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
(35th President of the United States)

John F. Kennedy
71
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 22, 1963

 2 
John Cena
(One of the Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time)

John Cena
88
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 23, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 3 
Benjamin Franklin
(Founding Father of the United States)

Benjamin Franklin
39
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 17, 1706
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: April 17, 1790
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 4 
Matt Damon
(One of the Highest-grossing Actors of All Time)

Matt Damon
48
Birthdate: October 8, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 5 
Edgar Allan Poe
(Inventor of the 'Detective Fiction' Genre)

Edgar Allan Poe
26
Birthdate: January 19, 1809
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 7, 1849

 6 
John Adams
(2nd President of United States (1797-1801))

John Adams
21
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 30, 1735
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 4, 1826
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 7 
Dr. Seuss
(Children's Author And Illustrator)

Dr. Seuss
43
Birthdate: March 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: September 24, 1991
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 8 
Bo Burnham
(Comedian)

Bo Burnham
43
Birthdate: August 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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 9 
Bette Davis
(Actress)

Bette Davis
13
Birthdate: April 5, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: October 6, 1989
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 10 

Edward Norton
21
Birthdate: August 18, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 11 
Conan O’Brien
(Television Host)

Conan O’Brien
19
Birthdate: April 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 12 
Sylvia Plath
(Famous for Her Books 'The Bell Jar' and 'Ariel')

Sylvia Plath
27
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: February 11, 1963
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 13 
Aly Raisman
(Gymnast)

Aly Raisman
16
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 25, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 14 
Chris Evans
(Portraying the Marvel Comics Character of Captain America)

Chris Evans
54
Birthdate: June 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 15 

Emily Dickinson
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 10, 1830
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 15, 1886

 16 

Mark Wahlberg
58
Birthdate: June 5, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 17 
John Krasinski
(Known For His Role as Jim Halpert on the NBC sitcom 'The Office')

John Krasinski
38
Birthdate: October 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 18 

Rocky Marciano
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 1, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 31, 1969
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 19 
Bill Burr
(Stand-up comedian)

Bill Burr
7
Birthdate: June 10, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 20 
George H. W. Bush
(President of the United States (1989-93))

George H. W. Bush
43
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 12, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 30, 2018
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 21 

Steve Carell
17
Birthdate: August 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 22 
Matthew Perry
(Portrayed Chandler Bing on the TV Sitcom 'Friends')

Matthew Perry
39
Birthdate: August 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 23 
Matt LeBlanc
(Portrayed Joey Tribbiani in the NBC Sitcom 'Friends')

Matt LeBlanc
18
Birthdate: July 25, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 24 
Robert F. Kennedy
(United States Senator, Brother of President John F. Kennedy)

Robert F. Kennedy
16
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 6, 1968
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 25 
James Taylor
(Singer-Songwriter & Musician - One of the Best-Selling Artists of All Time)

James Taylor
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 26 
Susan B. Anthony
(Women’s Rights Activist)

Susan B. Anthony
12
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 15, 1820
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 13, 1906
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 27 

Elizabeth Banks
18
Birthdate: February 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 28 
Uma Thurman
(Actress, Model)

Uma Thurman
25
Birthdate: April 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 29 

Kurt Russell
13
Birthdate: March 17, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 30 
Amy Poehler
(Actress, Comedian)

Amy Poehler
19
Birthdate: September 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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 31 

James Spader
20
Birthdate: February 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 32 
Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Famous For his Essay 'Nature' and Speech Entitled 'The American Scholar')

Ralph Waldo Emerson
11
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 25, 1803
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 27, 1882
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 33 
Henry David Thoreau
(Naturalist, Philosopher & Author Of 'Walden')

Henry David Thoreau
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 12, 1817
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 6, 1862

 34 
Meghan Trainor
(Singer-songwriter)

Meghan Trainor
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 22, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 35 

Jack Lemmon
9
Birthdate: February 8, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 27, 2001
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 36 
Donnie Wahlberg
(Founding Member of The Boy Band 'New Kids on The Block')

Donnie Wahlberg
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 37 
Ellen Pompeo
(Actress)

Ellen Pompeo
23
Birthdate: November 10, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 38 
Mindy Kaling
(Actress, Comedian)

Mindy Kaling
22
Birthdate: June 24, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 39 
Jack Kerouac
(Novelist, Poet)

Jack Kerouac
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 12, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 21, 1969

 40 

Allison Janney
23
Birthdate: November 19, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 41 
Black Dahlia
(Murder Victim)

Black Dahlia
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 15, 1947
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

Lizzie Borden
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 19, 1860
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 1, 1927
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 43 
Nancy Kerrigan
(Figure skater, Actress)

Nancy Kerrigan
14
Birthdate: October 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 44 
Leonard Nimoy
(Known for Playing 'Spock' in The 'Star Trek' Franchise)

Leonard Nimoy
11
Birthdate: March 26, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 27, 2015
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 45 
Barbara Walters
(Producer and Co-Host on the ABC Newsmagazine '20/20')

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

 46 
Kevin Feige
(Film producer)

Kevin Feige
6
Birthdate: June 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 47 

Jennifer Coolidge
23
Birthdate: August 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 48 
Leonard Bernstein
(Composer Whose Best-Known Work is the Broadway Musical 'West Side Story')

Leonard Bernstein
19
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 25, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: October 14, 1990
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 49 
Joe Keery
(Actor)

Joe Keery
45
Birthdate: April 24, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 50 

Casey Affleck
15
Birthdate: August 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)