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TV Actors from Texas

Updated October 13, 2018 7.3k views1.2k items

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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  • 1

    Jeff Bennett

    The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory
    Jeff Bennett (born October 2, 1962) is an American voice actor and singer. His voice roles...  more
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    Morgan Fairchild

    North and South, Search for Tomorrow
    Morgan Fairchild (born Patsy Ann McClenny; February 3, 1950) is an American actress. She began...  more

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    Eva Longoria

    Desperate Housewives, General Hospital
    Eva Jacqueline Bastón (born March 15, 1975) is an American actress, producer, director,...  more

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    Selena Gomez

    Wizards of Waverly Place, Barney & Friends
    Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is an American singer and actress. After appearing on...  more

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    Leighton Meester

    Gossip Girl, Surface
    Leighton Marissa Meester (born April 9, 1986) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and...  more

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  • 6

    Summer Glau

    Firefly, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
    Summer Lyn Glau (; born July 24, 1981) is an American actress best known for her roles in...  more

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    Sarah Shahi

    Person of Interest, Life
    Aahoo Jahansouz "Sarah" Shahi (Persian: آهو جهانسوز سارا شاهی‎; born January 10, 1980) is an...  more

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    Brent Spiner

    Star Trek: The Next Generation, Alphas
    Brent Jay Spiner (; born February 2, 1949) is an American actor, comedian, musician and singer...  more

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    Peri Gilpin

    Frasier, Justice League
    Peri Gilpin (born Peri Kay Oldham; May 27, 1961) is an American actress. She portrayed Roz...  more
  • 10

    Jennifer Love Hewitt

    Criminal Minds, Ghost Whisperer
    Jennifer Love Hewitt (born February 21, 1979) is an American actress and singer. Hewitt began...  more

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  • 11

    Michelle Forbes

    True Blood, The Killing
    Michelle Renee Forbes Guajardo (born January 8, 1965) is an American actress who has appeared...  more
  • 12

    Farrah Fawcett

    Charlie's Angels, The Burning Bed
    Farrah Leni Fawcett (February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009) was an American actress of stage and...  more

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    Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (born September 4, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter and...  more

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    Natalie Zea

    Justified, The Following
    Natalie Zea (born March 17, 1975) is an American actress known for her performances on...  more
  • 15

    Stephen Tobolowsky

    Heroes, Deadwood
    Stephen Harold Tobolowsky (born May 30, 1951) is an American actor. He is known for film roles...  more
  • 16

    Hilary Duff

    Lizzie McGuire, Younger
    Hilary Erhard Duff (born September 28, 1987) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and...  more

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    Debbie Reynolds

    Rugrats, Jennifer Slept Here
    Mary Frances "Debbie" Reynolds (April 1, 1932 – December 28, 2016) was an American actress,...  more

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    Kay Panabaker

    No Ordinary Family, Summerland
    Stephanie Kay Panabaker (born May 2, 1990) is an American zoologist and former actress. She is...  more
  • 19

    Piper Perabo

    Covert Affairs
    Piper Lisa Perabo ( (listen); born October 31, 1976) is an American film and television...  more

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    Taylor Cole

    CSI: Miami, The Event
    Taylor Cole (born April 29, 1984) is an American actress and former fashion model....  more
  • 21

    Amy Acker

    Angel, Dollhouse
    Amy Louise Acker (born December 5, 1976) is an American actress. She is best known for...  more

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    Willie Nelson

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    Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 29, 1933) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor,...  more

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    Jennifer Garner

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

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    Serena Beth Varghese (born October 10, 1981) is an American voice actress of Indian descent....  more
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    Luci Christian

    One Piece (US), School Rumble
    Louisa Michelle "Luci" Christian (born March 18, 1973) is an American voice actress and ADR...  more