New Jersey has been the birthplace of countless celebrities. It also has been the place where the rich and famous have settled down to raise a family or avoid the limelight.

We all know Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Frank Sinatra were Jersey boys.

But we bet you didn't know that many of the boldface names in our list below had ties to the Garden State.

Take a look!

Charlie Puth

Raised in Rumson

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 - Arrivals
"Attention" singer Charlie Puth. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for dcp)


Raised in Clark

"Bad at Love" singer Halsey. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)

Susan Sarandon

Born in Queens, raised in Edison

2018 Roc Nation THE BRUNCH - Red Carpet
Actress Susan Sarandon. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Roc Nation)

Judy Blume

Born in Elizabeth

Glamour Magazine Salutes The 2004 "Women Of The Year"
Childrens author Judy Blume. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)


Born in Missouri, raised in Maplewood

New hip-hop artist SZA.
(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

John Travolta

Born in Englewood

2018 G'Day USA Los Angeles Black Tie Gala - Arrivals
Actor John Travolta (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

Carli Lloyd

Born in Delran

Canada v United States
Two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion Carli Lloyd. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Ali Larter

Born in Cherry Hill

Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Los Angeles - Red Carpet
Ali Larter starred in the 2009 film "Obsessed" and the TV series "Heroes." (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Veuve Clicquot)

Buzz Aldrin

Born in Montclair

2018 G'Day USA Black Tie Gala
Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for G'Day USA)

Brooke Shields

Born in New York, raised in Haworth

Harper's BAZAAR Celebrates "ICONS By Carine Roitfeld" At The Plaza Hotel Presented By Infor, Laura Mercier, Stella Artois, FUJIFILM And SWAROVSKI - Red Carpet
Actress Brooke Shields. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Harper's BAZAAR)

Christina Milian

Born in Jersey City

2017 MTV Video Music Awards - Red Carpet
"AM to PM" singer Christina Milian (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Nathan Lane

Born in Jersey City

Nathan Lane
Actor and writer Nathan Lane. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Gaten Matarazzo

Raised in Little Egg Harbor Township

Gaten Matarazzo
"Stranger Things" actor Gaten Matarazzo (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Chelsea Handler

Born in Livingston

Goldie's Love In For Kids - Arrivals
Talk show host Chelsea Handler. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

David Copperfield

Raised in Metuchen

14th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards - Arrivals
Illusionist David Copperfield (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Anne Hathaway

Born in Brooklyn, raised in Millburn

Anne Hathaway
Academy Award-wining actress Anne Hathaway .
(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Peter Dinklage

Born in Morristown

The IMDb Studio At The 2018 Sundance Film Festival - Day 3
Emmy winner Peter Dinklage is most known for his role in the HBO series "Game of Thrones." (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)

Danny Devito

Raised in Neptune Township

83rd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony And Luncheon
Actor Danny Devito.(Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

Jack Nicholson

Raised in Neptune City

A Celebration Of Carole King And Her Music To Benefit Paul Newman's The Painted Turtle Camp
Academy Award winning actor Jack Nicholson. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for The Painted Turtle Camp)

Paul Simon

Born in Newark

The Nearness Of You Benefit Concert
Singer Paul Simon. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

Ray Liotta

Born in Newark, raised in Union

NBC And The Cinema Society Host The Season 2 Premiere Of "Shades Of Blue"-Arrivals
"Goodfellas" actor Ray Liotta. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Taye Diggs

Born in Newark

Super Bowl XLI - Pepsi Smash - February 1, 2007
Actor Taye Diggs is known for his role in "Rent" on Broadway, and the TV series "Private Practice." (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Wyclef Jean

Born in Haiti, moved to Newark as a young teen

WeWork Celebrates The Detroit Creator Awards At Cadillac Square
Singer and musician Wyclef Jean. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images for WeWork)

Ice T

Born in Newark

IEBA 2017 Conference - Day 1
Rapper and record producer Ice T. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for IEBA)

Michael Douglas

Born in New Brunswick

Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' "Flatliners" - After Party
Oscar and Academy Award winning actor Michael Douglas. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Laurie Hernandez

Born in New Brunswick, raised in Old Bridge

Laurie Hernandez Photo Shoot
Gymnast and Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Martha Stewart

Raised in Nutley

Grammy Salute To Industry Icons Honoring Jay-Z - Arrivals
Businesswoman and TV personality Martha Stewart. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

Zach Braff

Raised in South Orange

SCAD aTVfest 2018 - "Alex, Inc."
Actor and "Garden State" director Zach Braff. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for SCAD aTVfest 2018 )

Lauryn Hill

Raised in East Orange

The Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit Presented By CHANEL: A Tribute to Julianne Moore - Inside
Singer Lauryn Hill. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Museum Of Modern Art)

