Famous People From Nevada

Nevada holds the record for being the 9th least populated state in the whole of the USA. A vast portion of the state is covered by desert and the weather is mostly warm, making it a favorite among people who detest chilly weather. Although Carson City is the capital of Nevada, Las Vegas is the most popular tourist destination in the world. Vegas is flocked by people from all over the world, mostly for its clubs and casinos. There’s another reason why many people recognize Nevada – the kind of celebrities the state has produced. Tennis star Andre Agassi, former American first lady Patricia Ryan Nixon as well as actresses Jena Malone and Charisma Carpenter are a few celebrities from Nevada. Andre Agassi is considered to be one of the best Tennis players of all time and is an eight time winner of the ‘Grand Slam’ tournaments. His incredible performance also fetched him a gold medal in the 1996 Olympics. Scroll down to find the names of more famous people who hail from Nevada.
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Andre Agassi
(Former World No.1 Tennis Player and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Andre Agassi
30
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nicknamed “The Punisher,” former world number 1 tennis player Andre Agassi is an eight-time Grand Slam-winner and an Olympic gold medalist. He is the only male with a "Career Super Slam.” He is married to Steffi Graf. He now donates generously for children’s causes, through the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation.
 2 
Bryce Harper
(American Professional Baseball Right Fielder and Designated Hitter)
Bryce Harper
23
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 16, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra

Bryce Harper is an American baseball player who currently plays for the Philadelphia Phillies of MLB. Renowned for hitting home runs on Opening Day, Harper holds a unique record of being the first player in the history of MLB to hit five home runs on Opening Days before the age of 25.

 3 
Matthew Gray Gubler
(Actor, Director, Model, Painter)
Matthew Gray Gubler
65
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces

American actor, Matthew Gray Gubler, is best known for playing the character of Dr Spencer Reid in the popular and acclaimed television series Criminal Minds. He has also acted in films like 500 Days of Summer, Suburban Gothic and How to Be a Serial Killer. He won a Daytime Emmy Award for his role in the television series, The Beauty Inside.

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Jenna Jameson
(One of the World's Most Famous Adult Entertainment Performers)
Jenna Jameson
45
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries

‘The Queen of Porn’ with the name of an Irish whisky! Jenna Jameson may have hung up her shoes as a pornographic actress, but the world recognizes her as the most famous adult entertainment performer who dominated the x-rated film world during 1990s and early 2000s. The model and television personality says she is a gang-rape survivor.

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Tana Mongeau
(YouTuber, Vlogger)
Tana Mongeau
113
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: June 24, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer

Tana Mongeau is an American Internet personality who became famous by simply sharing her real-life stories on the internet. After accumulating a fan base, she then used her popularity to explore her musical skills by releasing singles. An openly bisexual woman, Tana Mongeau also serves as an inspiration to the LGBTQ community.

 6 
Dawn Wells
(Actress)
Dawn Wells
18
Birthdate: October 18, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: December 30, 2020

Actress Dawn Wells is best remembered for her role as Mary Ann Summers in the CBS sitcom Gilligan's Island. She studied theater arts and design at the University of Washington and made her TV debut soon after. Venturing into films as well, she went on to build a successful acting career. Besides acting, she was involved in many charitable endeavors.

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Dan Reynolds
(Lead Vocalist of the Pop Rock Band ‘Imagine Dragons’)
Dan Reynolds
39
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 14, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer

Dan Reynolds is an American singer, record producer, and songwriter. He is credited with founding the popular pop-rock band, Imagine Dragons, for which he serves as the lead vocalist. Also known for his philanthropic efforts, Reynolds helped form The Tyler Robinson Foundation, which helps young people battling cancer. He also supports people struggling with mental health.

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Jena Malone
(Actress and Musician Who is Known for Her Roles in Both Independent Films and Mainstream Blockbuster Features)
Jena Malone
26
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: November 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio

As a child actor, Jena Malone delivered a Saturn Award-winning performance in Contact. She later starred in Donnie Darko, Sucker Punch, Into the Wild. and The Hunger Games franchise. She also sings as part of Jena Malone and the Blood Stains and is a talented photographer who has held exhibitions.

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Mädchen Amick
(Actress and Director Known for Her Role as ‘Shelly Johnson’ on the TV Series ‘Twin Peaks’)
Mädchen Amick
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Birthdate: December 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Mädchen Amick is an American actress known for playing important roles in popular TV series like Twin Peaks and Witches of East End. Amick's portrayal of Shelly Johnson in Twin Peaks contributed immensely to the success of the series, which eventually attained a cult status; in 2018, a musician named Tobias paid homage to the series in her music video.

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Charisma Carpenter
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Cordelia Chase’ in Series ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and Its Spinoff 'Angel')
Charisma Carpenter
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Birthdate: July 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Charisma Carpenter is best known as Cordelia Chase from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off, Angel; Lacy from The Expendables film franchise; and Beth Sullivan from the Josh Kirby... Time Warrior! movie series. She has also posed for Playboy and appeared in the series Charmed and Veronica Mars.
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Ronnie Radke
(Lead Singer Of Rock Band 'Falling in Reverse')
Ronnie Radke
25
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Ronald Radke was the co-founder of the post-hardcore band Escape the Fate. After a prison sentence in his early career, he joined the band Falling in Reverse. He has also had a fairly successful solo career and was part of Revolver Magazine's list of 100 Greatest Living Rock Stars.
 12 
Carey Hart
(Professional Motorcyclist and the First to Perform a Back Flip on a 250cc Motorcycle)
Carey Hart
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer

Carey Hart is an American retired motorcycle racer and freestyle motocross competitor. Hart achieved popularity when he became the first motorcyclist to successfully execute a backflip maneuver during a competition on a 250cc motorcycle. He currently competes in off-road racing. Carey Hart is also known for founding the Hart & Huntington Tattoo & Clothing Company. 

