
24 September 1976, American

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06 August 1917, American
Film actor
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American Football Player

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26 August 1986, American

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14 January 1741, British
American Revolutionary War General
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13 April 1976, American

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Financier and Banker
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01 July 1976, American

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26 August 1988, American
Actor & Singer

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22 July 1936, American

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09 July 1938, American
Sarah RaffertySarah Rafferty
06 December 1972, American
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05 March 1970, American

Michael BoltonMichael Bolton
26 February 1953, American
Singer, Songwriter

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13 July 1928, American

Kelly RohrbachKelly Rohrbach
21 January 1990, American
Model & Actress
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25 March 1981, American
YouTuber, Vlogger

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24 May 1943, American

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07 January 1958, American

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04 August 1944, American
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Author
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02 February 1970, American

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22 February 1967, American
Actor, Writer, Producer
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27 February 1934, American
Political Activist, Attorney

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02 October 1949, American
Portrait Photographer
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Writer, Makeup Artist
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15 May 1982, American
Actress, Photographer

Amy BrennemanAmy Brenneman
22 June 1964, American

Brooke BurkeBrooke Burke
08 September 1971, American
Actress, Dancer, Model, TV Personality

Steve WynnSteve Wynn
27 January 1942, American
Casino Resort Developer

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American author
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Director, Actress

Vint CerfVint Cerf
23 June 1943, American

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04 July 1920, American
Business Woman
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10 August 1962, American
Television writer

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American Martyr
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28 November 1933, American

Warren LiebersteinWarren Lieberstein
20 September 1968, American
Actor, Producer

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28 October 1985, American
Music Critic, YouTuber, Vlogger
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29 July 1971, American

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13 July 1963, American
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26 April 1822, American
Landscape Architect

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28 May 1979, American

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08 September 1957, American
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21 January 1738, American
Revolutionary War Hero

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29 September 1962, American
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01 July 1970, American

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04 June 1907, American

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26 April 1988, American
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10 August 1952, American
Ellen MuthEllen Muth
06 March 1981, American

Georgianne WalkenGeorgianne Walken
08 February 1944, American
Casting Director

Gary MerrillGary Merrill
02 August 1915, American

Aarti MannAarti Mann
03 March 1978, American
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14 December 1917, American

Adriana CaselottiAdriana Caselotti
06 May 1916, American
Voice Actor

Benjamin Spock Benjamin Spock
02 May 1903, American
Pediatrician and Political Activist

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19 July 1814, American

Charles IvesCharles Ives
20 October 1874, American
Julie BanderasJulie Banderas
25 September 1973, American
News Anchor

Noah WebsterNoah Webster
16 October 1758, American
Charlotte Perkins GilmanCharlotte Perkins Gilman
03 July 1860, American

Barbara McClintockBarbara McClintock
16 June 1902, American

Adam Clayton Powell Jr.Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
29 November 1908, American
Politician & Civil Rights Activist
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23 March 1963, American
Investor & Investment Broker

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Clergyman, Preacher & Abolitionist
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04 August 1977, American
Music Executive and TV Personality

Jeff CavaliereJeff Cavaliere
28 June 1975, American
Fitness Trainer

Jules DassinJules Dassin
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Film Director, Producer

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CEO of General Motors Corporation

28 October 1990, American
Gamer, Vlogger
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Comedian, Writer, Actor

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YouTuber, Beauty Vlogger

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Youtube Star, Gamer

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Teacher and Educator
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