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

This list includes Abel Cullum, Nate H. Edwards and more.

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

Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 25 Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato is an American actress, singer, and songwriter who made her debut as a child actress in Barney & Friends. In 2008, Lovato rose to prominence in the ...more

Neil Patrick Harris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 44 Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, magician, singer, and television host. He is known for playing Barney Stinson in the television comedy series How ...more

John Denver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Dec. at 54 (1943-1997) Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, actor, activist and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer, ...more

Adrian Grenier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 41 Adrian Grenier is an American actor, producer, director and musician. He is most notable for playing the role of Vincent Chase on the Emmy nominated HBO original series Entourage.

Lauren Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 48 Lauren Wendy Sánchez is an American news anchor, entertainment reporter, and media personality. She is the co-host on KTTV Fox-11's Good Day LA and the station's Ten o'clock News. She was ...more

Ralph Kiner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Dec. at 92 (1922-2014) Ralph McPherran Kiner was an American Major League Baseball player. An outfielder, Kiner played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, and Cleveland Indians from 1946 through 1955. He also ...more

William Hanna is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Dec. at 91 (1910-2001) William Denby "Bill" Hanna was an American animator, director, producer, voice actor, and cartoon artist, whose film and television cartoon characters entertained millions of people ...more

Adrienne Maloof is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 56 Adrienne Maloof is an American businesswoman, television personality, shoe designer and co-owner of the various business holdings of Maloof Companies, which include a 2% stake in the Palms ...more

Joel Spolsky is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 53 Avram Joel Spolsky is a software engineer and writer. He is the author of Joel on Software, a blog on software development, and the creator of the product management software Trello. He was a ...more

Elyse Sewell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 35 Elyse Marie Sewell is an American fashion model. She is best known for her appearance as a contestant in the first cycle of the reality television series America's Next Top Model. She was named ...more

Ronnie Lott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 56 Ronald Mandel "Ronnie" Lott is a former American college and professional football player who was a cornerback, free safety, and strong safety in the National Football League for ...more

Holly Holm is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 36 Holly Holm is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight division. Holm is also a former professional boxer and kickboxer. During her boxing ...more

Sidney M. Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 66 Sidney McNeill "Sid" Gutierrez, is a former NASA astronaut.

Don Alvarado is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Dec. at 63 (1904-1967) Don Alvarado was an American actor, assistant film director, and film production manager.

Annabeth Gish is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 47 Annabeth Gish is an American actress. She has played roles in films Shag, Hiding Out, Mystic Pizza, The Last Supper and Double Jeopardy. On television, she played Special Agent Monica Reyes on ...more

Lori Nelson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 84 Lori Nelson is an American actress and former model.

Colt McCoy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 31 Daniel Colt McCoy is an American football quarterback for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the third round of the 2010 NFL ...more

Sam Etcheverry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Dec. at 79 (1930-2009) Sam "The Rifle" Etcheverry was a professional American and Canadian football player and head coach. Etcheverry played the quarterback position, most famously with the Montreal ...more

Ronny Cox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 79 Daniel Ronald "Ronny" Cox is an American character actor, singer-songwriter, and storyteller. His best-known roles include Drew Ballinger in Deliverance, George Apple in Apple's Way, ...more

Glenn Strange is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Dec. at 74 (1899-1973) Glenn Strange was an American actor who mostly appeared in Western films. He is best remembered for playing Frankenstein's monster in three Universal films during the 1940s and for his role as ...more

Conrad Hilton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Dec. at 92 (1887-1979) Conrad Nicholson Hilton was an American hotelier and the founder of the Hilton Hotels chain.

Jimmy Franklin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Dec. at 57 (1948-2005)

Carolyn S. Shoemaker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 86 Carolyn Jean Spellmann Shoemaker is an American astronomer and is a co-discoverer of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9. She once held the record for most comets discovered by an individual.

Thomas Wakefield Blackburn II is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Dec. at 79 (1913-1992) Thomas Wakefield Blackburn II, was an American author, screenwriter and lyricist. His work included various Western novels and television screenplays, as well as the lyrics to "The Ballad ...more

Steven Michael Quezada is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 55 Steven Michael Quezada is an actor, screenwriter, television producer and television editor.

