The following is a list of prominent people who were born in the U.S.

  • The following is a list of prominent people who were born in the U.S. state of Maine, live in Maine, or for whom Maine is a significant part of their identity: Contents: Top 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z </ul> </div> </table> A[edit] Angela Adams (born 1965); Designer; born in North Haven, Maine Erin Andrews (born 1978); ESPN sportscaster; born in Lewiston, Maine Dorothy Appleby (1906–1990); film actress from the 1930s and 1940s; born in Portland Katie Aselton (born 1978); actress, The League; born in Milbridge B[edit] Christopher Daniel Barnes (born 1972); actor, voice actor, The Little Mermaid, Spider-Man: The Animated Series, Day by Day; born in Portland Anna Belknap (born 1974); actress, Lindsay Monroe on CSI: NY; born in Damariscotta Joan Benoit (born 1957); first women's Olympic marathon champion; born in Cape Elizabeth Carroll Thayer Berry (1886–1978); printmaker, woodcut engraver, painter and photographer; born in New Gloucester, Maine Corey Beaulieu (born November 22, 1983); musician, guitarist in Trivium. Born in Brunswick, Maine Dennis Blair (born 1947); third U.S. Director of National Intelligence from 2009 to 2010 and retired four-star U.S. Navy admiral; born in Kittery Gordon Bok (born 1939) folk singer/songwriter; born in Camden Contessa Brewer (born 1974); news anchor for MSNBC; born in Parsonsfield Brett Brown; assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs; raised in South Portland Harry Brown (1917–1986); poet, novelist, screenwriter; born in Portland Scott Brown (born 1959); U.S. Senator of Massachusetts (2010–12); born in Kittery Brian Butterfield (born 1958); third base coach for the Toronto Blue Jays; born in Bangor C[edit] John Cariani, actor, Law & Order; grew up in Presque Isle Howie Carr, journalist, author, radio talk-show host; born in Portland Bill Carrigan (1883–1969); catcher and manager for the Boston Red Sox; born in Lewiston Josh Casaubon (born 1978), actor, Hugh Hughes on One Life to Live; born in Brunswick Joshua Chamberlain (1828–1914); American Civil War Major General, Governor of Maine (1867–71) Conrad Chase (born 1965), actor, singer; born in Portland Frank Churchill (1901–1942); Oscar-winning composer for many Disney animated films; born in Rumford William Cohen (born 1940); US Congressman (1973–79), Senator (1979–97), US Secretary of Defense (1997–2001); born in and Mayor (1971–73) of Bangor Samuel Colman (1832–1920); artist, writer, interior designer; born in Portland Susan Collins (born 1952); U.S. Senator from Maine; born in Caribou Ricky Craven (born 1966); ESPN broadcaster, NASCAR driver, born in Newburgh Ian Crocker (born 1982); three-time Olympic champion in swimming; born in Portland Earl Cunningham (1893–1977); folk artist D[edit] Bette Davis (1908–1989); actress; lived in Cape Elizabeth, Maine Owen Davis (1874–1956); Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist; born in Portland Howie Day (born 1981); singer; born and raised in Brewer Patrick Dempsey (born 1966); actor; born in Lewiston Dorothea Dix (1802–1878) pioneering advocate for treatment and care of handicapped and mentally ill Nelson Dingley Jr. (born 1832); Governor of Maine, US House of Representatives, Editor of Lewiston Journal Jeff Donnell (1921–1988); actress; born in Windham Paul Douglas (1892–1976); economist and Illinois senator from 1949 to 1967; partly raised in Onawa in Piscataquis County E[edit] Kevin Eastman (born 1962); comic book artist and writer; co-created the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; born in Springvale Monique Edwards; actress, Chicago Hope; born in Kittery Maxine Elliott (1868–1940); stage actress; born in Rockland George Barrell Emerson (1797–1881); educator; born in Kennebunk F[edit] Myrna Fahey (1933–1973); actress, Father of the Bride; born in Carmel Parker Fennelly (1891–1988); actor; born in Northeast Harbor Greg Finley (born 1984); actor, The Secret Life of the American Teenager; born in Portland Frank Fixaris (1934-2006); sportscaster; resident of Falmouth Ryan Flaherty (born 1986); infielder for the Baltimore Orioles; born in Portland James Flavin (1906–1976); film and television actor; born in Portland Francis Ford (1881–1953); actor, writer, director, brother of John