John Cena, Whitey Bulger, Matt Damon, Mindy Kaling & Eli Roth are some of the celebrities who hail 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.
John CenaJohn Cena
(Wrestler, Rapper)

23 April 1977

West Newbury, Massachusetts, United States

American

Taurus

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

03 September 1929

Dorchester

American

Virgo

Matt DamonMatt Damon
(Actor)

08 October 1970

Cambridge

American

Libra

Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin
(Founding Father of the United States)

17 January 1706

17 April 1790

Boston, Massachusetts Bay

American

Capricorn

Mindy KalingMindy Kaling
(Actress)

24 June 1979

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

American

Cancer

Eli RothEli Roth
(Film Director, Writer)

18 April 1972

Newton, Massachusetts, United States

American

Aries

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

19 January 1809

07 October 1849

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

American

Capricorn

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
(Actor, Singer)

05 June 1971

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S

American

Gemini

Casey AffleckCasey Affleck
(Actor, Director)

12 August 1975

Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States

American

Leo

Elizabeth BanksElizabeth Banks
(Actress, Producer and Director)

10 February 1974

Pittsfield

American

Aquarius

Amy PoehlerAmy Poehler
(American actress)

16 September 1971

Newton

American

Virgo

Kurt RussellKurt Russell

17 March 1951

Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

American

Pisces

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

30 October 1735

04 July 1826

Braintree

American

Scorpio

John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
(Actor, Director, Screenwriter)

20 October 1979

Newton

American

Libra

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
(Writer, Cartoonist)

02 March 1904

24 September 1991

Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

American

Pisces

Jennifer CoolidgeJennifer Coolidge
(Actress)

28 August 1961

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

American

Virgo

James SpadesJames Spader
(Actor)

07 February 1960

Boston, U.S.

American

Aquarius

Uma ThurmanUma Thurman

29 April 1970

Boston

American

Taurus

Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
(Actor)

19 August 1969

Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States

Canadian,American

Leo

Steve CarellSteve Carell
(Actor, Comedian, Director)

16 August 1962

Emerson Hospital, Concord, Massachusetts, United States

American

Leo

Erik Per SullivanErik Per Sullivan
(Actor)

12 July 1991

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

American

Cancer

Leonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy
(Actor, Author, Film Director)

26 March 1931

27 February 2015

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S

American

Aries

Clark GreggClark Gregg
(Actor)

02 April 1962

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

American

Aries

Sam WaterstonSam Waterston
(Actor)

15 November 1940

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

American

Scorpio

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath
(Poet, Novelist, and Writer)

27 October 1932

11 February 1963

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

American

Scorpio

Daniela RuahDaniela Ruah
(Actress)

02 December 1983

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Portuguese,American

Sagittarius

Nicky JamNicky Jam
(Singer)

17 March 1981

Boston, United States

American

Pisces

Henry David ThoreauHenry David Thoreau
(Writer and Philosopher)

12 July 1817

06 May 1862

Concord

American

Cancer

James TaylorJames Taylor

12 March 1948

Boston

American

Pisces

John SlatteryJohn Slattery
(Actor)

13 August 1962

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

American

Leo

John Quincy AdamsJohn Quincy Adams

11 July 1767

23 February 1848

Braintree

American

Cancer

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

25 May 1803

27 April 1882

U.S.

American

Gemini

Robert WahlbergRobert Wahlberg
(Actor)

18 December 1967

Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

American

Sagittarius

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

23 February 1868

27 August 1963

Great Barrington

Ghanaian

Pisces

Rob ZombieRob Zombie
(Musician & Filmmaker)

12 January 1965

Haverhill

American

Capricorn

Donnie WahlbergDonnie Wahlberg
(Actor, Singer, Producer)

17 August 1969

Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States

American

Leo

Bo BurnhamBo Burnham
(Comedian)

21 August 1990

Hamilton, Massachusetts, United States

American

Leo

Bette DavisBette Davis
(Actress)

