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1. Adrien Brody Adrien Brody Actor, The Pianist Adrien Nicholas Brody was born in Woodhaven, Queens, New York, the only child of retired history professor Elliot Brody and Hungarian-born photographer Sylvia Plachy. He accompanied his mother on assignments for the Village Voice, and credits her with making him feel comfortable in front of the camera...
2. Elizabeth Perkins Elizabeth Perkins Actress, Weeds Elizabeth Ann Perkins was born on November 18, 1960, in the borough of Queens, New York, and was raised in Vermont. Her mother, Jo Williams, was a concert pianist and drug treatment counselor, and her father, James Perkins, was a businessman, farmer, and writer. She is of Greek and English descent. Perkins studied acting at Chicago's Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University for three years...
3. Jon Favreau Jon Favreau Producer, Chef Initially an indie film favorite, actor Jon Favreau has progressed to strong mainstream visibility into the millennium and, after nearly two decades in the business, is still enjoying character stardom as well as earning notice as a writer/producer/director. The amiable, husky-framed actor with the tight...
4. Harvey Weinstein Harvey Weinstein Producer, Shakespeare in Love Harvey Weinstein was born on March 19, 1952 in Flushing, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. He is a film producer, known for Pulp Fiction, Shakespeare in Love and Gangs of New York. He is now separated from his wife Georgina Chapman and was previously married to Eve Chilton Weinstein.
5. Martin Scorsese Martin Scorsese Director, Taxi Driver Martin Charles Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York City, to Catherine Scorsese (née Cappa) and Charles Scorsese, who both worked in Manhattan's garment district, and whose families both came from Palermo, Sicily. He was raised in the neighborhood of Little Italy, which later provided the inspiration for several of his films...
6. Lucy Liu Lucy Liu Actress, Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Born to immigrants in Queens, New York, Lucy Liu has always tried to balance an interest in her cultural heritage with a desire to move beyond a strictly Asian-American experience. Lucy's mother, Cecilia, a biochemist, is from Beijing, and her father, Tom Liu, a civil engineer, is from Shanghai. Once relegated to "ethnic" parts...
7. Peter Facinelli Peter Facinelli Actor, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Peter Facinelli was born in Queens, New York, the youngest child of Bruna (Reich) and Pierino Facinelli, a waiter. His parents are Italian immigrants, originally from Trentino, Northern Italy. He has three sisters. Peter was educated at St. Francis Preparatory School in Fresh Meadows, New York, and went on to attend St...
8. David Krumholtz David Krumholtz Actor, The Deuce
9. Dina Meyer Dina Meyer Actress, Starship Troopers Dina Meyer is an American film and television actress best known for her roles as Barbara Gordon in Birds of Prey, Dizzy Flores in Starship Troopers and Detective Allison Kerry in the Saw installments. Meyer started acting in 1993, with her first major role playing Lucinda Nicholson in the TV series Beverly Hills...
10. Christopher Walken Christopher Walken Actor, The Deer Hunter Nervous-looking lead and supporting actor of the American stage and films, with sandy colored hair, pale complexion and a somewhat nervous disposition. He won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Deer Hunter, and has been seen in mostly supporting roles, often portraying psychologically unstable characters...
11. Lori Loughlin Lori Loughlin Actress, Summerland Lori Loughlin is an American actress who was born on July 28, 1964 in Queens, New York, USA. She was a junior lifeguard before becoming an actress. Lori began her career at the age of 12 as a print model. During her early teen years she appeared in television commercials and was frequently seen in national print advertisements...
12. Debi Mazar Debi Mazar Actress, Empire Records
13. Rosemarie DeWitt Rosemarie DeWitt Actress, Rachel Getting Married
14. Amy Ryan Amy Ryan Actress, Gone Baby Gone Amy Ryan was born on May 3, 1969 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Amy Beth Dziewiontkowski. She is an actress, known for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Gone Baby Gone and Escape Plan. She has been married to Eric Slovin since August 23, 2011. They have one child.
15. Drea de Matteo Drea de Matteo Actress, The Sopranos Andrea Donna de Matteo, called Drea (pronounced "dray"), was born on January 19, 1972 in Queens, New York, into an affluent family, the youngest of three children and the only girl. She is the daughter of Donna, a playwright and playwriting teacher at HB Studio in New York, and Albert A. De Matteo, a furniture manufacturer...
16. Steven Weber Steven Weber Actor, The Shining This Queens-born actor has certainly proven himself adept at everything from quirky comedy to flat-out melodrama. Born on March 4, 1961, to a Borscht Belt comic and a nightclub singer, Weber was already appearing in TV commercials by elementary school age. He later studied at the High School of the Performing Arts in New York and graduated from New York State University...
