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1. Adrien Brody Adrien Brody Actor, The Pianist The son of Hungarian-born photographer Sylvia Plachy and retired history professor Elliot Brody, Adrien Brody grew up an only child in the Woodhaven section of Queens, New York, where he accompanied his mother on assignments for the Village Voice. He credits her with making him feel comfortable in front of the camera...
2. 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. The amiable, husky-framed actor with the tight...
3. 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...
4. Martin Scorsese Martin Scorsese Director, Goodfellas Martin Charles Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942, in New York City, to Italian-American parents Catherine (Cappa) and Charles Scorsese. He was raised in the neighborhood of Little Italy, which later provided the inspiration for several of his films. Scorsese earned a B.S. degree in film communications in 1964...
5. 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...
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. Christopher Walken Christopher Walken Actor, Catch Me If You Can 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...
8. 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...
9. Hank Azaria Hank Azaria Actor, The Simpsons Movie
10. 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...
11. David Krumholtz David Krumholtz Actor, 10 Things I Hate About You
12. 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...
13. 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...
14. 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...
15. Debi Mazar Debi Mazar Actress, Goodfellas
16. 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...
17. 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...
18. Jason Patric Jason Patric Actor, The Lost Boys
19. Amy Ryan Amy Ryan Actress, Gone Baby Gone
20. Rosemarie DeWitt Rosemarie DeWitt Actress, Cinderella Man
21. 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...
22. 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)...
23. 50 Cent 50 Cent Soundtrack, Real Steel 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...
24. Michael Landon Michael Landon Actor, The Lord Is My Shepherd: Part 1 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...
25. Robert Davi Robert Davi Actor, Die Hard 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...
26. Tika Sumpter Tika Sumpter Actress, Salt 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...
27. Mae West Mae West Soundtrack, I'm No Angel Mae West was born in Brooklyn, New York, to "Battling Jack" West and Matilda Doelger. She began her career as a child star in vaudeville, and later went on to write her own plays, including "SEX", for which she was arrested. Though her first movie role was a small part in Night After Night, her scene has become famous...
28. Howard Stern Howard Stern Self, Private Parts Howard Allan Stern was born on January 12, 1954, in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, to Rae (Schiffman), an inhalation therapist, and Bernard Stern, who co-owned a cartoon/commercial production studio. His grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Poland and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Stern's first radio experience was at Boston University...
29. Ray Romano Ray Romano Actor, Ice Age
30. Tobin Bell Tobin Bell Actor, Saw II Tobin Bell is an American film and television actor. He was born Joseph Henry Tobin, Jr. in Queens, New York and raised in Weymouth, Massachusetts. He is the son of Eileen Bell, an actress who appeared at the Quincy Repertory Company, and Joseph Henry Tobin, who established the radio station WJDA. His mother was English-born and his father was from an Irish-American Massachusetts family...
31. Liza Lapira Liza Lapira Actress, 21
32. D.B. Woodside D.B. Woodside Actor, Romeo Must Die
33. 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...
34. 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...
35. 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)...
36. 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...
37. 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...
38. Reginald VelJohnson Reginald VelJohnson Actor, Die Hard
39. 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...
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. 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.
42. Nas Nas Soundtrack, The Departed Nas, born Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones on September 14, 1973, is the son of Olu Dara, an unconventional jazz musician. At age nine he was a member of the Devastatin' Seven in the mid-1980s, the fruits of which can be heard on his 1994 debut, "Illmatic," which was released on Columbia/SME later that year...
43. Tichina Arnold Tichina Arnold Actress, All My Children
44. Christopher Serrone Christopher Serrone Actor, Goodfellas
45. Mike Starr Mike Starr Actor, Goodfellas
46. Nicholas Turturro Nicholas Turturro Actor, The Longest Yard The whole Turturro clan and their extended family seem to have gotten into the show biz act at one time or another. The youngest of three boys, including famous older brother (by five years) John Turturro, Nicholas was born on January 29, 1962, and grew up in the Rosedale section of Queens, New York...
47. NeNe Leakes NeNe Leakes Self, Cancel the Wedding!
48. Christina Vidal Christina Vidal Actress, Freaky Friday
49. Terrence Jenkins Terrence Jenkins Self, The Pursuit of Happyness Preview
50. Harvey Weinstein Harvey Weinstein Producer, Gangs of New York
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