List of people from New Jersey





The following is a list of famous people from New Jersey:

Notable people born and/or raised in New Jersey


List of people from New Jersey

A â€" F

  • Isa Abdul-Quddus (born 1988), safety for the Detroit Lions (Union)
  • Joseph Alexander Adams (1803â€"1880), born in New Germantown, noted engraver
  • Mike Adams (born 1981), safety for the Indianapolis Colts (Paterson)
  • Timothy Adams (born 1967), actor, Sunset Beach, Ocean Ave. (Belleville)
  • Charles Addams (1912-1988), cartoonist; creator of The Addams Family (Westfield)
  • Jordan Alan (born 1967), filmmaker (Bayonne)
  • Mitch Albom (born 1958), writer, broadcaster, and musician (Passaic)
  • DJ DX (born 1985), International Rap Artist, Turntablist, Producer (Jersey City)
  • Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin (born 1930) NASA, astronaut, second man to walk on the moon (born in Glen Ridge, grew up in Montclair)
  • Jason Alexander (born 1959), actor, George Costanza on Seinfeld (Newark, raised in Livingston)
  • Samuel Alito (born 1950), U.S. Supreme Court justice (Trenton, raised in Hamilton)
  • Malik Allen (born 1978), NBA player (Willingboro)
  • John Amos (born 1939), actor, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Good Times, The West Wing (Newark)
  • Richard Anderson (born 1926), actor, The Six Million Dollar Man, Kung Fu, The Bionic Woman (Long Branch)
  • Jack Antonoff (born 1984), musician, guitarist for the band Fun (band) (Bergenfield)
  • Kristina Apgar (born 1985), actress, Privileged (Morristown)
  • Billy Ard (born 1959), NFL player for New York Giants and Green Bay Packers (East Orange, raised in Watchung)
  • Chris Argyris (1923-2013), business theorist, Professor Emeritus at Harvard Business School, and a Thought Leader at Monitor Group (Newark)
  • Bruce Arians (born 1952), head coach for Arizona Cardinals (Paterson)
  • Allan Arkush (born 1948), film and television director (Jersey City)
  • Jillian Armenante (born 1968), actress, Judging Amy (Paterson)
  • Rich Attonito (born 1977), mixed martial artist (Elizabeth)
  • Paul Auster (born 1947), author, screenwriter (born in Newark, grew up in South Orange)
  • Miles Austin (born 1984), wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys (born in Summit, grew up in Garfield
  • Dan Avidan, lead singer for Ninja Sex Party, co-host of Game Grumps.
  • Melissa Bacelar (born 1979), actress and scream queen (Piscataway)
  • Bret Baier (born 1970), news anchor for the Fox News Channel, Special Report with Bret Baier (Rumson)
  • Andrew Bailey (born 1984), pitcher for the Boston Red Sox (Haddon Heights)
  • David Bailey, (1933â€"2004), actor, Another World (Voorhees)
  • Amiri Baraka (1934â€"2014), poet (Newark)
  • Michael Barkann (born 1960), radio talk show host, television hostâ€" East Brunswick, New Jersey
  • James J. Barry, Jr. (born 1946), politician (Orange, raised in New Vernon)
  • Rick Barry (born 1944), NBA and ABA small forward and Hall of Fame inductee (Elizabeth, grew up in Roselle Park)
  • James Barton (1890â€"1962), actor (Gloucester City)
  • Danny Basavich (born 1978), professional pool player (Manalapan)
  • Dana Bash (born 1971), CNN reporter and anchorwoman (Montvale)
  • Count Basie (1904â€"1984), jazz pianist, organist, bandleader (Red Bank)
  • Emma Bell (born 1986), actress (Woodstown)
  • Madeline Bell (born 1942), soul singer (Newark)
  • Bill Bellamy (born 1965), actor, comedian (Newark)
  • Regina Belle (born 1963), singer (Englewood)
  • Stephen Benkovic (born 1938), chemist, National Academy of Sciences inductee (Orange)
  • Joan Bennett (1910â€"1990), actress (Palisades Park)
  • Kafi Benz (born 1941), writer and conservationist (Chatham)
  • Xander Berkeley (born 1955), actor (Mendham)
  • Adam Bernstein (born 1960), video director and producer (Princeton)
  • Mike Bibby (born 1978), NBA player (Cherry Hill)
  • Jack Bicknell, Jr. (born 1963), offensive line coach for the Kansas City Chiefs (North Plainfield)
  • Jason Biggs (born 1978), actor (Hasbrouck Heights)
  • Mary Birdsong (born 1968), actress, comedian Reno 911! (Long Beach Island)
  • Roger Birnbaum (born c. 1950), film producer, Four Christmases, 27 Dresses, Eight Below, Mr. 3000, Six Days Seven Nights (Teaneck)
  • Vivian Blaine (1921â€"1995), actress and singer, Guys and Dolls (Newark)
  • Betsy Blair (1923-2009), actress, Marty (Cliffside Park)
  • Tammy Blanchard (born 1976), actress (Bayonne)
  • Carol Blazejowski (born 1956), Hall of Fame basketball player (Elizabeth)
  • Al Blozis (1919â€"1945), New York Giants tackle, who died as a soldier in combat during World War II (Garfield)
  • Mark Blum (born 1950), actor (Newark)
  • Peter Boettke (born 1960), economist of the Austrian School (Rahway)
  • Tim Bogert (born 1944), bass guitarist and vocalist for Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, and Beck, Bogert & Appice (Ridgefield)
  • Clint Bolick (born 1957), attorney and prominent school choice advocate (Elizabeth)
  • Jon Bon Jovi (born 1962), musician (Sayreville) born in Perth Amboy
  • Denise Borino (1964â€"2010), actress, Ginny Sacramoni on The Sopranos (Roseland)
  • Joe Borowski (born 1971), former MLB pitcher, current sportscaster for the Arizona Diamondbacks (Bayonne)
  • Philip Bosco (born 1930), actor (Jersey City)
  • Dennis Boutsikaris (born 1952), actor (Newark)
  • Katrina Bowden (born 1988), actress, Cerie on 30 Rock (Wyckoff)
  • Todd Bowles (born 1963), defensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles (Elizabeth)
  • Brad Brach (born 1986), relief pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles (Freehold)
  • Gary Brackett (born 1980), middle linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts (Glassboro)
  • Zach Braff (born 1975), actor (South Orange, New Jersey)
  • Debbie Bramwell-Washington (born 1966), IFBB professional bodybuilder
  • John Brennan (born 1954), Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (North Bergen)
  • William J. Brennan, Jr. (1906â€"1997), U.S. Supreme Court justice (Newark)
  • David Brewster (journalist), publisher and journalist (Newark)
  • Ralph L. Brinster (born 1932), geneticist (Montclair, raised in Cedar Grove)
  • Kenny Britt (born 1988), wide receiver for the St. Louis Rams (Bayonne)
  • Betty Bronson (1906-1971), actress, Peter Pan (Trenton)
  • Jacqueline Brookes (born 1930), actress (Montclair)
  • Dave Brown (born 1970), quarterback for the New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals (Summit)
  • Donald Brown (born 1987), running back for the Indianapolis Colts (Atlantic Highlands)
  • Roscoe Lee Browne (1925â€"2007), actor, The Cowboys, The Mambo Kings (Woodbury)
  • Lou Brutus (born 1972), radio host, musician, photographer (Newark, raised in Englistown)
  • David Bryan (born 1962), musician (Perth Amboy)
  • Mark Bryant (born 1965), NBA player, assistant coach (Glen Ridge, raised in South Orange)
  • Jake Burbage (born 1992), actor Grounded for Life (Willingboro)
  • Richard Burgi (born 1958), actor Desperate Housewives, The Sentinel (Montclair)
  • Aaron Burr (1756-1836), third Vice President of the United States (Newark)
  • Glen Burtnik, (born 1955), musician (North Brunswick)
  • Nicholas Murray Butler (1862â€"1947), Nobel Prize-winning philosopher, diplomat, and educator (Elizabeth)
  • Greg Buttle (born 1954), linebacker for the New York Jets (Atlantic City, raised in Linwood)
  • Andrew Bynum (born 1987), center for the Philadelphia 76ers (Plainsboro)
  • P. J. Byrne (born 1974), actor, The Game (South Orange)
  • Michael Cade (born 1972), actor, California Dreams (Elmwood Park)
  • Joseph Caldwell (1773â€"1835), mathematician, first president of the University of North Carolina (Lamington)
  • Alisyn Camerota (born 1969), news anchor for CNN (Shrewsbury)
  • William Campbell (1923â€"2011), actor (Newark)
  • Bobby Cannavale (born 1971), actor, Bobby Caffey on Third Watch (Union City)
  • Cardiak, music producer for 50 Cent, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Fabolous, Lloyd Banks, Ace Hood and more. (Willingboro)
  • Ron Carey (1935â€"2007), actor, Barney Miller (Newark)
  • Philip Carey (1925â€"2009), actor, One Life to Live (Hackensack)
  • Julie Carmen (born 1954), actress (Millburn)
  • Thomas Carpenter (1752â€"1847), born at Salem, New Jersey, died at Carpenter's Landing; a patriot of the American Revolutionary War
  • Rosalind Cash (1938â€"1995), actress (Atlantic City)
  • Jonathan Casillas (born 1987), linebacker for the New Orleans Saints (New Brunswick)
  • Joanna Cassidy (born 1945), actress, Blade Runner, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Six Feet Under (Haddonfield)
