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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 Blagden Levesque, better known by her stage name JoJo, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Raised in Foxborough, Massachusetts, she performed in various singing ...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 Kathie Lee Gifford is a French-born American television host, singer, songwriter, comedian, and actress, best known for her 15-year run on the talk show Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee, which ...more

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Adrien Théaux is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Adrien Théaux Adrien Theaux is an alpine skier.

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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 was an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, author, and activist. He achieved stardom for his acting achievements, in particular his motion picture ...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 is a French actor, film-maker, businessman and vineyard owner. He is one of the most prolific character actors in film history, having completed ...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 is an American actor. He is known for portraying Father Mulcahy in the film version of M*A*S*H, Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid, and for originating a number of ...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, professionally known as Maggie Q, is an American actress and model. She achieved international fame starring as the title role on The CW's action-thriller series Nikita ...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 is an actress.

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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 is an American actress, comedian, and producer. She is known for her television work on Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and Veep, which she ...more

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Sophia Loren is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
The Fortunate Pilgrim Sophia Loren is an Italian-French film star. She began her career at age 14 after entering a beauty pageant in 1949. Encouraged to enroll in acting lessons, Loren appeared in several bit parts ...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 Polanski is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Roman Polanski is a Polish and, since 1976, naturalized-French film director, producer, writer, and actor. Having made films in Poland, the United Kingdom, France and the United States, he is ...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 was a French writer, designer, playwright, artist and filmmaker. Cocteau is best known for his novel Les Enfants Terribles, and the films Blood ...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 is an Egyptian actor. The assumed surname Sharif means "noble" in Arabic. His films include Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago and Funny Girl. He has been nominated for an ...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 is an American actress.

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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 is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Brenda Barrett on General Hospital, Gina Kincaid on Beverly Hills, 90210 and Sam Marquez on Las Vegas.

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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 Carl Adolf "Max" von Sydow is a Swedish actor. He has starred in many films and had supporting roles in dozens more in many languages, including Swedish, Norwegian, English, Italian, ...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 Triple H is a actor, wrestler and professional wrestling booker.

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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 III is an American film, television and stage actor. His roles include Dan Fielding on the 1984–1992 sitcom Night Court, Mike McBride in the Hallmark Channel series ...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 is an American actor and former fashion model. He grew up in Iowa before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, and subsequently appeared on multiple television ...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 is a French actress and singer-songwriter. She is also an environmentalist and spokesperson for Greenpeace. She has garnered worldwide acclaim and awards for her performances in ...more

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Catherine Deneuve is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Catherine Deneuve is a French actress who gained recognition for her portrayal of aloof, mysterious beauties for various directors, including Luis Buñuel and Roman Polanski. She is a ...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 is an American actor. He is best known for his television roles as NYPD Detective Elliot Stabler on the NBC police drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and as ...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 de Funès, born Louis Germain David de Funès de Galarza, was a popular French actor of Spanish origin and one of the giants of French comedy alongside André Bourvil and ...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 was an Italian director and actor, a leading figure in the neorealist movement. Four of the films he directed won Academy Awards: Sciuscià and Bicycle Thieves were ...more

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Emily Deschanel is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Bones, Rose Red Emily Erin Deschanel is an American actress and producer. She is best known for starring in the Fox procedural comedy-drama series Bones as Dr. Temperance Brennan.

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Alain Delon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Frank Riva, Fabio Montale Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon is a French actor and businessman, with French-Swiss dual citizenship since 1999. He rose quickly to stardom, and by the age of 23 was already being compared ...more

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Eric Balfour is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
24, Haven, Conviction Eric Salter Balfour is an American actor and singer. He is the lead singer of Born As Ghosts, formerly known as Fredalba. His roles include Milo Pressman on the action-thriller TV series 24 and ...more

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Monica Bellucci is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Monica Bellucci is an Italian actress and fashion model.

