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TV Actors from Memphis

Updated October 13, 2018 5.2k views98 items

List RulesOnly TV actors who were born or grew up in Memphis.

List of famous television actors/actresses who were born in Memphis, with photos when available. These renowned Memphis 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 Memphis, but everyone on this list grew up in Memphis and considers it to be their home. This list includes Memphis TV actors from every type of show, including cartoons where they might have done voice over work. If you grew up in Memphis then you should be proud of these television actors whose birthplace is Memphis. Various bits of information are available for these Memphis celebrities as well, such as what year they were born and what shows they are known for.

This list has everything from Justin Timberlake to Morgan Freeman.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Memphis?" and "Who are the most famous Memphis actors?"
  • 1

    Ginnifer Goodwin

    Once Upon a Time, Big Love
    Jennifer Michelle "Ginnifer" Goodwin (born May 22, 1978) is an American actress. She is known...  more

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  • 2

    Shannen Doherty

    Charmed, Beverly Hills
    Shannen Maria Doherty (; born April 12, 1971) is an American actress, producer, and television...  more

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  • 3

    Morgan Freeman

    The Twilight Zone, Another World
    Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor, film director, and film narrator....  more

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  • 4

    Lucy Hale

    Pretty Little Liars, Bionic Woman
    Karen Lucille Hale (born June 14, 1989) is an American actress and singer. Early in her...  more

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  • 5
    Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981), often known by his initials, JT, is an...  more

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  • 6

    Kathy Bates

    American Horror Story, Harry's Law
    Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American actress and director. She is the...  more

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  • 7

    Ric Flair

    WWE Raw, WCW Monday Nitro
    Richard Morgan Fliehr (born February 25, 1949), better known as Ric Flair, is an American...  more

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  • 8

    Andrew Stevens

    Emerald Point N.A.S., Code Red
    Herman Andrew Stevens (born June 10, 1955) is an American executive, film producer, director...  more
  • 9

    William Sanderson

    True Blood, Deadwood
    William Sanderson (born January 10, 1944) is an American character actor famous for his roles...  more

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  • 10

    Jerry Minor

    The Daily Show, Mr. Show with Bob and David
    Jerry Charles Minor Jr. (born October 4, 1969) is an American actor, comedian and writer known...  more
  • 11

    Cybill Shepherd

    Moonlighting, Cybill
    Cybill Lynne Shepherd (born February 18, 1950) is an American actress, singer, and former...  more

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  • 12

    Ben Browder

    Stargate SG-1, Farscape
    Robert Benedict Browder (born December 11, 1962) is an American actor, writer and film...  more
  • 13
    Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter,...  more

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  • 14

    Jerry Lawler

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    Jerry O'Neil Lawler (born November 29, 1949), better known as Jerry "The King" Lawler, is an...  more

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  • 15

    Chris Parnell

    Archer, Saturday Night Live
    Thomas Christopher "Chris" Parnell (; born February 5, 1967) is an American actor, voice...  more

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  • 16

    Lane Smith

    Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, V
    Walter Lane Smith III (April 29, 1936 – June 13, 2005) was an American actor. His well-known...  more
  • 17

    Olivia Cole

    Roots, North and South
    Olivia Carlena Cole (November 26, 1942 – January 19, 2018) was an American actress....  more
  • 18

    Elise Neal

    seaQuest DSV, Loving
    Elise Demetria Neal (born March 14, 1966) is an American actress. Her big break came with...  more
  • 19

    Steven Williams

    21 Jump Street, Legacy
    Steven Williams (born January 7, 1949) is an American actor in films and television. Williams...  more
  • 20

    Jimmy Hart

    WCW Monday Nitro, Impact Wrestling
    James Ray Hart (born January 1, 1943) is an American professional wrestling manager,...  more


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  • 21

    George Hamilton

    Jenny, Spies
    George Stevens Hamilton (born August 12, 1939) is an American film and television actor. His...  more

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  • 22

    Dan Schneider

    Head of the Class, Home Free
    Dan Schneider (born January 14, 1966) is an American actor, television writer, and producer....  more
  • 23

    Anne Haney

    Lime Street, Movie Stars
    Anne Ryan Haney, née Thomas, (March 4, 1934 – May 26, 2001) was an American actress of stage...  more
  • 24

    Kali Rocha

    Liv and Maddie, Teachers
    Kali Michele Rocha (born December 5, 1971) is an American actress. She is known for portraying...  more
  • 25

    Ashley Jones

    The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful
    Ashley Aubra Jones (born September 3, 1976) is an American actress. She is known for her roles...  more