NM top 10: Celebrities with ties to New Mexico!
We know NM is a pretty special place. The Food, culture, and even the people make it one of the most show-stopping places around! We’ve rounded up 10 celebrities that help make this place super awesome! Or did NM help make them super awesome? You decide!
Demi Moore: Director, Producer
Actress Demi Gene Guynes was born in Roswell, NM in 1962. Demi is known for such classics, such as Ghost, G.I. Jane and (ahem) Striptease.
Neil Patrick Harris: Actor, Singer, Comedian, and Magician
Harris was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and grew up in Ruidoso, New Mexico. He attended La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, graduating in 1991 with honors. Did you catch that he is a Magician too? Yep! I didn’t know that either. He is an award-winning magician and is the President of the Board of Directors of Hollywood’s Magic Castle. Cool!
John Denver: Singer, Songwriter
Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., was born in Roswell, New Mexico on December 31, 1943. Denver wrote multiple hits, such as Rocky Mountain High and became known as a humanitarian. His family was in the military and moved around a whole lot, but we are gonna claim him!
Julia Roberts: Producer and Actress
Demi Lovato: Singer, Songwriter, and Actress
Lovato was born on August 20, 1992, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She found fame as a child actor for the Disney Channel and later hosted the XX-factor Oh! and what’s up with famous Demi’s from NM?
Val Kilmer: Actor
Val Kilmer once owned a ranch in northern New Mexico and even thought about running for governor. Kilmer is now spreading his wings as an artist and is being represented by a Santa Fe art gallery. He likes to stencil Batman and words like “God” onto stretched canvas. So edgy, Val!
Anna Gunn: Actress
Anna Gunn was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico! She moved around but came back to film that one show…what was it? Oh..yeah! Breaking Bad!
Casey Messer: Actress, TV Host
Casey lived in Alamogordo, New Mexico since the age of 10. She graduate from New Mexico State University with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communications. Alamogordo is a pretty small town, So let’s high five it for helping produce someone noteworthy!
Holly Holm: Mixed Martial Artist
“The Preachers daughter” was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and grew up in near Bosque Farms. She graduated from Manzano High School in 2000. Holmes claim to fame is being the former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. You guys remember all of that, right?
Austin Trout: Professional Boxer
Austin “No Doubt” Trout graduated from Mayfield High School in Las Cruces, New Mexico. In his professional career, he held the WBA (Regular) super welterweight title from 2011 to 2013. Don’t let Austin’s tough exterior fool you, he’s actually a pretty cool guy.
There you have it, 10 celebrities that New Mexico is happy to claim. We know there are a lot more cool people that have ties to NM so feel free to comment any notable celebrities that we missed!