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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.
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  • Ali Larter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From New Jersey

    Ali Larter

    Age: 44

    BirthplaceCherry Hill, USA, New Jersey

    Alison Elizabeth Larter (born February 28, 1976) is an American actress and model. She... more

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  • Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From New Jersey

    BirthplaceSummit, New Jersey, United States of America

    Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an American actress. Often described as the... more

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  • John Travolta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From New Jersey

    BirthplaceEnglewood, New Jersey, United States of America

    John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an American actor, film producer, dancer, and... more

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  • Tara Reid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From New Jersey

    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 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From New Jersey

    BirthplaceJersey City, New Jersey, United States of America

    Christine Flores (born September 26, 1981), better known as Christina Milian (), is an... more

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  • Laura Prepon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From New Jersey

    BirthplaceWatchung, New Jersey, USA

    Laura Helene Prepon hedonist (born March 7, 1980) is an American actress, director and author.... more

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  • Chelsea Handler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From New Jersey

    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 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From New Jersey

    BirthplaceNew Brunswick, New Jersey, United States of America

    Michael Kirk Douglas (born September 25, 1944) is an American actor and producer. He has... more

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  • Paul Rudd is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From New Jersey

    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 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From New Jersey

    BirthplacePequannock, New Jersey

    Derek Sanderson Jeter ( JEE-tər; born June 26, 1974) is an American former professional... more

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  • Joe Pesci is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From New Jersey

    Joe Pesci

    Age: 77

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, USA

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

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  • Danny DeVito is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From New Jersey

    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 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From New Jersey

    BirthplaceTenafly, New Jersey, United States of America

    Mira Katherine Sorvino (; born September 28, 1967) is an American actress. She won the Academy... more

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  • Lorne Michaels is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From New Jersey

    BirthplaceCanada, Ontario, Toronto, Americas

    Lorne Michaels, (born Lorne David Lipowitz; November 17, 1944), is a Canadian-American... more

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  • Joe Rogan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From New Jersey

    Joe Rogan

    Age: 53

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

    Joseph James Rogan (born August 11, 1967) is an American stand-up comedian, mixed martial arts... more

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  • Kevin Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From New Jersey

    BirthplaceRed Bank, New Jersey, USA

    Kevin Patrick Smith (born August 2, 1970) is an American filmmaker, actor, comedian, comic... more

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  • Kevin Jonas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From New Jersey

    BirthplaceTeaneck, New Jersey, USA

    Paul Kevin Jonas II (born November 5, 1987) is an American musician, singer, songwriter,... more

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  • Buzz Aldrin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From New Jersey

    BirthplaceGlen Ridge, New Jersey, United States of America

    Buzz Aldrin (born January 20, 1930) is an American engineer and a former astronaut and fighter... more

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  • Zach Braff is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From New Jersey

    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 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From New Jersey

    Paul Simon

    Age: 78

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

    Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and actor.... more

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  • Brian Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From New Jersey

    BirthplaceRidgewood, New Jersey, United States of America

    Brian Douglas Williams (born May 5, 1959) is an American journalist at NBC News, currently... more

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  • Bud Abbott is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From New Jersey

    Bud Abbott

    Dec. at 79 (1895-1974)

    BirthplaceAsbury Park, New Jersey, United States of America

    William Alexander "Bud" Abbott (October 2, 1897 – April 24, 1974) was an American actor, best... more
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  • Chris Christie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From New Jersey

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

    Christopher James Christie (born September 6, 1962) is an American politician, former federal... more

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  • Nathan Lane is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From New Jersey

    BirthplaceJersey City, New Jersey, United States of America

    Nathan Lane (born Joseph Lane; February 3, 1956) is an American actor and writer. He has... more

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  • Count Basie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From New Jersey

    Count Basie

    Dec. at 80 (1904-1984)

    BirthplaceRed Bank, New Jersey, United States of America

    William James "Count" Basie (; August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist,... more

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