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Famous People From New Mexico

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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: 26

Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Demetria Devonne Lovato ( lə-VAH-toh; born August 20, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She made her debut as a child actress on the children's television series Barney & ...more

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Neil Patrick Harris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Age: 45

Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Neil Patrick Harris (born June 15, 1973) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, magician, and singer. He is known primarily for his comedy roles on television and his dramatic and ...more

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John Denver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Dec. at 54 (1943-1997)

Birthplace: Roswell, New Mexico, United States of America

Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, activist, and humanitarian, ...more

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Adrian Grenier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Age: 42

Birthplace: Santa Fe, USA, New Mexico

Adrian Grenier (born July 10, 1976) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Vincent Chase in the TV series Entourage (2004–2011). He starred in the films Drive Me Crazy, The Devil ...more

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Lauren Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Lauren Sánchez Age: 49

Birthplace: Albuquerque, USA, New Mexico

Lauren Wendy Sánchez (born December 19, 1969) is an Emmy Award-nominated American news anchor, entertainment reporter, media personality, actress, producer, pilot and entrepreneur. ...more
Ralph Kiner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Dec. at 92 (1922-2014)

Birthplace: Santa Rita, New Mexico

Ralph McPherran Kiner (October 27, 1922 – February 6, 2014) was an American Major League Baseball player and broadcaster. An outfielder, Kiner played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, ...more

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William Hanna is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Dec. at 91 (1910-2001)

Birthplace: Melrose, New Mexico, United States of America

William Denby Hanna (July 14, 1910 – March 22, 2001) was an American animator, director, producer, voice actor, cartoon artist, and musician whose film and television cartoon characters ...more
Adrienne Maloof is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Age: 57

Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Adrienne Maloof (born September 4, 1961) is an American businesswoman, television personality, shoe designer and co-owner of the various business holdings of Maloof Companies, which include a 2% ...more
Joel Spolsky is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Age: 54

Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Avram Joel Spolsky (born 1965) is a software engineer and writer. He is the author of Joel on Software, a blog on software development, and the creator of the project management software Trello. ...more
Elyse Sewell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Age: 36

Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Elyse Marie Sewell (born June 10, 1982) 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 ...more
Ronnie Lott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Age: 59

Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Ronald Mandel Lott (born May 8, 1959) is an American former professional football player who was a cornerback, free safety, and strong safety in the National Football League (NFL) for fourteen ...more

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Holly Holm is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Age: 37

Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Holly Rene Holm (born October 17, 1981) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. She is the former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion, and a former ...more

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Sidney M. Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Age: 67

Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sidney McNeill Gutierrez (Colonel, USAF, Ret.) (born June 27, 1951), 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)

Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Don Alvarado (born José Paige, November 4, 1904 – March 31, 1967) was an American actor, assistant director and film production manager.
Annabeth Gish is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Annabeth Gish Age: 47

Birthplace: Albuquerque, USA, New Mexico

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Lori Nelson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Age: 85

Birthplace: Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

Lori Nelson (born Dixie Kay Nelson; August 15, 1933) is an American actress and former model.
Colt McCoy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Age: 32

Birthplace: Hobbs, New Mexico

Daniel "Colt" McCoy (born September 5, 1986) is an American football quarterback for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Cleveland ...more

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Sam Etcheverry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Dec. at 79 (1930-2009)

Birthplace: Carlsbad, New Mexico

Sam "The Rifle" Etcheverry (May 20, 1930 – August 29, 2009) was a professional American and Canadian football player and head coach. Etcheverry played the quarterback position, most ...more
Ronny Cox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Age: 80

Birthplace: Cloudcroft, New Mexico, USA

Daniel Ronald Cox (born July 23, 1938) is an American actor, singer-songwriter, and storyteller. His best-known roles include Drew Ballinger in Deliverance (1972), George Apple in Apple's Way ...more

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Glenn Strange is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Dec. at 74 (1899-1973)

Birthplace: Weed, New Mexico, USA, New Mexico

George Glenn Strange (August 16, 1899 – September 20, 1973) was an American actor who mostly appeared in Western films. He is best remembered for playing Frankenstein's monster in three ...more
Conrad Hilton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Dec. at 92 (1887-1979)

Birthplace: San Antonio, New Mexico, United States of America

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

Birthplace: Lovington, New Mexico

Carolyn S. Shoemaker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Age: 86

Birthplace: Gallup, New Mexico, United States of America

Carolyn Jean Spellmann Shoemaker (born June 24, 1929) 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 ...more
Thomas Wakefield Blackbu... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Dec. at 79 (1913-1992)

Birthplace: Raton, New Mexico

Thomas Wakefield Blackburn (June 23, 1913 – August 2, 1992) was an American author, screenwriter and lyricist. His work included various Western novels and television screenplays, as well as the ...more
Steven Michael Quezada ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
Age: 56

Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

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