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TV Actors from Texas

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

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

List ranges from Beyoncé Knowles to Selena Gomez, plus much more.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Texas?" and "Who are the most famous Texas actors?"
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Jeff Bennett is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Texas
The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Regular Show
Jeff Bennett (born October 2, 1962) is an American voice actor and singer. His voice roles include Johnny Bravo in the television series of the same name, Dexter's Dad in Dexter's Laboratory, ...more
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Morgan Fairchild is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Texas
North and South, Search for Tomorrow, Flamingo Road
Morgan Fairchild (born Patsy Ann McClenny; February 3, 1950) is an American actress. She began acting in the late 1970s and early 1980s with continuing roles in several television series. ...more
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Eva Longoria is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Desperate Housewives, General Hospital, The Young and the Restless
Eva Jacqueline Bastón (née Longoria; born March 15, 1975) is an American actress, producer, director, activist, and businesswoman. After a number of guest roles on several ...more
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Selena Gomez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Wizards of Waverly Place, Barney & Friends
Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is an American singer and actress. After appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends (2002–2004), she received wider recognition ...more
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Leighton Meester is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Gossip Girl, Surface, Tarzan
Leighton Marissa Meester (born April 9, 1986) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and model. She is best known for her starring role as the devious socialite Blair Waldorf on teen drama ...more
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Summer Glau is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Firefly, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, The Cape
Summer Lyn Glau (; born July 24, 1981) is an American actress best known for her roles in science fiction and fantasy television series; as River Tam in Firefly (2002) and its continuation film ...more
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Sarah Shahi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Person of Interest, Life, The L Word
Aahoo Jahansouz "Sarah" Shahi (Persian: آهو جهانسوز سارا شاهی‎; born January 10, 1980) is an Iranian-American television actress and former NFL Cheerleader of Iranian and Spanish ...more
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Brent Spiner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Brent Spiner Star Trek: The Next Generation, Alphas, Threshold
Brent Jay Spiner (; born February 2, 1949) is an American actor, comedian, musician and singer best known for his portrayal of the android Lieutenant Commander Data in the television series Star ...more
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Peri Gilpin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Frasier, Justice League, Hot in Cleveland
Peri Gilpin (born Peri Kay Oldham; May 27, 1961) is an American actress. She portrayed Roz Doyle in the U.S. television series Frasier, and Kim Keeler in the ABC Family television drama Make It ...more
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Jennifer Love Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Criminal Minds, Ghost Whisperer, Party of Five
Jennifer Love Hewitt (born February 21, 1979) is an American actress and singer. Hewitt began her career as a child actress and singer, appearing in national television commercials before ...more
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Michelle Forbes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Texas
True Blood, The Killing, Homicide: Life on the Street
Michelle Renee Forbes Guajardo (born January 8, 1965) is an American actress who has appeared on television and in independent films. Forbes first gained attention for her dual role in daytime ...more
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Farrah Fawcett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Charlie's Angels, The Burning Bed, Good Sports
Farrah Leni Fawcett (; originally spelled Ferrah; February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009) was an American actress of stage and screen, model, and artist. A four-time Emmy Award nominee and six-time ...more
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Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter ( bee-YON-say; born September 4, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé performed in various ...more
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Natalie Zea is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Justified, The Following, Dirty Sexy Money
Natalie Zea (born March 17, 1975) is an American actress known for her performances on television. Zea began her acting career in theatre. Her first major role was on the NBC daytime soap opera ...more
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Stephen Tobolowsky is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Heroes, Deadwood, The Mindy Project
Stephen Harold Tobolowsky (born May 30, 1951) is an American actor. He is known for film roles such as annoying insurance agent Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day and amnesiac Sammy Jankis in Memento, ...more
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Hilary Duff is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Lizzie McGuire, Younger, Girlfriend in a Coma
Hilary Erhard Duff (born September 28, 1987) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and author. Duff began her acting career at a young age and quickly became labeled a teen idol as the ...more
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Debbie Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Rugrats, Jennifer Slept Here, The Debbie Reynolds Show
Mary Frances "Debbie" Reynolds (April 1, 1932 – December 28, 2016) was an American actress, singer and businesswoman. Her career spanned almost 70 years. She was nominated for the ...more
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Kay Panabaker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Texas
No Ordinary Family, Summerland, The Brothers García
Stephanie Kay Panabaker (born May 2, 1990) is an American zoologist and former actress. She is best known for her roles as Jenny Garison in the 2009 reboot of Fame, Debbie Berwick on Phil of the ...more
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Piper Perabo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Covert Affairs
Piper Lisa Perabo ( (listen); born October 31, 1976) is an American film and television actress. Since her breakthrough role in Coyote Ugly (2000), her films have included Lost and Delirious ...more
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Taylor Cole is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Texas
CSI: Miami, The Event, Summerland
Taylor Cole (born April 29, 1984) is an American actress and former fashion model.
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Amy Acker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Angel, Dollhouse, Person of Interest
Amy Louise Acker (born December 5, 1976) is an American actress. She is best known for starring as Winifred Burkle and Illyria on the supernatural drama series Angel (2001–2004), as Kelly Peyton ...more
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Willie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Texas
The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning, A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!, The Bee Gees Special
Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 29, 1933) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, producer, author, poet, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973), ...more
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Jennifer Garner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Alias, Felicity, Time of Your Life
Jennifer Anne Garner (born April 17, 1972) is an American actress. Following a supporting role in Pearl Harbor (2001), Garner gained recognition for her performance as CIA officer Sydney Bristow ...more
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Serena Varghese is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Serena Beth Varghese (born October 10, 1981) is an American voice actress of Indian descent. She primarily does voice work in anime titles with ADV Films and Seraphim Digital. Serena and her ...more
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Luci Christian is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Texas
One Piece (US), School Rumble, Samurai 7
Louisa Michelle "Luci" Christian (born March 18, 1973) is an American voice actress and ADR script writer at Funimation and Seraphim Digital/Sentai Filmworks. She has provided many ...more