Birth Place Matching "Harlem, New York City, New York, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
2. Keith David
Actor | The Princess and the Frog
Keith David was born Keith David Williams in New York City's Harlem district, and was raised in East Elmhurst, in the Queens section of the city. He is the son of Dolores (Dickenson), a New York Telephone manager, and Lester Williams, a payroll operations director. As a child, he realized he wanted...
3. Yaya DaCosta
Actress | The Butler
Yaya DaCosta was born and raised in New York City along with her sister and two brothers. She got her first acting gig at the age of eleven when her junior high school drama teacher, Ann Willis Ratray, encouraged her to audition for educational films. She continued to perform in school shows ...
4. Joe Morton
Actor | Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Joe Morton was born on October 18, 1947 in New York, New York, USA. He is a television, film, and theater actor, best known for The Brother from Another Planet (1984), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Eureka (2006), and Scandal (2012). He also writes and directs, and is a singer/songwriter.
5. Tupac Shakur
Soundtrack | Poetic Justice
Born in New York City, Tupac grew up primarily in Harlem. In 1984, his family moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he became good friends with Jada Pinkett Smith. His family moved again in 1988 to Oakland, California. His first breakthrough in music came in 1991 as a member of the group Digital ...
6. Mekhi Phifer
Actor | ER
Mekhi Phifer was born in Harlem, Manhattan, and was raised by his mother, Rhoda, a high school teacher. Phifer's acting career began when he auditioned at an open casting call for director Spike Lee's Clockers (1995) and was selected for the leading role. Working alongside Harvey Keitel and Delroy ...
7. Joan Hackett
Actress | The Last of Sheila
Joan Hackett was never one of your conventional leading ladies. Directors sometimes found her difficult to work with. Yet this strong-minded perfectionist had an unquenchable individuality that came through in her performances, and she never hesitated to appear unglamorous whenever the role ...
8. Rob Brown
Actor | Finding Forrester
Rob Brown was born in Harlem and raised in Brooklyn, New York. A natural who never studied acting and who had no professional acting experience, made his acting and motion picture debut in Finding Forrester (2000). Rob celebrated his 16th birthday just before the start of production. He is a ...
Writer | I Am Not Your Negro
James Baldwin was born on August 2, 1924 in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on I Am Not Your Negro (2016), If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) and American Playhouse (1981). He died on December 1, 1987 in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Alpes-Maritimes, France.
10. John Marley
Actor | Love Story
Veteran character actor John Marley was one of those familiar but nameless faces that television and filmgoers did not take a shine to until the late 1960s, when he had hit middle age. Distinctive for his craggy face, dark bushy brows and upswept silvery hair, his life (born in 1907) started out ...
11. Sammy Davis Jr.
Actor | The Cannonball Run
Sammy Davis Jr. was often billed as the "greatest living entertainer in the world".
He was born in Harlem, Manhattan, the son of dancer Elvera Davis (née Sanchez) and vaudeville star Sammy Davis Sr.. His father was African-American and his mother was of Cuban and African-American ancestry. Davis Jr....
13. Frank Pellegrino
Actor | Goodfellas
Frank Pellegrino was born on May 19, 1944 in East Harlem, New York City, New York, USA as Frank Joseph Pellegrino. He was an actor and producer, known for Goodfellas (1990), Mickey Blue Eyes (1999) and Cop Land (1997). He was married to Josephine Nicita. He died on January 31, 2017 in Memorial ...
14. Arthur Miller
Writer | The Crucible
Arthur Asher Miller was born on October 17, 1915, in New York City, to Augusta (Barnett) and Isidore Miller. His family was of Austrian Jewish descent. His father manufactured women's coats, but his business was devastated by the Depression, seeding his son's disillusionment with the American Dream...
15. ASAP Rocky
Soundtrack | Dope
American rapper from Harlem, New York City. Rakim is a member of the hip hop collective ASAP Mob, from which he adopted his moniker. Rocky released his debut mix-tape Live. Love. ASAP, in 2011. The success of his mix-tape led to a record deal with Polo Grounds Music, RCA Records, and Sony Music ...
Soundtrack | Dance Flick
Niatia Kirkland, better known as Lil Mama, is a multifaceted and dynamic entertainer, singer, rapper, songwriter, actress, and exceptional dancer. Lil Mama is known for her keen spirit, and in addition to her artistic abilities, she is an inspirational speaker and entrepreneur.
Born in Harlem, NY, ...
Actor | Killa Season
Rapper Cam'ron was born and raised in Harlem, attending Manhattan Center High School, where one of his basketball teammates was Mason "Mase" Betha, who also became a successful rapper. Though his playing earned him scholarship offers from top colleges, Cam'ron was unable to take advantage of them ...
19. Dolores Hope
Actress | Soup for Nuts
Dolores Hope was born on May 27, 1909 in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Dolores DeFina. She is known for her work on Soup for Nuts (1934), There Were Times, Dear (1985) and The Christophers (1952). She was married to Bob Hope. She died on September 19, 2011 in Toluca Lake, Los ...
