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1. 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...
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, Cecilia, a biochemist, is from Beijing, and her father, Tom Liu, a civil engineer, is from Shanghai. Once relegated to "ethnic" parts...
3. Martin Scorsese Martin Scorsese Producer, The Wolf of Wall Street 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)...
4. 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...
5. 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...
6. 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...
7. David Krumholtz David Krumholtz Actor, 10 Things I Hate About You
8. Elizabeth Perkins Elizabeth Perkins Actress, Pittsburgh 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...
9. 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...
10. Hank Azaria Hank Azaria Actor, The Simpsons Movie
11. 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...
12. 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...
13. Debi Mazar Debi Mazar Actress, Goodfellas
14. Amy Ryan Amy Ryan Actress, Gone Baby Gone
15. 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...
16. Jason Patric Jason Patric Actor, The Lost Boys
17. 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...
18. 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...
19. Peter Facinelli Peter Facinelli Actor, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 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 Queens, New York, and went on to attend St...
20. 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...
21. Rosemarie DeWitt Rosemarie DeWitt Actress, Cinderella Man
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...
23. Ray Romano Ray Romano Actor, Ice Age
24. 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...
25. Tobin Bell Tobin Bell Actor, Saw II 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...
26. 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...
27. Mike Starr Mike Starr Actor, Goodfellas
28. 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...
29. 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...
30. 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...
31. John Williams John Williams Music Department, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 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)...
32. 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...
33. 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...
34. Liza Lapira Liza Lapira Actress, 21
35. 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...
36. NeNe Leakes NeNe Leakes Self, Cancel the Wedding!
37. 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...
38. 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...
39. Tichina Arnold Tichina Arnold Actress, All My Children
40. Reginald VelJohnson Reginald VelJohnson Actor, Die Hard
41. 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...
42. 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.
43. Steve Antin Steve Antin Writer, Burlesque 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...
44. Christina Vidal Christina Vidal Actress, Freaky Friday
45. D.B. Woodside D.B. Woodside Actor, Romeo Must Die
46. Max Grodénchik Max Grodénchik Actor, Apollo 13
47. Harvey Weinstein Harvey Weinstein Producer, Gangs of New York
48. Shari Headley Shari Headley Actress, Coming to America
49. 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...
50. Chris McKenna Chris McKenna Actor, King of the Ants Born in Queens, New York, on October 18, 1977, Chris L. McKenna began his acting career at the tender age of 7 when he picked up a school flier announcing auditions for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. He got permission from his parents to audition and found himself cast as Dopey. He's been hooked ever since...
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