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 F. KennedyJohn F. Kennedy
29 May 1917, American
35th President of the United States
Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971, American
Actor, Singer

John AdamsJohn Adams
30 October 1735, American
2nd U.S. President

George H. W. BushGeorge H. W. Bush
12 June 1924, American
41st U.S. President

Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin
17 January 1706, British, American
Founding Father of the United States

John CenaJohn Cena
23 April 1977, American
Wrestler, Rapper
Steve CarellSteve Carell
16 August 1962, American
Actor

John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
20 October 1979, American
Actor, Director, Screenwriter

Robert F. KennedyRobert F. Kennedy
20 November 1925, American
Brother of President John F. Kennedy
Matt DamonMatt Damon
08 October 1970, American
Actor

Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
19 August 1969, American
Actor
Elizabeth BanksElizabeth Banks
10 February 1974, American
Actress

Kurt RussellKurt Russell
17 March 1951, American
 

Mindy KalingMindy Kaling
24 June 1979, American
Actress

Matt LeBlancMatt LeBlanc
25 July 1967, American
Actor

Uma ThurmanUma Thurman
29 April 1970, American
Actress
Susan B. AnthonySusan B. Anthony
15 February 1820, American
Women’s Rights Activist

James SpadesJames Spader
07 February 1960, American
Actor

Ellen PompeoEllen Pompeo
10 November 1969, American
Actress

John Quincy AdamsJohn Quincy Adams
11 July 1767, American
 
Amy PoehlerAmy Poehler
16 September 1971, American
Actress

Donnie WahlbergDonnie Wahlberg
17 August 1969, American
Singer-songwriter
Edward NortonEdward Norton
18 August 1969, American
Actor

Allison JanneyAllison Janney
19 November 1959, American
Actress

Ted KennedyTed Kennedy
22 February 1932, American
Former US Senator
Geena DavisGeena Davis
21 January 1956, American
Actress, Producer, Model

W. E. B. Du BoisW. E. B. Du Bois
23 February 1868, Ghanaian
Civil Rights Activists
Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe
19 January 1809, American
Writer

Paget BrewsterPaget Brewster
10 March 1969, American
Actress

Bobby BrownBobby Brown
05 February 1969, American
Singer-Songwriter
Black DahliaBlack Dahlia
29 July 1924, American
Actress

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Bette DavisBette Davis
05 April 1908, American
Actress
Henry David ThoreauHenry David Thoreau
12 July 1817, American
Writer and Philosopher

Casey AffleckCasey Affleck
12 August 1975, American
Actor

Chirlane McCrayChirlane McCray
29 November 1954, American
Writer, Social Activist

Michael BloombergMichael Bloomberg
14 February 1942, American
Mayor of New York City
James TaylorJames Taylor
12 March 1948, American
Singer
Leonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy
26 March 1931, American
Actor

Chloë SevignyChloë Sevigny
18 November 1974, American
Actress

John CazaleJohn Cazale
12 August 1935, American
Actor

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
02 March 1904, American
Author
Ralph Waldo EmersionRalph Waldo Emerson
25 May 1803, American
American Lecturer, Philosopher, Essayist & Poet

Ben FosterBen Foster
29 October 1980, American
Actor

Eliza DushkuEliza Dushku
30 December 1980, Albanian, American
Actress

Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters
25 September 1929, American
Journalist

Albert PikeAlbert Pike
29 December 1809, American
Military Leader
Peter NavarroPeter Navarro
15 July 1949, American
Economist

Lizzie BordenLizzie Borden
19 July 1860, American
 
Rosemary KennedyRosemary Kennedy
13 September 1918, American
John F. Kennedy's Sister

Rob ZombieRob Zombie
12 January 1965, American
Musician & Filmmaker

Clark GreggClark Gregg
02 April 1962, American
Actor
Brad FalchukBrad Falchuk
1971 AD, American
Screenwriter, Director

Priscilla ChanPriscilla Chan
24 February 1985, American
Wife of Mark Zuckerberg
Jennifer CoolidgeJennifer Coolidge
28 August 1961, American
Actress

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath
27 October 1932, American
Poet, Novelist, and Writer

Reed HastingsReed Hastings
08 October 1960, American
Co-Founder of Net Flix

Michael DukakisMichael Dukakis
03 November 1933, American
Former Governor of Massachusetts

Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson
10 December 1830, American
Poet
Jack LemmonJack Lemmon
08 February 1925, American
American actor

Chris FischerChris Fischer
19 August 1980, American
Chef

Nicky JamNicky Jam
17 March 1981, American
Singer

Meghan TrainorMeghan Trainor
22 December 1993, American
Singer-songwriter
Rocky MarcianoRocky Marciano
01 September 1923, American
Professional Boxer

Maura TierneyMaura Tierney
03 February 1965, American
Actress
Sam WaterstonSam Waterston
15 November 1940, American
Actor

Mike WallaceMike Wallace
09 May 1918, American
Journalist, TV Presenter, Host

Aly RaismanAly Raisman
25 May 1994, American
Gymnast
Dane CookDane Cook
18 March 1972, American
Stand-up Comedian & Actor

Michelle ThomasMichelle Thomas
23 September 1968, American
Actress
Jane CurtinJane Curtin
06 September 1947, American
Actress

Eunice Kennedy ShriverEunice Kennedy Shriver
10 July 1921, American
Philanthropist

Joe KeeryJoe Keery
24 April 1992, American
Actor
John SlatteryJohn Slattery
13 August 1962, American
Actor

George StephanopoulosGeorge Stephanopoulos
10 February 1961, American
Journalist
Eli RothEli Roth
18 April 1972, American
Film Director, Writer

Bo BurnhamBo Burnham
21 August 1990, American
Comedian

Crispus AttucksCrispus Attucks
1723 AD, American
First person killed during the Boston Massacre

Patrick Bouvier KennedyPatrick Bouvier Kennedy
07 August 1963, American
John F. Kennedy's Son
Sheldon AdelsonSheldon Adelson
04 August 1933, American
Chief Executive Officer of Las Vegas Sands
Daniela RuahDaniela Ruah
02 December 1983, Portuguese, American
Actress

Kristian AlfonsoKristian Alfonso
05 September 1963, American
Actress, Model

Nancy KerriganNancy Kerrigan
13 October 1969, American
American actress

Jeffrey DonovanJeffrey Donovan
11 May 1968, American
Actor
Jason NashJason Nash
04 May 1974, American
Actor, Comedian, YouTuber

Paige TurcoPaige Turco
17 May 1965, American
Actress

Agnes MooreheadAgnes Moorehead
06 December 1900, American
Actress

Katya ZamolodchikovaKatya Zamolodchikova
01 May 1982, American
Drag Queens

James RemarJames Remar
31 December 1953, American
Actor
Denis LearyDenis Leary
18 August 1957, American
Actor

Samuel AdamsSamuel Adams
27 September 1722, American
Founding Father of the United States
Jake LacyJake Lacy
14 February 1985, American
Actor

John F. KellyJohn F. Kelly
11 May 1950, American
Former White House Chief of Staff
Abigail AdamsAbigail Adams
11 November 1744, American
Second First Lady of the United States
Ram DassRam Dass
06 April 1931, American
Spiritual Teacher