The Most Underappreciated Actors on Primetime TV

by tbell1826 | created - 14 Oct 2011 | updated - 14 Oct 2011 | Public

This is the list of primetime actors who are all great and talented but should have got as much recognition they deserved.

1. Sara Ramirez

Actress | Grey's Anatomy

Sara Ramirez was born on August 31, 1975 in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. She is an actress, known for Grey's Anatomy (2005), You've Got Mail (1998) and Spider-Man (2002). She has been married to Ryan DeBolt since July 4, 2012.

Grey's Anatomy

2. Andrew Lincoln

Actor | The Walking Dead

Andrew Lincoln is a British actor. Lincoln spent his early childhood in Hull, Yorkshire before his family relocated to Bath, Somerset when he was age 10. He was educated at Beechen Cliff School in Bath, and then the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. His father is a civil engineer...

The Walking Dead

3. Judah Friedlander

Actor | Feast

Judah Friedlander was born on March 16, 1969 in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA. He is an actor, known for Feast (2005), 30 Rock (2006) and American Splendor (2003).

30 Rock

4. Garret Dillahunt

Actor | 12 Years a Slave

Garret grew up in the state of Washington and attended the University of Washington where he studied journalism. He received his MFA from New York University's Graduate Acting Program. He appeared on and off Broadway and in theaters around the country before he began pursuing film and television ...

Raising Hope

5. Aubrey Plaza

Actress | Safety Not Guaranteed

Aubrey Christina Plaza (born June 26, 1984) is an American actress and comedian known for her deadpan style. She portrayed April Ludgate on Parks and Recreation (2009), and after appearing in supporting roles in several films, had her first leading role in the 2012 comedy Safety Not Guaranteed (...

Parks and Recreation

6. Danny Pino

Actor | Cold Case

Danny Pino was born on April 15, 1974 in Miami, Florida, USA as Daniel G. Pino. He is an actor and writer, known for Cold Case (2003), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and Across the Hall (2009). He has been married to Lilly Pino Bernal since February 15, 2002. They have two children.

Law & Order: SVU

7. Josh Radnor

Actor | Liberal Arts

Josh Radnor was born in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Carol Radnor, a high school guidance counselor, and Alan Radnor, a medical malpractice lawyer. Radnor has two sisters, Melanie Radnor and Joanna Radnor Vilensky. He grew up in Bexley, Ohio, a small city nested inside Columbus. Radnor attended ...

How I Met Your Mother

8. Pauley Perrette

Actress | NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Pauley Perrette is known to millions around the world as Abby Sciuto, the brilliant but offbeat forensic scientist on CBS's NCIS (2003), the #1-rated drama in the world. Her additional credits include appearances on such shows as Almost Famous (2000), The Ring (2002), 24 (2001), CSI: Crime Scene ...


9. Katie Aselton

Actress | The Freebie

Katie Aselton was born on October 1, 1978 in Milbridge, Maine, USA as Kathryn Anne Aselton. She is an actress, known for The Freebie (2010), Black Rock (2012) and The Gift (2015). She has been married to Mark Duplass since August 26, 2006. They have two children.

The League

10. Paul Scheer

Actor | The League

Scheer is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, podcaster, and producer. Scheer was born in Huntington, New York and graduated from New York University. He starred on the FXX series The League (2009), The HBO comedy Veep (2012), The Netflix series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp...

The League/NTSF:SD:SUV::

11. Mark Duplass

Actor | Safety Not Guaranteed

Mark Duplass was born on December 7, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Mark David Duplass. He is an actor and producer, known for Safety Not Guaranteed (2012), Creep (2014) and The One I Love (2014). He has been married to Katie Aselton since August 26, 2006. They have two children.

The League

12. Matthew Gray Gubler

Actor | (500) Days of Summer

Matthew Gray Gubler is an Emmy award winning actor, director, producer, painter, and voice over actor from Las Vegas Nevada. While studying film directing at NYU he interned for Wes Anderson who gave him his first feature film role as Bill Murray's loyal intern "Nico" in The Life Aquatic with Steve...

Criminal Minds

13. Cobie Smulders

Actress | The Avengers

Cobie Smulders was born on April 3, 1982, in Vancouver, British Columbia, to a Dutch father and an English mother. As a girl, Cobie had set her sights on becoming a doctor or a marine biologist. In fact, it wasn't until high school that Cobie started to explore acting after appearing in several ...

How I Met Your Mother

14. Jon Bernthal

Actor | The Wolf of Wall Street

Jon Bernthal was born and raised in Washington D.C., the son of Joan (Marx) and Eric Bernthal, a lawyer. His grandfather was musician Murray Bernthal. Jon went to study at The Moscow Art Theatre School, in Moscow, Russia, where he also played professional baseball in the European professional ...

The Walking Dead

15. Chris Pratt

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

Christopher Michael Pratt is an American film and television actor. He came to prominence from his television roles, including Bright Abbott in Everwood (2002), Ché in The O.C. (2003), and Andy Dwyer and Parks and Recreation (2009), and notable film roles in Moneyball (2011), The Five-Year ...

