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List of famous people from Maine, 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 Maine, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Maine 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 Maine, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

This list below has everything from William Deering to Henry A. McMasters.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Maine?" or "Which celebrities were born in Maine?" then this list is a great resource for you.

Anna Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Maine
age 32 Anna Kendrick is an American actress and singer. She rose to international fame after her performance as Natalie Keener in Up in the Air, for which she received Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden ...more

Rachel Nichols is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Maine
age 38 Rachel Emily Nichols is an American actress and model. Nichols began modeling while attending Columbia University in New York City in the late 1990s. She transitioned into television and film ...more

Patrick Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Maine
age 52 Patrick Galen Dempsey is an American actor and race car driver, best known for his role as neurosurgeon Dr. Derek Shepherd on Grey's Anatomy. He saw early success as an actor, starring in a ...more

Stephen King is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Maine
age 70 Stephen Edwin King is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which ...more

Victoria Rowell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Maine
age 58 Victoria Lynn Rowell is an American actress, writer, producer and dancer. Rowell began her career as ballet dancer and model, before making acting debut in the 1987 comedy film, Leonard Part 6. ...more

John Ford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Maine
Dec. at 79 (1894-1973) John Ford was a film film director, film producer, actor and screenwriter.

Robert Crowley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Maine
age 67 Robert "Bob" Crowley is the winner of the reality television show Survivor: Gabon.

David E. Kelley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Maine
age 62 David Edward Kelley is an American television writer and producer, known as the creator of Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, The Practice, Ally McBeal, Boston Public, Boston Legal, and Harry's Law as ...more

Percy Spencer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Maine
Dec. at 76 (1894-1970) Percy Lebaron Spencer was an American engineer and inventor. He became known as the inventor of the microwave oven.

Hiram Maxim is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Maine
Dec. at 76 (1840-1916) Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim was an American inventor who moved to the United Kingdom at the age of 41. He remained an American citizen until he became a naturalized British subject in 1900. He was ...more

Harold Beverage is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Maine
Dec. at 100 (1893-1993) Harold Henry "Bev" Beverage is perhaps most widely known today for his invention and development of the wave antenna, which came to be known as the Beverage antenna and which for the ...more

Frederick G. Payne is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Maine
Dec. at 74 (1904-1978) Frederick George Payne was an American businessman and politician. A member of the Republican Party, he served as a U.S. Senator from Maine from 1953 to 1959. He previously served as the 60th ...more

Margaret Chase Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Maine
Dec. at 98 (1897-1995) Margaret Madeline Chase Smith was an American politician. A member of the Republican Party, she served as a U.S Representative and a U.S. Senator from Maine. She was the first woman to serve in ...more

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Maine
Dec. at 75 (1807-1882) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. He was also the first American to translate ...more

Patty Griffin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Maine
age 54 Patricia Jean "Patty" Griffin is an American Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter and musician. Known for her stripped-down songwriting style centered on the folk music genre, her ...more

Richard Wallace is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Maine
age 58 Richard S. Wallace is an American author of AIML and Botmaster of A.L.I.C.E.. He is also the founder of the A.L.I.C.E Artificial Intelligence Foundation. Dr. Wallace's work has appeared in the ...more

Gary Thorne is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Maine
age 69 Gary Thorne is the lead play-by-play announcer for MASN. He has also worked for ESPN and ABC, including National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, college football, and the Frozen Four ...more

Nelson Dingley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Maine
Dec. at 67 (1832-1899) Nelson Dingley, Jr. was a journalist and politician from the U.S. state of Maine. Dingley was born in Durham, Maine and attended the common schools at Unity, Maine and Waterville College. He ...more

Joan Wasser is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Maine
age 47 Joan Wasser, known by her stage name Joan As Police Woman, is an American musician and singer-songwriter. She began her career playing violin with the Dambuilders. Throughout her career, she has ...more

Elle Logan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Maine
age 30 Elle Logan is an American rower. She was born Eleanor Logan in Portland, Maine, currently resides in Boothbay Harbor and attended the Brooks School in 2003 in North Andover, Massachusetts for ...more

Victor A. McKusick is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Maine
Dec. at 87 (1921-2008) Victor Almon McKusick, internist and medical geneticist, was University Professor of Medical Genetics and Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA. He was a ...more

Samuel Thurston is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Maine
Dec. at 36 (1815-1851) Samuel Royal Thurston was an American pioneer, lawyer and politician. He was the first delegate from the Oregon Territory to the United States Congress and was instrumental in the passage of the ...more

Heather Hemmens is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Maine
age 33 Heather Hemmens is an American actress, film director and film producer. She is best known for her role as Alice Verdura in The CW series Hellcats. In 2014, Hemmens is starring in the upcoming ...more

Frank S. Black is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Maine
Dec. at 60 (1853-1913) Frank Swett Black was an American newspaper editor, lawyer and politician. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1895 to 1897, and the 32nd Governor of New York from ...more

George H. Moses is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Maine
Dec. at 75 (1869-1944) George Higgins Moses was a U.S. diplomat and political figure. He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1887 and Dartmouth College with the class of 1890. Moses was appointed the United ...more

Elliott Cutler is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Maine
Dec. at 59 (1888-1947) Elliot Carr Cutler CB, OBE was an American surgeon, military physician, and medical educator. He was Moseley Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Surgeon-in-Chief at Peter Bent ...more

