Notable Figures Born & Raised in New Jersey

Actor Zach Braff was born in South Orange/AP
Zach Braff Actor Zach Braff was born in South Orange/AP
The call girl who brought down NY Gov. Eliot Spitzer is from Beachwood/AP
Ashley Alexandra Dupre The call girl who brought down NY Gov. Eliot Spitzer is from Beachwood/AP
Bebe Neuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth
Actress and Broadway star Bebe Neuwirth, is from North Caldwell (AP File Photo/Kathy Willens)
Actor Bill Bellamy is from Newark  (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Bill Bellamy Actor Bill Bellamy is from Newark (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Actor Bobby Cannavale is from Union City/Getty Images Entertainment
Bobby Cannavale Actor Bobby Cannavale is from Union City/Getty Images Entertainment
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Bruce Springsteen (credit: AP)
Comedian Bud Abbott (right) is from Asbury Park/AP
Bud Abbott Comedian Bud Abbott (right) is from Asbury Park/AP
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin was born in Glen Ridge and grew up in Montclair/AP
Buzz Aldrin Astronaut Buzz Aldrin was born in Glen Ridge and grew up in Montclair/AP
The bandleader and jazz pianist is from Red Bank/AP
Count Basie The bandleader and jazz pianist is from Red Bank/AP
Actor and funnyman Danny DeVito is from Neptune City/AP
Danny DeVito Actor and funnyman Danny DeVito is from Neptune City/AP
Old Blue Eyes is from Hoboken/AP
Frank Sinatra Old Blue Eyes is from Hoboken/AP
Singer Frankie Valli is from Newark/Getty
Frankie Valli Singer Frankie Valli is from Newark/Getty
The 'My Two Dads' star hails from South Amboy/Getty
Greg Evigan The 'My Two Dads' star hails from South Amboy/Getty
The actress is from Englewood/AP
Hope Davis The actress is from Englewood/AP
James Gandolfini, the actor best known as "Tony Soprano," is part of a celebrity-led coalition against a new sanitation garage in his Tribeca neighborhood. (credit: AP)
James Gandolfini James Gandolfini, the actor best known as "Tony Soprano," is part of a celebrity-led coalition against a new sanitation garage in his Tribeca neighborhood. (credit: AP)
The "American Pie" star is from Hasbrouck Heights/AP
Jason Biggs The "American Pie" star is from Hasbrouck Heights/AP
The actress hails from Haddonfield/Getty
Joanna Cassidy The actress hails from Haddonfield/Getty
The actor is from Newark/AP
John Amos The actor is from Newark/AP
The White House Counterterrorism adviser is from North Bergen/AP
John Brennan The White House Counterterrorism adviser is from North Bergen/AP
John Travolta
John Travolta
The actor, dancer and pilot hails from Englewood/Getty
Jon Bon Jovi (credit: AP)
Jon Bon Jovi
The rocker hails from Perth Amboy/AP
Jon Bon Jovi (credit: AP)
The actress and half of "Regis and Kelly" hails from Stratford/AP
Kelly Ripa The actress and half of "Regis and Kelly" hails from Stratford/AP
Actress Kirsten Dunst is from Point Pleasant/AP
Kirsten Dunst
Actress Kirsten Dunst is from Point Pleasant/AP
The multi award-wining actress is from Summit/AP
Meryl Streep The multi award-wining actress is from Summit/AP
Tennis player Michael Chang is from Hoboken/AP
Michael Chang Tennis player Michael Chang is from Hoboken/AP
Actor Michael Douglas is from New Brunswick/AP
Michael Douglas Actor Michael Douglas is from New Brunswick/AP
The wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys is from Summit/AP
Miles Austin The wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys is from Summit/AP
Actor Nathan Lane is from Jersey City/AP
Nathan Lane Actor Nathan Lane is from Jersey City/AP
The singer and actress is from Newark/AP
Queen Latifah The singer and actress is from Newark/AP
The "Goodfellas" actor born in Newark, raised in Union Township/AP
Ray Liotta The "Goodfellas" actor born in Newark, raised in Union Township/AP
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr. is from Trenton/AP
Samuel Alito Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr. is from Trenton/AP
The actress is from Bayonne/AP
Sandra Dee The actress is from Bayonne/AP
The actress hails from Bayonne/AP
Tammy Blanchard The actress hails from Bayonne/AP
The 'Up In The Air' actress is from Irvington/AP
Vera Farmiga The 'Up In The Air' actress is from Irvington/AP
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
The Grammy-winning singer was born in 1963 in East Orange
Ali Larter
Ali Larter
The "Heroes" actress was born in 1973 in Cherry Hill
Andrew McCarthey
Andrew McCarthey
The "Mannequin" and "St. Elmo's Fire" actor was born in 1962 in Westfield
Genie Francis
Genie Francis
The "General Hospital" actress was born in 1962 in Englewood
Jane Krakowski
Jane Krakowski
The former "Ally McBeal" and current "30 Rock" actress was born in 1969 in Parsippany
Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
The former Fugees lead singer was born in 1975 in South Orange
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