Parks and Recreation

16. Rich Sommer

Actor | Mad Men

Sommer returned to Cleveland in 2008 to teach a master class at the Case Western Reserve University / Cleveland Play House graduate program. He earned an MFA in the program in 2004.

Sommer planned his future in improv comedy during his Play House days. He has performed with the Upright Citizens ...

Mad Men

17. Erinn Hayes

Actress | Childrens Hospital

Erinn Hayes was born on May 25, 1976 in San Francisco, California, USA as Alexandra Erinn Carter. She is an actress and writer, known for Childrens Hospital (2008), The Watch (2012) and Rumor Has It... (2005). She has been married to Jack Hayes since July 24, 2004. They have two children.

Childrens Hospital

18. Rebecca Creskoff

Actress | NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Rebecca Creskoff was born on February 1, 1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Rebecca Anne Creskoff. She is an actress, known for NCIS (2003), Justified (2010) and Knucklehead (2010). She has been married to Michael Glassner since April 28, 2012. They have one child.


19. Brian Baumgartner

Actor | The Office

Brian Baumgartner was born on November 29, 1972 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Brian Bruce Baumgartner. He is an actor, known for The Office (2005), License to Wed (2007) and Four Christmases (2008). He has been married to Celeste Ackelson since April 2014.

The Office

20. Chris D'Elia

Actor | Celeste & Jesse Forever

Chris D'Elia is an actor and writer, known for Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012), Glory Daze (2010) and Little Evil (2017). He was previously married to Emily Montague.


21. Jayma Mays

Actress | Red Eye

Jamia Suzette Mays was born in Bristol, Tennessee, to Susan (Norris) and James Mays, and was raised in Grundy, Virginia with her older brother and sister. Her father was a high school teacher at Grundy Senior High School for seven years, before spending 25 years working in the coal-mining industry....


22. Nick Offerman

Actor | Parks and Recreation

Nick Offerman was born on June 26, 1970 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Parks and Recreation (2009), The Founder (2016) and Fargo (2014). He has been married to Megan Mullally since September 20, 2003.

Parks and Recreation

23. Kat Graham

Actress | The Vampire Diaries

Kat Graham is a music artist, actress and producer, known for her starring role on the hit TV show The Vampire Diaries (2009).

Graham was born Katerina Alexandre Hartford Graham in Geneva, Switzerland, and speaks four languages - English, Spanish, French, and Hebrew. Her father, Joseph, is a ...

The Vampire Diaries

24. Zach Roerig

Actor | The Vampire Diaries

Zachary George Roerig plays Matt Donovan on The Vampire Diaries, and is also known for his roles on TV series As The World Turns and One Life To Live. Roerig was born in Montpelier, Ohio to Daniel and Andrea Roerig in 1985. He attended Montpelier High school where he played both football and was ...

The Vampire Diaries

25. Billy Gardell

Actor | Bad Santa

Billy Gardell was born on August 20, 1969 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as William R. Gardell. He is an actor and producer, known for Bad Santa (2003), Avenging Angelo (2002) and Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017). He has been married to Patty Knight since 2001. They have one child.

Mike & Molly

26. Kirsten Vangsness

Actress | Criminal Minds

While Kirsten is best known as the bespectacled-brainiac-tech-kitten Penelope Garcia on the CBS hit drama Criminal Minds (2005)(and its spin-off Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior), she has had a long and varied career prior to joining the cast of the hit CBS series. Stage appearances include Perfuct...

Criminal Minds

27. Casey Wilson

Actress | Gone Girl

Casey Wilson was born on October 24, 1980 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA as Cathryn Rose Wilson. She is an actress and writer, known for Gone Girl (2014), Ass Backwards (2013) and Bride Wars (2009). She has been married to David Caspe since May 25, 2014. They have two children.

Happy Endings

28. Alison Brie

Actress | The LEGO Movie

Alison Brie was born in Hollywood, California, to Joanne (Brenner), who worked at a non-profit child care agency, and Charles Terry Schermerhorn, a musician and entertainment reporter. Her mother is Jewish and her father has Scottish, Dutch, English, German, and Norwegian ancestry. Brie grew up in ...

Community/Mad Men

29. Stephen Rannazzisi

Actor | The League

Stephen Rannazzisi was born on July 4, 1978 in Smithtown, Long Island, New York, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The League (2009), Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) and Big Day (2006).

The League

30. Brent Sexton

Actor | Radio

Brent Sexton was born on August 12, 1967 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Radio (2003), The Belko Experiment (2016) and Flightplan (2005).

The Killing

31. Marshall Allman

Actor | Hostage

Marshall Allman, born April 5th, 1984 in Austin, Texas, realized his talent for acting at the age of seventeen when he was given his first role in a summer production of Clive Barker's "The History of the Devil". Giving up his pursuits in art and athletics, he moved to Hollywood weeks after ...