  • Iván Castro (born 1967), U.S. Army Captain serving on active duty in the Special Forces despite losing his eyesight (Hoboken)
  • Michael Chang (born 1972), professional tennis player (Hoboken)
  • Cheryl Chase (born 1958), voice actress, Angelica Pickles on Rugrats (Manville)
  • Jeff Chase (born 1968), actor (Paterson)
  • Michael Chertoff (born 1953), U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security under President George W. Bush (Elizabeth)
  • Aneesh Chopra (born 1972), Chief Technology Officer under Barack Obama (Trenton, raised in Princeton Junction)
  • Vinny Ciurciu (born 1980), National Football League linebacker (Hackensack)
  • Earl Clark (born 1988), forward for the Los Angeles Lakers (Plainfield)
  • Harlan Coben (born 1962), author of mystery novels and thrillers (Newark, raised in Livingston)
  • Robert Coello (born 1984), pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays (Bayonne)
  • Willie Cole (born 1955), sculptor (Newark)
  • Richard Conte (1910â€"1975), actor, The Godfather (Jersey City)
  • Greg Coolidge (born 1972), actor, screenwriter, director (Red Bank)
  • David Copperfield (born 1956), illusionist (Metuchen)
  • Sam Coppola (born 1935), actor (Jersey City)
  • Barbara Corcoran (born 1949), businesswoman, investor, and television personality (Edgewater)
  • Joseph Cortese (born 1949), actor (Paterson)
  • Phil Costa (born 1987), center and guard for the Dallas Cowboys (Moorestown)
  • Blake Costanzo (born 1984), linebacker for the Chicago Bears (Franklin Lakes)
  • Lou Costello (1906â€"1959), comedian, actor, Abbott and Costello films and television series (Paterson)
  • Stephen Crane (1871-1900), novelist, short story writer, poet, journalist (Newark)
  • Michael Cristofer (born 1945) Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright; screenwriter; actor; director (Trenton)
  • Joseph Cross (born 1986) actor, Running with Scissors, Flags of Our Fathers (New Brunswick)
  • Valerie Cruz (born 1976), actress, Nip/Tuck, The Dresden Files, Dexter (Elizabeth)
  • Victor Cruz (born 1986), wide receiver for the New York Giants (Paterson)
  • Ken Cuccinelli (born 1968), Attorney General of Virginia (Edison)
  • John T. Cunningham (born 1915), journalist, writer, and historian (Newark, raised in Brookside)
  • Vincent Curatola (born 1953), actor, Johnny Sack on The Sopranos (Englewood)
  • Vinny Curry (born 1988), defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles (Neptune)
  • Brian Cushing (born 1987), outside linebacker for the Houston Texans (Park Ridge)
  • Jack Cust (born 1979), designated hitter and outfielder for the New York Yankees (Flemington)
  • Tawny Cypress (born 1976) actress, K-Ville, Heroes (Point Pleasant)
  • Mike Daniels (born 1989), defensive end for the Green Bay Packers (Stratford)
  • Joe Dante (born 1946), film director, Gremlins (Morristown)
  • Glenn Danzig (born 1955), Misfits and Danzig frontman (Lodi
  • Jeff Datz (born 1959), third base coach for the Seattle Mariners (Camden)
  • Dov Davidoff, comedian, actor (Englishtown)
  • Anthony Davis (born 1989), offensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers (Piscataway)
  • Hope Davis (born 1964), actress, About Schmidt, American Splendor, The Hoax (Englewood)
  • Lanny Davis (born 1946), Special Counsel to the President to Bill Clinton (Jersey City)
  • Sandra Dee (1942â€"2005), actress, Gidget, A Summer Place (Bayonne)
  • Robert De Grasse (1900â€"1971), cinematographer (Maplewood)
  • Dean DeLeo (born 1961) Guitarist for Stone Temple Pilots,Talk Show, Army of Anyone, Laughter Train (Montclair New Jersey)
  • Martina Deignan, soap opera actress, Santa Barbara, As the World Turns (East Orange)
  • Mark DeRosa (born 1975), utility player for the Washington Nationals (Passaic)
  • Danny DeVito, actor and director, Taxi, Hoffa, War of the Roses, Get Shorty, Batman Returns, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (born 1944), (Neptune City)
  • Tommy DeVito, (born 1928), musician and singer; lead guitarist of The Four Seasons (Belleville)
  • Khigh Dheigh (1910â€"1991), actor, Wo Fat on Hawaii Five-O (Spring Lake)
  • Ernest Dickerson (born 1951), film and television director (Newark)
  • John DiMaggio (born 1968), voice actor, Bender on Futurama (North Plainfield)
  • Pat DiNizio (born 1955), singer, The Smithereens (Scotch Plains)
  • Peter Dinklage (born 1969), actor, Elf, Game of Thrones (Morristown, raised in Mendham Township)
  • Peter Dobson (born 1964), actor, Cover Me (Red Bank)
  • Jamie Donnelly (born 1947), actress (Teaneck)
  • Ruth Donnelly (1896-1982), actress (Trenton)
  • Michael Douglas (born 1944), Academy Award-winning actor, producer (New Brunswick)
  • Jim Dowd (born 1968), professional ice hockey player (Brick Township)
  • Al Downing (born 1941), professional baseball pitcher New York Yankees, Oakland A's, Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers, NL comeback player of the year 1971, (Trenton, New Jersey)
  • Derek Drymon (born 1965), cartoon producer, SpongeBob SquarePants (Morristown)
  • Thomas F. Duffy (born 1955), actor (Woodbridge)
  • Tom Dugan (born 1961), one-person show actor, writer and director (Rahway)
  • Tabitha D'umo (born 1973), dance teacher, choreographer, and creative director (Galloway)
  • Jancee Dunn (born 1966), journalist, author, and former VJ for MTV2 (Chatham)
  • Ashley Alexandra Dupré (born 1985), prostitute, singer (Beachwood)
  • Asher Brown Durand (1796â€"1886), artist (Maplewood)
  • Andrea Dworkin (1946â€"2005), radical feminist and activist (Camden)
  • Frederick Eberhardt (1868â€"1946), engineer, philanthropist, university administrator and businessman (Newark)
  • Randy Edelman (born 1947), film and TV score composer (Paterson)
  • Geoff Edwards (1931â€"2014), actor, radio and television personality (Westfield)
  • Todd Edwards (born 1972), music producer (Bloomfield)
  • Róisín Egenton (born 1977), 2000 International Rose of Tralee (Fanwood)
  • Hallie Kate Eisenberg (born 1992), teen actress (East Brunswick)
  • Robert Ellenstein (born 1923), actor (Newark)
  • Linda Emond (born 1959), actress, Julie & Julia (New Brunswick)
  • Alecko Eskandarian (born 1982), soccer player (Montvale)
  • Janet Evanovich (born 1943), novelist (South River)
  • Bill Evans (1929â€"1980), jazz pianist and composer (Plainfield)
  • Josh Evans (born 1991), safety for the Jacksonville Jaguars (Irvington)
  • Charles Evered (born 1964), writer, director (Passaic, grew up in Rutherford)
  • Greg Evigan (born 1953), actor, B. J. and the Bear, My Two Dads (South Amboy)
  • Donald Fagen (born 1948), musician (Steely Dan) (South Brunswick)
  • Joseph Farah (born 1954), journalist and editor-in-chief of WorldNetDaily (Paterson)
  • Kenneth Faried (born 1989), power forward for the Denver Nuggets (Newark)
  • Vera Farmiga (born 1973), actress, The Departed, Up in the Air (Clifton)
  • Taissa Farmiga (born 1994), actress, American Horror Story, The Bling Ring (Readington)
  • John Farrell (born 1962), manager for the Boston Red Sox (Monmouth Beach)
  • Edward Feigenbaum (born 1936), computer scientist known as "the father of expert systems" (Weehawken)
  • Joan Field (born 1915), violinist (Long Branch)
  • Joe Fields (born 1953), NFL center, primarily with the New York Jets (Woodbury)
  • Gail Fisher (1935â€"2000), actress, Mannix (Orange)
  • Leo Fitzpatrick (born 1978), actor, Johnny Weeks on The Wire (West Orange)
  • Joe Flacco (born 1985), quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens (Audubon)
  • Susan Flannery (born 1939), soap opera actress (Jersey City)
  • Josh Flitter (born 1994), child actor (Ridgewood)
  • Mary Florentine (born 1950), psychoacoustics researcher (Nutley)
  • Richard Florida (born 1957), urban studies theorist, author of Who's Your City? (Newark)
  • Rick Folbaum (born 1969), news anchor and correspondent for Fox News (Cherry Hill)
  • Steve Forbes (born 1947), editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine as well as president and CEO of Forbes, Inc. (Morristown)
  • Darren Ford (born 1985), outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates (Vineland)
  • Gerard J. Foschini (born 1940), telecommunications engineer (Jersey City)
  • Beth Fowler (born 1940), actress, singer (Jersey City)
  • Randy Foye (born 1983), shooting guard/point guard for the Utah Jazz (Newark)
  • Connie Francis (born 1938), pop singer (Newark)
  • Genie Francis (born 1962), actress, General Hospital (Englewood)
  • Barney Frank (born 1940), openly gay Massachusetts congressman (Bayonne)
  • Waldo Frank (1889â€"1967), novelist, historian, literary critic (Long Branch)
  • Todd Frazier (born 1986), baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds (Point Pleasant)
  • Dean Friedman (born 1955), singer-songwriter (Paramus)


