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1. Joe Pesci Joe Pesci Actor, Goodfellas Compact Italian-American actor Joe Pesci was born February 9, 1943, in Newark, NJ, to Mary (Mesce), a part-time barber, and Angelo Pesci, a bartender and forklift driver. Pesci 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"...
2. Brian De Palma Brian De Palma Director, Scarface Brian De Palma is the son of a surgeon. He studied physics but at the same time felt his dedication for the movies and made some short films. After seven independent productions he had his first success with Sisters and his voyeuristic style. Restlessly he worked on big projects with the script writers Paul Schrader...
3. 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...
4. Queen Latifah Queen Latifah Actress, Living Single Often considered hip-hop's first lady (though some would attribute that to Roxanne Shanté), the woman behind the moniker Queen Latifah was born Dana Owens on March 18th, 1970, in East Orange, New Jersey. She is the daughter of Rita (Bray), a teacher, and Lancelot Owens, Sr. She came from a police family--both her father and older brother were cops...
5. Jennifer Schwalbach Smith Jennifer Schwalbach Smith Producer, Tusk
6. Taye Diggs Taye Diggs Actor, Chicago Taye Diggs was born in Newark, New Jersey, and was raised in Rochester, New York. He is the son of Marcia (Berry), a teacher and actress, and Andre Young, a visual artist. When he was a child, his mother married Jeffries Diggs, whose surname Taye took. He received a BFA degree in musical theater from Syracuse University...
7. Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis Actor, The Nutty Professor Jerry Lewis (born March 16, 1926) is an American comedian, actor, singer, film producer, screenwriter and film director. He is known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio. He was originally paired up with Dean Martin in 1946, forming the famed comedy team of Martin and Lewis. In addition to the duo's popular nightclub work...
8. Jason Alexander Jason Alexander Actor, Seinfeld Jason Greenspan adopted the stage name Jason Alexander while still in high school in New Jersey. He was soon appearing in Broadway plays and movies, then in the hit TV series, Seinfeld, from 1990 to 1998. Alexander also directs and produces films.
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. John Amos John Amos Actor, Die Hard 2 A native of New Jersey and son of a mechanic, African-American John Amos has relied on his imposing build, eruptive nature and strong, forceful looks to obtain acting jobs, and a serious desire for better roles to earn a satisfying place in the annals of film and TV. He has found it a constant uphill...
11. Ice-T Ice-T Actor, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit The legendary gangsta hip-hop emcee Ice-T was born Tracy Marrow on February 16, 1958, in Newark, New Jersey. He moved to Los Angeles, California, to live with his paternal aunt after the death of his father while he was in the sixth grade; his mother had died earlier when he was in the third grade. His aunt lived in the South Los Angeles district of Crenshaw...
12. Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Actress, The Bodyguard Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born into a musical family on 9 August 1963, in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of gospel star Cissy Houston, cousin of singing star Dionne Warwick and goddaughter of soul legend Aretha Franklin. She began singing in the choir at her church, The New Hope Baptist Church in Newark...
13. Shaquille O'Neal Shaquille O'Neal Self, After the Sunset Shaquille O'Neal is regarded as one of the most dominant athletes and arguably the most gregarious personality in sports history. He wrote an autobiography (Shaq Talks Back), preserves an online presence for his fan base and produced a number of albums (Biological Didn't Bother, Shaq-Fu: Da Return, etc.)...
14. Ian Ziering Ian Ziering Actor, Beverly Hills, 90210 Ian Ziering began working in television and radio commercials when he was 12 years old. Besides Beverly Hills, 90210, his television work included a stint on the daytime drama, Guiding Light. He is also the voice of Vinnie in the syndicated cartoon Biker Mice from Mars and one of the voices on the animated series Mighty Ducks...
15. Dennis Boutsikaris Dennis Boutsikaris Actor, W.
16. Jack Warden Jack Warden Actor, 12 Angry Men Jack Warden was born John Warden Lebzelter, Jr. on September 18, 1920 in Newark, New Jersey, to Laura M. (Costello) and John Warden Lebzelter. His father was of German and Irish descent, and his mother was of Irish ancestry. Raised in Louisville, Kentucky, at the age of seventeen, young Jack Lebzelter was expelled from Louisville's DuPont Manual High School for repeatedly fighting...
17. Keshia Knight Pulliam Keshia Knight Pulliam Actress, The Cosby Show
18. Alex Vincent Alex Vincent Actor, Child's Play Alex Vincent first appeared as Andy Barclay in Child's Play when he was a six-year-old living with his family in New Jersey. Two years later during the filming of Child's Play 2, the young actor endured long days and demanding action that would have tried the patience of many an older person. But Vincent persevered, winning the respect and affection of both cast and crew...
19. Todd Solondz Todd Solondz Director, Happiness Todd Solondz was born in Newark, New Jersey. One of his earliest jobs in the film industry was when, as a young man, he worked as a messenger for the Writers' Guild of America. During this time, he wrote several screenplays. Solondz's first color film with sync sound was the short "Schatt's Last Shot" (1985)...
20. Joe Rogan Joe Rogan Self, Fear Factor
21. J.D. Williams J.D. Williams Actor, The Wire
22. Judy Gold Judy Gold Self, World's Dumbest Two-time 'Emmy Award' winner Judy Gold is a veteran of stand-up comedy, known for her edgy wit, sharp timing, and infamous crowd work. Consistently appealing to all generations and backgrounds, Judy can be found throughout most mediums of entertainment: TV; Film; Web-Series'; Stage; Storytelling; Radio/Podcasting; Writing and thanks to her music degree in piano from Rutgers University...
