The 24 Biggest Celebrities Who Live in NYC

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New York City is one of the world’s all-time biggest hot spots, full of towering buildings and thousands of different people.  NYC is home to some of the top business leaders, leading entrepreneurs, and several A-list celebrities, some of which claim the city as a second home away from cities like Los Angeles or Miami.  Celebrity sightings are not uncommon on any given day while touring the Financial District or Central Park.

Here are a few of the biggest celebrities who call NYC home.

1- Robert De Niro

Roberto De Niro rose to fame for his collaborations with filmmaker Martin Scorsese. He has won various awards, including two Academy Awards.

De Niro is a native New Yorker (he was born in Manhattan). In 2006, he purchased a house in Central Park West located in the Lincoln Square area of Manhattan. In 2014, he purchased a pre-war apartment at Morton Street in the West Village. He also owns a large estate in Hudson Valley.

2- Al Pacino

Al Pacino stunned the world as Michael Corleone in The Godfather trilogy.  His other famous work is Scent of a Woman (1992), and Scarface (1983). Pacino calls Central Park Place home.

3- Peter Dinklage

Game of Thrones might be over, but fans the world over recognize Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister. Dinklage has lived in New York for several years. He lived in Williamsburg before relocating to an elegant apartment in Upstate New York.  He has often been seen downtown on the west side.

4- Alec Baldwin

Writer, comedian, actor, and producer Alec Baldwin owns three apartments in the Devonshire House at Greenwich Village.

5- Gigi Hadid

Supermodel Gigi Hadid doesn’t just walk NY runways–she lives in NYC’s NoHo neighborhood.  Prior to living there, Hadid lived at 250 Bowery in the Lower East Side.

6- Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah is a famous host and comedian. The South African-born comedian lived at a rental at Stella Tower and later purchased a 3,600-square-foot penthouse in the same building, close to Eleventh Avenue studio where he films”The Daily Show.”

7- Matt Damon

Matthew Paige Damon is one of the highest-grossing actors of all time. He has won many awards, including the Academy Award. The actor owns a penthouse at The Standish in Brooklyn, NY.

8- Daniel Radcliffe

Harry Potter, played by Danielle Radcliffe, is one of the most memorable characters of all time.  He divides his time between London and New York City.  Radcliffe owns several pieces of real estate in NYC, including a townhouse at 339 West 12th Street in the West Village, and an apartment at West Village.

9- Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman is another big name among actors who live in NYC. He is famous for his role as Wolverine in X-Men. His other notable work includes the action film Van Helsing (2004), romantic comedy Kate & Leopold (2001), the thriller Prisoners (2013), and the film version of Les Misérables (2012). He owns a triplex apartment at the Meier South Tower in the West Village.

10- Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington, born on December 28, 1954, is a prominent American actor and filmmaker. Widely regarded as the greatest actor of the 21st century, he boasts three Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards.

In 2022, he was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Joe Biden. Washington resides in a $13 million, 3,000-square-foot apartment at 15 Central Park West, surrounded by billionaire tycoons and celebrities like Sting and Bob Costas. The New York Times ranks him as the preeminent actor of our time.

11- Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is an American singer and songwriter. She rose to fame with her second studio album, Fearless (2008).  Swift is one of the best-selling music artists having sold over 200 million records worldwide.  She purchased a townhouse at 153 Franklin Street.

12- Jon Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi is an American singer-songwriter, actor, record producer, and philanthropist. He rose to fame as a founding member of the rock band Bon Jovi in 1983. Jon Bon Jovi purchased a four-bedroom apartment for a whopping $19 million in a LEED-certified development.

13- Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart is best known for her role in the Twilight Saga.  Stewart resides in a Noho loft at 1 Bond Street. The building is an 1877 landmark that was converted into condominiums in 1988.

14- Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld wears many feathers; he is an actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He has been living in NYC for many years. His most famous sitcom “Seinfeld” reflected everything NY is all about and it is one of the funniest sitcoms of all time.

15- Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker is an American actress, producer, and designer who got famous for her role in the HBO television series ‘Sex and the City’ as Carrie Bradshaw. She lives with her husband Matthew Broderick who himself is an actor and singer. She won various awards for her role.

16- Woody Allen

Woody Allen is a legend in his own right. His career extends over six decades where he entertained people with his acting as well as writing. A comedian who starred in many academy award-winning movies started his career as a comedy writer and later ventured into standup comedy as well before becoming a seasonal writer and actor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York City.

17- Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde is a New Yorker by birth. She is an actress famous for her role as Remy “Thirteen” Hadley in a television series. She used to live in Manhattan but now shifted to Brooklyn along with her son Otis.

18- Tina Fey

Elizabeth Stamatina aka “Tina” Fey is a comedian, writer, producer, play writer, and actress. She is a Saturday Night Live star who rose to fame for creating the comedy series 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. She continues to make millions laugh through her writing and takes the humor and energy which floats in the NYC air.

19- Roman Abramovich

NYC is not merely a chosen place of movie stars but celebrities across the field spend their time in NYC. One such celebrity is Roman Abramovich, a billionaire who is famous because he is the owner of Chelsea F.C. a Premier League football club. He owns many companies but the football club makes him a celebrated person in the world due to the big fan following of the club, let alone football.

He recently bought four properties on the Upper East Side to build one big mansion for a whopping $96M.

20- Madonna

Madonna is another flower in a beautiful bouquet of celebrities who lives in NYC. She needs no introduction as to who would not be familiar with her name and work. If she is not on a world tour, she can be found in her home in NYC. However, you would be blessed if you somehow catch sight of her in the neighborhood.

21- Kevin Bacon

Though he is not an American by birth but is a true New Yorker by choice. He is a musician and actor. He is living with his wife in the Upper West Side since 1976.

22- Jake Gyllenhaal

An accomplished actor who spent all his adult life in New York elegantly carries the city’s vibes. He recently got shifted down to Tribeca.

23- Jennifer Lawrence

Have you come out of the hangover of Hunger Games? Yes, there is a time for another, as Jennifer Lawrence lives in NYC.

She came out of nowhere when a talent agent recognized her talent at the age of fourteen and now is the very heartthrob of millions of people around the globe. An academy award-winning actress lives in a super-private Tribeca apartment.

She lives in the same building where celebrities such as Justin Timberlake and Jake Gyllenhaal live.

24- Scarlett Johansson

Last but not least, Scarlett Johansson who was born in Manhattan, New York did not leave the city for another. Because of work, the actress moves to other countries but when she is in the states, she spends her time in NYC.

Final Thoughts

This is a short list of the top celebrities who live in NYC. The city is filled with many more people who are well-known in their respective industries. It’s a good idea to remain on star watch anytime you’re in the city.


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