Peter Dinklage, 10 celebrities you didn't know were from NJ
When most people think about famous people that are from New Jersey, the same few names usually crop up: Sinatra, Springsteen, and Bon Jovi.While these are all great icons, there are other celebrities out there that have roots in the Garden State. Here's a list of 11 famous people that you didn't know were from New Jersey.11. Peter Dinklage / Mendham Township, New JerseyThe star of the global phenomenon, "Game of Thrones," who just won an Emmy, was born in Morristown, New Jersey. Currently, "Game of Thrones" is in its fifth season on HBO.10. Laura Prepon / Watchung, New Jersey
Here's a list of 11 famous people that you didn't know were from New Jersey. You won't believe who is number one.
You may recognize Laura Prepon as the red-headed bombshell from "That 70's Show", but most recently the Watchung native stars as the dangerous and deceiving Alex Vause on "Orange is the New Black." You can catch up with Prepon and the rest of the girls of Litchfield Penitentiary this summer on Netflix.
9. Jesse Eisenberg / East Brunswick Township, New Jersey
Back in 2011, Eisenberg was nominated for his portrayal as the brilliant, but deceptive Mark Zuckerberg in David Fincher's "The Social Network."Soon Eisenberg will be playing Lex Luther in the upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel, "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice."8. Jack Antonoff / Bergenfield, New Jersey
At this point you should probably know who Jack Antonoff is. He is currently dating Lena Dunham of HBO's Girls. You have also probably heard some of his music too. He is the guitarist of chart-topping alternative band, F.U.N., and is the lead of his own successful rock bands, Steel Train and Bleachers.Bleachers is becoming increasingly popular and have played some of the biggest music festivals in the world. You can catch them yourself this summer as they will be going on a co-headlining tour with Charlie XCX.7. Jason Alexander / Newark, New Jersey
"Well the Jerk Store called, and they're running out of you."It's hard to go through an entire day without referencing "Seinfeld" at least once. The 90's comedy was one of the greatest programs to ever grace network television. It turns out that George Costanza himself was born in Newark and raised in Livingston.6. Buzz Aldrin / Glen Ridge, New JerseyFamous Astronaut. American hero. Jersey native. These are just some facts about the amazing Buzz Aldrin, but why tell you anything more about him when a video like this exists?5. Michael Angelakos / New Brunswick, New JerseyWhile many of you reading this might not recognize Michael Angelakos, you may have heard of his musical alter-ego Passion Pit. One of the first true success stories to come out of the Myspace generation of musical discovery, Passion Pit has become a staple of the indie rock genre.He recently released his third studio album, Kindred, and is currently on a summer headlining tour.4. Kevin Spacey / South Orange, New Jersey
Everyone's favorite ruthless politician was born in South Orange, NJ and since then has gone on to become one of the most successful and well know actors of his time. His most memorable films included "Usual Suspects," "Se7en," "L.A. Confidential," and "Pay It Forward."Currently, he is bringing the White House to it's knees as Frank Underwood on the Netflix Original Series, "House of Cards."3. Zoe Saldana / Passaic, New Jersey
After Avatar crushed the box office back in 2009, Zoe Saldana became one of the most in-demand actresses in Hollywood. Last summer she starred in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" and is set to reprise her role of Gamorra in the sequel, which will hit theaters May 5, 2017.2. Gerard Way / Summit, New Jersey
Formally of My Chemical Romance, Gerard Way is one of the most recognizable names in rock. Originally from Summit, NJ, Way has gone on to start a solo career and most recently his first album , Hesitant Alien.1. Paul Rudd / Passaic, New Jersey
Not only is this the second celebrity from Passaic on this list, but also the second Marvel superhero from Passaic. Paul Rudd has been acting since 1992 and has starred in countless hilarious comedies including "Anchorman," "I Love You, Man," "Knocked Up," and "The 40 Year-Old Virgin." This summer he will be hitting the big screen in a small way when he becomes the next Marvel superhero to make the jump from page to screen in "Ant-Man."Who's your favorite New Jersey celebrity? Sound off in the comment section below.
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