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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 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