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1. Laura Prepon Laura Prepon Actress, Karla Laura Prepon was born on March 7, 1980, in Watchung, New Jersey. Her father, Michael, died in 1994. Her mother's name is Marjorie. Laura is the youngest of five children--she has a brother named Brad and three sisters: Danielle, Jocelyn, and Stephanie. She attended Watchung Hills Regional High School...
2. Ashley Tisdale Ashley Tisdale Actress, High School Musical
3. Peter Dinklage Peter Dinklage Actor, The Station Agent Peter Dinklage was born in Morristown, New Jersey. In 1991, he received a degree in drama from Bennington College and began his career. He continues to work in the theatre with roles in "The Killing Act", "Imperfect Love", and "Richard III". Peter Dinklage received acclaim for his first film, Living in Oblivion...
4. Zoe Saldana Zoe Saldana Actress, Avatar Zoe Saldana was born on June 19, 1978 in Passaic, New Jersey and raised in Queens, New York. When she was 10 years old, she and her family moved to the Dominican Republic where they would live for the next seven years. While living in the Dominican Republic, Zoe discovered a keen interest in performance...
5. Paul Rudd Paul Rudd Actor, Role Models Paul Stephen Rudd was born in Passaic, New Jersey. His parents, Michael and Gloria, both from Jewish families, were born in the U.K. He has one sister, Julie, who is three years younger than he is. Paul traveled with his family during his early years, because of his father's airline job at TWA. His family eventually settled in in Overland Park...
6. Kevin Spacey Kevin Spacey Actor, American Beauty As enigmatic as he is talented, Kevin Spacey has always kept the details of his private life closely guarded. As he explained in a 1998 interview with the London Evening Standard, "the less you know about me, the easier it is to convince you that I am that character on screen. It allows an audience to come into a movie theatre and believe I am that person"...
7. Kirsten Dunst Kirsten Dunst Actress, Spider-Man Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American actress, who also holds German citizenship. She was born on April 30, 1982 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, to parents Inez (née Rupprecht) and Klaus Dunst. She has a younger brother named Christian Dunst, born in 1987. Her career began at the age of 3 when she started modeling and appearing in commercials...
8. Vera Farmiga Vera Farmiga Actress, The Conjuring Vera Farmiga is a Ukrainian-American actress who received an Academy Award nomination for best performance in her supporting role, opposite George Clooney, in Up in the Air. She was born Vera Ann Farmiga, second of seven children, on August 6, 1973, in Passaic County, New Jersey, USA. She did not speak English until the age of six...
9. Eva Marie Saint Eva Marie Saint Actress, North by Northwest She played two of the most famous female leads in movie history. Born in New Jersey in 1924, Eva Marie Saint graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1946 and spent the first seven years of her acting career working in the Golden Age of television. She made the leap to the big screen in 1954 with an Oscar-winning performance as Edie Doyle in Elia Kazan's masterpiece On the Waterfront...
10. Tara Reid Tara Reid Actress, The Big Lebowski Born in Wyckoff, New Jersey, USA on November 8, 1975. She got her career start at six, when she appeared on a children's game show called Child's Play. Later, she appeared in commercials for Jell-O, McDonald's, and Crayola. She attended the Professional Children's School in New York City. Her classmates included Sarah Michelle Gellar...
11. Meryl Streep Meryl Streep Actress, The Devil Wears Prada Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 18 times, and has won it three times. Born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, Meryl's early performing ambitions leaned toward the opera. She became interested...
12. John Travolta John Travolta Actor, Pulp Fiction John Travolta has been honored twice with Academy Award nominations, the latest for his riveting portrayal of a philosophical hit-man in Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction." He also received BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for this highly acclaimed role and was named Best Actor by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, among other distinguished awards...
13. Frankie Valli Frankie Valli Soundtrack, Dirty Dancing
14. Cristin Milioti Cristin Milioti Actress, The Wolf of Wall Street
15. Tom Guiry Tom Guiry Actor, The Sandlot Thomas Guiry was born October 12, 1981, in Trenton, New Jersey. His acting debut in a movie was in The Sandlot, in 1993, when he was 11. This led to other films such as Lassie, The Last Home Run, Wrestling with Alligators, Black Hawk Down, and Justice.
16. Jodi Lyn O'Keefe Jodi Lyn O'Keefe Actress, She's All That Jodi Lyn O'Keefe was born in Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey in 1978. She began modeling at the age of 8 after seeing her eldest sister Heather modelling. She modeled for various companies such as Gitano Jeans and DreamPhone. When she reached her teen years she attended Saint John Vianney High School in Holmdel...
17. Michael Pitt Michael Pitt Actor, Seven Psychopaths
18. Stephanie Lemelin Stephanie Lemelin Actress, Get the Gringo Stephanie Lemelin is a versatile actress appearing in both TV and film, comedies and dramas, and lending her unique voice to many cartoons, movies, video games, and commercials. She is also an accomplished writer, having penned several movies (she also helped to produce) with the company In Motion Pictures...
