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The following is a list of prominent people who were born in/lived in or around the U.S. state of New York, or for whom New York is a significant part of their identity.

Government and politics

See also: List of governors of New York, List of New York State Assembly members (2005–06), List of New York State Senators, List of United States Representatives from New York, and List of United States senators from New York


Martin Van Buren
Millard Fillmore
Chester A. Arthur
Grover Cleveland
Theodore Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Donald Trump

Vice presidents

Nelson Rockefeller



Chuck Schumer


Other politicians

First Ladies

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis


Film, television, theater, and dance

Woody Allen
Lauren Bacall
Alec Baldwin
Lucille Ball
Anne Bancroft
Humphrey Bogart
James Caan
James Cagney
Chevy Chase
Tom Cruise
Tony Curtis
Sammy Davis Jr.
Robert De Niro
Kirk Douglas
Robert Downey Jr.
Mel Gibson
Whoopi Goldberg
Rita Hayworth
Scarlett Johansson
Danny Kaye
Burt Lancaster
Spike Lee
Eddie Murphy
Al Pacino
Regis Philbin
Sylvester Stallone
Howard Stern
Denzel Washington
Mae West

Comedians, entertainers, and humorists

Rodney Dangerfield
Jimmy Fallon
The Marx Brothers
Don Rickles
Joan Rivers
Jerry Seinfeld

Singers and instrumentalists

Christina Aguilera
Tony Bennett
Maria Callas
Mariah Carey
Lana Del Rey
Neil Diamond
Lady Gaga
Art Garfunkel and Paul Simon
George Gershwin
Billy Joel
Jennifer Lopez
Idina Menzel
Barbra Streisand
Steven Tyler


50 Cent
LL Cool J


Goo Goo Dolls

Art, literature, journalism, and philosophy

Susan B. Anthony
Anderson Cooper
Howard Cosell
Bob Costas
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Washington Irving
Larry King
Bill Maher
Herman Melville
Sojourner Truth
Walt Whitman



Craig Biggio
Whitey Ford
Lou Gehrig
Hank Greenberg
Sandy Koufax
Carl Yastrzemski


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Nate Archibald
Carmelo Anthony
Sue Bird
Julius Erving
Chris Mullin
Dolph Schayes


Mike Tyson
Floyd Patterson
Gene Tunney


Soren Thompson

American football

Jim Brown
Rob Gronkowski
Art Monk

Ice hockey

Adam Fox
Patrick Kane


Timothy Weah


John McEnroe

Track and field

Caitlyn Jenner

Other sports

Carol Heiss
Jon Jones


John D. Rockefeller
Cornelius Vanderbilt
Mark Zuckerberg

Fashion, beauty, and modeling

Scarlett Johansson
Hayden Panettiere

Lawyers and jurists

Ruth Bader Ginsburg
John Jay

Religious leaders

Science and medicine

Mandy Cohen
Jonas Salk
Carl Sagan
Richard Feynman

Foreign-born New Yorkers

Gene Simmons
Jason Wu

Infamous New Yorkers

Billy the Kid


Daniel Daly

See also


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