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1. Ellen Barkin Ellen Barkin Actress, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Offbeat, unconventionally pretty, and utterly mesmerizing, Ellen Barkin was born in 1954 in the Bronx, New York, to Evelyn (Rozin), a hospital administrator, and Sol Barkin, a chemical salesman. Her parents were both from Russian Jewish families. Raised in the South Bronx and Queens, New York area,...
2. Saoirse Ronan Saoirse Ronan Actress, Atonement Saoirse Una Ronan was born in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States, to Irish parents, Monica Ronan (née Brennan) and Paul Ronan, an actor. When Saoirse was three, the family moved to Ireland, and Saoirse grew up in its County Carlow. Saoirse made her first TV appearance with a small role in a few episodes of the TV series...
3. Nick Sandow Nick Sandow Actor, Orange Is the New Black
4. Gabriel Macht Gabriel Macht Actor, Suits Gabriel Macht is an American actor. He was born in the Bronx, New York, to Suzanne, a museum curator and archivist, and actor Stephen Macht. Gabriel has three siblings, and moved with his parents to California when he was young. Gabriel had his first success on screen when he was 8-years-old. He...
5. Woody Allen 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...
6. Judd Hirsch Judd Hirsch Actor, Independence Day
7. Kerry Washington Kerry Washington Actress, Django Unchained
8. Stacey Dash Stacey Dash Actress, Clueless Stacey Dash was born in the Bronx, New York. Stacy knew that she wanted to act, and from an early age began to act professionally. She made regular appearances on The Cosby Show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and also St. Elsewhere. At 21 she made her feature film debut in Enemy Territory, which was quickly followed by Moving...
9. Lea Michele Lea Michele Actress, Glee Lea Michele Sarfati was born in The Bronx, New York to parents Edith, a nurse, and Marc Sarfati, a delicatessen owner. Her mother is Italian American and Roman Catholic while her father is of Sephardi Jewish ancestry (from Turkey and Greece), and Lea was raised Catholic. Lea was raised in Tenafly, New Jersey, where she eventually attended and graduated from Tenafly High School...
10. Cuba Gooding Jr. Cuba Gooding Jr. Actor, Jerry Maguire Cuba Gooding Jr. was born on January 2, 1968, in The Bronx, New York. His mother, Shirley (Sullivan), was a backup singer for The Sweethearts. His father, Cuba Gooding, was the lead vocalist for the R&B group The Main Ingredient, which had a hit with the song "Everybody Plays The Fool". His paternal grandfather was from Barbados...
11. Anne Bancroft Anne Bancroft Actress, The Graduate Anne Bancroft was born on September 17, 1931 in the Bronx, New York, the daughter of Italian-American parents Michael Italiano (1905-2001), a dress pattern maker, and Mildred DiNapoli (1908-2010), a telephone operator. She made her cinema debut in Don't Bother to Knock in 1952 and over the next five years appeared in a lot of undistinguished movies as a supporting actress (like...
12. Tanya Roberts Tanya Roberts Actress, A View to a Kill Tanya Roberts came from modest beginnings in the Bronx, New York, the daughter of a pen salesman (Irish) and a mother (Jewish) who were divorced before she reached high school. Tanya dropped out of high school at age 15, got married and hitchhiked around the country until her mother-in-law had the marriage annulled...
13. Lauren Bacall Lauren Bacall Actress, The Big Sleep Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924, in New York City. She is the daughter of Natalie Weinstein-Bacal, a Romanian Jewish immigrant, and William Perske, who was born in New Jersey, to Polish Jewish parents. Her family was middle-class, with her father working as a salesman and her mother as a secretary...
14. Rob Reiner Rob Reiner Actor, The Wolf of Wall Street Robert Reiner was born in New York City, to Estelle Reiner (née Lebost) and Emmy-Winning actor, comedian, writer, and producer Carl Reiner. Robert as a child often looked up to his father as his inspiration and role-model. Carl Reiner was on The Dick Van Dyke Show which Carl Reiner created and also starred in...
15. Tony Curtis Tony Curtis Actor, Some Like It Hot Tony Curtis was born Bernard Schwartz, the eldest of three children of Helen (Klein) and Emanuel Schwartz, Jewish immigrants from Hungary. Curtis himself admits that while he had almost no formal education, he was a student of the "school of hard knocks" and learned from a young age that the only person who ever had his back was himself...
