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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 33
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 39
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 53
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 71
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 59
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 68
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 59
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 70
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 48
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 31
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 34
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