05 April 1908

06 October 1989

Lowell

American

Aries

Michael BloombergMichael Bloomberg
(Mayor of New York City)

14 February 1942

St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

American

Aquarius

Rocky MarcianoRocky Marciano
(Professional Boxer)

01 September 1923

31 August 1969

Brockton

American

Virgo

Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson
(Poet)

10 December 1830

15 May 1886

Amherst

American

Sagittarius

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

15 February 1820

13 March 1906

Adams

American

Aquarius

Geena DavisGeena Davis
(Actress, Producer, Model)

21 January 1956

Wareham

Aquarius

Paul ReverePaul Revere
(Revolutionary)

01 January 1735

10 May 1818

North End

American

Capricorn

Nathaniel HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne
(American Novelist)

04 July 1804

19 May 1864

Salem, Massachusetts, United States

American

Cancer

Samuel AdamsSamuel Adams
(Founding Father of the United States)

27 September 1722

02 October 1803

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

American

Libra

Michelle PhanMichelle Phan
(Beauty Vlogger, YouTuber)

11 April 1987

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

American

Aries

Jack LemmonJack Lemmon
(American actor)

08 February 1925

27 June 2001

Newton, Massachusetts, U.S.

American

Aquarius

John HancockJohn Hancock
(Former President of the Continental Congress)

23 January 1737

08 October 1793

Quincy, Province of Massachusetts Bay

American

Aquarius

Leonard BernsteinLeonard Bernstein
(Conductor (New York Philharmonic))

25 August 1918

14 October 1990

Lawrence

American

Virgo

Bobby BrownBobby Brown
(Singer-Songwriter)

05 February 1969

Boston

American

Aquarius

Joey GraceffaJoey Graceffa
(YouTuber, Author, Actor)

16 May 1991

Marlborough, Massachusetts

American

Taurus

Aly RaismanAly Raisman
(Gymnast)

25 May 1994

Needham, Massachusetts, United States

American

Gemini

Dane CookDane Cook
(Stand-up Comedian & Actor)

18 March 1972

Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.

American

Pisces

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

11 November 1744

28 October 1818

Greenville

American

Scorpio

Samuel MorseSamuel Morse
(Painter)

27 April 1791

02 April 1872

Charlestown, Boston

American

Taurus

Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters
(American broadcaster)

25 September 1929

Boston

American

Libra

Denis LearyDenis Leary
(Actor)

18 August 1957

Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S

American

Leo

William Lloyd GarrisonWilliam Lloyd Garrison
(Abolitionist)

12 December 1805

24 May 1879

Newburyport

American

Sagittarius

Priscilla ChanPriscilla Chan
(Wife of Mark Zuckerberg)

24 February 1985

Braintree, Massachusetts, United States

American

Pisces

Amy SpangerAmy Spanger
(Actress)

24 August 1971

Newbury, Massachusetts, United States

American

Virgo

Clara BartonClara Barton
(Nurse)

25 December 1821

12 April 1912

North Oxford, Massachusetts, U.S.

American

Capricorn

Eli WhitneyEli Whitney
(American inventor)

08 December 1765

08 January 1825

Westborough

American

Sagittarius

Horace MannHorace Mann
(Educator & Politician)

04 May 1796

02 August 1859

Franklin

American

Taurus

Rose KennedyRose Kennedy

22 July 1890

22 January 1995

Cleveland,New York, U.S.

