Actresses From New Jersey

New Jersey has produced a number of Actresses who have made it big. These include Vera Farmiga, Whitney Houston, Kirsten Dunst, Meryl Streep, Zoe Saldana and others.

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 1 Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer

Often described as the "best actress of her generation," Meryl Streep is acclaimed for her versatility. After debuting in the 1970s, she built a solid reputation by portraying challenging roles in dramatic films. In a career spanning over half a century, she has received numerous awards, including three Academy Awards and eight Golden Globe Awards.

 2 Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 19, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini

American actress, Zoe Saldana, is best known for starring in fantasy-adventure films like Star TrekAvatarGuardians of the GalaxyAvengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, which were massive worldwide hits. She faced flak in 2016 when she used skin-darkening makeup to play jazz musician Nina Simone in the biopic Nina, which led to debates about colour bias in society.

 3 Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah.
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: March 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces

Queen Latifah is an American musician and actress whose song U.N.I.T.Y. played a major role in raising awareness about women's rights worldwide. Dubbed Queen of Jazz-Rap, Latifah has influenced several soul, R&B, and hip-hop artists like Remy Ma, Lil' Kim, Ivy Queen, Missy Elliott, Lauryn Hill, and Eve among other artists. As an actress, Latifah has won several prestigious awards.

 4 Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus

Actress Kirsten Dunst gained recognition for her performance in the 1994 horror film Interview with the Vampire. Later she attained more fame when she acted in the Spiderman, its sequels Spiderman 2 and Spiderman 3. The Virgin Suicides, Elizabethtown, Marie Antoinette, Melancholia and The Beguiled are some of her other notable films. She has also acted in television series like Fargo.

 5 Vera Farmiga

Vera Farmiga.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo

Vera Farmiga is a famous American actress and filmmaker. She is widely regarded as one of the most popular scream queens of Hollywood, thanks to her roles in movies like The Conjuring, Annabelle Comes Home, Joshua, and Orphan.

 6 Taissa Farmiga

Taissa Farmiga.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 17, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo

Taissa Farmiga is an American actress whose performance in horror TV series like American Horror Story earned her a reputation as a scream queen of the current generation. She is also credited with bringing the famous character Raven to life with her impressive voice-acting skills.

 7 Laura Prepon

Laura Prepon.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Laura Prepon is best known as Donna Pinciotti from That '70s Show. Her role as Alex Vause in Orange Is the New Black won her both the Satellite and SAG awards. Fans also loved her in The Girl on the Train and as real-life serial killer Karla Homolka in Karla.
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 8 Melissa Rauch

Melissa Rauch.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 23, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer

Melissa Rauch is an American actress whose portrayal of Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz in the popular TV sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, was instrumental in the success of the show. She is also credited with voicing Harley Quinn in the popular animated superhero movie Batman and Harley Quinn.

 9 Lauren Cohan

Lauren Cohan.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn

British-American actress Lauren Cohan is the quintessential action heroine of the present-day American television with leading roles in series like The Walking Dead, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Chuck, and Whiskey Cavalier. Characterized by her distinctive Mid-Atlantic accent, Cohan has also played important roles in popular films, such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

 10 Ashley Tisdale

Ashley Tisdale.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer

Ashley Tisdale is an American actress and singer. Regarded as a sex symbol, Tisdale frequently appears on lists, such as Maxim's Hot 100. Also an influential social media personality, Tisdale was named by The Huffington Post as one of the most influential women on Twitter. Ashley Tisdale uses her popularity to raise funds for charitable organizations.

 11 Melissa Fumero

Melissa Fumero.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Melissa Fumero is best known as Adriana Cramer from One Life to Live and Amy Santiago from Brooklyn Nine-Nine, winning an NHMC Impact Award for creating a “positive” image for Latinos, for the latter. She has also appeared in minor roles in All My Children, Gossip Girl, and CSI: NY.

