Actors From Massachusetts

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Massachusetts has produced a number of Actors who have made it big. These include Mark Wahlberg, Matthew Perry, Chris Evans, Steve Carell, John Cena and others.
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Matt Damon
(One of the Highest-Grossing Actors of All Time)
Matt Damon
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Birthdate: October 8, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra

One of the biggest Hollywood stars of his time, Matt Damon is one of the highest-grossing actors of all time. Saving Private Ryan, The Talented Mr Ripley, The Martian and The Departed are some of his notable films. He has also been part of the highly successful Bourne franchise and the Ocean's trilogy.

 2 
Edward Norton
(Actor and Filmmaker Known for His Film ‘Primal Fear’)
Edward Norton
14
Birthdate: August 18, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo

Amongst the most talented actors of his generation, Edward Norton won a Golden Globe Award for his debut film Primal Fear. The formidable actor later went on to work in movies like The Illusionist, The Incredible Hulk, The Birdman and American History X. Norton ventured into film direction with Keeping the Faith. He also supports various environmental and social causes.

 3 
Jack Lemmon
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Birthdate: February 8, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 27, 2001
John Lemmon is best remembered for his Academy Award-winning roles in Mister Roberts and Save the Tiger, and his Emmy-winning performance in Tuesdays with Morrie. His narration in Harry S Truman: A Journey to Independence earned him a Grammy nomination. He collaborated with Walter Matthau in many projects.
 4 
Mark Wahlberg
(Best Known for His Role in Films: 'The Departed', 'The Fighter' and 'Italian Job')
Mark Wahlberg
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Birthdate: June 5, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini

From being a drug dealer to going to prison on the charge of attempted murder, Mark Wahlberg's young life was a troubled one. That is till the time he decided to pull himself out of the mess and live a worthy life. His foray into music began his journey which later took him into the world of television and film.

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Chris Evans
(Portraying the Marvel Comics Character of Captain America)
Chris Evans
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Birthdate: June 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Chris Evans is best known for his role as Captain America in several Marvel films, including The Avengers. He was initially cast in teen films such as Not Another Teen Movie and later also appeared as Human Torch in two Fantastic Four films. He has also appeared on Broadway.
 6 
John Krasinski
(Known For His Role as Jim Halpert on the NBC sitcom 'The Office')
John Krasinski
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Birthdate: October 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
The charming actor John Krasinski is best recognised for playing Jim Halpert in the famous American television show, The Office. Apart from working in numerous other film and television projects as well as commercials, John Krasinski further cemented his position in the entertainment world by branching out into writing, producing and directing movies like The Promised Land and The Hollars.
 7 
Steve Carell
(Actor and Comedian Best Known for His Role of 'Michael Scott' in the NBC Sitcom 'The Office')
Steve Carell
14
Birthdate: August 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo

Recognized as "America's Funniest Man" by Life magazine, Steve Carell is an actor, comedian, and writer. He has starred in several hit comedy films and has received numerous awards, including a Golden Globe. Also popular as a comedic TV actor, he has ventured into production and direction as well. Besides comedy, he also plays dramatic roles.

 8 
Matthew Perry
(Best Known for His Role of 'Chandler Bing' on the TV Sitcom 'Friends')
Matthew Perry
18
Birthdate: August 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo

Matthew Perry gained worldwide popularity for playing the character of Chandler Bing on the television sitcom Friends. The sitcom ran from 1994 to 2004 and remains one of the most popular ones till date. He also starred in other television series and a number of films. He has had issued with vicodin, methadone, amphetamines and alcohol addiction.

 9 
Kurt Russell
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Birthdate: March 17, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces

From being a successful child artist, Kurt Russell became a huge Disney teen star, then smoothly transitioned into more mature roles and gained recognition with television biographical movie, Elvis. The filmography of this charismatic movie star, today, has a series of blockbuster, critically applauded and award winning movies like Escape from New York, Backdraft, The Thing, Tombstone and Miracle

 10 
Matt LeBlanc
(Famous for His Role of 'Joey Tribbiani' in the TV Sitcom 'Friends')
Matt LeBlanc
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Birthdate: July 25, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo

Best known for his performance as Joey in the TV sitcom Friends, Matt LeBlanc was initially told he was too short to be in the modeling industry. Despite the discouragement, he went on to become a model and then established himself as an actor. He is also known for his performance in the sitcom Episodes, for which he won a Golden Globe.