American

Cancer

Abbie HoffmanAbbie Hoffman
(Anti-War Activist)

30 November 1936

12 April 1989

Worcester

American

Sagittarius

Cecil Blount DeMilleCecil B. DeMille
(Film Director, Producer)

12 August 1881

21 January 1959

Ashfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

American

Leo

Paul WahlbergPaul Wahlberg
(Chef & Reality TV Star)

Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

American

Cotton MatherCotton Mather
(Church Minister)

12 February 1663

13 February 1728

Boston

American

Aquarius

Jane CurtinJane Curtin
(Actress)

06 September 1947

Cambridge, Massachusetts

American

Virgo

Anne SullivanAnne Sullivan
(American Teacher, Instructor)

14 April 1866

20 October 1936

Feeding Hills

Irish,American

Aries

Charles SumnerCharles Sumner
(Politician)

06 January 1811

11 March 1874

Boston

American

Capricorn

John GeoghanJohn Geoghan
(Serial Child Rapist)

04 June 1935

23 August 2003

Boston

American

Gemini

James Abbott McNeill WhistlerJames Abbott McNeill Whistler
(Painter)

11 July 1834

17 July 1903

Lowell

American

Cancer

Anne SextonAnne Sexton
(Poet)

09 November 1928

04 October 1974

Newton, Massachusetts, United States

American

Scorpio

Elizabeth BishopElizabeth Bishop
(Poet)

08 February 1911

06 October 1979

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

American

Aquarius

Paul SamuelsonPaul Samuelson
(Economist)

15 May 1915

13 December 2009

Gary

American

Taurus

Margaret FullerMargaret Fuller

23 May 1810

19 July 1850

Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, U.S

American

Gemini

Lucretia MottLucretia Mott
(Abolitionist, Women's Rights Activist, Social Reformer)

03 January 1793

11 November 1880

Nantucket, Massachusetts, U.S.

American

Capricorn

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
(Writer, Physician)

29 August 1809

07 October 1894

Cambridge

American

Virgo

Paul FarmerPaul Farmer

26 October 1959

North Adams, Massachusetts

American

Scorpio

John CheeverJohn Cheever
(Novelist & Short Story Writer)

27 May 1912

18 June 1982

Quincy

American

Gemini

Elbridge GerryElbridge Gerry
(Former Vice President of the United States)

17 July 1744

23 November 1814

Marblehead

American

Cancer

Taeler HendrixTaeler Hendrix
(Professional Wrestler)

07 June 1989

New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States

American

Gemini

Lucy StoneLucy Stone
(Women's Rights Activist)

13 August 1818

19 October 1893

West Brookfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

American

Leo

John Singleton CopleyJohn Singleton Copley
(Anglo-American painter)

1738 AD

09 September 1815

Boston, United States

American

Simon KuznetsSimon Kuznets
(Economist)

30 April 1901

08 July 1985

Pinsk

American

Taurus

John Greenleaf WhittierJohn Greenleaf Whittier
(Poet)

17 December 1807

07 September 1892

Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States

American

Sagittarius

Daniel Christopher PredaDaniel Christopher Preda
(Instagram Star, Model)

16 December 1992

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

American

Sagittarius

Edward EverettEdward Everett
(Former American senator)

11 April 1794

15 January 1865

Boston, Massachusetts

American

Aries

Maria MitchellMaria Mitchell
(Astronomer)

01 August 1818

28 June 1889

Nantucket

American

Leo

Robert BenchleyRobert Benchley
(Humorist)

15 October 1889

21 September 1945

American

Libra

Mary LyonMary Lyon
(Pioneer in Women's Education)

28 February 1797

05 March 1849

Buckland

American

Pisces

George PeabodyGeorge Peabody
(Entrepreneur & Philanthropist)

18 February 1795

04 November 1869

Danvers

American

Aquarius

Horatio AlgerHoratio Alger
(American writer)

13 January 1832

18 July 1899

Revere

American

Capricorn

Walter GilbertWalter Gilbert
(Biochemist, Physicist, Molecular Biologist)

21 March 1932

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

American

Aries

Eugenia CooneyEugenia Cooney
(YouTuber, Vlogger)

27 July 1994

Connecticut, New England, USA

American

Leo

Marlon WebbMarlon Webb
(Vine Star, Social Media Personality)

10 May 1991

Templeton, Massachusetts, USA

American

Taurus

Acacia BrinleyAcacia Brinley
(Pop Singer)

22 October 1997

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

American

Libra

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