My favorite celebrities from NYC

My favorite celebrities from the big apple city (the metropolis)
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1.
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson was born in New York City. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, is from a Jewish family from the Bronx, and her father, Karsten Johansson, is a Danish-born architect, from Copenhagen. She has a sister, Vanessa Johansson, who is also an actress, a brother, Adrian, a twin brother, Hunter Johansson...
“ My goddess... ” - latarian
 
2.
Tom Leykis
Tom Leykis started out in radio by winning a contest in 1970 for a one-time radio appearance in Long Island. He did such a good job on the air that they asked him back several times to fill in. In the late 1970s he had his own cable public access program in Manhattan, NY. He got his his first paying radio job as an overnight personality at New York radio station WBAI in 1979...
“ Prof. Tom is a mentor to us all Leykisians. ” - latarian
 
3.
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. With an amazing list of credits to his name, he has managed to stay new and fresh even after over four decades in the business. Downey was born April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York, the son of writer, director and filmographer Robert Downey Sr. and actress Elsie Downey (née Elsie Ann Ford)...
“ Tony Stark is a true badass. ” - latarian
 
4.
Tom Cruise
Actor, Top Gun
In 1976, if you had told fourteen year-old Franciscan seminary student Thomas Cruise Mapother IV that one day in the not too distant future he would be Tom Cruise, one of the top 100 movie stars of all time, he would have probably grinned and told you that his ambition was to join the priesthood. Nonetheless...
“ Having lived on the earth for more than half a hundred years and dude's still one of the sexiest men alive on this planet. ” - latarian
 
5.
Sylvester Stallone
Actor, Rocky
This athletically built, dark-haired American actor/screenwriter/director may never be mentioned by old-school film critics in the same breath as, say, Richard Burton or Alec Guinness; however, movie fans worldwide have been flocking to see Stallone's films for over 30 years, making "Sly" one of Hollywood's biggest-ever box office draws...
“ Rambo never gets old and Stallone is ageless, still running the stunts himself like a 20yr old. ” - latarian
 
6.
Woody Allen
Writer, Annie Hall
Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young boy...
“ Dude deserves credit for writing & directing some of the finest films featuring my goddess, like Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Match Point. ” - latarian
 
7.
Michael Jordan
Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 17, 1963. He was the fourth of five children born to James and Deloris. James Jordan was a mechanic and Deloris Jordan was a bank teller. Soon after Michael's birth, James and Deloris felt that the streets of Brooklyn were unsafe to raise a family, so they moved the family to Wilmington, North Carolina...
“ The basketball God. ” - latarian
 
8.
Christopher Reeve
Actor, Superman
Christopher D'Olier Reeve was born September 25, 1952, in New York City, to journalist Barbara Johnson (née Barbara Pitney Lamb) and writer/professor F.D. Reeve (Franklin D'Olier Reeve). He came from an upper-class family; his paternal grandfather was CEO of Prudential Financial, and one of his maternal great-grandfathers was Supreme Court justice Mahlon Pitney...
“ The best Superman ever appeared on a movie screen, though that superman never returned. ” - latarian
 
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“ A popular mascot both inside the NBA and outside. ” - latarian
 
10.
Jennifer Lopez
Actress, Out of Sight
Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born in the Castle Hill section of The Bronx on July 24, 1969. She is the middle of three musically-inclined sisters, Leslie Lopez, a homemaker, and Lynda Lopez, a DJ on New York's WKTU, a VH1 VJ, and a morning news show correspondent on New York's Channel 11. Jennifer always dreamed of being a multi-tasking superstar...
“ Watched several her good films when I was a kid, and her look can be very deceptive as an indicator of her age. ” - latarian
 
11.
Tupac Shakur
Soundtrack, Django Unchained
Born in New York City, Tupac grew up primarily in Harlem. In 1984, his family moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he became good friends with Jada Pinkett Smith. His family moved again in 1988 to Oakland, California. His first breakthrough in music came in 1991 as a member of the group Digital Underground...
“ Rapping as a music genre has also been dead since Tupac's death. Dude was indubitably the most talented rapper to ever pick up a microphone. ” - latarian
 
12.
Sofia Coppola
Writer, Somewhere
Sofia Coppola was born on May 14, 1971 in New York City, New York, USA as Sofia Carmina Coppola. She is a director, known for Somewhere, Lost in Translation and Marie Antoinette. She has been married to Thomas Mars since August 27, 2011. They have two children. She was previously married to Spike Jonze.
“ Director of Lost in Translation which was the most successful movie my goddess has ever acted in (except the Avengers series, of course). ” - latarian
 
13.
Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson, an American actor, producer, director and screenwriter, is a three-time Academy Award winner and twelve-time nominee. Nicholson is also notable for being one of two actors - the other being Michael Caine - who have received Oscar nomination in every decade from the 1960s through the early 2000s...
“ His hangdog face seen in the Staples Center when the Lakers got swept was all-time classic. ” - latarian
 
14.
Jon Favreau
Producer, Iron Man
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...
“ Director of the Iron Man series, though Iron Man 3 was hardly a success. His performance in Iron Man 2 was very entertaining, especially the scene where he and my goddess were intruding into Justin Hammer's office building. By the time he beat down the first guard, my goddess had already broken into the central controlling unit, kicking asses all the way through. Favreau has an awesome sense of humor and he managed to optimize it in Iron Man 2. ” - latarian