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3 Celebrities Originally from NYC You Probably Didn’t Know About

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New York is a hub to a culmination of celebrities spanning from Hollywood actors, Sports athletes, Models, and Singers, and is the most populous city in the United States for a reason. It is hence largely known as the media capital of the world, housing the American entertainment industry. But all these aspects have influenced some celebrities who turned into these professions because they are originally from the place. Born and raised in the Big City, these celebrities are true New Yorkers in every sense of the word.

Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. was born and raised in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. Greenwich Village is renowned to be the residence of popular celebrities, and Robert’s parents, Robert Downey Sr. was a Hollywood filmmaker, actor, and director while his mother Elsie was an actress, chose to settle at the prestigious residential building. He was previously charged and arrested for drug abuse but has garnered sobriety for years now. He currently owns a ranch in Malibu and lives with his wife Susan Downey and children.

Michael Jordan

Also known as ‘Air Jordan’ and ‘His Airness’, Michael Jordan is a retired legendary basketball player who conquered hearts and records with a dunk shot playing for various clubs in NBA. Born to James

R. Jordan and Deloris Peoples, Michael Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was found to be a prodigy with the ball as early as his high school days. His basketball career skyrocketed from playing for McDonald’s All-American Team till the giants Chicago Bulls.

Lady Gaga

A singer that literally makes her fans go gaga about her, Stephani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was born to Joe and Cynthia Germanotta in Manhattan. She commenced her tryst with music as early as age 4, and subsequently, her music career sprouted from there. Currently a world-famous singer and songwriter, also adding to her title acting in the 2018 movie ‘A Star is Born’ to which she received an Oscar apart from wide accolades from the audience.

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