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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 23
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 45
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
Died 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 42
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 49
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 57
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 54
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 36
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 59
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 37
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 67
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 85
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 32
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 80
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
Died 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 56
Steven Michael Quezada is an actor, screenwriter, television producer and television editor.