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Famous People From Nevada

Updated June 14, 2019 16.0k views545 items

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

Examples of people on this list include Jeff Rowe and Konstadina Kefala.

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

    GenderFemale

    Arianny Celeste (born Penelope López Márquez on November 12, 1985) () is an American ring girl and model. She is best known for being a ring girl for the UFC. She is also a co-host on TV show...  more

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  • John Huston

    Dec. at 81 (1906-1987)

    BirthplaceNevada, Missouri, United States of America

    GenderMale

    John Marcellus Huston (; August 5, 1906 – August 28, 1987) was an American film director, screenwriter, and actor. Huston was a citizen of the United States by birth but renounced U.S. citizenship to...  more

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  • BirthplaceLake Tahoe, Nevada, USA

    GenderFemale

    Jena Laine Malone (; born November 21, 1984) is an American actress, musician, and photographer. She began her career as a child actor, and became known for her roles in both independent films and...  more

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  • Kurt Busch

    Age: 42

    BirthplaceLas Vegas-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area, Nevada, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Kurt Thomas Busch (born August 4, 1978) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 1 Chevrolet...  more
  • Dawn Wells

    Age: 81

    BirthplaceReno, Nevada, USA

    GenderFemale

    Dawn Elberta Wells (October 18, 1938 – December 30, 2020) was a beauty queen and an American actress who became known for her role as Mary Ann Summers on the CBS sitcom Gilligan's Island....  more
  • BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada, USA

    GenderMale

    Alternative NameMatthew Gray Gubler

    Matthew Gray Gubler (born March 9, 1980) is an American actor, filmmaker, fashion model, painter, and author. He is best known for his role as criminal profiler Dr. Spencer Reid in the CBS television...  more

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  • BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada, USA

    GenderFemale

    Daveigh Elizabeth Chase ( də-VAY; née Chase-Schwallier; born July 24, 1990) is an American actress, voice actress, singer and model. She began her career appearing in minor television parts before...  more
  • BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    The Miss Nevada USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Nevada in the Miss USA pageant. While Nevada did well in the early years of the Miss USA pageant, they...  more
  • BirthplaceSparks, Nevada, USA

    GenderFemale

    Alternative NameMädchen Amick

    Mädchen Amick ( MAYD-chən AY-mik; born December 12, 1970) is an American actress. She is best known for her starring role as Shelly Johnson on the cult television series Twin Peaks (1990–1991), its...  more
  • Joey King

    Age: 21

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    GenderFemale

    Joey Lynn King (born July 30, 1999) is an American actress. She gained recognition portraying Ramona Quimby in the family comedy film Ramona and Beezus (2010), an adaptation of Beverly Cleary's book...  more

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  • Pat McCarran

    Dec. at 78 (1876-1954)

    BirthplaceReno, Nevada, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Patrick Anthony McCarran (August 8, 1876 – September 28, 1954) was a Democratic United States Senator from Nevada from 1933 until 1954. McCarran was born in Reno, Nevada, attended Nevada State...  more
  • Kevin Rose

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Robert Kevin Rose (born February 21, 1977) is an American Internet entrepreneur who co-founded Revision3, Digg, Pownce, and Milk. He also served as production assistant and co-host at TechTV's The...  more
  • BirthplaceReno, Nevada, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Julia Marie Mancuso (born March 9, 1984) is a retired American World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist. She won the giant slalom at the 2006 Winter Olympics, and was the silver medalist...  more

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  • BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Chelsie Kay Hightower (born July 21, 1989) is a ballroom dancer. She is known for being a regular dance partner, trainer and choreographer on the ABC competition show Dancing with the Stars, where...  more

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  • BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada, USA

    GenderMale

    Alternative NameThomas Dekker

    Thomas Alexander Dekker (born December 28, 1987) is an American actor and musician. He is known for his roles as John Connor in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Adam Conant on The Secret...  more
  • BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada, USA

    GenderFemale

    Rutina Wesley (born December 21, 1978) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Tara Thornton on the HBO television series True Blood and Nova Bordelon on the OWN television series...  more
  • BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada

    GenderMale

    Diezel Ky Braxton-Lewis is the son of Toni Braxton and Keri Lewis....  more
  • BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada

    GenderMale

    Denim Cole Braxton-Lewis is the son of Toni Braxton and Keri Lewis....  more
  • BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada, USA

    GenderFemale

    Stephanie A. Romanov (born January 24, 1969) is an American model and actress, best known for playing Lilah Morgan on Angel....  more
  • BirthplaceEly, Nevada

    GenderMale

    David Olson Ulrich (born 1953) is a university professor, author, speaker, management coach, and management consultant. Ulrich is a professor of business at the Ross School of Business, University of...  more
  • Renee Perez

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceHenderson, Nevada, United States of America

    GenderFemale

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  • BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada

    GenderMale

    Frank Klepacki is an American musician, video game composer and sound director, best known for his work on the Command & Conquer series. Having learned to play drums as a child, he joined Westwood...  more
  • BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Lily Mariye is an American television director, filmmaker and actress....  more
  • BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Charles Wright (born May 16, 1961) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his tenure with the World Wrestling Federation throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, where...  more

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  • BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Abby Dalton (born Marlene Wasden; August 15, 1932) is an American actress, known for her television roles on the sitcoms Hennesey (1959–1962) and The Joey Bishop Show (1962–1965), and the primetime...  more