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Famous TV Actors from France

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List of famous TV actors from France, listed alphabetically with photos of the actors when available. France has given birth to a lot of talented television actors who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, soap operas, reality shows and more. These are some of the funniest and most talented French TV stars that have ever lived, so if you're an aspiring actor or actress from France this list should contain many of your idols. If you're looking for a particular popular actor or actress from France then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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This list answers the questions, "Who are the best French TV actors?" and "Which television actors are from France?"

You can click on the names of these legendary TV stars of France in order to get more information about each one. If you're a TV junkie use this list of talented French actresses to find some new TV stars that you haven't already heard of.
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JoJo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Joanna Noëlle Levesque (born December 20, 1990) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Raised in Foxborough, Massachusetts, she performed in various singing competitions as a ...more
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Kathie Lee Gifford is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Hercules, Live! with Kelly and Michael, Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child
Kathryn Lee Gifford (née Epstein; born August 16, 1953) is an American television host, singer, songwriter, and author. She is best known for her 15-year run (1985–2000) on the talk show ...more
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Adrien Théaux is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Adrien Théaux
Adrien Théaux (born 18 September 1984) is a French World Cup alpine ski racer and non-commissioned officer. He made his World Cup debut in February 2004 at age 19. Théaux ...more
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Christopher Reeve is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Love of Life, Faerie Tale Theatre, The Carol Burnett Show (1991)
Christopher D'Olier Reeve (September 25, 1952 – October 10, 2004) was an American actor who played DC comic book superhero Superman, beginning with the acclaimed Superman (1978), for which he ...more
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Gérard Depardieu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Les Misérables, Napoléon, Balzac
Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu (French: [ʒeʁaʁ ɡzavje maʁsɛl dəpaʁdjø] (listen); born 27 December 1948) is a French actor. He is one of the most prolific character actors in film ...more
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Rene Auberjonois is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Boston Legal, Benson
René Murat Auberjonois (June 1, 1940 - December 8, 2019) was an American actor and singer. In films, Auberjonois portrayed Father Mulcahy in M..A.SH (1970), and Chef Louis in The Little ...more
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Maggie Q is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Nikita, Stalker
Margaret Denise Quigley (born May 22, 1979), professionally known as Maggie Q, is an Hawaiian-American actress, model and animal rights activist. She is known for starring as the title role on ...more
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Alexa Davalos is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Reunion, Mob City
Alexa Davalos (born May 28, 1982) is an American actress. Her early role as Gwen Raiden on the fourth season of the TV series Angel (2002–03) was followed by several Hollywood films, including ...more
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Seinfeld, Saturday Night Live, Veep
Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus Hall (; born January 13, 1961) is an American actress, comedian, producer, and singer. She is known for her work in the television comedy series Saturday ...more
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Sophia Loren is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
The Fortunate Pilgrim
Sofia Villani Scicolone (Italian: [soˈfiːa vilˈlaːni ʃʃikoˈloːne]; born 20 September 1934), known professionally as Sophia Loren (Italian: [ˈlɔːren], English: ), is an Italian film actress and ...more
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Katherine Kath is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Katherine Kath was an actress.
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Roman Polański is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Rajmund Roman Thierry Polański (born 18 August 1933) is a French-Polish film director, producer, writer, and actor. Since 1978, he has been a fugitive from the U.S. criminal justice system, ...more
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Jean Cocteau is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (French: [ʒɑ̃ kɔkto]; 5 July 1889 – 11 October 1963) was a French poet, playwright, novelist, designer, filmmaker, visual artist and critic. ...more
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Omar Sharif is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Gulliver's Travels, The Ten Commandments, The 100 Greatest Musicals
Omar Sharif (Arabic: عمر الشريف‎, Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [ˈʕomɑɾ eʃʃɪˈɾiːf]; born Michel Dimitri Chalhoub [miˈʃel dɪˈmitɾi ʃælˈhuːb]; 10 April 1932 – 10 July 2015) was an Egyptian ...more
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Odette Annable is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
House, Life on Mars, Breaking In
Odette Juliette Annable (née Yustman; born May 10, 1985) is an American actress. She is known for various roles in film and television, including her starring role as Dr. Jessica Adams in ...more
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Vanessa Marcil is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Beverly Hills, 90210, General Hospital
Vanessa Marcil ( mar-SEL; born Sally Vanessa Ortiz; October 15, 1968) is an American actress. She is best known for her television roles as Brenda Barrett on General Hospital, Gina Kincaid on ...more
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Max von Sydow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
The Tudors, Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King, Nuremberg
Max von Sydow (; born Carl Adolf von Sydow, 10 April 1929) is a Swedish actor. He has appeared in many European and American films in several languages, and he received the Royal Foundation of ...more
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Triple H is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
WWE Raw, WWE SmackDown, Saturday Night's Main Event
Paul Michael Levesque (born July 27, 1969), better known by the ring name Triple H, is an American business executive, professional wrestler, and actor. He has been the Executive Vice President ...more
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John Larroquette is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Boston Legal, Night Court, The Practice
John Bernard Larroquette (born November 25, 1947) is an American actor. His roles include attorney Dan Fielding on the 1984-1992 sitcom Night Court (winning an unprecedented four consecutive ...more
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Brandon Routh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Chuck, Partners, Odd Man Out
Brandon James Routh (born October 9, 1979) is an American actor. He grew up in Iowa before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career and appeared on multiple television series throughout ...more
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Marion Cotillard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Highlander: The Series, L'@mour est à réinventer
Marion Cotillard (French: [maʁjɔ̃ kɔtijaʁ] (listen); born 30 September 1975) is a French actress, singer-songwriter, musician, and environmentalist. She is the recipient of an Academy Award, a ...more
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Catherine Deneuve is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Catherine Fabienne Dorléac, known professionally as Catherine Deneuve (French: [katʁin dənœv], born 22 October 1943), is a French actress as well as an occasional singer, model and ...more
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Christopher Meloni is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
True Blood, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Oz
Christopher Peter Meloni (born April 2, 1961) is an American actor. He is known for his television roles as NYPD Detective Elliot Stabler on the NBC legal drama Law & Order: Special Victims ...more
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Louis de Funès is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
La Famille Anodin
Louis Germain David de Funès de Galarza (French pronunciation: ​[lwi də fy.nɛs]; 31 July 1914 – 27 January 1983) was a French actor and comedian. According to several polls conducted ...more
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Vittorio De Sica is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
The Four Just Men
Vittorio De Sica (Italian pronunciation: [vitˈtɔːrjo de ˈsiːka]; 7 July 1901 – 13 November 1974) was an Italian director and actor, a leading figure in the neorealist movement. Four of the films ...more