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Famous People From Wyoming

Updated September 15, 2018 35.8k views314 items

List of famous people from Wyoming, 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 Wyoming, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Wyoming 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 Wyoming, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

Geoffrey Lower and Ken Esquibel are included on this list.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Wyoming?" or "Which celebrities were born in Wyoming?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • Matthew Fox

    BirthplaceAbington Township, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Matthew Chandler Fox (born July 14, 1966) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles...  more

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  • Curt Gowdy

    Curt Gowdy

    Dec. at 87 (1919-2006)

    BirthplaceUSA, Wyoming, Green River

    Curtis Edward Gowdy (July 31, 1919 – February 20, 2006) was an American sportscaster, well...  more
  • Matthew Shepard

    Matthew Shepard

    Dec. at 22 (1976-1998)

    BirthplaceCasper, Grant Village, Wyoming

    Matthew Wayne Shepard (December 1, 1976 – October 12, 1998) was a gay American student at the...  more
  • James G. Watt

    BirthplaceLusk, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

    James Gaius Watt (born January 31, 1938) served as U.S. Secretary of the Interior from 1981 to...  more
  • Lynne Cheney

    BirthplaceCasper, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

    Lynne Ann Cheney (; née Vincent; born August 14, 1941) is an American author, scholar, and...  more
  • John Perry Barlow

    BirthplaceGrant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

    John Perry Barlow (October 3, 1947 – February 7, 2018) was an American poet and essayist, a...  more
  • Mildred Harris

    Mildred Harris

    Dec. at 43 (1901-1944)

    BirthplaceCheyenne, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

    Mildred Harris (November 29, 1901 – July 20, 1944) was an American film actress during the...  more
  • Steve Worster

    BirthplaceGrant Village, Rawlins, Wyoming

    Steve Worster (born 1949) is a former American football player. Following an outstanding prep...  more
  • Wally Wales

    Dec. at 85 (1895-1980)

    BirthplaceSheridan, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

    Wally Wales (born Floyd Taliaferro Alderson, November 13, 1895 – February 10, 1980) was an...  more
  • Isabel Jewell

    Isabel Jewell

    Dec. at 65 (1907-1972)

    BirthplaceShoshoni, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

    Isabel Jewell (July 19, 1907 – April 5, 1972) was an American actress most active in the...  more
  • Black Elk

    Black Elk

    Dec. at 87 (1863-1950)

    BirthplacePowder River

    Heȟáka Sápa (Black Elk) (December 1, 1863 – August 19, 1950) was a wičháša wakȟáŋ ("medicine...  more

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    #359 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#164 of 342 The Greatest American Writers of All Time

  • BirthplaceUSA, Cheyenne, Wyoming

    Arloa Reston (born March 8, 1978) is an American actress....  more
  • Sheridan Downey

    Sheridan Downey

    Dec. at 77 (1884-1961)

    BirthplaceLaramie, Wyoming, USA

    Sheridan Downey (March 11, 1884 – October 25, 1961) was a lawyer and a Democratic U.S. Senator...  more
  • John Buck

    John Buck

    Age: 40

    BirthplaceKemmerer, Grant Village, Wyoming

    Johnathan Richard Buck (born July 7, 1980) is an American former professional baseball...  more

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  • Rensis Likert

    Dec. at 78 (1903-1981)

    BirthplaceCheyenne, Grant Village, Wyoming

    Rensis Likert ( LIK-ərt; August 5, 1903, Cheyenne, WY, US – September 3, 1981, Ann Arbor, ...  more
  • Solomon Trujillo

    BirthplaceCheyenne, Grant Village, Wyoming

    Solomon Dennis "Sol" Trujillo (born November 17, 1951) is an American businessman, global...  more
  • Patricia MacLachlan

    BirthplaceCheyenne, Wyoming

    Patricia "Patty" MacLachlan (born March 3, 1938) is an American children's writer, who is best...  more
  • American Horse

    American Horse

    Dec. at 68 (1840-1908)

    BirthplaceBlack Hills

    American Horse (Oglala Lakota: Wašíčuŋ Tȟašúŋke in Standard Lakota Orthography) (a/k/a...  more
  • Jim Geringer

    BirthplaceWheatland, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

    James Edward Geringer (born April 24, 1944) is an American politician who was the 30th...  more
  • Jim J. Bullock

    BirthplaceCasper, Wyoming, USA

    James Jackson Bullock (born February 9, 1955), sometimes credited as Jim J. Bullock, is an...  more
  • BirthplaceCheyenne, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

    Alvin Laramie Wiederspahn, known as Al Wiederspahn (January 18, 1949 – October 24, 2014), was...  more
  • Anne Gorsuch Burford

    Anne Gorsuch Burford

    Dec. at 62 (1942-2004)

    BirthplaceCasper, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

    Anne Irene McGill Gorsuch Burford (April 21, 1942 – July 18, 2004), also known as Anne M....  more
  • Robert R. Wilson

    Robert R. Wilson

    Dec. at 86 (1914-2000)

    BirthplaceFrontier, Grant Village, Wyoming

    Robert Rathbun Wilson (March 4, 1914 – January 16, 2000) was an American physicist known for...  more
  • Paul Gosar

    Paul Gosar

    Age: 61

    BirthplaceRock Springs, Wyoming, USA

    Paul Anthony Gosar (; born November 27, 1958) is an American politician who has served as a...  more
  • Douglas M. Fraser

    Age: 67

    BirthplaceCasper, Grant Village, Wyoming

    Douglas Malcolm Fraser (born April 16, 1953), is a retired United States Air Force general who...  more