List of Famous people born in New Hampshire, United States of America
Amanda Leigh "Mandy" Moore is an American singer, songwriter, actress and voice actress. She rose to fame with her debut single, "Candy", which peaked at number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100. Her debut studio album, So Real (1999), received a platinum certification from the RIAA. The title single from her second studio album, I Wanna Be With You (2000), became Moore's first top 30 song in the U.S., peaking at number 24 on the Hot 100. Moore subsequently released the studio albums Mandy Moore (2001), Coverage (2003), Wild Hope (2007), Amanda Leigh (2009) and Silver Landings (2020).
Ryan Patrick Day is an American football coach and former college player. He is the 24th and current head football coach at Ohio State University. He played quarterback and linebacker for the New Hampshire Wildcats from 1998 to 2001 before he began his coaching career in 2002.
Chip Edward Kelly is an American football coach who is the head coach of the UCLA Bruins. He came to prominence as the head coach of the Oregon Ducks from 2009 to 2012, whom he led to four consecutive BCS bowl game appearances, including the 2011 BCS National Championship Game. This success led to him serving as a head coach in the National Football League (NFL) for four seasons, three with the Philadelphia Eagles and one with the San Francisco 49ers. Kelly's NFL career proved unsuccessful, only making the playoffs in his first season with Philadelphia, which resulted in him being dismissed from both teams. After leaving the NFL, Kelly returned to college football in 2018 to coach UCLA.
Paul Michael Levesque, better known by the ring name Triple H, is an American business executive, professional wrestler, and actor. Widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, he is the Executive Vice President of Global Talent Strategy & Development for WWE. He is also the founder and executive producer of NXT, and an occasional in-ring performer.
Sarah Kate Silverman is an American stand-up comedian, actress, singer, and writer. Her comedy addresses social taboos and controversial topics, such as racism, sexism, politics, and religion, sometimes having her comic character endorse them in a satirical or deadpan fashion. For her work on television, she has won two Primetime Emmy Awards.
Samuel Bode Miller is an American former World Cup alpine ski racer. He is an Olympic and World Championship gold medalist, a two-time overall World Cup champion in 2005 and 2008, and the most successful male American alpine ski racer of all time. He is also considered one of the greatest World Cup racers of all time with 33 race victories and being one of five men to win World Cup events in all five disciplines. He is the only skier with five or more victories in each discipline. In 2008, Miller and Lindsey Vonn won the overall World Cup titles for the first U.S. sweep in 25 years.
Christopher Thomas Sununu is an American politician who has served as the 82nd governor of New Hampshire since January 2017. A member of the Republican Party, Sununu was a member of the New Hampshire Executive Council from 2011 to 2017.
Matthew Charles Czuchry is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Logan Huntzberger on The WB television series Gilmore Girls (2005–2007) and Cary Agos on the CBS television drama The Good Wife (2009–2016). Since 2018, he has starred as Conrad Hawkins on the Fox medical drama series The Resident.
Victoria Arlen is a current television personality for ESPN, as well as an actress, speaker, model, and former American paralympian swimmer.
Jonathan Myrick Daniels was an Episcopal seminarian and civil rights activist. In 1965, he was murdered by a shotgun-wielding special county deputy, Tom Coleman, who was a construction worker, in Hayneville, Alabama, while in the act of shielding 17-year-old Ruby Sales. He saved the life of the young Black civil rights activist. They were both working in the civil rights movement in Lowndes County to integrate public places and register Black voters after passage of the Voting Rights Act that summer. Daniels' death generated further support for the civil rights movement.
Daniel Gerhard Brown is an American author best known for his thriller novels, including the Robert Langdon novels Angels & Demons (2000), The Da Vinci Code (2003), The Lost Symbol (2009), Inferno (2013) and Origin (2017). His novels are treasure hunts that usually take place over a period of 24 hours. They feature recurring themes of cryptography, art, and conspiracy theories. His books have been translated into 57 languages and, as of 2012, have sold over 200 million copies. Three of them, Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code, and Inferno, have been adapted into films.
Alvin Lucier is an American composer of experimental music and sound installations that explore acoustic phenomena and auditory perception. A long-time music professor at Wesleyan University, Lucier was a member of the influential Sonic Arts Union, which included Robert Ashley, David Behrman, and Gordon Mumma. Much of his work is influenced by science and explores the physical properties of sound itself: resonance of spaces, phase interference between closely tuned pitches, and the transmission of sound through physical media.
Trish Regan is a conservative American television talk show host and author. She formerly hosted Trish Regan Primetime on the Fox Business Network from 2015 to 2020.
Stephen Wilson Bethel is an American actor and producer. He is known for his roles as Wade Kinsella on Hart of Dixie, as Ryder Callahan on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, and as Agent Benjamin “Dex” Poindexter on the Netflix original series Daredevil. He is also the star and creator of the web series Stupid Hype on the CW's online platform CWD.
Kelly Ann Ayotte is an American attorney and politician who served as a Republican United States Senator from 2011 to 2017 and Attorney General for New Hampshire from 2004 to 2009.
Matthew Robert Bonner, also known as the Red Rocket or Red Mamba, is an American retired professional basketball player. Bonner played college basketball for the University of Florida before being selected by the Chicago Bulls with the 45th overall pick in the 2003 NBA draft. During his career Bonner played for the Toronto Raptors and the San Antonio Spurs with whom he won two NBA championships.
John Wilfred Bosa is a former professional American football defensive end who played three seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the Miami Dolphins. He played football for Keene High School in Keene, New Hampshire and received a full athletic scholarship to play football for the Boston College Eagles.
Jean Thompson Kasem is an American actress. She is the widow of radio personality and actor Casey Kasem.
Robert Neil Eggers is an American film director, screenwriter, and production designer. He is best known for his acclaimed horror films The Witch (2015) and The Lighthouse (2019). Eggers began his career as a designer and director of theatre productions in New York before transitioning to working in film.
Heather Ann Wilson is an American academic administrator and politician serving as the president of the University of Texas at El Paso. She previously served as the 24th Secretary of the United States Air Force from 2017 through 2019. Wilson was the president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City from 2013 to 2017, and she was the first female military veteran elected to a full term in Congress. She was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives for New Mexico's 1st congressional district from 1998 to 2009.