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TV Actors from Washington, D.C.

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List Rules Only TV actors who were born or grew up in Washington, D.C..

List of famous television actors/actresses who were born in Washington, D.C., with photos when available. These renowned Washington, D.C. 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 Washington, D.C., but everyone on this list grew up in Washington, D.C. and considers it to be their home. This list includes Washington, D.C. TV actors from every type of show, including cartoons where they might have done voice over work. If you grew up in Washington, D.C. then you should be proud of these television actors whose birthplace is Washington, D.C.. Various bits of information are available for these Washington, D.C. celebrities as well, such as what year they were born and what shows they are known for.

Examples include Katherine Heigl and Alyson Hannigan.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Washington, D.C.?" and "Who are the most famous Washington, D.C. actors?"
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Alyson Hannigan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, How I Met Your Mother, Veronica Mars

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Alyson Lee Hannigan (born March 24, 1974) is an American actress and television presenter. She is best known for her roles as Willow Rosenberg on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer ...more

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Ben Stein is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Married... with Children, Pinky and the Brain, The Emperor's New School

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Benjamin Jeremy Stein (born November 25, 1944) is an American writer, lawyer, actor, and commentator on political and economic issues. He was a speechwriter for U.S. presidents Richard Nixon and ...more

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Matt Frewer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Eureka, The Pink Panther Show, The Stand

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Nationality: United States of America, Canada

Matthew George Frewer (born January 4, 1958) is a Canadian-American actor, singer, voice artist and comedian. Acting since 1983, he is best known for portraying the 1980s icon Max Headroom and ...more

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Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Afro Samurai, Ghostwriter, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American actor and film producer. A recipient of critical acclaim and numerous accolades and awards, Jackson is the actor whose films have ...more

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Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Strangers with Candy, Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Stephen Tyrone Colbert ( kohl-BAIR; born May 13, 1964) is an American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host. He is best known for hosting the satirical ...more

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Duke Ellington is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death over a career ...more

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Taraji P. Henson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Person of Interest, Empire, The Division

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Taraji Penda Henson ( tə-RAH-jee; born September 11, 1970) is an American actress and author. She studied acting at Howard University and began her Hollywood career in guest roles on several ...more

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Christopher Meloni is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
True Blood, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Oz

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

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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Kristen Johnston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
3rd Rock from the Sun, Bored to Death, The Exes

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Kristen Angela Johnston (born September 20, 1967) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Sally Solomon in the television series 3rd Rock from the Sun, for which she twice won the ...more
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Louis C.K. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Louie, Lucky Louie, The Chris Rock Show

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Nationality: United States of America, Mexico

Louis Székely () (born September 12, 1967), better known by his stage name Louis C.K. (), is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and filmmaker. In 2012, C.K. won a Peabody Award ...more

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Michael Nouri is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
The O.C., Damages, Search for Tomorrow

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Michael Nouri (born December 9, 1945) is an American television and film actor. His father, Edmond Nouri was born in Iraq.He may be best known for his role as Nick Hurley in the 1983 film ...more
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Katherine Heigl is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Grey's Anatomy, Roswell, State of Affairs

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., West End, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Katherine Marie Heigl (; born November 24, 1978) is an American actress, film producer, and former fashion model. She started her career as a child model with Wilhelmina Models before turning ...more

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J. August Richards is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Angel, Raising the Bar, Conviction

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

Nationality: United States of America

Jaime Augusto Richards III (born August 28, 1973) commonly known as J. August Richards is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of vampire hunter Charles Gunn on the WB ...more
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Edward Herrmann is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Gilmore Girls, Eleanor and Franklin, Beacon Hill

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Edward Kirk Herrmann (July 21, 1943 – December 31, 2014) was an American actor, director, writer, and comedian, best known for his portrayals of Franklin D. Roosevelt on television, Richard ...more

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Miguel Sandoval is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Medium, Jackie Chan Adventures, Bad Judge

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Miguel Sandoval (born November 16, 1951) is an American film and television actor.
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William Hurt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Damages, Too Big to Fail, Frank Herbert's Dune

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

William McChord Hurt (born March 20, 1950) is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He received his acting training at the Juilliard School and began acting on stage in the ...more

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John Heard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Cavemen, The Client, 20 Questions

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

Nationality: United States of America

John Heard Jr. (March 7, 1946 – July 21, 2017) was an American film and television actor. He had lead roles in several films, including Deceived, Chilly Scenes of Winter, Heart Beat, Cutter's ...more
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Rip Taylor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
The Emperor's New School, The Addams Family, The Brady Bunch Hour

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

Nationality: United States of America

Charles Elmer "Rip" Taylor Jr. (born January 13, 1935) is an American actor and comedian. He is known for his exuberance and flamboyant personality, including his wild moustache, ...more

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Ben Feldman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Mad Men, Drop Dead Diva, A to Z

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

Nationality: United States of America

Ben Feldman (born May 27, 1980) is an American actor. He has done stage acting, including the Broadway play The Graduate along with Alicia Silverstone and Kathleen Turner. He also played a ...more
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Gregory Itzin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
24, The Mentalist, Covert Affairs

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Gregory Martin Itzin (born April 20, 1948) is an Emmy nominated American film and television actor.
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Frances Sternhagen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Sex and the City, Another World, Love of Life

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Frances Hussey Sternhagen (born January 13, 1930) is an American actress. Sternhagen has appeared On- and Off-Broadway, in movies, and on TV since the 1950s.
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Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.; April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He helped to shape the sound of Motown in the 1960s, first as an ...more

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Dave Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Chappelle's Show, Wanda at Large, Buddies

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

Nationality: United States of America

David Khari Webber Chappelle (; born August 24, 1973) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. Chappelle is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Emmy Awards ...more

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Goldie Hawn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, Good Morning World

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Goldie Jeanne Hawn (born November 21, 1945) is an American actress, producer, and singer. She rose to fame on the NBC sketch comedy program Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1968–70), before going ...more

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Michael Learned is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
The Waltons, Living Dolls, Roots: The Gift

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

Nationality: United States of America

Michael Learned (born April 9, 1939) is an American actress, known for her role as Olivia Walton in the long-running CBS drama series The Waltons (1972–1981). She has won the Primetime Emmy ...more