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1. Jennifer Schwalbach Smith Jennifer Schwalbach Smith Actress, Clerks II
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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...
5. 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...
6. Keshia Knight Pulliam Keshia Knight Pulliam Actress, Madea Goes to Jail
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. 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...
9. 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.)...
10. 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...
11. Jason Alexander Jason Alexander Actor, The Soup Nazi 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.
12. Ice-T Ice-T Actor, Johnny Mnemonic 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...
13. Bill Bellamy Bill Bellamy Actor, Any Given Sunday
14. Ian Ziering Ian Ziering Actor, Guiding Light 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. Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Soundtrack, 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...
16. 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...
17. A.J. Johnson A.J. Johnson Actress, Baby Boy
18. Jack Warden Jack Warden Actor, 12 Angry Men Jack Warden was born John H. Lebzelter on September 18, 1920 in Newark, New Jersey to Laura M. (Costello) and Jack Warden Lebzelter. Raised in Louisville, Kentucky, at the age of 17, young Jack Lebzelter was expelled from Louisville's DuPont Manual High School for repeatedly fighting. Good with his fists...
19. J.D. Williams J.D. Williams Actor, The Second Line
20. Joe Rogan Joe Rogan Self, Here Comes the Boom
21. Alex Vincent Alex Vincent Actor, Child's Play Alex Vincent was born in New Jersey. At about five years old Alex was in Child's Play and followed it up with three more movies. At 13 years old he did My Family Treasure which he didn't like and called it quits. When he got to high school, he tried to live down the image of a child star but two years later he decided to give acting another try...
22. 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)...
23. David Marciano David Marciano Actor, Lethal Weapon 2 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...
24. Jason Friedberg Jason Friedberg Writer, Scary Movie
25. Redman Redman Soundtrack, The Fast and the Furious
26. Brittany Underwood Brittany Underwood Actress, Game Change
27. Dennis Boutsikaris Dennis Boutsikaris Actor, W.
28. William Campbell William Campbell Actor, Dementia 13
29. 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"...
30. Ernest R. Dickerson Ernest R. Dickerson Director, Bulletproof
31. 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...
32. 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...
33. Frankie Valli Frankie Valli Soundtrack, Dirty Dancing
34. Starlette Miariaunii Starlette Miariaunii Actress, The Mechanic Although Starlette passion is her music...In 2008 she got a small bite from the acting bug in New Orleans playing a few small parts in the movie "Mardi Gras" with Carmen Electra, and Regina Hall. That same year she was in the movies "Bad Liutentant:Port of Call New Orleans", then "Welcome to the Riley's" a few months after...
35. Anthony 'Treach' Criss Anthony 'Treach' Criss Soundtrack, The Wolf of Wall Street
36. Gerard Way Gerard Way Soundtrack, The Man with the Iron Fists
37. 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...
38. 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...
39. Ron Carey Ron Carey Actor, History of the World: Part I 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...
40. Judy Gold Judy Gold Self, The Aristocrats
41. Patrick Malone Patrick Malone Actor, Grand Canyon
42. Ron Orbach Ron Orbach Actor, Clueless
43. Taurean Blacque Taurean Blacque Actor, Oliver & Company 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...
44. Mark Blum Mark Blum Actor, Shattered Glass
45. 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...
46. Savion Glover Savion Glover Actor, Sesame Street
47. 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...
48. Allen Ginsberg Allen Ginsberg Self, The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation Louis Ginsberg, the moderate Jewish Socialist and his wife Naomi, who was a radical Communist and irrepressible nudist are the parents of Irwin Allen Ginsberg, the poet and man of many other things eg. actor. Poems he written eg. Howl, Six gallery, Sunflower Sutra ... His themes: drugs, against Vietnam War, politics, "beat generation", hippies, buddhism, ...
49. Gloria Gaynor Gloria Gaynor Soundtrack, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
50. 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...
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