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Famous TV Actors from Birmingham

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List Rules Only TV actors who were born or grew up in Birmingham.

List of famous television actors/actresses who were born in Birmingham, with photos when available. These renowned Birmingham actors and actresses are listed by popularity, so the names at the top of the list will be the most recognizable. A few of these actors may not have technically been born in Birmingham, but everyone on this list grew up in Birmingham and considers it to be their home. This list includes Birmingham TV actors from every type of show, including cartoons where they might have done voice over work. If you grew up in Birmingham then you should be proud of these television actors whose birthplace is Birmingham. Various bits of information are available for these Birmingham celebrities as well, such as what year they were born and what shows they are known for. TV actors here include everything from Emmylou Harris to David Spade.This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Birmingham?" and "Who are the most famous Birmingham actors?"
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Courteney Cox is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous TV Actors from Birmingham
Friends, Family Ties, Cougar Town

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Courteney Bass Cox (born June 15, 1964) is an American actress, producer, and director. She is best known for her roles as Monica Geller on the NBC sitcom Friends, Gale Weathers in the horror ...more

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Agam Darshi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from Birmingham
Sanctuary, Dan for Mayor, Impact

Birthplace: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

Agamdeep Darshi is an English-born actress, now based in Los Angeles.
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Bruce Campbell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous TV Actors from Birmingham
Burn Notice, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, The Adventures of Brisco County

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Royal Oak

Nationality: United States of America

Bruce Lorne Campbell (born June 22, 1958) is an American actor, producer, writer and director. One of his best-known roles is portraying Ash Williams in Sam Raimi's Evil Dead franchise, ...more

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Amber Benson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous TV Actors from Birmingham
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Girltrash!

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Amber Nicole Benson (born January 8, 1977) is an American actress, writer, director, and producer. She is best known for her role as Tara Maclay on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and ...more
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Martin Shaw is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous TV Actors from Birmingham
Judge John Deed, The Professionals, Doctor in the House

Birthplace: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Martin Shaw (born 21 January 1945) is an English actor. He is known for his roles in the television series The Professionals, The Chief, Judge John Deed and Inspector George Gently. He has also ...more
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Cat Deeley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from Birmingham
Fame Academy, So You Think You Can Dance, The Big Fat Quiz of the Year

Birthplace: Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Catherine Elizabeth "Cat" Deeley (born 23 October 1976) is an English television presenter, actress, singer and model based in the UK and the United States. From 1998 to 2002, she ...more

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Arnold Pinnock is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from Birmingham
The Listener, The Bridge, Stoked

Birthplace: Birmingham, England

Nationality: Canada, England

Arnold Pinnock (born in Birmingham, England) is a Canadian actor who is perhaps best known for his appearance as Paul Greebie, Casey's guidance counselor, in Life with Derek. Pinnock's career ...more
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David Spade is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from Birmingham
Saturday Night Live, Beavis and Butt-head, Rules of Engagement

Birthplace: Birmingham, Michigan, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

David Wayne Spade (born July 22, 1964) is an American actor, stand-up comedian, writer, and television personality. He rose to fame in the 1990s as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, then ...more

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Kate Ashfield is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from Birmingham
Watership Down, The Diary of Anne Frank, Tsunami: The Aftermath

Birthplace: Birmingham, England

Nationality: England

Kate Ashfield (born 28 May 1972) is an English actress, earlier known for her award-winning roles as Jody in the Anglo-German film Late Night Shopping, as Sadie MacGregor in the British film ...more
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David Harewood is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from Birmingham
Homeland, Selfie, Robin Hood

Birthplace: Small Heath, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

David Harewood (born 8 December 1965) is a British actor. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He is known for playing CIA Counterterrorism Director David Estes in Homeland ...more
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Sarah Smart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from Birmingham
Wallander, Casualty 1909, Casualty 1900s

Birthplace: Birmingham, England

Nationality: England

Sarah Smart (born 3 March 1977) is an English actress.
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Ashley Crow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from Birmingham
Heroes, The Secret Circle, Probe

