To be Born on Broadway: Actors Native to New York

New York City is where most of the American celebrities live. There is a big chance to go to a fancy restaurant and realize that you are eating next to Leonardo DiCaprio or Timothee Chalamet. Let’s find out which Broadway actors are not only living here but are native to New York!

Dana Delany

Dana Delany is an American actress and producer. She was born in New York City but grew up in Stamford, Connecticut. Dana has always dreamed of becoming an actress, and as a child, she often visited Broadway shows. 

Dana’s first appearance on the stage was in 1982 when she starred in the Broadway show A Life. She also starred in the off-Broadway production Blood Moon. Her talent was noticed, and soon she moved to Hollywood. One of her best roles is as Katherine Mayfair in the TV series Desperate Housewives. This role brought her a PRISM award for Best Performance in a Comedy Series in 2009.

David Schwimmer

David Schwimmer is an American actor from Queens, New York. He graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts in theater and speech in 1988 and then moved to L.A.

In 1994 he received the role that made him world-famous. He played Dr. Ross Geller in the TV sitcom Friends. This role brought him a Primetime Emmy Award in 1995 and made people love him. After the show’s end in 2004, David made his debut on the Broadway stage. He participated in the two-act play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial.

Alec Baldwin

Alexander Baldwin is an American actor, producer, and comedian. He was born in 1958 in Amityville, New York. Alec made his debut on the Broadway stage in 1986 with a role in the two-act English play Loot. His performance as Stanley Kowalski in the Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire brought him a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor. 

Alec’s most significant role is as Jack Donaghy in the TV sitcom 30 Rock. He won three Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe awards, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards for it.

Felicity Huffman

Felicity Huffman is an American actress born in Bedford, New York. Her career began in 1988 when she made her Broadway debut in the American play Speed the Plow. Her performance in the play The Cryptogram brought her an Obie Award in 1995.

Felicity is most recognizable as Lynette Scavo from the TV series Desperate Housewives. She won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for this role. In the same year, Huffman starred in the independent drama Transamerica as Bree – a transgender woman. Her performance was highly appreciated and brought her several nominations, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.


These actors native to New York are amongst the best around, not just due to the fact that they are actually born here. They have undoubted qualities!

These guys know their dances! Wait, that wasn’t here this morning!