19. Taissa Farmiga Taissa Farmiga Actress, The Bling Ring Taissa is the youngest of seven children and is the younger sister of Vera Farmiga, who is 21 years her senior. Unlike her sister, Taissa had no interest in becoming an actor. However, she managed to persuade Taissa to make her acting debut in Vera's directorial-debut Higher Ground. Also playing the lead in the film...
20. Ali Larter Ali Larter Actress, Final Destination A native of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Ali began modeling at age 13 and traveled the world before moving to Los Angeles to study acting. Her first professional acting job was a role on the television series Chicago Sons. She received her breakthrough in the high school football drama Varsity Blues which included her infamous whipped cream bikini scene...
21. Jason Biggs Jason Biggs Actor, American Pie Jason Matthew Biggs was born on May 12, 1978, in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, to Angela (Zocco), a nurse, and Gary Biggs, a shipping company manager. Jason has two sisters, Heather, a tax specialist born in 1971, and Chiara born in 1980. He was raised Catholic, and is of English and Italian descent. Jason started acting at age 5...
22. James Gandolfini James Gandolfini Actor, The Man Who Wasn't There New Jersey-born James Gandolfini began acting in the New York theater. His Broadway debut was in the 1992 revival of "A Streetcar Named Desire" with Jessica Lange and Alec Baldwin. James' breakthrough role was his portrayal of Virgil the hitman in Tony Scott's True Romance, but the role...
23. Michael Douglas Michael Douglas Actor, The Game Michael Douglas is one of the few actors who actually appears to be a walking paradox. A household name, an estimated worth of over $200 million, a father (Kirk Douglas) who was one of the world's biggest film stars when he was growing up, and a wife whose father is younger than he is, Douglas has indeed gained fame and acclaim...
24. Elizabeth Gillies Elizabeth Gillies Actress, Killing Daddy Elizabeth Gillies (born July 26, 1993) is an American actress, singer and songwriter. Elizabeth began acting professionally at the age of 12. With a strong background in musical theater, Elizabeth made her Broadway debut at age 15, starring as the character "Lucy" in the original Broadway cast of "13."...
25. Paul Wesley Paul Wesley Actor, Guiding Light Paul was raised in the Marlboro, New Jersey. His parents are Polish and many of his close relatives live in Poland. Until the age of 16, he spent 4 months of every year in Poland. He has 3 sisters, two younger and one older. His eldest sister is an attorney. Paul attended the Christian Brothers Academy as well as Marlboro High School...
26. Frankie Muniz Frankie Muniz Actor, My Dog Skip Frankie was born in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, to Denise, a nurse, and Francisco Muniz III, a restaurateur. His father is of Puerto Rican heritage and his mother is of Irish and Italian descent. Frankie was been home-schooled since Grade Six. He started his acting career performing the role of Tiny Tim in "A Christmas Carol" for three years...
27. Patrick Warburton Patrick Warburton Actor, Ted Squared-jawed beefcake Patrick Warburton leapt into pop culture consciousness as David Puddy, Elaine's on-again, off-again boyfriend on the hit sitcom Seinfeld in 1995, and has since then steadily found his deadpan talents in ever-greater demand. With his squinty eyes and hard-boiled detective's voice...
28. Maria Dizzia Maria Dizzia Actress, Martha Marcy May Marlene
29. Katrina Bowden Katrina Bowden Actress, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
30. Joe Pesci Joe Pesci Actor, Goodfellas Compact Italian-American actor born February 9, 1943, in Newark, NJ, who first broke into entertainment as a child actor and by the mid-50s was starring on the series "Star Time Kids". In the mid-'60s he released a record under the stage name of "Joe Ritchie" titled "Little Joe Sure Can Sing", and was also playing guitar with several bands...
31. Ezra Miller Ezra Miller Actor, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
32. Zach Braff Zach Braff Actor, Garden State Zach Braff was born and raised in New Jersey, to Anne Hutchinson (Maynard) and Harold Irwin Braff. He attended Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey, and also graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in film. Zach is known for playing Dr. John 'J.D.' Dorian on the television series Scrubs, and for writing and directing the film Garden State.
33. Kristen Connolly Kristen Connolly Actress, The Cabin in the Woods
34. Kevin Smith Kevin Smith Writer, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Born and raised in New Jersey and very proud of it; this fact can be seen in all of his movies. His first movie, Clerks., was filmed in the convenience store in which Smith worked. He was only allowed to shoot at night after the store closed. This movie won the highest award at the Sundance film festival and was brought to theaters by Miramax...