G â€" R

  • Tony Galento (1910â€"1979), heavyweight boxer and actor, On the Waterfront (Orange)
  • James Gandolfini (1961â€"2013), actor, starred in The Sopranos (Park Ridge)
  • Antonio Garay (born 1979), defensive tackle for the San Diego Chargers (Rahway)
  • Allen Garfield (born 1939), actor (Newark)
  • Lee Garlington (born 1953), actress (Teaneck)
  • David Garrison (born 1952), actor, Married... with Children, It's Your Move (Long Branch)
  • Willie Garson (born 1964), actor, Sex and the City (Highland Park)
  • Bob Gaudio (born 1942), singer, songwriter, musician and record producer; keyboardist/backing vocalist for The Four Seasons
  • Gloria Gaynor (born 1949), singer (Newark)
  • Michael V. Gazzo (1923â€"1995), playwright and actor, Frank Pentangeli in The Godfather Part II (Hillside)
  • Brian Geraghty (born 1974), actor (Toms River)
  • Michael Giacchino (born 1967), Oscar-winning composer (Riverside, grew up in Edgewater Park)
  • Elizabeth Gillies (born 1993), actress, singer, dancer (Haworth)
  • Allen Ginsberg (1926â€"1997), poet (Paterson)
  • Bob Giraldi (born 1939), film, TV and music video director (Paterson)
  • Savion Glover (born 1973), actor, tap dancer and choreographer (Newark)
  • Judy Gold (born 1962), stand-up comic (Newark)
  • Al Golden (born 1969), head football coach for the University of Miami (Colts Neck)
  • Joshua Gomez (born 1975), actor, Chuck, Without a Trace (Bayonne)
  • Rick Gomez (born 1972), actor, Band of Brothers (Bayonne)
  • Hedwig Gorski (born 1949), poet
  • Dwayne Gratz (born 1990), cornerback for the Jacksonville Jaguars (Piscataway)
  • Kerri Green (born 1967), actress (Fort Lee)
  • Bob Greene (born 1958), fitness guru, author (Cherry Hill)
  • Khaseem Greene (born 1989), linebacker for the Chicago Bears (Elizabeth)
  • Peter Greene (born 1965), actor, Zed from Pulp Fiction (Montclair)
  • Shonn Greene (born 1985), running back for the New York Jets (Sicklerville)
  • Zach Grenier (born 1954), actor, Touching Evil (Englewood)
  • Hezekiah Griggs, III (born 1988), an American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and investor.
  • Dan Grunfeld (born 1984), professional basketball player (Franklin Lakes)
  • Tom Guiry (born 1981), actor, The Black Donnellys (Trenton)
  • Alison Haislip (born 1981), actress, TV correspondent, Attack of the Show!, The Voice, Battleground (Tewksbury Township)
  • Chelsea Handler (born 1975), stand-up comedian, actress, host of Chelsea Lately (Livingston)
  • John Harkes (born 1967), soccer player (Kearny)
  • Jess Harnell (born 1963), voice actor, Animaniacs, Up, the Transformers movies (Teaneck)
  • Al Harrington (born 1980), player for the Orlando Magic (Orange)
  • Ed Harris (born 1950), actor, Pollock, The Truman Show, The Right Stuff, Apollo 13, Game Change (born in Englewood, raised in Tenafly)
  • Franco Harris (born 1950), Hall of Fame fullback with the Pittsburgh Steelers (Fort Dix)
  • Roxanne Hart (born 1952), actress, Chicago Hope (Trenton)
  • Robert Hegyes (1951â€"2012), actor, Welcome Back, Kotter (Perth Amboy)
  • Grace Helbig (born 1985), actress, comedian, Camp Takota (Woodbury, New Jersey, raised in Woodbury Heights, New Jersey)
  • Gerald Henderson, Jr. (born 1987), shooting guard for the Charlotte Bobcats (Caldwell)
  • Al Herpin (born 1853), insomniac (Trenton)
  • Frank Herrmann (born 1984), relief pitcher for the Cleveland Indians (Rutherford)
  • Jon-Erik Hexum (1957â€"1984), actor, model, Voyagers! (Englewood, raised in Tenafly)
  • Richard X. Heyman (born 1951), singer-songwriter, musician, original member of The Doughboys (Plainfield)
  • Shana Hiatt (born 1975), model, presenter (Tabernacle Township)
  • Beatrice Hicks (1919â€"1979), engineer, co-founder and first president of the Society of Women Engineers (Orange)
  • Michele Hicks (born 1973), actress, Mara Vendrell on The Shield (Essex County)
  • Brian Hill (born 1947), assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons (East Orange)
  • Dulé Hill (born 1975), actor, Psych (East Brunswick, raised in Sayreville)
  • Lauryn Hill (born 1975), singer, rapper, songwriter (South Orange)
  • Jesse Holley (born 1984), wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys (Roselle)
  • Richard Hooker (1924â€"1997), writer, surgeon, author of the novel, MASH (Trenton)
  • Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins (born 1973), actor (Newark)
  • Neil Hopkins (born 1977), actor (Trenton)
  • Wil Horneff (born 1979), actor (born in Englewood, raised in Saddle River)
  • Dennis Horner (born 1988), forward for the Artland Dragons (Linwood)
  • Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz (born 1966), member of the Beastie Boys (South Orange)
  • Cissy Houston (born 1933), singer (Newark)
  • Whitney Houston (1963â€"2012), singer and actress (Newark, grew up in East Orange)
  • Tim Howard (born 1979), soccer player (North Brunswick)
  • Paul Iacono (born 1988), actor, stars in The Hard Times of RJ Berger (Secaucus)
  • Frank Iero (born 1981), rhythm guitarist of My Chemical Romance (Belleville)
  • Mark Ingram, Jr. (born 1989), running back for the New Orleans Saints (Hackensack)
  • Michael Jace (born 1965), actor, Officer Julien Lowe on The Shield (Paterson)
  • Leonard Jeffries (born 1937), controversial professor of Black Studies at the City University of New York (Newark)
  • Malcolm Jenkins (born 1987), safety for the Philadelphia Eagles (East Orange)
  • Rodney Jerkins (born 1977), songwriter, record producer, musician (Pleasantville)
  • Dontae Johnson (born 1991), cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers (Pennington)
  • Enoch "Nucky" Johnson (1883â€"1968), Atlantic City political boss and racketeer, basis for Boardwalk Empire's Nucky Thompson (Galloway Township)
  • James P. Johnson (1894â€"1955), stride jazz pianist (New Brunswick)
  • J. Seward Johnson, Jr. (born 1930), sculptor
  • Leavander Johnson (1969â€"2005), world champion boxer (Atlantic City)
  • Robert Wood Johnson II (1893-1968), businessman, Chairman of the Board of Johnson & Johnson (New Brunswick)
  • Soterios Johnson, host on public radio station WNYC (Highland Park)
  • Frankie Jonas (born 2000), child actor, Jonas L.A. (Ridgewood)
  • Kevin Jonas (born 1987), singer, guitarist, member of the Jonas Brothers (Teaneck, raised in Wyckoff)
  • Dahntay Jones (born 1980), player for the Indiana Pacers (Trenton, raised in Hamilton Square)
  • Donald Jones (born 1987), wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills (Plainfield)
  • Linda Jones (born 1944), soul singer (Newark)
  • Maxine Jones (born 1965), singer (Paterson)
  • Nate Jones (born 1982), NFL cornerback (Newark)
  • Ben Jorgensen, (born 1983), musician, Teaneck
  • Just Blaze, rap musician (Paterson)
  • Jerome Kagan (born 1929), pioneer in the field of developmental psychology (Newark)
  • Stanley Kamel (1943â€"2008), actor, Monk, Melrose Place (South River)
  • Ira Kaplan, musician, co-founder of Yo La Tengo (Hoboken)
  • Myq Kaplan (born 1978), stand-up comedian (Livingston)
  • Eric Karros (born 1967), MLB first baseman, TV color commentator for (Hackensack)
  • Danny Kass (born 1982), pro snowboarder (Vernon Valley)
  • Thomas Kean (born 1935), governor, 9/11 Commission chairman (Bedminster)
  • Brian Keith (1921â€"1997), actor, The Parent Trap, Nevada Smith, Family Affair, The Wind and the Lion (Bayonne)
  • Daniel Hugh Kelly (born 1952), actor (Elizabeth)
  • Mark Kelly (born 1964), astronaut, husband of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, twin brother of Scott Kelly (Orange)
  • Scott Kelly (born 1964), astronaut, Commander of International Space Station Expedition 26, twin brother of Mark Kelly (Orange)
  • Stacey Kent (born 1965), singer (South Orange)
  • Walter Kidde (1877â€"1943), founder of the Kidde company (Hoboken)
  • Tom Kiesche (born 1967), actor (Hackensack)
  • Jim Kiick (born 1946), NFL running back, primarily for the Miami Dolphins (Lincoln Park)
  • Victor Kilian (1891â€"1979), actor (Jersey City)
  • Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918), poet (New Brunswick)
  • Zalman King (born 1942), actor, director, writer, Body Language (Trenton)
  • Alfred Kinsey (1894â€"1956), zoologist and sexologist (Hoboken)
  • Michael E. Knight (born 1959), actor (Princeton)
  • Ann McLaughlin Korologos, (born 1941), Secretary of Labor from 1987 to 1989 (Chatham)
  • Ernie Kovacs (1919â€"1962), comedian and actor (Trenton)
  • Dennis Kozlowski (born 1946), CEO of Tyco International, convicted in 2005 (Newark)
  • Jane Krakowski (born 1969), actress, 30 Rock (Parsippany)
  • Barbara Kruger (born 1945), conceptual artist (Newark)
  • Larry Kudlow (born 1947), economist, TV personality, syndicated columnist (Englewood)
  • Richard Kuklinski (1935â€"2006), murderer of over 100 people in mob-related instances (Jersey City)
  • William Labov (born 1927), linguist (Rutherford)
  • Brielle LaCosta (born 1984), Miss New Jersey International 2010 and Miss East Coast International 2014, (Warren)
  • Nathan Lane (born 1956), Tony Award-winning actor (Jersey City)
  • Artie Lange (born 1967), actor, comedian, radio personality (Livingston, raised in Union)
  • Frank Langella (born 1938), actor, Dracula, Superman Returns, Frost/Nixon, Draft Day (Bayonne)
  • Ali Larter (born 1976), actress, Niki Sanders on Heroes (Cherry Hill)
  • Vincent Larusso (born 1978), actor, The Mighty Ducks trilogy (Livingston)
  • Queen Latifah (born 1970), singer, actress, TV personality (Newark)
  • Jack Lawless (born 1987), drummer of the Jonas Brothers (Middletown)
  • Jacob Lawrence (1917â€"2000), African-American artist (Atlantic City)
  • Nicole Leach (born 1979), actress (Montclair)
  • Fran Lebowitz (born 1950), author (Morristown)
  • Beverly Lee (born 1941), singer with The Shirelles, from Passaic.
  • Al Leiter (born 1965), MLB starting pitcher, TV commentator (Toms River)
  • Paul Le Mat (born 1946), actor, American Graffiti, Melvin and Howard (Rahway)
  • Stephanie Lemelin (born 1979), actress, Young Justice (Sewell)
  • Arthur Lenk (born 1964), Israeli diplomat (Paterson)
  • Robert Sean Leonard (born 1969), actor, House, Dead Poets Society (born in Westwood, raised in Ridgewood)
  • Michael Lerner (born 1943), left-wing activist and rabbi (Newark)
  • Jerry Levine (born 1957), actor, director, Going Places, Will & Grace (New Brunswick)
  • Jerry Lewis (born 1926), actor, comedian, director, telethon host, Academy Award honoree (Newark)
