29.8k readers

Famous People From Maine

Updated December 19, 2018 29.8k views1.0k items

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

    BirthplacePortland, Maine, United States of America

    Anna Cooke Kendrick (born August 9, 1985) is an American actress and singer. She began her... more on Wikipedia

    More Anna Kendrick 

    33 Hilarious Times Anna Kendrick Proved She Is The Queen Of Interviews#69 of 269 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

  • Rachel Nichols

    BirthplaceAugusta, Maine, United States of America

    Rachel Emily Nichols (born January 8, 1980) is an American actress and model. Nichols began... more on Wikipedia
  • Patrick Dempsey

    BirthplaceLewiston, Maine, United States of America

    Patrick Galen Dempsey (born January 13, 1966) is an American actor and race car driver, best... more on Wikipedia

    More Patrick Dempsey 

    The Best Patrick Dempsey Movies#709 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

  • Stephen King

    BirthplacePortland, Maine, United States of America

    Stephen Edwin King is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction,... more on Wikipedia

    More Stephen King 

    The Best Television Adaptations of Stephen King's Work#91 of 1,172 The Best Writers of All Time

  • Victoria Rowell

    BirthplacePortland, Maine, United States of America

    Victoria Lynn Rowell (born May 10, 1959) is an American actress, writer, producer and dancer.... more on Wikipedia

    More Victoria Rowell 

    #142 of 225 The Greatest Black Actresses of All Time#80 of 81 Biracial Celebrities List

  • John Ford

    John Ford

    Dec. at 79 (1894-1973)

    BirthplaceCape Elizabeth, Maine, United States of America

    John Ford (February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973) was an American film director. He is renowned... more on Wikipedia

    More John Ford 

    #29 of 743 The Greatest Directors In Movie History#16 of 139 The Greatest Auteurs in Film History

  • Robert Crowley

    BirthplaceSouth Portland, Maine, United States of America

    Robert Crowley (born February 25, 1951) is a former teacher and reality TV personality, known... more on Wikipedia

    More Robert Crowley 

    #60 of 170 The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played#34 of 38 The All-Time Greatest Survivor Winners

  • David E. Kelley

    BirthplaceWaterville, Maine, USA

    David Edward Kelley (born April 4, 1956) is an American television writer and producer, known... more on Wikipedia
  • Percy Spencer

    Percy Spencer

    Dec. at 76 (1894-1970)

    BirthplaceHowland, Maine

    Percy Lebaron Spencer (July 19, 1894 – September 8, 1970) was an American physicist and... more on Wikipedia
  • Hiram Maxim

    Hiram Maxim

    Dec. at 76 (1840-1916)

    BirthplaceSangerville, Maine

    Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim (5 February 1840 – 24 November 1916) was an American-born British... more on Wikipedia
  • Harold Beverage

    Harold Beverage

    Dec. at 100 (1893-1993)

    BirthplaceNorth Haven, Maine

    Harold Henry "Bev" Beverage (October 14, 1893 – January 27, 1993) is perhaps most widely known... more on Wikipedia
  • Frederick G. Payne

    Frederick G. Payne

    Dec. at 74 (1904-1978)

    BirthplaceLewiston, Maine, United States of America

    Frederick George Payne (July 24, 1904 – June 15, 1978) was an American businessman and... more on Wikipedia
  • Margaret Chase Smith

    Margaret Chase Smith

    Dec. at 98 (1897-1995)

    BirthplaceSkowhegan, Maine, United States of America

    Margaret Madeline Chase Smith (December 14, 1897 – May 29, 1995) was a United States... more on Wikipedia
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    Dec. at 75 (1807-1882)

    BirthplacePortland, Maine

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American poet and... more on Wikipedia

    More Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

    #65 of 342 The Greatest American Writers of All Time#135 of 369 The Greatest Poets of All Time

  • Patty Griffin

    BirthplaceOld Town, Maine, United States of America

    Patricia Jean Griffin (born March 16, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. She... more on Wikipedia

    More Patty Griffin 

    The Best Patty Griffin Albums of All Time#389 of 602 The Best Female Vocalists Ever

  • BirthplacePortland, Maine

    Richard S. Wallace is an American author of AIML and Botmaster of A.L.I.C.E. (Artificial... more on Wikipedia
  • Gary Thorne

    BirthplaceBangor, Maine

    Gary Thorne (born June 9, 1948) is the lead play-by-play announcer for MASN. He has also... more on Wikipedia
  • Nelson Dingley, Jr.

    Nelson Dingley, Jr.

    Dec. at 67 (1832-1899)

    BirthplaceDurham, Maine, United States of America

    Nelson Dingley Jr. (February 15, 1832 – January 13, 1899) was a journalist and politician from... more on Wikipedia
  • Joan Wasser

    BirthplaceBiddeford, Maine

    Joan Wasser (born July 26, 1970), known by her stage name Joan As Police Woman, is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Elle Logan

    Elle Logan

    Age: 32

    BirthplacePortland, Maine

    Eleanor Logan (born December 27, 1987) is an American rower. She is the first American rower... more on Wikipedia
  • Victor A. McKusick

    Victor A. McKusick

    Dec. at 87 (1921-2008)


    Victor Almon McKusick (October 21, 1921 – July 22, 2008) was an American internist and medical... more on Wikipedia
  • Samuel Thurston

    Samuel Thurston

    Dec. at 36 (1815-1851)

    BirthplaceMonmouth, Maine, United States of America

    Samuel Royal Thurston (April 15, 1816 – April 9, 1851) was an American pioneer, lawyer and... more on Wikipedia
  • Heather Hemmens

    BirthplaceMaine, United States of America

    Heather Hemmens (born July 10, 1988) is an American actress, film director and film producer.... more on Wikipedia
  • Frank S. Black

    Frank S. Black

    Dec. at 60 (1853-1913)

    BirthplaceLimington, Maine, United States of America

    Frank Swett Black (March 8, 1853 – March 22, 1913) was an American newspaper editor, lawyer... more on Wikipedia
  • George H. Moses

    George H. Moses

    Dec. at 75 (1869-1944)

    BirthplaceLubec, Maine, United States of America

    George Higgins Moses (February 9, 1869 – December 20, 1944) was a U.S. diplomat and political... more on Wikipedia