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

Abbie HoffmanAbbie Hoffman
30 November 1936, American
Anti-War Activist

Kurt RussellKurt Russell
17 March 1951, American
 

John CenaJohn Cena
23 April 1977, American
Wrestler, Rapper

Chris EvansChris Evans
13 June 1981, American
Actor
Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971, American
Actor, Singer

Mindy KalingMindy Kaling
24 June 1979, American
Actress

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

Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
19 August 1969, American
Actor
John AdamsJohn Adams
30 October 1735, American
2nd U.S. President

Matt DamonMatt Damon
08 October 1970, American
Actor

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

Ellen PompeoEllen Pompeo
10 November 1969, American
Actress

Steve CarellSteve Carell
16 August 1962, American
Actor
Allison JanneyAllison Janney
19 November 1959, American
Actress

Matt LeBlancMatt LeBlanc
25 July 1967, American
Actor

Bobby BrownBobby Brown
05 February 1969, American
Singer-Songwriter

Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe
19 January 1809, American
Writer
James SpadesJames Spader
07 February 1960, American
Actor

Uma ThurmanUma Thurman
29 April 1970, American
Actress
Bill CampBill Camp
13 October 1961, American
Actor

Geena DavisGeena Davis
21 January 1956, American
Actress, Producer, Model

Donnie WahlbergDonnie Wahlberg
17 August 1969, American
Singer-songwriter
Ted KennedyTed Kennedy
22 February 1932, American
Former US Senator

Meghan TrainorMeghan Trainor
22 December 1993, American
Singer-songwriter
Elizabeth BanksElizabeth Banks
10 February 1974, American
Actress

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
02 March 1904, American
Author

John Quincy AdamsJohn Quincy Adams
11 July 1767, American
 
Conan O’BrienConan O’Brien
18 April 1963, American
Television Host

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Chloë SevignyChloë Sevigny
18 November 1974, American
Actress
Black DahliaBlack Dahlia
29 July 1924, American
Actress

Edward NortonEdward Norton
18 August 1969, American
Actor

Michael BloombergMichael Bloomberg
14 February 1942, American
Mayor of New York City

Casey AffleckCasey Affleck
12 August 1975, American
Actor
Amy PoehlerAmy Poehler
16 September 1971, American
Actress
Finn WittrockFinn Wittrock
28 October 1984, American
Actor

George StephanopoulosGeorge Stephanopoulos
10 February 1961, American
Journalist

Rob ZombieRob Zombie
12 January 1965, American
Musician & Filmmaker

Bette DavisBette Davis
05 April 1908, American
Actress
John CazaleJohn Cazale
12 August 1935, American
Actor

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

Leonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy
26 March 1931, American
Actor

Antony Michael HallAntony Michael Hall
14 April 1968, American
Actor

Rosemary KennedyRosemary Kennedy
13 September 1918, American
John F. Kennedy's Sister
Eliza DushkuEliza Dushku
30 December 1980, Albanian, American
Actress

Paget BrewsterPaget Brewster
10 March 1969, American
Actress
Jack LemmonJack Lemmon
08 February 1925, American
American actor

Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson
10 December 1830, American
Poet

Lizzie BordenLizzie Borden
19 July 1860, American
 
Eli RothEli Roth
18 April 1972, American
Film Director, Writer

Jennifer CoolidgeJennifer Coolidge
28 August 1961, American
Actress
Mike WallaceMike Wallace
09 May 1918, American
Journalist, TV Presenter, Host

Henry David ThoreauHenry David Thoreau
12 July 1817, American
Writer and Philosopher

Susan B. AnthonySusan B. Anthony
15 February 1820, American
Women’s Rights Activist

W. E. B. Du BoisW. E. B. Du Bois
23 February 1868, Ghanaian
Civil Rights Activists

Timothy Francis LearyTimothy Francis Leary
22 October 1920, American
American psychologist
Ralph Waldo EmersionRalph Waldo Emerson
25 May 1803, American
American Lecturer, Philosopher, Essayist & Poet

Ben FosterBen Foster
29 October 1980, American
Actor

Rocky MarcianoRocky Marciano
01 September 1923, American
Professional Boxer

Patrick Bouvier KennedyPatrick Bouvier Kennedy
07 August 1963, American
John F. Kennedy's Son
James TaylorJames Taylor
12 March 1948, American
Singer

Sam WaterstonSam Waterston
15 November 1940, American
Actor
Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters
25 September 1929, American
Journalist

Eunice Kennedy ShriverEunice Kennedy Shriver
10 July 1921, American
Philanthropist

Sheldon AdelsonSheldon Adelson
04 August 1933, American
Chief Executive Officer of Las Vegas Sands
ClairoClairo
18 August 1998, American
Record Producer

Maura TierneyMaura Tierney
03 February 1965, American
Actress
Bo BurnhamBo Burnham
21 August 1990, American
Comedian

Misha CollinsMisha Collins
20 August 1974, American
Actor

John SlatteryJohn Slattery
13 August 1962, American
Actor
Reed HastingsReed Hastings
08 October 1960, American
Co-Founder of Net Flix

Jeffrey DonovanJeffrey Donovan
11 May 1968, American
Actor
Jake LacyJake Lacy
14 February 1985, American
Actor

Bhumibol AdulyadejBhumibol Adulyadej
05 December 1927, Thai, American
Former King of Thailand

Dane CookDane Cook
18 March 1972, American
Stand-up Comedian & Actor

Clark GreggClark Gregg
02 April 1962, American
Actor
Jane CurtinJane Curtin
06 September 1947, American
Actress
David SouterDavid Souter
17 September 1939, American
Retired Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

Hamish LinklaterHamish Linklater
07 July 1976, American
Actor

Joe KeeryJoe Keery
24 April 1992, American
Actor

Nancy KerriganNancy Kerrigan
13 October 1969, American
American actress
Aly RaismanAly Raisman
25 May 1994, American
Gymnast

CarmellaCarmella
23 October 1987, American
WWE Wrestler

Erik Per SullivanErik Per Sullivan
12 July 1991, American
Actor

Michelle ThomasMichelle Thomas
23 September 1968, American
Actress

Brad FalchukBrad Falchuk
1971 AD, American
Screenwriter, Director
Daniela RuahDaniela Ruah
02 December 1983, Portuguese, American
Actress

Leonard BernsteinLeonard Bernstein
25 August 1918, American
Conductor (New York Philharmonic)
Abigail AdamsAbigail Adams
11 November 1744, American
Second First Lady of the United States

Denis LearyDenis Leary
18 August 1957, American
Actor
Corey LewandowskiCorey Lewandowski
18 September 1973, American
American commentator
John F. KellyJohn F. Kelly
11 May 1950, American
Former White House Chief of Staff