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James Spader
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Birthdate: February 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius

From playing a sexual voyeur to a sadomasochistic boss, James Spader has portrayed a variety of roles, establishing himself as a versatile actor. Despite suffering from strong obsessive-compulsive issues, James Spader has managed to succeed as an actor and hence serves as an inspiration to many who suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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Joe Keery
(Actor and Musician Best Known for His Role as ‘Steve Harrington’ in the TV Series ‘Stranger Things’)
Joe Keery
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Birthdate: April 24, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus

Joe Keery is an American musician and actor. Apart from playing important roles in popular web television series like Stranger Things, Joe Keery also plays a significant role as a contributing musician for the popular psychedelic rock band, Post Animal.

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Leonard Nimoy
(Known for Playing 'Spock' in The 'Star Trek' Franchise)
Leonard Nimoy
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Birthdate: March 26, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 27, 2015
Three-time Emmy nominee Leonard Nimoy is best known for playing the iconic character Spock in the Star Trek franchise, for almost 50 years. Spock became a cult, and even Nimoy’s autobiographies were named after the character. He also appeared in Zombies of the Stratosphere and hosted a documentary series.
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Casey Affleck
(Actor and Filmmaker Best Known for His Academy-Award Winning Film 'Manchester by the Sea')
Casey Affleck
5
Birthdate: August 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo

Actor and director, Casey Affleck has been active in the entertainment industry for over three decades. He developed a love for acting while in school and appeared in many school plays. Encouraged by his drama teacher, he decided to become an actor. After struggling for a few years, he established himself successfully in Hollywood.

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John Cena
(One of the Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time)
John Cena
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Birthdate: April 23, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus

One of the biggest WWE stars of all time, John Cena has bagged 25 championships, with 16 reigns as a world champion since his professional career began two decades back. Apart from wrestling, Cena has also carved a career as an actor and rapper. His significant projects include films The Marine, Trainwreck and Sisters and rap album You Can't See Me.

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Ben Foster
(Actor)
Ben Foster
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Birthdate: October 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Ben Foster is an American actor best known for playing supporting roles in popular films, such as X-Men: The Last Stand, The Mechanic, 3:10 to Yuma, and Lone Survivor. Ben Foster is a self-made man who established himself in the American film industry after being born to restaurateurs. He continues to attract critical appreciation for his unhinged and intense performance.

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B.J. Novak
(Actor)
B.J. Novak
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Birthdate: July 31, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
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John Cazale
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Birthdate: August 12, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 12, 1978

John Cazale is best remembered for his memorable performance as Fredo Corleone in two The Godfather films. Fans also loved him in The Deer Hunter, The Conversation, and Dog Day Afternoon. He also performed in Broadway and off-Broadway plays. He met an untimely death at 42, due to lung cancer.

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Antony Michael Hall
(Best Known for His Leading Role as 'Johnny Smith' in the TV Series 'The Dead Zone')
Antony Michael Hall
4
Birthdate: April 14, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Anthony Michael Hall initially began his career as part of the “Brat Pack” of the 1980s’ movies. He played a geek in Sixteen Candles and later avoided being typecast as one. Audiences loved him as Bill Gates in Pirates of Silicon Valley and as Johnny Smith in The Dead Zone
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Steven Van Zandt
(Singer-Songwriter, Actor and a Member of 'Bruce Springsteen’s E Street' Band)
Steven Van Zandt
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Birthdate: November 22, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Steven Van Zandt is an American singer, musician, songwriter, actor, producer, and activist. Steven is renowned for his association with E Street Band. As a member of the band, Steven was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. Also known for his philanthropic efforts, Steven works with a nonprofit organization called Little Kids Rock.

