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Famous actresses from Texas


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Famous actresses from Texas

Anyone who wants to admire and envy the world’s biggest stars needs only to look on Instagram. From A-list movie stars and major musicians to pro ball players and comedians who landed their own sitcoms, there’s no shortage of evidence of just how good the good life is. They post pictures of themselves with other big shots on rooftop bars, at exclusive clubs, at backstage parties, and at restaurants where regular people can’t get a reservation.But the vast majority of these celebrities were born and raised outside of Hollywood, finding their way to the bright lights and big money of superstardom from obscure beginnings in regular small towns and cities across the country.Stacker compiled a list of actresses that were born in Texas from IMDb’s most popular list. Movie poster images are from OMDb. Keep reading to see which of your favorite actresses are from your home state.You may also like: Famous actors from Texas



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Mckenna Grace

– Born: Grapevine, Texas, USA (6/25/2006)

– Known for:
— Mary in “Gifted” (2017)
— Esther Keyes in “The Handmaid’s Tale” (2021)
— Tonya (8-12 Yrs) in “I, Tonya” (2017)



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Hassie Harrison

– Born: Dallas, Texas, USA (3/20/1990)

– Known for:
— Laramie in “Yellowstone” (2020-2021)
— Lucy McConky in “Tacoma FD” (2019-2021)
— Mazie Wales in “The Iron Orchard” (2018)



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Elizabeth Lail

– Born: Williamson County, Texas, USA (3/25/1992)

– Known for:
— Quinn Harris in “Countdown” (2019)
— Guinevere Beck in “You” (2018-2019)
— Princess Anna / Joan in “Once Upon a Time” (2014)



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Sadie Sink

– Born: Brenham, Texas, USA (4/16/2002)

– Known for:
— Max Mayfield in “Stranger Things” (2017-2022)
— Haley in “Eli” (2019)
— Young Lori in “The Glass Castle” (2017)



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Gina Carano

– Born: Dallas County, Texas, USA (4/16/1982)

– Known for:
— Cara Dune in “The Mandalorian” (2019-2020)
— Mallory Kane in “Haywire” (2011)
— Riley in “Fast & Furious 6” (2013)You may also like: Zip codes with the most expensive homes in Texas



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Mireille Enos

– Born: Houston, Texas, USA (9/22/1975)

– Known for:
— Kat in “If I Stay” (2014)
— Karin Lane in “World War Z” (2013)
— Lizzy Murray in “Sabotage” (2014)



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Natalie Zea

– Born: Harris County, Texas, USA (3/17/1975)

– Known for:
— Winona Hawkins in “Justified” (2010-2015)
— Lauren Riley in “The Shield” (2004)
— Christinith in “The Other Guys” (2010)



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Amber Heard

– Born: Austin, Texas, USA (4/22/1986)

– Known for:
— Mera in “Aquaman” (2018)
— Chenault in “The Rum Diary” (2011)
— Piper in “Drive Angry” (2011)



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Madison Davenport

– Born: San Antonio, Texas, USA (11/22/1996)

– Known for:
— Ashley Wheeler in “Sharp Objects” (2018)
— Jack in “Black Mirror” (2019)
— Kate Fuller / Amaru in “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” (2000-2016)



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Melora Hardin

– Born: Houston, Texas, USA (6/29/1967)

– Known for:
— Principal Jane Masterson in “17 Again” (2009)
— Lorelai in “Hannah Montana: The Movie” (2009)
— Jan Levinson / Jan Levinson-Gould in “The Office” (2005-2013)You may also like: Cities with the fastest-growing home prices in Texas



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Renée Zellweger

– Born: Katy, Texas, USA (4/25/1969)

– Known for:
— Roxie Hart in “Chicago” (2002)
— Ruby Thewes in “Cold Mountain” (2003)
— Dorothy Boyd in “Jerry Maguire” (1996)



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Robin Wright

– Born: Dallas, Texas, USA (4/8/1966)

– Known for:
— Jenny Curran in “Forrest Gump” (1994)
— Wealthow in “Beowulf” (2007)
— The Princess Bride in “The Princess Bride” (1987)



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Jennifer Love Hewitt

– Born: Waco, Texas, USA (2/21/1979)

– Known for:
— Julie James in “I Know What You Did Last Summer” (1997)
— Del Blaine in “The Tuxedo” (2002)
— Wendy / Page Conners / Jane Helstrom in “Heartbreakers” (2001)



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Missi Pyle

– Born: Houston, Texas, USA (11/16/1972)

– Known for:
— Laliari in “Galaxy Quest” (1999)
— Constance in “The Artist” (2011)
— Fran in “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” (2004)



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Selena Gomez

– Born: Grand Prairie, Texas, USA (7/22/1992)

– Known for:
— Grace / Cordelia Winthrop Scott in “Monte Carlo” (2011)
— Faith in “Spring Breakers” (2012)
— Mavis in “Hotel Transylvania” (2012)You may also like: Recipes from Texas