16. Renée Taylor Renée Taylor Actress, The Producers Renée Taylor was born in the Bronx, New York to Frieda (née Silverstein) and Charles Wexler. She worked as a comedian in the early 1960s at the New York City nightclub Bon Soir. Her opening act was a then unknown Barbra Streisand. She earned notice for her portrayal of Eva Braun in Mel Brooks's The Producers...
17. Scott Cohen Scott Cohen Actor, One Life to Live Scott Cohen was born in the Bronx, New York, on December 19th. The son of a jazz musician (Jack Cohen), Scott's original aspirations were toward music - and to this day he remains an accomplished and talented pianist. Scott attended the State University of New York at New Paltz where a course in clowning led to the start of his acting career...
18. Kevin Michael Richardson Kevin Michael Richardson Actor, The Cleveland Show Well-known, king-sized actor and voice artist Kevin Michael Richardson was born in Bronx, New York. He is, perhaps, mostly recognizable for his deep voice, which he uses in many of his works. Richardson is a classically trained actor. He first gained recognition as one of only eight U.S. high school students selected for the National Foundation for the Arts' "Arts '82" program...
19. Penny Marshall Penny Marshall Actress, Laverne & Shirley Penny Marshall was born Carole Penny Marshall in the Bronx, New York, on October 15, 1943. The Libra is 5' 6 1/2", with brown hair and green eyes. She is the daughter of Marjorie (Ward), a tap dance teacher, and Anthony "Tony" Marshall, an industrial film director. She is the younger sister of filmmakers Garry Marshall and Ronny Hallin...
20. Carl Reiner Carl Reiner Self, Your Show of Shows Carl Reiner is a legend of American comedy, having achieved great success as a comic actor, a director, producer and recording artist. He has won nine Emmy Awards, three as an actor, three as a writer and two as a producer. He also won a Grammy Award for his "2,000 Year Old Man" album, based on his comedy routine with Mel Brooks...
21. Tracy Morgan Tracy Morgan Actor, 30 Rock
22. Vic Morrow Vic Morrow Actor, Combat! Vic Morrow was born in the Bronx, New York, to Jean (Kress) and Harry Morrow, an electrical engineer. His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants. Morrow dropped out of high school at 17 to join the U.S. Navy. When he left the Navy, he used the G.I. Bill to study pre-law at Florida State. While Morrow was working on his degree in Law...
23. Dominic Chianese Dominic Chianese Actor, The Sopranos A multi-talented performer--as well as being an actor, he is an accomplished singer. He released a new music CD in late 2000 on which he sings American and Italian standards.
24. George A. Romero George A. Romero Writer, Night of the Living Dead George A. Romero never set out to become a Hollywood figure; however, by all indications, he was very successful. The helmer of the groundbreaking "Living Dead" films was born February 4, 1940 in New York City, New York, to a Cuban father and a Lithuanian-American mother. He grew up in NY, until attending the renowned Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania...
25. Frank John Hughes Frank John Hughes Actor, Band of Brothers A native of the South Bronx, Frank John Hughes studied Jazz composition at the Berklee College of Music in Boston before moving back to New York to begin studying with legendary Russian method acting teacher Sonia Moore at her Studio of the Theatre. At the age of nineteen he became one of the youngest members ever to be given lifetime membership into New York's prestigious Actor's Studio...
26. Quinton Aaron Quinton Aaron Actor, The Blind Side Quinton Aaron is best known for his portrayal of Michael Oher, aka Big Mike, alongside Oscar winner Sandra Bullock, in the Academy Award winning hit movie, The Blind Side, which has grossed over $300 million in U.S. box office alone. Aaron has guest-starred on many television shows including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit playing the son of Jill Scott...
27. Martin Balsam Martin Balsam Actor, 12 Angry Men Martin Henry Balsam was born on November 4, 1919 in the Bronx, New York City, to Lillian (Weinstein) and Albert Balsam, a manufacturer of women's sportswear. He was the first-born child. His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant, and his mother was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents. Martin caught the acting bug in high school where he participated in the drama club...