21. Kent Williams
Actor | WarGames
Born in Manhattan, son of big band leader Glenn Williams and Marilyn Williams, a former June Taylor dancer. Studied music and theatre at SUNY Oswego where he graduated in 1973 along with classmate Christine Estabrook ("Desperate Housewives"). Studied acting at the American Conservatory Theatre in ...
26. Paul Bogart
Director | CBS Playhouse
Paul Bogart was born on November 13, 1919 in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Paul Bogoff. He was a director and producer, known for CBS Playhouse (1967), All in the Family (1971) and The Golden Girls (1985). He was married to Alma Jane Gitnick. He died on April 15, 2012 in Chapel...
28. Shabazz Ray
Actor | Person of Interest
Shabazz Ray was born in Harlem New York. He moved to South Carolina with his parents at a young age. He lived between Bronx, New York and South Carolina until he was 17. This is when he went to New York for a summer vacation with no plans of returning to South Carolina. He decided over the course ...
29. Bre Scullark
Actress | In the Hive
Bre Scullark, from America's Next Top Model, Cycle 5 is a dynamic young woman who after ANTM, did correspondent work for the Tyra Banks Show, BET and a few other outlets. Bre has been a blogger for Global Grind, Essence.com and Honey magazine while focusing on acting and continuing her ...
30. Darryl McDaniels
Soundtrack | Die Hard
Darryl Matthews McDaniels was born on May 31, 1964, in Queens, New York. His birth parents are unknown. At the age of 3 months, Byford and Banna McDaniels adopted him. He attended Catholic schools in New York City and after graduation, he attended St. John's University in Queens, New York. During ...
33. Jane White
Actress | Once Upon a Mattress
Jane White was born on October 30, 1922 in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Once Upon a Mattress (1964), Klute (1971) and Once Upon a Mattress (1972). She was married to Alfredo Viazzi. She died on July 24, 2011 in Greenwich Village, Manhattan.
35. Ed Cambridge
Actor | Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
Ed Cambridge was born on September 18, 1920 in Harlem, New York City, New York, USA as Edmund James Cambridge. He was an actor and director, known for Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991), 227 (1985) and Trouble Man (1972). He died on August 18, 2001 in New York City.
Soundtrack | The Martian
Beautiful, vibrant, and talented actress and singer Vicki Sue Robinson was born on May 31, 1954 in Harlem, New York City and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of white folk singer Jolly Robinson and black Shakespearean actor Bill Robinson. (Robinson was actually part white,...
37. Alberto Vazquez
Actor | Michael Clayton
Alberto Vazquez was born in Spanish Harlem, New York. His parents are from Puerto Rico. Alberto was interested in acting since his childhood. He was a television junkie and would imitate characters from popular TV shows in the sixties. He started studying acting in 1975 with Julie Bovasso (...
40. Agnes de Mille
Actress | The Ragamuffin
Agnes de Mille was born on September 18, 1905 in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Agnes George de Mille. She is known for her work on The Ragamuffin (1916), Oklahoma! (1955) and Carousel (1956). She was married to Walter Foy Prude. She died on October 7, 1993 in Greenwich Village,...
42. Vincent McMahon
Writer | WWWF Championship Wrestling
Vincent McMahon was born on July 6, 1914 in Harlem, New York City, New York, USA as Vincent James McMahon. He was a director and writer, known for WWWF Championship Wrestling (1972), WWF on MSG Network (1974) and The Wrestler (1974). He was married to Juanita W. Johnston and Vicky H. Askew. He died...
43. Izzy Ruiz
Actor | Drunk Parents
Born in New York City's Spanish Harlem, Izzy Ruiz was born to act. He moved to the south Bronx at the age of 5, where he spent most of his life since. Izzy has experienced so much in life, that others would find unbearable or unrealistic. From seeing a man shot in the head when he was 6 years old ...
44. Joe Suba
Actor | Opium War
Joe Suba had no intentions of being an actor. An only child, Suba was born and raised in Harlem, New York. A super productive, type A over-achiever who was never known to do anything half-heartedly, boxing and martial arts came naturally to him, and he became a black belt in karate at a young age. ...
Soundtrack | Brenda Starr
Kashif, artist/producer CEO, Founder and Creative Director Music Business 411
From his teenage years as a member of the '70s seminal funk band B.T. Express, through his award-winning albums as a solo artist and his hit-making productions with such major artists as Whitney Houston, George Benson, Al ...
Keith Jamal Downing is an Afro American Actor. He was born in New York City, Harlem, growing up in the South Bronx. He graduated from S.U.N.Y. Purchase College with a BFA degree in Acting. Keith has been featured in television series, off- Broadway plays and voice over productions, including Spunk ...
49. Kermit Miller
Kermit Miller was born on October 5, 1912 in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. He died on October 17, 2003 in Southbury, Connecticut, USA.