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List Rules Only TV actors who were born or grew up in Paris.

List of famous television actors/actresses who were born in Paris, with photos when available. These renowned Paris 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 Paris, but everyone on this list grew up in Paris and considers it to be their home. This list includes Paris TV actors from every type of show, including cartoons where they might have done voice over work. If you grew up in Paris then you should be proud of these television actors whose birthplace is Paris. Various bits of information are available for these Paris celebrities as well, such as what year they were born and what shows they are known for.

TV actors on this list include Rihanna and Emma Watson.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Paris?" and "Who are the most famous Paris actors?"
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Yeardley Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Paris
The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show, Herman's Head

Birthplace: Paris, France

Nationality: France, United States of America

Martha Maria Yeardley Smith ( YARD-lee; born July 3, 1964) is an American actress, voice actress, comedian, writer and artist. She is known for her long-running role as Lisa Simpson on the ...more

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Dick Van Dyke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Paris
The Dick Van Dyke Show, Diagnosis: Murder, The Phil Silvers Show

Birthplace: West Plains, Missouri, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Richard Wayne Van Dyke (born December 13, 1925) is an American actor, comedian, singer, and dancer, whose entertainment career has spanned seven decades. He first gained recognition on radio and ...more

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Kathie Lee Gifford is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Paris
Hercules, Live! with Kelly and Michael, Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child

Birthplace: Paris, France

Nationality: France, United States of America

Kathryn Lee Gifford (née Epstein; born August 16, 1953) is an American television host, singer, songwriter, and author. She is best known for her 15-year run (1985–2000) on the talk show ...more

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Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Paris

Birthplace: Paris, France

Nationality: United Kingdom

Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson (born 15 April 1990) is an English actress, model and activist. Born in Paris and brought up in Oxfordshire, Watson attended the Dragon School and trained as an ...more

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Alexa Davalos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Paris
Reunion, Mob City

Birthplace: Paris, France

Nationality: France, United States of America

Alexa Davalos (born May 28, 1982) is an American actress. Her early role as Gwen Raiden on the fourth season of the TV series Angel (2002–03) was followed by several Hollywood films, including ...more
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Roman Polanski is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Paris

Birthplace: Paris, France

Nationality: France, Poland

Rajmund Roman Thierry Polański (born 18 August 1933) is a French-Polish film director, producer, writer, and actor. Since 1978, he has been a fugitive from the U.S. criminal justice system, ...more

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Jeanne Moreau is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Paris
Les Misérables, Le Tiroir secret, Balzac

Birthplace: Paris, France

Nationality: France

Jeanne Moreau (French pronunciation: ​[ʒan mɔʁo]; 23 January 1928 – 31 July 2017) was a French actress, singer, screenwriter and director. She won the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress ...more

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Marion Cotillard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Paris
Highlander: The Series, L'@mour est à réinventer

Birthplace: Paris, France

Nationality: France

Marion Cotillard (French: [maʁjɔ̃ kɔtijaʁ] (listen); born 30 September 1975) is a French actress, singer-songwriter, musician, and environmentalist. She is the recipient of an Academy Award, a ...more

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Catherine Deneuve is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Paris

Birthplace: Paris, France

Nationality: France

Catherine Fabienne Dorléac, known professionally as Catherine Deneuve (French: [katʁin dənœv], born 22 October 1943), is a French actress as well as an occasional singer, model and ...more

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Sophie Marceau is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Paris

Birthplace: Paris, France

Nationality: France

Sophie Marceau (French: [sɔfi maʁso]; born Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu, 17 November 1966) is a French actress, director, screenwriter, and author. As a teenager, Marceau achieved ...more

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Michel Legrand is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Paris

Birthplace: France

Nationality: France

Michel Jean Legrand (French pronunciation: ​[miʃɛl ləɡʁɑ̃]; 24 February 1932 – 26 January 2019) was a French musical composer, arranger, conductor, and jazz pianist. Legrand was a prolific ...more
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Juliette Binoche is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Paris

