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
71
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: February 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 2 Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson
177
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 3 Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise
101
Famous As: One of the Highest-Grossing Box Office Stars of All Time
Birthdate: July 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 4 Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur
145
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time by Rolling Stone
Birthdate: June 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 13, 1996
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 5 Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga
165
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Actress
Birthdate: March 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 6 Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez
98
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Actress, Dancer
Birthdate: July 24, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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 7 Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr.
60
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 8 Stan Lee

Stan Lee
37
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Comic book writer
Birthdate: December 28, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: November 12, 2018
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 9 Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg
232
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Co-founder of Facebook
Birthdate: May 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 10 Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson
59
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: First Heavyweight Boxer to Simultaneously Hold the WBA, WBC & IBF Titles
Birthdate: June 30, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 11 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

 12 Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler
59
Famous As: Known for His Leading Roles in Auteur Films
Birthdate: September 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 13 Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt
36
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 26th President of the United States (1901-1909)
Birthdate: October 27, 1858
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: January 6, 1919

 14 Aaliyah

Aaliyah
82
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 16, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 25, 2001
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 15 Anne Hathaway

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

 16 The Notorious B.I.G.

The Notorious B.I.G.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: One of the Greatest Rappers of All Time
Birthdate: May 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: March 9, 1997
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 17 Al Pacino

Al Pacino
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Famous As: One of the Few Actors To Achieve the 'Triple Crown of Acting'
Birthdate: April 25, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus

 18 Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey
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Famous As: One of The Best-Selling Music Artists of All Time
Birthdate: March 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 19 Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 20 Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy
30
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 3, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 21 Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro
34
Famous As: Vito Corleone in Crime Epic The Godfather Part II
Birthdate: August 17, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 22 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: One of the Best Players in NBA History
Birthdate: April 16, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 7'2" (218 cm)
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 23 Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 6, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 26, 1989
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 24 Marisa Tomei

Marisa Tomei
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 4, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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 25 Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Actress
Birthdate: January 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 26 Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain
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Listed In: Food Experts
Famous As: Celebrity Chef, TV Personality
Birthdate: June 25, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 8, 2018
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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 27 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)

 28 Jay-Z

Jay-Z
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 29 Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski
26
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Tight End
Birthdate: May 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus

 30 Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson
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Famous As: Known For His Action Hero Roles
Birthdate: January 3, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 31 Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer & Actress
Birthdate: April 24, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus

 32 Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Known for Her Four-Octave Vocal Range
Birthdate: December 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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 33 Billy Joel

Billy Joel
17
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer, Composer
Birthdate: May 9, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 34 Jordan Peele

Jordan Peele
12
Famous As: Actor, Comedian, Director
Birthdate: February 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 35 Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Julia Louis-Dreyfus
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Famous As: Known for Her Work in 'Saturday Night Live'
Birthdate: January 13, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 36 Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld
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Famous As: Actor & Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: April 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 37 Jon Jones

Jon Jones
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: July 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 38 Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas
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Famous As: 17th-greatest male star of Classic Hollywood cinema
Birthdate: December 9, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 5, 2020

 39 Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon
21
Famous As: Television Host
Birthdate: September 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 40 Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 21, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 41 Susan Sarandon

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

 42 Christopher Walken

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

 43 John D. Rockefeller

John D. Rockefeller
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: July 8, 1839
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 23, 1937

 44 Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese
11
Famous As: Director, Producer
Birthdate: November 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 45 Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver
11
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 8, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra

 46 Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson
21
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Astrophysicist
Birthdate: October 5, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 47 Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat
15
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: December 22, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 12, 1988

 48 Chyna

Chyna
20
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: December 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: April 17, 2016
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 49 Steven Tyler

Steven Tyler
10
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 26, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries

 50 John Williams

John Williams
16
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: February 8, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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