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
56
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 7'1" (216 cm)
 2 
Frank Sinatra
(One of The World's Best-selling Music Artists of All Time)
Frank Sinatra
47
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
55
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 11, 2012
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Meryl Streep
(Regarded as 'The Best Actress of Her Generation')
Meryl Streep
60
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
23
Birthdate: September 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 6 
Danny DeVito
(Actor, Director, Producer)
Danny DeVito
25
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
33
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
25
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
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Joe Pesci
(Known for Portraying Tough, Volatile Characters)
Joe Pesci
25
Birthdate: February 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 10 
Queen Latifah
(Best Known as 'Queen of Rap')
Queen Latifah
40
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
28
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 12 
Jon Bon Jovi
(Founder and Frontman of The Rock Band "Bon Jovi")
Jon Bon Jovi
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 2, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Derek Jeter
(American Former Professional Baseball Shortstop and Executive)
Derek Jeter
19
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 14 
Dennis Rodman
(Arguably the Best Rebounding Forward in NBA History)
Dennis Rodman
37
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 13, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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 15 
Halsey
(Pop Singer-Songwriter Best Known for Her Album 'Manic')
Halsey
76
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 29, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 16 
Lauryn Hill
(One of the Greatest Rappers Of All Time)
Lauryn Hill
25
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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George R. R. Martin
(Author of Epic Fantasy Novels 'A Song of Ice and Fire')
George R. R. Martin
15
Birthdate: September 20, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
 18 
Paul Rudd
(Best Known for His Role of 'Ant-Man' in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Films)
Paul Rudd
36
Birthdate: April 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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John Travolta
(Actor Best Known for His Performance in Films: 'Saturday Night Fever' & 'Pulp Fiction')
John Travolta
32
Birthdate: February 18, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'2" (188 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
47
Birthdate: April 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 22 
Zoe Saldana
(Actress)
Zoe Saldana
43
Birthdate: June 19, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Peter Dinklage
(Best Known for His Role as 'Tyrion Lannister' on the HBO Series 'Game of Thrones')
Peter Dinklage
27
Birthdate: June 11, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 4'5" (135 cm)
 24 
Mike Trout
(Baseball Player)
Mike Trout
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Vera Farmiga
(Actress)
Vera Farmiga
38
Birthdate: August 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 26 
Charlie Puth
(Singer-songwriter)
Charlie Puth
40
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Ricky Nelson
(Musician)
Ricky Nelson
18
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 8, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 31, 1985
 28 
Paul Simon
(American Singer-Songwriter)
Paul Simon
26
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Patrick Warburton
6
Birthdate: November 14, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 30 
Ray Liotta
(Actor)
Ray Liotta
12
Birthdate: December 18, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 26, 2022
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Christina Grimmie
(American Pop Singer and YouTube Personality)
Christina Grimmie
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 10, 2016
 32 
Joe Rogan
(Podcaster, Sports Commentator)
Joe Rogan
45
Birthdate: August 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Buzz Aldrin
(American Astronaut, Fighter Pilot and the Second Person to Set Foot on the Moon)
Buzz Aldrin
14
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 20, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 34 
James Gandolfini
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Tony Soprano’ in the TV Series ‘The Sopranos’)
James Gandolfini
18
Birthdate: September 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 19, 2013
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 35 
Aaron Burr
(3rd Vice President of United States)
Aaron Burr
20
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 6, 1756
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 14, 1836
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 36 
Dionne Warwick
(One of the Most-Charted Vocalists of All Time)
Dionne Warwick
12
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
20
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
17
Birthdate: March 16, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: August 20, 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 39 
Fetty Wap
(Rapper, Singer)
Fetty Wap
15
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 40 
Taissa Farmiga
(American Actress Known for Her Numerous Appearances in Horror Films)
Taissa Farmiga
18
Birthdate: August 7, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 41 
Lauren Cohan
(American-British Actress Known for Her Role as ‘Maggie Greene’ in the TV Series ‘The Walking Dead’)
Lauren Cohan
21
Birthdate: January 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 42 
Melissa Rauch
(Actress)
Melissa Rauch
32
Birthdate: June 23, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
 43 
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
 44 
Ashley Tisdale
15
Birthdate: July 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Bobby Cannavale
13
Birthdate: May 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 46 
Gerard Way
(Singer)
Gerard Way
18
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 9, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'9" (175 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
19
Birthdate: July 23, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 48 
Elizabeth Gillies
24
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Beetlejuice
35
Birthdate: June 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 4'3" (130 cm)
 50 
Kevin Jonas
(Member of the Pop Rock Band 'The Jonas Brothers')
Kevin Jonas
17
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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