People from Fairfield, Connecticut

Posted Aug 16, 2012
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  1. John Mayer

    John Mayer


    John Clayton Mayer (/ˈm.ər/; born October 16, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter and producer. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and raised in nearby Fairfield. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, but disenrolled and moved to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1997 with Clay Cook. Together, they formed a short-lived, two-man band called Lo-Fi Masters. After their split, Mayer continued to play local clubs—refining his skills and gaining a following. After his appearance at the 2001 South by Southwest Festival, he was signed to Aware Records, and then Columbia Records, which released his first EP, Inside Wants Out. His following two full-length albums—Room for Squares (2001) and Heavier Things (2003)—did well commercially, achieving multi-platinum status. In 2003, he won the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for the single "Your Body Is a Wonderland".

  2. Linda Kozlowski

    Linda Kozlowski


    Linda Kozlowski (born January 7, 1958) is an American former actress. She has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award.

  3. Meg Ryan

    Meg Ryan


    Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra (born November 19, 1961), known professionally as Meg Ryan, is an American actress and film producer. After early roles in films such as Top Gun (1986) and Promised Land (1987), she achieved international recognition for her lead performance in When Harry Met Sally... (1989), which earned her her first Golden Globe nomination.

  4. Justin Long

    Justin Long


    Justin Jacob Long (born June 2, 1978) is an American actor. He is known for film roles, such as Jeepers Creepers, Galaxy Quest, Dodgeball, Accepted, Alvin and the Chipmunks and Live Free or Die Hard. He played Warren Cheswick on the NBC TV series Ed, and appeared with John Hodgman in TV commercials for Apple's "Get a Mac" advertising campaign.

  5. Michael Weatherly

    Michael Weatherly


    Michael Manning Weatherly, Jr. (born July 8 1968) is an American actor, writer, singer and director, best known for his role as Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo on the television series NCIS, a spin-off of the American military series, JAG (TV series). Earlier in his career, he gained fame for playing the role of Logan Cale on the television series Dark Angel.

  6. Raviv Ullman

    Raviv Ullman


    Ricky Ullman (Hebrew: רביב אולמן‎; born January 24, 1986), is an Israeli-American actor and musician. He is best known for playing Phil Diffy, the main character in the Disney Channel series Phil of the Future.

  7. James Blake

    James Blake


    James Riley Blake (born December 28, 1979) is an American retired professional tennis player. Blake is known for his speed and powerful, flat forehand. During his career, Blake had amassed 24 singles finals appearances (10–14 record), while his career-high singles ranking was World No. 4. His career highlights included reaching the final of the 2006 Tennis Masters Cup, the semifinals of the Beijing Olympics and the quarterfinals of the Australian Open (2008) and US Open (2005, 2006), as well as being the former American No. 1. His two titles for the United States at the Hopman Cup are an event record. Blake was a key performer for the United States 2007 Davis Cup championship team, going 2–0 in the championship tie vs. Russia at second singles.

  8. Jason Robards

    Jason Robards


    Jason Nelson Robards, Jr. (July 26, 1922 – December 26, 2000) was an American actor on stage, and in film and television. He was a winner of the Tony Award, two Academy Awards and the Emmy Award. He was also a United States Navy combat veteran of World War II.

  9. Julie Chu

    Julie Chu


    Julie Wu Chu (born March 13, 1982) is an American Olympic ice hockey player who plays the position of forward on the United States women's ice hockey team and the position of defense on the Montreal Stars. She won the Patty Kazmaier Award in 2007 for best female collegiate hockey player while at Harvard University. She finished her collegiate career as the all-time assists leader and points scorer in NCAA history with 284 points until the record was snapped in 2011. She is tied as the second-most decorated U.S. female in Olympic Winter Games history. She was selected and chosen by fellow Team USA members, to lead the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team into Sunday’s Closing Ceremony as flag bearer.

  10. Brooke Lyons

    Brooke Lyons


    Brooke Lyons (born November 8, 1980) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Amy in the 2008 film Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins and as Peach Landis in the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls.

  11. Verna Hillie

    Verna Hillie


    Verna Hillie (May 5, 1914 – October 3, 1997) was an American film actress. First recruited into movie acting by a contest, she went on to star in films for Paramount Pictures and other studios through the 1930s, before retiring from acting in the early 1940s.

