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TV Actors from Washington, D.C.

Updated October 13, 2018 14.6k views264 items

List RulesOnly 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

    Alyson Hannigan

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, How I Met Your Mother

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Alyson Lee Hannigan (born March 24, 1974) is an American actress and television presenter. She... more on Wikipedia
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    Ben Stein

    Ben Stein

    Married... with Children, Pinky and the Brain

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Benjamin Jeremy Stein (born November 25, 1944) is an American writer, lawyer, actor, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Matt Frewer

    Matt Frewer

    Eureka, The Pink Panther Show

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America, Canada

    Matthew George Frewer (born January 4, 1958) is a Canadian-American actor, singer, voice... more on Wikipedia

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    Samuel L. Jackson

    Samuel L. Jackson

    Afro Samurai, Ghostwriter

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American actor and film producer. A... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Stephen Colbert

    Stephen Colbert

    Strangers with Candy, Harvey Birdman

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Stephen Tyrone Colbert ( kohl-BAIR; born May 13, 1964) is an American comedian, writer,... more on Wikipedia

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    Duke Ellington
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    Taraji P. Henson

    Taraji P. Henson

    Person of Interest, Empire

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Taraji Penda Henson ( tə-RAH-jee; born September 11, 1970) is an American actress and author.... more on Wikipedia

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    Christopher Meloni

    Christopher Meloni

    True Blood, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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    Kristen Johnston

    Kristen Johnston

    3rd Rock from the Sun, Bored to Death

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kristen Angela Johnston (born September 20, 1967) is an American actress. She is known for her... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Louis C.K.

    Louis C.K.

    Louie, Lucky Louie

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America, Mexico

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    Michael Nouri

    Michael Nouri

    The O.C., Damages

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Michael Nouri (born December 9, 1945) is an American television and film actor. His father,... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Katherine Heigl

    Katherine Heigl

    Grey's Anatomy, Roswell

    BirthplaceWest End, Washington, D.C., United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Katherine Marie Heigl (; born November 24, 1978) is an American actress, film producer, and... more on Wikipedia

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    J. August Richards

    J. August Richards

    Angel, Raising the Bar

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jaime Augusto Richards III (born August 28, 1973) commonly known as J. August Richards is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Edward Herrmann

    Edward Herrmann

    Gilmore Girls, Eleanor and Franklin

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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    Miguel Sandoval

    Miguel Sandoval

    Medium, Jackie Chan Adventures

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Miguel Sandoval (born November 16, 1951) is an American film and television actor.
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    William Hurt

    William Hurt

    Damages, Too Big to Fail

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    William McChord Hurt (born March 20, 1950) is an American actor, director, producer, and... more on Wikipedia

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    John Heard

    John Heard

    Cavemen, The Client

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    John Heard Jr. (March 7, 1946 – July 21, 2017) was an American film and television actor. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Rip Taylor

    Rip Taylor

    The Emperor's New School, The Addams Family

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Charles Elmer "Rip" Taylor Jr. (born January 13, 1935) is an American actor and comedian. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Ben Feldman

    Ben Feldman

    Mad Men, Drop Dead Diva

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Ben Feldman (born May 27, 1980) is an American actor. He has done stage acting, including the... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Gregory Itzin

    Gregory Itzin

    24, The Mentalist

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Gregory Martin Itzin (born April 20, 1948) is an Emmy nominated American film and television... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Frances Sternhagen

    Frances Sternhagen

    Sex and the City, Another World

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Frances Hussey Sternhagen (born January 13, 1930) is an American actress. Sternhagen has... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Marvin Gaye
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  • 23
    Dave Chappelle

    Dave Chappelle

    Chappelle's Show, Wanda at Large

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 24
    Goldie Hawn

    Goldie Hawn

    Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, Good Morning World

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America,Hungary

    Goldie Jeanne Hawn (born November 21, 1945) is an American actress, producer, and singer. She... more on Wikipedia

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  • 25
    Michael Learned

    Michael Learned

    The Waltons, Living Dolls

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Michael Learned (born April 9, 1939) is an American actress, known for her role as Olivia... more on Wikipedia