Hollywood and the New York Bronx have more in common than you might think. Some of the most popular celebrities of all time hail from this New York borough. While any avid Jennifer Lopez fan surely knows that JLo is by now “Jenny from the block”, do you know what other celebrities were born and raised in the Bronx? Otherwise, read on to find out more about 5 Very Famous Hollywood Celebrities Who Were Born Or Raised In The Bronx.
Jennifer Lynn Lopez, known as JLo, was born on July 24, 1969 in the Bronx, New York. She grew up in the Castle Hill neighborhood of the Southeast Bronx, with sisters Lynda Leslie of parents David Lopez and Guadalupe Rodriguez. JLo launched her showbiz career as a dancer and then carved out a niche for herself as a singer and actress.
Oscar-winning filmmaker and actor Woody Allen was born December 1, 1935 at Mount Eden Hospital in the Bronx. However, he grew up in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn with Letty Aronson. After starting his writing career at the age of 15, Woody has grown into one of the most famous American filmmakers and actors of all time.
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American film and television actor Bruce Altman was also born July 3, 1955 in the Bronx and is of Jewish descent. After marking his Hollywood debut with 1991’s Regarding Henri, Altman went on to carve out a niche in the film industry as well as in the American television industry. He last appeared in director Richard Tanne’s Amazon Studios film, Chemical hearts.
the wolf of Wall Street A prolific actor and director, Jon Favreau was born on October 19, 1966 in the Queens’ Flushing neighborhood. However, he grew up in the Borough of the Bronx and went to the Bronx High School of Science. As a director, Jon has helmed the hit MCU movies Iron Man and The Iron Man 2.
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Irish-American actor Saoirse Ronan was born April 12, 1994, and also grew up in the Bronx, New York. After starting her acting career with 2007’s I could never be your wife, Saoirse went on to star in several movies and TV shows. To date, she has received five stunning British Academy Film Awards as well as four Academy Awards.
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