Entertainment 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
Jeffrey Glen "Jeff" Bennett is an American voice actor. He has been listed "among the top names in the voice-over field".
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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 is an American actress. She achieved prominence during the late 1970s and early 1980s with continuing roles in several television series, in which she usually conveyed a ...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 Longoria is an American actress, producer, director, activist and businesswoman. Longoria's career began in 1998, when she won the title of Miss Corpus Christi, and later began ...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 is an American actress and singer. Born and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas, she was first featured on the children's series Barney & Friends in the early 2000s. In 2007, ...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 is an American actress and singer. Meester starred as Blair Waldorf on The CW's teen drama series Gossip Girl. She has also appeared in the 2010 country drama film ...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 is an American actress best known for playing River Tam in the space western series Firefly and its film sequel Serenity. She also played Cameron in the science fiction series ...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 is an American television actress and former NFL Cheerleader. She played Kate Reed in the USA Network legal drama Fairly Legal in 2011–12 and currently ...more
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Brent Spiner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Alphas, Threshold
Brent Jay Spiner is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of the android Lieutenant Commander Data in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and four subsequent films. ...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 is an American actress known for portraying Roz Doyle in the U.S. television series Frasier and Kim Keeler in the ABC Family television drama Make It or Break It.
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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 is an American actress, producer, author, television director and singer-songwriter. Hewitt began her acting career as a child by appearing in television commercials and the ...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, known professionally as Michelle Forbes, is an American actress who has built a career of work in television and independent film and has acted in productions in ...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
Mary Farrah Leni Fawcett was an American actress and artist. A four-time Emmy Award nominee and six-time Golden Globe Award nominee, Fawcett rose to international fame when she posed for her ...more
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Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child, and ...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 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 Passions, where she ...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 is an American actor, author and musician. He played annoying insurance salesman Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day, as well as such television characters as Commissioner ...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 is an American singer, songwriter, actress, model and fashion designer. Duff began her acting career at a young age, and quickly became labeled a teen idol as the starring ...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
Debbie Reynolds is an American actress, singer, and dancer. Initially signed at age sixteen by Warner Bros., Reynolds' career got off to a slow start. When her contract was not renewed, ...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, better known as Kay Panabaker, is an American former film and television actress. She is the younger sister of Danielle Panabaker.
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Piper Perabo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Covert Affairs
Piper Lisa Perabo is an American stage, film and television actress. Since her breakthrough role in Coyote Ugly, she has appeared in films such as Lost and Delirious, Cheaper by the Dozen, ...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 Quinn Cole 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 is an American actress. She played Winifred Burkle and Illyria on the TV series Angel and Kelly Peyton on Alias. She currently plays Samantha "Root" Groves on Person ...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 is an American singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist, author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie, combined with the critical and ...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 Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe- and SAG Award-winning American actress. She is best known for her role as CIA agent Sydney Bristow on TV's
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Serena Varghese is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Serena Beth Varghese is an American actress and voice actress of Indian descent. She primarily does voice work in anime titles with ADV Films and Seraphim Digital. She and her husband Jorge ...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 is an American voice actress and ADR script writer at Funimation and Seraphim Digital/Sentai Filmworks. She has provided voices for a number of English ...more