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

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

TV actors include everything from Reese Witherspoon to Lil Wayne.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from New Orleans?" and "Who are the most famous New Orleans actors?"

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Louis Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Louis Armstrong The Edsel Show Louis Armstrong, nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and an influential figure in jazz music. Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an "inventive" trumpet ...more

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Patricia Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Patricia Clarkson Wonderland, Murder One, American Masters Patricia Davies Clarkson is an American actress. She has starred in many leading and supporting roles in films such as The Station Agent, The Green Mile, Far from Heaven, High Art, Dogville, ...more

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Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Ellen DeGeneres Ellen, The Ellen Show, Open House Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. She was the star in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998, and has hosted her syndicated talk ...more

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John Larroquette is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
John Larroquette Boston Legal, Night Court, The Practice John Bernard Larroquette III is an American film, television and stage actor. His roles include Dan Fielding on the 1984–1992 sitcom Night Court, Mike McBride in the Hallmark Channel series ...more

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Reese Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Reese Witherspoon Return to Lonesome Dove, Freedom: A History of Us Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon is an American actress and producer. She made her film debut as the female lead in the film The Man in the Moon in 1991. In 1996, she appeared in Freeway and ...more

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Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Lil Wayne Freaknik: The Musical, Kaya, The Roaches Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., known by his stage name Lil Wayne, is an American rapper, songwriter, and entrepreneur from New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1991, at the age of nine, Lil Wayne joined Cash ...more

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Garrett Morris is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Garrett Morris 2 Broke Girls, Martin, Hunter Garrett Gonzalez Morris is an American comedian and actor. He was part of the original cast of the sketch comedy program Saturday Night Live, appearing from 1975 to 1980. Morris also had a ...more

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Eric Laneuville is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Eric Laneuville St. Elsewhere, Room 222 Eric Gerard Laneuville is an American television director, actor and martial artist. His first acting roles were in the science-fiction film The Omega Man with Charlton Heston, the ABC ...more

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Randy Newman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Randy Newman Randall Stuart "Randy" Newman is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, composer, and pianist who is known for his distinctive voice, mordant pop songs, and for film scores. Since ...more

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Tyler Perry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Tyler Perry Tyler Perry is an American actor, filmmaker, playwright, author, and songwriter, specializing in the gospel genre. Perry wrote and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s. In ...more

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Wendell Pierce is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Wendell Pierce The Wire, Treme, The Odd Couple Wendell Pierce is a theatrical producer.

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Carl Weathers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Carl Weathers Tour of Duty, Spawn: The Animation, Brothers Carl Weathers is an American actor and former professional football player. He is best known for portraying Apollo Creed in the Rocky series of films, Dillon in Predator, Chubbs Peterson in ...more

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Harry Connick, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Harry Connick, Jr. 100 Biggest Weather Moments, Swinging Out With Harry Great Performances Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Jr. is an American singer, musician and actor. He has sold over 28 million albums worldwide. Connick is ranked among the top 60 best-selling male artists in the ...more

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Ray Walston is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Ray Walston The Stand, Picket Fences, My Favorite Martian Ray Walston was an American actor and comedian, best known as the title character on My Favorite Martian. He had such iconic film, television and stage roles as Luther Billis, Mr. Applegate, ...more

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Master P is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Master P Romeo! Percy Robert Miller known by his stage name Master P or his business name P. Miller, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, investor, author, filmmaker, record producer, philanthropist. He ...more

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Angélica María is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Angélica María Rosalinda, The House Next Door, My heart Beats for Lola Angélica María is an American-born Mexican actress and a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter.

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Harold Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Harold Sylvester Married... with Children, Mary, Shaky Ground Harold Sylvester is an American film and television actor.

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Grace Zabriskie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Grace Zabriskie Twin Peaks, Big Love, Children of the Dust Grace Zabriskie is an American actress. She has appeared in many popular American films, but she is best known for her work in television, including roles in the television series Twin Peaks, ...more

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Wynton Marsalis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Wynton Marsalis Wynton Marsalis is a nominee of 2013 News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast.

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Fats Domino is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Fats Domino The Big Beat Antoine "Fats" Domino, Jr. is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. Domino released five gold records before 1955. He also had 35 Top 40 American hits and has a music style based ...more

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Pauley Perrette is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Pauley Perrette NCIS, Time of Your Life, That's Life Pauley Perrette is an American actress, best known for playing Abby Sciuto on the U.S. TV series NCIS. She is also a published writer, a singer and civil rights advocate. Perrette also co-owns ...more

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Bryant Gumbel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Bryant Gumbel The Early Show, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Games People Play Bryant Charles Gumbel is an American television journalist and sportscaster. He is best known for his 15 years as co-host of NBC's The Today Show. He is the younger brother of sportscaster Greg ...more

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Ed Nelson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Ed Nelson Peyton Place, Capitol, Murder in Peyton Place Edwin Stafford "Ed" Nelson was an American actor best known for his role as Dr. Michael Rossi in the ABC television series Peyton Place. He was a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. ...more

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Sam Trammell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Sam Trammell True Blood, Going to California, Trinity (US) Sam Trammell is an American actor. He is known for his role as Sam Merlotte on the HBO vampire series True Blood, which earned him a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the 2010 Scream

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Anne Rice is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Anne Rice Anne Rice is an American author of gothic fiction, Christian literature, and erotica. She is perhaps best known for her popular and influential series of novels, The Vampire Chronicles, ...more

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Jazz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Jazz ECW Hardcore TV, ECW on TNN, Saturday Night's Main Event Carlene Denise Moore-Begnaud is an American professional wrestler, signed to Women Superstars Uncensored under the ring name Jazz since 2007. She is best known for her tenure in Extreme ...more

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Mark Duplass is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Mark Duplass The League, The Mindy Project, Togetherness Mark David Duplass is an American film director, film producer, actor, musician and screenwriter. He is the brother of director, writer, and actor Jay Duplass.

