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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Louis Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
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
Patricia Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
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
Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
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
John Larroquette is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
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
Reese Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
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
Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
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
Garrett Morris is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
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
Eric Laneuville is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
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
Randy Newman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
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
Tyler Perry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
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
Wendell Pierce is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
The Wire, Treme, The Odd Couple
Wendell Pierce is a theatrical producer.
Carl Weathers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
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
Harry Connick, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
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
Ray Walston is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
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
Master P is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
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
Angélica María is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
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.
Harold Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Married... with Children, Mary, Shaky Ground
Harold Sylvester is an American film and television actor.
Grace Zabriskie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
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
Wynton Marsalis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Wynton Marsalis is a nominee of 2013 News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast.
Fats Domino is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
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
Pauley Perrette is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
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
Bryant Gumbel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
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
Ed Nelson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
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
Sam Trammell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
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
Anne Rice is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from New Orleans
Anne Rice is an American author of gothic fiction, Christian literature. She is perhaps best known for her popular and influential series of novels, The Vampire Chronicles, revolving around the ...more