Famous actresses from New York

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November 4, 2021
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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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Abigail Breslin

- Born: New York City, New York (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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Alexandra Daddario

- Born: New York City, New York (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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Alexis Dziena

- Born: New York City, New York (7/8/1984)
- Known for:
--- Joan in "When in Rome" (2010)
--- Tris in "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" (2008)
--- Gemma Honeycutt in "Fool's Gold" (2008)

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Amanda Peet

- Born: New York City, New York (1/11/1972)
- Known for:
--- Kate Curtis in "2012" (2009)
--- Emily Friehl in "A Lot Like Love" (2005)
--- Paris in "Identity" (2003)

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Amy Sedaris

- Born: Endicott, New York (3/29/1961)
- Known for:
--- Jerri Blank in "Strangers with Candy" (1999-2000)
--- Jill in "Puss in Boots" (2011)
--- Princess Carolyn in "BoJack Horseman" (2014-2020)

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Anne Hathaway

- Born: Brooklyn, New York (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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Awkwafina

- Born: New York City, New York (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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Diane Lane

- Born: New York City, New York (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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Dina Meyer

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

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Drea de Matteo

- Born: Queens, New York (1/19/1972)
- Known for:
--- Adriana La Cerva in "The Sopranos" (1999-2006)
--- Iris Ferry in "Assault on Precinct 13" (2005)
--- Melissa in "Swordfish" (2001)

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Edie Falco

- Born: Brooklyn, New York (7/5/1963)
- Known for:
--- Carmela Soprano in "The Sopranos" (1999-2007)
--- Marly Temple in "Sunshine State" (2002)
--- Celeste Cunningham in "30 Rock" (2007-2008)

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Ellen Barkin

- Born: The Bronx, New York (4/16/1954)
- Known for:
--- Jewel Stern in "The Fan" (1996)
--- Annette Atkins in "Drop Dead Gorgeous" (1999)
--- Helen Cruger in "Sea of Love" (1989)

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Emma Roberts

- Born: Rhinebeck, New York (2/10/1991)
- Known for:
--- Casey Mathis in "We're the Millers" (2013)
--- Claire in "Aquamarine" (2006)
--- Sally Howe in "The Art of Getting By" (2011)

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Emmy Rossum

- Born: New York City, New York (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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Glynnis O'Connor

- Born: Merrick, New York (11/19/1955)
- Known for:
--- Bobbie Lee Hartley in "Ode to Billy Joe" (1976)
--- Melanie in "Melanie" (1982)
--- Gina Biggs in "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble" (1976)

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Jamie-Lynn Sigler

- Born: Jericho, New York (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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Jennifer Connelly

- Born: Catskill Mountains, New York (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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Jennifer Grey

- Born: New York City, New York (3/26/1960)
- Known for:
--- Baby Houseman in "Dirty Dancing" (1987)
--- Jeanie Bueller in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986)
--- Toni in "Red Dawn" (1984)

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Jordana Spiro

- Born: Manhattan, New York (4/12/1977)
- Known for:
--- Producer in "Night Comes On" (2018)
--- Producer in "Skin" (2012)
--- P.J. Franklin in "My Boys" (2006-2010)

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Jorja Fox

- Born: New York City, New York (7/7/1968)
- Known for:
--- Sara Sidle in "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000-2015)
--- Leonard's Wife in "Memento" (2000)
--- Dr. Maggie Doyle in "ER" (1996-1999)

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Julia Garner

- Born: Bronx, New York (2/1/1994)
- Known for:
--- Ruth Langmore in "Ozark" (2017-2021)
--- Marcie in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill for" (2014)
--- Sarah in "Martha Marcy May Marlene" (2011)

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus

- Born: New York City, New York (1/13/1961)
- Known for:
--- Elaine Benes in "Seinfeld" (1990-1998)
--- Eva in "Enough Said" (2013)
--- Selina Meyer in "Veep" (2012-2019)

