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5 Celebrities born in Albuquerque, NM

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Albuquerque, abbreviated as ABQ, is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Mexico.

Albuquerque is the 32nd-most populous city in the United States and the fourth-largest in the Southwest. It is the principal city of the Albuquerque metropolitan area, which had 915,927 residents as of July 2018.

Albuquerque is the county seat of Bernalillo County.

1. Jeff Bezos

Jeffrey Preston Bezos was born on January 12, 1964, in Albuquerque, NM. He is an American internet entrepreneur, industrialist, media proprietor, and investor. He is the founder and CEO[a] of the multi-national technology company Amazon. Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index.

The first centibillionaire on the Forbes wealth index. Jeff Bezos was named the "richest man in modern history" after his net worth increased to $150 billion in July 2018.

In August 2020, according to Forbes, Jeff Bezos had a net worth exceeding $200 billion. In 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, Jeff Bezos's wealth grew by approximately $24 billion.

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2. Demi Lovato

Demetria Devonne Lovato was born on August 20, 1992, in Albuquerque, NM. She is an American singer and actress.

She played in the children's television series Barney & Friends (2002–2004). Demi Lovato became known after playing as Mitchie Torres in the musical television film Camp Rock (2008) and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010).

Also, the former film's soundtrack contained "This Is Me", Demi Lovato's debut single, and a duet with Joe Jonas, which peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100.

Demi Lovato has sold over 24 million records in the United States and has also received numerous accolades, including an MTV Video Music Award, 14 Teen Choice Awards, five People's Choice Awards, two Latin American Music Awards, a Guinness World Record, and was included on the Time 100 annual list in 2017.

She is an activist for several social causes. Demi Lovato published a book, Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year (2013), and released the documentaries Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated (2017) and Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil (2021).

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3. Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris was born on June 15, 1973, in Albuquerque, NM. He is an American actor, singer, comedian, writer, producer, and television host.

Neil Patrick Harris is known primarily for his comedy roles on television and his dramatic and musical stage roles. He played in M.D. (1989–1993), How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014, for which he was nominated for four Emmy Awards), and Unfortunate Events (2017–2019).

Neil Patrick Harris hosted the Tony Awards in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013, for which he won four special class Emmy Awards.

He also hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2009 and 2013, and hosted the 87th Academy Awards in 2015, thus making him the first openly gay man to host the Academy Awards.

Neil Patrick Harris was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2010.[4] He is married to David Burtka. In 2010, they had twins via surrogacy.

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4. Lauren Sánchez

Lauren Wendy Sánchez was born December 19, 1969, in Albuquerque, NM. She is an American news anchor, entertainment reporter, media personality, actress, producer, pilot, and entrepreneur.

She is a frequent guest host on The View, former co-host on KTTV Fox 11's Good Day LA and anchor on the Fox 11 Ten O'clock News, and anchor and special correspondent on Extra. She has also been a regular contributor on shows including Larry King Live, The Joy Behar Show, and Showbiz Tonight.

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5. Annabeth Gish

Anne Elizabeth "Annabeth" Gish was born on March 13, 1971, in Albuquerque, NM. She is an American actress. Annabeth Gish played in films Shag, Hiding Out, Mystic Pizza, SLC Punk!, The Last Supper and Double Jeopardy.

On television, Annabeth Gish played Special Agent Monica Reyes on The X-Files, Elizabeth Bartlet Westin on The West Wing, Diane Gould on Halt and Catch Fire, Eileen Caffee on Brotherhood, Charlotte Millwright on The Bridge, and Sheriff Althea Jarry on the seventh and final season of Sons of Anarchy.

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