Birthplace: Paris, France

Nationality: France

Juliette Binoche (born 9 March 1964) is a French actress, artist, and dancer. She has appeared in more than 60 feature films, been the recipient of numerous international awards, and has ...more
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Claude Lelouch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Paris

Birthplace: Paris, France

Nationality: France

Claude Barruck Joseph Lelouch (French: [ləluʃ]; born 30 October 1937) is a French film director, writer, cinematographer, actor and producer.
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Julie Delpy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Paris
Frankenstein

Birthplace: Paris, France

Nationality: France, United States of America

Julie Delpy (French: [ʒyli dɛlpi]; born 21 December 1969) is a French-American actress, film director, screenwriter, and singer-songwriter. She studied filmmaking at New York University's Tisch ...more

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Claudette Colbert is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Paris

Birthplace: Saint-Mandé, France

Nationality: France, United States of America

Claudette Colbert ( kohl-BAIR; born Émilie Claudette Chauchoin; September 13, 1903 – July 30, 1996) was an American stage and film actress. Colbert began her career in Broadway ...more

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Michèle Morgan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Paris
The PJs, Le Tiroir secret

Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, Nanterre, France

Nationality: France

Michèle Morgan (French: [miʃɛl mɔʁɡan]; 29 February 1920 – 20 December 2016) was a French film actress, who was a leading lady for three decades in both French cinema and Hollywood ...more
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Yo-Yo Ma is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Paris

Birthplace: Paris, France

Nationality: France, United States of America

Yo-Yo Ma (born October 7, 1955) is a Chinese-American cellist. Born in Paris, he spent his schooling years in New York City and was a child prodigy, performing from the age of four and a half. ...more

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Brigitte Bardot is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Paris

Birthplace: Paris, France

Nationality: France

Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot (French: [bʁiʒit baʁdo]; born 28 September 1934), often referred to by the initials B.B., is a French former actress and singer, and animal rights activist. Famous for ...more

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Eva Green is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Paris
Penny Dreadful, Camelot

Birthplace: Paris, France

Nationality: France

Eva Gaëlle Green (Swedish: [ˈɡreːn]; born 6 July 1980) is a French actress and model. The daughter of actress Marlène Jobert, she started her career in theatre before making her film ...more

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Charles Aznavour is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Paris

Birthplace: France, Paris

Nationality: France

Charles Aznavour (, French: [ʃaʁl aznavuʁ]; born Shahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian, Armenian: Շահնուր Վաղինակ Ազնավուրյան; 22 May 1924 – 1 October 2018) was a French-Armenian singer, lyricist, and ...more

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Vincent Cassel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Paris
Great Migrations

Birthplace: France, Paris

Nationality: France

Vincent Cassel (born Vincent Crochon, 23 November 1966) is a French actor. He first achieved recognition for his performance as a troubled French Jewish youth, in Matthieu Kassovitz's 1995 film ...more

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Claude Berri is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Paris

Birthplace: Paris, France

Nationality: France

Claude Berri (French: [bɛʁi]; 1 July 1934 – 12 January 2009) was a French film director, writer, producer, actor and distributor.
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Jean Renoir is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Paris

Birthplace: Montmartre, Paris, France

Nationality: France, United States of America

Jean Renoir (French: [ʁənwaʁ]; 15 September 1894 – 12 February 1979) was a French film director, screenwriter, actor, producer and author. As a film director and actor, he made more than forty ...more
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Édith Piaf is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Paris

Birthplace: Belleville, Paris, Paris, France

Nationality: France

Édith Piaf (French: [edit pjaf] (listen); born Édith Giovanna Gassion; 19 December 1915 – 10 October 1963) was a French singer, songwriter, cabaret performer and film actress noted ...more

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Jean Rochefort is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Paris

Birthplace: France, Dinan

Nationality: France

Jean Raoul Robert Rochefort (French: [ʒã ʁɔʃ.fɔʁ]; 29 April 1930 – 9 October 2017) was a French stage and screen actor. He received many accolades, including an Honorary César in ...more