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 KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
(Actor, Director, Screenwriter)

20 October 1979

Newton

American

Libra

John CenaJohn Cena
(Wrestler, Rapper)

23 April 1977

West Newbury, Massachusetts, United States

American

Taurus

Allison JanneyAllison Janney
(Actress)

19 November 1959

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

American

Scorpio

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
(Actor, Singer)

05 June 1971

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S

American

Gemini

Uma ThurmanUma Thurman

29 April 1970

Boston

American

Taurus

Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
(Actor)

19 August 1969

Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States

American

Leo

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

Steve CarellSteve Carell
(Actor, Comedian, Director)

16 August 1962

Emerson Hospital, Concord, Massachusetts, United States

American

Leo

Kurt RussellKurt Russell

17 March 1951

Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

American

Pisces

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
(Writer, Cartoonist)

02 March 1904

24 September 1991

Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

American

Pisces

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

30 October 1735

04 July 1826

Braintree

American

Scorpio

James SpadesJames Spader
(Actor)

07 February 1960

Boston, U.S.

American

Aquarius

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

19 January 1809

07 October 1849

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

American

Capricorn

Ellen PompeoEllen Pompeo
(Actress)

10 November 1969

Everett, Massachusetts

American

Scorpio

Amy PoehlerAmy Poehler
(American actress)

16 September 1971

Newton

American

Virgo

Elizabeth BanksElizabeth Banks
(Actress, Producer and Director)

10 February 1974

Pittsfield

American

Aquarius

Edward NortonEdward Norton
(Actor)

18 August 1969

Boston, Massachusetts

American

Leo

George PeabodyGeorge Peabody
(Entrepreneur & Philanthropist)

18 February 1795

04 November 1869

Danvers

American

Aquarius

Meghan TrainorMeghan Trainor
(Singer-songwriter)

22 December 1993

Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States

American

Sagittarius

Bette DavisBette Davis
(Actress)

05 April 1908

06 October 1989

Lowell

American

Aries

Donnie WahlbergDonnie Wahlberg
(Actor, Singer, Producer)

17 August 1969

Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States

American

Leo

Casey AffleckCasey Affleck
(Actor, Director)

12 August 1975

Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States

American

Leo

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

03 September 1929

Dorchester

American

Virgo

John Quincy AdamsJohn Quincy Adams

11 July 1767

23 February 1848

Braintree

American

Cancer

Henry David ThoreauHenry David Thoreau
(Writer and Philosopher)

12 July 1817

06 May 1862

Concord

American

Cancer

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

23 February 1868

27 August 1963

Great Barrington

Ghanaian

Pisces

Black DahliaBlack Dahlia
(Actress)

29 July 1924

15 January 1947

Hyde Park, Boston, Massachusetts

American

Leo

Geena DavisGeena Davis
(Actress, Producer, Model)

21 January 1956

Wareham

American

Aquarius

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath
(Poet, Novelist, and Writer)

27 October 1932

11 February 1963

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

American

Scorpio

Sam WaterstonSam Waterston
(Actor)

15 November 1940

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

American

Scorpio

John CazaleJohn Cazale
(Actor)

12 August 1935

12 March 1978

Revere, Massachusetts

American

Leo

Leonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy
(Actor, Author, Film Director)

26 March 1931

27 February 2015

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S

American

Aries

Bobby BrownBobby Brown
(Singer-Songwriter)

05 February 1969

Boston

American

Aquarius

James TaylorJames Taylor

12 March 1948

Boston

American

Pisces

Dane CookDane Cook
(Stand-up Comedian & Actor)

18 March 1972

Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.

American

Pisces

Bo BurnhamBo Burnham
(Comedian)

21 August 1990

Hamilton, Massachusetts, United States

American

Leo

Aly RaismanAly Raisman
(Gymnast)

25 May 1994

Needham, Massachusetts, United States

American

Gemini

Michael BloombergMichael Bloomberg
(Mayor of New York City)

14 February 1942

St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

American

Aquarius

Rob ZombieRob Zombie
(Musician & Filmmaker)

12 January 1965

Haverhill

American

Capricorn

Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson
(Poet)

10 December 1830

15 May 1886

Amherst

American

Sagittarius

Eli RothEli Roth
(Film Director, Writer)

18 April 1972

Newton, Massachusetts, United States

American

Aries

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

15 February 1820

13 March 1906

Adams

American

Aquarius

Rose KennedyRose Kennedy
(American philanthropist)

22 July 1890

22 January 1995

Cleveland,New York, U.S.

