Famous People From New York

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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
(Basketball player)
Michael Jordan
101
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 2 
Scarlett Johansson
(Actress Known for Her Films: 'Marriage Story', 'Jojo Rabbit' and Her Role of 'Black Widow' in MCU Films)
Scarlett Johansson
218
Birthdate: November 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 3 
Tom Cruise
(One of the Highest-Grossing Box Office Stars of All Time)
Tom Cruise
156
Birthdate: July 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Tupac Shakur
( 100 Greatest Artists of All Time by Rolling Stone)
Tupac Shakur
195
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 13, 1996
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 5 
Lady Gaga
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists & Only Female to Achieve 4 Singles that Sold 10 Million Copies Globally)
Lady Gaga
200
Birthdate: March 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 6 
Jennifer Lopez
(Singer, Actress, Dancer)
Jennifer Lopez
124
Birthdate: July 24, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Robert Downey Jr.
94
Birthdate: April 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 8 
Stan Lee
(Primary Creative Leader of Marvel Comics and Characters such as 'Spider-Man', 'X-Men' and 'Iron Man')
Stan Lee
53
Birthdate: December 28, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: November 12, 2018
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 9 
Mike Tyson
(One of the Greatest Heavyweight Boxers of All Time and First to Simultaneously Hold WBA, WBC & IBF Titles)
Mike Tyson
71
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 30, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 10 
Mark Zuckerberg
(Co-founder of Facebook)
Mark Zuckerberg
280
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 11 
F. D. Roosevelt
(32nd President of the United States)
F. D. Roosevelt
37
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 30, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: April 12, 1945
 12 
Adam Sandler
(Known for His Leading Roles in Auteur Films)
Adam Sandler
99
Birthdate: September 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Theodore Roosevelt
(26th President of the United States (1901-1909))
Theodore Roosevelt
48
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 27, 1858
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: January 6, 1919
 14 
Aaliyah
(Best Known as 'Princess of R&B' & 'Queen of Urban Pop')
Aaliyah
96
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 16, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 25, 2001
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 15 
Anne Hathaway
(Academy Award-Winning Actress Known for Her Films: 'Les Misérables', 'The Devil Wears Prada', 'Rachel Getting Married')
Anne Hathaway
60
Birthdate: November 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 16 
The Notorious B.I.G.
(One of the Greatest Rappers of All Time)
The Notorious B.I.G.
60
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: March 9, 1997
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 17 
Robert De Niro
(One of the Best and Most Eccentric Actors of His Generation)
Robert De Niro
63
Birthdate: August 17, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 18 
Al Pacino
(One of the Few Actors To Achieve the 'Triple Crown of Acting' )
Al Pacino
47
Birthdate: April 25, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
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 19 
Eddie Murphy
38
Birthdate: April 3, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 20 
Mariah Carey
(First Artist to Have Her First Five Singles Reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100)
Mariah Carey
86
Birthdate: March 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 21 
Denzel Washington
(One of the Most Profound Actors Best Known for His Academy Award Winning Movie 'Training Day')
Denzel Washington
45
Birthdate: December 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 22 
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(One of the Best Players in NBA History)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
28
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 16, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 7'2" (218 cm)
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 23 
Mel Gibson
(Known For His Action Hero Roles)
Mel Gibson
50
Birthdate: January 3, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 24 
Lucille Ball
(Actress and Comedienne Best Known for Her Shows: 'I Love Lucy', 'The Lucy Show' and 'Here's Lucy')
Lucille Ball
48
Birthdate: August 6, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 26, 1989
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Marisa Tomei
(Actress)
Marisa Tomei
36
Birthdate: December 4, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 26 
50 Cent
(Rapper)
50 Cent
34
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 6, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 27 
Alicia Keys
(Singer, Actress)
Alicia Keys
48
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 28 
Jay-Z
(One of the Most Influential Hip-Hop Artists in History)
Jay-Z
54
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 29 
Anthony Bourdain
(American Celebrity Chef and TV Personality)
Anthony Bourdain
43
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: June 25, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 8, 2018
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 30 
Rob Gronkowski
(American Former Football Tight End)
Rob Gronkowski
31
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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 31 
Barbra Streisand
(One of the Few Performers Who Have Been Awarded an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT))
Barbra Streisand
49
Birthdate: April 24, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
 32 
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
(Actress and Comedian Known for Her Work in 'Saturday Night Live' and the TV Sitcom 'Seinfeld')
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
34
Birthdate: January 13, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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 33 
Christina Aguilera
(American Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Four-Octave Vocal Range)
Christina Aguilera
39
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 34 
Billy Joel
(Singer, Composer)
Billy Joel
26
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 9, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 35 
Jerry Seinfeld
(Actor & Stand-up Comedian Known for Creating and Starring in the NBC Sitcom 'Seinfeld')
Jerry Seinfeld
59
Birthdate: April 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 36 
Jimmy Fallon
(Actor, Comedian and Host of the Late-Night Talk Show ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’)
Jimmy Fallon
38
Birthdate: September 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 37 
Jordan Peele
(Actor and Comedian Known for His Comedy Sketch Series 'Key & Peele' and 'Mad TV')
Jordan Peele
23
Birthdate: February 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 38 
Kirk Douglas
(17th-greatest male star of Classic Hollywood cinema)
Kirk Douglas
25
Birthdate: December 9, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 5, 2020
 39 
Stanley Kubrick
(One of the Greatest Filmmakers in Cinematic History)
Stanley Kubrick
33
Birthdate: July 26, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 7, 1999
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 40 
Christopher Walken
(Actor Best Known for His Films: 'The Deer Hunter', 'Catch Me If You Can' and 'Pulp Fiction’)
Christopher Walken
14
Birthdate: March 31, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 41 
Jane Fonda
(Actress)
Jane Fonda
34
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: December 21, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 42 
Sigourney Weaver
(American Actress and an Influential Figure in Science Fiction and Popular Culture)
Sigourney Weaver
16
Birthdate: October 8, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
 43 
Chyna
(Professional Wrestler Best Known as 'The Most Dominant Female Competitor of All Time')
Chyna
28
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: April 17, 2016
 44 
John D. Rockefeller
(American Businessman and Founder of the 'Standard Oil Company')
John D. Rockefeller
26
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 8, 1839
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 23, 1937
 45 
Jon Jones
(American Professional Mixed Martial Artist and Former Two-Time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion)
Jon Jones
25
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 46 
Martin Scorsese
(Director, Producer and One of the Major Figures of the 'New Hollywood' Era)
Martin Scorsese
15
Birthdate: November 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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 47 
Neil deGrasse Tyson
(American Astrophysicist, Planetary Scientist and Science Communicator)
Neil deGrasse Tyson
33
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 5, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 48 
Mel Brooks
(Actor, Comedian And Filmmaker)
Mel Brooks
16
Birthdate: June 28, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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 49 
Jean-Michel Basquiat
(American Artist Who Became Popular During the 1980s as Part of the Neo-Expressionism Movement)
Jean-Michel Basquiat
19
Birthdate: December 22, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 12, 1988
 50 
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(Actor Best Known for His Films: 'Capote' and 'Charlie Wilson's War')
Philip Seymour Hoffman
24
Birthdate: July 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 2, 2014
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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