  • Judith Light (born 1949), actress, Emmy winner, Who's the Boss?, Ugly Betty, Law & Order: SVU (Trenton)
  • Damon Lindelof (born 1973), television and film producer, Lost, Crossing Jordan, Star Trek (Teaneck)
  • Ray Liotta (born 1955), actor, Goodfellas, The Rat Pack, Cop Land, Hannibal (born in Newark, raised in Union Township)
  • Sean Lissemore (born 1987), defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys (Teaneck)
  • Norman Lloyd (born 1914), actor, director, producer, St. Elsewhere (Jersey City)
  • Amy Locane (born 1971), actress (Trenton)
  • Kurt Loder (born 1945), film critic, author, columnist, TV personality (Ocean City)
  • Faizon Love (born 1968), actor (Newark)
  • George Lowe (1895â€"1981), Major League Baseball pitcher (born in Ridgefield Park; died in Somers Point)
  • Derek Luke (born 1974), actor (Jersey City)
  • Martha MacCallum (born 1964), news anchor for the Fox News Channel (Wyckoff)
  • Elliott Maddox (born 1947), Major League Baseball player (East Orange)
  • Steve Maneri (born 1988), tight end for the Chicago Bears (Saddle Brook)
  • N. Gregory Mankiw (born 1958), macroeconomist and chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush (Trenton)
  • David Marciano (born 1960), actor (Newark)
  • Lisa Marie (born 1968), model and actress (Piscataway)
  • John Marin (1870â€"1953), artist (Rutherford)
  • Robert Markowitz (born 1935), film and TV director (Irvington)
  • Marc Maron (born 1963), stand-up comedian (Jersey City)
  • Nick Massi (1927â€"2000), bass singer and bass guitarist for The Four Seasons (Newark)
  • Ronald F. Maxwell (born 1949), film director, screenwriter (Clifton)
  • Vin Mazzaro (born 1986), relief pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates (Hackensack, raised in Rutherford)
  • Turk McBride (born 1985), defensive end for the New Orleans Saints (Camden)
  • Andrew McCarthy (born 1962), actor, Less Than Zero, Pretty in Pink, Weekend at Bernie's (Westfield)
  • Beth McCarthy-Miller (born 1963), TV director, Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, The Marriage Ref (Elizabeth)
  • Thomas McCarthy (born 1966), actor, writer, director, Scott Templeton on The Wire (New Providence)
  • Heather McComb (born 1977), actor, Profiler, Party of Five (Barnegat Township)
  • Mary McCormack (born 1969), actress, In Plain Sight, The West Wing, Murder One (Plainfield)
  • Warren Sturgis McCulloch (1898â€"1969), neurophysiologist and cybernetician (Orange)
  • Bob MacDonald (born 1965), MLB pitcher (East Orange)
  • Tom McGowan (born 1959), actor, Frasier, Down the Shore, Everybody Loves Raymond (Belmar)
  • Kareem McKenzie (born 1979), former offensive tackle for the New York Giants (Trenton)
  • Bryant McKinnie (born 1979), offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens (Woodbury)
  • Christopher McQuarrie (born 1968), Academy Award-winning screenwriter, director (Princeton Junction)
  • Tony Meola (born 1969), soccer player (Kearny)
  • Lee Meredith (born 1947), actress, The Producers (River Edge)
  • Frank Messina (born 1968), poet
  • Jason Mewes (born 1974), actor (Highlands)
  • Dan Meyer (born 1981), relief pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates (Woodbury)
  • Jeromy Miles (born 1987), safety for the Baltimore Ravens (Voorhees)
  • Cristin Milioti (born 1985), actress (Cherry Hill)
  • Ezra Miller (born 1992), actor (Wyckoff)
  • John Milnor (born 1931), mathematician, notable in the fields of exotic spheres and mathematical economics (Orange)
  • Kelly Jo Minter (born 1966), actress (Trenton)
  • Susan Misner (born 1971), actress (Paterson, grew up in Pequannock Township)
  • Dorian Missick (born 1976), actor (East Orange)
  • Thomas Mitchell (1892â€"1962), Oscar-winning actor (Elizabeth)
  • Jay Mohr (born 1970), actor, comedian, radio personality (Verona)
  • Steve Monarque (born 1959), actor, Friday the 13th: The Series (Pompton Lakes)
  • Eugene Monroe (born 1987), offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens (Plainfield)
  • John J. Mooney (born c. 1929), chemical engineer, co-inventor of the three-way catalytic converter (Paterson)
  • Trevor Moore (born 1980), actor, comedian, writer, The Whitest Kids U' Know (Montclair)
  • Brit Morgan (born 1987), actress, True Blood, The Middleman (Marlton)
  • Knowshon Moreno (born 1987), professional football player (Middletown Township)
  • Kevin Mulvey (born 1985), MLB starting pitcher (Parlin)
  • Frankie Muniz (born 1985), actor (Wood-Ridge)
  • Ed Murawinski (born 1951), artist, New York Daily News (Jersey City)
  • Eric Murdock (born 1968), professional basketball player (Somerville)
  • Troy Murphy (born 1980), power forward and center for the Los Angeles Lakers (Morristown)
  • Tom Murro (born 1966), journalist, columnist, TV personality (Franklin Lakes)
  • Ira B. Nadel (born 1943), biographer, literary critic
  • Vince Naimoli (born 1937), owner of the Tampa Bay Rays (Paterson)
  • Andrew Napolitano (born 1950), Fox News Channel analyst, author, talk radio host (Newark)
  • Naturi Naughton (born 1984), singer and actress (East Orange)
  • Ozzie Nelson (1906â€"1975), actor, bandleader and TV personality (born in Jersey City, raised in Ridgefield Park)
  • Ricky Nelson (1940â€"1985), singer and actor (Teaneck)
  • Bebe Neuwirth (born 1958), Tony Award-winning actress (Princeton)
  • David Newsom (born 1962), actor, photographer, Homefront (North Caldwell)
  • Kathleen Noone (born 1945), Emmy-winning actress, Sunset Beach, Knots Landing, All My Children (Hillsdale)
  • Jeffrey Nordling (born 1962), actor, Once and Again, 24, Dirt (born in Ridgewood, raised in Washington Township)
  • Jim Norton (born 1968), comedian, radio personality, actor, author (Bayonne)
  • Joseph Nye (born 1937), international relations scholar and co-founder of the neoliberalism school of thought (South Orange)
  • Liam O'Brien (born 1976), voice actor, Monster, Ghost in the Shell (Belleville)
  • Shaun O'Hara (born 1977), center for the New York Giants (Hillsborough Township)
  • Jodi Lyn O'Keefe (born 1978), actress (Cliffwood Beach)
  • Greg Olsen (born 1985), tight end for the Carolina Panthers (Wayne)
  • T. J. O'Malley (1915â€"2009), aerospace engineer (Montclair)
  • Shaquille O'Neal (born 1972), basketball Hall of Famer, 15-time NBA All-Star center (Newark)
  • Henry O'Neill (1891-1961), actor (Orange)
  • Peter Onorati (born 1954), actor, Civil Wars, Joe's Life, Cop Rock (Boonton)
  • Ashley Rose Orr (born 1990), actress (Denville)
  • Claudette Ortiz (born 1981), R&B and Hip-Hop singer (Willingboro)
  • David Packer (born 1962), actor (Passaic)
  • John Panelli (1926â€"2012), NFL linebacker and running back (Morristown)
  • Franklin Pangborn (1889â€"1958), character actor (Newark)
  • Joe Pantoliano (born 1951), actor, The Matrix, Memento, The Fugitive, Bound, The Sopranos (Hoboken)
  • Tom Papa (born 1968), comedian, actor, and writer (Passaic, raised in Woodcliff Lake)
  • Bill Parcells (born 1941), NFL coach and Hall of Famer, TV commentator (Englewood)
  • Robert Pastorelli (1954â€"2004), actor, Murphy Brown, Cracker, Eraser (New Brunswick)
  • Alice Paul (1885â€"1977), suffragist (Mount Laurel)
  • Elizabeth Peña (born 1961), actress, The Incredibles, Rush Hour (Elizabeth)
  • Irving Penn (1917â€"2009), photographer (Plainfield)
  • Kal Penn (born 1977), actor (Montclair)
  • Fernando Perez (born 1983), outfielder for the New York Mets (Elizabeth, raised in West Windsor)
  • Millie Perkins (born 1938), actress (Passaic, raised in Fair Lawn)
  • Jim Perry (born 1934), U.S. and Canadian game show host (Camden)
  • Joe Pesci (born 1943), Oscar-winning actor, Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Casino, JFK, Home Alone (Newark)
  • Marisa Petroro (born 1972), actress and model (Elizabeth)
  • Thomas R. Pickering (born 1931) diplomat (Orange)
  • Jimmy Pinchak (born 1996), teen actor, Family Affair (Point Pleasant)
  • Danny Pintauro (born 1976) actor, Who's the Boss? (Milltown)
  • Joe Piscopo (born 1951), actor and comedian, Saturday Night Live, Wise Guys, 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd (Passaic)
  • Michael Pitt (born 1981), actor, Dawson's Creek, Boardwalk Empire, The Village (West Orange)
  • Michael J. Pollard (born 1939), actor, Bonnie and Clyde (Passaic)
  • Rick Porcello (born 1988), starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox (Morristown)
  • Laura Prepon (born 1980), actress (Watchung)
  • Molly Price (born 1966), actress (North Plainfield)
  • Lou Taylor Pucci (born 1985), actor (Seaside Heights, raised in Keansburg)
  • Keshia Knight Pulliam (born 1979), actress, The Cosby Show (Newark)
  • Matthew Quick (born 1973), author of young adult and fiction novels (Oaklyn)
  • Phil Radford (born 1976), Greenpeace Executive Director (New Brunswick)
  • Rah Digga (born 1970), rap musician (Newark)
  • Ronald T. Raines (born 1958) scientist, educator, and entrepreneur (Montclair)
  • Melissa Rauch (born 1980), actress, comedienne, Bernadette Rostenkowski on The Big Bang Theory (Marlboro)
  • Nate Ravitz (born 1987), radio personality, Fantasy Focus (Brick)
  • Redman (born 1970), rap musician (Newark)
  • Isaac Redman (born 1984), running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers (Paulsboro)
  • Melissa Reeves (born 1967), soap opera actress, Days of Our Lives, Santa Barbara (Eatontown)
  • Tara Reid (born 1975), actress (Wyckoff)
  • Claudio Reyna (born 1973), soccer player (Livingston)
  • Jim Ringo (1931â€"2007), NFL Hall of Fame center and head coach (Orange)
  • Kelly Ripa (born 1970), actress and television personality (Berlin)
  • Paul Robeson (1898-1976), singer, actor, Civil Rights activist (Princeton)
  • Alan Rosenberg (born 1950), actor, Cybill, The Guardian, Civil Wars (Passaic)
  • Jeffrey Ross (born 1965), comedian (Springfield)
  • Giuseppe Rossi (born 1987), soccer player (Teaneck, New Jersey)
  • Philip Roth (born 1933), author (Newark)
  • Thomas Rowe (born 1968), former Leonia police chief (Passaic)
  • Richard Ruccolo (born 1972), actor, Two Guys and a Girl, Rita Rocks (Marlton)
  • Mark Rudd (born 1947), left-wing activist, founding member of the Weather Underground (Maplewood)
  • Tom Ruegger (born 1956), producer, creator of The Animaniacs (Metuchen)
  • Deborah Rush (born 1954), actress, Strangers with Candy, Family Business, You've Got Mail (Chatham)

