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Famous People From New Mexico

Updated March 26, 2019 46.4k views868 items

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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  • Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From New Mexico

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

    Demetria Devonne Lovato ( lə-VAH-toh; born August 20, 1992) is an American singer,... more

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

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

    Neil Patrick Harris (born June 15, 1973) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer,... more

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  • John Denver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From New Mexico

    John Denver

    Dec. at 54 (1943-1997)

    BirthplaceRoswell, New Mexico, United States of America

    Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), known professionally as... more

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

    BirthplaceSanta Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

    Adrian Grenier (born July 10, 1976) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Vincent... more

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

    Lauren Sánchez

    Age: 50

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico, USA

    Lauren Wendy Sánchez (born December 19, 1969) is an Emmy Award-nominated American news anchor,... more
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  • Ralph Kiner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From New Mexico

    Ralph Kiner

    Dec. at 92 (1922-2014)

    BirthplaceSanta Rita, New Mexico

    Ralph McPherran Kiner (October 27, 1922 – February 6, 2014) was an American Major League... more

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  • William Hanna is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From New Mexico

    William Hanna

    Dec. at 91 (1910-2001)

    BirthplaceMelrose, New Mexico, United States of America

    William Denby Hanna (July 14, 1910 – March 22, 2001) was an American animator, director,... more
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  • Adrienne Maloof is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From New Mexico

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

    Adrienne Maloof (born September 4, 1961) is an American businesswoman, television personality,... more

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  • Joel Spolsky is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From New Mexico

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico

    Avram Joel Spolsky (born 1965) is a software engineer and writer. He is the author of Joel on... more
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  • Elyse Sewell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From New Mexico

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

    Elyse Marie Sewell (born June 10, 1982) is an American fashion model. She is best known for... more
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  • Ronnie Lott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From New Mexico

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

    Ronald Mandel Lott (born May 8, 1959) is an American former professional football player who... more

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

    Holly Holm

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico

    Holly Rene Holm (born October 17, 1981) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in... more

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

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico

    Sidney McNeill Gutierrez (Colonel, USAF, Ret.) (born June 27, 1951), is a former NASA... more
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  • Don Alvarado is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From New Mexico

    Don Alvarado

    Dec. at 63 (1904-1967)

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

    Don Alvarado (born José Paige, November 4, 1904 – March 31, 1967) was an American actor,... more
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  • Annabeth Gish is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From New Mexico

    Annabeth Gish

    Age: 49

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, USA, New Mexico

    Annabeth Gish (born March 13, 1971) is an American actress. She has played roles in films... more

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

    BirthplaceSanta Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

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

    Colt McCoy

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceHobbs, New Mexico

    Daniel "Colt" McCoy (born September 5, 1986) is an American football quarterback for the... more

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  • Sam Etcheverry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From New Mexico

    Sam Etcheverry

    Dec. at 79 (1930-2009)

    BirthplaceCarlsbad, New Mexico

    Sam "The Rifle" Etcheverry (May 20, 1930 – August 29, 2009) was a professional American and... more
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  • Ronny Cox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From New Mexico

    Ronny Cox

    Age: 82

    BirthplaceCloudcroft, New Mexico, USA

    Daniel Ronald Cox (born July 23, 1938) is an American actor, singer-songwriter, and... more
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  • Glenn Strange is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From New Mexico

    Glenn Strange

    Dec. at 74 (1899-1973)

    BirthplaceWeed, New Mexico, USA, New Mexico

    George Glenn Strange (August 16, 1899 – September 20, 1973) was an American actor who mostly... more
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  • Conrad Hilton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From New Mexico

    Conrad Hilton

    Dec. at 92 (1887-1979)

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, New Mexico, United States of America

    Conrad Nicholson Hilton (December 25, 1887 – January 3, 1979) was an American hotelier and the... more
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  • Jimmy Franklin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From New Mexico

    Jimmy Franklin

    Dec. at 57 (1948-2005)

    BirthplaceLovington, New Mexico

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

    BirthplaceGallup, New Mexico, United States of America

    Carolyn Jean Spellmann Shoemaker (born June 24, 1929) is an American astronomer and is a... more
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  • Thomas Wakefield Blackburn II is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From New Mexico

    Thomas Wakefield Blackburn II

    Dec. at 79 (1913-1992)

    BirthplaceRaton, New Mexico

    Thomas Wakefield Blackburn (June 23, 1913 – August 2, 1992) was an American author,... more
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  • Steven Michael Quezada is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From New Mexico

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

    Steven Michael Quezada is an actor, screenwriter, television producer and television editor.

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