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List of famous people from New Jersey, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in New Jersey, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from New Jersey you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in New Jersey, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

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If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from New Jersey?" or "Which celebrities were born in New Jersey?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Ali Larter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 42
Alison Elizabeth "Ali" Larter is an American actress. She is best known for playing the dual roles of Niki Sanders and Tracy Strauss on the NBC science fiction drama Heroes as well as ...more
Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 69
Meryl Streep is an American actress. A three-time Academy Award winner, she is widely regarded as one of the greatest film actors of all time. Streep made her professional stage debut in The ...more
John Travolta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 65
John Joseph Travolta is an American actor, dancer, and singer. Travolta first became known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter and starring in the box ...more
Tara Reid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 43
Tara Reid is an American model and actress. Reid has acted on television shows such as Saved by the Bell: The New Class, Days of Our Lives, California Dreams, and Scrubs. Her film debut came in ...more
Christina Milian is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 37
Christine Flores, better known as Christina Milian, is an American actress and singer-songwriter. At the age of 19, Milian signed a contract with Def Jam. In 2001, Milian released her ...more
Laura Prepon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 38
Laura Prepon is an American actress, known for her role as Donna Pinciotti in all eight seasons of the Fox sitcom That '70s Show. She is also known for the role of Hannah Daniels on the ABC ...more
Chelsea Handler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 43
Chelsea Handler has become one of entertainmentÂ’s most sought-after and versatile rising stars. In July 2007, Handler broke into the world of late night talk shows with her E! series, Chelsea ...more
Michael Douglas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 74
Michael Kirk Douglas is an American actor and producer, primarily in movies and television. He has won four Golden Globes, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award, two Academy Awards—as producer of ...more
Paul Rudd is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 46
Paul Stephen Rudd is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He has primarily appeared in comedies, and is known for his roles in the films Clueless, Wet Hot American Summer, ...more
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 44
Derek Sanderson Jeter is an American former professional baseball shortstop who played 20 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. A five-time World Series champion, Jeter is ...more
Joe Pesci is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 76
Joseph Frank Pesci (born February 9, 1943) is an American actor, comedian and singer. Known for portraying tough, volatile characters, in a variety of genres. He is best known for his ...more
Danny DeVito is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 74
Daniel Michael "Danny" DeVito, Jr. is an American actor, producer and director. He first gained prominence for his portrayal of taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma on Taxi, for which he won ...more
Mira Sorvino is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 48
Mira Katherine Sorvino is an American actress. She came to prominence after winning the Academy Award and Golden Globe for best supporting actress for her performance in Woody Allen's Mighty ...more
Lorne Michaels is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 74
Lorne Michaels, CM is a Canadian-American television producer, writer, comedian, and actor, best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live, the Late Night series, and The Tonight
Joe Rogan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 51
Joseph James "Joe" Rogan is an American stand-up comedian, actor, martial artist, sports commentator, and podcaster. He is known for his work commentating for the Ultimate Fighting ...more
Kevin Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 48
Kevin Smith is a film producer.
Kevin Jonas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 31
Paul Kevin Jonas II is an American musician and actor. He is the oldest member of the Jonas Brothers, a pop rock band he created with his younger brothers Joe and Nick. In 2008, he appeared on ...more
Buzz Aldrin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 89
Buzz Aldrin is an American engineer and former astronaut, and the second person to walk on the Moon. He was the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing in history. He set ...more
Zach Braff is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 40
Zachary Israel "Zach" Braff is an American actor, director and screenwriter. Braff first became known in 2001 for his role as Dr. John Dorian on the television series Scrubs, for which ...more
Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 77
Paul Frederic Simon is an American musician, actor and singer-songwriter. Simon's fame, influence, and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with ...more
Brian Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 59
Brian Douglas Williams is an American journalist best known for his ten years as anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, the evening news program of the NBC television network. Nine ...more
Bud Abbott is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
Dec. at 79 (1895-1974)
William Alexander "Bud" Abbott was an American actor, producer and comedian. He is best remembered as the straight man of the comedy team of Abbott and Costello, with Lou Costello.
Chris Christie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 56
Christopher James "Chris" Christie is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who has served as the 55th Governor of New Jersey since January 2010. Born in Newark in ...more
Nathan Lane is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 59
Nathan Lane is an American actor and writer. He is known for his roles as Albert in The Birdcage, Max Bialystock in the musical The Producers, Ernie Smuntz in MouseHunt, Nathan Detroit in Guys ...more
Count Basie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
Dec. at 80 (1904-1984)
William James "Count" Basie was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. His mother taught him to play the piano and he started performing in his teens. Dropping ...more