Celebs From New Jersey!

Wendy's Founder Dave Thomas
Wendy's Founder Dave Thomas
Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers restaurants, was born in Atlantic City. (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan (1924-90), US jazz singer and pianist, is from Newark. (Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
Actor Tom Cruise grew up in Glen Ridge. (Credit: Andrew Cowie/AFP/GettyImages)
Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
Academy award winning actor Michael Douglas is from New Brunswick. (Credit: Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Paul Rudd
Paul Rudd
Actor Paul Rudd was born in Passaic. (Credit: Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Richard Anderson
Richard Anderson
Actor Richard Anderson from "The Six Million Dollar Man" is from Long Branch. (Credit: Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Scott Kelly
Scott Kelly
US astronaut Scott Kelly is from Orange. (Credit: ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Liam Aiken
Liam Aiken
Actor Liam Aiken is from Englewood. (Credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
Actor, comedian and director Jerry Lewis is from Newark. (Credit: Andrew H Walker/Getty Images)
Marc Maron
Marc Maron
Comedian Marc Maron is from Jersey City. (Credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
J.R. Smith
J.R. Smith
J.R. Smith #1 of the Denver Nuggets is from Freehold. (Credit: Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)
Rodney Jerkins
Rodney Jerkins
Producer Rodney Jerkins is from Pleasantville. (Credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
Mira Sorvino
Mira Sorvino
Oscar winning actress Mira Sorvino is from Tenafly. (Credit: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
Paul Simon
Paul Simon
Musician Paul Simon, co-founder of The Children's Health Fund, was born in Newark. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Mark Kelly
Mark Kelly
NASA astronaut and space shuttle commander Capt. Mark Kelly is from Orange. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Abdul Quddus
Abdul Quddus
Abdul Quddus #42 of the New Orleans Saints is from Union. (Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Gerard Way
Gerard Way
Gerard Way of "My Chemical Romance" is from Summit. (Credit: Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
Vernee Watson-Johnson
Vernee Watson-Johnson
Actress Vernee Watson-Johnson is from Trenton. (Credit: Christina Barany/Getty Images)
Michael E. Knight
Michael E. Knight
Actor Michael E. Knight is from Princeton. (Credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for DATG)
Alan Alda
Alan Alda
Alan Alda lives in Leonia. (Credit: Craig Barritt/Getty Images)
Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal
Former NBA player Shaquille O'Neal is from Newark. (Credit: D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart
TV personality Martha Stewart was born in Jersey City and grew up in Nutley.(Credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
Frankie Muniz
Frankie Muniz
Actor Frankie Muniz is from Wood-Ridge. (Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Tabitha D'uma
Tabitha D'uma
Choreographers Tabitha D'uma (L) is from Galloway. (Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Jay Mohr
Jay Mohr
Comedian Jay Mohr is from Verona. (Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Mikey Way
Mikey Way
"My Chemical Romance" bassist Mikey Way is from Newark. (Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Ray Toro
Ray Toro
"My Chemical Romance" guitarist Ray Toro is from Kearny. (Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi
Recording artist Jon Bon Jovi is from Perth Amboy. (Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Singer Dionne Warwick
Singer Dionne Warwick
Singer Dionne Warwick is from East Orange. (Credit: EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images)
Kelly Ripa
Kelly Ripa
Kelly Ripa is from Berlin. (Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Ice T
Ice T
Ice T was born in Newark. (Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actor Jason Alexander
Actor Jason Alexander
Actor Jason Alexander was born in Newark and raised in Livingston. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Actress Ashley Tisdale
Actress Ashley Tisdale
Actress Ashley Tisdale is from Ocean Township. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
Actor Nathan Lane is from Jersey City. (Credit: Frederick M Brown/Getty Images)
Actor Danny Pintauro
Actor Danny Pintauro
Actor Danny Pintauro is from Milltown. (Credit: Frederick M Brown/Getty Images)
Actor James Gandolfini
Actor James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini is from Westwood. (Credit: Frederick M Brown/Getty Images)
Actor Jimmy Pinchak
Actor Jimmy Pinchak
Jimmy Pinchak from "Family Affair" is from Point Pleasant. (Credit: Frederick M Brown/Getty Images)
Actor Michael Pitt
Actor Michael Pitt
Michael Pitt is from West Orange. (Credit: Frederick M Brown/Getty Images)
Linda Hunt
Linda Hunt
Actress Linda Hunt was born in Morristown. (Credit: Frederick M Brown/Getty Images)
Joe Pantoliano
Joe Pantoliano
Joe Pantoliano is from Hoboken. (Credit: Frederick M Brown/Getty Images)
Producer Steve Tisch
Producer Steve Tisch
Steve Tisch is from Lakewood. (Credit: Frederick M Brown/Getty Images)
Actor Zach Braff
Actor Zach Braff
Actor Zach Braff is from South Orange. (Credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Actress Tasha Smith
Actress Tasha Smith
Actress Tasha Smith from "Couples Retreat" is from Camden. (Credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Ed Harris
Ed Harris
Actor Ed Harris was born in Englewood and raised in Tenafly (Credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images For Dubai International Film Festival)
Malik Allen
Malik Allen
Malik Allen #35 of the Orlando Magic is from Willingboro. (Credit: Gary Bassing/NBAE via Getty Images)
Bryant McKinnie
Bryant McKinnie
Bryant McKinnie of the Baltimore Ravens is from Woodbury. (Credit: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Sony Ericsson)
"My Chemical Romance" Guitarist Frank Iero
"My Chemical Romance" Guitarist Frank Iero
"My Chemical Romance" guitarist Frank Iero is from Belleville. (Credit: Mike Aguilera/SeaWorld San Diego via Getty Images)
Turk McBride
Turk McBride
Turk McBride of the New Orleans Saints is from Camden. (Credit: NFL via Getty Images)
Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
Here is a wax figure of Frank Sinatra. He is from Hoboken. (Credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Jon Tenney
Jon Tenney
Jon Tenney from "The Closer" and "Green Lantern" is from Princeton. (Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Eva Marie Saint
Eva Marie Saint
Eva Marie Saint is from Newark. (Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Faizon Love
Faizon Love
Faizon Love is from Newark. (Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill is from South Orange. (Credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images for Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame)
Christopher McQuarrie
Christopher McQuarrie
Christopher McQuarrie is from Princeton Junction. (Credit: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)
Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway was raised in Millburn. (Credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
Alan Rosenberg
Alan Rosenberg
Actor Alan Rosenberg is from Passaic. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Dennis Rodman
Dennis Rodman
Dennis Rodman was born in Trenton. (Credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Brit Morgan
Brit Morgan
Brit Morgan is from Marlton. (Credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)
Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana was born in Passaic. (Credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)
Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Malcolm-Jamal Warner is from Jersey City. (Credit: John Sciulli/Getty Images)
Starting Pitcher Rick Porcello #48 of the Detroit Tigers
Starting Pitcher Rick Porcello #48 of the Detroit Tigers
Rick Porcello is from Morristown. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Elizabeth Pena
Elizabeth Pena
Actress Elizabeth Pena from "Rush Hour" and "The Incredibles" is from Elizabeth. (Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Derek Luke
Derek Luke
Actor Derek Luke is from Jersey City. (Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
Actress Jack Nicholson grew up in Neptune City. (Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
John Amos
John Amos
Actor John Amos is from Newark. (Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Academy Award winning actress Meryl Streep is from Summit. (Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Kurt Loder
Kurt Loder
Journalist, film critic, author, columnist, and television personality Kurt Loder is from Ocean City. (Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Redman
Redman
Rapper/actor Redman is from Newark. (Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
Singer Whitney Houston was born in Newark and grew up in East Orange. (Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart grew up in Lawrence Township. (Credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images)
Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah is from Newark. (Credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images)
Frank Langella
Frank Langella
Actor Frank Langella from "Superman Returns" is from Bayonne. (Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Thomas McCarthy
Thomas McCarthy
Director, actor, and writer Thomas McCarthy is from New Providence. (Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Wendy Williams
Wendy Williams
TV Personality Wendy Williams was born in Asbury Park, grew up in Ocean Township. (Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Vitamin C
Vitamin C
Singer Vitamin C is from Old Bridge Township. (Credit: Lawrence Lucier/Getty Images)
Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen is from Asbury Park. (Credit: LLUIS GENE/AFP/GettyImages)
Mitch Albom
Mitch Albom
Writer, broadcaster and musician Mitch Albom is Passaic. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Singer Christina Milian
Singer Christina Milian
Singer Christina Milian was born in Jersey City. (Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Ali Larter
Ali Larter
Actress Ali Larter from Heroes is from Cherry Hill. (Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
Bitty Schram
Bitty Schram
Actress Bitty Schram from "Monk" is from Mountainside. (Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
Tiquan Underwood #10 of the New England Patriots
Tiquan Underwood #10 of the New England Patriots
Tiquan Underwood is from North Burnswick. (Credit: Michael Heiman/Getty Images)
Laura Prepon
Laura Prepon
Actress Laura Prepon is from Watchung. (Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Tara Reid
Tara Reid
Actress Tara Reid is from Wyckoff. (Credit: Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
Cristin Milioti
Cristin Milioti
Actress Cristin Milioti is from Cherry Hill. (Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Judith Light
Judith Light
Actress Judith Light from "Ugly Betty" and "Who's the Boss?" is from Trenton. (Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz
Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz
Beastie Boys member Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz is from South Orange. (Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Justice Samuel Alito Jr.
Justice Samuel Alito Jr.
WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 13: Justice Samuel Alito Jr. was born in Trenton and raised in Hamilton. (Credit: Nancy Ostertag/Getty Images)
Grover Cleveland
Grover Cleveland
377869 60: Grover Cleveland, twenty-second and twenty-fourth President of the United States, was born in Caldwell. (Credit: National Archive/Newsmakers/Getty Images)
Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis
Actor Bruce Willis was raised in Penns Grove. (Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Ray Liotta
Ray Liotta
Actor Ray Liotta was born in Newark and raised in Union Township. (Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Singers Tommy DeVito, Bob Gaudio, and Frankie Valli of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
Singers Tommy DeVito, Bob Gaudio, and Frankie Valli of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
Tommy DeVito is from Belleville, Bob Gaudio was raised in Bergenfield, and Frankie Valli is from Newark. (Credit: Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
Actor Kevin Spacey was born in South Orange. (Credit: Kristoffer Tripplaar/ Sipa Press/Getty Images)
Shonn Greene #23 of the New York Jets
Shonn Greene #23 of the New York Jets
Shonn Greene is from Sicklerville. (Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)
John Travolta
John Travolta
John Travolta is from Englewood. (Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Frank Vogel
Frank Vogel
Frank Vogel, Head Coach of the Indiana Pacers is from Wildwood. (Credit: Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)
Steve Forbes
Steve Forbes
Forbes Media Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Steve Forbes is from Morristown. (Credit: SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Paul Wesley
Paul Wesley
Paul Wesley of "The Vampire Diaries" if from New Brunswick and grew up in Marlboro. (Credit: Scott Gries/Getty Images)
Astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin
Astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin
Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin was born in Glen Ridge and grew up in Montclair. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Starting Pitcher Vin Mazzaro #35 of the Kansas City Royals
Starting Pitcher Vin Mazzaro #35 of the Kansas City Royals
Vin Mazzaro is from Hackensack and was raised in Rutherford. (Credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Trevor Moore
Trevor Moore
Actor, comedian and writer Trevor Moore is from Montclair. (Credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
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