- Carlos Frenk, Mexican/British cosmologist
Edward Lee Howard, American CIA Case Officer and alleged Soviet spy who defected to the Soviet Union in 1985, born in Alamogordo, New Mexico (d. 2002)
- Jayne Kennedy-Overton, actress (Penitentary), born in Washington, D.C.
- K K Downing, rock guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law)
- Nancy Jacobs, American politician (R), Senator Maryland (1999-2015), born in Charleston, West Virginia