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TV Actors from Texas

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List RulesOnly 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

    Jeff Bennett

    The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Houston

    NationalityUnited States of America

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    Morgan Fairchild

    Morgan Fairchild

    North and South, Search for Tomorrow

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Morgan Fairchild (born Patsy Ann McClenny; February 3, 1950) is an American actress. She began... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Eva Longoria

    Eva Longoria

    Desperate Housewives, General Hospital

    BirthplaceCorpus Christi, Texas, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Eva Jacqueline Bastón (born March 15, 1975) is an American actress, producer, director,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Selena Gomez

    Selena Gomez

    Wizards of Waverly Place, Barney & Friends

    BirthplaceGrand Prairie, Texas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is an American singer and actress. After appearing on... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Leighton Meester

    Leighton Meester

    Gossip Girl, Surface

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Leighton Marissa Meester (born April 9, 1986) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Summer Glau

    Summer Glau

    Firefly, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 7
    Sarah Shahi

    Sarah Shahi

    Person of Interest, Life

    BirthplaceEuless, Texas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America,Iran

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  • 8
    Brent Spiner

    Brent Spiner

    Star Trek: The Next Generation, Alphas

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 9
    Peri Gilpin

    Peri Gilpin

    Frasier, Justice League

    BirthplaceWaco, Texas, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 10
    Jennifer Love Hewitt

    Jennifer Love Hewitt

    Criminal Minds, Ghost Whisperer

    BirthplaceWaco, Texas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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    Michelle Forbes

    Michelle Forbes

    True Blood, The Killing

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Austin

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 12
    Farrah Fawcett

    Farrah Fawcett

    Charlie's Angels, The Burning Bed

    BirthplaceCorpus Christi, Texas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Farrah Leni Fawcett (February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009) was an American actress of stage and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Beyoncé Knowles
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  • 14
    Natalie Zea

    Natalie Zea

    Justified, The Following

    BirthplaceTexas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 15
    Stephen Tobolowsky

    Stephen Tobolowsky

    Heroes, Deadwood

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Dallas

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Stephen Harold Tobolowsky (born May 30, 1951) is an American actor. He is known for film roles... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Hilary Duff

    Hilary Duff

    Lizzie McGuire, Younger

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Hilary Erhard Duff (born September 28, 1987) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Debbie Reynolds

    Debbie Reynolds

    Rugrats, Jennifer Slept Here

    BirthplaceEl Paso, Texas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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    Kay Panabaker

    Kay Panabaker

    No Ordinary Family, Summerland

    BirthplaceOrange Grove, Texas, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 19
    Piper Perabo

    Piper Perabo

    Covert Affairs

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 20
    Taylor Cole

    Taylor Cole

    CSI: Miami, The Event

    BirthplaceArlington, Texas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Taylor Cole (born April 29, 1984) is an American actress and former fashion model.
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    Amy Acker

    Amy Acker

    Angel, Dollhouse

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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    Willie Nelson

    Willie Nelson

    The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning, A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!

    BirthplaceAbbott, Texas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 23
    Jennifer Garner

    Jennifer Garner

    Alias, Felicity

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jennifer Anne Garner (born April 17, 1972) is an American actress. Following a supporting role... more on Wikipedia

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  • 24
    Serena Varghese
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  • 25
    Luci Christian

    Luci Christian

    One Piece (US), School Rumble

    BirthplaceHamilton, Texas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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