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The following is a list of notable people from the U.S. state of New Jersey.

Notable people born and/or raised in New Jersey

A – F

US Supreme Court Justice William Brennan - 1976 official portrait
William Brennan, Jr.
Bynum In Philly cropped
Andrew Bynum
Bobby Cannavale 2009
Bobby Cannavale
Harlan Coben
Valerie Cruz (cropped)
Valerie Cruz
Victor Cruz 2012 Shankbone
Victor Cruz
Janet Evanovich 20100914
Janet Evanovich
Steve Forbes
Steve Forbes
Todd Frazier 20130625
Todd Frazier

G – R

Artie Lange
  • Stanley Kamel (1943–2008), actor, Monk, Melrose Place (South River)
  • Ira Kaplan, musician, co-founder of Yo La Tengo (Hoboken)
  • Myq Kaplan (born 1978), stand-up comedian (Livingston)
  • Eric Karros (born 1967), MLB first baseman, TV color commentator for (Hackensack)
  • Danny Kass (born 1982), pro snowboarder (Vernon Valley)
  • Thomas Kean (born 1935), governor, 9/11 Commission chairman (Bedminster)
  • Brian Keith (1921–1997), actor, The Parent Trap, Nevada Smith, Family Affair, The Wind and the Lion (Bayonne)
  • Daniel Hugh Kelly (born 1952), actor (Elizabeth)
  • Mark Kelly (born 1964), astronaut, husband of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, twin brother of Scott Kelly (Orange)
  • Scott Kelly (born 1964), astronaut, Commander of International Space Station Expedition 26, twin brother of Mark Kelly (Orange)
  • Stacey Kent (born 1965), singer (South Orange)
  • Walter Kidde (1877–1943), founder of the Kidde company (Hoboken)
  • Tom Kiesche (born 1967), actor (Hackensack)
  • Jim Kiick (born 1946), NFL running back, primarily for the Miami Dolphins (Lincoln Park)
  • Victor Kilian (1891–1979), actor (Jersey City)
  • Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918), poet (New Brunswick)
  • Zalman King (born 1942), actor, director, writer, Body Language (Trenton)
  • Alfred Kinsey (1894–1956), zoologist and sexologist (Hoboken)
  • Michael E. Knight (born 1959), actor (Princeton)
  • Ann McLaughlin Korologos (born 1941), Secretary of Labor from 1987 to 1989 (Chatham)
  • Ernie Kovacs (1919–1962), comedian and actor (Trenton)
  • Dennis Kozlowski (born 1946), CEO of Tyco International, convicted in 2005 (Newark)
  • Jane Krakowski (born 1969), actress, 30 Rock (Parsippany)
  • Barbara Kruger (born 1945), conceptual artist (Newark)
  • Larry Kudlow (born 1947), economist, TV personality, syndicated columnist (Englewood)
  • William Labov (born 1927), linguist (Rutherford)
  • Brielle LaCosta (born 1984), Miss New Jersey International 2010 and Miss East Coast International 2014 (Warren)
  • Nathan Lane (born 1956), Tony Award-winning actor (Jersey City)
  • Artie Lange (born 1967), actor, comedian, radio personality (Livingston, raised in Union)
  • Frank Langella (born 1938), actor, Dracula, Superman Returns, Frost/Nixon, Draft Day (Bayonne)
  • Ali Larter (born 1976), actress, Niki Sanders on Heroes (Cherry Hill)
  • Vincent Larusso (born 1978), actor, The Mighty Ducks trilogy (Livingston)
  • Queen Latifah (born 1970), singer, actress, TV personality (Newark)
  • Jack Lawless (born 1987), drummer of the Jonas Brothers (Middletown)
  • Jacob Lawrence (1917–2000), artist (Atlantic City)
  • Nicole Leach (born 1979), actress (Montclair)
  • Fran Lebowitz (born 1950), author (Morristown)
  • Beverly Lee (born 1941), singer with The Shirelles, from Passaic
  • Al Leiter (born 1965), MLB starting pitcher, TV commentator (Toms River)
  • Paul Le Mat (born 1946), actor, American Graffiti, Melvin and Howard (Rahway)
  • Stephanie Lemelin (born 1979), actress, Young Justice (Sewell)
  • Arthur Lenk (born 1964), Israeli diplomat (Paterson)
  • Robert Sean Leonard (born 1969), actor, House, Dead Poets Society (born in Westwood, raised in Ridgewood)
  • Michael Lerner (born 1943), left-wing activist and rabbi (Newark)
  • Jerry Levine (born 1957), actor, director, Going Places, Will & Grace (New Brunswick)
  • Jerry Lewis (born 1926), actor, comedian, director, telethon host, Academy Award honoree (Newark)
  • Judith Light (born 1949), actress, Emmy winner, Who's the Boss?, Ugly Betty, Law & Order: SVU (Trenton)
  • Damon Lindelof (born 1973), television and film producer, Lost, Crossing Jordan, Star Trek (Teaneck)
  • Ray Liotta (born 1955), actor, Goodfellas, The Rat Pack, Cop Land, Hannibal (born in Newark, raised in Union Township)
  • Sean Lissemore (born 1987), defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys (Teaneck)
  • Norman Lloyd (born 1914), actor, director, producer, St. Elsewhere (Jersey City)
  • Amy Locane (born 1971), actress (Trenton)
  • Kurt Loder (born 1945), film critic, author, columnist, TV personality (Ocean City)
  • Faizon Love (born 1968), actor (Newark)
  • George Lowe (1895–1981), Major League Baseball pitcher (born in Ridgefield Park; died in Somers Point)
  • Derek Luke (born 1974), actor (Jersey City)
Brit Morgan, San Diego Comic Con 2009
Brit Morgan
Joe Pantoliano
Marisa Petroro 2009
Marisa Petroro
  • Alan Rosenberg (born 1950), actor, Cybill, The Guardian, Civil Wars (Passaic)
  • Jeffrey Ross (born 1965), comedian (Springfield)
  • Giuseppe Rossi (born 1987), soccer player (Teaneck)
  • Philip Roth (born 1933), author (Newark)
  • Thomas Rowe (born 1968), former Leonia police chief (Passaic)
  • Richard Ruccolo (born 1972), actor, Two Guys and a Girl, Rita Rocks (Marlton)
  • Mark Rudd (born 1947), left-wing activist, founding member of the Weather Underground (Maplewood)
  • Tom Ruegger (born 1956), producer, creator of The Animaniacs (Metuchen)
  • Deborah Rush (born 1954), actress, Strangers with Candy, Family Business, You've Got Mail (Chatham)

S – Z

Laura San Giacomo
Laura San Giacomo
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Hector Santiago
Joe Theismann 9-8-03 crop
Joe Theismann
Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) (5971760364)
Mike Trout
Wylde flipped
Zakk Wylde

Born elsewhere, grew up in New Jersey

David DeJesus on April 16, 2014
David DeJesus
Denyce Lawton
Denyce Lawton
Lea Michele by David Shankbone
Lea Michele
Cameron Richardson 2009
Cameron Richardson

Born in New Jersey, grew up elsewhere

Sterling Hayden

Born elsewhere, live in New Jersey

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Jeff Feagles
Willie Randolph
CC Sabathia 2009
CC Sabathia
Dave Winfield

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