Jersey gems: 25 glamorous celebrities you didn’t know were from New Jersey

 Actress Diane Guerrero attends 'Variety Latino's 10 Latinos to Watch' at Avalon Hollywood on September 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Mark Davis/Getty Images

New Jersey might not have the best reputation in movies and television, but believe it or not, some of the hottest names in Hollywood call it home. This list highlights 25 glamorous celebrities who were either born or raised in the Garden State. While you might know some of these big names as proud New Jerseyans, some of the A-listers below may surprise you!

Check out who made the cut below:

1. Rachel Zoe


Hometown: Millburn
Occupation: Fashion designer, stylist and writer
Where you know her from: The Rachel Zoe Project and working with today’s biggest celebrity and fashion houses

2. Meryl Streep

Who wears prada?

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Hometown: Summit
Occupation: Actress
Where you know her from: The Devil Wears Prada, Kramer vs. Kramer, Doubt, Into the Woods and many more

3. Whitney Houston

Queen????❤️ #whitneyhouston ALSO #follow @sanaalathan_fanatic ????

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Hometown: Newark
Occupation: Singer and actress
Where you know her from: “I Will Always Love You,” “Greatest Love of All” and The Body Guard 

4. Zoe Saldana

Honored to be on the cover! @instylekorea #tbthursday #lovemyjob

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Hometown: Passaic
Occupation: Actress and dancer
Where you know her from: Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy, Colombiana and Star Trek

5. Anne Hathaway

Happy #MetBall! Which is your favorite look?

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Hometown: Millburn
Occupation: Actress and singer
Where you know her from: The Princess Diaries, Les Misérables, Bride Wars and The Devil Wears Prada

6. Lea Michele


Hometown: Tenafly
Occupation: Actress and singer
Where you know her from: Glee and Scream Queens

7. Diane Guerrero


Hometown: New Jersey
Occupation: Actress
Where you know her from: Orange is the New Black

8. Jane Krakowski

Here comes GAYNE Krakowski! #JaneKrakowski

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Hometown: Parsippany
Occupation: Actress and singer
Where you know her from: 30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and She Loves Me

9. Keisha Knight Pulliam

#KeishaKnightPullium was the first to get AXED, by #DonaldTrump, on #CelebrityApprentice last night. Was it the wrong call? She may have only raised $7k as the Project Manager BUT at least she brought in something…more than Kate Gooselin. ???? The main reasoning used for her "firing" was the fact that Keisha did not use her connection to Bill Cosby to get him to donate ????…despite the fact that Keisha made it clear that she hasn't spoken to him in 5 years. I think she did right. You don't call up for favors of someone you don't speak with on the regular. Smh Did you watch? What's your thoughts? REMEMBER TO WATCH TONIGHT ON NBC ON IT'S REGULAR MONDAY NIGHT for an 2 episode showing starting at 8 pm EST.

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Hometown: Newark
Occupation: Actress
Where you know her from: The Cosby Show, The Love Letter, Beauty Shop

10. SZA

All she do is drink water overthink n sing

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Hometown: Maplewood
Occupation: Singer and songwriter
Where you know her from: TDE, Z, writing for artists like Beyonce, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna

11. Kirsten Dunst

On my way to the Cannes Film Festival, so honored to be a juror. Let the competition begin! ????????

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Hometown: Point Pleasant
Occupation: Actress
Where you know her from: Fargo, Bring It On, Spider Man and The Virgin Suicides

12. Laura Benanti


Hometown: Kinnelon
Occupation: Actress and singer
Where you know her from: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Nashville and Supergirl

13. Kelly Ripa

Almost show time!

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Hometown: Stratford
Occupation: Actress and TV host
Where you know her from: All My Children and Live! with Kelly

14. Lauryn Hill

love this pic ❤️

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Hometown: East Orange
Occupation: Singer, songwriter and actress
Where you know her from: “Ex-Factor,” “Killing Me Softly” and Sister Act II: Back in the Habit

15. Daisy Fuentes

#Repost @daisyfuentesstyle ・・・ #TBT Empire State of mind #NYC #DaisyFuentes #fashion #Icon #sohigh

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Hometown: Harrison
Occupation: TV Host and model
Where you know her from: MTV

16. Christina Milian

Sugar & Spice ????

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Hometown: Jersey City
Occupation: Singer and actress
Where you know her from: “Dip It Low,” Love Don’t Cost a Thing and Christina Milian Turned Up

17. Lauren Cohan

so much fun last night, and the film is AWESOME!!!! Hope y'all are having a good start to your week. ❤️Bobo.

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Hometown: Cherry Hill
Occupation: Actress and model
Where you know her from: The Walking Dead, The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural 

18. Michelle Rodriguez


Hometown: Jersey City
Occupation: Actress
Where you know her from: Fast & Furious, Girl Fight and Blue Crush

19. Naturi Naughton


Hometown: East Orange
Occupation: Actress and singer
Where you know her from: 3LW, Power and  Notorious

20. Queen Latifah


Hometown: Newark
Occupation: Actress, rapper and talk show host
Where you know her from: Living Single, Set It Off and The Queen Latifah Show

21. Laura Prepon


Hometown: Watchung
Occupation: Actress
Where you know her from: Orange is the New Black and That ’70s Show

22. Susan Sarandon

Going with a double breasted look for tonight. ???? #redcarpetready #lorealcannes2016

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Hometown: Edison
Occupation: Actress
Where you know her from: Thelma & Louise, Stepmom and Anywhere But Here

23. Wendy Williams


Hometown: Asbury Park
Occupation: Media personality and talk show host
Where you know her from: The Wendy William Show

24. Katrina Bowden

Another one from last night ????????#hardsellmovie

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Hometown: Wyckoff
Occupation: Actress
Where you know her from: 30 Rock

25. Chelsea Handler

If I have to keep my clothes on, I'm going to keep my legs open

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Hometown: Livingston
Occupation: Comedian and talk show host
Where you know her from: Chelsea Lately and Chelsea