Streep is not the only popular actress to come from the Garden State. Here are some of the many famous stars born in our state.
Best known for starring in "Gidget, " the movie that kicked off the surf film craze of the 1960s, Dee remains a symbol of perky, American innocence. Many younger people know of this Bayonne native because of the satirical song "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee" from "Grease."
Born in Point Pleasant in 1982, this actress got her start at age 7 in Woody Allen's "New York Stories." She's best known for playing Peter Parker's girlfriend, Mary Jane, in the Spider Man movies.
This "30 Rock" actress was born in Parsippany in 1969. Her mother was taught theater, and Krakowski has had a successful career on stage and television.
Born in Cherry Hill in 1976, Larter was a successful teen model before starting a career in movies and TV. She now stars on "Heroes."
This Disney Channel actress was born in 1985 in Ocean Township, Monmouth County. Best known as the villain in "High School Musical," Tisdale is currently appearing in "Aliens in the Attic."