The Bronx is the northern part of New York City, US. The name “Bronx” originated with Jonas Bronck, who established the 1st settlement in the area as part of the New Netherland colony in 1639.
It is the third most densely populated county in the US, after Manhattan and Brooklyn.
List Of 21 Famous People From The Bronx, New York
#1 Fat Joe
Fat Joe (real name – Joseph Antonio Cartagena) is an American rapper who started his own label. His company signed DJ Khaled, Triple Seis, Prospect, Armageddon, Cuban Link, Tony Sunshine, Remy Ma, and Big Pun.
He was born on August 19, 1970, in the South Bronx area of NYC.
#2 John Gotti
Gotti was an Italian-American gangster who became a protégé of the Gambino family underboss Aniello Dellacroce. He later became the boss of the Gambino crime family in NYC.
John Gotti was born on October 27, 1940, in the Bronx, New York.
#3 Jennifer Lopez
Lopez is an American businesswoman, actress, and singer, who has received a landmark star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Her 5th studio album, Como Ama una Mujer, received the highest first-week sales for a debut Spanish album in the US.
Jennifer was born on July 24, 1969, in the Bronx borough of NYC, to David López and Guadalupe Rodríguez.
#4 Alan Alda
Alda is an American author and actor who was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in The Aviator in 2004.
Some of his television series and film credits include – Marriage Story, Bridge of Spies, Flirting With Disaster, Crimes and Misdemeanors, The Four Seasons, Next Year, Same Time, 30 Rock, and The West Wing.
Alan is best known for his role as Hawkeye Pierce in the war television series M*A*S*H.
He was born on January 28, 1936, in the Bronx, New York City.
#5 Desus Nice
Desus Nice (real name – Daniel Baker) is a Jamaican-American YouTuber and comedian who currently co-hosts Desus & Mero on Showtime. Desus was the co-host of Viceland’s Desus & Mero talk show until June 2018.
Daniel was born on May 18, 1981, in the Bronx, New York City.
#6 Kevin Corrigan
Corrigan is an American actor who performed in Results, Big Fan, Seven Psychopaths, Pineapple Express, Superbad, The Departed, and Goodfellas.
Kevin was born on March 27, 1969, in the Bronx, New York.
#7 Kat DeLuna
DeLuna is an American singer who released her debut studio album – 9 Lives – in 2007. Her debut single “Whine Up” topped the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart.
Kat was born on November 26, 1987, in The Bronx, New York City.
#8 Billy Joel
Joel is an American singer-songwriter who sold more than 150 million records worldwide. He is the third best-selling solo artist and the 6th best-selling recording artist in the US.
Billy was born on May 9, 1949, in the Bronx, New York City, New York.
#9 Vincent Pastore
Pastore is an Italian-American actor who is best known for his role on the HBO series The Sopranos. He was born on July 14, 1946, in the Bronx, New York, US.
#10 Carl Reiner
Reiner is an American actor and comedian, who is best known for his work on The Dick Van Dyke Show. Carl also acted on Your Show of Shows.
He was born on March 20, 1922, in the Bronx, New York, to Irving and Bessie (née Mathias) Reiner.
#11 Kerry Washington
Washington is an American actress who received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her performance in the HBO television film Confirmation as Anita Hill.
Kerry also received nominations for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and two Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress.
She was born on January 31, 1977, in the Bronx, New York City, to Valerie and Earl Washington.
#12 Maggie Siff
Siff is an American actress who performed as psychiatrist Wendy Rhoades on the Showtime series Billions.
Maggie was twice nominated for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She is best known for her role as Tara Knowles on the FX drama Sons of Anarchy.
She was born on June 21, 1974, in the Bronx, New York City.
#13 Wesley Snipes
Snipes is an American actor who gained fame for the character Blade in the Blade film trilogy.
Wesley was born on July 31, 1962, in Orlando, Florida, to Wesley Rudolph Snipes and Marian (née Long). However, the American actor grew up in the Bronx, New York.
#14 Malik Yoba
Yoba is an American actor who played the former FBI Special Agent Bill Harken on the Syfy drama series Alphas as well as NYPD Detective J. C. Williams on the Fox police drama New York Undercover.
Malik was born on September 17, 1967, in the Bronx, New York, USA.
#15 Al Pacino
Pacino is an American actor who earned two Primetime Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards, and an Academy Award.
Al was born on April 25, 1940, in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York City. After his parents divorced when he was two years old, Pacino moved with his mother to the Bronx.
#16 Tracy Morgan
Morgan is an American actor who was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2009. Tracy is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live.
He was born on November 10, 1968, in the Bronx, NYC.
#17 Cardi B
She is an American rapper who was a regular cast member on the VH1 reality TV series Love & Hip Hop: New York from 2015 to 2017.
Cardi B was born on October 11, 1992, in Washington Heights, but she was raised in the South Bronx.
#18 Chazz Palminteri
Palminteri is an American actor who is best known for his role as Primo Sidone in Analyze This and Special Agent Dave Kujan in The Usual Suspects.
Chazz was born on May 15, 1952, in the Bronx, to Rose and Lorenzo Palminteri.
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#19 Dominic Chianese
Chianese is an American singer and actor who gained fame for his role as Corrado “Junior” Soprano on the series The Sopranos.
Dominic was born on February 24, 1931, in the Bronx, New York.
#20 Ellen Barkin
Barkin is an American producer and actress who performed in films such as Johnny Handsome and Sea of Love, The Big Easy, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, and Tender Mercies.
Ellen was born on April 16, 1954, in the Bronx, New York, to Sol Barkin and Evelyn (née Rozin).
#21 Bobby Darin
Darin was an American singer who won a Golden Globe Award for his role in the film ”Come September.” Note – in the film, Bobby co-starred with his wife Sandra Dee.
Bobby was born on May 14, 1936, in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York City. He moved to the Bronx at an early age.