New Jersey’s Most Famous Faces and Places

The biggest names and things in history and entertainment to come out of the Garden State

From the LifeMinute.TV Team

July 27, 2021

July 27th is National New Jersey Day. To celebrate the Garden State, here is some interesting info about Jersey and its famous citizens and the many movies and TV shows that have been set there.

Some of the state’s superlatives include having more diners than any other state; the site of the most battles during the Revolutionary War; and having the world's longest boardwalk, located in Atlantic City. With over 300 miles of coastline and a peninsula riverfront, New Jersey has over 50 resort cities and towns. Cape May is the oldest seaside resort in the United States.

In addition to its many shore towns, there are other places to visit in New Jersey including Princeton, and Morristown, which is where General George Washington established two winter encampments during the Revolutionary War. And there's Hoboken, which is known as the birthplace of both baseball and the great Frank Sinatra.

New York might be next door, but New Jersey is home to many things associated with the Empire State. Both New York NFL teams, the Jets and Giants, play at MetLife Stadium, and the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are within the waters of Jersey City.

New Jersey, like New York, has also been the backdrop for many movies and TV shows, including Clerks, War of the Worlds, A Beautiful Mind, Atlantic City, Lean on Me, The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, House, and of course, the reality shows Jersey Shore and The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

The state is also the birthplace of some big stars such as Nathan Lane, Meryl Streep, Joe Pesci, Jon Bon Jovi, Whitney Houston, Michael Douglas, Ice-T, John Travolta, Bruce Springsteen, Queen Latifah, Jerry Lewis, Paul Rudd, Jack Nicholson, Frankie Valli, Ed Harris, Danny DeVito, Lauryn Hill, Kelly Ripa, Ray Liotta, Kirsten Dunst, Zoe Saldana, Wendy Williams, Kevin Smith, Martha Stewart, the Jonas Brothers, Peter Dinklage, Halsey, Fetty Wap, and as previously mentioned, Frank Sinatra.

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