Famous People 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.

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 1 Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane
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Famous As: Known for Creating the Television Series Family Guy, American Dad, the Cleveland Show, and the Orville
Birthdate: October 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 2 P. T. Barnum

P. T.  Barnum
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman, Mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut (1875 – 76)
Birthdate: July 5, 1810
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: April 7, 1891

 3 Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn
11
Famous As: Greatest Female Star of Classic Hollywood Cinema
Birthdate: May 12, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 29, 2003
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 4 Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan
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Famous As: One of the Top Actresses of 1990s & Early 2000s
Birthdate: November 19, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 5 Karen Carpenter

Karen Carpenter
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 4, 1983

 6 Glenn Close

Glenn Close
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 19, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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 7 J. P. Morgan

J. P. Morgan
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Financier
Birthdate: April 17, 1837
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 31, 1913
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 8 Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 22, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 9 Gaten Matarazzo

Gaten Matarazzo
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 8, 2002
Sun Sign: Virgo

 10 John Mayer

John Mayer
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 11 Robert Mitchum

Robert Mitchum
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Famous As: Actor Best-Known Films Include 'Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo', 'Out of The Past'
Birthdate: August 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: July 1, 1997
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 12 Jenna Dewan

Jenna Dewan
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Famous As: Actress, Dancer
Birthdate: December 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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 13 Jonathan Brandis

Jonathan Brandis
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 12, 2003
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 14 Laura Ingraham

Laura Ingraham
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Famous As: Television Host
Birthdate: June 19, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
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 15 Benedict Arnold

Benedict Arnold
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: American Revolutionary War General
Birthdate: January 14, 1741
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 14, 1801

 16 Hope Hicks

Hope Hicks
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Counselor to the President (2020-21)
Birthdate: October 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 17 John Brown

John Brown
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Abolitionist
Birthdate: May 9, 1800
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 2, 1859

 18 Paul Giamatti

Paul Giamatti
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 19 Brian Dennehy

Brian Dennehy
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 9, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: April 15, 2020
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 20 Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz
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Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: October 2, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 21 Candace Owens

Candace Owens
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Conservative Author, Political Commentator & Activist
Birthdate: April 29, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus

 22 Justin Long

Justin Long
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 23 Dylan McDermott

Dylan McDermott
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Famous As: Actor known for his role as lawyer and law firm head Bobby Donnell on the legal drama series The Practice
Birthdate: October 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 24 Alexandra Breckenridge

Alexandra Breckenridge
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 15, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 25 Sarah Rafferty

Sarah Rafferty
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 26 Stephanie McMahon

Stephanie McMahon
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Chief brand officer of WWE
Birthdate: September 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 27 Allison Williams

Allison Williams
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Famous As: American actress
Birthdate: April 13, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries

 28 Aaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Tight End & Convicted Murderer
Birthdate: November 6, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 19, 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 29 Linda Kozlowski

Linda Kozlowski
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 30 Ernest Borgnine

Ernest Borgnine
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 24, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: July 8, 2012
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 31 James Van Der Beek

James Van Der Beek
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 8, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 32 Cassie Ventura

Cassie Ventura
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Famous As: Singer Known for Her 2006 Hit Single 'Me & U'
Birthdate: August 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 33 Brooke Burke

Brooke Burke
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: TV personality
Birthdate: September 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 34 Jocko Willink

Jocko Willink
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: September 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 35 George W. Bush

George W. Bush
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of the United States (2001-09)
Birthdate: July 6, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 36 Michael Bolton

Michael Bolton
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: February 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 37 John Ratzenberger

John Ratzenberger
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Famous As: Actor who portrayed Cliff Clavin on the comedy series Cheers, for which he earned two Primetime Emmy nominations
Birthdate: April 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 38 Jeff Porcaro

Jeff Porcaro
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: 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
Birthdate: April 1, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 5, 1992
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 39 Evan Ross

Evan Ross
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 40 Titus Welliver

Titus Welliver
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 41 Vint Cerf

Vint Cerf
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Computer scientist
Birthdate: June 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer

 42 Bob Crane

Bob Crane
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 13, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 29, 1978
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 43 Bijou Phillips

Bijou Phillips
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 1, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 44 Nolan North

Nolan North
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Famous As: Actor, Baseball player, Dub actor, Television actor
Birthdate: October 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 45 Gary Burghoff

Gary Burghoff
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 24, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 46 Nancy Dow

Nancy Dow
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 25, 2016

 47 Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Author
Birthdate: August 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 48 Molly Qerim

Molly Qerim
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Famous As: Sports commentator
Birthdate: March 31, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 49 Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Political Activist
Birthdate: February 27, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 50 Linda Evans

Linda Evans
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Famous As: Known primarily for her roles on television
Birthdate: November 18, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio