Famous actresses from New York

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May 3, 2022
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Famous actresses from New York

Anyone who wants to admire and envy the world's biggest stars needs only to look on Instagram. From A-list movie stars and major musicians to pro ball players and comedians who landed their own sitcoms, there's no shortage of evidence of just how good the good life is. They post pictures of themselves with other big shots on rooftop bars, at exclusive clubs, at backstage parties, and at restaurants where regular people can't get a reservation.

But the vast majority of these celebrities were born and raised outside of Hollywood, finding their way to the bright lights and big money of superstardom from obscure beginnings in regular small towns and cities across the country.

Stacker compiled a list of actresses that were born in New York from IMDb’s most popular list. Movie poster images are from OMDb. Keep reading to see which of your favorite actresses are from your home state.

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Awkwafina

- Born: New York City, New York, USA (6/2/1988)
- Known for:
--- Constance in "Ocean's Eight" (2018)
--- Peik Lin Goh in "Crazy Rich Asians" (2018)
--- Billi in "The Farewell" (2019)
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Scarlett Johansson

- Born: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA (11/22/1984)
- Known for:
--- Charlotte in "Lost in Translation" (2003)
--- Samantha in "Her" (2013)
--- Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow in "The Avengers" (2012)
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Lady Gaga

- Born: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA (3/28/1986)
- Known for:
--- Ally in "A Star Is Born" (2018)
--- La Camaleón in "Machete Kills" (2013)
--- Bertha in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" (2014)
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Alexandra Daddario

- Born: New York City, New York, USA (3/16/1986)
- Known for:
--- Summer Quinn in "Baywatch" (2017)
--- Heather Miller in "Texas Chainsaw" (2013)
--- Annabeth in "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" (2010)
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Sarah Hyland

- Born: New York City, New York, USA (11/24/1990)
- Known for:
--- Natalie in "Vampire Academy" (2014)
--- Haley Dunphy / Haley Marshall in "Modern Family" (2009-2020)
--- Dylan Schoenfield in "Geek Charming" (2011)

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Grace Van Patten

- Born: New York City, New York, USA (11/21/1996)
- Known for:
--- Eliza in "The Meyerowitz Stories" (2017)
--- Balloon Girl in "Under the Silver Lake" (2018)
--- Ally Pontecorvo in "The Sopranos" (2006)
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Olivia Wilde

- Born: New York City, New York, USA (3/10/1984)
- Known for:
--- Quorra in "TRON: Legacy" (2010)
--- Jane in "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" (2013)
--- Ella Swenson in "Cowboys & Aliens" (2011)
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June Diane Raphael

- Born: Rockville Centre, Long Island, New York, USA (1/4/1980)
- Known for:
--- Susan Trunkman in "Unfinished Business" (2015)
--- Maya in "Year One" (2009)
--- Ann at the Bar in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" (2008)
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Jennifer Connelly

- Born: Catskill Mountains, New York, USA (12/12/1970)
- Known for:
--- Alicia Nash in "A Beautiful Mind" (2001)
--- Kathy in "House of Sand and Fog" (2003)
--- Marion Silver in "Requiem for a Dream" (2000)
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Brooke Shields

- Born: New York City, New York, USA (5/31/1965)
- Known for:
--- Emmeline Lestrange in "The Blue Lagoon" (1980)
--- Violet in "Pretty Baby" (1978)
--- Susan Hoff in "The Midnight Meat Train" (2008)

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Marisa Tomei

- Born: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA (12/4/1964)
- Known for:
--- Mona Lisa Vito in "My Cousin Vinny" (1992)
--- Cassidy in "The Wrestler" (2008)
--- Natalie Strout in "In the Bedroom" (2001)
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Sigourney Weaver

- Born: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA (10/8/1949)
- Known for:
--- Ripley in "Alien: Resurrection" (1997)
--- Ripley in "Alien" (1979)
--- Dr. Grace Augustine in "Avatar" (2009)
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Rooney Mara

- Born: Bedford, New York, USA (4/17/1985)
- Known for:
--- Therese Belivet in "Carol" (2015)
--- Lisbeth Salander in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (2011)
--- Erica Albright in "The Social Network" (2010)
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Julia Stiles

- Born: New York City, New York, USA (3/28/1981)
- Known for:
--- Kat Stratford in "10 Things I Hate About You" (1999)
--- Sara in "Save the Last Dance" (2001)
--- Veronica in "Silver Linings Playbook" (2012)
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Lola Glaudini

- Born: New York City, New York, USA (11/24/1971)
- Known for:
--- Elle Greenaway in "Criminal Minds" (2005-2020)
--- Sharon Papale in "Invincible" (2006)
--- Female Boss (Sharon) in "That Awkward Moment" (2014)

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Jill Flint

- Born: Cherry Valley, New York, USA (11/25/1977)
- Known for:
--- Obnoxious Girl in "Garden State" (2004)
--- Receptionist in "The Amazing Spider-Man" (2012)
--- Annie in "The Women" (2008)
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Kristen Wiig

- Born: Canandaigua, New York, USA (8/22/1973)
- Known for:
--- Annie in "Bridesmaids" (2011)
--- Maggie Dean in "The Skeleton Twins" (2014)
--- Cheryl Melhoff in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (2013)
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Betty Gilpin

- Born: New York City, New York, USA (7/21/1986)
- Known for:
--- Crystal in "The Hunt" (2020)
--- Whitney in "Isn't It Romantic" (2019)
--- Emmy Forester in "The Tomorrow War" (2021)
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Kate McKinnon

- Born: Sea Cliff, New York, USA (1/6/1984)
- Known for:
--- Jillian Holtzmann in "Ghostbusters" (2016)
--- Various / Hillary Clinton / Kellyanne Conway / Justin Bieber / Angela Merkel / Olya Povlatsky / Barbara DeDrew / Sheila Sovage / Jane Lynch / Jeff Sessions / Ms. Rafferty / Tilda Swinton / Ann Romney / Debette Goldry / Ellen DeGeneres / Shakira / Barbara Corcoran / Chancellor Angela Merkel / Deenie / Elizabeth Warren / Jodie Foster / Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg / Kathy Daly / Keith Urban / Kris Jenner / Lorde / Wendy Darling / Abby Whelan / Angela Lansbury / Beard Hunk Woman / Belle / Betsy DeVos / Bev / Big Ang / Billy Jean King / Black Widow / Black-Clothed Soldier / Carly Fiorina / Carmela DeAngelis / Cecilia Gimenez / Cecilia Giménez / Cherry Grove Lesbian / Chrissy Lane / Claudette Fontaine / Curse-Bringer / Customs Agent / Dame Maggie Smith / Dancer / Debbie Wasserman Schultz / Diana Nyad / Die Antwoord / Dutch Plains / Dutch Plains as Les Dykawitz / Ed Sheeran / Edie Falco / Eleven / Ellen Degeneres / Emilia Clarke / Felix 900 Presenter / Flossie Dickey / Game Night Participant / Garage / Genevieve / Ginger Rogers / Grandma / Great Grandma Vogelcheck / Greta Van Susteren / Helga Handler / Hillary Rodham Clinton / Hozier / Iggy Azalea / Ilsa Lund / Infinity + 5 / Janet Huckabee / Jessa Johansson / Joanne Pendak / Jodi Cork / Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg / Kaci Hickox / Kate / Kate Bolduan / Kathleen Sebelius / Kayleight McEnany / Kevin McCallister / Kristen Stewart / La Touch / Linda Tayhoe / Lisa Broderick / Little Denise / Lucille Ball / Maggie Greene / Maggie Smith / Maria von Trapp / Marilyn / Marina Chapman / Martha Raddatz / Martha Stewart / Mary Barra / Melisandre / Mika Brzezinski / Miss Bolivia / Miss Reese / Miss Trash New York / Mrs. Freda Santini / Mrs. Leonie Hemsworth / Mrs. Santini / Napoleon / Noelle LeSoup / Olya / Paramedic / Pat Lynhart / Penelope Cruz / Penny / Penélope Cruz / Pepé Le Pew / Piglet / Piper / Portia / Pregnasty / Psychiatrist / Reedy / Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz / Reporter / Robert Durst / Robyn / Rosie / Ruth Bader Ginsburg / S.E. Cupp / Samantha Scheibe / Sen. Lindsey Graham / Shannon / Shud / Student / Student Theatre MemberThe Christmas Candle Singer / Sturdy Barbie / Susan B. Anthony / Susan Boyle / Susie Tenderfield / Tabitha Coffey / Tauriel / Teacher / That Twerp Who Raised the Price of AIDS Medication / The Cookies / Theresa Caputo / Winnie Mayhood in "Saturday Night Live" (2012-2021)
--- Jess Carr in "Bombshell" (2019)
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Rosario Dawson

- Born: New York City, New York, USA (5/9/1979)
- Known for:
--- Mimi Marquez in "Rent" (2005)
--- Batgirl / Barbara Gordon in "The Lego Batman Movie" (2017)
--- Connie in "Unstoppable" (2010)

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Diane Lane

- Born: New York City, New York, USA (1/22/1965)
- Known for:
--- Connie Sumner in "Unfaithful" (2002)
--- Frances in "Under the Tuscan Sun" (2003)
--- Mom in "Inside Out" (2015)
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Anne Hathaway

- Born: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA (11/12/1982)
- Known for:
--- Fantine in "Les Misérables" (2012)
--- Selina in "The Dark Knight Rises" (2012)
--- Kym in "Rachel Getting Married" (2008)
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Kate Mara

- Born: Bedford, New York, USA (2/27/1983)
- Known for:
--- Sue Storm in "Fantastic Four" (2015)
--- Mississippi in "Happythankyoumoreplease" (2010)
--- Sarah Fenn in "Shooter" (2007)
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus

- Born: New York City, New York, USA (1/13/1961)
- Known for:
--- Elaine Benes in "Seinfeld" (1990-1998)
--- Eva in "Enough Said" (2013)
--- Christine Campbell in "The New Adventures of Old Christine" (2006-2010)
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Emma Roberts

- Born: Rhinebeck, New York, USA (2/10/1991)
- Known for:
--- Casey Mathis in "We're the Millers" (2013)
--- Claire in "Aquamarine" (2006)
--- Vee in "Nerve" (2016)

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Abigail Breslin

- Born: New York City, New York, USA (4/14/1996)
- Known for:
--- Olive in "Little Miss Sunshine" (2006)
--- Jean Fordham in "August: Osage County" (2013)
--- Maya Hayes in "Definitely, Maybe" (2008)
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Saoirse Ronan

- Born: The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA (4/12/1994)
- Known for:
--- Hanna in "Hanna" (2011)
--- Eilis in "Brooklyn" (2015)
--- Briony Tallis, aged 13 in "Atonement" (2007)
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Jamie Rose

- Born: New York City, New York, USA (11/26/1959)
- Known for:
--- Vickie Gioberti / Vickie Hogan in "Falcon Crest" (1981-1983)
--- Dr. Birch in "St. Elsewhere" (1986)
--- Megan in "Just Before Dawn" (1981)
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Fiona Dourif

- Born: Woodstock, New York, USA (10/30/1981)
- Known for:
--- Bart Curlish in "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" (2016-2017)
--- Tabitha Youens in "Shameless" (2018)
--- Lillian Roth in "The Blacklist" (2018-2021)
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Kathrine Narducci

- Born: East Harlem, New York City, New York, USA (11/22/1965)
- Known for:
--- Carrie Bufalino in "The Irishman" (2019)
--- Rosie in "Capone" (2020)
--- Olympia Gigante in "Godfather of Harlem" (2019-2021)

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Julia Garner

- Born: Bronx, New York City, New York, USA (2/1/1994)
- Known for:
--- Ruth Langmore in "Ozark" (2017-2022)
--- Sarah in "Martha Marcy May Marlene" (2011)
--- Marcie in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" (2014)
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Amy Ryan

- Born: Queens, New York City, New York, USA (5/3/1968)
- Known for:
--- Helene McCready in "Gone Baby Gone" (2007)
--- Sylvia in "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" (2014)
--- Martha in "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" (2007)
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Ashley Williams

- Born: Westchester County, New York, USA (11/12/1978)
- Known for:
--- Victoria in "How I Met Your Mother" (2006-2014)
--- Jeannie Gaffigan in "The Jim Gaffigan Show" (2015-2016)
--- Claire in "Something Borrowed" (2011)
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Julianna Margulies

