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Famous People From New Jersey

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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.

List includes Fred Scheiwiller, Charles Samuel Joelson, more.

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

    Ali Larter

    Age: 44

    BirthplaceCherry Hill, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Meryl Streep

    BirthplaceSummit, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • John Travolta

    BirthplaceEnglewood, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Tara Reid

    Tara Reid

    Age: 44

    BirthplaceWyckoff, New Jersey, United States of America

    Tara Donna Reid (born November 8, 1975) is an American actress. She played Vicky in the films...  more

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  • Christina Milian

    BirthplaceJersey City, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Laura Prepon

    BirthplaceWatchung, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Chelsea Handler

    BirthplaceLivingston, New Jersey, United States of America

    Chelsea Joy Handler (born February 25, 1975) is an American comedian, actress, writer,...  more

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  • Michael Douglas

    BirthplaceNew Brunswick, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Paul Rudd

    Paul Rudd

    Age: 51

    BirthplacePassaic, New Jersey, United States of America

    Paul Rudd (born April 6, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and film producer. Rudd...  more

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  • Derek Jeter

    BirthplacePequannock, New Jersey

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  • Joe Pesci

    Joe Pesci

    Age: 77

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

    Joseph Frank Pesci ( PESH-ee, Italian pronunciation: [ˈpeʃːi]; born February 9, 1943) is an...  more

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  • Danny DeVito

    BirthplaceNeptune City, New Jersey, United States of America

    Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. (born November 17, 1944) is an American actor, director, producer,...  more

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  • Mira Sorvino

    BirthplaceTenafly, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Lorne Michaels

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

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  • Joe Rogan

    Joe Rogan

    Age: 53

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Kevin Smith

    BirthplaceRed Bank, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Kevin Jonas

    BirthplaceTeaneck, New Jersey, USA

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  • Buzz Aldrin

    BirthplaceGlen Ridge, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Zach Braff

    Zach Braff

    Age: 45

    BirthplaceSouth Orange, New Jersey, United States of America

    Zachary Israel Braff (born April 6, 1975) is an American actor, director, screenwriter and...  more

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  • Paul Simon

    Paul Simon

    Age: 78

    BirthplaceUSA, Newark, New Jersey

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  • Brian Williams

    BirthplaceRidgewood, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Bud Abbott

    Bud Abbott

    Dec. at 79 (1895-1974)

    BirthplaceAsbury Park, New Jersey, USA

    William Alexander "Bud" Abbott (October 2, 1897 – April 24, 1974) was an American actor, best...  more

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  • Chris Christie

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, USA

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  • Nathan Lane

    BirthplaceJersey City, New Jersey, USA

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  • Count Basie

    Count Basie

    Dec. at 80 (1904-1984)

    BirthplaceRed Bank, New Jersey, United States of America

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