NH Posted in New Hampshire February 20, 2016 by Kelly A. Burch You May Be Surprised To Learn These 9 Famous People Are From New Hampshire From brains to brawn to comedy gold, New Hampshire has sent some outstanding individuals into the world. Here are nine celebrities that you may not have known hail from New Hampshire. 1. Adam Sandler Celebrityabc/flickr This Hollywood super star was born and raised in Manchester, and his movies often highlight the Granite State. 2. Sarah Silverman David Shankbone/flickr The Comedy Central comedian was born in Bedford and attended school in Manchester. 3. Seth Meyers Anya Garrett/Wikimedia The Late Night host was also born in Bedford (there must be comedy gold in the water there). 4. John Irving Mariusz Kubik/Wikimedia The great American novelist was born in Exeter, and attended Phillips Academy Exeter and the University of New Hampshire. 5. Mandy Moore Mingle Media TV/Wikimedia The pop songstress was born in Nashua, before moving to Florida for most of her childhood. 6. Sam Huntington Keith McDuffee/Wikimedia The Not Another Teen Movie star was born in Peterborough and began his acting career in the Granite State. 7. J.D. Salinger RV1864/flickr After writing The Catcher in the Rye, Salinger retreated from New York City and the public eye to quiet Cornish. 8. Robert Frost Tracey Lee Carol/flickr The famous poet drew inspiration from the New Hampshire wilderness. 9. Dan Brown Philip Scalia/Wikimedia The Da Vinci Code author was born in Exeter and attended Phillips Academy Exeter. Not bad for a small state!