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Sam Waterston
(Best Known for His Iconic Role as ‘Jack McCoy’ on the NBC TV Series “Law & Order”)
Sam Waterston
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Birthdate: November 15, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Sam Waterston is an American actor, director, and producer. He is popular for his contribution across all three major acting mediums. An active humanitarian, Sam Waterston works closely with organizations, such as Meals on WheelsRefugees International, Oceana, and The United Way. In 2012, he was honored with the Goodermote Humanitarian Award for his support of refugees.

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Jason Mantzoukas
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Birthdate: December 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 23 
Finn Wittrock
(Actor and Screenwriter Known for His Roles in the Films: ‘The Normal Heart’, ‘Noah’ and ‘Unbroken’)
Finn Wittrock
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Birthdate: October 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio

A Juilliard School alumnus, Finn Wittrock is known for his work on stage, films, and TV shows. As an actor and screenwriter, Finn Wittrock has won many awards, including the National Board of Review Award and Theatre World Award.

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Neal McDonough
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Birthdate: February 13, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Clark Gregg
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Birthdate: April 2, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries

Actor, director, and screenwriter Clark Gregg joined the show business after a series of odd jobs. He co-founded the off-Broadway Atlantic Theater Company at the beginning of his career in entertainment and proceeded to join films. He gained international fame for playing Agent Phil Coulson in many Marvel Cinematic Universe films in the 2010s.

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Eli Roth
(Film Director & Screenwriter Known for His Horror Films 'Cabin Fever' & 'Hostel')
Eli Roth
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Birthdate: April 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries

Eli Roth is an American filmmaker and actor. He is known for making controversially bloody and explicitly violent horror films, such as Hostel, for which he has been included in a group of filmmakers called The Splat Pack by journalists. Also known for his fashion sense and workout routine, Roth was voted Most Fit Director by Men's Fitness in 2006.

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Denis Leary
(Actor and Comedian)
Denis Leary
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Birthdate: August 18, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo

Denis Leary is an Irish-American actor, producer, writer, and comedian. Leary is credited with creating popular TV series, such as Rescue Me and Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. Also a humanitarian, Denis Leary established the Leary Firefighters Foundation in 2000. The foundation has been donating money to fire departments in New York City, Boston, and Worcester.

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John Slattery
(Actor and Director Best Known for His Role as ‘Roger Sterling Jr.’ in the TV Series ‘Mad Men’)
John Slattery
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Birthdate: August 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
John Slattery is best known as Roger Sterling from the series Mad Men, a role that earned him multiple Emmy nominations. He has also appeared in Broadway and Off-Broadway plays. Fans also loved him as Howard Stark in Marvel movies such as Iron Man 2, Avengers: Endgame, and Ant-Man.
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Misha Collins
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Castiel’ in the TV Series 'Supernatural')
Misha Collins
3
Birthdate: August 20, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Misha Collins is best known for playing Castiel and other characters in the series Supernatural. He is also a poet and has co-authored a cookbook with his wife. He has established the charity Random Acts and the GISHWHES. He has also written an academic paper on the structure of shapes.
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Jeffrey Donovan
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Michael Westen’ in the TV Series ‘Burn Notice’)
Jeffrey Donovan
3
Birthdate: May 11, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus

Jeffrey Donovan is an American actor. He is known for playing important roles in popular films like Hitch, Changeling, and J. Edgar. Also known for his philanthropic activities, Jeffrey Donovan has been actively supporting several causes and organizations, such as Life Rolls On (LRO), which aims at helping people with spinal cord injuries.

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H. Jon Benjamin
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Birthdate: May 23, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Penn Jillette
(American Magician, Author and One Half of the Magician Duo 'Penn & Teller')
Penn Jillette
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Birthdate: March 5, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces

American magician Penn Jillette is part of the magician duo Penn & Teller, which he formed with fellow magician Teller. A graduate of the Ringling Bros. clown college, he began his career with a Broadway touring show. He has been part of several TV shows and has penned the NYT bestseller God, No!

