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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.
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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 79
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 38
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 64
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 70
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 90
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 76
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 67
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 61
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 55
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 39
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 44
Michelle Roark is a freestyle skier.
Helene Udy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 56
Leah Clark is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From New Mexico
age 39
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 58
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 44
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 74
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 51
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