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1. Martin Scorsese Martin Scorsese Director, Goodfellas After serious deliberations about entering the priesthood - he entered a seminary in 1956 - Martin Scorsese opted to channel his passions into film. He graduated from NYU as a film major in 1964. Catching the eye of producer Roger Corman with his 1960s student films (including co-editing Woodstock)...
2. 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 is from Beijing, and her father is from Shanghai. Once relegated to "ethnic" parts, the energetic actress is finally earning her stripes as an across-the-board leading lady...
3. Tika Sumpter Tika Sumpter Actress, Ride Along Tika Sumpter was born in New York and graduated from Marymount Manhattan College. Sumpter began her career as model, before she landed the role of "Layla Williamson" in ABC's daytime soap opera, One Life to Live (2005-2010, 2011). After she left the soap, Sumpter won a recurring role in the CW series...
4. Jon Favreau 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. Of Jewish (maternal) and French-Canadian/Italian (paternal) descent...
5. Jacqueline Pinol Jacqueline Pinol Actress, The Call
6. Christopher Walken Christopher Walken Actor, Catch Me If You Can Amazingly versatile stage & screen actor with sandy colored hair, pale complexion and a somewhat nervous disposition. Has a reputation for playing mentally unbalanced characters on-screen, however that generalisation would not do justice to Walken's depth and breadth of performances. He learnt his stage craft...
7. Hank Azaria Hank Azaria Actor, The Simpsons Movie
8. Drea de Matteo Drea de Matteo Actress, Swordfish 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. De Matteo's father is a furniture manufacturer and her mother, Donna, is a playwright and teaches playwriting at HB Studio in New York...
9. Robert Davi Robert Davi Actor, Die Hard Robert Davi is an award-winning actor, screenwriter, director, producer and jazz vocalist. From his portrayal of James Bond villain Franz Sanchez in "Licence to Kill" to FBI profiler Bailey Malone in "Profiler," Robert Davi is one of the film industry's most recognized tough guys, whether on the big screen or on television...
10. Lori Loughlin Lori Loughlin Actress, Old Dogs 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...
11. 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...
12. Dina Meyer Dina Meyer Actress, Starship Troopers Dina Meyer was born and raised in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, but moved to Dix Hills, Long Island, just before her last year of junior high school. She has two siblings, an older brother named Gregory and a younger one named Evan. Her first experience in the entertainment industry came when she did some modeling from ages nine to 16...
13. Peter Facinelli Peter Facinelli Actor, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 New Yorker Peter Facinelli is the youngest child of Italian parents, Bruna and Pierino, who are from Trentino, Northern Italy. He has three sisters. Peter was educated at St. Francis Preparatory School in Queens, New York, and went on to attend St. John's University, but left after a year to follow his interest in acting at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School...
14. Debi Mazar Debi Mazar Actress, Goodfellas
15. Tobin Bell Tobin Bell Actor, Saw II Tobin Bell is an American film and television actor who was born in Queens, New York and raised in Weymouth, Massachusetts. Bell often plays the role of a villain and serial killer; he was cast as Unabomber Theodore John Kaczynski in the made-for-TV movie Unabomber: The True Story, and most recently...
16. Rosemarie DeWitt Rosemarie DeWitt Actress, Cinderella Man
17. 50 Cent 50 Cent Self, Last Vegas Born in the South Jamaica section of Queens, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson has lived in New York City all his life. 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...
18. David Krumholtz David Krumholtz Actor, 10 Things I Hate About You
19. Elizabeth Perkins Elizabeth Perkins Actress, Pittsburgh Elizabeth Perkins was born on November 18, 1960, in the borough of Queens, New York, and raised in Vermont. She studied acting at Chicago's Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University for three years, then launched her professional career with a co-starring gig in the touring company of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs...
20. Bernadette Peters Bernadette Peters Actress, Anastasia 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. Amy Ryan Amy Ryan Actress, Gone Baby Gone
22. Jason Patric Jason Patric Actor, The Lost Boys
23. Moira Kelly Moira Kelly Actress, The Lion King 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...
24. David Gallagher David Gallagher Actor, Super 8 David Lee Gallagher was born on February 9, 1985 in College Point, New York. At not even 2 years old, David landed his first print ad job and he has since done commercials for corporations such as Walt Disney World, Burger King, Panasonic, Hanes, Betty Crocker and Tyson Foods. At the age of 8, David made his film debut with a lead role in the surprise hit Look Who's Talking Now (1993)...
