Famous People from New Mexico

Jeff Bezos (1964 - ) Born Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen. The founder, president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Amazon.com. Born in Albuquerque, NM (1571)

Bruce Cabot (1904 - 1972) Born Etienne Pelissier Jacques de Bujac. An American film actor. He is best remembered as Jack Driscoll in King Kong and for his roles in films such as Last of the Mohicans, Fury and Dodge City. Born in Carlsbad, NM (1003)

Ronny Cox (1938 - ) Born Daniel Ronald Cox. An American character actor, singer/songwriter, and storyteller. His best known roles include Drew Ballinger in Deliverance, Richard Jones in RoboCop and Vilos Cohaagen in Total Recall. Born in Cloudcroft, NM (1004)

John Denver (1943 - 1997) Born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. An American singer-songwriter, actor, activist and humanitarian. His signature songs include "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Annie's Song", Rocky Mountain High", and "Sunshine on My Shoulders." Born in Roswell, NM (390)

Jack Gardner (1910 - 2000) Born James H. Gardner. A Hall of Fame college men's basketball coach. Known for coaching Kansas State University from 1939-1942 and 1946-1953, and thereafter coaching the University of Utah from 1953-1971. His complete collegiate record is 486-235. Born in Texico, NM (1574)

Annabeth Gish (1971 - ) Born Anne Elizaabeth Gish. An American actress known for starring roles in Shag, Mystic Pizza and Double Jeopardy. Her roles on television include Special Agent Monica Reyes on The X-Files and as Eileen Caffee on the Showtime drama Brotherhood. Born in Albuquerque, NM (1005)

Anna Gunn (1968 - ) An American actress. Best known for her roles as ADA Jean Ward on The Practice, Martha Bullock on Deadwood, and Skyler White on Breaking Bad. Born in Santa Fe, NM (1006)

William Hanna (1910 - 2001) An American Animator who created "Yogi Bear" and "The Flintstones" cartoons. He was also a director, producer, cartoon artist, and co-founder of Hanna-Barbara. Born in Melrose, NM (388)

Neil Patrick Harris (1973 - ) An American acator, writer, producer, director, comedian and singer. He is known for playing Barney Stinson in the TV series How I Met Your Mother and for playing Doogie Howser, M.D. Some of his films include Starship Troopers, Beastly, and Gone Girl. Born in Albuquerque, NM (394)

Conrad Hilton (1887 - 1979) An American hotelier who founded the Hilton Hotel chain. Born in Socorro County, NM (389)

Ronnie Lott (1959 - ) Born Ronald Mandel Lott. A former American football player who starred as a cornerback, free safety, and strong safety in college football and the NFL. He is widely considered one of the best defensive backs in NFL history. Born in Albuquerque, NM (1572)

Benito Martinez (1963 - ) An American actor. Best known for his roles as David Aceveda in the series The Shield and as Luis Torres in Sons of Anarchy. Born in Albuquerque, NM (1007)

Demi Moore (1962 - ) Born Demi Guynes. An American actress, filmmaker, former songwriter, and model. Some of her films include St. Elmo's Fire, About Last Night, Ghost, and Indecent Proposal. Born in Roswell, NM (397)

Jay Roach (1957 - ) An American film director, screenwriter and producer. Best known for directing the Austin Powers films and Meet the Parents. Born in Albuquerque, NM (1008)

Kim Stanley (1925 - 2001) Born Patricia Kimberley Reid. An American actress, primarily in theatre but with occasional film performances. Born in Tularosa, NM (1009)

French Stewart (1964 - ) Born Milton French Stewart. An American actor, best known for his role as Harry Solomon on the 1990s sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun. Born in Albuquerque, NM (1010)

Raoul Trujillo (1955 - ) An American actor, dancer, and choreographer. A former soloist with the Nikolais Dance Theatre and the original choreographer and co-director for the American Indian Dance Theatre. Born in Santa Fe, NM (1011)

Jeremy Ray Valdez (1980 - ) An American actor. He has appeared in commercials for Coca Cola, McDonalds, Six Flags and Verizon. He has had roles on TV shows such as ER, NCIS, 24, JAG and The Shield. Born in Santa Fe, NM (1012)