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“Girls” cast members Zosia Mamet, Jemima Kirke, Lena Dunham and Allison Williams film a scene in Greenport in 2013. (Credit: Cyndi Murray, file photo)

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While the tony restaurants and modern beach houses of the Hamptons might still be the go-to summer spot for many high-profile individuals, the North Fork has its fair share of celebrity sightings.

Some were in town filming movies and TV shows, some were visiting and enjoying a cup of locally roasted coffee, and others call the East End their second home and just enjoy the relaxed vibe of the top fork.

Here are 10 times in recent years celebrities visited us.

Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson at North Fork Roasting Co.

Credit: noforoastingco/Instagram
Credit: noforoastingco/Instagram

In August 2016, actors Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen made the popular Southold coffee shop their go-to spot while on vacation here. 

Bilson, known best for her role on “The O.C.,” and her longtime boyfriend, Christensen, who played Anakin Skywalker in the “Star Wars” series, spent nearly a week grabbing breakfast and coffee at the Main Road shop.

“We jokingly asked if they were moving in,” co-owner Jennilee Morris said. “It was really cool … They were really nice people, so down to earth.”

Jimmy Fallon in Greenport

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(Credit: Graeme Baker)

Locals reported seeing Jimmy Fallon at Greenport’s Whiskey Wind Tavern in 2014 and again at Claudio’s in November 2015.

The “Tonight Show” host shared a photo of the famed restaurant’s menu with his 4.2 million Instagram followers, thanking the 146-year-old eatery and its staff for making the best chowder and giving it a shout-out for being family-owned.

“Thank you Claudio’s in Greenport,” the funnyman wrote. “Best chowder, best people. #familyowned”

Kim Kardashian goes to the movies

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Reality TV star Kim Kardashian at Mattituck Plaza. (Credit: Megan Blanchard, courtesy)

In June 2014, reality TV star Kim Kardashian was snapped leaving Mattituck Cinemas. A small crowd gathered to take pictures of the celebrity, who’s best known for her family’s E! Network show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” — and for having photos taken of her at places like the movies.

Onlookers said she saw a private screening of “The Fault in Our Stars.”

Scott Disick in Wading River

Credit: @LydiaKessel Instagram
Credit: @LydiaKessel Instagram

Reality TV star Scott Disick could barely muster a smile when he posed for a photo with a Shoreham-Wading River High School sophomore at CVS/Pharmacy in Wading River in July 2015.

The photo of Disick, who is best known for dating now ex-girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian, also appeared on US Weekly’s website.

Disick wore a dark T-shirt, black baseball cap and a beard as he sullenly posed for the picture with SWR soccer player Lydia Kessel while waiting in line at the prescription counter. The teen later posted the pic on social media.

Aaron Paul in Greenport

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Michelle Monaghan (1.), Aimee Laurence (c.) and Aaron Paul (r.) shoot a scene for “The Path” in Greenport.

Most recently, we eyed Aaron Paul in Greenport filming scenes for the Hulu series “The Path.”

Also shooting with Paul were actress Michelle Monaghan, who plays his wife on the show; young actress Aimee Laurence, who plays their daughter, Summer; and actor Rockmond Dunbar, formerly of “The Mentalist” and “Sons of Anarchy.”

“Girls” films in Greenport

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“Girls” cast members Zosia Mamet, Jemima Kirke, Lena Dunham and Allison Williams. (Credit: Cyndi Murray, file photo)

Lena Dunham and crew made a splash when they hit the North Fork in summer 2013 to shoot some scenes for season three of the hit HBO show “Girls.”

Directed by the North Fork’s own Jesse Peretz (“Our Idiot Brother”) — and written by Judd Apatow (“Knocked Up,” “40-Year-Old Virgin”) and showrunners Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner — the episode originally aired Feb. 16, 2014.

The crew allowed us access to a pair of scenes filmed outside Claudio’s on Main Street in Greenport. One shot showed the characters getting off the fictional “Big Long Islander” bus as they arrived in the village.

Heidi Klum visits Splish Splash

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Supermodel Heidi Klum shared this photo at Splish Splash in Riverhead Monday. (Credit: Instagram)

Heidi Klum, who usually pays an annual visit to Splish Splash Water Park, shared an Instagram photo of her world-famous legs on Bootlegger’s Run in 2014.

“Heidi and her family have been coming to the park for years and have always been big fans of Splish Splash,” said the park’s general manager, Mike Bengtson.  “They are just like any other family, running from ride to ride trying to pack in as many things as they can during their visit.  Always finding just enough time for ice cream before heading home for the day.”

Keegan-Michael Key Netflix series films at Macari

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Cobie Smulders and Keegan-Michael Key on the set of the new Netflix series ‘Friends From College.’ (Credit: Vera Chinese)

We spotted Keegan-Michael Key filming a scene for the upcoming Netflix series “Friends From College” at Macari Vineyards in September 2016.

The “Key and Peele” co-creator was seen chatting with his co-star Cobie Smulders of “How I Met Your Mother” fame between rows of ripening grapes at the Mattituck vineyard.

The half-hour series revolves around a group of college friends from Harvard who are now in their 40s, according to Variety.

Jodie Foster directs “Orange is the New Black”

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Jodie Foster on the set of ‘Orange is the New Black’ in downtown Riverhead in January 2014. (Credit: Cyndi Murray, file photo)

Academy Award-winner Jodie Foster directed a part of the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” in front of the Suffolk Theater in January 2014.

Although none of the stars of the hit show were on set to film the flashback scene, the episode’s director, Foster, was there. Foster, who is best known for her roles in “Taxi Driver” and “The Silence of the Lambs,” was hands-on with the actors and production staff during the filming.

Billy Joel docks in Greenport


We spotted Long Island native Billy Joel and his boat Alexa in Greenport in 2013.

He tied off on the dock outside of Preston’s and was kind enough to pose for a photo inside.

Joel’s ex-wife Christie Brinkley (and mother of the real Alexa) also recently visited the NoFo. She enjoyed roasted corn and Paumanok Vineyards wine.