Dionne Warwick

Raised in East Orange

Dionne Warwick
Singer Dionne Warwick. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Fetty Wap

Raised in Paterson

Fetty Wap In Concert - New York, New York
Rapper Fetty Wap. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Zoe Saldana

Born in Passaic

Paul Mitchell Presents The 2017 Baby2Baby Gala - Red Carpet
Actress Zoe Saldana has starred in "Star Trek" and "Avatar." (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)

Paul Rudd

Born in Passaic

The IMDb Studio at The Sundance Film Festival & The IMDb Show on Location at The Sundance Film Festival - Day 1
Actor Paul Rudd. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)

Bruce Willis

Born in Germany, raised in Penns Grove

"SHOWTIME, WME|IMG, and MAYWEATHER PROMOTIONS VIP Pre-Fight Party Arrivals on the T-Mobile Magenta Carpet For "Mayweather VS McGregor"
Actor Bruce Willis (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images for Showtime)

Derek Jeter

Born in Pequannock

Fast Company Innovation Festival - Derek Jeter On Finding Professional Fulfillment After The Dream Career Featuring Derek Jeter, Founder, The Players' Tribune, And Jeff Levick, CEO, The Players' Tribune
Retired Yankee Derek Jeter. Getty Images for Fast Company (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Fast Company)

Kirsten Dunst

Born in Point Pleasant

Woodshock Premiere - 74th Venice Film Festival
Actress Kirsten Dunst has starred in "Spider-Man" and "Bring it On." (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Christopher Reeve

Born in New York, raised in Princeton

SuperSkate VI Charity Hockey Event
Christopher Reeve. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

Jeremiah Fraites & Wesley Keith Schultz

Both raised in Ramsey

2017 Global Citizen Festival: For Freedom. For Justice. For All.
Lumineers singers Wesley Shultz (left) and Jeremiah Fraites. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

Brian Williams

Born in Ridgewood

"New Year's Eve" New York Premiere - Outside Arrivals
MSNBC news anchor Brian Williams. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Janet Evanovich

Born in South River

"One For The Money" New York Premiere - Outside Arrivals
Best-selling author Janet Evanovich (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)

Kelly Ripa

Born in Stratford

CNN Heroes 2017 - Red Carpet Arrivals
Talk show host Kelly Ripa. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for CNN)

Meryl Streep

Born in Summit

2018 The National Board Of Review Annual Awards Gala
Academy Award and Golden Globe winning actress Meryl Streep.
(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Gerard Way

Born in Summit, raised in Belleville

"Humans From Earth" Podcast Series Day 2
My Chemical Romance lead singer Gerard Way. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for "Humans From Earth")

Lea Michele

Born in the Bronx, raised in Tenafly

NFL Honors - Arrivals
"Glee" actress Lea Michele. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Judith Light

Born in Trenton

The Elton John AIDS Foundation's Annual Fall Gala with Cocktails By Clase Azul Tequila
Two-time Tony Award winner Judith Light. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Clase Azul)

Laura Prepon

Raised in Watchung

Laura Prepon
Laura Prepon is most known for her roles in "Orange is the New Black" and "That 70's Show." (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Tara Reid

Raised in Wyckoff

Men's Fitness Game Changers Event
"American Pie" actress Tara Reid. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Men's Fitness)

The Jonas Brothers

Raised in Wyckoff

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 - Official Coverage - People And Atmosphere Day 1
Brothers and former band members Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Kevin Jonas (from left to right) (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)

Chris Rock

Lives in Alpine

Chris Rock Performs At Park Theater In Las Vegas
Actor and comedian Chris Rock. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Tracy Morgan

Lives in Alpine

TCA Turner Summer Press Tour 2017 - Green Room
Comedian and actor Tracy Morgan. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Turner)

Missy Elliot

Lives in Kinnelon

FYF Fest 2017 - Day 1
Rapper Missy Elliot. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for FYF)

Joe Pesci

Lives in Lavallette

Spike TV's 10th Annual Guys Choice Awards - Show
Actor and comedian Joe Pesci ( (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Jon Stewart

Born in New York, raised in Lawrenceville

The 2017 ESPYS - Show
Former "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Stephen Colbert

Lives in Montclair

Stephen Colbert, Chris Licht and R.J. Fried Host an Exclusive Screening of OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT
"The Late Show" host Stephen Colbert. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SHOWTIME )

Wendy Williams

Born in Asbury Park

The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2018 Presented By Macy's - Arrivals & Front Row
Talk show host Wendy Williams. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for AHA)

Eli Manning

Lives in Summit

2018 DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night concert In Minneapolis - Arrivals
Giants quarterback Eli Manning. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for DirecTV)

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