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List of famous people from Colorado, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Colorado, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Colorado you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Colorado, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

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If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Colorado?" or "Which celebrities were born in Colorado?" then this list is a great resource for you. And if Colorado sounds like a place you might want to settle down, head over and check out the best places to live in Colorado.

Heidi Montag is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Age: 32

Birthplace: Crested Butte, Colorado, United States of America

Heidi Blair Montag (born September 15, 1986) is an American television personality, singer, fashion designer, and author. Born and raised in Crested Butte, Colorado, she befriended Lauren Conrad ...more

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Karl Rove is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Age: 68

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Karl Christian Rove (born December 25, 1950) is an American Republican political consultant and policy advisor. He was Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff during the George W. Bush ...more

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AnnaSophia Robb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Age: 25

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States of America

AnnaSophia Robb (born December 8, 1993) is an American actress, singer, and model. She began as a child actress on television, making her leading debut as the titular role in Samantha: An ...more

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Kristin Davis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Age: 54

Birthplace: USA, Boulder, Colorado

Kristin Landen Davis (born February 23, 1965) is an American actress. She is known for playing Brooke Armstrong on the soap opera Melrose Place (1995–1996), and Charlotte York Goldenblatt on ...more

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Melissa Benoist is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Age: 30

Birthplace: USA, Littleton, Colorado

Melissa Marie Benoist is an American actress, singer and dancer. Benoist rose to prominence for her portrayal of Marley Rose on the Fox musical comedy-drama television series Glee. She made her ...more

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Michelle Waterson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Age: 33

Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America

Michelle Waterson (born January 6, 1986) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She is the former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion. Between ...more

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Ami Cusack is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Age: 46

Birthplace: Golden, Colorado, United States of America

Ami Cusack (born January 25, 1973) is a model and barista who was a contestant on Survivor: Vanuatu and Survivor: Micronesia. She is the former Charitable Director of Experimental and Applied ...more

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Douglas Fairbanks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Dec. at 56 (1883-1939)

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Douglas Fairbanks (born Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman; May 23, 1883 – December 12, 1939) was an American actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. He was best known for his swashbuckling roles ...more

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Duane Lee Chapman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Age: 66

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States of America

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Jake Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Age: 29

Birthplace: Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

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Chris Fowler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Age: 56

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States of America

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Jan-Michael Vincent is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Age: 74

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States of America

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Ruth Handler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Dec. at 86 (1916-2002)

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado

Ruth Marianna Handler (née Mosko; November 4, 1916 – April 27, 2002) was an American businesswoman and inventor. She served as the president of the toy manufacturer Mattel Inc., and is ...more
Kent Rominger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Kent Rominger Age: 62

Birthplace: Del Norte, Colorado

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Sierra Boggess is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Age: 36

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Sierra Marjory Boggess (born May 20, 1982) is an American theater actress and singer. She is best known for originating the role of Ariel in The Little Mermaid on Broadway and for her multiple ...more

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James Q. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Dec. at 81 (1931-2012)

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado

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Denver Pyle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Dec. at 77 (1920-1997)

Birthplace: Bethune, Colorado, USA

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Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenbu... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Age: 44

Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Dorothy Marie "Dottie" Metcalf-Lindenburger (born May 2, 1975 in Colorado Springs, Colorado) is a former American astronaut. In 2000, she married Jason Metcalf-Lindenburger, a fellow ...more

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Chauncey Billups is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Age: 42

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado

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Michael Rupert is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Age: 67

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States of America

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Kyle Howard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Age: 40

Birthplace: Loveland, Colorado, United States of America

Kyle Alan Howard (born April 13, 1978) is an American actor.
Katherine Ann Power is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Age: 70

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado

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Richard Hilton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Age: 63

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States of America

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Amanda Peterson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Age: 47

Birthplace: Greeley, Colorado, United States of America

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Jared Polis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Age: 43

Birthplace: Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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