Famous People From New Jersey

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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
66
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 7'1" (216 cm)
 2 
Whitney Houston
(Best-Selling Female R&B Artist of the 20th Century)
Whitney Houston
66
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 11, 2012
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 3 
Frank Sinatra
(One of The World's Best-selling Music Artists of All Time)
Frank Sinatra
77
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 14, 1998
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Meryl Streep
(Regarded as 'The Best Actress of Her Generation')
Meryl Streep
84
Birthdate: June 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Michael Douglas
(One of the Most Popular and Critically Acclaimed Actors of His Generation)
Michael Douglas
27
Birthdate: September 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Danny DeVito
(Actor, Director, Producer)
Danny DeVito
28
Birthdate: November 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 4'10" (147 cm)
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Jack Nicholson
(The Most Nominated Male Actor in the History of Academy Awards)
Jack Nicholson
37
Birthdate: April 22, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 8 
Bruce Springsteen
(One of the Best-Selling Rock Singer-Songwriters and Founder of the Rock Band 'E Street Band')
Bruce Springsteen
29
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
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Joe Pesci
(Known for Portraying Tough, Volatile Characters)
Joe Pesci
29
Birthdate: February 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 10 
Queen Latifah
(Best Known as 'Queen of Rap')
Queen Latifah
49
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Ice-T
(Co-Founder of the Heavy Metal Band “Body Count”)
Ice-T
30
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 12 
Derek Jeter
(American Former Professional Baseball Shortstop and Executive)
Derek Jeter
21
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Jon Bon Jovi
(Founder and Frontman of The Rock Band "Bon Jovi")
Jon Bon Jovi
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 2, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 14 
George R. R. Martin
(Author of Epic Fantasy Novels 'A Song of Ice and Fire')
George R. R. Martin
16
Birthdate: September 20, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Lauryn Hill
(One of the Greatest Rappers Of All Time)
Lauryn Hill
27
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 16 
Halsey
(Pop Singer-Songwriter Best Known for Her Album 'Manic')
Halsey
94
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 29, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Dennis Rodman
(Former Professional Basketball Player Who was Arguably the Best Rebounding Forward in NBA History)
Dennis Rodman
42
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 13, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 18 
John Travolta
(Actor Best Known for His Performance in Films: 'Saturday Night Fever' & 'Pulp Fiction')
John Travolta
34
Birthdate: February 18, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Paul Rudd
(Best Known for His Role of 'Ant-Man' in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Films)
Paul Rudd
41
Birthdate: April 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 20 
Martha Stewart
(Businesswoman)
Martha Stewart
21
Birthdate: August 3, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Kirsten Dunst
(Best Known for Her Role as 'Mary Jane Watson' in Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man' Trilogy)
Kirsten Dunst
54
Birthdate: April 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 22 
Zoe Saldana
(Actress)
Zoe Saldana
56
Birthdate: June 19, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 23 
Paul Simon
(American Singer-Songwriter)
Paul Simon
29
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 24 
Peter Dinklage
(Best Known for His Role as 'Tyrion Lannister' on the HBO Series 'Game of Thrones')
Peter Dinklage
31
Birthdate: June 11, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 4'5" (135 cm)
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Mike Trout
(American Professional Baseball Center Fielder)
Mike Trout
17
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 26 
Charlie Puth
(Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer Known for His Singles ‘See You Again’, and ‘We Don't Talk Anymore’)
Charlie Puth
52
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Ray Liotta
(Actor and Producer Best Known for His Roles as ‘Shoeless Joe Jackson’ in Film ‘Field of Dreams’)
Ray Liotta
16
Birthdate: December 18, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 28 
Vera Farmiga
(Actress)
Vera Farmiga
40
Birthdate: August 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Patrick Warburton
10
Birthdate: November 14, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 30 
Joe Rogan
(Podcaster, Sports Commentator)
Joe Rogan
46
Birthdate: August 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Ricky Nelson
(Musician)
Ricky Nelson
22
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 8, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 31, 1985
 32 
Christina Grimmie
(American Pop Singer and YouTube Personality)
Christina Grimmie
20
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 10, 2016
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Buzz Aldrin
(American Astronaut, Fighter Pilot and the Second Person to Set Foot on the Moon)
Buzz Aldrin
23
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 20, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 34 
Aaron Burr
(3rd Vice President of United States)
Aaron Burr
22
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 6, 1756
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 14, 1836
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 35 
James Gandolfini
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Tony Soprano’ in the TV Series ‘The Sopranos’)
James Gandolfini
21
Birthdate: September 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 19, 2013
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 36 
Dionne Warwick
(One of the Most-Charted Vocalists of All Time)
Dionne Warwick
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 12, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 37 
Laura Prepon
(American Actress Known for Her TV Series: 'That '70s Show' and 'Orange Is the New Black')
Laura Prepon
23
Birthdate: March 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 38 
Jerry Lewis
(Comedian, Actor and One of the Most Significant American Cultural Figures of All Time)
Jerry Lewis
19
Birthdate: March 16, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: August 20, 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 39 
Melissa Rauch
(Actress)
Melissa Rauch
33
Birthdate: June 23, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
 40 
Taissa Farmiga
(American Actress Known for Her Numerous Appearances in Horror Films)
Taissa Farmiga
19
Birthdate: August 7, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 41 
Fetty Wap
(Rapper, Singer)
Fetty Wap
20
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 42 
Lauren Cohan
(American-British Actress Known for Her Role as ‘Maggie Greene’ in the TV Series ‘The Walking Dead’)
Lauren Cohan
24
Birthdate: January 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Ashley Tisdale
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Role in the TV Sitcom ‘The Suite Life of Zack & Cody’)
Ashley Tisdale
16
Birthdate: July 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 44 
Bobby Cannavale
13
Birthdate: May 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Paul Wesley
(Actor, Director and Producer Known for His Role as ‘Stefan Salvatore’ in the TV Series ‘The Vampire Diaries’)
Paul Wesley
22
Birthdate: July 23, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 46 
Gerard Way
(Singer)
Gerard Way
21
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 9, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Grover Cleveland
(The 22nd and 24th President of the United States)
Grover Cleveland
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 18, 1837
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 24, 1908
 48 
Elizabeth Gillies
25
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Beetlejuice
40
Birthdate: June 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 4'3" (130 cm)
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Frankie Muniz
12
Birthdate: December 5, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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