35. John DiMaggio John DiMaggio Actor, Princess Mononoke
36. Taye Diggs Taye Diggs Actor, Chicago Raised in Rochester, New York, Diggs received a BFA degree in musical theater from Syracuse University. He made his show business debut in the ensemble cast of the five-time Tony Award winning play "Carousel." Taye Diggs is the oldest of five. His two brothers are musicians, one sister is a dancer and the other is going to college to be a veterinarian.
37. Ray Liotta Ray Liotta Actor, Goodfellas Intense is the word for Ray Liotta. He specializes in psychopathic characters who hide behind a cultivated charm. Even in his nice guy roles in Field of Dreams and Operation Dumbo Drop, you get the impression that something is smoldering inside of him. Liotta maintains a steady stream of work, completing multiple projects per year.
38. Danny DeVito Danny DeVito Actor, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Born in Neptune, New Jersey on November 17, 1944, Daniel Michael DeVito, Jr. has amassed a formidable and versatile body of work as an actor, producer and director that spans the stage, television and film. The son of Julia (Moccello) and Daniel DeVito, owners of several small businesses, DeVito trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts...
39. Ed Harris Ed Harris Actor, A Beautiful Mind By transforming into his characters and pulling the audience in, Ed Harris has earned the reputation as one of the most talented actors of our time. Born in Tenafly, New Jersey, Harris grew up as the middle child. After graduating high school, he attended New York's Columbia University, where he played football...
40. Kate Micucci Kate Micucci Actress, When in Rome Kate was born in New Jersey and spent most of her school years in Pennsylvania. As a kid she focused on playing outside in the woods and playing classical piano. In college she majored in art, focusing on painting and making puppets. She received an A.A. in Fine Arts from Keystone College. After a small stint watering banana and pineapple plants in Hawaii...
41. Robert Sean Leonard Robert Sean Leonard Actor, Dead Poets Society One actor who has deserved much acknowledgment and fame and has had to do without it on a number of occasions is Robert Sean Leonard, known by most as Dr. James Wilson on House M.D.. But his career has spanned a number of classic films, alongside such greats as Daniel Day-Lewis, Christian Bale, Paul Newman, and Denzel Washington...
42. Roy Scheider Roy Scheider Actor, Jaws Lean, angular-faced and authoritatively spoken lead / supporting actor Roy Scheider obviously never heard the old actor's axiom about "never appearing with kids or animals" lest they overshadow your performance. Breaking that rule did him no harm, though, as he achieved pop cult status by finding, fighting...
43. Bobby Cannavale Bobby Cannavale Actor, Win Win In both career and in real life, Bobby Cannavale tends to choose the unconventional way of doing things. In the beginning, his decisions may have cost the dark, swarthily good-looking actor some acting roles and/or good-paying money but, in the end, his strong work ethic and sense of self, despite a lack of formal training...
44. Naturi Naughton Naturi Naughton Actress, Fame Naturi Naughton is an American Singer and Actress best known for her performance as "Lil Kim" in Fox Searchlight's hit film "Notorious", and her role in MGM's remake of the classic film "Fame". Naughton has starred in various other projects such as: Lottery Ticket, The Playboy Club, Mad Men and The Client List...
45. Michelle Borth Michelle Borth Actress, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
46. Jane Krakowski Jane Krakowski Actress, Ice Age Jane Krakowski was the winner of the 2003 Tony Award for her stunning and sultry portrayal of "Carla", in the Broadway musical "Nine", opposite Antonio Banderas. Her performance also earned her the Drama Desk Award and the Outer Critic's Award. Krakowski also stars in Alfie, the remake of the famous 1966 film...
47. Mary McCormack Mary McCormack Actress, K-PAX Mary McCormack began her acting career performing in a stage production of Gian Carlo Menotti's Christmas opera, "Amahl and the Night Visitors". "I was twelve but looked like an eight-year-old boy" she recalls. "As luck would have it, none of the boys in town could sing, so I got the part and wore a hat"...
48. Jason Mewes Jason Mewes Actor, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back New Jersey born and bred actor, who burst onto cinema screens in 1994, playing the grass smoking, fast talking, foul mouthed and over sexed,...but very likable "Jay" in Kevin Smith's hilarious low budget hit Clerks.. The off beat & philosophical drug dealing characters of "Jay and Silent Bob" (Mewes and Smith) cropped up again in four more films directed by the talented Smith...
49. Queen Latifah Queen Latifah Producer, Bringing Down the House Hip-hop's first lady (though some would attribute that to Roxanne Shanté), the woman behind the moniker is Dana Owens, who was born on March 18th, 1970, in East Orange, New Jersey. She came from a police family--both her father and older brother were cops, which would later influence her rhyming style and life philosophy...
50. Tate Donovan Tate Donovan Actor, Argo Tate Donovan began making television appearances while still in his teens, most often cast as angst-ridden high schoolers in such made-for-TV films such as Not My Kid and Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder. Born to a large family in Tenafly, New Jersey, Donovan moved to Los Angeles to be closer to the television industry while he attended college at USC...
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