52 Jersey-Born Celebrities at a Glance

Do you share a birthday with any of these Garden State icons?

From left: Jerry Lewis (Moviestore Collection Ltd/Alamy Stock Photo), Kirsten Dunst (ZUMA Press, Inc/Alamy Stock Photo), Danny DeVito (dpa Picture Alliance/Alamy Stock Photo), Queen Latifah (PA Images/Alamy Stock Photo) and Halsey (Jaguar/Alamy Stock).

Jan. 9

Bucky Pizzarelli
Guitarist
Paterson, 1926

Feb. 3

Nathan Lane
Actor
Jersey City, 1956

Feb. 9

Joe Pesci
Actor
Newark, 1943

Judith Light
Actress
Trenton, 1949

Feb. 16

Ice-T
Rapper/actor
Newark, 1958

John Travolta
Actor
Englewood, 1954

Feb. 25

Chelsea Handler
Comedian/TV host
Livingston, 1975

March 2

Jon Bon Jovi
Musician/songwriter
Perth Amboy, 1962

March 6

Lou Costello*
Actor/comedian
Paterson, 1906

March 7

Laura Prepon
Actress
Watchung, 1980

March 16

Jerry Lewis
Actor/comedian
Newark, 1926

March 18

Queen Latifah
Rapper/actress
Newark, 1970

March 27

Sarah Vaughan
Singer
Newark, 1924

April 6

Paul Rudd
Actor
Passaic, 1969

John Pizzarelli
Guitarist/singer
Paterson, 1960

April 9

Paul Robeson
Actor/singer
Princeton, 1898

April 22

Jack Nicholson
Actor
Neptune, 1937

April 30

Kirsten Dunst
Actress
Point Pleasant, 1982

May 3

Frankie Valli
Singer
Newark, 1934

May 26

Lauryn Hill
Singer/rapper/songwriter
East Orange, 1975

June 7

Fetty Wap
Rapper
Paterson, 1991

June 11

Peter Dinklage
Actor
Morristown, 1969

June 17

Joe Piscopo
Actor/comedian
Passaic, 1951

June 19

Zoe Saldana
Actress
Passaic, 1978

June 22

Meryl Streep
Actress
Summit, 1949

July 18 

Wendy Williams
TV personality
Asbury Park, 1964

Aug. 2

Kevin Smith
Writer/actor
Red Bank, 1970

Aug. 3

Martha Stewart
TV personality/entrepreneur
Jersey City, 1941

Aug. 9

Whitney Houston
Singer
Newark, 1963

Aug. 18

Malcolm Jamal-Warner
Actor
Jersey City, 1970

Aug. 21 

Count Basie
Musician
Red Bank, 1904

Aug. 25 

Wayne Shorter
Saxophonist/composer
Newark, 1933

Sept. 7

Gloria Gaynor
Singer
Newark, 1949

Sept. 16

David Copperfield
Magician
Metuchen, 1956

Sept. 18

James Gandolfini
Actor
Westwood, 1961

Sept. 23

Bruce Springsteen
Musician/songwriter
Long Branch, 1949

Jason Alexander
Actor
Newark, 1959

Sept. 25

Michael Douglas
Actor
New Brunswick, 1944

Sept. 26

Christina Milian
Singer/songwriter/actress
Jersey City, 1981

Sept. 28

Janeane Garofalo
Actress/comedian
Newton, 1964

Sept. 29

Halsey
Singer
Edison, 1994

Oct. 2

Kelly Ripa
TV personality
Stratford, 1970

Oct. 13

Paul Simon
Musician/songwriter/actor
Newark, 1941

Nov. 5

Kevin Jonas**
Musician/actor
Teaneck, 1987

Nov. 17

Danny DeVito
Actor
Neptune, 1944 

Nov. 19

Savion Glover
Dancer/choreographer
Newark, 1973

Nov. 28

Ed Harris
Actor
Englewood, 1950

Dec. 4

Southside Johnny Lyon
Singer
Neptune, 1948

Dec. 12

Frank Sinatra
Singer/actor
Hoboken, 1915

Connie Francis
Singer
Newark, 1938

Dionne Warwick
Singer/actress
East Orange, 1940

Dec. 18

Ray Liotta
Actor
Newark, 1954


*Lou Costello’s comic partner, Bud Abbott, was born in Pennsylvania.
**Kevin Jonas’s fellow Jonas Brothers, Joe and Nick, were born in Arizona and Texas, respectively.
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