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Kris Bryant
(Baseball Player)
Kris Bryant
19
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 14 
Brandon Flowers
(Lead singer and keyboardist of the Las Vegas-based rock band The Killers)
Brandon Flowers
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Ryan Bader
(Mixed Martial Artist: The First Fighter in Bellator History to Become Champion in 2 Weight Divisions Simultaneously)
Ryan Bader
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Corey Harrison
(Businessman)
Corey Harrison
12
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Pat Nixon
(First Lady of the United States from 1969 to 1974 as the Wife of President Richard Nixon)
Pat Nixon
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 16, 1912
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 22, 1993

Pat Nixon was an American educator who served as the First Lady of the US from 1969 to 1974 during which she promoted several charitable causes. She is also one of the most traveled First Lady in the history of the United States, accompanying her husband Richard Nixon on his trips to the Soviet Union and China among other countries.

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Ryback
(American Professional Wrestler)
Ryback
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Jillian Bell
(Actress & Comedian Known for Her Role in the Sitcom 'Workaholics')
Jillian Bell
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Birthdate: April 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Jillian Bell is best known for her performances as Jillian in the series Workaholics and Lorraine in the film Goosebumps. She was nominated for an Emmy for her writing work on Saturday Night Live. Fans also loved her in the films Godmothered and 22 Jump Street, and the sitcom Idiotsitter.
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Tony Mendez
(CIA Officer)
Tony Mendez
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 15, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: January 19, 2019
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DeMarco Murray
(American Football player)
DeMarco Murray
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Kristoffer Polaha
(Actor and Author Known for His Roles In the TV Series: ‘North Shore’, ‘Life Unexpected’ and ‘Ringer’)
Kristoffer Polaha
7
Birthdate: February 18, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Kristoffer Polaha is an American actor known for playing important roles in TV series, such as North Shore, Life Unexpected, and Ringer. Also known for his work in feature films and short films, Kristoffer Polaha was honored with the Jury Award for Best Actor at the 2016 Seattle Shorts Film Festival for his portrayal of Jodie King in Frontman.

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Kyle Busch
(American Professional Stock Car Racing Driver)
Kyle Busch
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Ryan Ross
(Singer, Musician)
Ryan Ross
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Thomas Ian Nicholas
(Actor)
Thomas Ian Nicholas
2
Birthdate: July 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Jenny Lewis
(Singer-songwriter)
Jenny Lewis
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 8, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Daveigh Chase
(Actress)
Daveigh Chase
5
Birthdate: July 24, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Kurt Busch
(American Professional Auto Racing Driver)
Kurt Busch
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Barry Zito
(Baseball player)
Barry Zito
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 13, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Peyton Meyer
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Birthdate: November 24, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Rutina Wesley
(Known for Her Roles as Tara Thornton on the HBO Television Series True Blood)
Rutina Wesley
10
Birthdate: December 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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David Taylor
(Wrestler)
David Taylor
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Arianny Celeste
10
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 12, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Frank Mir
(American Mixed Martial Artist and Former Two-Time UFC Heavyweight Champion)
Frank Mir
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 24, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Chumlee Russell
(Businessman and TV Personality Known for His Show ‘Pawn Stars’)
Chumlee Russell
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Birthdate: September 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo

A businessman and reality TV personality, Chumlee Russell is best known for appearing in the History Channel show Pawn Stars. In the show, he is often portrayed as the comic foil. He emerged as the breakout cast member and didn’t take long to become a fan favorite. He has been involved in several legal issues.

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Jack Kramer
(American Tennis Player of the 1940s and 1950s)
Jack Kramer
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 1, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: September 12, 2009
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Meaghan Martin
(Actress)
Meaghan Martin
5
Birthdate: February 17, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Cerina Vincent
9
Birthdate: February 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Kyle Van Noy
(American football player)
Kyle Van Noy
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Klete Keller
(American Former Competition Swimmer and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Klete Keller
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Casey Jennings
(American Beach Volleyball Player)
Casey Jennings
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Sunny Ozell
(Singer-Songwriter)
Sunny Ozell
8
Birthdate: December 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Catherine Cortez Masto
(United States Senator)
Catherine Cortez Masto
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 29, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
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Lorenzo Fertitta
(Entrepreneur)
Lorenzo Fertitta
6
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 45 
Greg Anthony
(Basketball player)
Greg Anthony
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 15, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 46 
RiceGum
(American YouTuber and Video Blogger)
RiceGum
24
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: November 19, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 47 
Roy Nelson
(American Mixed Martial Artist)
Roy Nelson
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Harry Reid
(United States Senator from Nevada from 1987 to 2017)
Harry Reid
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 2, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 28, 2021
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Zach Collins
(Basketball player)
Zach Collins
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 19, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
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Rolando Romero
(American Professional Boxer Who Held the WBA Interim Lightweight Title From 2020 to 2021)
Rolando Romero
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)