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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 Hannigan1

    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

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  • Ben Stein2

    Ben Stein

    Married... with Children, Pinky and the Brain

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • Matt Frewer3

    Matt Frewer

    Eureka, The Pink Panther Show

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

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

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  • Samuel L. Jackson4

    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

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  • Stephen Colbert5

    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

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  • Duke Ellington6
    Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer,...  more

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  • Taraji P. Henson7

    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

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  • Christopher Meloni8

    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

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  • Kristen Johnston9

    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
  • Louis C.K.10

    Louis C.K.

    Louie, Lucky Louie

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America, Mexico

    Louis Székely () (born September 12, 1967), better known by his stage name Louis C.K. (), is...  more

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  • Michael Nouri11

    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
  • Katherine Heigl12

    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

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  • J. August Richards13

    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
  • Edward Herrmann14

    Edward Herrmann

    Gilmore Girls, Eleanor and Franklin

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Edward Kirk Herrmann (July 21, 1943 – December 31, 2014) was an American actor, director,...  more

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  • Miguel Sandoval15

    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....  more
  • William Hurt16

    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

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  • John Heard17

    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
  • Rip Taylor18

    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

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  • Ben Feldman19

    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
  • Gregory Itzin20

    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
  • Frances Sternhagen21

    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
  • Marvin Gaye22
    Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.; April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American singer,...  more

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  • Dave Chappelle23

    Dave Chappelle

    Chappelle's Show, Wanda at Large

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • Goldie Hawn24

    Goldie Hawn

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

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • Michael Learned25

    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