Famous People from Long Island

Long Island, New York

Long Island isn’t just known for its picturesque beaches and vibrant cultural scene. It is also home to some of America’s most influential figures in entertainment, sports, business, and the arts. From groundbreaking musicians and actors to pioneering business leaders and sports icons, the list of celebrities from Long Island includes many people who have left indelible marks on the world. 

Let’s take a closer look at some of the world’s most famous Long Islanders.

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin hails from Amityville, Long Island. He is widely recognized for his roles in film and television, especially for his portrayal of Jack Donaghy on the acclaimed TV series 30 Rock and his comedic impersonations on Saturday Night Live.

Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy grew up in Roosevelt, Long Island, and rose to fame as a comedian and actor. Murphy became a household name during his time on Saturday Night Live and through blockbuster hits like Beverly Hills Cop and Coming to America.

Howard Stern

Also hailing from Roosevelt is Howard Stern, best known for his pioneering work in radio. He gained national fame with The Howard Stern Show, revolutionizing the talk radio format with its unique and controversial content.

Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Joan Hart is from Sayville, Long Island. She became a beloved television actress for her roles as the title characters in Clarissa Explains It All and Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

Theresa Caputo

Theresa Caputo, from Hicksville, Long Island, is famous as a television personality on “Long Island Medium.” She is known for her purported psychic medium abilities, which she says allow her to communicate with her clients’ deceased loved ones.

Jim Brown

Jim Brown was born in St. Simons, Georgia, but rose to athletic prominence while playing football at Manhasset High School on Long Island. He is celebrated as one of the greatest football players ever, having had a Hall of Fame career with the Cleveland Browns.

Jim Breuer

Jim Breuer is a comedian and actor from Valley Stream, Long Island. He gained fame as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and for his role in the cult classic film Half Baked.

Sue Bird

Sue Bird is from Syosset, Long Island. She is recognized as one of the greatest female basketball players of all time, having won four WNBA championships with the Seattle Storm and five Olympic gold medals.

Billy Joel

From Hicksville, Long Island, Billy Joel is a legendary musician and songwriter known for hits like “Piano Man” and “Uptown Girl.” His deep connection to Long Island is famously reflected in much of his music.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey grew up in Huntington, Long Island. She is an iconic singer and songwriter famed for her remarkable five-octave vocal range and hits like “Vision of Love” and “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” She is one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

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