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This is a list of notable Bulgarian Americans, including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants.
To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Bulgarian American or must have references showing they are Bulgarian American and are notable.
- John Atanasoff - inventor of the first automatic electronic digital computer
- Christo - world-famous artist, known for projects such as The Gates and The Wrapped Reichstag
- Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev - writer, art historian and curator
- Miroslav Barnyashev - wrestler who goes by the name "Alexander Rusev", currently the defending champion in World Wrestling Entertainment
- Laura Chukanov - Miss USA 2009 competitor
- Bill Danoff - songwriter, singer
- Carl Djerassi - chemist, developed the first oral contraceptive pill, nominated as one of the greatest medical discoveries in the last 166 years
- Nina Dobrev - actress, famous for playing the lead role in CW's "The Vampire Diaries"
- Stephane Groueff - writer, journalist, wrote the book Manhattan Project: The Untold Story of the Making of the Atomic Bomb
- Dan Koloff - early 20th century wrestler
- Ted Kotcheff - film and TV director and producer, First Blood, Weekend at Bernie's
- Leah LaBelle - singer, finalist in American Idol
- Milcho Leviev - jazz pianist and composer
- Alex Maleev - comic book illustrator, artist best known for Marvel Comics' series Daredevil (vol. 2), collaborating with writer Brian Michael Bendis
- Angela Nikodinov - figure skater
- Victor Ninov - nuclear physicist
- Peter Petroff - inventor, engineer, NASA scientist, and adventurer
- Maria Popova - writer, critic and blogger; in 2012, she was named among the "100 Most Creative People in Business" by Fast Company magazine
- Svetla Protich - classical pianist
- Andre Roussimoff - professional wrestler, known as André the Giant.
- Dimitar Sasselov - astronomer and professor at Harvard University
- Kyril Vassilev (1908–1987) - portrait painter of royalty and American society during the mid-20th century
- Rita Wilson - actress, wife of American actor Tom Hanks
- Asen Yordanov - aviation constructor with a global recognition