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TV Actors from Memphis

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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