Famous New Yorkers

Scott Baio
Scott Baio
The actor, best known for his work on the sitcom "Charles in Charge," was born on Sep. 2, 1961, in Brooklyn where he attended Xaverian High School. (credit: Dan Steinberg/AP)
(credit: Dan Steinberg/AP)
Woody Allen
The Big Apple has been an inspiration for many of Allen's films. He was born and raised in Brooklyn. (credit: Dan Steinberg/AP)
(credit: Dan Steinberg/AP)
Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel
Actor Vin Diesel was born on July 18, 1967, in New York City.
Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
The "30 Rock" star was born on April 3, 1958, in Massapequa.
Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
Actress and singer Alicia Keys was born in Hell's Kitchen on Jan. 25, 1981.
Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway was born in Brooklyn on Nov. 12, 1982.
Ashanti
Ashanti
The Grammy-award winning artist was born in Glen Cove on Oct. 13, 1980.
Barbara Bush
Barbara Bush
Former first lady Barbara Bush was born in Flushing on June 8, 1925.
The Beastie Boys
The Beastie Boys
The Beastie Boys, Mike D, MCA, and Ad-Rock hail from Brooklyn, Manhattan and South Orange, New Jersey. (credit: Dan Steinberg/AP)
Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal
This actor was born in New York City on March 14, 1948.
Hank Azaria
Hank Azaria
Actor Hank Azaria was born on April 25, 1964 in Forest Hills.
Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
The "King of Calypso" wasn't born in the Caribbean but on the island of Manhattan on March 1, 1927.
Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
Actress Jane Fonda was born on Dec. 21, 1937, in New York City
Joan Baez
Joan Baez
Peace activist and singer Joan Baez was born on Jan. 9, 1941, on Staten Island.
Lucille Ball
Lucille Ball
The "I Love Lucy" star was born in Jamestown on Aug. 6, 1911.
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal was born on the Lower East Side on Nov. 16, 1977, and currently resides in Brooklyn. (credit: Dan Steinberg/AP)
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
Singer Mariah Carey was born in Huntington, Long Island on March 27, 1970. (credit: Dan Steinberg/AP)
Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige
Singer Mary J. Blige was born in The Bronx on Jan. 11, 1971.
Matt Dillon
Matt Dillon
Actor Matt Dillon was born Feb. 18, 1964, in New Rochelle. (credit: Dan Steinberg/AP)
Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
This actor/director was born on Jan. 3, 1956, in Peekskill. (credit: Dan Steinberg/AP)
Norah Jones
Norah Jones
This singer-songwriter was born on March 30, 1979 in Brooklyn. (credit: Dan Steinberg/AP)
Robert DeNiro
Robert DeNiro
One of the most influential actors of all time, Robert De Niro, was born in New York City on August 17, 1943. (credit: Dan Steinberg/AP)
Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
Actress and comedian Whoopi Goldberg was born on Nov. 13, 1955, in Manhattan and raised in Chelsea. (credit: Dan Steinberg/AP)
The multiple award-winning singer, actress and director was born in Brooklyn in 1942.
Barbra Streisand The multiple award-winning singer, actress and director was born in Brooklyn in 1942.
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