Myrna Fahey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Maine
Myrna Fahey Dec. at 40 (1933-1973) Myrna Fahey was an American actress best known for her role as Maria Crespo in Walt Disney's Zorro and as Madeline Usher in the film version of Edgar Allan Poe's, The Fall of the House of Usher. ...more

Laurence Trimble is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Maine
Dec. at 69 (1885-1954) Laurence Trimble was an American silent film actor, writer and director. Trimble began his career as an actor in the 1910 silent Saved by the Flag. He made 100 silent films between 1908 and ...more

Cuke Barrows is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Maine
Cuke Barrows Dec. at 72 (1883-1955) Cuke Barrows was a baseball outfielder who played for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball from 1909 to 1912. Barrows played in 32 games and had a career batting average of .192.

Brian Mailhot is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Maine
age 42 Brian Mailhot is an American professional wrestler and mixed martial arts fighter, better known for his short stint in World Wrestling Entertainment's SmackDown! brand under the ring name of ...more

Vaughn Meader is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Maine
Dec. at 68 (1936-2004) Abbott Vaughn Meader, known professionally as Vaughn Meader, was an American comedian, impersonator, musician, and film actor. Meader began his career as a musician but later found fame in the ...more

Harry Oakes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Maine
Dec. at 69 (1874-1943) Sir Harry Oakes, 1st Baronet was an American-born British Canadian gold mine owner, entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. He earned his fortune in Canada and in the 1930s moved to the ...more

Leon Leonwood Bean is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Maine
Dec. at 95 (1872-1967) Leon Leonwood Bean was an American inventor, author, outdoor enthusiast, and founder of the company L.L.Bean.

T. A. D. Fessenden is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Maine
Dec. at 42 (1826-1868) Thomas Amory Deblois Fessenden was a U.S. Representative from Maine, the son of abolitionist legislator Samuel Fessenden, and brother of Treasury Secretary William P. Fessenden and congressman ...more

Fletcher Hale is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Maine
Fletcher Hale Dec. at 48 (1883-1931) Fletcher Hale was an American politician and a United States Representative from New Hampshire.

Bill Rollinson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Maine
Bill Rollinson Dec. at 82 (1856-1938) William Rollinson, was a Major League Baseball catcher who played in one game on June 17, 1884 for the Washington Nationals of the Union Association.

Lot M. Morrill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Maine
Dec. at 70 (1813-1883) Lot Myrick Morrill was an American statesman who served as the 28th Governor of Maine, in the United States Senate and as Secretary of the Treasury appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant. ...more

Willis Barnstone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Maine
age 90 Willis Barnstone is an American poet, memoirist, translator, Hispanist, and comparatist. He has translated the Ancient Greek poets and the complete fragments of the pre-Socratic philosopher ...more

Marion Sandler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Maine
Dec. at 82 (1930-2012) Marion Osher Sandler was the former co-CEO of Golden West Financial Corporation and World Savings Bank. In 2004, after 43 years running Golden West Financial Corporation, she was described by ...more

Erin Good is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Maine
age 32 Erin Elise Good is a beauty queen from Fairfield, Maine who competed in the Miss USA pageant in 2007. Good represented Maine in the Miss USA 2007 pageant which was broadcast live from the Kodak ...more

Tim Sample is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Maine
Tim Sample age 67 New England humorist Tim Sample, famous both for his presentation and his Maine accent, has sold well over a million copies of his books, albums, and videos. In the summer of 1993, Tim was ...more

Charles Frederick Hughes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Maine
Charles Frederick Hughes Dec. at 68 (1866-1934) Charles Frederick Hughes was an admiral in the United States Navy and served as Chief of Naval Operations.

Rufus William Bailey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Maine
Rufus William Bailey Dec. at 70 (1793-1863) Rufus William Bailey was the founder of Augusta Female Seminary, in Staunton, Virginia, and also president of Austin College, in Huntsville, Texas. Born in Maine, Bailey graduated from Dartmouth ...more

Marston Morse is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Maine
Dec. at 85 (1892-1977) Harold Calvin Marston Morse was an American mathematician best known for his work on the calculus of variations in the large, a subject where he introduced the technique of differential topology ...more

James Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Maine
Dec. at 64 (1744-1808) James Sullivan was a lawyer and politician in Massachusetts. He was an early associate justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, served as the state's attorney general for many years, ...more

Charles O. Hobaugh is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Maine
age 56 Charles Owen "Scorch" Hobaugh is a NASA astronaut and a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer. He has had three spaceflights, all of which were Space Shuttle missions to the International ...more

George Otis Smith is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Maine
Dec. at 73 (1871-1944) George Otis Smith was an American geologist.

Charles Rocket is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Maine
Dec. at 56 (1949-2005) Charles Adams Claverie —known by such stage names as Charlie Hamburger, Charlie Kennedy, and, most famously, Charles Rocket—was an American film and television actor. He was best known for his ...more

Oliver O. Howard is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Maine
Dec. at 79 (1830-1909) Oliver Otis Howard was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War. As a brigade commander in the Army of the Potomac, Howard lost his right arm while ...more

Christian McLaughlin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Maine
age 50 Christian McLaughlin is a screenwriter.