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Molly C. Quinn

– Born: Texarkana, Texas, USA (10/8/1993)

– Known for:
— Alexis Castle / Sally Scofield in “Castle” (2009-2016)
— Bloom in “Winx Club: Enchantix” (2011-2012)
— Melissa Fitzgerald in “We’re the Millers” (2013)



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Sarah Shahi

– Born: Euless, Texas, USA (1/10/1980)

– Known for:
— Lisa in “Bullet to the Head” (2012)
— Jenny in “Alias” (2001-2002)
— Erica in “Old School” (2003)



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Piper Perabo

– Born: Dallas, Texas, USA (10/31/1976)

– Known for:
— Violet Sanford in “Coyote Ugly” (2000)
— Julia McCullough in “The Prestige” (2006)
— Leah Banning in “Angel Has Fallen” (2019)



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Alexis Bledel

– Born: Houston, Texas, USA (9/16/1981)

– Known for:
— Rory Gilmore in “Gilmore Girls” (2000-2007)
— Lena in “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” (2005)
— Becky in “Sin City” (2005)



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Lynn Collins

– Born: Houston, Texas, USA (5/16/1977)

– Known for:
— Kayla Silverfox in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (2009)
— Dejah Thoris in “John Carter” (2012)
— Portia in “The Merchant of Venice” (2004)You may also like: Famous actresses from Texas



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Brianna Hildebrand

– Born: College Station, Texas, USA (8/14/1996)

– Known for:
— Negasonic Teenage Warhead in “Deadpool” (2016)
— Negasonic Teenage Warhead in “Deadpool 2” (2018)
— Sadie Cunningham in “Tragedy Girls” (2017)



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Dakota Johnson

– Born: Austin, Texas, USA (10/4/1989)

– Known for:
— Anastasia Steele in “Fifty Shades of Grey” (2015)
— Amelia Ritter in “The Social Network” (2010)
— Anastasia Steele in “Fifty Shades Darker” (2017)



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Summer Glau

– Born: San Antonio, Texas, USA (7/24/1981)

– Known for:
— River in “Serenity” (2005)
— Cameron Phillips / Allison Young in “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” (2008-2009)
— Gwen in “Knights of Badassdom” (2013)



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Michelle Rodriguez

– Born: San Antonio, Texas, USA (7/12/1978)

– Known for:
— Letty in “Furious 7” (2015)
— Letty in “Fast & Furious 6” (2013)
— Letty in “The Fast and the Furious” (2001)



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Amy Acker

– Born: Dallas, Texas, USA (12/5/1976)

– Known for:
— Winifred Burkle / Illyria in “Angel” (2001-2004)
— Lin in “The Cabin in the Woods” (2011)
— Root / The Machine / Caroline Turing / Samantha Groves in “Person of Interest” (2012-2016)You may also like: Best places to retire in Texas



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Shannon Elizabeth

– Born: Houston, Texas, USA (9/7/1973)

– Known for:
— Nadia in “American Pie 2” (2001)
— Nadia in “American Pie” (1999)
— Justice in “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back” (2001)



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Michelle Forbes

– Born: Austin, Texas, USA (1/8/1965)

– Known for:
— Carrie Laughlin in “Kalifornia” (1993)
— Brazen in “Escape from L.A.” (1996)
— Maryann Forrester / Woman in the Road in “True Blood” (2008-2012)



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Tiya Sircar

– Born: Tarrant County, Texas, USA (5/16/1982)

– Known for:
— Vicky / The Real Eleanor / Denise in “The Good Place” (2016-2020)
— Neha in “The Internship” (2013)
— Sabine Wren in “Star Wars Rebels” (2014-2018)



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Leighton Meester

– Born: Fort Worth, Texas, USA (4/9/1986)

– Known for:
— Rebecca in “The Roommate” (2011)
— Blair Waldorf in “Gossip Girl” (2007-2012)
— Jamie in “That’s My Boy” (2012)



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Paige Hurd

– Born: Dallas, Texas, USA (7/20/1992)

– Known for:
— Andrea in “A Girl Like Grace” (2015)
— Vanessa in “Beauty Shop” (2005)
— Samantha Grover in “Hawaii Five-0” (2013-2017)You may also like: Best colleges in Texas



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Brooke Burns

– Born: Dallas, Texas, USA (3/16/1978)

– Known for:
— Katrina in “Shallow Hal” (2001)
— Jennifer Cullen in “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” (2008)
— Kim Patterson in “Titanic II” (2010)



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Rain Phoenix

– Born: Crockett, Texas, USA (11/21/1972)

– Known for:
— Emily in “O” (2001)
— Bonanza Jellybean in “Even Cowgirls Get the Blues” (1993)
— Kate in “Hitch” (2005)



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Jennifer Garner

– Born: Houston, Texas, USA (4/17/1972)

– Known for:
— Sydney Bristow / Anna Espinosa in “Alias” (2001-2006)
— Jenna Rink in “13 Going on 30” (2004)
— Vanessa Loring in “Juno” (2007)



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Annette O’Toole

– Born: Houston, Texas, USA (4/1/1952)

– Known for:
— Lana Lang in “Superman III” (1983)
— Soundtrack in “A Mighty Wind” (2003)
— Elaine in “48 Hrs.” (1982)



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Carolyn Jones

– Born: Amarillo, Texas, USA (4/28/1930)
– Died: 8/3/1983

– Known for:
— Cindy Fontaine in “The Man Who Knew Too Much” (1956)
— Theodora ‘Teddy’ Belicec in “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” (1956)
— Doris in “The Big Heat” (1953)You may also like: States sending the most people to Texas



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Madison Pettis

– Born: Arlington, Texas, USA (7/22/1998)

– Known for:
— Annie Watson in “American Pie Presents: Girls’ Rules” (2020)
— Natasha ‘Tosh’ Bennett in “Five Points” (2018-2019)
— Peyton Kelly in “The Game Plan” (2007)



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Kathryn Grant

– Born: Houston, Texas, USA (11/25/1933)

– Known for:
— Mary Pilant in “Anatomy of a Murder” (1959)
— Princess Parisa in “The 7th Voyage of Sinbad” (1958)
— Laura Hutchinson in “The Night the World Exploded” (1957)



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Leven Rambin

– Born: Houston, Texas, USA (5/17/1990)

– Known for:
— Glimmer in “The Hunger Games” (2012)
— Chloe Jones in “The Path” (2017)
— Athena Bezzerides in “True Detective” (2015)



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Farrah Fawcett

– Born: Corpus Christi, Texas, USA (2/2/1947)
– Died: 6/25/2009

– Known for:
— Alex in “Saturn 3” (1980)
— Holly in “Logan’s Run” (1976)
— Pamela in “The Cannonball Run” (1981)



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Shae D’lyn

– Born: Abilene, Texas, USA (11/24/1962)

– Known for:
— Carolyn Rothstein in “Boardwalk Empire” (2014)
— May in “The Pretty One” (2013)
— Carlotta in “Café Society” (2016)You may also like: Most popular boy names in the 70s in Texas



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Candice King

– Born: Houston, Texas, USA (5/13/1987)

– Known for:
— Girl Lab Partner in “Juno” (2007)
— Caroline Forbes in “The Vampire Diaries” (2009-2017)
— Joann in “Deadgirl” (2008)



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Brec Bassinger

– Born: Saginaw, Texas, USA (5/25/1999)

– Known for:
— Courtney Whitmore / Stargirl in “Stargirl” (2020-2021)
— Bella Dawson in “Bella and the Bulldogs” (2015-2016)
— Catherine in “47 Meters Down: Uncaged” (2019)



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Taylor Cole

– Born: Arlington, Texas, USA (4/29/1984)

– Known for:
— Rachel Corelli in “Dumbbells” (2014)
— Erica Kessen in “12 Rounds” (2009)
— Female Lawyer in “Surrogates” (2009)



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Evelyn Keyes

– Born: Port Arthur, Texas, USA (11/20/1916)
– Died: 7/4/2008

– Known for:
— Helen Sherman in “The Seven Year Itch” (1955)
— Susan Gilvray in “The Prowler” (1951)
— Suellen – Their Daughter in “Gone with the Wind” (1939)



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Allison Tolman

– Born: Houston, Texas, USA (11/18/1981)

– Known for:
— Linda in “Krampus” 2015
— Lucy in “The Gift” 2015You may also like: Countries Texas imports the most goods from



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Hilary Duff

– Born: Houston, Texas, USA (9/28/1987)

– Known for:
— Sam in “A Cinderella Story” (2004)
— Holly Hamilton in “The Perfect Man” (2005)
— Teresa ‘Terri’ Fletcher in “Raise Your Voice” (2004)



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Morgan Fairchild

– Born: Dallas, Texas, USA (2/3/1950)

– Known for:
— Nora Tyler Bing / Nora Bing in “Friends” (1995-2001)
— Jamie Douglas in “The Seduction” (1982)
— Venus in “eCupid” (2011)



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Madylin Sweeten

– Born: Brownwood, Texas, USA (6/27/1991)

– Known for:
— Ally Barone in “Everybody Loves Raymond” (1996-2005)
— Danielle in “American Splendor” (2003)
— Becky in “Eagle Eye” (2008)



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Sissy Spacek

– Born: Quitman, Texas, USA (12/25/1949)

– Known for:
— Ruth Fowler in “In the Bedroom” (2001)
— Carrie in “Carrie” (1976)
— Loretta Lynn in “Coal Miner’s Daughter” (1980)



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Shelley Duvall

– Born: Houston, Texas, USA (7/7/1949)

– Known for:
— Wendy Torrance in “The Shining” (1980)
— Olive Oyl in “Popeye” (1980)
— Millie Lammoreaux in “Three Women” (1977)You may also like: Most popular boy names in the 80s in Texas


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