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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 Alyson Lee Hannigan is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Willow Rosenberg in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lily Aldrin on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your ...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 Benjamin Jeremy "Ben" Stein is an American writer, lawyer, actor, and commentator on political and economic issues. He attained early success as a speechwriter for American presidents ...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 Matthew George "Matt" Frewer is a Canadian American stand-up comedian, actor, singer, voice artist, and comedian. Acting since 1983, he is known for portraying the 1980s icon Max ...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 Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Jungle Fever, Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, ...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 Stephen Tyrone Colbert is an American political satirist, writer, producer, singer, television host, actor, media critic, and comedian. From 2005 to 2014, he was the host of Comedy Central's The ...more

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Duke Ellington is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was an American composer, pianist and bandleader of jazz orchestras. He led his orchestra from 1923 until his death, his career spanning over 50 years. ...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 Taraji Penda Henson is an American actress and singer. She is known for her roles as Yvette in Baby Boy, Shug in Hustle & Flow and Queenie in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, for which ...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 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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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 Kristen Johnston is an American stage, film, and television actress. She is most famous for her two-time Emmy Award-winning role as Sally Solomon in the television series 3rd Rock from the Sun. ...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 Louis Székely, known professionally as Louis C.K., is an American comedian, actor, and filmmaker. He is the creator, star, writer, director, and editor of the acclaimed FX comedy series ...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 Michael Nouri is an American television and film actor. He may be best known for his role as Nick Hurley, in the 1983 film Flashdance. He has had recurring roles in numerous television series, ...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 Katherine Marie Heigl is an American actress, film producer and former fashion model. She played Izzie Stevens on ABC's medical drama Grey's Anatomy from 2005 to 2010, a role for which she won ...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 Jaime Augusto Richards III 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 television series Angel and Mike ...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 Edward Kirk Herrmann was an American actor, director, writer, and comedian, best known for his Emmy-nominated portrayals of Franklin D. Roosevelt on television, Richard Gilmore in Gilmore Girls, ...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 Miguel Sandoval is an American film and television actor. Sandoval was born in Washington, D.C. He began working as a professional actor in 1975 when he joined a mime school in Albuquerque, New ...more

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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 William McChord Hurt is an American stage and film actor. He received his acting training at the Juilliard School and began acting on stage in the 1970s. Hurt made his film debut as a troubled ...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 John Heard, Jr. is an American actor known for his recurring role as Peter McCallister, in the first two installments of the Home Alone movie series. He starred or was featured in films ...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 Charles Elmer "Rip" Taylor, Jr. is an American actor and comedian.

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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 Ben Feldman 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 leading character in The ...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 Gregory Martin Itzin is an American film and television actor. He is best known for his role as disgraced U.S. President Charles Logan in the television series 24.

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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 Frances Hussey Sternhagen 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.
Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter and musician. Gaye helped to shape the sound of Motown Records, first as an in house session player in the 1960s and later as a solo artist with a ...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 David Khari Webber "Dave" Chappelle is an American comedian, screenwriter, television and film producer, and actor. After beginning his film career in 1993 as Ahchoo in Mel Brooks' ...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 Goldie Jeanne Hawn is an American actress, film director, producer, and occasional singer. Hawn is known for her roles in television's Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In and films such as The ...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 Michael Learned is an American actress, best known for her role as Olivia Walton in the long-running CBS drama series, The Waltons. She has won record four Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding ...more

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Henry Rollins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Project Greenlight, MTV Sports, Animal Underworld Henry Rollins is an American musician, writer, journalist, publisher, actor, television and radio host, spoken word artist, comedian, and activist. Rollins hosts a weekly radio show on KCRW. He ...more

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Justin Theroux is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
The Leftovers, John Adams, The District Justin Paul Theroux is an American actor, director, and screenwriter. He is best known for his work with film director David Lynch, appearing in Mulholland Drive and Inland Empire. He is also ...more

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Mo Rocca is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
I Love the '70s: Volume 2, I Love the '80s Strikes Back, I Love the '90s: Part Deux Maurice Alberto "Mo" Rocca is an American humorist, journalist and actor. He is a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning and the host and creator of My Grandmother's Ravioli on Cooking

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James McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
NYPD Blue, Detroit 1-8-7, Taken James McDaniel is an American stage, film and television actor. He is best known for playing Lt. Arthur Fancy on the television show NYPD Blue. He created the role of Paul in the hit Lincoln ...more

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Clifton Powell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Ryan Caulfield: Year One, Faceless Clifton Powell is an American actor and comedian.

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Tony Todd is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Transformers: Prime, The Eden Formula, Battle Force: Andromeda Anthony Tiran "Tony" Todd is an American actor and film producer, known for portraying Ben in both the 1990 and 2014 remakes of Night of the Living Dead, Candyman in the horror movie ...more

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JC Chasez is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
MMC, Greetings from Tucson, Emerald Cove Joshua Scott "JC" Chasez is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, entertainer, record producer, and occasional actor. He started out his career as a cast member on the The Mickey ...more

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Georgia Engel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Betty White Show, Jennifer Slept Here Georgia Bright Engel is an American film, television, and stage actress who is best known for her role as Georgette Franklin Baxter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

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Al Gore is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Albert Arnold Gore, Jr., is an American environmental activist, author, businessperson, former politician and former journalist. He served as the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States ...more

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Blair Brown is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Fringe, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Feds Bonnie Blair Brown is an American theater, film, and television actress. She has had a number of high-profile roles, including a Tony Award-winning turn in the play Copenhagen on Broadway, as ...more

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David Birney is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
St. Elsewhere, Love Is a Many Splendored Thing, Bridget Loves Bernie David Edwin Birney is an American actor/director whose career has performances in both contemporary and classical roles in theatre, film and television.

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Robert Hooks is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Backstairs at the White House, N.Y.P.D., M.A.N.T.I.S. Robert Hooks is an American actor of films, television and stage. With a career as a producer and political activist to his credit, he is most recognizable to the public for his over 100 roles ...more

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Jane Adams is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Hung, Relativity, Citizen Baines Jane Adams is an American film, television, and theatre actress.

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Nicholas Hammond is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
The Amazing Spider-Man, The Martian Chronicles, Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure Nicholas Hammond is an actor best known for his roles as Friedrich von Trapp in the film The Sound of Music, and as Peter Parker/Spider-Man on the CBS television series The Amazing Spider-Man.

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Leigh Taylor-Young is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Picket Fences, Peyton Place, Sunset Beach Leigh Taylor-Young is an American actress who has appeared on stage, screen, podcast, radio, and television.

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Jonathan Banks is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Wiseguy Jonathan Ray Banks is an American actor. His first notable film roles were in the films Airplane!, 48 Hrs., and Beverly Hills Cop. He has received critical acclaim for his role as Mike ...more

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Arleen Sorkin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Batman: The Animated Series, Days of Our Lives, Duet Arleen Sorkin is an American actress, screenwriter, presenter, and comedian. Sorkin is known for portraying Calliope Jones on the NBC daytime serial Days of Our Lives and for voicing Batman DC ...more

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Alan Hale, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Alan Hale, Sr. was an American movie actor and director, most widely remembered for his many supporting character roles, in particular as frequent sidekick of Errol Flynn, as well as movies ...more

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Joanna Going is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Another World, Search for Tomorrow, Dark Shadows Joanna C. Going is an American actress.

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Helen Hayes is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
The Snoop Sisters, The United States Steel Hour, MGM: When the Lion Roars Helen Hayes MacArthur was an American actress whose career spanned almost 80 years. She eventually garnered the nickname "First Lady of the American Theatre" and was one of twelve ...more

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Bridgit Mendler is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Wizards of Waverly Place, Good Luck Charlie Bridgit Claire Mendler is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. In 2004, she began her career in the animated Indian film The Legend of Buddha. As a teenager, Mendler ...more

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Whitney Cummings is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Whitney, Punk'd, Down and Dirty with Jim Norton Whitney Cummings is a Los Angeles based comedian, actor, writer and producer. Cummings writes, executive produces, and stars in her autobiographical sitcom Whitney, currently in it’s second ...more

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Erik King is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Dexter, Kindred: The Embraced, Alex Haley's Queen Erik King is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Sgt. Doakes on Showtime's television series Dexter and for his role as Moses Deyell on Oz.

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Laura Wright is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
General Hospital, Loving, The City Laura Wright is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Cassie Layne Winslow on Guiding Light, and since 2005, her portrayal of Carly Corinthos on General Hospital; the ...more

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Charles Fleischer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
The Richard Pryor Show, Mickey's 60th Birthday, Bone Chillers Charles Fleischer is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and musician, best known for appearing in films such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Back to the Future ...more