S â€" Z

  • Katie Sagona (born 1989), actress (Westwood)
  • Eva Marie Saint (born 1924), Academy Award-winning actress (Newark)
  • Richie Sambora (born 1959), guitarist for rock band Bon Jovi (Perth Amboy, raised in Woodbridge Township)
  • Ajai Sanders (born 1967), actress, A Different World (Trenton)
  • Laura San Giacomo (born 1962), actress, Just Shoot Me! (Denville)
  • Caitlin Sanchez (born 1996), actress (Englewood)
  • Hector Santiago (born 1987), pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels (Newark)
  • Dick Savitt (born 1927), tennis player, ranked No. 2 in the world in 1951 (Bayonne)
  • Mohamed Sanu (born 1989), professional football player, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver (South Brunswick)
  • Antonin Scalia (born 1936), U.S. Supreme Court justice (Trenton)
  • Natalie Schafer (1900â€"1991), actress, Mrs. Howell on Gilligan's Island (Red Bank)
  • Tom Scharpling (born 1969), comedian (Newbridge)
  • Roy Scheider (1932â€"2008), actor, Jaws, The French Connection, All That Jazz (Orange)
  • Greg Schiano (born 1966), head coach Tampa Bay Buccaneers, former head football coach Rutgers University (Wyckoff)
  • Wally Schirra (1923â€"2007), Navy officer and test pilot (Hackensack)
  • Sarah Schkeeper (born 1981), guard for the New York Sharks (Livingston)
  • Steve Schmidt (born 1970), campaign strategist and advisor to the 2008 presidential campaign of Senator John McCain (North Plainfield)
  • Scott Schoeneweis (born 1973), free agent relief pitcher (Long Branch, raised in Mount Laurel)
  • Bitty Schram (born 1968), actress, Sharona Fleming on Monk (Mountainside)
  • Frank D. Schroth (1884â€"1974), publisher of the Brooklyn Eagle (Trenton)
  • Thomas N. Schroth (1920â€"2009), journalist, specializing in Inside the Beltway politics (Trenton)
  • Norton Schwartz (born 1951), US Air Force general and Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force (Toms River)
  • Sherwood Schwartz (1916â€"2011), television producer (Passaic)
  • Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. (born 1934) U.S. general, led coalition forces in the Gulf War (Trenton)
  • Patti Scialfa (born 1953) singer-songwriter, musician, member of the E Street Band (Deal, New Jersey)
  • Debralee Scott (1953â€"2005), actress, Angie (Elizabeth)
  • Doc Searls (born 1947), journalist, columnist, blogger, author (Jersey City)
  • Henry Selick (born 1952), stop motion director, producer, writer, The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach, Coraline (Glen Ridge, raised in Rumson)
  • Ivan Sergei (born 1971), actor, Jack & Jill, Once a Thief, Crossing Jordan (Hawthorne)
  • Matt Servitto (born 1965), actor, Agent Harris on The Sopranos (Teaneck)
  • Marc Shaiman (born 1959), composer, lyricist, arranger, and performer (Newark)
  • Christian Sharps (1810â€"1874), inventor of first successful breech-loading rifle (Washington)
  • Duncan Sheik (born 1969), singer-songwriter and composer (Montclair)
  • Jonathan Marc Sherman (born 1968), playwright (Morristown, grew up in Livingston)
  • Sheetal Sheth (born 1976), actress (Phillipsburg)
  • Armin Shimerman (born 1949), actor, Star Trek: DS9, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Beauty and the Beast (Lakewood)
  • Everett Shinn (1876â€"1953), artist (Woodstown)
  • David K. Shipler (born 1942), author, (Chatham)
  • The Shirelles, iconic and seminal girl group of the 1960s and 1970s, from Passaic, New Jersey
  • Joseph Shivers (1920â€"2014), textile chemist (Marlton)
  • Michael Showalter (born 1970), actor/comedian (Princeton)
  • Joel Silver (born 1952), film and television producer, the Matrix Trilogy, the Lethal Weapon movies, Die Hard, Predator (South Orange)
  • Jimmi Simpson (born 1975), actor, Date Night (Hackettstown)
  • Frank Sinatra (1915â€"1998), iconic singer and Academy Award-winning actor (Hoboken)
  • Frank Sinatra, Jr. (born 1944), singer, songwriter, conductor (Jersey City)
  • Nancy Sinatra (born 1940), singer, actress (Jersey City)
  • Tony Siragusa (born 1967), football player and TV commentator (Kenilworth)
  • Jeremy Slate (1926â€"2006), actor (Atlantic City)
  • Jennifer Schwalbach Smith (born 1971), actress (Newark)
  • J. R. Smith (born 1985), shooting guard for the New York Knicks (Freehold)
  • Kevin Smith (born 1970), filmmaker, Clerks, Dogma, Red State (Highlands)
  • Tasha Smith (born 1971), actress, Boston Common, Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse (Camden)
  • Chris Snee (born 1982), guard for the New York Giants (Edison)
  • Jason Snelling (born 1983), running back for the Atlanta Falcons (Toms River)
  • Todd Solondz (born 1959), filmmaker (Newark)
  • Soraya (1969â€"2006), singerâ€"songwriter (Point Pleasant)
  • Mira Sorvino (born 1967), Oscar-winning actress (Tenafly)
  • Arthur Space (1908â€"1983), actor, Lassie (New Brunswick)
  • Charles Speziale (1948â€"1999), scientist who had worked in Langley Research Center (Newark)
  • Bruce Springsteen (born 1949), iconic singer-songwriter (Long Branch, raised in Freehold)
  • Pamela Springsteen (born 1962), actress and photographer (Freehold)
  • Amos Alonzo Stagg (1862â€"1965), athlete and pioneering college coach in multiple sports, primarily football (West Orange)
  • Mark Stein (born 1947), rock musician, composer, and arranger (Bayonne)
  • Mindy Sterling (born 1953), actress, Frau Farbissina in the Austin Powers movies (Paterson)
  • Robert Sternberg (born 1949), psychologist and psychometrician (Newark)
  • Martha Stewart (born 1941) lifestyle guide, entrepreneur, TV personality (Jersey City, grew up in Nutley)
  • Alfred Stieglitz (1864â€"1946), photographer (Hoboken)
  • Rod Streater (born 1988), wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders (Burlington)
  • Meryl Streep (born 1949), Academy Award-winning actress (Summit)
  • William Graham Sumner (1840â€"1910), prominent sociologist, educator, academic (Paterson)
  • Josh Sussman (born 1983), actor, Glee, Warren the Ape (Teaneck)
  • Loretta Swit (born 1937), actress, Margaret Houlihan on M*A*S*H (Passaic)
  • Tammy Lynn Sytch (born 1972), professional wrestling valet (Fort Monmouth)
  • Michael Taccetta (born 1947), high-ranking member of the Lucchese crime family (Newark)
  • Julian Talley (born 1989), wide receiver for the New York Giants (Stratford)
  • Danny Tamberelli (born 1982), actor (Wyckoff)
  • Glenn Taranto (born 1959), actor, Gomez in The New Addams Family (Hackensack)
  • Frank Tashlin (1913â€"1972), animator, screenwriter, and film director (Weehawken)
  • Jon Tenney (born 1961), actor, The Closer, Get Real, Scandal (Princeton)
  • Jack Terricloth (born 1970) lead singer of The World/Inferno Friendship Society (Bridgewater)
  • Joe Theismann (born 1949), quarterback for Notre Dame and the Washington Redskins, TV color commentator (New Brunswick, raised in South River)
  • Tim Thomas (born 1977), NBA forward (Paterson)
  • Jason Thompson (born 1986), forward and center for the Sacramento Kings (Mount Laurel)
  • Steve Tisch (born 1949), chairman and executive vice president for the New York Giants; also a film and television producer (Lakewood)
  • Ashley Tisdale (born 1985) actress and singer (Ocean Township)
  • Ray Toro (born 1977), lead guitarist of My Chemical Romance (Kearny)
  • Ellen Travolta (born 1940), actress, Charles in Charge, Joanie Loves Chachi (Englewood)
  • John Travolta (born 1954), actor, Saturday Night Fever, Grease, Pulp Fiction (Englewood)
  • Linda Tripp (born 1949), central figure in Lewinsky scandal of 1998 and 1999 (Jersey City)
  • Andrew Trischitta (born 1995), actor (Manasquan)
  • Mike Trout (born 1991), outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels (Millville)
  • Martin Truex, Jr. (born 1980), NASCAR driver (Englishtown)
  • Eddie Trunk (born 1964), music historian, radio personality, author (Madison)
  • Tiquan Underwood (born 1987), wide receiver for the New England Patriots (North Brunswick)
  • James Urbaniak (born 1963), actor, voice actor, The Venture Bros. (Bayonne)
  • Frankie Valli (born 1937), singer (Newark)
  • Lee Van Cleef (1925â€"1989), actor, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Escape from New York (Somerville)
  • Rudy Van Gelder (born 1924), Blue Note Records recording engineer (Jersey City)
  • Jeff Van Note (born 1946), center for the Atlanta Falcons (South Orange)
  • James Van Riemsdyk (born 1989), NHL player (Middletown, New Jersey)
  • Sarah Vaughan (1924â€"1990), singer (Newark)
  • Chris Vaughn (born 1976), singer-songwriter (Neptune)
  • Tom Verducci, sportswriter for Sports Illustrated and si.com, commentator MLB Tonight (East Orange, raised in Glen Ridge)
  • Alex Vincent (born 1981), child actor (Newark, raised in Maywood)
  • Yaki Kadafi (1977â€"1996), rapper and member of Tupac Shakur's group Outlawz.Irvington, New Jersey
  • Dick Vitale (born 1939), sportscaster (Passaic)
  • Vitamin C (born 1969), pop singer (Old Bridge Township)
  • Floyd Vivino (born 1951), actor (Paterson)
  • Frank Vogel (born 1973), head coach for the Indiana Pacers (Wildwood)
  • Paul Volcker (born 1927), economist, chairman of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board under President Barack Obama (Cape May, raised in Teaneck)
  • Frederica Von Stade, (born 1945), operatic mezzo-soprano (Somerville)
  • Rich Vos (born 1957), stand-up comic (Plainfield)
  • Tracey Walter (born 1947), character actor (Jersey City)
  • Patrick Warburton (born 1964), actor (Paterson)
  • Malcolm Jamal Warner (born 1970), actor (Jersey City)
  • Dionne Warwick (born 1940), R&B singer, actress (East Orange)
  • Rebecca Watson (born 1980), skeptical blogger and podcast host who founded the Skepchick blog
  • Vernee Watson-Johnson (born 1954), actress (Trenton)
  • Gerard Way (born 1977), lead singer of My Chemical Romance (Summit)
  • Mikey Way (born 1980), bass guitarist of My Chemical Romance (Newark)
  • Charlie Weis (born 1956), head football coach for University of Kansas (Middlesex)
  • Shaun Weiss (born 1978), actor, The Mighty Ducks movies (Montvale)
  • Paul Wesley (born 1982), actor in "The Vampire Diaries", from (New Brunswick), grew up in (Marlboro)
  • David West (born 1980), power forward for the Indiana Pacers (Teaneck)
  • Stylez G. White (born 1979),NFL defensive end (Newark)
  • Tahir Whitehead (born 1990), linebacker for the Detroit Lions (Jersey City, raised in Newark)
  • C. K. Williams (born 1936), poet, critic and translator (Newark)
  • Gary Williams (born 1945), basketball coach for University of Maryland, current Big Ten Network analyst (Collingswood)
  • J. D. Williams (born 1981), actor (Newark)
  • Malinda Williams (born 1975), actress, Tracy "Bird" Van Adams on Soul Food (Elizabeth, raised in Westfield)
  • Wendy Williams, radio and TV personality (born in Asbury Park, grew up in Ocean Township)
  • William Carlos Williams (1883â€"1963), poet (Rutherford)
  • Flip Wilson (1933â€"1998), comedian and actor (Jersey City)
  • Frank Winters (born 1964), NFL center, primarily for the Green Bay Packers (Hoboken)
  • Corey Wootton (born 1987), defensive end for the Chicago Bears (Rutherford)
  • Jason Worilds (born 1988), outside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers (Rahway, raised in Carteret)
  • Chris Wragge (born 1970), sports journalist and presenter for WCBS-TV (Hackensack)
  • Kelly Wright (born 1987), artist, radio host on WPIR Pratt Radio, (Maywood, New Jersey)
  • Robert Wuhl (born 1951), actor, writer, comedian, Batman, Cobb, Arliss (Union)
  • Chris Wylde (born 1976), actor, comedian, Strip Mall (Hackettstown)
  • Zakk Wylde (born 1967), guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society (Bayonne, raised in Jackson Township)
  • Aaron Yoo (born 1979), actor, Disturbia (East Brunswick)
  • Albert Young (born 1985), running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers (Moorestown)
  • Karen Young (born 1958), actress, Agent Robyn Sanseverino on The Sopranos (Pequannock)
  • Larry Young (1940â€"1978), hard bop jazz organist (Newark)
  • Pia Zadora (born 1954), actress and singer (Hoboken)
  • Stuart Zagnit (born 1952), actor (New Brunswick)
  • Ian Ziering (born 1964), actor, Beverly Hills, 90210 (Newark, raised in West Orange)
  • Vanessa Zima (born 1986), actress (Phillipsburg)
  • Yvonne Zima (born 1989), actress, The Young and the Restless, ER (Phillipsburg)
  • Jeremy Zuttah (born 1986), offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens (Edison)

