Celebrities from Westchester and the Hudson Valley
Many major celebrities call or have called Westchester County, Rockland County or the Hudson Valley home. Here's a look at some of them.
BEN STILLER: The "Zoolander" and "Meet the Fockers" star owns a home in Chappaqua.
MARIAH CAREY:The Grammy-winning singer and judge on "American Idol," is a former Bedford resident.
KATIE COURIC: Couric lived in Millbrook while she was the co-host of NBC's "Today" show and as anchor of the "CBS Evening News." (Feb. 15, 2012)
EDDIE MURPHY: The actor and Stone Ridge resident, who once owned a home in Dutchess County, is best known for his roles in "The Nutty Professor" and "Beverly Hills Cop," as well as those films' various sequels.
WILLIAM SHATNER:The Emmy Award-winning actor, best known for his roles in the "Star Trek" films, briefly lived in Hastings-on-Hudson.
CATHERINE ZETA-JONES AND MICHAEL DOUGLAS The celebrity couple own a home in Bedford.
JOAN RIVERS: Can she talk! And Rivers’ native Larchmont is where this comedy legend learned to talk, long before she became a late-night favorite and sassy fashion critic. (Feb. 14, 2012)
MARTHA STEWART: In 2000, America’s most famous homemaker purchased Cantitoe Corners, a 153-acre farm in Bedford. (Feb. 28, 2012)
BILL MURRAY: Murray lived in Palisades for years, but after he and his wife divorced in 2008, he reportedly put his home up for sale. Coincidentally, the “Caddyshack” actor was often spotted on golf courses in the area. (Nov. 29, 2010)
GLENN CLOSE: The “Fatal Attraction” and "Albert Nobbs" star owns a home in Bedford. (March 8, 2012)
VERA WANG: The Pound Ridge resident and noted fashion designer is best known for her haute couture line of wedding gowns, which have been worn by high-profile celebrities.
RICHARD GERE: The “Pretty Woman” leading man lives with his wife, actress Carey Lowell, in Bedford. The couple were part of a team that purchased and restored an 1860s home and converted it into a luxury inn with two restaurants. (Jan. 21, 2012)
RYAN REYNOLDS AND BLAKE LIVELY The celebrity couple, who both starred in "Green Lantern," own a home in Bedford.
CLIVE DAVIS: The record executive who shepherded the careers of a variety of best-selling artists, such as Whitney Houston and Kelly Clarkson, owns a home in Pound Ridge.
YOKO ONO:The vocal activist, widow of John Lennon and former Scarsdale resident attended Sarah Lawrence College for one year.
AUDRA MCDONALD: The Tony Award-winning actress best known for her role in the TV show "Private Practice" is a Croton-on-Hudson resident.
RON HOWARD The actor and Oscar-winning director best owns a home in Armonk.
AARON SORKIN: The award-winning writer best known for hit shows such as "The West Wing" and "The Newsroom" grew up in Scarsdale.
ALAN MENKEN: The Oscar-winning composer is a New Rochelle native and currently lives in North Salem.
STANLEY TUCCI: The Oscar-nominated actor is a Peekskill native and northern Westchester resident.
DEBRA WINGER: The Oscar-nominated actress, best known for her roles in "Terms of Endearment" and "An Officer and a Gentleman," is an Irvington resident.
RICKI LAKE: The actress and talk show host is a Hastings-on-Hudson native.
BENH ZEITLIN: The Oscar-nominated director of "Beasts of the Southern Wild" grew up in Hastings-on-Hudson.
“Boardwalk Empire,” with actor Steve Buscemi, featured scenes that were shot on Reynold's Channel docks in Point Lookout, in June 2009. "Boardwalk Empire" also has a scene that was filmed in Oyster Bay on April 8, 2013.
SUSAN LUCCI: The actress, best known for her iconic role as Erica Kane on "All My Children," is a Scarsdale native.
ADAM RODRIGUEZ: The "CSI: Miami" actor is a Clarkstown native.
FELICITY HUFFMAN: She might have spent the past several years living on Wisteria Lane with the other characters on “Desperate Housewives,” but Huffman was born in Bedford. (March 7, 2012)
ANGELINA JOLIE: The A-lister — who has starred in flicks such as “The Changeling,” “Salt” and “Girl, Interrupted” — lived with her mother and brother in Palisades from when she was a year old until she was 10. (Feb. 26, 2012)
MARY J. BLIGE: The “Queen of Hip-Hop Soul” grew up in a housing development in Yonkers and dropped out of Roosevelt High School during her junior year. (Feb. 26, 2012)
SEAN "DIDDY" COMBS: "Diddy" grew up in Mount Vernon. He has gone on to conquer recording, producing, fashion and reality television. (Feb. 18, 2012)
NICOLE "SNOOKI" POLIZZI: The pint-sized “Jersey Shore” star has called herself the “Princess of Poughkeepsie,” although she grew up in nearby Marlboro. (Feb. 12, 2012)
UMA THURMAN: The “Pulp Fiction” and “Kill Bill” star spent part of her childhood living in Woodstock. She and her then-hubby, Ethan Hawke, later bought a farm there. (Feb. 6, 2012)
MARY TYLER MOORE: The star and namesake of the 1970s sitcom, Moore lived in Millbrook until 2006. (Jan. 29, 2012)
SIGOURNEY WEAVER: The "Alien" and "Avatar" actress owns a home in Millbrook. (Jan. 21, 2012)
JULIANNA MARGULIES: “The Good Wife” star was born in Spring Valley and attended grade school at Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge. (Jan. 15, 2012)
MEL GIBSON: The “Braveheart” and “Lethal Weapon” star was born in Peekskill and attended elementary school in Washingtonville before his family moved to Australia. (Jan. 14, 2012)
TOM BROKAW: The former "NBC Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw lived in Pound Ridge for a time while he anchored NBC's signature news broadcast. (Jan. 12, 2012)
MATT LAUER: The "Today" show co-host spent most of his childhood in Westchester County, living in Chappaqua, Ardsley and Hartsdale. (Jan. 12, 2012)
LIAM NEESON: The Irish actor from "Schindler’s List” and "Taken" resides in Millbrook, where he lived with his late wife, Natasha Richardson. (Jan. 11, 2012)
LAURENCE FISHBURNE: Morpheus from “The Matrix” calls New Rochelle home. He stars in "Thurgood," a film that celebrates the life and legacy of civil rights advocate and Supreme Court pioneer Thurgood Marshall. (Nov. 3, 2011)
RALPH LAUREN: The fashion heavyweight owns a home in Bedford. (Oct. 24, 2011)
PAUL REUBENS: Today’s secret word is “Peekskill.” That’s where the man who made “Pee-wee Herman” a household name was born. (Oct. 15, 2011)
ANDREW CUOMO AND SANDRA LEE: The governor and his Food Network star girlfriend live together in New Castle. (Sept. 30, 2011)
STEVEN TYLER: The Aerosmith frontman was raised in Yonkers, where he was kicked out of Roosevelt High School for drug use. (Sept. 24, 2011)
MARK ZUCKERBERG: Before he was the multibillionaire CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg was "poking" around White Plains, where he was born, and Dobbs Ferry, where he was raised. He attended Ardsley High School before transferring to a school in New Hampshire. (Sept. 22, 2011)
AL PACINO: “The Godfather” and "Scent of a Woman" star owns a Snedens Landing estate overlooking the river. Whoo-ah! (Sept. 4, 2011)
ROB THOMAS: The Matchbox Twenty singer and his family live in Bedford. (June 21, 2011)