- Born: Spring Valley, New York, USA (6/8/1966)
- Known for:
--- Carol Hathaway in "ER" (1994-2009)
--- Epps in "Ghost Ship" (2002)
--- Joyce Rizzo in "City Island" (2009)
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Sanaa Lathan

- Born: New York City, New York, USA (9/19/1971)
- Known for:
--- Alexa Woods in "Alien vs. Predator" (2004)
--- Monica Wright in "Love & Basketball" (2000)
--- Kenya Denise McQueen in "Something New" (2006)

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Jurnee Smollett

- Born: New York City, New York, USA (10/1/1986)
- Known for:
--- Dinah Lance / Black Canary in "Birds of Prey" (2020)
--- Letitia 'Leti' Lewis in "Lovecraft Country" (2020)
--- Samantha Booke in "The Great Debaters" (2007)
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Liza Lapira

- Born: Queens, New York City, New York, USA (not available)
- Known for:
--- Kianna in "21" (2008)
--- Trinh in "Fast & Furious" (2009)
--- Liz in "Crazy, Stupid, Love." (2011)
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Emmy Rossum

- Born: New York City, New York, USA (9/12/1986)
- Known for:
--- Christine in "The Phantom of the Opera" (2004)
--- Laura Chapman in "The Day After Tomorrow" (2004)
--- Fiona Gallagher in "Shameless" (2011-2019)
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Liv Tyler

- Born: New York City, New York, USA (7/1/1977)
- Known for:
--- Arwen in "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (2003)
--- Grace Stamper in "Armageddon" (1998)
--- Arwen in "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" (2001)
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Dina Meyer

- Born: Queens, New York City, New York, USA (12/22/1968)
- Known for:
--- Dizzy Flores in "Starship Troopers" (1997)
--- Jane in "Johnny Mnemonic" (1995)
--- Kerry in "Saw" (2004)

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Lindsay Lohan

- Born: The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA (7/2/1986)
- Known for:
--- Hallie Parker / Annie James in "The Parent Trap" (1998)
--- Cady Heron in "Mean Girls" (2004)
--- Anna Coleman in "Freaky Friday" (2003)
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Jamie-Lynn Sigler

- Born: Jericho, New York, USA (5/15/1981)
- Known for:
--- Meadow Soprano in "The Sopranos" (1999-2007)
--- Jamie-Lynn Sigler in "Entourage" (2008-2009)
--- Ali Federman in "I Do" (2012)
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Susan Sarandon

- Born: New York City, New York, USA (10/4/1946)
- Known for:
--- Louise in "Thelma & Louise" (1991)
--- Sister Helen Prejean in "Dead Man Walking" (1995)
--- Jackie Harrison in "Stepmom" (1998)
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Lucy Boynton

- Born: New York City, New York, USA (1/17/1994)
- Known for:
--- Raphina in "Sing Street" (2016)
--- Mary Austin in "Bohemian Rhapsody" (2018)
--- Young Beatrix in "Miss Potter" (2006)
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Gaby Hoffmann

- Born: New York City, New York, USA (1/8/1982)
- Known for:
--- Karin Kinsella in "Field of Dreams" (1989)
--- Samantha Albertson in "Now and Then" (1995)
--- Lane in "Everyone Says I Love You" (1996)

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Christina Vidal

- Born: Whitestone, Queens, New York, USA (11/18/1981)
- Known for:
--- Christine in "See No Evil" (2006)
--- SGT. Denise Wade in "The Guilty" (2021)
--- Angie Vega in "Life with Mikey" (1993)
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Wendie Malick

- Born: Buffalo, New York, USA (12/13/1950)
- Known for:
--- Monty's Mom in "Waiting..." (2005)
--- Susan Sloan in "The American President" (1995)
--- Chicha in "The Emperor's New Groove" (2000)
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Mira Sorvino

- Born: New York City, New York, USA (9/28/1967)
- Known for:
--- Linda Ash in "Mighty Aphrodite" (1995)
--- Meg Coburn in "The Replacement Killers" (1998)
--- Romy in "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" (1997)
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Michelle Trachtenberg

- Born: New York City, New York, USA (10/11/1985)
- Known for:
--- Dawn Summers in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (2000-2003)
--- Penny in "Inspector Gadget" (1999)
--- Maggie in "17 Again" (2009)

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