25. Edward Burns Edward Burns Actor, Saving Private Ryan Edward Burns was born on January 28th 1968 in Woodside, Queens New York. The second of three children of Irish-Catholic immigrants. His father Edward J. Burns was a police sergeant and active spokesperson for the New York Police Dept. His mother, Molly, worked for the Federal Aviation Administration at Kennedy Airport...
26. Michael Landon Michael Landon Actor, Little House on the Prairie Michael Landon was born Eugene Maurice Orowitz, on October 31, 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...
27. NeNe Leakes NeNe Leakes Self, Cancel the Wedding!
28. Ray Romano Ray Romano Actor, Ice Age
29. Joe Lo Truglio Joe Lo Truglio Actor, Superbad Born in Ozone Park, Queens, raised in Margate, Florida, his childhood revolved around collecting Mad magazines, shooting horror movies on a Super 8, fishing in his backyard canal, and drawing homemade comics. He graduated Coconut Creek High School in 1988, where he was a member of Thespian troupe 2617...
30. Liza Lapira Liza Lapira Actress, 21
31. Steve Antin Steve Antin Actor, The Goonies Steve moved to Los Angeles, where he made his film debut in the teen-aged slasher flick, Sweet 16, opposite Bo Hopkins. The following year, he broke all of the girls hearts in the popular Cannon-produced film, The Last American Virgin, alongside Lawrence Monoson. Roles in The Goonies and Survival Quest...
32. 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)...
33. Barbara Bach Barbara Bach Actress, The Spy Who Loved Me Barbara Goldbach was born to Howard and Marjorie Goldbach in Queens, New York. Her father was a policeman. Barbara is the oldest of 5 children. She met her first husband Augusto Gregorini in New York while she worked as a model and he was visiting from Italy for a business trip in 1966. Barbara followed him to Italy to be with him In 1968...
34. Cyndi Lauper Cyndi Lauper Soundtrack, The Goonies 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.
35. Shari Headley Shari Headley Actress, Coming to America
36. Reginald VelJohnson Reginald VelJohnson Actor, Die Hard
37. James Marshall James Marshall Actor, A Few Good Men Born in Queens, New York, USA. Did not start acting until graduating from High School in Santa Monica, California, USA. His first parts where small roles on TV specials until his big break as the moody, brooding biker on the television series "Twin Peaks". A long time student of the 'Vincent Chase' School in Los Angeles to which he gives major credit for his success as an actor.
38. Harvey Weinstein Harvey Weinstein Producer, Gangs of New York
39. Howard Stern Howard Stern Self, Private Parts Howard Allan Stern was born on Jan. 12, 1954, in Jackson Heights, New York. His first radio experience was at Boston University, where he volunteered at the college radio station. Along with several other students, he created an on-air show called the King Schmaltz Bagel Hour, a takeoff on the popular King Biscuit Flour Hour...
40. Patrick McGoohan Patrick McGoohan Actor, Braveheart 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...
41. Billy Jayne Billy Jayne Actor, Cujo
42. Jim Hellwig Jim Hellwig Actor, WrestleMania VI Standing out than the rest, Ultimate Warrior became one of the most popular wrestlers in the WWE (back then in the WWF). During his run from the 1980s-90s, Warrior became known for high high energy when running down to the ring with his music hits, shaking the ropes during his entrance, his signature move...
43. Mercedes Ruehl Mercedes Ruehl Actress, Big Mercedes Ruehl was born February 28, 1948 in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City to Mercedes Ruehl, 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...
44. Steven Weber Steven Weber Actor, Leaving Las Vegas 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...
45. Paul Stanley Paul Stanley Soundtrack, Moulin Rouge! Paul Stanley is the charismatic front man/lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist/songwriter for hard rock super group KISS, best known for his wailing vocals, high-energy on-stage antics and appeal to female fans. Born Stanley Eisen on January 20, 1952, in Queens, New York, Stanley took a keen interest in music from a young age...
46. Tichina Arnold Tichina Arnold Actress, All My Children
47. Christopher Serrone Christopher Serrone Actor, Goodfellas
48. Nargis Fakhri Nargis Fakhri Actress, RockStar Fakhri was born in Queens, New York to a Czech mother and a Pakistani father. Her parents divorced each other when she was barely six or seven years old. Fakhri is a U.S. citizen. When asked about her father's homeland, she revealed that she has never visited Pakistan. Her favourite hobbies include cooking...
49. D.B. Woodside D.B. Woodside Actor, Romeo Must Die
50. Mike Starr Mike Starr Actor, Goodfellas
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