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Julia Stiles

- Born: New York City, New York (3/28/1981)
- Known for:
--- Kat Stratford in "10 Things I Hate About You" (1999)
--- Sara in "Save the Last Dance" (2001)
--- Katherine Thorn in "The Omen" (2006)

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Jurnee Smollett

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

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Kate Mara

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

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Kate McKinnon

- Born: Sea Cliff, New York (1/6/1984)
- Known for:
--- Jillian Holtzmann in "Ghostbusters" (2016)
--- Various in "Saturday Night Live" (2012-2021)
--- Jess Carr in "Bombshell" (2019)

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Kelly Rohrbach

- Born: New York City, New York (1/21/1990)
- Known for:
--- CJ Parker in "Baywatch" (2017)
--- Terry in "A Rainy Day in New York" (2019)
--- Beatrice in "Wilt" (2015)

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Kristen Wiig

- Born: Canandaigua, New York (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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Laura Linney

- Born: New York City, New York (2/5/1964)
- Known for:
--- Cathy Jamison in "The Big C" (2010-2013)
--- Wendy Savage in "The Savages" (2007)
--- Clara McMillen in "Kinsey" (2004)

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Liv Tyler

- Born: New York City, New York (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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Lorraine Bracco

- Born: Bay Ridge, New York (10/2/1954)
- Known for:
--- Karen Hill in "Goodfellas" (1990)
--- Dr. Jennifer Melfi in "The Sopranos" (1999-2007)
--- Dr. Rae Crane in "Medicine Man" (1992)

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Lucy Liu

- Born: Queens, New York (12/2/1968)
- Known for:
--- O-Ren Ishii in "Kill Bill: Vol. 1" (2003)
--- Alex in "Charlie's Angels" (2000)
--- Kitty Baxter in "Chicago" (2002)

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Margaret Colin

- Born: Brooklyn, New York (5/26/1958)
- Known for:
--- Constance Spano in "Independence Day" (1996)
--- Sally in "Unfaithful" (2002)
--- Lisa Wiseman in "Now and Again" (1999-2000)

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Marisa Tomei

- Born: Brooklyn, New York (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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Maya Hawke

- Born: New York City, New York (7/8/1998)
- Known for:
--- Robin Buckley in "Stranger Things" (2019-2022)
--- Jo March in "Little Women" (2017)
--- Flowerchild' in "Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood" (2019)

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Michelle Trachtenberg

- Born: New York City, New York (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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Mira Sorvino

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

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Olivia Wilde

- Born: New York City, New York (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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Pamela Adlon

- Born: New York City, New York (7/9/1966)
- Known for:
--- Sam Fox in "Better Things" (2016-2021)
--- Pamela in "Louie" (2010-2015)
--- Dolores in "Grease 2" (1982)

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Rooney Mara

- Born: Bedford, New York (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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Rosario Dawson

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

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Ryan Simpkins

- Born: Manhattan, New York (3/28/1998)
- Known for:
--- Jennifer Strunk in "A Single Man" (2009)
--- Jennifer Wheeler in "Revolutionary Road" (2008)
--- Aubrey Pope in "Brigsby Bear" (2017)

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Saoirse Ronan

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

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Sarah Hyland

- Born: New York City, New York (11/24/1990)
- Known for:
--- Natalie in "Vampire Academy" (2014)
--- Haley Dunphy in "Modern Family" (2009-2020)
--- Johana Burwood in "See You in Valhalla" (2015)

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Scarlett Johansson

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

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Sigourney Weaver

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

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Sofia Coppola

- Born: New York City, New York (5/14/1971)
- Known for:
--- Mary Corleone in "The Godfather: Part III" (1990)
--- Director in "Lost in Translation" (2003)
--- Director in "The Beguiled" (2017)

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Téa Leoni

- Born: New York City, New York (2/25/1966)
- Known for:
--- Kate Reynolds in "The Family Man" (2000)
--- Amanda Kirby in "Jurassic Park III" (2001)
--- Deborah Clasky in "Spanglish" (2004)

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