So many famous people came from New Jersey, but there are some you still might not know about.

Every New Jersey resident can rattle off at least a dozen celebrities from the Garden State. They are some of the biggest names in the world.

New Jersey Has A Long List Of Celebrities

We all know about Bruce Springsteen and Meryl Streep, Jon Bon Jovi and Danny DeVito, and Joe Pesci and Whitney Houston.

And that is just the tip of the iceberg. Bruce Willis, John Travolta, Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, and Ray Liotta are there. The list goes on and on.

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What if we told you that someone once named the sexiest man alive is from the Garden State, and you might not even know it?

This New Jersey Celebrity Was Named Sexiest Man Of The Year

In 2021, the title went to Paul Rudd. In case you didn't know, he was born in Passaic. He grew up in Missouri, but we'll take credit, anyway.

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Here's another one you might not know. Did you know the great Derek Jeter was born in the Garden State?

That's right, the captain before Aaron Judge is well known for growing up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, But he was born and lived the first four years of his life in New Jersey.

This Successful Business Woman And TV Star Is From New Jersey

The queen of home decoration and hospitality, TV star Martha Stewart was born and raised in New Jersey. She attended Nutley High School and used to babysit for the children of Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle.

Let's hope the "Celebrities of New Jersey" category pops up when you're on your next game show.

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