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List Rules Only 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?"

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Ginnifer Goodwin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Once Upon a Time, Big Love, Conan Jennifer Michelle Goodwin, known professionally as Ginnifer Goodwin, is an American television and film actress. She is best known for her role as Margene Heffman on Big Love, and for her roles ...more

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Shannen Doherty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Charmed, Beverly Hills, 90210 Shannen Maria Doherty is an American actress, producer, author, and television director. She is known for her roles as Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills, 90210, and as Prue Halliwell in Charmed.

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Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
The Twilight Zone, Another World, Ryan's Hope Morgan Freeman is an American actor, film director, and narrator. Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank ...more

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Lucy Hale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Pretty Little Liars, Bionic Woman, Privileged Lucy Hale is an American actress and singer. Hale was one of five winners of the reality show American Juniors. She is best known for her role as Aria Montgomery on the ABC Family series Pretty ...more

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Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child. ...more

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Kathy Bates is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
American Horror Story, Harry's Law, Annie Kathleen Doyle "Kathy" Bates is an American actress and film director. After appearing in several minor roles in film and television during the 1970s and the 1980s, Bates rose to ...more

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Ric Flair is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
WWE Raw, WCW Monday Nitro, Impact Wrestling Richard Morgan "Ric" Fliehr is a semi-retired professional wrestler currently signed to the WWE. He is better known by his ring name Ric Flair. Also known as "The Nature ...more

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Andrew Stevens is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Emerald Point N.A.S., Code Red, Hollywood Wives Andrew Stevens is an American executive, film producer, director and actor.

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William Sanderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
True Blood, Deadwood, Newhart William Sanderson is an American character actor famous for his role as Larry on the 1980s television series Newhart.

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Jerry Minor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
The Daily Show, Mr. Show with Bob and David, Lucky Louie Jerry C. Minor is an American actor, comedian and writer known for his comedic roles in numerous television programs such as Mr. Show, Saturday Night Live, Delocated, Brickleberry, Unbreakable ...more

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Cybill Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Moonlighting, Cybill, The Client List Cybill Lynne Shepherd is an American actress, singer and former model. Shepherd's better known roles include Jacy in The Last Picture Show, Kelly in The Heartbreak Kid, Betsy in Taxi Driver, ...more

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Ben Browder is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Stargate SG-1, Farscape, Justice League Robert Benedict "Ben" Browder is an American actor and writer, known for his roles as John Crichton in Farscape and Cameron Mitchell in Stargate SG-1.

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Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Aretha Louise Franklin was an American singer and songwriter. She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was ...more

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Jerry Lawler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
ECW Hardcore TV, XFL, Saturday Night's Main Event Jerry O'Neil Lawler is an American semi-retired professional wrestler and color commentator. He is currently signed to WWE, where he serves as the color commentator on SmackDown and WWE ...more

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Chris Parnell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Archer, Saturday Night Live, WordGirl Thomas Christopher "Chris" Parnell is an American actor, comedian, and singer. He is best known as a cast member on NBC's Saturday Night Live from 1998–2006 and for his role as Dr. Leo ...more

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Lane Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, V, From the Earth to the Moon Walter Lane Smith III, known as Lane Smith, was an American actor. Some of his well known roles included portraying collaborator entrepreneur Nathan Bates in the NBC television series V, Mayor ...more

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Olivia Cole is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Roots, North and South, The Women of Brewster Place Olivia Cole is an American actress.

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Elise Neal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
seaQuest DSV, Loving, All of Us Elise Neal is an American film and television actress. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Yvonne Hughley in the ABC/UPN sitcom The Hughleys and Hallie in the horror film Scream 2. Neal ...more

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Steven Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
21 Jump Street, Legacy, Linc's Steven Williams is an American actor of films and television. Williams was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and raised in Chicago. He is known for his role as Captain Adam Fuller on the Fox Network's ...more

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Jimmy Hart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
WCW Monday Nitro, Impact Wrestling, WCW Thunder James Ray "Jimmy" Hart is an American professional wrestling manager, executive, composer, and musician currently signed with WWE in a Legends deal. He is best known for his work in ...more

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George Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Jenny, Spies, Paris 7000 George Stevens Hamilton is an American film and television actor. He has been nominated for a Golden Globe for his performances in Love at First Bite and Zorro, The Gay Blade.

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Dan Schneider is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Head of the Class, Home Free Dan Schneider is an American songwriter, actor, screenwriter, and producer of films and television. After appearing in mostly supporting roles in a number of 1980s and 1990s films and TV shows, ...more

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Anne Haney is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Lime Street, Movie Stars, Leaving L.A. Anne Haney was an American actress of stage and screen, perhaps best known for her roles as social worker Mrs. Sellner in Mrs. Doubtfire and Greta the secretary in Liar Liar.

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Kali Rocha is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Liv and Maddie, Teachers, Sherri Kali Michele Rocha is an American actress.

