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TV Actors from New Orleans

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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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Jazz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
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
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 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 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
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
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
Whoopi's Littleburg, Live from the House of Blues
Malcolm John Rebennack (November 20, 1941 – June 6, 2019), better known by his stage name Dr. John, was an American singer and songwriter. His music combines blues, pop, jazz, boogie woogie and ...more
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Lil Romeo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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 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
Spike Guys' Choice Awards, Battle of the Gridiron Stars
Elisha Nelson Manning IV (born January 3, 1981) is an American football quarterback for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of ...more
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Arturo Gil is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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