Actresses From New Jersey

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New Jersey has produced a number of Actresses who have made it big. These include Whitney Houston, Meryl Streep, Kirsten Dunst, Vera Farmiga, Queen Latifah and others.
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Meryl Streep
(Regarded as 'The Best Actress of Her Generation')
Meryl Streep
53
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.

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Kirsten Dunst
(Best Known for Her Role as 'Mary Jane Watson' in Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man' Trilogy)
Kirsten Dunst
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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.

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Zoe Saldana
(Actress)
Zoe Saldana
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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.

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Queen Latifah
(Best Known as 'Queen of Rap')
Queen Latifah
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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.

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Laura Prepon
(American Actress Known for Her TV Series: 'That '70s Show' and 'Orange Is the New Black')
Laura Prepon
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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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Lauren Cohan
(American-British Actress Known for Her Role as ‘Maggie Greene’ in the TV Series ‘The Walking Dead’)
Lauren Cohan
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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.

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Melissa Rauch
(Actress)
Melissa Rauch
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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.

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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
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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.

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Taissa Farmiga
(American Actress Known for Her Numerous Appearances in Horror Films)
Taissa Farmiga
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Birthdate: August 7, 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.

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Melissa Fumero
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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.
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Vera Farmiga
(Actress)
Vera Farmiga
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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.

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Jane Krakowski
(Actress and Comedian Best Known for Her Role as ‘Jenna Maroney’ in the NBC Comedy Series ‘30 Rock’)
Jane Krakowski
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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.
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Cristin Milioti
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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.
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Kelly Ripa
(Actress, Dancer)
Kelly Ripa
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Birthdate: October 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
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Tara Reid
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Vicky’ in ‘American Pie’ Film Series)
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.

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Linda Hunt
(actor, stage actor, television actor, film actor)
Linda Hunt
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Birthdate: April 2, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
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Dionne Warwick
(One of the Most-Charted Vocalists of All Time)
Dionne Warwick
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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. 

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Elizabeth Gillies
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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.

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Ali Larter
(Actress who played Clear Rivers in Final Destination and Final Destination 2)
Ali Larter
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Birthdate: February 28, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Janeane Garofalo
(Comedian and a Cast Member of "The Ben Stiller Show," "The Larry Sanders Show," and "Saturday Night Live.")
Janeane Garofalo
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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.
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Bebe Neuwirth
(Actress)
Bebe Neuwirth
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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.
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Diane Guerrero
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Birthdate: July 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Loretta Swit
(Best Known for Her Role as Major ‘Margaret Houlihan’ in the TV Series ‘M*A*S*H’)
Loretta Swit
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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.

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Sandra Dee
(Actress and Model Best Known for Her Film ‘Until They Sail’)
Sandra Dee
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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.
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Whitney Houston
(Best-Selling Female R&B Artist of the 20th Century)
Whitney Houston
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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. 

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Laura San Giacomo
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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.
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Liza Weil
(Best Known for Her Roles in the TV Series: ‘Gilmore Girls’ and ‘How to Get Away with Murder’)
Liza Weil
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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.
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Mj Rodriguez
(Actress)
Mj Rodriguez
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Birthdate: January 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Jodi Lyn O'Keefe
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Birthdate: October 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
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Fran Lebowitz
(Writer Known for Her Sardonic Social Commentary on American Life and Her Defiant Grouchiness and Wit)
Fran Lebowitz
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Birthdate: October 27, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Author and public speaker Fran Lebowitz is best known for her book The Fran Lebowitz Reader, which combined the two books Metropolitan Life and Social Studies. She also gained fame with her 2021 Netflix docuseries Pretend It's a City. Openly lesbian, she has often spoken about feminism, politics, and AIDS.

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Kate Micucci
(Actress)
Kate Micucci
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Birthdate: March 31, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
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Judith Light
(Actress)
Judith Light
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Birthdate: February 9, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Judith Light is an American actress and producer. Known for her work in TV and theatre, Light has won prestigious acting awards, such as Daytime Emmy Award and Tony Award. In 2019, her contribution to the entertainment industry was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Also an activist, Light has been advocating the cause of the LGBTQ+ community.

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Eva Marie Saint
(American Actress Known for Starring in Elia Kazan’s 'On the Waterfront')
Eva Marie Saint
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Birthdate: July 4, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer

Eva Marie Saint is an American actress best known for her Academy Award-winning performance in the 1954 film, On the Waterfront. She has also won a Primetime Emmy Award for her work in the miniseries, People Like Us. Eva Marie Saint has two stars on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to the film and TV industries. 

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Retta
(Stand-up Comedian)
Retta
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Birthdate: April 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
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Mary McCormack
(Best Known for Her Roles in the TV Series: ‘Murder One’, ‘The West Wing’ and ‘In Plain Sight’)
Mary McCormack
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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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Elizabeth Peña
(American Actress and Founder of ‘Hispanic Organization of Latin Actor’)
Elizabeth Peña
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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.
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Dana Reeve
(Actress, Wife of Superman actor Christopher Reeve who became an outspoken supporter of disability causes)
Dana Reeve
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Birthdate: March 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 6, 2006
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Wendy Williams
(TV Host, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author)
Wendy Williams
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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.

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Danielle Rose Russell
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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.

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Chelsea Handler
(Comedian, TV host)
Chelsea Handler
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Birthdate: February 25, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Christina Milian
(Actress, Singer & Songwriter)
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.
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Courtney Henggeler
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Birthdate: December 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Camryn Manheim
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Birthdate: March 8, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Keshia Knight Pulliam
(actor, television actor, film actor)
Keshia Knight Pulliam
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Birthdate: April 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
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Kristine Froseth
(Actress and Model Known for Her Role as ‘Kelly Aldrich’ in the TV Series ‘The Society’)
Kristine Froseth
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Birthdate: September 21, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo

Kristine Froseth is a Norwegian and American model and actress. She is known for playing important roles in popular TV series, such as The Society and Looking for Alaska. Froseth was discovered at Ski Storsenter where she was taking part in a catwalk audition. She then went on to model for brands like Armani before establishing herself as an actress.

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Madeline Brewer
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Birthdate: May 1, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Cissy Houston
(Gospel Singers)
Cissy Houston
3
Birthdate: September 30, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
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Kristen Connolly
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Birthdate: July 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Katrina Bowden
3
Birthdate: September 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Joanna Cassidy
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Birthdate: August 2, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo