Famous People From New York

New York is one of the most highly populated states in the whole of the United States. The state is flocked by tourists from different parts of the world for its beautiful lakes, waterfalls and many other places of interest. During the recent past, several celebrities have put the state of New York on the global map and made its residents proud with their incredible accomplishments. Some of these famous people are role models and their success stories have been inspiring millions of people around the world. Famous politician and ‘Democrat’ leader Hillary Clinton, rappers Jay Z, 50 Cent and Sean Combs (popularly known as P. Diddy), singers Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj and Billy Joel are a few contemporary icons who belong to the state of New York. Hillary Clinton’s contribution to the American society as a political leader is quite well-known world over. Rappers like 50 Cent and Jay Z enjoy a demigod status across the world and many of their songs have been chartbusters. Here are the names of many other celebrities whom you didn’t know hailed from New York.

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 1 Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: February 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 2 Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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 3 Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur.
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: June 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 13, 1996

 4 Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 5 Cardi B

Cardi B.
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: October 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 6 Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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 7 Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Singer, Actress, Dancer
Birthdate: July 24, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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 8 Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr..
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 9 Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: June 30, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 10 Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 11 Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 12 The Notorious B.I.G.

The Notorious B.I.G..
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: March 9, 1997
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 13 Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 3, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 14 Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 26th U.S. President
Birthdate: October 27, 1858
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: January 6, 1919
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 15 Al Pacino

Al Pacino.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 25, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 16 Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington.
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Famous As: American actor
Birthdate: December 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 17 Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: March 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 18 Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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 19 F D Roosevelt

F D Roosevelt.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 32nd President of the United States
Birthdate: January 30, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: April 12, 1945

 20 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player, Basketball Coach
Birthdate: April 16, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 7'2" (218 cm)
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 21 Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 17, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 22 Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: May 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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 23 Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball.
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Famous As: Comedian, Actress
Birthdate: August 6, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 26, 1989

 24 Jay-Z

Jay-Z.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 25 Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter & Television personality
Birthdate: December 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 26 Jon Jones

Jon Jones.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: July 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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 27 Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand.
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Famous As: Singer & Actress
Birthdate: April 24, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 28 Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 21, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 29 Jordan Peele

Jordan Peele
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 30 Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 2, 2014
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 31 Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick.
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: July 26, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 7, 1999
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 32 50 Cent

50 cent.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 6, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 33 Billy Joel

Billy Joel.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 9, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 34 Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Astrophysicist
Birthdate: October 5, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 35 Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon.
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Famous As: Television Host
Birthdate: September 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 36 Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon.
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Birthdate: October 4, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 37 Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld.
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Birthdate: April 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 38 Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 3, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 39 John Williams

John Williams.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: February 8, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 40 Chyna

Chyna.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: December 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: April 20, 2016
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 41 Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball shortstop
Birthdate: July 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 42 Carole King

Carole King.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: February 9, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 43 Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper.
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: June 3, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 44 Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former First Lady of the United States
Birthdate: October 11, 1884
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: November 7, 1962

 45 Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese.
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: November 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 46 Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 8, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 47 Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 31, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 48 Donald Trump

Donald Trump.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 45th U.S. President
Birthdate: June 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 49 DMX

DMX
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 50 Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Astronomer, Astrophysicist, Writer
Birthdate: November 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: December 20, 1996
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