Yup, some of your favorite people do come out of New Mexico! Check them out below.
1. Professional Boxer Austin Trout
Trout was born in El Paso, Tx but was raised in New Mexico.
2. NFL Player Hank Baskett
Baskett was born and raised in Clovis, New Mexico. He played for the Minnesota Vikings, Philidelphia Eagles, and Indianapolis Colts. (PR Photos)
3. Singer Demetria McKinney
McKinney was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She got her start on television in “Tyler Perry’s House Of Payne” from 2006 to 2012. (PR Photos)
4. NFL Player Arian Foster
Foster was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He played for the University of New Mexico and then got drafted to the Denver Broncos in 1982.
5. NBA Player Damion James
James was born and raised in Hobbs, New Mexico. He played for the Houston Texans Basketball team.
6. Actress Shenita Moore
Moore was born in Miami, Florida but raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She’s known for her roles in “Grey’s Anatomy,” “American Crimes,” “Rizzoli & Isles” and many more.
7. Former NFL Player Ronnie Lott
Lott was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico before moving to California in middle school. He played for the University of Southern California before going on to play for the San Francisco 49ers in 1981.
8. Comedian Baron Vaughn
Vaughn was born and raised in Portales, New Mexico. He’s best known for his work on Nwabudike “Bud” Bergstein on the Netflix show “Grace and Frankie” and Tom Servo on the “Mystery Science Theater 3000.”
9. Former Olympic heptathlete Sheila Burrell
Burrell was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She represented the United States in twice in the Summer Olympics of 2000 and 2004.