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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.
  • David Hykes

    David Hykes

    Age: 67

    BirthplaceTaos, New Mexico

    David Hykes is a composer, singer, musician, author, and meditation teacher. He was one of the... more on Wikipedia
  • Al Unser

    Al Unser

    Age: 81

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico

    Alfred "Al" Unser (born May 29, 1939) is an American automobile racing driver, the younger... more on Wikipedia
  • Jan Clayton

    Jan Clayton

    Dec. at 66 (1917-1983)

    BirthplaceTularosa, New Mexico, United States of America

    Jan Clayton (August 26, 1917 – August 28, 1983) was a film, musical theater, and television... more on Wikipedia
  • Baron Vaughn

    BirthplaceUSA, New Mexico, Portales

    Baron Vaughn (born December 18, 1980) is an American comedian and actor, known for his... more on Wikipedia
  • Benjamin Alire Saenz

    BirthplaceNew Mexico

    Benjamin Alire Sáenz (born August 16, 1954) is an American poet, novelist and writer of... more on Wikipedia
  • Denise Chavez

    BirthplaceLas Cruces, New Mexico

    Denise Elia Chávez (born August 15, 1948) is a Chicana author, playwright, and stage director.... more on Wikipedia
  • Manuel Lujan, Jr.

    Manuel Lujan, Jr.

    Age: 92

    BirthplaceSan Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, United States of America

    Manuel Lujan Jr. (May 12, 1928 – April 25, 2019) was an American politician from New Mexico... more on Wikipedia
  • Bruce Cabot

    Bruce Cabot

    Dec. at 68 (1904-1972)

    BirthplaceCarlsbad, USA, New Mexico

    Bruce Cabot (born Étienne de Pelissier Bujac Jr., April 20, 1904 – May 3, 1972) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • Alisa Valdes

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico

    Alisa Valdes (born 1969 in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is an American author, journalist, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Robert Williams

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

    Robert L. Williams, often styled Robt. Williams (born March 2, 1943), is an American painter,... more on Wikipedia
  • Jerry McNerney

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

    Gerald Mark McNerney (born June 18, 1951) is an American businessman, politician, and the... more on Wikipedia
  • Edmund Cobb

    Edmund Cobb

    Dec. at 82 (1892-1974)

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, USA, New Mexico

    Edmund Fessenden Cobb (June 23, 1892 – August 15, 1974) was an American actor. He appeared in... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceLas Cruces, New Mexico

    Myrtle Potter is a consultant and advisor specializing in corporate strategy, corporate...
  • Jann K. Engel

    BirthplaceSanta Fe, New Mexico

    Jann K. Engel is a film art director and set designer.
  • Francisco Antonio Manzanares

    Francisco Antonio Manzanares

    Dec. at 61 (1843-1904)

    BirthplaceAbiquiú, New Mexico, United States of America

    Francisco Antonio Manzanares (January 25, 1843 – September 17, 1904) was a United States... more on Wikipedia
  • Demetria McKinney

    BirthplaceUSA, Florida, Fort Walton Beach

    Demetria Dyan McKinney (born August 27, 1979) is an American actress and singer. From 2006 to... more on Wikipedia
  • Michelle Roark

    BirthplaceArtesia, New Mexico

    Michelle Roark is a freestyle skier.
  • Helene Udy

    Helene Udy

    Age: 57

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico, USA

  • Leah Clark

    Age: 40

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

    Leslie Ann "Leah" Clark (born December 24, 1979) is an American voice actress, ADR director... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceLas Cruces, New Mexico

    Joseph Cervantes (born January 19, 1961) is an American attorney in private practice in Las... more on Wikipedia
  • Lydia Blanco

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

    Lydia Blanco is an actress and television producer.
  • Edward Young

    Edward Young

    Dec. at 82 (1683-1765)

    BirthplaceUpham, New Mexico

    Edward Young (c. 3 July 1683 – 5 April 1765) was an English poet, critic, philosopher and... more on Wikipedia
  • Kenny Bernstein

    BirthplaceClovis, New Mexico

    Kenny Bernstein (born September 6, 1944) is an American drag racer and former NASCAR and... more on Wikipedia
  • Paul Brinegar

    Paul Brinegar

    Dec. at 78 (1917-1995)

    BirthplaceTucumcari, New Mexico, USA

    Paul Alden Brinegar Jr. (December 19, 1917 – March 27, 1995) was an American character actor... more on Wikipedia
  • Cynthia Breazeal

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico

    Cynthia Lynn Breazeal (born November 15, 1967 in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is an Associate... more on Wikipedia