 12 Christina Milian

Christina Milian.
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Birthdate: September 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Christina Milian is best known for her hit tracks A.M. to P.M. and Say I. Fans have also loved her performances in the movie Love Don't Cost a Thing, as Vanessa in Grandfathered, and as Christine Parks in The Oath. She co-owns Viva Diva Wines and a food truck business.

 13 Nancy Sinatra

Nancy Sinatra.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 8, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini

The oldest daughter of Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra established herself as a popular singer and actress during the 1960s and 1970s. At the age of 54, she posed for Playboy magazine, becoming one of the oldest women to do so. In 2006, she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 14 Kelly Ripa

Kelly Ripa
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Famous As: television actor, actor, television presenter, television producer
Birthdate: October 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra

 15 Cristin Milioti

Cristin Milioti.
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Famous As: Actress and Singer
Birthdate: August 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Actress and singer, Cristin Milioti became a well-known screen artist by appearing in television shows How I Met Your Mother and Fargo as well as films The Wolf of Wall Street and Palm Springs. The Tony award nominated actress has also made quite a big name for herself on stage with her Broadway performances in Once, That Face and Stunning.

 16 Jane Krakowski

Jane Krakowski.
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: October 11, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Jane Krakowski is best known for her Emmy-nominated portrayal of Jenna Maroney in 30 Rock. Fans also loved her in the films Pixels and Ice Age, and as Jacqueline White in the series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. A talented theater actor, she has won a Tony and two Drama Desk awards.

 17 Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams.
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Famous As: TV Host, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author
Birthdate: July 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer

Wendy Williams is an American media personality, businesswoman, television host, and author. She was the subject of a TV series titled The Wendy Williams Experience, which chronicles her work as a radio show host and her on-air spats with celebrities. As a businesswoman, Williams has created several product lines, including a jewelry collection, a fashion line, and a wig line.

 18 Linda Hunt

Linda Hunt
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Famous As: actor, stage actor, television actor, film actor
Birthdate: April 2, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries

 19 Dionne Warwick

Dionne Warwick
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Famous As: Singer & Actress
Birthdate: December 12, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Dionne Warwick is an American singer, TV host, actress, and former FAO Goodwill Ambassador. Warwick was one of the most successful singers between 1955 and 1999, ranking among the 40 biggest hitmakers according to the Billboard Hot 100. 80 of her singles have been featured on Billboard's music charts, making Warwick one of the most-charted female singers in history. 

 20 Elizabeth Gillies

Elizabeth Gillies.
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Famous As: Actress & Singer
Birthdate: July 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo

Elizabeth Gillies is a popular American actress and singer who started her acting career at the age of 15 when she was cast to play the character of Lucy in the Broadway musical 13. She then went on to establish herself as an actress in the American film and TV industry, thanks to her hard work and skills.

 21 Tara Reid

Tara Reid.
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Birthdate: November 8, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Tara Reid is best known as Vicky from the American Pie movies and Bunny Lebowski from The Big Lebowski. Fans also loved her as April in the TV film Sharknado and its sequels. She appeared in her own travel show, Taradise, and in the eighth season of Celebrity Big Brother.

 22 Ali Larter

Ali Larter
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Famous As: Film Actor/Film Actress
Birthdate: February 28, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces

 23 Janeane Garofalo

Janeane Garofalo.
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Famous As: American actress
Birthdate: September 28, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Janeane Garofalo gained fame as a stand-up comedian and then appeared on shows such as The Ben Stiller Show, Saturday Night Live, and The Larry Sanders Show. Fans also loved her in movies such as The Truth About Cats and Dogs. She is also known for her progressive political activism.

 24 Bebe Neuwirth

Bebe Neuwirth.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 31, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Bebe Neuwirth is best known as Lilith Sternin from Cheers and its spin-off, Frasier, a role that won her two Emmys. She is also a talented stage actor, who has delivered Tony Award–winning performances in Sweet Charity and Chicago. A cat lover, she has donated to various animal charities.

