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

Shaquille O’ Neal.
12
Famous As: Former Basketball Player
Birthdate: March 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 7'1" (216 cm)

 2 Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston.
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Famous As: Singer & Actress
Birthdate: August 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 11, 2012
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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 3 Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra.
13
Famous As: Singer and Actor
Birthdate: December 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 14, 1998
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 4 Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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 5 Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas.
10
Famous As: Actor, Producer
Birthdate: September 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 6 Danny DeVito

Danny DeVito.
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Birthdate: November 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 4'10" (147 cm)
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 7 Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen.
10
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 8 Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson.
11
Famous As: Actor, Filmmaker
Birthdate: April 22, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 9 Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman.
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: May 13, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 10 Ice-T

Ice-T.
6
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: February 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 11 George R. R. Martin

George R. R. Martin.
3
Famous As: Screenwriter, Novelist
Birthdate: September 20, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 12 Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah.
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: March 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 13 Halsey

Halsey.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 29, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 14 Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart.
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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: August 3, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 15 Jon Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi.
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 2, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 16 Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter.
4
Listed In: Baseball Players
Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: June 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 17 Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 19, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 18 Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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 19 John Travolta

John Travolta.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 18, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 20 Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 21 Paul Simon

Paul Simon.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 22 Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 23 Mike Trout

Mike Trout.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: August 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 24 Charlie Puth

Charlie Puth.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 25 Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 11, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 4'4" (132 cm)

 26 Christina Grimmie

Christina Grimmie.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 12, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 10, 2016
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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 27 Vera Farmiga

Vera Farmiga.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 28 Gaten Matarazzo

Gaten Matarazzo.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 8, 2002
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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 29 Ricky Nelson

Ricky Nelson.
5
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 8, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 31, 1985
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 30 Aaron Burr

Aaron Burr.
4
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 3rd Vice President of United States
Birthdate: February 6, 1756
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 14, 1836
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 31 Joe Pesci

Joe Pesci.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 32 Ezra Miller

Ezra Miller.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 30, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 33 Jill Biden

Jill Biden.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: First Lady of the United States
Birthdate: June 3, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 34 Patrick Warburton

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

 35 Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin.
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: American engineer
Birthdate: January 20, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 36 Joe Rogan

Joe Rogan
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedians
Birthdate: August 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 37 Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis.
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Famous As: Comedian, Actor, Singer, Film Director
Birthdate: March 16, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: August 20, 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 38 Fetty Wap

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

 39 Dionne Warwick

Dionne Warwick
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Famous As: Singer & Actress
Birthdate: December 12, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 40 Laura Prepon

Laura Prepon.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 41 Lauren Cohan

Lauren Cohan.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 42 James Gandolfini

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

 43 Taissa Farmiga

Taissa Farmiga.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 17, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 44 Ashley Tisdale

Ashley Tisdale.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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 45 Grover Cleveland

Grover Cleveland.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former U.S. President
Birthdate: March 18, 1837
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 24, 1908

 46 Gerard Way

Gerard Way.
3
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 9, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 47 Melissa Rauch

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

 48 Paul Wesley

Paul Wesley.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 23, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 49 Melissa Fumero

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

 50 Elizabeth Gillies

Elizabeth Gillies.
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Famous As: Actress & Singer
Birthdate: July 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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