Famous People From New Jersey

Located on the east coast of the USA, New Jersey is considered one of the most populated states in the whole of North America. Apart from these celebrities, there are many more famous faces who hail from New Jersey. It is also widely believed that it is one of the wealthiest states in the USA, perhaps why people move to this part of America in large numbers every year. Not many know that New Jersey has great historic significance. During recent times, many residents of New Jersey have hogged the limelight for their achievements. Musicians Bon Jovi, Whitney Houston and Paul Simon, Hollywood star Bruce Willis as well as American politician Cory Booker are a few distinguished personalities from New Jersey. Bon Jovi’s evergreen classics like ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ and ‘You Give Love A Bad Name’ are favorites among even today’s teens. Bruce Willis’ performances in flicks like ‘Die Hard’, ‘Sixth Sense’ and ‘Pulp Ficion’ catapulted him to the status of a bankable star. The place has witnessed many episodes of the American civil war and several other conflicts. Scroll down to see their names, we bet you didn’t know these people belonged to or were born in this American state.

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 1 
Shaquille O’ Neal
(Basketball player)

Shaquille O’ Neal
46
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 7'1" (216 cm)

 2 
Frank Sinatra
(One of The Best-selling Music Artists of All Time)

Frank Sinatra
38
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 14, 1998

 3 
Whitney Houston
(Best-Selling Female R&B Artist of the 20th Century )

Whitney Houston
39
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 11, 2012
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 4 
Meryl Streep
(Considered as 'The Best Actress of Her Generation')

Meryl Streep
40
Birthdate: June 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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 5 
Jack Nicholson
(The Most Nominated Male Actor (Academy Awards))

Jack Nicholson
26
Birthdate: April 22, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 6 
Danny DeVito
(Actor, Director, Producer)

Danny DeVito
19
Birthdate: November 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 4'10" (147 cm)
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Michael Douglas
22
Birthdate: September 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 8 
Joe Pesci
(Known for Portraying Tough, Volatile Characters)

Joe Pesci
21
Birthdate: February 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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 9 
Queen Latifah
(Best Known as 'Queen of Rap')

Queen Latifah
31
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 10 
Bruce Springsteen
(Rock Singer)

Bruce Springsteen
21
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
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 11 
Ice-T
(Rapper)

Ice-T
25
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 12 
George R. R. Martin
(Author of Epic Fantasy Novels 'A Song of Ice and Fire')

George R. R. Martin
9
Birthdate: September 20, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
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 13 
Dennis Rodman
(Arguably the Best Rebounding Forward in NBA History)

Dennis Rodman
34
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 13, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 14 
Jon Bon Jovi
(Founder and Frontman of The Rock Band "Bon Jovi")

Jon Bon Jovi
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 2, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 15 
Lauryn Hill
(One of the Greatest Rappers Of All Time)

Lauryn Hill
21
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 16 
Halsey
(Singer)

Halsey
58
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 29, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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 17 
Derek Jeter
(Baseball Player)

Derek Jeter
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 18 
Martha Stewart
(Businesswoman)

Martha Stewart
13
Birthdate: August 3, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 19 
Paul Rudd
(Actor)

Paul Rudd
28
Birthdate: April 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 20 
John Travolta
(Known for His Performance in 'Saturday Night Fever' & 'Pulp Fiction')

John Travolta
28
Birthdate: February 18, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 21 
Kirsten Dunst
(Actress)

Kirsten Dunst
45
Birthdate: April 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 22 
Zoe Saldana
(Actress)

Zoe Saldana
24
Birthdate: June 19, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 23 
Peter Dinklage
(Portrayed Tyrion Lannister on the HBO Series 'Game of Thrones')

Peter Dinklage
14
Birthdate: June 11, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 4'5" (135 cm)

 24 
Mike Trout
(Baseball Player)

Mike Trout
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 25 
Charlie Puth
(Singer-songwriter)

Charlie Puth
30
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 26 
Vera Farmiga
(Actress)

Vera Farmiga
31
Birthdate: August 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 27 
Ricky Nelson
(Musician)

Ricky Nelson
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 8, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 31, 1985

 28 
Christina Grimmie
(YouTube Singer)

Christina Grimmie
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 10, 2016
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 29 
Buzz Aldrin
(Fighter pilot, Astronaut, Engineer)

Buzz Aldrin
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 20, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 30 
Aaron Burr
(3rd Vice President of United States)

Aaron Burr
16
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 6, 1756
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 14, 1836
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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 31 
Joe Rogan
(Podcaster, Sports Commentator)

Joe Rogan
38
Birthdate: August 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 32 
Paul Simon
(American Singer-Songwriter)

Paul Simon
24
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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 33 

Patrick Warburton
6
Birthdate: November 14, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 34 
Dionne Warwick
(Singer & Actress)

Dionne Warwick
10
Birthdate: December 12, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 35 
Laura Prepon
(Actress)

Laura Prepon
12
Birthdate: March 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 36 

James Gandolfini
16
Birthdate: September 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 19, 2013
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 37 
Fetty Wap
(Rapper, Singer)

Fetty Wap
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 38 
Jerry Lewis
(Comedian, Actor, Singer)

Jerry Lewis
14
Birthdate: March 16, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: August 20, 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 39 
Lauren Cohan
(Actress)

Lauren Cohan
17
Birthdate: January 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 40 

Bobby Cannavale
10
Birthdate: May 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 41 
Grover Cleveland
(22nd and 24th President of the United States)

Grover Cleveland
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 18, 1837
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 24, 1908

 42 

Ashley Tisdale
5
Birthdate: July 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 43 
Melissa Rauch
(Actress)

Melissa Rauch
23
Birthdate: June 23, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)

 44 

Taissa Farmiga
17
Birthdate: August 7, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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 45 
Gerard Way
(Singer)

Gerard Way
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 9, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 46 

Beetlejuice
24
Birthdate: June 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 4'3" (130 cm)
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 47 

Paul Wesley
12
Birthdate: July 23, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 48 

Elizabeth Gillies
17
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 49 
Kevin Jonas
(Member of the Pop Rock Band 'The Jonas Brothers')

Kevin Jonas
15
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

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Melissa Fumero
8
Birthdate: August 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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