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TV Actors from New Orleans

Updated October 13, 2018 12.3k 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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  • 1
    Louis Armstrong

    Louis Armstrong

    The Edsel Show

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 2
    Patricia Clarkson

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Ellen DeGeneres

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    John Larroquette

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Reese Witherspoon

    Reese Witherspoon

    Return to Lonesome Dove, Freedom: A History of Us

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • 6
    Lil Wayne

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Garrett Morris

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Eric Laneuville

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Randy Newman
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  • 10
    Tyler Perry
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  • 11
    Wendell Pierce

    Wendell Pierce

    The Wire, Treme

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • 12
    Carl Weathers

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Harry Connick, Jr.

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Ray Walston

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Master P

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    Angélica María

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Harold Sylvester

    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.
  • 18
    Grace Zabriskie

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Wynton Marsalis
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  • 20
    Fats Domino

    Fats Domino

    The Big Beat

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 21
    Pauley Perrette

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    Bryant Gumbel

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Ed Nelson

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Sam Trammell

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Anne Rice
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