Ford; born in Portland John Ford (1894–1973); film director, winner of 6 Oscars; born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, raised on Munjoy Hill in Portland Philip Ford (1900–1976); film director, nephew of John Ford; born in Portland Melville Fuller (1833–1910); eighth Chief Justice of the United States between 1888 and 1910; born in Augusta Charlie Furbush (born 1986); starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners; born in Portland G[edit] Joey Gamache (born 1967); Lightweight Champion who boxed from 1992 to 2000; originally from Lewiston, Maine Gladys George (1904–1954), actress, The Maltese Falcon, The Best Years of Our Lives; born in Patten Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Sr. (1868–1924), early advocate of scientific management and pioneer of motion study; born in Fairfield Everett Glass (1891–1966), actor; born in Bangor Charles Goddard (1879–1951), playwright and screenwriter for silent films; born in Portland Gary Gordon (1960–1993), Master Sergant in the U.S. Army who perished during Operation Gothic Serpent; born in Lincoln Noah Gray-Cabey (born 1995), teen actor, My Wife and Kids, Heroes; raised in Newry Patty Griffin (born 1964), Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter and musician; born in Old Town H[edit] Edwin Hall (1855–1938); physicist who discovered the "Hall effect"; born in Gorham John H. Hall (1781–1841); inventor of the M1819 Hall breech-loading rifle and a mass production innovator; born in Portland Marsden Hartley (1877–1943); artist, poet; born in Lewiston Juliana Hatfield (born 1967); guitarist/singer-songwriter; born in Wiscasset Heather Hemmens (born 1988); actress, Hellcats; raised in Waldo James Chico Hernandez (born 1954); Sombo Champion & Wheaties Fame, Washburn, Maine Joe Hill (born 1971); horror novelist; born in Hermon Patrick Aaron Hodgkins (born 1977); musician and bass guitarist for the alternative rock band As Fast As Will Holt (born 1929); singer, songwriter, librettist and lyricist; born in Portland J[edit] Dave Jackson (Maine game warden) (1902–1978), Allagash Wilderness Waterway guide Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909), novelist and short story writer, lifelong resident of South Berwick K[edit] David E. Kelley (born 1956); Emmy-winning television producer and writer; born in Waterville Anna Kendrick (born 1985); Oscar-nominated actress, Jessica Stanley in The Twilight Saga; born in Portland Sumner Kimball (1834–1923). General Supt. U.S. Life-Saving Service; born in Lebanon; raised in Sanford Owen King; author; raised in Bangor Stephen King (born 1947); horror novelist; born in Portland; raised in Durham Tabitha King (born 1949); horror novelist; born in Old Town L[edit] Linda Lavin (born 1937), actress, Alice; born and raised in Portland Ralph W. 'Bud' Leavitt Jr. (1917–94), longtime Bangor sportswriter, outdoor columnist, television host Tawny Little (born 1956); former Miss America in 1976; born in Portland Elle Logan (born 1987), 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in Women's rowing; born in Portland Alvin Orlando Lombard (1856–1937), inventor of continuous tracked vehicles, born in Springfield James B. Longley (1924–1980); first Independent Governor of Maine Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882); poet:Born and raised in Portland; attended Bowdoin College Leon Leonwood Bean (1872–1967); Founder of L.L. Bean the Maine outdoor sports, camping, hunting and fishing store. Also inventor of many products, such as the "Bean Boot. " M[edit] Marc Macaulay (born 1957); actor, Burn Notice; born in Millinocket Bob Marley, stand-up comedian; from Portland; born in Bangor Andrea Martin (born 1947), actress, comedienne, voice actress, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Kim Possible, Earthworm Jim; born in Portland H.S. Maxim (1840–1916); inventor of Maxim gun; born in Sangerville Cynthia McFadden (born 1956); co-anchor of Nightline and Primetime; born in Lewiston Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950); poet; born in Rockland George J. Mitchell (born 1933); former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Matthew Mulligan (born 1985); tight end for the New York Jets; born in Bangor and lived in Enfield Edmund Muskie (1914–1996); politician, Governor of Maine, and