List of famous television actors/actresses who were born in Odessa, with photos when available. These renowned Odessa 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 Odessa, but everyone on this list grew up in Odessa and considers it to be their home. This list includes Odessa TV actors from every type of show, including cartoons where they might have done voice over work. If you grew up in Odessa then you should be proud of these television actors whose birthplace is Odessa. Various bits of information are available for these Odessa celebrities as well, such as what year they were born and what shows they are known for.
TV actors here include everything from Yakov Smirnoff to Maksim Chmerkovskiy.This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Odessa?" and "Who are the most famous Odessa actors?"
Alla Korot is an American actress and dancer. Korot was born in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR to Elena and Alex Korot. Korot and her family immigrated to the United States in 1977, and she subsequently grew up in San Francisco. Before acting, she performed for Ballet Celeste International with her family for six years. After touring, the family settled in California, where Korot won the title of California Miss T.E.E.N. in 1987. In 1990, Korot moved to New York City and won the role which would become her best-known on television, that of Jenna Norris on the soap opera Another World. Korot departed the series in December 1993 and acted sporadically on episodic television back on the West Coast ...more
Acted In: Another World, General Hospital: Night Shift
Birthplace: Odessa, Ukraine
Nationality: Ukraine, United States of Americasee more on Alla Korot
Stephnie Carmel Weir is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She is best known as a cast member on MADtv from 2000–2006. ...more
Acted In: Mad TV, Big Day
Birthplace: Odessa, Texas, United States of America
Nationality: United States of America
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Karan Ashley Jackson, better known by her stage name Karan Ashley, is an American actress. Ashley was born in Odessa, Texas. She graduated from David W. Carter High School in Dallas. In 1992, she was a member of the short-lived girl group K.R.U.S.H, who contributed a song to the soundtrack of Mo' Money. She was known as "Ashley Jackson" at this time. Ashley's first acting job was as Aisha Campbell, the second Yellow Ranger in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, replacing Thuy Trang. Staying on for two years, Ashley left the show in 1995. She was replaced by Nakia Burrise for Power Rangers: Zeo. Her last Power Rangers appearance was in the finale for the third season of the series. Ashley has said ...more
Acted In: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers, Scrat's Treasure Hunt
Birthplace: Odessa, Texas, USA
Nationality: United States of Americasee more on Karan Ashley
Yakov Naumovich Pokhis, better known as Yakov Smirnoff, is a Soviet-born American comedian, actor and writer. After emigrating to the United States in 1977, Smirnoff began performing as a stand-up comic. He eventually gained fame, and he reached his biggest successes in the mid-to-late 1980s, when he also appeared in several films and television shows, including his own 1986-87 sitcom, What a Country!. His comic persona was of a naive immigrant from the Soviet Union who was perpetually confused and delighted by life in the United States. His humor combined a mockery of life under Communism and of consumerism in the United States, as well as word play caused by misunderstanding of American ...more
Acted In: What a Country!
Birthplace: Odessa, Ukraine
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