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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. 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. J.D. Williams J.D. Williams Actor, The Wire
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. 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...
6. Brian De Palma Brian De Palma Director, Scarface Brian De Palma is one of the well-known directors who spear-headed the new movement in Hollywood during the 1970s. He is known for his many films that go from violent pictures, to Hitchcock-like thrillers. Born on the 11th of September in 1940, De Palma was born in New Jersey in an American-Italian family...
7. 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.
8. 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...
9. Ian Ziering Ian Ziering Actor, Beverly Hills, 90210 Ian Ziering was born on March 30, 1964, and was raised in West Orange, New Jersey, a suburb of New York City. By the mid-1970s, young Ian was landing spots in national commercials at the age of 12, which led to roles in various soap operas and stage plays, most notably Guiding Light, the Broadway production of I Remember Mama and...
10. Jennifer Schwalbach Smith Jennifer Schwalbach Smith Producer, Tusk
11. Joe Rogan Joe Rogan Self, Fear Factor
12. 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...
13. 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...
14. Eva Marie Saint Eva Marie Saint Actress, North by Northwest Eva Marie Saint is an American actress and producer. She is known for starring in Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront (1954), for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959). Her film career also includes roles in Raintree County (1957), Exodus (1960)...
15. 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)...
16. 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...
17. Keshia Knight Pulliam Keshia Knight Pulliam Actress, The Cosby Show
18. 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...
19. 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.)...
20. Dennis Boutsikaris Dennis Boutsikaris Actor, Better Call Saul
21. Brittany Underwood Brittany Underwood Actress, One Life to Live
22. 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...
23. Bill Bellamy Bill Bellamy Actor, Any Given Sunday
24. 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...
25. 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...
26. Frankie Valli Frankie Valli Soundtrack, Dirty Dancing
27. William Campbell William Campbell Actor, Dementia 13
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. 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...
30. A.J. Johnson A.J. Johnson Actress, Baby Boy
31. 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"...
32. Mark Blum Mark Blum Actor, Shattered Glass
33. Jason Friedberg Jason Friedberg Writer, Scary Movie
34. 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...
35. 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...
36. Vivian Blaine Vivian Blaine Actress, Guys and Dolls Vivian Blaine was represented.managed by Robert Cipriano and Capri Productions Limited, along with L'Etoile Talent Agency in the early 1980s. Robert Cipriano took a special interest in Vivian assisting her to book performances throughout NYC and Atlantic City/Las Vegas. Vivian Blaine was heard saying that Robert Cipriano reminded her of her first husband Manny Franks.
37. Redman Redman Soundtrack, The Fast and the Furious
38. Ernest R. Dickerson Ernest R. Dickerson Director, Bulletproof
39. 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...
40. Anthony 'Treach' Criss Anthony 'Treach' Criss Actor, The Wolf of Wall Street
41. Scott Marlowe Scott Marlowe Actor, Valley of the Dolls
42. Harlan Coben Harlan Coben Writer, Tell No One
43. Philip Roth Philip Roth Writer, The Human Stain
44. 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...
45. Tony Scotti Tony Scotti Producer, Shatterbrain
46. Gloria Gaynor Gloria Gaynor Soundtrack, The Martian
47. Savion Glover Savion Glover Actor, Timeless: Live in Concert
48. 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...
49. 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...
50. 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...
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