 25 Mj Rodriguez

Mj Rodriguez
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 26 Sandra Dee

Sandra Dee.
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Famous As: Film Actress
Birthdate: April 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 20, 2005
Sandra Dee started her career as a child model and then became a teen idol with films such as Gidget and Imitation of Life. She won a Golden Globe for the film Until They Sail. She suffered from anorexia nervosa and eventually died of a kidney ailment at age 62.

 27 Diane Guerrero

Diane Guerrero
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer

 28 Kate Micucci

Kate Micucci
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 31, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries

 29 Loretta Swit

Loretta Swit.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Loretta Swit is a veteran American stage and small screen actress who became a household name with her award-winning portrayal of Major Margaret ‘Hot Lips’ Houlihan in M*A*S*H, a comedy-drama series on CBS television. Apart from playing a wide range of character roles on television and stage, she also appeared in movies and hosted a documentary on the Korean war.

 30 Laura San Giacomo

Laura San Giacomo.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 14, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Laura San Giacomo is best known for her award-winning portrayal of Cynthia in the movie Sex, Lies, and Videotape. She has also played significant roles in the film Pretty Woman and in the series Saving Grace, Just Shoot Me!, and NCIS. She is also associated with charities related to disabilities.

 31 Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston.
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Famous As: Singer & Actress
Birthdate: August 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 11, 2012

Amongst the best-selling recording artists of all time and an inspiration to millions of budding artists, Whitney Houston achieved stardom with her eponymous debut album. The success of her later albums consolidated her position and earned her a spot in the Guinness World Records as the most awarded female artist of all time. She struggled with drug abuse and troubled marriage and died of drowning in her hotel's bathtub. 

 32 Liza Weil

Liza Weil.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 5, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Liza Weil is best known as Paris Geller from Gilmore Girls and its revival series, and as Amanda Tanner in Scandal. Fans also loved her in How to Get Away with Murder and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. She had started her career with theater and still performs in plays occasionally.

 33 Jodi Lyn O'Keefe

Jodi Lyn O'Keefe
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra

 34 Mary McCormack

Mary McCormack.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 8, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Mary McCormack is best known as Justine Appleton from Murder One and as Kate Harper from The West Wing. Fans also loved her in the series In Plain Sight and The Kids Are Alright. She co-produced the show 25 Words or Less and appeared in films such as Deep Impact.
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 35 Retta

Retta
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: April 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries

 36 Elizabeth Peña

Elizabeth Peña.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: October 14, 2014
Elizabeth Peña is best known for her roles in films such as Rush Hour and The Incredibles. She also co-founded the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors. She has also been part of series such as Shannon's Deal and I Married Dora. She died of liver cirrhosis at age 55.

 37 Harley Quinn Smith

Harley Quinn Smith.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 26, 1999
Sun Sign: Cancer

 38 Eva Marie Saint

Eva Marie Saint
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 4, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer

 39 Danielle Rose Russell

Danielle Rose Russell.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 31, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Danielle Rose Russell is an American actress known for portraying supporting roles in movies like A Walk Among the Tombstones and Pandemic. After starting her career as a model, Russell pursued regional theater before establishing herself as a film and TV actress. In 2019, she was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for her performance in the TV series, Legacies.

 40 Keshia Knight Pulliam

Keshia Knight Pulliam
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Famous As: actor, television actor, film actor
Birthdate: April 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries

 41 Courtney Henggeler

Courtney Henggeler
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 42 Camryn Manheim

Camryn Manheim
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 8, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces

 43 Michelle Borth

Michelle Borth
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 19, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo

 44 Madeline Brewer

Madeline Brewer
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 1, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus

 45 Kristen Connolly

Kristen Connolly.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer

 46 Joanna Cassidy

Joanna Cassidy.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 2, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo

 47 Danielle Jonas

Danielle Jonas
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Famous As: Reality TV Personality
Birthdate: September 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo

 48 Kerri Green

Kerri Green
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 49 Katrina Bowden

Katrina Bowden
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo

 50 Cissy Houston

Cissy Houston
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Famous As: Gospel Singers
Birthdate: September 30, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra