North Shore Celebrities vs. South Shore Celebrities

Which shore has more star power?

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From left: Amy Poehler (Burlington) plays a cool mom in Mean Girls; Jennifer Coolidge (Norwell) portrays ‘Stifler’s mom’ in the American Pie series.

Would Robert Frost have approved of Rob Zombie? Would the world be the same without the Toll House cookie? The North and South shores’ most decorated denizens have contributed so much to society.


Jay Leno, comedian (Andover)

John Updike, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and short story writer (Ipswich)

John Cena, pro wrestler, rapper, and actor (West Newbury)

Alfred Marshall, founder of the Marshalls store chain (Lawrence/Beverly)

Rob Zombie, rocker and horror-film director (Haverhill)

Charlie Baker, Massachusetts governor (Swampscott)

Leonard Bernstein, composer and conductor (Lawrence)

Robert Frost, poet (Lawrence)

Nancy Kerrigan, Olympic figure skater and two-time world medalist (Stoneham)

Amy Poehler, actress and comedienne (Burlington)


John Adams, founding father and the second president of the United States (Braintree/Quincy)

Ken Casey, Dropkick Murphys frontman and bassist (Quincy)

John Cheever, novelist and short-story writer (Quincy)

Jennifer Coolidge, actress and comedian (also known as “Stifler’s mom”) (Norwell)

Steven Tyler, Aerosmith frontman (Marshfield)

Bobby Farrelly, film director and producer, Dumb & Dumber and There’s Something About Mary (Duxbury)

Ruth Graves Wakefield, inventor of the Toll House Cookie (Whitman)

R. Buckminster Fuller, architect and inventor of the geodesic dome (Milton)

Abigail Johnson, president and CEO of Fidelity Investments (Milton)

Luis Tiant, legendary Red Sox pitcher (Milton)

*** WINNER ***


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