David Hykes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
David Hykes age 65 David Hykes is a composer, singer, musician, author, and meditation teacher. He was one of the earliest modern western pioneers of so-called overtone singing, and has developed since 1975 a ...more

Al Unser is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 78 Alfred "Al" Unser is an American automobile racing driver, the younger brother of fellow racing drivers Jerry and Bobby Unser, and father of Al Unser, Jr.. Now retired, he is the ...more

Jan Clayton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Dec. at 66 (1917-1983) Jan Clayton was a film, musical theatre, and television actress.

Baron Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 37 Baron Vaughn is a comedian and actor known as a cast member on the USA Network television series Fairly Legal, on which he played legal assistant Leonardo Prince. As of 2013, he lives in Los ...more

Benjamin Alire Saenz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 63 Benjamin Alire Sáenz is an American poet, novelist and writer of children's books.

Denise Chavez is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 69 Denise Elia Chávez is an American author, playwright, and stage director.

Manuel Lujan, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Manuel Lujan, Jr. age 89 Manuel Lujan, Jr., is a Republican politician from the U.S. state of New Mexico who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1969 to 1989 and as the United States Secretary of the ...more

Bruce Cabot is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Dec. at 68 (1904-1972) Bruce Cabot was an American film actor, best remembered as Jack Driscoll in King Kong and for his roles in films such as the sixth version of Last of the Mohicans, Fritz Lang's Fury and the ...more

Alisa Valdes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 49 Alisa Valdes is an American author, journalist, and film producer, known for her bestselling novel, The Dirty Girls Social Club.

Robert Williams is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 75 Robert Williams is an American painter, cartoonist, and founder of Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine. Williams was one of the group of artists who produced Zap Comix, along with other ...more

Jerry McNerney is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 66 Gerald M. "Jerry" McNerney is an engineer, energy specialist, and the U.S. Representative for California's 9th congressional district, serving in Congress since 2007. He is a member of ...more

Edmund Cobb is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Dec. at 82 (1892-1974) Edmund Fessenden Cobb was an American actor. He appeared in 623 films between 1912 and 1966. He was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles from a heart attack.

Myrtle S. Potter is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 60 Myrtle Potter is a consultant and advisor specializing in corporate strategy, corporate governance and product development through her private consulting firm, Myrtle Potter and Company, LLC.

Jann K. Engel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 54 Jann K. Engel is a film art director and set designer.

Francisco Antonio Manzanares is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Dec. at 61 (1843-1904) Francisco Antonio Manzanares was an United States businessman and politician.

Demetria McKinney is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 38 Demetria Dyan McKinney is an American actress and singer. She is known for her work as Janine Shelton-Payne on the TBS comedy sitcom Tyler Perry's House of Payne. She was nominated for a 2009 ...more

Michelle Roark is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 43 Michelle Roark is a freestyle skier.

Helene Udy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 55

Leah Clark is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 38 Leah Clark is an American voice actress and ADR script writer/director working for Funimation and Okatron5000. She has provided numerous voices for Japanese anime series and video games.

Joseph Cervantes is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 57 Joseph Cervantes is an attorney in private practice in Las Cruces, N.M., and currently a member of the New Mexico Senate, representing the 31st District since 2012.

Lydia Blanco is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 43 Lydia Blanco is an actress and television producer.

Edward Young is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Dec. at 82 (1683-1765) Edward Young was an English poet, best remembered for Night-Thoughts.

Kenny Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 73 Kenny Bernstein is an American drag racer and former NASCAR and IndyCar team owner. He is nicknamed the "Bud King" for his success in the Budweiser King funny car and dragster. He has ...more

Paul Brinegar is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Dec. at 78 (1917-1995) Paul Brinegar was an American character actor. Brinegar made over 100 appearances between 1946 and 1994, appearing in many western films, and played the barman in Clint Eastwood's High Plains ...more

Cynthia Breazeal is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 50 Cynthia Lynn Breazeal is an Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she is the director of the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media ...more