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TV Actors from Paris

Updated October 13, 2018 3.4k views200 items

List RulesOnly 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?"
  • Yeardley Smith1

    Yeardley Smith

    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

    BirthplaceFrance, Paris

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Martha Maria Yeardley Smith ( YARD-lee; born July 3, 1964) is an American actress, voice...  more
  • Dick Van Dyke2

    Dick Van Dyke

    The Dick Van Dyke Show, Diagnosis: Murder

    BirthplaceWest Plains, Missouri, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Richard Wayne Van Dyke (born December 13, 1925) is an American actor, comedian, singer, and...  more

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  • Kathie Lee Gifford3

    Kathie Lee Gifford

    Hercules, Live! with Kelly and Michael

    BirthplaceParis, France

    NationalityFrance, United States of America

    Kathryn Lee Gifford (née Epstein; born August 16, 1953) is an American television host,...  more

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  • Emma Watson4
    Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson (born 15 April 1990) is an English actress, model and activist....  more

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  • Alexa Davalos5

    Alexa Davalos

    Reunion, Mob City

    BirthplaceParis, France

    NationalityUnited States of America,France

    Alexa Davalos (born May 28, 1982) is an American actress. Her early role as Gwen Raiden on the...  more
  • Roman Polanski6
    Rajmund Roman Thierry Polański (born 18 August 1933) is a French-Polish film director,...  more

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  • Jeanne Moreau7

    Jeanne Moreau

    Les Misérables, Le Tiroir secret

    BirthplaceParis, France


    Jeanne Moreau (French pronunciation: ​[ʒan mɔʁo]; 23 January 1928 – 31 July 2017) was a French...  more
  • Marion Cotillard8

    Marion Cotillard

    Highlander: The Series, L'@mour est à réinventer

    BirthplaceParis, France


    Marion Cotillard (French: [maʁjɔ̃ kɔtijaʁ] (listen); born 30 September 1975) is a French...  more

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  • Catherine Deneuve9
    Catherine Fabienne Dorléac, known professionally as Catherine Deneuve (French: [katʁin dənœv],...  more

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    #196 of 349 The Best American Actresses Working Today#37 of 99 The Most Beautiful Women Of The '60s

  • Sophie Marceau10
    Sophie Marceau (French: [sɔfi maʁso]; born Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu, 17 November 1966) is a...  more

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  • Michel Legrand11
    Michel Jean Legrand (French pronunciation: ​[miʃɛl ləɡʁɑ̃]; 24 February 1932 – 26 January...  more
  • Juliette Binoche12
    Juliette Binoche (born 9 March 1964) is a French actress, artist, and dancer. She has appeared...  more

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  • Claude Lelouch13
    Claude Barruck Joseph Lelouch (French: [ləluʃ]; born 30 October 1937) is a French film...  more
  • Julie Delpy14

    Julie Delpy


    BirthplaceParis, France

    NationalityFrance, United States of America

    Julie Delpy (French: [ʒyli dɛlpi]; born 21 December 1969) is a French-American actress, film...  more

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  • Claudette Colbert15
    Claudette Colbert ( kohl-BAIR; born Émilie Claudette Chauchoin; September 13, 1903 – July 30,...  more

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  • Michèle Morgan16

    Michèle Morgan

    The PJs, Le Tiroir secret

    BirthplaceNeuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, France


    Michèle Morgan (French: [miʃɛl mɔʁɡan]; 29 February 1920 – 20 December 2016) was a French film...  more
  • Yo-Yo Ma17
    Yo-Yo Ma (born October 7, 1955) is a Chinese-American cellist. Born in Paris, he spent his...  more

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  • Brigitte Bardot18
    Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot (French: [bʁiʒit baʁdo]; born 28 September 1934), often referred to...  more

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  • Eva Green19

    Eva Green

    Penny Dreadful, Camelot

    BirthplaceParis, France


    Eva Gaëlle Green (Swedish: [ˈɡreːn]; born 6 July 1980) is a French actress and model. The...  more

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  • Charles Aznavour20
    Charles Aznavour (, French: [ʃaʁl aznavuʁ]; born Shahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian, Armenian:...  more

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  • Vincent Cassel21

    Vincent Cassel

    Great Migrations

    BirthplaceFrance, Paris


    Vincent Cassel (born Vincent Crochon, 23 November 1966) is a French actor. He first achieved...  more

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  • Claude Berri22
    Claude Berri (French: [bɛʁi]; 1 July 1934 – 12 January 2009) was a French film director,...  more
  • Jean Renoir23
    Jean Renoir (French: [ʁənwaʁ]; 15 September 1894 – 12 February 1979) was a French film...  more
  • Édith Piaf24
    Édith Piaf (French: [edit pjaf] (listen); born Édith Giovanna Gassion; 19 December 1915 – 10...  more

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  • Jean Rochefort25
    Jean Raoul Robert Rochefort (French: [ʒã ʁɔʃ.fɔʁ]; 29 April 1930 – 9 October 2017) was a...  more