Born elsewhere, grew up in New Jersey



Trey Anastasio- Gutiarist and founder of the rock group Phish

Page McConell- Member of rock group Phish

  • Soren Sorensen Adams (1878â€"1963), inventor of the Joy buzzer (born Aarhus, Denmark, grew up Perth Amboy, died Asbury Park)
  • Juan Agudelo (born 1992), soccer player for the New York Red Bulls and the U.S. men's national team (born in Colombia, raised in Barnegat)
  • Akon, (born 1973), platinum R&B singer, born in St.Louis, MO, partly raised in Senegal and then moved to Jersey City
  • Carlo Alban, (born 1979), actor, Prison Break (born in Ecuador, grew up in Sayreville)
  • Jeff Anderson (born 1970), actor, Randal Graves in Kevin Smith's View Askewniverse (born in Connecticut, raised in Atlantic Highlands)
  • Mark Attanasio, owner of the Milwaukee Brewers (The Bronx, raised in Tenafly)
  • Ben Bailey (born 1970), comedian, former host of Cash Cab (Bowling Green, Kentucky, grew up in Chatham)
  • Joe Bastardi (born 1955), weather forecaster (Providence, Rhode Island, partly raised in Somers Point)
  • Laura Benanti (born 1979) Tony Award-winning Broadway actress (New York City, grew up in Kinnelon)
  • Moe Berg (1902â€"1972), MLB catcher and spy during World War II (New York City, raised in Newark)
  • Steve Berman, (born 1968) gay author (Philadelphia, raised in Cherry Hill)
  • Bonnie Bernstein (born 1970), television and radio sportscaster (Brooklyn, raised in Howell)
  • Ahmed Best, (born 1973), voice actor, Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (New York City, raised in Maplewood)
  • Michael Ian Black (born 1971), comedian, actor, Ed, The State, Viva Variety (Chicago, raised in Hillsborough)
  • Cory Booker (born 1969), politician, former mayor of Newark, current United States Senator (born in Washington, D.C., raised in Harrington Park)
  • Anthony Bourdain, (born 1956) chef, author and television personality (New York City, grew up in Leonia, New Jersey)
  • James L. Brooks, (born 1940), film and television producer and director (Brooklyn, grew up in North Bergen)
  • Joe Budden, (born 1980) rap musician (Spanish Harlem, raised in Jersey City)
  • Tisha Campbell-Martin (born 1968), actress (Oklahoma City, raised in Newark)
  • Johnny Cannizzaro, actor, Jersey Boys, writer, producer (Brooklyn, NY), raised in Holmdel)
  • David Cassidy (born 1950), actor and singer (New York City, grew up in West Orange)
  • Luis Castillo (born 1983), NFL defensive end, formerly of the San Diego Chargers (Brooklyn, raised in Garfield)
  • Kevin Chamberlin (born 1963), actor, Road to Perdition, Die Hard with a Vengeance (Baltimore, MD, raised in Moorestown)
  • Mona Charen (born 1957), columnist, political analyst, author (New York City, raised in Livingston)
  • David Chase (born 1945), creator, The Sopranos (Mount Vernon, New York, grew up in Clifton and North Caldwell)
  • Chino XL (born 1971), rapper, actor (Bronx, grew up in East Orange)
  • Lauren Cohan (born 1982), actress, Maggie Greene on The Walking Dead (Philadelphia, partially raised in Cherry Hill)
  • Rhys Coiro (born 1979), actor, Billy Walsh on Entourage (Calabria, Italy, moved to Princeton)
  • Doris Coley (born 1941), later known as Doris Coley-Kenner and then Doris Kenner-Jackson, singer with The Shirelles.
  • Monica Crowley (born 1968), radio and television commentator (born in Arizona, raised in Warren Township)
  • Tom Cruise (born 1962), actor (Syracuse, New York, grew up in Glen Ridge)
  • Michael Cudlitz (born 1964), actor, Southland, Standoff, Beverly Hills, 90210 (Long Island, NY, raised in Lakewood)
  • David DeJesus (born 1979), Major League Baseball outfielder, (Brooklyn, grew up in Manalapan Township)
  • Kat DeLuna (born 1987), pop and R&B singer (Bronx, NY, partly raised in Newark)
  • William Demarest (1892â€"1983), character actor (St. Paul, MN, grew up in New Bridge in Bergen County)
  • Rosemarie DeWitt (born 1974), actress, United States of Tara, Standoff (Queens, NY, raised in Hanover Township)
  • Tate Donovan (born 1963), actor, Damages, The O.C., Hercules (New York City, raised in Englewood and Tenafly)
  • Karen Duffy (born 1961), model and actress (New York City, grew up in Park Ridge)
  • Andrew Fastow (born 1961), CFO at Enron, convicted felon (Washington, D.C., grew up in New Providence)
  • Linda Fiorentino (born 1958), actress (Philadelphia, grew up in Turnersville)
  • Oscar Fraley (1914â€"1994), co-author of Eliot Ness's memoir, The Untouchables (Philadelphia, grew up in Woodbury)
  • Lawrence Frank (born 1970), professional basketball coach (New York City, raised in Teaneck)
  • Milton Friedman (1912â€"2006), Nobel Prize-winning economist, statistician, and public intellectual (Brooklyn, grew up in Rahway)
  • Daisy Fuentes (born 1966), model and TV personality (Havana, Cuba, grew up in Newark and Harrison)
  • Junior Galette (born 1988), defensive end and linebacker for the New Orleans Saints (Port-au-Prince, Haiti, grew up in Montvale)
  • Jim Gary (1939â€"2006), sculptor, (born in Sebastian, Florida from infancy grew up in Colts Neck) and resided in New Jersey for the rest of his life
  • Camille Grammer (born 1963), cast member on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Newport Beach, CA, raised in Jersey City)
  • Bob Guccione (1930â€"2010), founder and publisher of Penthouse magazine (Brooklyn, raised in Bergenfield)
  • Vida Guerra (born 1980), model (Havana, raised in Perth Amboy)
  • Valerie Harper (born 1939), actress (Suffern, raised in Jersey City)
  • Debbie Harry (born 1945), singer and actress (Miami, raised in Hawthorne)
  • Anne Hathaway, (born 1982), actress (born in Brooklyn, raised in Millburn)
  • Ethan Hawke, (born 1970), actor, (Austin, Texas, partly raised in West Windsor)
  • Bob Herbert (born 1945), op-ed columnist for The New York Times (Brooklyn, raised in Montclair)
  • Orel Hershiser (born 1958), Cy Young-winning baseball pitcher and ESPN baseball analyst (Buffalo, New York, raised in Cherry Hill)
  • Will Hill (born 1990), safety for the Baltimore Ravens (Jacksonville, Florida, raised in West Orange)
  • Lloyd Huck (1922â€"2012), business executive and philanthropist (Brooklyn, raised in Nutley)
  • Toomas Hendrik Ilves, (born 1953), President of Estonia (Stockholm, Sweden, raised in Leonia)
  • Sheena Iyengar (born 1969), professor at Columbia Business School, specializing in research on choice (born in Toronto, grew up in Flushing, Queens and Elmwood Park)
  • Millie Jackson (born 1944), R&B/soul singer-songwriter (Thomson, Georgia, raised in Newark and Brooklyn)
  • Chris Jent (born 1970), NBA player, assistant coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers (Orange, California, grew up in Sparta)
  • Joe Jonas (born 1989), singer, member of the Jonas Brothers (Casa Grande, Arizona, grew up in Wyckoff)
  • Nick Jonas, (born 1992), singer, member of the Jonas Brothers (Dallas, grew up in Wyckoff)
  • Brian Joo (born 1981), Korean singer (Los Angeles, raised in Absecon)
  • Ryan Kalish (born 1988), outfielder with the Chicago Cubs (Los Angeles, raised in Shrewsbury)
  • Kevin Kelly (born 1952), founding executive editor of Wired magazine (born in Pennsylvania, grew up in Westfield)
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (born 1993), small forward for the Charlotte Hornets (Philadelphia, grew up in Somerdale)
  • Ezra Koenig (born 1984), musician, Vampire Weekend (New York City, raised in Northern New Jersey)
  • Ezra Miller,(born 1992), actor, singer, drummer, and guitarist
  • Denyce Lawton (born 1978), actress and model, Tyler Perry's House of Payne (Seoul, South Korea, partly raised in Neptune)
