New York is a city full of celebrities. Some are born in this city, while others call it their adopted home after moving to New York at some point during their lives. By the time they reach adulthood, most of these celebrities have either lived or spent a considerable amount of time here. A few started out in New York and never left while a different set did just the opposite and moved away for a short or long period before returning. These celebrities represent almost every profession you could think of, from musicians to writers to athletes to actors and actresses.
Here is a list of 10 Celebrities who were born in New York:
Olivia Wilde is an American Actress born on March 10, 1984. She was born in Steve BuscemiManhattan, New York to Leslie Cockburn (journalist) and Andrew Cockburn (author). Her mother was born in England while her father is American-born. She grew up mostly in Washington D.C but spent summers with her grandparents in Ireland. Olivia went to school at the Georgetown Day School where she graduated in 2002 before getting a degree in acting at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She has appeared on television shows such as “The O.C” and “House M.D.”
Steve Buscemi is an actor who was born December 13th, 1957 in Brooklyn, New York City. He is most notable for his role in “Reservoir Dogs” and appeared in several small but memorable roles before finally landing the lead role of Enoch ‘Nucky’ Thompson on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”
Liza Minnelli was born on March 12, 1946. She is an American singer, actress, and entertainer born to legendary film actor/director Vincente Minnelli and Judy Garland. Born at New York City’s Doctors Hospital in Manhattan, she spent her early childhood between New York and Los Angeles while her father was working on films.
Tom Cruise was born on July 3, 1962. He is an American film actor and producer who first made his mark as a young leading man in the 1980s before achieving greater fame for his role as secret agent Ethan Hunt in “Mission: Impossible.” His mother Mary Lee (Preston) worked as a special education teacher before she remarried Thomas Cruise Mapother III who after the marriage adopted Tom and gave him his name.
Richard Gere is an actor who was born on August 31, 1949. Born Richard Tiffany Gere to father Robert George Gere (an advertising executive) and mother Doris Ann (Tiffany), Richard grew up mostly between Syracuse and Corning New York where he developed a love for the theater. He moved to New York City after high school and got his first acting role in 1973’s “The Lords of Flatbush.”
Angelina Jolie was born on June 4, 1975. She is an American actress who gained fame for her role in “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” with Brad Pitt before starring in box office hits like the “Lara Croft” movies, the two “Kung Fu Panda” movies, and her Oscar-winning performance in “Girl Interrupted.” She was born Angelina Jolie Voight to Jon Voight (an actor), actress Marcheline Bertrand and adopted son James Haven in Los Angeles.
Christina Aguilera was born on December 18, 1980. She is an American pop singer who first found fame with her 1999 self-titled album which spawned hits like “Genie in a Bottle” and “What A Girl Wants.” A year later she made her film debut as the lead role of Mia Thermopolis in “The Princess Diaries.” Since then she has released four more studio albums, starred in three movies, and launched numerous perfumes.
Matthew Broderick was born on March 21, 1962. He is an actor best known for his work on Broadway where he won two Tony Awards before moving to television where he has appeared on several series including Emmy-winning performances on the TV show “The Good Wife.”
Susan Sarandon is an actress born on October 4, 1946. She was born in New York city to Lenora Marie (née Criscione) and Phillip Leslie Tomalin who divorced when Susan was just two years of age. She has one brother 2 years her senior named Larry Jr. A year after her parents’ divorce Susan’s mother re-married the then 22-year old Harry Sarandon who legally adopted both his wife’s children taking them into his family. He also inspired young Susan to pursue acting by giving her the lead role during a school production of “Alice Blue Gown.”
Julianne Moore is an actress on December 3, 1960, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She was born Julie Anne Smith but her parents divorced when she was just five years old and with the absence of her father she chose to use her stepfather’s surname Moore as a sign of her devotion to him even though that meant changing her last name.