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TV Actors from New Orleans

Updated October 13, 2018 12.7k views162 items

List RulesOnly 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 Armstrong1

    Louis Armstrong

    The Edsel Show

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Louis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo, Satch, and Pops,...  more

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  • Patricia Clarkson2

    Patricia Clarkson

    Wonderland, Murder One

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Patricia Davies Clarkson (born December 29, 1959) is an American actress. She has starred in...  more

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  • Ellen DeGeneres3

    Ellen DeGeneres

    Ellen, The Ellen Show

    BirthplaceMetairie, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Ellen Lee DeGeneres ( də-JEN-ər-əs; born January 26, 1958) is an American comedian, television...  more

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  • John Larroquette4

    John Larroquette

    Boston Legal, Night Court

    BirthplaceUSA, New Orleans, Louisiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

    John Bernard Larroquette (born November 25, 1947) is an American actor. His roles include...  more

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  • Reese Witherspoon5

    Reese Witherspoon

    Return to Lonesome Dove, Freedom: A History of Us

    BirthplaceUSA, New Orleans, Louisiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon (born March 22, 1976) is an American actress, producer, and...  more

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  • Lil Wayne6

    Lil Wayne

    Freaknik: The Musical, Kaya

    BirthplaceHollygrove, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. (born September 27, 1982), known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an...  more

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  • Garrett Morris7

    Garrett Morris

    2 Broke Girls, Martin

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Garrett Morris (born February 1, 1937) is an American comedian, actor, and singer. He was part...  more

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  • Eric Laneuville8

    Eric Laneuville

    St. Elsewhere, Room 222

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Eric Gerard Laneuville (born July 14, 1952) is an American television director and actor. His...  more
  • Randy Newman9
    Randall Stuart Newman (born November 28, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger,...  more

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  • Tyler Perry10
    Tyler Perry (born Emmitt Perry Jr.; September 13, 1969) is an American actor, playwright,...  more

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  • Wendell Pierce11

    Wendell Pierce

    The Wire, Treme

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Wendell Edward Pierce (born December 8, 1963) is an American actor. He is known for his roles...  more
  • Carl Weathers12

    Carl Weathers

    Tour of Duty, Spawn: The Animation

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Carl Weathers (born January 14, 1948) is an American actor and former professional football...  more

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  • Harry Connick, Jr.13

    Harry Connick, Jr.

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    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Joseph Harry Fowler Connick Jr. (born September 11, 1967) is a Grammy and Emmy-award winning...  more

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  • Ray Walston14

    Ray Walston

    The Stand, Picket Fences

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Herman Raymond Walston (November 2, 1914 – January 1, 2001) was an American actor and...  more
  • Master P15

    Master P

    Romeo!

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Percy Robert Miller (born April 29, 1970), also known by his stage name Master P, is an...  more

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  • Angélica María16

    Angélica María

    Rosalinda, The House Next Door

    BirthplaceUSA, New Orleans, Louisiana

    NationalityUnited States of America, Mexico

    Angélica María Hartman Ortiz (born September 27, 1944), known professionally as Angélica...  more
  • Harold Sylvester17

    Harold Sylvester

    Married... with Children, Mary

    BirthplaceUSA, New Orleans, Louisiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Harold Sylvester (born February 10, 1949) is an American film and television actor....  more
  • Grace Zabriskie18

    Grace Zabriskie

    Twin Peaks, Big Love

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Grace Zabriskie (born Grace Caplinger; May 17, 1941) is an American actress. She is best known...  more
  • Wynton Marsalis19
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  • Fats Domino20

    Fats Domino

    The Big Beat

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Antoine "Fats" Domino Jr. (February 26, 1928 – October 24, 2017) was an American pianist and...  more

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  • Pauley Perrette21

    Pauley Perrette

    NCIS, Time of Your Life

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Pauley Perrette (born March 27, 1969) is an American actress. She is known for playing Abby...  more

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  • Bryant Gumbel22

    Bryant Gumbel

    The Early Show, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Bryant Charles Gumbel (born September 29, 1948) is an American television journalist and...  more
  • Ed Nelson23

    Ed Nelson

    Peyton Place, Capitol

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Edwin Stafford Nelson (December 21, 1928 – August 9, 2014) was an American actor, best known...  more
  • Sam Trammell24

    Sam Trammell

    True Blood, Going to California

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Sam Trammell (born January 29, 1969) is an American actor, known for his role as Sam Merlotte...  more
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