 33 
Dane Cook
(Stand-Up Comedian and Actor)
Dane Cook
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Birthdate: March 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Dane Cook went from performing in comedy clubs to releasing Retaliation, the highest-charting comedy album in 28 years. Known for his dark and vulgar comedy, he has used social media to build a fan base. Cook has also appeared in films and has lent his voice to the Planes movies. 
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Scott Evans
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Birthdate: September 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
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 35 
James Remar
(American Film and Television Actor)
James Remar
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Birthdate: December 31, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn

James Remar is an American actor best known for playing Harry Morgan in the popular crime drama mystery TV series Dexter, for which he received nominations at the Saturn Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2012, his contribution to the American entertainment industry was honored with the Saturn Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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Jake Lacy
(Known for His Roles in the TV Series: ‘The Office’ and ‘The White Lotus’)
Jake Lacy
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Birthdate: February 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Jake Lacy is best known for his portrayal of Pete Miller in The Office and as Casey Marion Davenport in Better with You. He co-starred with Rooney Mara in the movie Carol. He had started his career as a theater actor, appearing in plays such as A Midsummer Night's Dream.
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Scott Grimes
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Birthdate: July 9, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Michael Chiklis
3
Birthdate: August 30, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Erik Per Sullivan
(American Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Dewey’ in the TV Sitcom ‘Malcolm in the Middle’)
Erik Per Sullivan
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Birthdate: July 12, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer

Erik Per Sullivan is an American former actor best known for playing Dewey in the popular television sitcom, Malcolm in the Middle. For his performance in the series, Sullivan earned a couple of awards at YoungStar Awards and the Young Artist Awards. A multi-talented personality, Sullivan holds a black belt in taekwondo and can play the saxophone and piano.

John Michael Higgins
3
Birthdate: February 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Walter Brennan
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Birthdate: July 25, 1894
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: September 21, 1974

Actor and singer, Walter Brennan, was one of the best known Hollywood actors in the mid-20th century. The veteran actor was the recipient of three Academy Awards, becoming one of only three male actors to do so. In an extensive career spanning almost five decades, he had appeared in over a hundred films and TV shows.

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Alessandro Nivola
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Birthdate: June 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Jonathan Tucker
3
Birthdate: May 31, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
 44 
Hamish Linklater
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Matthew Kimble’ in the TV Series ‘The New Adventures of Old Christine’)
Hamish Linklater
3
Birthdate: July 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer

Hamish Linklater is an American actor known for playing important roles in popular TV series, such as The New Adventures of Old Christine, The Crazy Ones, and Legion. The son of Kristin Linklater, Hamish Linklater followed in the footsteps of his mother to establish himself in the entertainment industry.

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Robert Wahlberg
3
Birthdate: December 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Robert Wahlberg is an American actor known for his appearance in films like The Departed and Mystic River. He is also known as the older brother of Mark and Donnie Wahlberg, both established actors and musicians in the American entertainment industry.

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Michael Dukakis
(65th and 67th Governor of Massachusetts (1975 - 1979, 1983 - 1991))
Michael Dukakis
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Birthdate: November 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio

The 65th governor of Massachusetts Michael Dukakis is a retired politician and lawyer. Dukakis became the second Greek-American governor in the history of the US when he was elected the governor of Massachusetts. His term as governor was marked by a period of economic growth, which was later called The Massachusetts Miracle.

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Bill Burr
(Is an American Comedian, Actor, Writer)
Bill Burr
0
Birthdate: June 10, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
 48 
Jason Nash
(Actor, Comedian, YouTuber)
Jason Nash
3
Birthdate: May 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus

Jason Nash is an American actor, YouTuber, and comedian. He started hogging the limelight in 2010 when he took part in the seventh season of the popular reality television show, Last Comic Standing, where he was a semi-finalist. A multi-talented personality, Nash wrote and directed a web series titled Jason Nash Is Married, which was later adapted into a film.

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Rob Delaney
(Comedian)
Rob Delaney
3
Birthdate: January 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Anthony Carrigan
(Actor, Television actor)
Anthony Carrigan
3
Birthdate: January 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn