Famous People from New Jersey - Where They Were Born and Lived

Did You Know that these famous people were either born in New Jersey or grew up in the Garden State?



James Gandolfini of "Sopranos" fame was born in Westwood, NJ in 1961 and grew up in Park Ridge where he graduated from high school in 1979.


Magician David Copperfield was born in Metuchen, NJ in 1956.


Tom Cruise was born in Syracuse, NY in 1962 but graduated from Glen Ridge High School in New Jersey in 1980.


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Kirsten Dunst was born in Point Pleasant, NJ in 1982 where she lived with her family for almost ten years before moving to Los Angeles.


Anne Hathaway was born in Brooklyn in 1982 but her family moved to Millburn, NJ when she was 6-years-old.


Michael Douglas was born in New Brunswick, NJ in 1944.


Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show" was born in New York City but grew up in Lawrenceville, NJ.


Janeane Garofalo was born in Newton, NJ in 1964.


Meryl Streep was born in Summit, NJ in 1949.


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Born in Santa Monica, California, Christina Ricci moved to Montclair, NJ as a child and  attended elementary, middle and high school there.


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John Travolta was born and raised in Englewood, NJ.


Susan Sarandon was born in New York City but was raised in Edison, NJ where she graduated from Edison High in 1964.


Born in Neptune, NJ...


  • Danny DeVito in 1944. He grew up in Asbury Park.
  • Jack Nicholson was born in St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City in 1937 but grew up in Neptune City


Born in Newark, NJ...


  • Joe Pesci in 1943  
  • Ray Liotta in 1954 who later graduated from Union High School in 1973
  • Jason Alexander was born in Newark in 1959 and graduated from Livingston High School in 1977.


Born in South Orange, NJ...

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  • Zach Braff of "Scrubs" in 1975
  • Kevin Spacey in 1959


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