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TV Actors from Memphis

Updated October 13, 2018 5.0k 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?"
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  • 1
    Ginnifer Goodwin

    Ginnifer Goodwin

    Once Upon a Time, Big Love

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jennifer Michelle "Ginnifer" Goodwin (born May 22, 1978) is an American actress. She is known... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Shannen Doherty

    Shannen Doherty

    Charmed, Beverly Hills

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • 3
    Morgan Freeman

    Morgan Freeman

    The Twilight Zone, Another World

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor, film director, and film narrator.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Lucy Hale

    Lucy Hale

    Pretty Little Liars, Bionic Woman

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Karen Lucille Hale (born June 14, 1989) is an American actress and singer. Early in her... more on Wikipedia

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

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  • 6
    Kathy Bates

    Kathy Bates

    American Horror Story, Harry's Law

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American actress and director. She is the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Ric Flair

    Ric Flair

    WWE Raw, WCW Monday Nitro

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Richard Morgan Fliehr (born February 25, 1949), better known as Ric Flair, is an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Andrew Stevens

    Andrew Stevens

    Emerald Point N.A.S., Code Red

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Herman Andrew Stevens (born June 10, 1955) is an American executive, film producer, director... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    William Sanderson

    William Sanderson

    True Blood, Deadwood

    BirthplaceTennessee, USA, Memphis

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • 10
    Jerry Minor

    Jerry Minor

    The Daily Show, Mr. Show with Bob and David

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jerry Charles Minor Jr. (born October 4, 1969) is an American actor, comedian and writer known... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Cybill Shepherd

    Cybill Shepherd

    Moonlighting, Cybill

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • 12
    Ben Browder

    Ben Browder

    Stargate SG-1, Farscape

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Robert Benedict Browder (born December 11, 1962) is an American actor, writer and film... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Aretha Franklin
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  • 14
    Jerry Lawler

    Jerry Lawler

    ECW Hardcore TV, XFL
    Jerry O'Neil Lawler (born November 29, 1949), better known as Jerry "The King" Lawler, is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Chris Parnell

    Chris Parnell

    Archer, Saturday Night Live

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Thomas Christopher "Chris" Parnell (; born February 5, 1967) is an American actor, voice... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    Lane Smith

    Lane Smith

    Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, V

    BirthplaceTennessee, USA, Memphis

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Walter Lane Smith III (April 29, 1936 – June 13, 2005) was an American actor. His well-known... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Olivia Cole

    Olivia Cole

    Roots, North and South

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olivia Carlena Cole (November 26, 1942 – January 19, 2018) was an American actress.

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  • 18
    Elise Neal

    Elise Neal

    seaQuest DSV, Loving

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Elise Demetria Neal (born March 14, 1966) is an American actress. Her big break came with... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    Steven Williams

    Steven Williams

    21 Jump Street, Legacy

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Steven Williams (born January 7, 1949) is an American actor in films and television. Williams... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Jimmy Hart

    Jimmy Hart

    WCW Monday Nitro, Impact Wrestling
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  • 21
    George Hamilton

    George Hamilton

    Jenny, Spies

    BirthplaceTennessee, Memphis

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • 22
    Dan Schneider

    Dan Schneider

    Head of the Class, Home Free

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Dan Schneider (born January 14, 1966) is an American actor, television writer, and producer.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 23
    Anne Haney

    Anne Haney

    Lime Street, Movie Stars

    BirthplaceTennessee, USA, Memphis

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Anne Ryan Haney, née Thomas, (March 4, 1934 – May 26, 2001) was an American actress of stage... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Kali Rocha

    Kali Rocha

    Liv and Maddie, Teachers

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kali Michele Rocha (born December 5, 1971) is an American actress. She is known for portraying... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Ashley Jones

    Ashley Jones

    The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Ashley Aubra Jones (born September 3, 1976) is an American actress. She is known for her roles... more on Wikipedia