17. Tobin Bell Tobin Bell Actor, Saw Tobin Bell is an American actor with a career in film, television and theater spanning three decades. He was born in Queens, New York and raised in Weymouth, Mass. His mother is the British actress Eileen Bell. He is perhaps best known for his role as the iconic villain "Jigsaw" in the Saw film series...
18. Fran Drescher Fran Drescher Writer, The Nanny Francine Joy Drescher was born on September 30th, 1957 in Flushing, Queens, New York to Mort Drescher and Sylvia Drescher. Fran, as she is called, attended Hillcrest High school in New York with another now-famous name, Ray Romano. She was a studious girl and was quite popular. In fact, at age fifteen...
19. Hank Azaria Hank Azaria Actor, The Simpsons
20. Bernadette Peters Bernadette Peters Actress, The Jerk Bernadette Peters was born Bernadette Lazzara on February 28, 1948 in Queens, New York City. Peters is one of the most critically-acclaimed Broadway performers, having received nominations for seven Tony Awards, winning two, and eight Drama Desk Awards, winning three. Four of the Broadway cast albums on which she has starred have won Grammy Awards...
21. Moira Kelly Moira Kelly Actress, One Tree Hill Born March 6, 1968 in Queens, New York, she is the third of six kids. Her father, Peter, was trained as a concert violinist. Her mother, Anne, is a nurse. Both are Irish immigrants. Moira was raised in Ronkonkoma, NY. She attended Connetquot Senior High School and graduated in the class of 1986. Later Moira attended Marymount Manhattan College...
22. Liza Lapira Liza Lapira Actress, 21
23. David Gallagher David Gallagher Actor, 7th Heaven David Lee Gallagher was born on February 9, 1985 in College Point, New York, to Elena (Lopez) and Darren James Gallagher. His stepfather is Vincent Casey. David is of Irish (father) and Cuban (mother) descent. At not even two years old, he landed his first print ad job and he has since done commercials for corporations such as Walt Disney World...
24. Ray Romano Ray Romano Actor, Everybody Loves Raymond Ray Romano grew up in Forest Hills, Queens. He performed in the NYC comedy club circuit before landing a guest spot on The Letterman Show. It was here that he propelled his TV show Everybody Loves Raymond. He was also the voice of the Mammoth in the extremely successful Ice Age Series Movies. He is also the inspiration for the character'Paul'...
25. John Williams John Williams Music Department, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace As one of the best known, awarded, and financially successful composers in US history, John Williams is as easy to recall as John Philip Sousa, Aaron Copland or Leonard Bernstein, illustrating why he is "America's composer" time and again. With a massive list of awards that includes over 41 Oscar nominations (five wins)...
26. Patty Duke Patty Duke Actress, Valley of the Dolls Patty Duke was born Anna Marie Duke on December 14, 1946 in Elmhurst, New York, to Frances Margaret (McMahon), a cashier, and John Patrick Duke, a cab driver and handyman. She is of Irish, and one eighth German, descent. Her acting career began when she was introduced to her brother Ray Duke's managers...
27. Michael Landon Michael Landon Actor, Little House on the Prairie Michael Landon was born Eugene Maurice Orowitz, on Saturday, October 31st, 1936, in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. In 1941, he and his family moved to Collingswood, New Jersey. When Eugene was in high school, he participated -- and did very well -- in track and field, especially javelin throwing, and his athletic skills earned him a scholarship to USC...
28. D.B. Woodside D.B. Woodside Actor, Lucifer
29. Jackie Cruz Jackie Cruz Actress, Orange Is the New Black Jackie Cruz has been singing and acting her whole life, and has entertained thousands with her unique sound, and artistic skills on screen with her roles on Netflix's #1 series, Orange Is the New Black as Flaca. At a young age, Jackie has made amazing strides in her career with being named one of the "Top Latino Powerhouses in Hollywood Under 40" by The Hollywood Reporter in November 2013...
30. Joe Lo Truglio Joe Lo Truglio Actor, Paul Joe Lo Truglio was born in Ozone Park, Queens and was raised in Margate, Florida. He is the son of Helen (Lynch) and Joseph Lo Truglio, and is of Italian and Irish descent. His childhood revolved around collecting Mad magazines, shooting horror movies on a Super 8, fishing in his backyard canal, and drawing homemade comics...
31. Barbara Bach Barbara Bach Actress, The Spy Who Loved Me Barbara Bach was born Barbara Ann Goldbach on August 27, 1947 in Queens, New York City, to Howard and Marjorie Goldbach. She met her first husband Augusto Gregorini in New York while she worked as a model and he was visiting from Italy for business tourism in 1966. Barbara followed him to Italy to be with him and they married in 1968...