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Ashley Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful Ashley Aubra Jones is an American television actress. She is best known for her roles in soap operas as Megan Dennison on The Young and the Restless and as Dr. Bridget Forrester on The Bold and ...more

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Kevin Thorn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
ECW, Saturday Night's Main Event Kevin Matthew Fertig is an American professional wrestler. He is best known for working with World Wrestling Entertainment under the ring names Mordecai and Kevin Thorn. Fertig made his ...more

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Adrienne Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Xena: Warrior Princess, Interceptor Force 2, As If Adrienne Marie Wilkinson is an American actress, best known for played Livia/Eve, the daughter of Xena in the TV series Xena: Warrior Princess, and as the voice and model for Maris Brood in Star ...more

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Michael Beck is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Robin's Hoods, Houston Knights John Michael Beck Taylor, commonly known as Michael Beck, is an American actor, perhaps best known for his role as Swan in the 1979 film, The Warriors.

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Dee Dee Bridgewater is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Another Life Dee Dee Bridgewater is an American jazz singer. She is a three-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter, as well as a Tony Award - winning stage actress and host of National Public Radio's ...more

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Red West is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Black Sheep Squadron, The Duke Robert Gene "Red" West is an American actor, film stuntman and songwriter. He was a close high school friend of rock and roll singer Elvis Presley. He is probably best known to ...more

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Rosanne Cash is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Television Parts Rosanne Cash is an American singer-songwriter and author. She is the eldest daughter of country music icon Johnny Cash and his first wife, Vivian Liberto Cash Distin. Although Cash is often ...more

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Nelson Frazier, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Saturday Night's Main Event Nelson Frazier Jr. was an American professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment in the 1990s and 2000s under the ring ...more

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Chris Ellis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Chris Ellis is an American film and television actor.

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Sarah Jane Morris is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Brothers & Sisters, Windfall Sarah Jane Morris is an American actress best known for her role as Julia Walker in the ABC drama series Brothers & Sisters.

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Hal Needham is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Hal Brett Needham was an American stuntman and film director. He is best known for his frequent collaborations with actor Burt Reynolds, usually in films involving fast cars, such as Smokey and ...more

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Brian Christopher is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
USA Championship Wrestling, AWE Overload, Memphis Wrestling Brian Christopher Lawler is an American professional wrestler. He is the son of color commentator and professional wrestler Jerry "The King" Lawler and brother of wrestling referee ...more

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Vicellous Reon Shannon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Dangerous Minds, Pleading Guilty Vicellous Reon Shannon is an American actor. Shannon is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Lesra Martin in the 1999 film The Hurricane, and Keith ...more

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Alberta Hunter is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Brown Sugar Alberta Hunter was an American blues singer, songwriter, and nurse. Her career had started back in the early 1920s, and from there on, she became a successful jazz and blues recording artist, ...more

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Penny Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
VGX Award Show Anfernee Deon "Penny" Hardaway is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association, specializing as an unconventionally tall point ...more

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Quinton Jackson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Quinton Ramone Jackson is an American mixed martial artist, professional wrestler and actor. He is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. As of December 2014, he is a part of the UFC.

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The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Saturday Night's Main Event, AWF Warriors of Wrestling Roy Wayne Farris, better known by his ring name The Honky Tonk Man, is an American professional wrestler. A 1975 graduate from University of Memphis with a B.S. degree in Education, Farris ...more

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Stephanie Nadolny is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Dragon Ball Stephanie Ann Nadolny is an American voice actress and singer. She is best known for her voice role as the child version of Goku, the main protagonist of Dragon Ball anime series, and the child ...more

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Memphis Slim is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Memphis Slim was an American blues pianist, singer, and composer. He led a series of bands that, reflecting the popular appeal of jump blues, included saxophones, bass, drums, and piano. A song ...more

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Adriane Lenox is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Adriane Lenox is an American stage and film actress whose performance in the play Doubt: A Parable garnered her the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play in 2005.

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Larry Riley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Knots Landing, The Doctors, Stir Crazy Larry Riley was an American actor and musician, best known for his role as C.J. Memphis in the film A Soldier's Story and as Frank Williams in the prime-time TV soap opera Knots Landing.

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Tim McCarver is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Major League Baseball on Fox, Major League Baseball on CBS, World Series James Timothy "Tim" McCarver is an American sportscaster and former professional baseball catcher. McCarver played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos, ...more

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Willard E. Pugh is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
The California Raisin Show Willard Earl Pugh is an American actor with numerous film and television credits. He has appeared in notable mainstream Hollywood films such as The Color Purple and Air Force One as well as ...more

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Linda Thompson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
The Princes of Malibu Linda Diane Thompson is an Emmy Award-winning American songwriter/lyricist, and former actress and beauty pageant winner. She was married to Olympic decathlon champion Bruce Jenner.

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John Laughlin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
John Laughlin, sometimes credited as John C. McLaughlin or John McLaughlin, is an American film and television actor.

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Frank McRae is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Actors from Memphis
Frank McRae is an American film and television actor, and a former professional football player. McRae was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He graduated from Tennessee State University with a double ...more