Massachusetts has a rich history, and diverse culture and is an ideal place for a romantic getaway, family vacation, or even a permanent residence. The mix of open spaces, quaint areas, and big city options makes Massachusetts an attractive option for work, family, travel, and fun.  Many folks who either live in or visit Massachusetts can agree that those characteristics and attractions of our state are more than ideal.

Many Big-Name Celebrities Were Born in Massachusetts

Not only is Massachusetts an ideal place to live and visit but did you know that Massachusetts is the birthplace of many celebrities? I never really realized how many famous people were from here until I started doing some digging. The list of names is astounding. There are so many of your favorite actors, actresses, athletes, and more that you see on the big screen who were born in Massachusetts. From Boston, Springfield, Salem, Pittsfield, Fall River, Framingham, Somerville, Brockton, Williamstown, Great Barrington, Worcester, and everywhere in between, Massachusetts is the birthplace of many and I mean many celebrities.

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Not only is Massachusetts the birthplace of many celebrities, but quite a few of these celebrities come back to visit the Bay State as they are proud of their roots. There's a chance you may have walked by one of them in a public place and didn't realize it. In addition, some celebrities not born in Massachusetts have made their home here for various reasons. Whether it's the open spaces, the friendly folks, or the laid-back way of life, many celebrities want a piece of Massachusetts.

We Have an Updated List of Massachusetts-Born Celebrities for You

In the past, we have published lists spotlighting Massachusetts-born celebrities and even though it would take hours to compile every Massachusetts-born celebrity into one article we have gone back and added in some more celebrities who were born in the Bay State. So without further ado let's take a look at 140 celebrities who were born in Massachusetts.

Celebrities Born in Massachusetts

From actors, athletes, politicians, musicians, and more, these celebrities were born in Massachusetts. Do you see any that were born in your town or city?

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Many of the actresses in this story not only made a name for themselves through their collection of iconic performances, but also through the selfless, philanthropic nature with which many of them approached their stardom. In an age of flipping the script on societal norms, many of these actresses are using their voices and platforms to be advocates for those who are otherwise unheard.

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