Famous People From Massachusetts

Being the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States is the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Popularly known as ‘The Bay State’, Massachusetts is influential and rich in American history, industry and academia, particularly in its capital – Boston. The region was once inhabited by the Massachusett tribe and hence its name. Being the first state in the United States to legalize same-sex marriage, Massachusetts has come a long way since its historic beginning, only to emerge even stronger. Several famous entertainers, athletes, academics, politicians and artists who have gone on to conquer the rest of country with their talent, were born in Massachusetts. Famous sport personalities such as John Cena was born in the state of Massachusetts. Various popular and sought-after Hollywood actors were also born in this state. From the talented Ben Affleck to the promising Matt Damon to the deadly Uma Thurman, all hail from this state. Various popular comedians such as Conan O’ Brien, Amy Poehler, Matt LeBlanc and Steve Carell, all hail from the state of Massachusetts. Keep reading the list to know more celebs born in Massachussets & famous personalities who are from Massachusetts.

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 1 John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 35th President of the United States
Birthdate: May 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 22, 1963

 2 John Cena

John Cena.
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Famous As: Wrestler, Actor
Birthdate: April 23, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 3 Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Founding Father of the United States
Birthdate: January 17, 1706
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: April 17, 1790

 4 Matt Damon

Matt Damon.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 8, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 5 Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss.
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: September 24, 1991

 6 Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 19, 1809
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 7, 1849
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 7 Edward Norton

Edward Norton.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 18, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 8 Bo Burnham

Bo Burnham.
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: August 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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 9 Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet, Novelist, and Writer
Birthdate: October 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: February 11, 1963

 10 Bette Davis

Bette Davis.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 5, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: October 6, 1989
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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 11 Conan O’Brien

Conan O’Brien.
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Famous As: Television Host
Birthdate: April 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 12 Chris Evans

Chris Evans.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
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 13 Aly Raisman

Aly Raisman.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: May 25, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 14 Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: December 10, 1830
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 15, 1886
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 15 Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg.
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: June 5, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 16 John Krasinski

John Krasinski.
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Famous As: Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Birthdate: October 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 17 Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Mayor of New York City
Birthdate: February 14, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 18 Rocky Marciano

Rocky Marciano.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional Boxer
Birthdate: September 1, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 31, 1969
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 19 George H. W. Bush

George H. W. Bush.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 41st U.S. President
Birthdate: June 12, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: December 1, 2018
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 20 Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 21 Steve Carell

Steve Carell.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 22 Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Women’s Rights Activist
Birthdate: February 15, 1820
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 13, 1906
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 23 Matt LeBlanc

Matt LeBlanc.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 25, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 24 James Taylor

James Taylor.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 25 John Adams

John Adams.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 2nd U.S. President
Birthdate: October 30, 1735
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 4, 1826
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 26 Robert F. Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Brother of President John F. Kennedy
Birthdate: November 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 6, 1968
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 27 Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 28 Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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 29 Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 30 Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau.
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Famous As: Writer and Philosopher
Birthdate: July 12, 1817
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 6, 1862
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 31 Bill Burr

Bill Burr
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Famous As: Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: June 10, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 32 James Spader

James Spader.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 33 Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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Famous As: American Lecturer, Philosopher, Essayist & Poet
Birthdate: May 25, 1803
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 27, 1882

 34 Meghan Trainor

Meghan Trainor.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 22, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 35 Kurt Russell

Kurt Russell.
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Birthdate: March 17, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 36 Donnie Wahlberg

Donnie Wahlberg.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 37 Ellen Pompeo

Ellen Pompeo.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 10, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 38 Barbara Walters

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

 39 Lizzie Borden

Lizzie Borden.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 19, 1860
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 1, 1927
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 40 Jack Lemmon

Jack Lemmon.
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Famous As: American actor
Birthdate: February 8, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 27, 2001

 41 Nancy Kerrigan

Nancy Kerrigan.
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Famous As: American actress
Birthdate: October 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 42 Allison Janney

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

 43 Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist, Poet
Birthdate: March 12, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 21, 1969

 44 Casey Affleck

Casey Affleck.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 45 Black Dahlia

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

 46 Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Conductor, Composer
Birthdate: August 25, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: October 14, 1990
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 47 John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 6th U.S. President
Birthdate: July 11, 1767
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 23, 1848

 48 Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 26, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 27, 2015
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 49 Eliza Dushku

Eliza Dushku.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 50 Joe Keery

Joe Keery.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 24, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)