Famous New YorkersWoody AllenThe 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)
Famous New YorkersLucille BallThe "I Love Lucy" star was born in Jamestown on Aug. 6, 1911.
Famous New YorkersMaggie GyllenhaalActress Maggie Gyllenhaal was born on the Lower East Side on Nov. 16, 1977, and currently resides in Brooklyn. (credit: Dan Steinberg/AP)
Famous New YorkersMariah CareySinger Mariah Carey was born in Huntington, Long Island on March 27, 1970. (credit: Dan Steinberg/AP)
Famous New YorkersMary J. BligeSinger Mary J. Blige was born in The Bronx on Jan. 11, 1971.
Famous New YorkersMatt DillonActor Matt Dillon was born Feb. 18, 1964, in New Rochelle. (credit: Dan Steinberg/AP)
Famous New YorkersMel GibsonThis actor/director was born on Jan. 3, 1956, in Peekskill. (credit: Dan Steinberg/AP)
Famous New YorkersNorah JonesThis singer-songwriter was born on March 30, 1979 in Brooklyn. (credit: Dan Steinberg/AP)
Famous New YorkersRobert DeNiroOne 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)
Famous New YorkersScott BaioThe 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)
Famous New YorkersWhoopi GoldbergActress and comedian Whoopi Goldberg was born on Nov. 13, 1955, in Manhattan and raised in Chelsea. (credit: Dan Steinberg/AP)
Famous New YorkersJoan BaezPeace activist and singer Joan Baez was born on Jan. 9, 1941, on Staten Island.
Famous New YorkersJane FondaActress Jane Fonda was born on Dec. 21, 1937, in New York City
Famous New YorkersVin DieselActor Vin Diesel was born on July 18, 1967, in New York City.
Famous New YorkersAlec BaldwinThe "30 Rock" star was born on April 3, 1958, in Massapequa.
Famous New YorkersAlicia KeysActress and singer Alicia Keys was born in Hell's Kitchen on Jan. 25, 1981.
Famous New YorkersAnne HathawayAnne Hathaway was born in Brooklyn on Nov. 12, 1982.
Famous New YorkersAshantiThe Grammy-award winning artist was born in Glen Cove on Oct. 13, 1980.
Famous New YorkersBarbara BushFormer first lady Barbara Bush was born in Flushing on June 8, 1925.
Famous New YorkersThe Beastie BoysThe Beastie Boys, Mike D, MCA, and Ad-Rock hail from Brooklyn, Manhattan and South Orange, New Jersey. (credit: Dan Steinberg/AP)
Famous New YorkersBilly CrystalThis actor was born in New York City on March 14, 1948.
Famous New YorkersHank AzariaActor Hank Azaria was born on April 25, 1964 in Forest Hills.
Famous New YorkersHarry BelafonteThe "King of Calypso" wasn't born in the Caribbean but on the island of Manhattan on March 1, 1927.
Famous New YorkersBarbra StreisandThe multiple award-winning singer, actress and director was born in Brooklyn in 1942.