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Anthony Mackie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Anthony Mackie Anthony D. Mackie is an American actor. He has been featured in feature films, television series, and Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, including Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Drowning Crow, McReele, ...more

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Dorothy Lamour is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Dorothy Lamour Dorothy Lamour was an American actress and singer. She is best remembered for appearing in the Road to... movies, a series of successful comedies starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. Lamour began ...more

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Barry Shabaka Henley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Barry Shabaka Henley FlashForward, Robbery Homicide Division, The Royal Family Barry Shabaka Henley is an American character actor. Henley is a fixture in many films, most often the films of director Michael Mann, having worked with the director five times.

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Fred Weller is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Fred Weller In Plain Sight, Aftershock: Earthquake in New York, Missing Persons Frederick "Fred" Weller is an American stage, film, and television actor.

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Dr. John is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Dr. John Whoopi's Littleburg, Live from the House of Blues Mac Rebennack is a musician.

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Lil Romeo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Lil Romeo Romeo! Percy Romeo Miller, Jr., better known by his stage name Romeo or Maserati Rome, is an American rapper, actor, basketball player, entrepreneur, and model. Miller is the son of well known rap ...more

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Paul Burke is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Paul Burke Santa Barbara, Naked City, Twelve O'Clock High Paul Burke was an American actor best known for his lead roles in two 1960s ABC television series, Naked City and Twelve O'Clock High. He was twice nominated for an Emmy Award for his portrayal ...more

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Branford Marsalis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Branford Marsalis Friday Night Videos Branford Marsalis is an American saxophonist, composer and bandleader. While primarily known for his work in jazz as the leader of the Branford Marsalis Quartet, he also performs frequently as a ...more

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Val Dufour is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Val Dufour Another World, The Edge of Night, Search for Tomorrow Val Dufour, born Albert Valéry Dufour was an American actor. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Dufour's parents were of Parisian French descent. Dufour first appeared on episodic television ...more

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Penelope Spheeris is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Penelope Spheeris Do It For the Band: Women of the Sunset Strip Penelope Spheeris is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. She is best known as a documentary film director whose works include the trilogy titled The Decline of Western ...more

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Truman Capote is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Truman Capote Truman Streckfus Persons, known as Truman Capote, was an American author, screenwriter, playwright, actor, many of whose short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized literary ...more

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Vance DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Vance DeGeneres Let's Make a Deal, Gary the Rat Vance Elliott DeGeneres is an American actor, musician, film producer and screenwriter, known for his work in television. He is the older brother of actress and comedienne Ellen DeGeneres. After ...more

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Terence Blanchard is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Terence Blanchard Terence Oliver Blanchard is an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, arranger, and film score composer. Since Blanchard emerged on the scene in 1980 with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra ...more

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Paul Carr is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Paul Carr Paul W. Carr was an American actor, director, writer, and producer who performed on stage, film, and television for a half century.

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Eli Manning is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Eli Manning Spike Guys' Choice Awards, Battle of the Gridiron Stars Elisha Nelson "Eli" Manning is an American football quarterback for the New York Giants of the National Football League and is the active iron man for consecutive starts by a ...more

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Arturo Gil is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Arturo Gil Saul of the Mole Men, Cram, Rods N' Wheels Arturo Gil is an American actor who has appeared in many films, television programs, and commercials including Spaceballs, Monkeybone, The Fantasticks, Dirty Work, The Man Show, The Munsters' ...more

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Severn Darden is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Severn Darden Beyond Westworld, Take Five Severn Teakle Darden, Jr. was a comedian and actor, and an original member of The Second City Chicago-based comedy troupe as well as its predecessor, the Compass Players. He is perhaps best ...more

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Louis Prima is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Louis Prima Louis Prima was an American singer, actor, songwriter, and trumpeter. Prima rode the musical trends of his time, starting with his seven-piece New Orleans style jazz band in the late 1920s, then ...more

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Marco St. John is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Marco St. John Ryan's Hope, Ball Four Marco St. John is an American actor who has starred in many films and on television. He is best known for his role as the perverted truck driver in the 1991 hit film Thelma & Louise. St. ...more

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Jeffrey Hunter is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Jeffrey Hunter Temple Houston Jeffrey "Jeff" Hunter was an American film and television actor and producer. Hunter is known for his roles as the sidekick to John Wayne's character in The Searchers, as Jesus Christ ...more

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Taryn Terrell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Taryn Terrell ECW, WWE Superstars Taryn Nicole Terrell is an American professional wrestler, referee, actress, and stuntwoman, currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where she is the current TNA Knockouts Champion ...more

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Aaron Neville is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Aaron Neville Aaron Neville is an American R&B singer and musician. He has had four Platinum-certified albums and four Top 10 hits in the United States, including three that went to #1 on Billboard's ...more

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Shelley Hennig is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Shelley Hennig Teen Wolf, The Secret Circle, Days of Our Lives Shelley Catherine Hennig is an American actress and beauty pageant titleholder who held the Miss Teen USA 2004 title. She played Stephanie Johnson on Days of Our Lives and starred in the CW ...more