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Humphrey Bogart is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Humphrey DeForest Bogart was an American screen actor whose performances in such iconic 1940s films noir as The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, and The Big Sleep, earned him the legacy of cultural ...more

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Jeanne Moreau is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Les Misérables, Le Tiroir secret, Balzac Jeanne Moreau is a French actress, singer, screenwriter and director. She is the recipient of a César Award for Best Actress, a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress and a Cannes Film ...more

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Sophie Marceau is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu is a French actress, director, screenwriter, and author. As a teenager, Marceau achieved popularity with her debut films La Boum and La Boum 2, receiving a ...more

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Juliette Binoche is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Juliette Binoche is a French actress, artist and dancer. She has appeared in more than 40 feature films, been recipient of numerous international accolades, is a published author and has ...more

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Shannyn Sossamon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Moonlight, How to Make It in America, Dirt Shannon Sossamon, popularly known as Shannyn Sossamon, is an American actress and musician. She has starred in the films A Knight's Tale, 40 Days and 40 Nights, Wristcutters: A Love Story, The ...more

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Michel Legrand is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Michel Jean Legrand is a French musical composer, arranger, conductor, and pianist. Legrand is a prolific composer, having written over 200 film and television scores in addition to many ...more

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Milo Ventimiglia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Heroes, Gilmore Girls, The Whispers Milo Anthony Ventimiglia is an American actor best known for his role as Peter Petrelli on the NBC television series Heroes. Ventimiglia's first career break was in the Fox series Opposite Sex, ...more

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Jean-Claude Carrière is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Jean-Claude Carrière is a French novelist, screenwriter, actor, and Academy Award honoree. Alumnus of the École normale supérieure de Saint-Cloud, he was a frequent ...more

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Claude Lelouch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Claude Barruck Joseph Lelouch is a French film director, writer, cinematographer, actor and producer.

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Amanda Lear is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Peep!, Stryx Amanda Lear is a French singer, lyricist, painter, television presenter, actress and former model. Lear grew up in the South of France and in Switzerland, and studied art in Paris and at Saint ...more

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Claudette Colbert is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Claudette Colbert was a French-born American actress, and a leading lady for two decades. Colbert began her career in Broadway productions during the 1920s, progressing to film with the advent ...more

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Claude Chabrol is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Claude Henri Jean Chabrol was a French film director, a member of the French New Wave group of filmmakers who first came to prominence at the end of the 1950s. Like his colleagues and ...more

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Julie Delpy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Frankenstein Julie Delpy is a French-American actress, film director, screenwriter, and singer-songwriter. She studied filmmaking at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and has directed, written, ...more

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Yo-Yo Ma is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Yo-Yo Ma is a French-born Chinese American cellist. Born in Paris, he spent his schooling years in New York City and was a child prodigy, performing from the age of five. He graduated from ...more

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Stephen Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
The Young Riders, Scare Tactics, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Stephen Andrew Baldwin is an American actor, director, producer and author. He has starred in many films, such as Threesome, The Usual Suspects, Bio-Dome, Fled, The Flintstones in Viva Rock ...more

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Brigitte Bardot is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot is a French former actress, singer and fashion model, who later became an animal rights activist. She was one of the best known symbols of the 1950s and 1960s and was ...more

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Eva LaRue is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
CSI: Miami, All My Children, Head over Heels Eva Maria LaRue is an American model and actress. She is known for her roles as Dr. Maria Santos from All My Children and Det. Natalia Boa Vista in CSI: Miami.

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William Wyler is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
William Wyler was an American film director, producer and screenwriter. Notable works included Ben-Hur, The Best Years of Our Lives, and Mrs. Miniver, all of which won Wyler Academy Awards for ...more

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Jean Reno is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez, known as Jean Reno, is a French actor. Working in French, English, Japanese, Spanish, and Italian, he has appeared in numerous successful films such as ...more

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Jean Renoir is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Jean Renoir was a French film director, screenwriter, actor, producer and author. As a film director and actor, he made more than forty films from the silent era to the end of the 1960s. His ...more

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André the Giant is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous TV Actors from France
Saturday Night's Main Event, WCW WorldWide, AWA All-Star Wrestling André René Roussimoff, best known as André the Giant, was a French professional wrestler and actor. His best-remembered acting role was that of Fezzik, the giant in the film ...more