EntertainmentCelebrities Celebrities from Queens By amNY.com staff Updated December 8, 2016 9:34 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email New York City is where dreams are made and stars are born. Queens breeds celebrities like Nicki Minaj and John Leguizamo, who are proud to represent their New York City ties. Here are some celebs who call the largest borough their original home. Susan Sarandon Photo Credit: Getty Images / Don Emmert Susan Sarandon was born in Jackson Heights and was the oldest of nine siblings, according to the Village Voice. She went to grade school and high school in New Jersey, according to the article, but still considers herself a New Yorker. Tony Bennett Photo Credit: Getty Images / Dimitrios Kambouris Singer Tony Bennett (Anthony Dominick Benedetto) was born and raised in Astoria, Queens. He founded the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, which moved in 2009 from LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City to its current location in Astoria. Cyndi Lauper Photo Credit: Getty Images / Michael Loccisano The "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" singer was born in Astoria and raised in Ozone Park, according to multiple reports. Lauper told ABC News she waited tables and worked in a thrift store in Queens in the early 1980s. Nicki Minaj Photo Credit: Warner Bros. / Michael Rozman The Trinidadian rapper, born Onika Maraj, frequently references her "Southside Jamaica, Queens in this crazy" upbringing in her music. She is a Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts alum. Martin Scorsese Photo Credit: Getty Images / Neilson Barnard Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese ("The Departed," "Raging Bull," Goodfellas") was born in Flushing and grew up in Little Italy, according to multiple reports. Art Garfunkel and Paul Simon Photo Credit: Getty Images / Frazer Harrison Art Garfunkel and Paul Simon famously met in Forest Hills as kids, forming their first duo, Tom & Jerry, in the 1950s. Pictured: The two perform on June 10, 2010, in Culver City, California. Howard Stern Photo Credit: John Roca The shock-jock radio host was born in Jackson Heights, Queens, according to the Queens Times Ledger. After living on Long Island as a child, he spent the early part of his adult life working at an advertising firm in Manhattan and selling radios in Queens, according to his memoir "Private Parts." He would later find fame at WNBC New York City and run for governor of New York. Ray Romano Photo Credit: Getty Images / Rich Polk This Forest Hills-born actor attended Hillcrest High School and Queens College. "Everybody Loves Raymond" is based on the comedian's family and life. Lucy Liu Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mike Coppola The "Charlie's Angels" actress grew up in Jackson Heights, Queens. She graduated from Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan and New York University. Judd Apatow Photo Credit: Getty Images Judd Apatow, creator of "Freaks and Geeks" and writer, director and producer of "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," among countless other films, was born in Flushing, according to IFC.com. He was raised on Long Island. Donald Trump Photo Credit: Getty Images / Steve Pope The presidential candidate hails from Jamaica Estates. "The Donald" attended Kew-Forest School in Forest Hills and was later transferred to New York Military Academy in Cornwall. Christopher Walken Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mike Coppola This native Astorian, born Ronald Walken, attended the Professional Children's School in Manhattan. He enrolled at Hofstra University, but left college after booking a role in the musical "Best Foot Forward." Hank Azaria Photo Credit: Getty Images / Ilya S. Savenok The Forest Hills-born comedian and actor, known as the voice of Moe Szyslak and other "Simpsons" characters, graduated from The Kew-Forest School. Adrien Brody Photo Credit: Getty Images / Xaume Olleros Adrien Brody, who won an Oscar for his role in "The Pianist," was born in Woodhaven, Queens, according to The Daily Beast. Jon Favreau Photo Credit: Getty Images / Alberto E. Rodriguez The "Chef" actor, writer and director was born in Flushing, graduated from the Bronx High School of Science and attended Queens College before moving to Chicago to pursue a comedy career. John Leguizamo Photo Credit: Getty Images / Rob Kim Born in Colombia, Leguizamo was raised in Jackson Heights, where he lived from the age of 3 1/2 to 19, according to The NY Daily News. He later attended Murry Bergtraum High School, the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute and New York University. Fran Drescher Photo Credit: Getty Images / Astrid Stawiarz "The Nanny" star grew up in Flushing. After graduating from Hillcrest High School in Jamaica, she attended Queens College. By amNY.com staff Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.