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Famous Celebrities Born In New York

New York; the city that never sleeps, the big apple, and many more world renowned names which give light to this spectacular city. Not only is it one of the most visited places in the world, with millions of Americans as well as tourists flocking here every year, but it's also the hub of a variety of industries, from music and fashion, food to film. With so much to see and do in New York, it's hard to know where to begin - but just like any other major city, it's the people living in that are one of the most interesting attractions.

Home to some of the world's most famous celebrities, New York is continuously under the media spotlight, with parties and award ceremonies happening every night of the week. If you're thinking of taking a trip to the big apple this year, let's take a look at some of the most famous celebrities born here, so have made it all the way to stardom.

Sarah Jessica Parker

Everyone has heard of the hit television show Sex and the City, and if you haven't seen it, where have you been hiding all these years? Along with her co-starts Kim Cattrall, Kirstin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker helped to bring (or Carrie as she was known in the show) one of the city's most popular books to the small screen, and with millions of viewers each episode, they instantly became the superstars of New York.

Sarah Jessica Parker is married to Matthew Broderick, and she still lives in NYC with their young family. Having started in two Sex and the City films, as well as released her own fashion and perfume ranges, Sarah Jessica Parker really is one of New York's finest.

Tim Robbins

If you love film, then Tim Robbins will no doubt be a name you recognise. Even if you are not that interested in film, you would have certainly heard of the Shawshank Redemption, one of the greatest movies ever made. Robbins played the lead character, locked up in a harsh prison for financial fraud, and along with a spectacular cast, which includes Morgan Freeman, captured the hearts and minds of the world. Robbins eventually escapes from the prison, and the film was praised for it's real-to-life representations of New York's most secure institutions. Tim Robbins was born in New York and continues to live there with his family.


Whether you call him Sean Carter, Jay-Z, JiggaMan or Hove, this guy is one of the world's biggest celebrities, on and off stage. Having sold millions of records, as well as owning his own record label, fashion line, and range of hotels, Jay-Z might just be one of the most recognised faces to have ever come from New York City. Married to music superstar Beyonce, and currently residing in NYC, Jay-Z comes from the streets of Brooklyn, and is also one of the richest men in music right now.

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