List of Famous people born in Hempstead, United States of America
Nancy Justine McKeon is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Jo Polniaczek on the NBC sitcom The Facts of Life and Jinny Exstead on The Division.
Matt Reeves is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He first gained recognition for the WB drama series Felicity (1998–2002). Reeves came to widespread attention for directing the hit monster film Cloverfield (2008), going on to helm the romantic horror film Let Me In (2010) and the critically acclaimed science fiction sequels Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and War for the Planet of the Apes (2017).
Philip Anthony McKeon was an American child actor and radio personality, best known for his role as Tommy Hyatt, the son of the title character on the television sitcom Alice from 1976 to 1985.
Jamel William Herring is an American professional boxer who has held the WBO junior lightweight title since 2019. As of November 2020, he is ranked as the world's fourth best active junior lightweight by The Ring and the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and ninth by BoxRec.
Frank Michael Reich Jr. is an American football coach and former quarterback who is the head coach for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He previously played in the NFL for 14 seasons, primarily with the Buffalo Bills, who selected him in the third round of the 1985 NFL draft. Reich spent most of his career backing up Jim Kelly, although he achieved recognition in football lore when he led the Bills to the NFL's largest comeback during the 1992–93 NFL playoffs.
Jane C. Ginsburg
Jane Carol Ginsburg is an American attorney. She is the Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property Law at the Columbia Law School. She also directs the law school's Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts. In 2011, Ginsburg was elected to the British Academy.
John Frank Tesh is an American pianist and composer of pop music, as well as a radio host and television presenter. He hosts the Intelligence for Your Life radio show. In addition, since 2014, he has hosted Intelligence for Your Life TV with his wife Connie Sellecca.
William John Donovan Jr. is an American professional basketball coach and former player who is the head coach of the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA), a position he took in September 2020. Donovan had been the head coach of the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder from 2015 until 2020, and previously spent 19 seasons as the head basketball coach at the University of Florida, where he became the program's all-time leader in coaching wins. His Florida Gator teams won back-to-back NCAA championships in 2006 and 2007, and Donovan led the Gators to more NCAA tournament appearances, NCAA tournament wins, and Southeastern Conference (SEC) championships than all other Florida coaches combined.
Matthew Brett Cardona is an American professional wrestler currently signed to Impact Wrestling, where he performs under his real name, and is the current Impact Digital Media Champion in his first reign. He also performs for Game Changer Wrestling, where he is a former GCW World Champion and ECW Television Champion, and the National Wrestling Alliance, where he is the current NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion in his first reign. He is best known for his time in WWE, where he performed under the ring name Zack Ryder from 2005 to 2020.
Lara Christine Von Seelen is an American television presenter. She is best known for being the co-anchor for ABC's Good Morning America. She is also a correspondent for Nightline and ABC News. Previously, she was the host of the syndicated entertainment newsmagazine The Insider from 2004 to 2011, and was a regular contributor to CBS's The Early Show. Before then, she was the national correspondent for Good Morning America and spent several years as a lifestyle reporter for WABC-TV. She also hosted Antiques Roadshow on PBS for the 2004 and 2005 seasons, and Antiques Roadshow FYI, a spin-off of Antiques Roadshow, during 2005. She hosts the show Flea Market Flip on both HGTV and the Great American Country channel. In April 2018, Spencer announced she would be only appearing on GMA three days a week to focus on her television producing.
William Edward Fichtner is an American actor. Fichtner has appeared in a number of films, TV series and video games. He is known for his television roles as Sheriff Tom Underlay on Invasion, Alexander Mahone on Prison Break, and Adam Janikowski on Mom. His film appearances include Heat, Contact, Armageddon, The Perfect Storm, Go, Drowning Mona, Crash, Blades of Glory, Black Hawk Down, The Longest Yard, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Dark Knight, Date Night, The Lone Ranger, Elysium, Independence Day: Resurgence, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Amy Hargreaves is an American actress who has worked in film, television, video games and theater. She has a recurring role on Homeland as Maggie Mathison. In 1994, she starred in Brainscan with Edward Furlong. In 2012, she made an appearance as Dr. Karen Folson in the 2nd season episode "Leap of Faith" on the CBS show Blue Bloods. In 2017, she began portraying the role of Lainie Jensen, mother of protagonist Clay Jensen, in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.
Aristotelis Savalas was an American actor and singer whose career spanned four decades. Noted for his bald head and deep, resonant voice, he is perhaps best known for portraying Lt. Theo Kojak on the crime drama series Kojak (1973–1978) and James Bond archvillain Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the film On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969).
June Diane Raphael
June Diane Raphael is an American actress, comedian, and screenwriter. She has starred in TV comedy programs Burning Love, Adult Swim's NTSF:SD:SUV::, and Grace and Frankie. Notable film work includes supporting roles in Year One and Unfinished Business, as well as her 2013 Sundance film Ass Backwards, which she co-wrote and starred in with her creative partner Casey Wilson. She also co-hosts the movie discussion podcast How Did This Get Made? alongside Jason Mantzoukas and her husband Paul Scheer.
Neil Patrick Cavuto is an American television news anchor, commentator, and business journalist for Fox News. He hosts three television programs: Your World with Neil Cavuto and Cavuto Live, both on Fox News, and Cavuto: Coast to Coast on sister channel Fox Business Network since January 20, 2018.
Patrick Capper Haden is the former athletic director at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles from August 2010 to June 2016. He played quarterback for the USC Trojans before playing professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for the Los Angeles Rams from 1976 through 1981. He also played in the World Football League (WFL) for the Southern California Sun in 1975.
Gregory Raymond Kelly is an American television host. He is the Host of Greg Kelly Reports, on Newsmax TV. He was previously the co-host of Good Day New York on Fox 5 NY WNYW, with Rosanna Scotto, from 2008 until leaving late summer of 2017. Previously, he was the co-host of Fox and Friends and White House correspondent for Fox News. Kelly is also a retired lieutenant colonel in the Marine Forces Reserve.
David Attell is an American stand-up comedian, actor and writer best known as the host of Comedy Central's Insomniac with Dave Attell, which earned him a cult following. His work has drawn admiration from such fellow comics as Patton Oswalt and Bill Burr.
Davenie Johanna "Joey" Heatherton is an American actress, dancer, and singer. A sex symbol of the 1960s and 1970s, she is best known for her many television appearances during that time, particularly as a frequent variety show performer, although she also appeared in acting roles. She performed for over a decade on USO tours presented by Bob Hope, and starred in several feature films, including My Blood Runs Cold (1965) and The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (1977).
Steve Rifkind is an American music entrepreneur. He is the founder and chairman of Loud Records and of SRC Records. He is associated with artists such as Wu Tang Clan, Mobb Deep, Akon, David Banner, Asher Roth, Joell Ortiz and Big Pun. Rifkind has also launched marketing campaigns for companies like T-Mobile, Adidas, SanDisk, Nike, Pepsi, Levi Jeans, and Starter. According to XXL magazine, he is "responsible for breaking in some of hip-hop's biggest artists in his 25 years in the business".