  12. Tina Weymouth

    Tina Weymouth


    Martina Michèle "Tina" Weymouth (born November 22, 1950) is an American musician, best known as a founding member and bassist of the new wave group Talking Heads and its side project Tom Tom Club, which she co-founded with husband and Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz.

  13. Hume Cronyn

    Hume Cronyn


    Hume Blake Cronyn, Jr., OC (July 18, 1911 – June 15, 2003) was a Canadian-American actor of stage and screen, who enjoyed a long career, often appearing professionally alongside Jessica Tandy, his wife for over fifty years.

  14. David LaChapelle

    David LaChapelle


    David LaChapelle (born March 11, 1963) is an American commercial photographer, fine-art photographer, music video director, film director, and artist.

  15. Matt Morgan

    Matt Morgan


    Matthew "Matt" Morgan (born September 10, 1976) is an American retired professional wrestler. As a college basketball player, Morgan competed in the 1996 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament and has appeared in American Gladiators under the pseudonym Beast. Morgan is best known for his professional wrestling career which has included runs in All Japan Pro Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and Total Nonstop Action (TNA).

  16. David Pittu

    David Pittu


    David Jonathan Pittu (born April 4, 1967) is an American actor, writer and director.

  17. Chris Frantz

    Chris Frantz


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  18. Thomas Blake (tennis)

    Thomas Blake (tennis)


    Thomas Blake, Jr. (born December 29, 1976) is an American professional tennis player. Blake was born in Yonkers, New York to Thomas Sr. (who is African-American) and Betty (who is English). He has a younger brother, James Blake, who is also a professional tennis player, as well as three half-brothers, Jason, Howard and Christopher, and a half-sister, Michelle.

  19. Julius Boros

    Julius Boros


    Julius Nicholas Boros (March 3, 1920 – May 28, 1994) was a Hungarian-American professional golfer noted for his effortless looking swing and strong record on difficult golf courses, particularly at the U.S. Open.

  20. Robert Penn Warren

    Robert Penn Warren


    Robert Penn Warren (April 24, 1905 – September 15, 1989) was an American poet, novelist, and literary critic and was one of the founders of New Criticism. He was also a charter member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. He founded the influential literary journal The Southern Review with Cleanth Brooks in 1935. He received the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for the Novel for his novel All the King's Men (1946) and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1958 and 1979. He is the only person to have won Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction and poetry.

  21. Robert Waterman (sea captain)

    Robert Waterman (sea captain)


    Robert H. Waterman, (March 4, 1808 - August 8, 1884), known as 'Bully Waterman' or 'Bully Bob Waterman', was an American merchant sea captain. He set three sailing speed records; his time of 74 days from Hong Kong to New York City has never been bettered in a sail-powered vessel. He was reputed as a martinet, and was once convicted of assault against a crewman in a controversial California criminal case.

  22. P. T. Barnum

    P. T. Barnum


    Phineas Taylor "P. T." Barnum (July 5, 1810 – April 7, 1891) was an American showman and businessman remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Although Barnum was also an author, publisher, philanthropist, and for some time a politician, he said of himself, "I am a showman by profession...and all the gilding shall make nothing else of me", and his personal aim was "to put money in his own coffers". Barnum is widely, but erroneously, credited with coining the phrase "There's a sucker born every minute".

  23. Franco Ventriglia

    Franco Ventriglia


    Francesco (Franco) Ventriglia (October 20, 1922 – November 28, 2012) was an opera singer who sang bass in every major European opera house during the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. He returned to the U.S. in 1978, where he continued to perform at venues including Carnegie Hall, and traveled to perform in southeast Asia, until his retirement in 2001 at age 79.

  24. Abraham Baldwin

    Abraham Baldwin


    Abraham Baldwin (November 22, 1754 – March 4, 1807) was a Connecticut-born and raised minister, Patriot, American politician, and Founding Father. A graduate of Yale University Divinity School, after the Revolutionary War Baldwin became a lawyer. He moved to the U.S. state of Georgia in the mid-1780s to work under the governor and develop its educational system. Baldwin is noted as the developer and founding president of the University of Georgia (1785-1801), the first state-chartered public institution of higher education in the United States.

  25. Joette Katz

    Joette Katz


    Joette Katz (born February 3, 1953) is Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, and a former Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, where she also served as the administrative judge for the state appellate system.

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