28. Diahann Carroll Diahann Carroll Actress, Julia One of television's premier African-American series stars, elegant actress, singer and recording artist Diahann Carroll was born Carol Diann (or Diahann) Johnson on July 17, 1935, in the Bronx, New York. The first child of John Johnson, a subway conductor, and Mabel Faulk Johnson, music was an important part of her life as a child...
29. Sal Mineo Sal Mineo Actor, Rebel Without a Cause Salvatore (Sal) Mineo Jr. was born to Josephine and Sal Sr. (a casket maker), who emigrated to the U.S. from Sicily. His siblings were Michael, Victor and Sarina. Sal was thrown out of parochial school and, by age eight, was a member of a street gang in a tough Bronx neighborhood. His mother enrolled him in dancing school and...
30. Billy Joel Billy Joel Soundtrack, The Wolf of Wall Street
31. James Gregory James Gregory Actor, The Manchurian Candidate New York-born James Gregory gave up a career as a stockbroker for one as an actor, and began on the Broadway stage. He made his film debut in 1948. Gregory specialized in playing loud, brash, tough cops or businessmen. One of his better roles was as the detective out to get Capone in Al Capone...
32. Amy Heckerling Amy Heckerling Writer, Clueless Amy Heckerling studied Film and TV at New York University and got a Masters Degree in Film from The American Film Institute. Despite this education she couldn't get a break in Hollywood. However, in 1982, she made Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and people started to take notice. In 1987, while Amy was pregnant, she got the idea for Look Who's Talking...
33. Sylvia Sidney Sylvia Sidney Actress, Sabotage Sylvia Sidney was born in New York City, in the Bronx borough, on August 8, 1910 with the birth name of Sophia Kosow. Her father was Russian born and her mother was born in Romania. They divorced not long after her birth. Her mother subsequently remarried and Sylvia was adopted by her stepfather, Sigmund Sidney...
34. Richard S. Castellano Richard S. Castellano Actor, The Godfather Bronx born, stocky Italian-American actor who only appeared in a handful of films, yet earned some degree of immortality for his role as the loyal Corleone capo "Peter Clemenza" teaching Al Pacino how to shoot a crooked police captain in the iconic gangster film The Godfather. He was originally a construction company manager...
35. Martin Brest Martin Brest Director, Scent of a Woman
36. Michael DeLorenzo Michael DeLorenzo Actor, New York Undercover
37. Carly Simon Carly Simon Soundtrack, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days She was raised in the Riverdale section of New York City with two sisters and a brother. Her father, Richard Simon, played Chopin and Beethoven on the piano. She attended so many Brooklyn Dodgers games with her father that she was made a team mascot before they moved to Los Angeles. She once said if she could see herself in a ballplayer...
38. Christopher Reid Christopher Reid Actor, House Party
39. Louis Lombardi Louis Lombardi Actor, The Usual Suspects Having appeared in notable feature films such as the Oscar-winning "The Usual Suspects" and Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers," Louis Lombardi (born and raised in the Bronx, NY) has made a career out of his natural acting style. Louis just completed his first feature film,"Doughboys", which he wrote, directed and starred in. The movie was filmed on location in his hometown...
40. Alan J. Pakula Alan J. Pakula Producer, The Pelican Brief
41. Chuck Zito Chuck Zito Actor, Carlito's Way
42. Lionel Stander Lionel Stander Actor, Hart to Hart Lionel Stander, the movie character actor with the great gravelly voice, was born on January 11th, 1908 in The Bronx borough of New York City. Stander's acting career was derailed when he was blacklisted during the 1950s after being exposed as a Communist Party member during the House Un-American Activities Committee hearings...
43. Jack McGee Jack McGee Actor, The Fighter
44. Neil Simon Neil Simon Writer, Your Show of Shows
45. Lawrence Bender Lawrence Bender Producer, Pulp Fiction
46. Idalis DeLeon Idalis DeLeon Actress, Running Scared
47. John Patrick Shanley John Patrick Shanley Writer, Doubt
48. Harry Reems Harry Reems Actor, Deep Throat
49. Robert Mulligan Robert Mulligan Director, To Kill a Mockingbird
50. Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Self, Jersey Shore Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, born as a native of New York, has inherited a great deal of public notice in such a quick time. His brawny, muscle-bound good looks and fun-loving personality are best associated with MTV's reality television series, Jersey Shore. He joined this popular and successfully-televised series in August 2009 and has become a regular cast member...
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