  • Amy Lee (born 1989), Korean singer known as Ailee (Denver, Colorado, grew up in Palisades Park and Leonia)
  • Ted Leo (born 1970), indie rock musician (South Bend, Indiana, raised in Bloomfield)
  • Samm Levine (born 1982), actor, Freaks and Geeks, Inglourious Basterds (Chicago, raised in Fort Lee)
  • Carl Lewis (born 1961), track and field legend, nine-time Olympic gold medalist (Birmingham, Alabama, grew up in Willingboro)
  • Richard Lewis (born 1947), comedian, actor, Anything but Love, Curb Your Enthusiasm (Brooklyn, raised in Englewood)
  • G. Gordon Liddy (born 1930), chief operative for the White House Plumbers unit under the Nixon administration (Brooklyn, raised in Hoboken and West Caldwell)
  • Naomi Cornelia Long Madgett (born 1923), poet (Norfolk, Virginia, partly raised in East Orange)
  • Bill Maher (born 1956), comedian, actor, TV personality, left wing pundit, Real Time with Bill Maher (New York City, grew up in River Vale)
  • Michelle Malkin (born 1970), conservative pundit (Philadelphia, grew up in Absecon)
  • Constantine Maroulis (born 1975), singer (New York City, grew up in Wyckoff)
  • Gene Mayer (born 1956), tennis player (Queens, grew up in Wayne)
  • Devin McCourty (born 1987), cornerback for the New England Patriots (Nyack, New York, raised in Montvale)
  • John C. McGinley (born 1959), actor, Perry Cox on Scrubs (New York City, grew up in Millburn)
  • Lea Michele (born 1986), actress, Rachel Berry on Glee (Bronx, raised in Tenafly)
  • Bea Miller (born 1999), singer (Maplewood)
  • Natalia Alexandra Mitsuoka (born 1988), Argentinian figure skater (born in Argentina, raised in New Providence)
  • Matt Mulhern (born 1960), actor, filmmaker, Major Dad (Philadelphia, raised in Montvale)
  • Brittany Murphy (1977â€"2009), actress, King of the Hill, Happy Feet, 8 Mile (Atlanta, grew up in Edison and Burbank, California)
  • Jim Nantz (born 1959), sportscaster for CBS Sports (Charlotte, North Carolina, grew up in Colts Neck Township)
  • Jack Nicholson (born 1937), Oscar-winning actor (New York City, grew up in Neptune City)
  • J. J. North, actress, (Philadelphia, raised in New Jersey)
  • Karen O (born 1978), lead singer of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (born in South Korea, raised in Englewood)
  • Christine O'Donnell (born 1969), 2010 Republican candidate for Senator of Delaware (Philadelphia, grew up in Moorestown)
  • Brian O'Halloran (born 1969), actor in Kevin Smith's View Askewniverse (Manhattan, partly raised in Old Bridge)
  • Rick Overton (born 1954), actor, comedian (Forest Hills, raised in Englewood)
  • Scott Patterson (born 1958), actor, Gilmore Girls, The Event, Aliens in America (Philadelphia, raised in Haddonfield)
  • Piper Perabo (born 1976), actress, Cheaper by the Dozen (Dallas, grew up in Toms River)
  • Maxwell Perkins (1884â€"1947), editor for Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Thomas Wolfe (New York City, grew up in Plainfield)
  • Clarke Peters (born 1952), actor, Det. Lester Freamon on The Wire (New York City, grew up in Englewood)
  • Shaun Phillips (born 1981), outside linebacker for the San Diego Chargers (Philadelphia, raised in Willingboro Township)
  • Carol Potter (born 1948), actress, Beverly Hills, 90210, Sunset Beach (New York City, grew up in Tenafly)
  • Dwight Muhammad Qawi (born 1953), former world boxing champion and Boxing Hall of Famer (Baltimore, grew up in Camden)
  • Rebecca Quick (born 1972), co-anchorwoman of CNBC's Squawk Box (born in Indiana, raised in Medford)
  • Anna Quindlen (born 1953), author, journalist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, (Philadelphia, graduated from South Brunswick High School in South Brunswick)
  • B. J. Raji (born 1986), nose tackle for the Green Bay Packers (New York City, raised in Washington Township)
  • Christopher Reeve (born 1952), actor (New York City, grew up in Princeton)
  • Shirley Alston-Reeves (born Shirley Owens, 1941) lead singer of The Shirelles, grew up in Passaic.
  • Christina Ricci (born 1980), actress (Santa Monica, California, grew up in Montclair)
  • Cameron Richardson (born 1979), actress and model, Cover Me, Point Pleasant, Alvin and the Chipmunks (Baton Rouge, Louisiana, raised in Old Bridge Township)
  • Ian Roberts (born 1965), actor, comedian, Upright Citizens Brigade, Reno 911! (Queens, NY, raised in Secaucus)
  • Michelle Rodriguez (born 1978), actress, Avatar, the Fast and the Furious movies, S.W.A.T. (Bexar County, TX, partly raised in Jersey City)
  • Howie Roseman (born 1975), general manager for the Philadelphia Eagles (Brooklyn, raised in Marlboro)
  • Carl Sagan (1934â€"1996), astronomer, astrochemist and author (Ithaca, New York, grew up in Rahway)
  • Samardo Samuels (born 1989), player for the Cleveland Cavaliers (Trelawny, Jamaica, raised in Newark)
  • Gabe Saporta (born 1979), singer and musician, currently for the pop rock band Cobra Starship (Montevideo, Uruguay, grew up in Springfield Township)
  • Susan Sarandon (born 1946), actress (New York City, grew up in Edison)
  • Jessica Savitch (1947â€"1983), television journalist (Kennett Square, PA, partly raised in Margate City)
  • Adam Schlesinger (born 1967), musician (Fountains of Wayne), songwriter, producer, arranger (Manhattan, grew up in Montclair)
  • Jon Seda (born 1970), actor, Homicide: Life on the Street, Kevin Hill, Close to Home (New York City, grew up in Clifton)
  • Gene Shalit (born 1926), film critic of NBC's Today (New York City, raised in Morristown)
  • Brooke Shields (born 1965), actress, Suddenly Susan (New York City, grew up in Englewood)
  • Andrew Shue (born 1967), actor, Melrose Place (Wilmington, DE, raised in South Orange)
  • Elisabeth Shue (born 1963), actress, Back to the Future Part II (Wilmington, DE, raised in South Orange)
  • George P. Shultz (born 1920). Secretary of State, Secretary of the Treasury, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Secretary of Labor (New York City, grew up in Englewood)
  • Bryan Singer (born 1965), film director (New York City, grew up in Princeton Junction)
  • Patti Smith (born 1946), rock musician (Chicago, grew up in Woodbury)
  • John Spencer, (1946â€"2005), actor, The West Wing, L.A. Law, The Rock (New York City, grew up in Totowa)
  • Steven Spielberg (born 1946), legendary Hollywood director and producer (Cincinnati, partly raised in Haddon Township)
  • Jon Stewart (born 1962), comedian, actor and television personality (New York City, grew up in Lawrence Township)
  • Jack Tatum (1948â€"2010), NFL safety primarily with the Oakland Raiders (Cherryville, NC, grew up in Passaic)
  • Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr. (born 1941), Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist (Philadelphia, raised in Cinnaminson)
  • Lance Thomas (born 1988), player for the New Orleans Hornets (Brooklyn, NY, raised in Scotch Plains)
  • Steven Van Zandt (born 1950), rock musician, actor, The Sopranos, (Winthrop, Massachusetts, grew up in Middletown)
  • Bruce Vilanch (born 1948), comedy writer (New York City, raised in Paterson)
  • Frank Vincent (born 1932), actor, (North Adams, Massachusetts, grew up in Jersey City)
  • Voltaire (born 1967), musician (Havana, Cuba), unknown which city he grew up in.
  • Brian Williams (born 1959), disgraced anchor of NBC Nightly News (Elmira, New York, partly raised in Middletown)
  • Bruce Willis (born 1955), actor (Idar-Oberstein, Germany, grew up in Penns Grove)
  • Scott Wolf (born 1968), actor, Party of Five, Everwood, The Nine (Boston, raised in West Orange)
  • Teresa Wright (1918â€"2005), Oscar-winning actress, The Best Years of Our Lives, The Pride of the Yankees (New York City, grew up in Maplewood)

