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.
Whitey BulgerWhitey Bulger
(American convicted murderer and former organized crime figure)

03 September 1929

American

John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
(Actor, Director, Screenwriter)

20 October 1979

American

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
(Actor, Singer)

05 June 1971

American

Bobby BrownBobby Brown
(Singer-Songwriter)

05 February 1969

American

John CenaJohn Cena
(Wrestler, Rapper)

23 April 1977

American

Kurt RussellKurt Russell

17 March 1951

American

Steve CarellSteve Carell
(Actor, Comedian, Director)

16 August 1962

American

Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin
(Founding Father of the United States)

17 January 1706

American

Matt DamonMatt Damon
(Actor)

08 October 1970

American

Ted KennedyTed Kennedy
(Former US Senator)

22 February 1932

American

Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
(Actor)

19 August 1969

American

Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe
(Author, Poet, Editor and Literary Critic)

19 January 1809

American

Robert F. KennedyRobert F. Kennedy
(Brother of President John F. Kennedy)

20 November 1925

American

Ellen PompeoEllen Pompeo
(Actress)

10 November 1969

American

Matt LeBlancMatt LeBlanc
(Actor)

25 July 1967

American

Michael BloombergMichael Bloomberg
(Mayor of New York City)

14 February 1942

American

John AdamsJohn Adams
(2nd U.S. President)

30 October 1735

American

Donnie WahlbergDonnie Wahlberg
(Actor, Singer, Producer)

17 August 1969

American

Amy PoehlerAmy Poehler
(American actress)

16 September 1971

American

Mindy KalingMindy Kaling
(Actress)

24 June 1979

American

Uma ThurmanUma Thurman

29 April 1970

American

Meghan TrainorMeghan Trainor
(Singer-songwriter)

22 December 1993

American

Black DahliaBlack Dahlia
(Actress)

29 July 1924

American

Brad FalchukBrad Falchuk
(Screenwriter, Director)

1971 AD

American

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
(Writer, Cartoonist)

02 March 1904

American

James SpadesJames Spader
(Actor)

07 February 1960

American

Elizabeth BanksElizabeth Banks
(Actress, Producer and Director)

10 February 1974

American

Rob ZombieRob Zombie
(Musician & Filmmaker)

12 January 1965

American

Allison JanneyAllison Janney
(Actress)

19 November 1959

American

Bette DavisBette Davis
(Actress)

05 April 1908

American

Ben FosterBen Foster
(Actor)

29 October 1980

American

Edward NortonEdward Norton
(Actor)

18 August 1969

American

Geena DavisGeena Davis
(Actress, Producer, Model)

21 January 1956

American

Casey AffleckCasey Affleck
(Actor, Director)

12 August 1975

American

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath
(Poet, Novelist, and Writer)

27 October 1932

American

Chloë SevignyChloë Sevigny
(Actress)

18 November 1974

American

Eli RothEli Roth
(Film Director, Writer)

18 April 1972

American

John Quincy AdamsJohn Quincy Adams

11 July 1767

American

Leonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy
(Actor, Author, Film Director)

26 March 1931

American

James TaylorJames Taylor

12 March 1948

American

Susan B. AnthonySusan B. Anthony
(Women’s Rights Activist)

15 February 1820

American

W. E. B. Du BoisW. E. B. Du Bois
(Civil Rights Activists)

23 February 1868

Ghanaian

Aly RaismanAly Raisman
(Gymnast)

25 May 1994

American

Bo BurnhamBo Burnham
(Comedian)

21 August 1990

American

Henry David ThoreauHenry David Thoreau
(Writer and Philosopher)

12 July 1817

American

Nancy KerriganNancy Kerrigan
(American actress)

13 October 1969

American

Rocky MarcianoRocky Marciano
(Professional Boxer)

01 September 1923

American

Samuel MorseSamuel Morse
(Painter)

27 April 1791

American

Daniela RuahDaniela Ruah
(Actress)

02 December 1983

Portuguese,American

Ralph Waldo EmersionRalph Waldo Emerson
(American Lecturer, Philosopher, Essayist & Poet)

25 May 1803

American

Leonard BernsteinLeonard Bernstein
(Conductor (New York Philharmonic))

25 August 1918

American

John CazaleJohn Cazale
(Actor)

12 August 1935

American

Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson
(Poet)

10 December 1830

American

Sam WaterstonSam Waterston
(Actor)

15 November 1940

American

Jack LemmonJack Lemmon
(American actor)

08 February 1925

American

Jennifer CoolidgeJennifer Coolidge
(Actress)

28 August 1961

American

George StephanopoulosGeorge Stephanopoulos
(Journalist)

10 February 1961

American

Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters
(American broadcaster)

25 September 1929

American

Paul ReverePaul Revere
(Revolutionary)

01 January 1735

American

Dane CookDane Cook
(Stand-up Comedian & Actor)

18 March 1972

American

Samuel AdamsSamuel Adams
(Founding Father of the United States)

27 September 1722

American

Bhumibol AdulyadejBhumibol Adulyadej
(Former King of Thailand)

05 December 1927

Thai,American

Nathaniel HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne
(American Novelist)

04 July 1804

American

Clark GreggClark Gregg
(Actor)

02 April 1962

American

Johnny AppleseedJohnny Appleseed
(Missionary)

26 September 1774

American

Rose KennedyRose Kennedy
(American philanthropist)

22 July 1890

American

Patrick Bouvier KennedyPatrick Bouvier Kennedy
(John F. Kennedy's Son)

07 August 1963

American

John SlatteryJohn Slattery
(Actor)

13 August 1962

American

Jane CurtinJane Curtin
(Actress)

06 September 1947

American

Denis LearyDenis Leary
(Actor)

18 August 1957

American

Misha CollinsMisha Collins
(Actor)

20 August 1974

American

Nicky JamNicky Jam
(Singer)

17 March 1981

American

John HancockJohn Hancock
(Former President of the Continental Congress)

23 January 1737

American

Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.
(Pilot)

25 July 1915

American

Robert WahlbergRobert Wahlberg
(Actor)

18 December 1967

American

Agnes MooreheadAgnes Moorehead
(Actress)

06 December 1900

American

Marcia CrossMarcia Cross
(Actress)

25 March 1962

American

Abigail AdamsAbigail Adams
(Second First Lady of the United States)

11 November 1744

American

William Moulton MarstonWilliam Moulton Marston
(Psychologist)

09 May 1893

American

Joe KeeryJoe Keery
(Actor)

24 April 1992

American

Paul WahlbergPaul Wahlberg
(Chef & Reality TV Star)

American