23. Bill Bellamy Bill Bellamy Actor, Any Given Sunday
24. Paul Simon Paul Simon Soundtrack, Forrest Gump Born on October 13, 1941 in Newark New Jersey, Paul Simon is one of the greatest singer/songwriters ever. In 1957, he and high school pal, Art Garfunkel, wrote and recorded the single, "Hey Schoolgirl", under the name "Tom and Jerry". After some failures, they broke up. Simon still wrote and recorded music as "Tico and The Triumps" and "Jerry Landis"...
25. William Campbell William Campbell Actor, Dementia 13
26. Frankie Valli Frankie Valli Soundtrack, Dirty Dancing
27. David Marciano David Marciano Actor, Due South Mr. Marciano is a professional actor, writer, director who has achieved considerable success in a vast career that has spanned over twenty five years. As a series regular Mr. Marciano has had the honor of working with such entertainment luminaries as Steven Bochco, who brought David into America's homes on a weekly basis in "Civil Wars" as the poet bicycle messenger, Jeffrey Lassick...
28. Ron Carey Ron Carey Actor, Barney Miller He was a notably short, Italian, nasal-toned and mischievous-looking fellow, a perfect type for the stand-up comedy circuit and for playing Brooklynesque characters in T.V. sitcoms and films...which is just what Ron Carey did. He was born Ronald Joseph Cicenia in Newark, New Jersey, on December eleventh...
29. A.J. Johnson A.J. Johnson Actress, Baby Boy
30. Allen Garfield Allen Garfield Actor, The Conversation New Jersey-born Allen Garfield was trained at the Actors Studio in New York City. He had a prolific career on the stage before making his film debut in 1968. His stocky build and nervous, jumpy mannerisms fit well with the weaselly criminals, lecherous villains and corrupt businessmen and politicians he excels in playing...
31. Jason Friedberg Jason Friedberg Writer, Scary Movie
32. Savion Glover Savion Glover Actor, Timeless: Live in Concert
33. Monique Dupree Monique Dupree Actress, The Horror Vault 3 Newark, New Jersey native, Monique Dupree, also known by the title Tha Original Gata and in some circles is referred to affectionately as The First Black Scream Queen. She has done independent horror films, fetish, comic-book, catalog and/or alternative modeling, local and national reality television and an occasional cross-over into mainstream television and cinema...
34. Mark Blum Mark Blum Actor, Shattered Glass
35. Vivian Blaine Vivian Blaine Actress, Guys and Dolls Ms. Blaine is most noted for having portrayed Miss Adelaide, the long-suffering, perpetually engaged chorus girl, in the Broadway and film versions of Guys and Dolls. She originated the role in 1950 on Broadway and stopped the show each night with her rendition of "Adelaide's Lament," in which she complains about having a bad cold because of her long engagement to gambler Nathan Detroit...
36. Taurean Blacque Taurean Blacque Actor, Hill Street Blues Although best known for his role as "Detective Sgt. Neal Washington" on the long-running and critically acclaimed police drama Hill Street Blues, Taurean Blacque remains one of the best stage actors performing today. A long-time resident of Atlanta, Georgia, he has performed in several productions at the Alliance Theatre of Atlanta...
37. Redman Redman Soundtrack, The Fast and the Furious
38. Ernest R. Dickerson Ernest R. Dickerson Director, Bulletproof
39. Connie Francis Connie Francis Soundtrack, The Island Singer, composer, actress, entertainer and publisher Connie Francis was educated at Arts High School and was a music student of her father. At age 11 she appeared on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts as a singer and accordionist. She has toured the US, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Europe...
40. Brittany Underwood Brittany Underwood Actress, One Life to Live
41. Starlette Miariaunii Starlette Miariaunii Actress, Vixen Her passion is her music, but in 2008 Starlette Miariaunii got a small bite from the acting bug in New Orleans playing a few small parts in the film Mardi Gras: Spring Break with Carmen Electra and Regina Hall. That same year she was in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, then got a part in Welcome to the Rileys a few months later...
42. Harlan Coben Harlan Coben Writer, Tell No One
43. Scott Marlowe Scott Marlowe Actor, Valley of the Dolls
44. Gloria Gaynor Gloria Gaynor Soundtrack, The Martian
45. Rah Digga Rah Digga Soundtrack, Blade II One of the most respected and premier mc's - regardless of gender - Rashia Fisher aka Rah Digga, has been legendary. She started off the only female member of New Jersey's acclaimed hip hop group, Da Outsidaz, where she also met future husband, Young Zee. Rah exploded on the music scene when she caught the eye of A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip...
46. Eric Bross Eric Bross Director, On the Line
47. Anthony 'Treach' Criss Anthony 'Treach' Criss Actor, The Wolf of Wall Street
48. Gerard Way Gerard Way Soundtrack, The Man with the Iron Fists
49. Robert Ellenstein Robert Ellenstein Actor, North by Northwest The son of a Newark dentist, Robert Ellenstein grew up in that New Jersey city and saw his father go on to become its two-term mayor. He got his feet wet acting-wise prior to serving with the Air Corps during World War II; earning a Purple Heart during his service, he began acting, directing and teaching in Cleveland...
50. Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins Actor, Juice At 14 years of age, Huggy fell into the acting business when his mother brought him to a cattle-call audition in New York for the Warner Brothers feature "Lean on Me", a starring role as a misguided drug-abusing junior high school student. The line to get in to the audition for the role of Thomas Sams was so long...
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