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    53 Celebrities That Are True New Yorkers

    AKA born in the best city in the world.

    1. Robert Downey Jr.

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    Born and raised in Manhattan, in Greenwich Village.

    2. Scarlett Johansson

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    Born and raised in Manhattan.

    3. Adrian Brody

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    Born and raised in Woodhaven, Queens.

    4. Jerry O'Connell

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    Born and raised in Manhattan.

    5. Kerry Washington

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    Born and raised in the Bronx and Manhattan.

    6. Claire Danes

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    Born and raised in Manhattan, in SoHo.

    7. Cuba Gooding Jr.

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    Born and raised in the Bronx.

    8. Lucy Liu

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    Born and raised in Queens.

    9. Sarah Hyland

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    Born and raised in Manhattan.

    10. Sarah Michelle Gellar

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    Born and raised in Manhattan, on the Upper East Side.

    11. Diane Lane

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    Born and raised in Manhattan.

    12. Alicia Keys

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    Born and raised in Manhattan, in Hell's Kitchen.

    13. Regis Philbin

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    Born and raised in the Bronx.

    14. A$AP Rocky

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    Born and raised in Manhattan, in Harlem and Midtown.

    15. Michelle Trachtenberg

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    Born and raised in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.

    16. Matthew Daddario

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    Born and raised in Manhattan.

    17. Alexandra Daddario (duh)

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    Like her brother above, born and raised in Manhattan.

    18. Julia Stiles

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    Born and raised in Manhattan.

    19. Lenny Kravitz

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    Born and raised in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

    20. Jennifer Lopez

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    Born and raised in the Bronx, duh!!

    21. Cynthia Nixon

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    Born and raised in the city somewhere, I promise you that. Borough unknown.

    22. Vanessa Williams

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    Born and raised in the Bronx.

    23. Sigourney Weaver

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    Born and raised in Manhattan.

    24. Whoopi Goldberg

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    Born and raised in Chelsea, Manhattan.

    25. David Duchovny

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    Born and raised in Manhattan.

    26. Hank Azaria

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    Born and raised in Queens.

    27. Lady Gaga

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    Born and raised in Manhattan.

    28. Josh Peck

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    Born and raised in Manhattan. Fun fact: he went to P.S. 40 in Gramercy Park.

    29. Amanda Peet

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    Born and raised in Manhattan. She moved to London for four years when she was Seven but then came back to NY so we can forgive her for that.

    30. Marissa Tomei

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    Born and raised in Midwood, Brooklyn.

    31. Jake T. Austin

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    Born and raised in an unknown neighborhood. But he has said "I was born and raised in New York, so I was blessed - or some say cursed - with a strong New York accent."

    32. Barbra Streisand

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    Born and raised in Brooklyn. She went to high school with Neil Diamond.

    33. Neil Diamond.

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    Born and raised in Brooklyn. He went to high school with Barbra Streisand.

    34. Larry David

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    Born and raised in Brooklyn.

    35. Rosario Dawson

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    Born and raised in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

    36. Jon Favreau

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    Born and raised in Flushing, Queens.

    37. Ansel Elgort

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    Born and raised in Manhattan.

    38. Peter Facinelli

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    Born and raised in Ozone Park, Queens.

    39. Jane Fonda

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    Born and raised in Manhattan.

    40. Corbin Bleu

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    Born and raised in Brooklyn.

    41. Laura Linney

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    Born and raised in Manhattan.

    42. Lena Dunham

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    Born and raised in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

    43. Christopher Walken

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    Born and raised in Astoria, Queens.

    44. Ben Stiller

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    Born and raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

    45. Jay Z

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    Born and raised in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.

    46. Abigail Breslin

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    Born and raised in NYC somewhere.

    47. 50 Cent

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    Born and raised in Queens.

    48. Eddie Murphy

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    Born and raised in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

    49. Lin Manuel Miranda

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    Born and raised in Inwood, Manhattan.

    50. Gabourey Sidibe

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    Born and raised in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

    51. Christian Slater

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    Born and raised in Manhattan.

    52. Neil deGrasse Tyson

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    Born and raised in the Bronx.

    53. Judge Judy

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    Born and raised in Brooklyn.

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