Famous Nevadans

Famous People Born in Nevada

See our top list of the most famous people from Nevada. We’ve chosen people like athletes, actors, civil rights activists, scientists and people from other walks of life that have come from the “The Silver State” state.

Eva Adams U.S. Mint, Wonder
Ben Alexander actor, Garfield
Andre Agassi tennis player, Las Vegas
Henry Fountain Ashurst politician, Winnemucca
Helen Delich Bentley newspaperwoman, Ruth
James Hubert Bilbray politician, Las Vegas
Hobart Cavanaugh actor, Virginia City
Abby Dalton actress, Las Vegas
James A. Gibbons politician, Sparks
Jack Kramer tennis player, Las Vegas
Paul Laxalt politician, Reno
Thelma Pat Nixon First Lady, Ely
Lute Pease cartoonist
Edna Purviance actress, Reno
Harry M. Reid politician, Searchlight
David Derek Stacton author, Minden
Jack Wilson Paiute Indian prophet, Esmeralda Cty
Sarah Hopkins Winnemucca author, Paiute interpreter, peacemaker, Humboldt River