32. 50 Cent 50 Cent Actor, Get Rich or Die Tryin' Born in the South Jamaica section of Queens, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson has lived in New York City all his life. He was raised by his grandparents after his father ran out and his mother was shot when he was only eight. Growing up, the Queens rapper originally wanted to be a heavyweight boxer, but eventually fell back on rapping...
33. James Marshall James Marshall Actor, A Few Good Men James Marshall was born James David Greenblatt in Queens, New York, USA, to Charlotte (Bullard), a dancer, and William R. Greenblatt, a producer and director. His father is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent and his mother has English and Irish ancestry. James grew up in Bergen County New Jersey. At the age of fifteen he moved with his family to the Los Angeles area where he attended Santa Monica High School...
34. Mercedes Ruehl Mercedes Ruehl Actress, The Fisher King Mercedes Ruehl was born February 28, 1948 in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City, to Mercedes, a school teacher, and Vincent Ruehl, an FBI agent. She made several film and television appearance before coming to her most successfully received role in Terry Gilliam's The Fisher King. She played the part of Jeff Bridges's on-screen supportive yet neurotic girlfriend...
35. Robert Davi Robert Davi Actor, Licence to Kill Robert Davi is an award-winning actor, screenwriter, director, producer and jazz vocalist. From his portrayal of the opera singing baddie in "The Goonies" and one of the most popular James Bond villains Franz Sanchez in "Licence to Kill" to FBI Special Agent Big Johnson in" Die Hard" or Al Torres in...
36. Shari Headley Shari Headley Actress, The Haves and the Have Nots
37. Patrick McGoohan Patrick McGoohan Actor, The Prisoner Though born in America, Irish actor Patrick McGoohan rose to become the number-one British TV star in the 1950s to 1960s era. His parents moved to Ireland when he was very young and McGoohan acquired a neutral accent that sounds at home in British or American dialogue. He was an avid stage actor and...
38. Katie Lowes Katie Lowes Actress, Wreck-It Ralph
39. Cyndi Lauper Cyndi Lauper Actress, Cyndi Lauper: Girls Just Want to Have Fun Cyndi was born at Boulevard Hospital, in Astoria, Queens. She spent her first four years in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Her family then moved to Ozone Park, Queens.
40. Debra Wilson Debra Wilson Actress, Over the Hedge
41. Mike Starr Mike Starr Actor, Ed Wood
42. George Coe George Coe Actor, Transformers: Dark of the Moon
43. Frederick Koehler Frederick Koehler Actor, Death Race
44. Mae West Mae West Actress, She Done Him Wrong Mary Jane West was born in Brooklyn, New York, on August 17, 1893, to parents involved in prizefighting and vaudeville. Mae herself worked on the stage and in vaudeville from the time she was five years old. She never was academically inclined because she was too busy performing. She studied dance as a child...
45. Adrienne Shelly Adrienne Shelly Actress, Waitress The late Adrienne Shelley was born in Queens, New York, to Sheldon Levine and Elaine Langbaum. After graduating Jericho High School, located in Jericho, New York, she enrolled at Boston University, and majored in film production. After her junior year, she dropped out and moved to Manhattan where she made a name for herself in independent films...
46. Kelly Karbacz Kelly Karbacz Actress, Orange Is the New Black Kelly Karbacz has been making a name for herself on the screen and on the stage over the past decade by taking on high-caliber roles and giving exceptional performances. Karbacz stars as inmate, Kasey Sankey, on Netflix's award-winning series, "Orange is the New Black." Introduced in season four, Sankey is a primary member of the White Power Group...
47. Vincent Piazza Vincent Piazza Actor, Boardwalk Empire
48. Billy Jayne Billy Jayne Actor, Just One of the Guys
49. Ted Bessell Ted Bessell Director, The Tracey Ullman Show Born in New York City, Ted's early career included guest appearances in soap operas, Lover Come Back and It's a Man's World. Ted went on to appear as "Frankie" on Gomer Pyle: USMC, but his big break was as "That Guy" on the successful Marlo Thomas Television series That Girl. As "Don Hollinger"...
50. Ethel Merman Ethel Merman Actress, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World Born in the Astoria section of Queens, New York City, Ethel Merman surely is the pre-eminent star of 'Broadway' musical comedy. Though untrained in singing, she could belt out a song like quite no one else, and was sought after by major songwriters such as Irving Berlin and Cole Porter. Having debuted in 1930 in "Girl Crazy...
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