Born in New Jersey, grew up elsewhere



  • Jack Abramoff (born 1958), former lobbyist and businessman convicted of fraud, conspiracy, and tax evasion (Atlantic City, moved to Beverly Hills, California at age 9)
  • Lavoy Allen (born 1989), power forward for the Philadelphia 76ers (Trenton, would move to Pennsylvania)
  • Jozy Altidore (born 1989), soccer player (Livingston, raised in Boca Raton, Florida)
  • Priscilla Barnes (born 1955), actress, Terri Alden on Three's Company (Fort Dix, raised in California)
  • Jeffrey Bewkes (born 1952), CEO and Chairman of Time Warner (Paterson, raised in Darien, Connecticut)
  • Robert Blake (born 1933), actor, Baretta (born in Nutley, raised in Los Angeles)
  • Elizabeth Bogush (born 1977), actress, Titans (Perth Amboy, raised in Pittsburgh, PA and Hingham, MA)
  • Phil Bredesen (born 1943), Governor of Tennessee (Oceanport, grew up in different parts of the country)
  • Marshon Brooks (born 1989), player with the New Jersey Nets (Long Branch, raised in Tucker, Georgia)
  • Michael R. Burns (born 1958), Vice Chairman of Lions Gate Entertainment (born in Long Branch, raised in New Canaan, Connecticut)
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter (born 1958), Grammy-winning folk and country singer (born in Princeton but would later move to Japan, then Washington, D.C.)
  • Sean Casey (born 1974), former MLB All-Star first baseman, current color commentator for the Cincinnati Reds (Willingboro, would move away to Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Paul Cushing Child (1902â€"1994), husband of celebrity chef, Julia Child (Montclair, raised in Boston)
  • Grover Cleveland (1837â€"1908), 22nd and 24th President of the United States (Caldwell, raised in western New York)
  • Jason Cook (born 1980), actor, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital (Somerdale, raised in California)
  • Brian De Palma (born 1940), film director (born in Newark, raised in Philadelphia and New Hampshire)
  • Brian Delate (born 1949), actor (Trenton, raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
  • Kirsten Dunst (born 1982), actress, Mary Jane Watson in the Spider-Man trilogy (Point Pleasant, raised in Los Angeles)
  • Eric Ebron (born 1993), tight end for the Detroit Lions (Newark, would move away to North Carolina)
  • Mel Ferrer (1917â€"2008), actor, director, Falcon Crest (Elberon, raised in New York and Connecticut)
  • John Forsythe (1918â€"2010), actor, Dynasty, Charlie's Angels, Bachelor Father (Penns Grove, raised in Brooklyn, New York)
  • Kate French (born 1985), actress, Wicked Wicked Games, The L Word (Flemington, raised in Long Island, NY)
  • Dana Fuchs (born 1976), singer/songwriter (born in New Jersey, raised in Wildwood, Florida)
  • Janeane Garofalo (born 1964), comedian, actress, left-wing activist (born in Newton, raised in California and Texas)
  • David Garrard (born 1978), quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars (Plainfield, raised in Durham, North Carolina)
  • Paul Gleason (1939â€"2006), actor, The Breakfast Club (Jersey City, raised in Florida)
  • Mike Goodson (born 1987), running back for the Oakland Raiders (born in Irvington, raised in Texas)
  • Chuck Greenberg (born 1961), former owner of the Texas Rangers (Englewood, raised in Pittsburgh)
  • Robert David Hall (born 1947), actor, CSI (East Orange, moved to California)
  • Sterling Hayden (1916â€"1986), actor (born in Upper Montclair; as a child, moved to New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, D.C., and Maine)
  • Jason Heyward (born 1989), right fielder for the Atlanta Braves (Ridgewood, raised in Georgia)
  • Debra Hill (1950â€"2005), screenwriter, producer (Haddonfield, grew up in Philadelphia)
  • Linda Hunt (born 1945), Oscar-winning actress, (Morristown, raised in Westport, Connecticut)
  • Ice-T (born 1958), rapper and actor (Newark, moved to Los Angeles)
  • Richie Incognito (born 1983), guard for the Miami Dolphins (Englewood, grew up in Glendale, Arizona)
  • Derek Jeter (born 1974), shortstop for the New York Yankees, (born in Pequannock, but raised primarily in Kalamazoo, Michigan)
  • Richard Kind (born 1956) actor, Mad About You, Spin City (Trenton, raised in Pennsylvania)
  • Bobby Korecky (born 1979), relief pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays (Hillside, would move away to Michigan)
  • Scott LaFaro (1936â€"1961), jazz double bassist (Irvington, grew up in Geneva, New York)
  • Sue Ane Langdon (born 1936), actress, Arnie, Bachelor Father (Paterson, raised in New York, Michigan, and Oregon)
  • Gordon MacRae (1921â€"1986), actor, singer (East Orange, raised in Massachusetts and New York)
  • Norman Mailer (1923â€"2007), Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, essayist, poet (Long Branch, raised in Brooklyn)
  • Camryn Manheim (born 1961), Emmy-winning actress & left-wing activist, The Practice, Ghost Whisperer, The L Word (West Caldwell, grew up in Peoria, Illinois)
  • Richard Matheson (1926â€"2013), sci-fi and fantasy author and screenwriter (Allendale, raised in Brooklyn)
  • Lindsey McKeon (born 1982), actress, Saved by the Bell: The New Class, Guiding Light (Summit, raised in Los Angeles)
  • Kate Micucci (born 1980), actress, comedian, and singer-songwriter (born in NJ, raised in Nazareth, Pennsylvania)
  • Bob Milacki (born 1964), former MLB pitcher, primarily with the Baltimore Orioles (Trenton, raised in Lake Havasu City, Arizona)
  • Christina Milian (born 1981), R&B and pop singer-songwriter, dancer, actress, and model (Jersey City, grew up in Waldorf, Maryland, then would move to Los Angeles)
  • Eric Millegan (born 1974), actor, Zack Addy on Bones (Hackettstown, raised in Springfield, Oregon)
  • Philip Morrison (1915â€"2005), prominent physicist (Somerville, grew up in Pittsburgh)
  • Charlie Morton (born 1983), pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates (Flemington, would move away to Connecticut)
  • Montell Owens (born 1984), fullback for the Jacksonville Jaguars (Plainfield, would move away to Delaware)
  • Daniel Pearl (1963â€"2002), journalist who was kidnapped and killed by Al-Qaeda (Princeton, grew up in Los Angeles)
  • A. J. Price (born 1986), point guard for the Indiana Pacers (Orange, raised in East Massapequa, NY)
  • Dana Reeve (1961â€"2006), actress, singer, widow of Christopher Reeve (born in Teaneck, raised in Greenburgh, New York)
  • Dennis Rodman (born 1961), former NBA forward, who played primarily with the Detroit Pistons and the Chicago Bulls (Trenton, grew up in Dallas, Texas)
  • Joe Rogan (born 1967) comedian, actor, UFC color commentator (born in Bridgewater, raised in Newton, Massachusetts)
  • Paul Rudd (born 1969), actor, Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Friends (born in Passaic, raised in Overland Park, Kansas)
  • Zoe Saldana (born 1978), actress, Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Trek (Passaic, raised in Queens, New York)
  • Cindy Sherman (born 1954), photographer (born in Glen Ridge, raised in Huntington, New York)
  • Paul Simon (born 1941), musician, composer (born in Newark, grew up in Queens, New York)
  • Kevin Spacey (born 1959), actor (born in South Orange, grew up in Southern California)
  • J. Michael Straczynski (born 1954), writer, producer, creator of Babylon 5 and its spin-off (born in Paterson, grew up in different parts of the country)
  • Red Strader (1902â€"1956), AAFC and NFL head coach (Newton, raised in Modesto, California)
  • Terrell Suggs (born 1982), linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens (Fair Haven, raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota)
  • Dave Thomas (1932â€"2002), founder of the Wendy's fast food restaurant chain (born in Atlantic City, grew up in different parts of the country)
  • Jack Warden (1920â€"2006), Emmy-winning actor, N.Y.P.D., The Bad News Bears, Crazy Like a Fox (Newark, grew up in Louisville, Kentucky)
  • Liza Weil (born 1977), actress, Paris Geller on Gilmore Girls (born in NJ, raised in Lansdale, Pennsylvania)
  • Jane Wyatt (1910â€"2006), three-time Emmy-winning actress, Father Knows Best (Mahwah, raised in New York City)
  • Nick Zano (born 1978), actor, What I Like About You, Beverly Hills Chihuahua (Nutley, grew up in Wellington, Florida)

Born elsewhere, live in New Jersey



  • Danny Aiello (born New York City), lives in Saddle River
  • Alan Alda (born New York City), lives in Leonia
  • Muhammad Ali (born Louisville, Kentucky), lives in Cherry Hill
  • Paul Anka (born Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), lives in Tenafly
  • AZ (born New York City), lives in Englewood
  • Brian Baldinger (born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), lives in Cherry Hill
  • Jesse Barfield (born Joliet, Illinois), lives in Tenafly
  • Yogi Berra (born St. Louis, Missouri) lives in Montclair
  • George Benson (born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), lives in Englewood
  • Mary J. Blige (born New York City), lives in Cresskill
  • Andre Braugher (born Chicago, Illinois), lives in South Orange
  • Jim Bunning (born Southgate, Kentucky), lives in Cherry Hill
  • Jim Byrnes (born St. Louis, Missouri), lives in Allendale
  • Harry Carson (born Florence, South Carolina), lives in Franklin Lakes
  • Vince Carter (born Daytona Beach, Florida), lives in Saddle River
  • Sarah Chang (born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), lives in Cherry Hill
  • Connie Chung (born Washington, D.C.), lives in Middletown
  • Mary Higgins Clark (born New York City) Lives in Saddle River
  • Bobby Clarke (born Flin Flon, Manitoba), lives in Cherry Hill
  • Alon Cohen (born Israel), lives in Tenafly
  • Stephen Colbert (born Charleston, South Carolina), lives in Montclair
  • Sean Combs ("Diddy") (born New York City), lives in Alpine
  • Peter Criss (born Brooklyn, New York), lives in Wall Township
  • Johnny Damon (born Fort Riley, Kansas), lives in Ridgewood
  • Damon Dash (born New York City), lives in Alpine
  • Darryl Dawkins (born Orlando, Florida), lives in Marlboro
  • Steve Doocy (born Algona, Iowa), lives in Wyckoff
  • Halim El-Dabh (born Cairo, Egypt), lives in Cresskill
  • Melissa Elliott ("Missy") (born Portsmouth, Virginia, lives in Kinnelon
  • Jeff Feagles (born Anaheim, California), lives in Ridgewood
  • Lior Haramaty (born Israel), lives in Tenafly
  • Bobby Hebb (born Nashville, Tennessee), lives in Cresskill
  • Sam Huff (born Morgantown, West Virginia), lives in Franklin Lakes
  • Jay Z (born New York City), lives in Alpine
  • Tommy John (born Terre Haute, Indiana), lives in Franklin Lakes
  • Michael Johns (born Allentown, Pennsylvania), lives in Deptford
  • Jim Jones (born New York City), lives in Fair Lawn
  • Zab Judah (born New York City), lives in Teaneck
  • Kitty Kallen (born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), lives in Englewood
  • Jevon Kearse (born Fort Myers, Florida), lives in Moorestown
  • Jason Kidd (born San Francisco, California), lives in Saddle River
  • Lil' Kim (born New York City), lives in Alpine
  • Bernard King (born New York City), lives in Franklin Lakes
  • Michael Landon (born Queens, New York City), lived in Collingswood
  • Phoebe Laub (born New York City), lives in Teaneck
  • Bettye LaVette (born Muskegon, Michigan, lives in West Orange
  • Heather Locklear (born Westwood, Los Angeles), lives in Wayne
  • Mario (born Baltimore, Maryland), lives in Teaneck
  • Tino Martinez (born Tampa, Florida), lives in Tenafly
  • Fred Mascherino (born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), lives in Union
  • Don Mattingly (born Evansville, Indiana), lives in Tenafly
  • Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels (born New York City), lives in Wayne
  • Bob McGrath (born Ottawa, Illinois), lives in Teaneck
  • Donovan McNabb (born Chicago, Illinois), lives in Moorestown
  • Bob Menne (born Demarest, New Jersey), lives in Demarest
  • Eddie Murphy (born New York City), lives in Englewood
  • Bob Menne (born Demarest, New Jersey), lives in Demarest
  • Richard Milhous Nixon (born Yorba Linda, California), lived in Saddle River
  • Tina Nordström (b. Valluv, SkÃ¥ne County in Sweden), lives in Englewood Cliffs
  • Jonathan M. Parisen (b. Staten Island, New York), lives in East Orange, New Jersey
  • Randal Pinkett (born Philadelphia, PA), lives in Somerset
  • Maury Povich (born Washington, D.C.), lives in Middletown
  • Aidan Quinn (born Rockford, Illinois), lives in Englewood
  • Willie Randolph (born Holly Hill, South Carolina), lives in Franklin Lakes
  • Geraldo Rivera (born New York City), lives in Middletown
  • Sylvia Robinson (born New York City), lives in Englewood
  • Chris Rock (born Andrews, South Carolina), lives in Alpine
  • Jeremy Roenick (born Boston, Massachusetts), lives in Moorestown
  • Jimmy Rollins (born Oakland, California) lives in Woolwich Township
  • Ja Rule (born New York City), lives in Saddle River
  • CC Sabathia (born Vallejo, California), lives in Alpine
  • Gary Sheffield (born Tampa, Florida), lives in Alpine
  • Lito Sheppard (born Jacksonville, Florida), lives in Moorestown
  • Brooke Shields (born New York City), lives in Englewood
  • Joseph Simmons (born New York City), lives in Saddle River
  • Kimora Lee Simmons (born St. Louis, Missouri), lives in Saddle River
  • Russell Simmons (born New York City), lives in Saddle River
  • Phil Simms (born Lebanon, Kentucky), lives in Franklin Lakes
  • Wesley Snipes (born Orlando, Florida), lives in Alpine
  • Luis Sojo (born Miranda State, Venezuela), lives in Saddle Brook
  • Paul Sorvino (born New York City), lives in Tenafly
  • James "J.T." Taylor (born Laurens, South Carolina), lives in Franklin Lakes
  • Mitch Williams (born Santa Ana, California), lives in Medford
  • Dave Winfield (born Saint Paul, Minnesota), lives in Teaneck
  • Stevie Wonder (born Saginaw, Michigan), lives in Alpine
  • Shou-Wu Zhang (born Hexian, Anhui, China), lives in Tenafly, New Jersey
  • Feng Yun (Go player) (born Liaoning, China), lives in New Jersey

See also



  • New Jersey Hall of Fame
  • List of films set in New Jersey

References



External links





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