Vice Presidential candidate N[edit] Judd Nelson (born 1959), actor, Breakfast Club, Suddenly Susan; born in Portland Rachel Nichols (born 1980), actress, Alias, Star Trek, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra; born and raised in Augusta Stephanie Niznik (born 1967), actress, Everwood, Vanishing Son, Life Is Wild; born in Bangor O[edit] Harry Oakes, discovered second-largest gold mine in Canada. Later mysteriously murdered in the Bahamas which became basis of several books and movies; born in Sangerville Jeremiah O'Brien (1744–1818), naval officer of the American Revolutionary War; born in Kittery John O'Hurley (born 1954), actor, voice actor, TV personality; J. Peterman on Seinfeld; born in Kittery P[edit] Greenleaf Whittier Pickard (1877–1956), radio pioneer and 1926 IEEE Medal of Honor winner; born in Portland John A. Poor (1808–1871), developer of the Portland gauge Maine railway system; born in Andover Shirley Povich (1905–1998), sports columnist and reporter for The Washington Post; born in Bar Harbor Zach Porter (December 10, 1989), singer-songwriter for Allstar Weekend, born in Bath. R[edit] Esther Ralston (1902–1994); silent film actress; born in Bar Harbor Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869–1935); poet; born in Alna & raised in Gardiner Nelson Rockefeller (1908–1979), businessman, philanthropist, public servant, Vice President of the United States (1974–1977) and Governor of New York (1959–1973); born in Bar Harbor Charles Rocket (1949–2005), actor, Saturday Night Live, Tequila and Bonetti, Dumb and Dumber; born in Bangor Victoria Rowell (born 1959), actress, The Young and the Restless, Diagnosis: Murder, Dumb and Dumber; born and raised in Portland S[edit] Tim Sample (born 1951); Humorist and author; born in Fort Fairfield & raised in Boothbay Harbor Reta Shaw (1912–1982), character actress, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, Mary Poppins; born in South Paris Albion Woodbury Small (1854–1926); sociologist and founder of the first university department of sociology in the United States; born in Buckfield and raised in Bangor Samantha Smith (1972–1985); child peace activist, child actress; born in Houlton, Maine, later lived in Manchester, Maine. Olympia Snowe (born 1947); Congresswoman and U.S. Senator; born in Augusta & raised in Auburn Percy Spencer (1894–1970); inventor of the microwave oven; born in Howland Spose (born 1985); Rapper from Wells, Maine Andrew St. John (born 1982), actor, General Hospital, Life Is Wild; born in Millinocket Bob Stanley (born 1954); Major League Baseball player; relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, pitched in the 1986 World Series C.A. Stephens (1844–1931); Writer and gerontologist; born and died in Norway; much of his fiction is set near Norway C. J. Stevens (born 1927); Author; born in Smithfield and has lived in Philips, Weld, and Temple; much of his writing is set in Maine Noel Paul Stookey (born 1937); Folk singer and songwriter; member of Peter Paul and Mary group; settled in Blue Hill in mid-70's. T[edit] Phyllis Thaxter (born 1921), actress, Superman; born in Portland Brigadier Samuel Thompson (1734–1798), soldier of the American Revolutionary War; lived in Brunswick V[edit] Donald Valle (1908-1977), founder and owner of the Valle's Steak House restaurant chain; born in Italy, moved to Portland in 1912. Richard Valle (1931-1995), son of Donald Valle and owner of the the eponymously named Valle's Steak House; born in Portland Todd Verow (born 1966), filmmaker, cinematographer, actor; born in Bangor W[edit] Sam Webb; Chairman of Communist Party USA; born in Maine Janwillem van de Wetering (1931–2008); Dutch-born, Maine-based novelist who often wrote about Maine Clarence White (1944–1973); bluegrass, country rock, and rock guitarist; born in Lewiston E.B. White (1899–1985); essayist, author, humorist, poet; lived in Maine JoAnn Willette (born 1963); actress, Just the Ten of Us; born in Lewiston Nick Wyman (born 1950); actor, Die Hard with a Vengeance; born in Portland {{#invoke: Navbox | navbox }} {{#invoke: Navbox | navbox }}
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  • The following is a list of prominent people who were born in the U.S.
  • List of people from Maine
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