American

Cancer

Jennifer CoolidgeJennifer Coolidge
(Actress)

28 August 1961

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

American

Virgo

Daniela RuahDaniela Ruah
(Actress)

02 December 1983

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Portuguese,American

Sagittarius

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

25 May 1803

27 April 1882

U.S.

American

Gemini

Jack LemmonJack Lemmon
(American actor)

08 February 1925

27 June 2001

Newton, Massachusetts, U.S.

American

Aquarius

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

07 August 1963

09 August 1963

Bourne, Massachusetts, United States

American

Leo

Clark GreggClark Gregg
(Actor)

02 April 1962

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

American

Aries

Rocky MarcianoRocky Marciano
(Professional Boxer)

01 September 1923

31 August 1969

Brockton

American

Virgo

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

11 November 1744

28 October 1818

Greenville

American

Scorpio

Leonard BernsteinLeonard Bernstein
(Conductor (New York Philharmonic))

25 August 1918

14 October 1990

Lawrence

American

Virgo

Adam GranducielAdam Granduciel
(Guitarist)

15 February 1979

Dover, Massachusetts

American

Aquarius

Paul ReverePaul Revere
(Revolutionary)

01 January 1735

10 May 1818

North End

American

Capricorn

Joe KeeryJoe Keery
(Actor)

24 April 1992

Newburyport, Massachusetts

American

Taurus

Nicky JamNicky Jam
(Singer)

17 March 1981

Boston, United States

American

Pisces

John SlatteryJohn Slattery
(Actor)

13 August 1962

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

American

Leo

Samuel AdamsSamuel Adams
(Founding Father of the United States)

27 September 1722

02 October 1803

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

American

Libra

Nathaniel HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne
(American Novelist)

04 July 1804

19 May 1864

Salem, Massachusetts, United States

American

Cancer

Misha CollinsMisha Collins
(Actor)

20 August 1974

Boston

American

Leo

Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters
(American broadcaster)

25 September 1929

Boston

American

Libra

Denis LearyDenis Leary
(Actor)

18 August 1957

Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S

American

Leo

Clara BartonClara Barton
(Nurse)

25 December 1821

12 April 1912

North Oxford, Massachusetts, U.S.

American

Capricorn

John HancockJohn Hancock
(Former President of the Continental Congress)

23 January 1737

08 October 1793

Quincy, Province of Massachusetts Bay

American

Aquarius

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

12 August 1881

21 January 1959

Ashfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

American

Leo

Agnes MooreheadAgnes Moorehead
(Actress)

06 December 1900

30 April 1974

Clinton, Massachusetts, United States

American

Sagittarius

Robert WahlbergRobert Wahlberg
(Actor)

18 December 1967

Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

American

Sagittarius

Johnny AppleseedJohnny Appleseed
(Missionary)

26 September 1774

18 March 1845

Leominster, Massachusetts

American

Libra

Jason NashJason Nash
(Actor, Comedian, YouTuber)

04 May 1974

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

American

Taurus

Lee RemickLee Remick
(Actress)

14 December 1935

02 July 1991

Quincy, Massachusetts

American

Sagittarius

Marcia CrossMarcia Cross
(Actress)

25 March 1962

Marlborough, Massachusetts

American

Aries

Eli WhitneyEli Whitney
(American inventor)

08 December 1765

08 January 1825

Westborough

American

Sagittarius

Anne SullivanAnne Sullivan
(American Teacher, Instructor)

14 April 1866

20 October 1936

Feeding Hills

American

Aries

Erik Per SullivanErik Per Sullivan
(Actor)

12 July 1991

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

American

Cancer

Abbie HoffmanAbbie Hoffman
(Anti-War Activist)

30 November 1936

12 April 1989

Worcester

American

Sagittarius

William Lloyd GarrisonWilliam Lloyd Garrison
(Abolitionist)

12 December 1805

24 May 1879

Newburyport

American

Sagittarius

Samuel MorseSamuel Morse
(Painter)

27 April 1791

02 April 1872

Charlestown, Boston

American

Taurus

Crispus AttucksCrispus Attucks
(First person killed during the Boston Massacre)

1723 AD

1770 AD

Framingham, Massachusetts, United States

American

Jane CurtinJane Curtin
(Actress)

06 September 1947

Cambridge, Massachusetts

American

Virgo