I have had the amazing honor of hosting the New Jersey Hall of Fame induction awards and being a part of the red-carpet interviews for several of the New Jersey Hall of Fame events.

I was surprised to find the number of entertainers who are from New Jersey.

There are many notable actresses and actors who have wowed audiences with their talent on the stage, screen and television. We are fortunate here in New Jersey to share their amazing talents with the rest of the world.

I had the pleasure of interviewing many of them — from Meryl Streep to Jack Nicholson and more. In most cases, each one of them had that Jersey sense of community.

You can read about my top interviews with famous NJ actors here, and with famous NJ actresses here.

Below are the most famous stars from the Garden State, in separate actor/actress lists.

LOOK: Famous actors from New Jersey

Stacker compiled a list of famous actors born in New Jersey from IMDb.

LOOK: Famous actresses from New Jersey

Stacker compiled a list of famous actresses from New Jersey from IMDb.

The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 weekend host Big Joe Henry. Any opinions expressed are Big Joe’s own.

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