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Famous TV Actors from France

Updated June 14, 2019 19.1k views672 items

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.

This list features Malik Zidi, J. B. Blanc and more.

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
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    Kathie Lee Gifford is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from France

    Kathie Lee Gifford

    Hercules, Live! with Kelly and Michael

    BirthplaceParis, France

    NationalityFrance, United States of America

    Kathryn Lee Gifford (née Epstein; born August 16, 1953) is an American television host,... more

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    #15 of 131 The Most Annoying TV Hosts#16 of 58 The Best Female Talk Show Hosts on TV

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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... more
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    Christopher Reeve is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous TV Actors from France

    Christopher Reeve

    Love of Life, Faerie Tale Theatre

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Christopher D'Olier Reeve (September 25, 1952 – October 10, 2004) was an American actor who... more

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    Gérard Depardieu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous TV Actors from France

    Gérard Depardieu

    Les Misérables, Napoléon

    BirthplaceChâteauroux, France

    NationalityFrance, Russia

    Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu (French: [ʒeʁaʁ ɡzavje maʁsɛl dəpaʁdjø] (listen); born 27... more
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    Rene Auberjonois is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from France

    Rene Auberjonois

    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Boston Legal

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    René Murat Auberjonois (June 1, 1940 - December 8, 2019) was an American actor and singer. In... more
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    Maggie Q is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from France

    Maggie Q

    Nikita, Stalker

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Margaret Denise Quigley (born May 22, 1979), professionally known as Maggie Q, is an... more

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    Alexa Davalos is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from France

    Alexa Davalos

    Reunion, Mob City

    BirthplaceParis, France

    NationalityUnited States of America,France

    Alexa Davalos (born May 28, 1982) is an American actress. Her early role as Gwen Raiden on the... more
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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from France

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Seinfeld, Saturday Night Live

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus Hall (; born January 13, 1961) is an American actress,... more

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    Sophia Loren is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from France

    Sophia Loren

    The Fortunate Pilgrim

    BirthplaceRome, Italy

    NationalityFrance, Italy

    Sofia Villani Scicolone (Italian: [soˈfiːa vilˈlaːni ʃʃikoˈloːne]; born 20 September 1934),... 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
    Rajmund Roman Thierry Polański (born 18 August 1933) is a French-Polish film director,... 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... more

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    Omar Sharif is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from France

    Omar Sharif

    Gulliver's Travels, The Ten Commandments

    BirthplaceAlexandria, Egypt

    NationalityFrance, Egypt

    Omar Sharif (Arabic: عمر الشريف‎, Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [ˈʕomɑɾ eʃʃɪˈɾiːf]; born... more
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    Odette Annable is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from France

    Odette Annable

    House, Life on Mars

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America,France

    Odette Juliette Annable (née Yustman; born May 10, 1985) is an American actress. She is known... more

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    Vanessa Marcil is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from France

    Vanessa Marcil

    Beverly Hills, 90210

    BirthplaceIndio, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Vanessa Marcil ( mar-SEL; born Sally Vanessa Ortiz; October 15, 1968) is an American actress.... more

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    Max von Sydow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from France

    Max von Sydow

    The Tudors, Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King

    BirthplaceLund, Sweden

    NationalitySweden, France

    Max von Sydow (born Carl Adolf von Sydow, April 10, 1929 - March 8, 2020) is a Swedish actor.... more

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    Triple H is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous TV Actors from France

    Triple H

    WWE Raw, WWE SmackDown
    Paul Michael Levesque (born July 27, 1969), better known by the ring name Triple H, is an... more

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    John Larroquette is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from France

    John Larroquette

    Boston Legal, Night Court

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    John Bernard Larroquette (born November 25, 1947) is an American actor. His roles include... more

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    Brandon Routh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous TV Actors from France

    Brandon Routh

    Chuck, Partners

    BirthplaceNorwalk, Iowa, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America,France

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    #1106 of 2,437 The Most Influential People of All Time#26 of 33 Master Chief Fantasy Casting

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    Marion Cotillard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from France

    Marion Cotillard

    Highlander: The Series, L'@mour est à réinventer

    BirthplaceParis, France

    NationalityFrance

    Marion Cotillard (French: [maʁjɔ̃ kɔtijaʁ] (listen); born 30 September 1975) is a French... 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],... more
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    Christopher Meloni is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous TV Actors from France

    Christopher Meloni

    True Blood, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America,France,Italy

    Christopher Peter Meloni (born April 2, 1961) is an American actor. He is known for his... more

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    Louis de Funès is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from France

    Louis de Funès

    La Famille Anodin

    BirthplaceFrance, Courbevoie

    NationalityFrance

    Louis Germain David de Funès de Galarza (French pronunciation: ​[lwi də fy.nɛs]; 31 July 1914... more
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    Vittorio De Sica is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous TV Actors from France

    Vittorio De Sica

    The Four Just Men

    BirthplaceItaly, Sora

    NationalityFrance, Italy

    Vittorio De Sica (Italian pronunciation: [vitˈtɔːrjo de ˈsiːka]; 7 July 1901 – 13 November... more
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