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Ashley Diane Crow (born August 25, 1960) is an American actress. She is best known for her role of Sandra Bennet on the television show Heroes.
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Adrian Lester is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from Birmingham
Hustle, Bonekickers

Birthplace: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Adrian Anthony Lester (born 14 August 1968), born Anthony Harvey, is an English actor, director, and writer.
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Felicity Jones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from Birmingham
The Worst Witch, The Diary of Anne Frank, Cape Wrath

Birthplace: Bournville, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

Felicity Rose Hadley Jones (born 17 October 1983) is an English actress. She started her professional acting career as a child, appearing at age 12 in The Treasure Seekers (1996). Jones went on ...more

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Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from Birmingham
The Osbournes, Osbournes Reloaded, Battle for Ozzfest

Birthplace: Aston, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (born 3 December 1948) is an English singer, songwriter, actor and reality television star who rose to prominence during the 1970s as the lead vocalist of ...more

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Christine Lahti is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from Birmingham
Christine Lahti Chicago Hope, Jack & Bobby, Operating Instructions

Birthplace: Michigan, Birmingham, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Christine Ann Lahti (born April 4, 1950) is an American actress and filmmaker. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 1984 film Swing Shift. Her other film ...more

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Louise Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from Birmingham
VR.5, The Stepford Husbands, The Boys of Twilight

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Estelle Louise Fletcher (born July 22, 1934), known professionally as Louise Fletcher, is an American actress. Fletcher had her acting debut in the television series Yancy Derringer in 1958. She ...more

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Kate Jackson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous TV Actors from Birmingham
Charlie's Angels, The Rookies, Scarecrow and Mrs. King

Birthplace: Birmingham, USA, Alabama

Nationality: United States of America

Lucy Kate Jackson (born October 29, 1948) is an American actress, director, and producer, known for her television roles as Sabrina Duncan in the series Charlie's Angels (1976–79) and Amanda ...more

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Nell Carter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from Birmingham
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Gimme a Break!, Ryan's Hope

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Nell Carter (born Nell Ruth Hardy; September 13, 1948 – January 23, 2003) was an American singer and actress. Beginning her career in 1970, Carter started in theater; singing and later crossed ...more

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Garfield Morgan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous TV Actors from Birmingham
The Sweeney, Shelley, Dear Mother...Love Albert

Birthplace: Birmingham, England

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

Thomas Timothy Garfield Morgan (19 April 1931 – 5 December 2009), known professionally as Garfield Morgan, was an English actor who appeared mostly on television and occasionally in films.Born ...more
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Terence Rigby is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from Birmingham
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Edward & Mrs. Simpson, Edward and Mrs Simpson

Birthplace: England

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

Terence Christopher Gerald Rigby (2 January 1937 – 10 August 2008) was an English RADA trained actor with a number of film and television credits to his name. In the 1970s he was well known as ...more
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Patrick Baladi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from Birmingham
The Office, Mistresses, No Heroics

Birthplace: Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Patrick Bashir Baladi (born 25 December 1971) is an English actor and musician. He is best known for playing Neil Godwin in the BBC Sitcom The Office, Michael Jackson in the Sky 1 drama Stella ...more
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Emmylou Harris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous TV Actors from Birmingham

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Emmylou Harris (born April 2, 1947) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She has released dozens of albums and singles over the course of her career and won 14 Grammys, the Polar ...more

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Robin Nedwell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from Birmingham
Doctor in the House, Doctor in the House, Doctor at Large

Birthplace: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

Robin Courteney Nedwell (27 September 1946 – 1 February 1999) was an English actor. He is best remembered for his role as Duncan Waring in the television comedy series Doctor in the House and ...more
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Trevor Eve is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous TV Actors from Birmingham
Waking the Dead, Shoestring, Heat of the Sun

Birthplace: Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Trevor John Eve (born 1 July 1951) is an English film and television actor. In 1979 he gained fame as the eponymous lead in the detective series Shoestring and is also known for his role as ...more