True Blood

32. Kevin Alejandro

Actor | Arrow

Kevin Alejandro was born on April 7, 1976 in San Antonio, Texas, USA as Kevin Michael Alejandro. He is an actor and producer, known for Arrow (2012), True Blood (2008) and Southland (2009). He has been married to Leslie de Jesus Alejandro since February 14, 2004. They have one child.

True Blood

33. David Zayas

Actor | Skyline

David Zayas was born on August 15, 1962 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He is known for his work on Skyline (2010), The Expendables (2010) and Dexter (2006). He is married to Liza Colón-Zayas.


34. Adam Pally

Actor | Dirty Grandpa

Adam Pally was born on March 18, 1982 in New York City, New York, USA as Adam Saul Pally. He is an actor and producer, known for Dirty Grandpa (2016), Iron Man Three (2013) and The To Do List (2013). He has been married to Daniella Anne Liben since July 3, 2008.

Happy Endings

35. Misha Collins

Actor | Supernatural

Misha Collins is an American actor best known for his role as the angel Castiel on the TV series Supernatural (2005). He has had recurring roles on ER and 24, and has guest-starred on NCIS, Nip/Tuck, NYPD Blue, CSI, CSI:NY, Monk and Charmed. On the big screen, Misha is most known for his role in a ...


36. Iqbal Theba

Actor | Glee

Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, Iqbal Theba came to the US as a college Freshman at the University of Oklahoma, Norman. While in college in Oklahoma, Iqbal studied Civil Engineering and eventually obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Engineering Management. After realizing ...


37. Rutina Wesley

Actress | True Blood

Rutina Wesley is known for the character Tara Thorton, on the gritty Southern vampire drama, True Blood (2008). She was born in the city most renowned for glitz and glamour, Las Vegas, Nevada and was exposed to the arts at a very early age; in fact entertainment runs through her veins. Her father, ...

True Blood

38. Dann Florek

Actor | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Raised in Flat Rock, Michigan, character actor Dann Florek majored in math and physics at Eastern Michigan University until a drama scholarship changed the course of his career direction. Trained at Juilliard, he appeared frequently on stage ranging from the classics ("Love's Labour's Lost," "A ...

Law & Order: SVU

39. Eliza Coupe

Actress | Happy Endings

Eliza grew up in Plymouth, New Hampshire and graduated from Plymouth Regional High School. She has suffered from dyslexia since childhood.

In 2003, she toured France playing a soldier in an all-female version of King Lear.

She married Randall Whittinghill an Acting Coach in L.A.

She performed as part ...

Happy Endings

40. Anna Gunn

Actress | Breaking Bad

An actress on both stage and screen, Anna Gunn has portrayed a vast array of complex and powerful characters throughout her career.

Anna grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico after her parents transplanted the family from Cleveland, Ohio to the Southwest in the late seventies. She discovered acting in a ...

Breaking Bad

41. Betsy Brandt

Actress | Breaking Bad

Betsy Brandt was born on March 14, 1973 in Bay City, Michigan, USA as Betsy Ann Brandt. She is an actress, known for Breaking Bad (2008), Magic Mike (2012) and No Ordinary Family (2010). She has been married to Grady Olsen since 1996. They have two children.

Breaking Bad

42. Kiernan Shipka

Actress | Carriers

Kiernan Shipka was born in Chicago, Illinois, to John Young Shipka, a real estate developer, and his wife, Erin Ann, a one-time queen of Chicago's St. Patrick's Day parade. The family relocated to Los Angeles when she was six to support her acting career. Kiernan got her black belt in taekwondo in ...

Mad Men

43. Neil Flynn

Actor | Mean Girls

Neil Richard Flynn is an American actor and comedian, known for his role as "The Janitor", in the medical comedy-drama, Scrubs (2001). He currently portrays "Mike Heck" in the ABC sitcom, The Middle (2009). Neil was born in the south-side of Chicago. He is of Irish descent and was raised Catholic. ...

The Middle.

44. Nick Kroll

Actor | Sausage Party

Nick Kroll was born on June 5, 1978 in New York City, New York, USA as Nicholas J. Kroll. He is an actor and writer, known for Sausage Party (2016), Adult Beginners (2014) and Sing (2016).

The League

45. Giancarlo Esposito

Actor | Breaking Bad

Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, to an Italian carpenter/stagehand father from Naples and an opera-singing African-American mother from Alabama. His parents, working in Europe at the time of his birth, settled in Manhattan by the time he was six, and that's ...

Breaking Bad

46. Dean Norris

Actor | Breaking Bad

Dean Norris was born on April 8, 1963 in South Bend, Indiana, USA as Dean Joseph Norris. He is an actor, known for Breaking Bad (2008), Total Recall (1990) and Get the Gringo (2012). He has been married to Bridget since April 2001. They have five children.

Breaking Bad

47. Alyson Hannigan

Actress | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Alyson Hannigan was born in Washington, D.C., to Emilie (Posner), a real estate agent, and Al Hannigan, a truck driver. She began her acting career in Atlanta at the young age of 4 in commercials sponsoring such companies as McDonald's, Six Flags, and Oreos. She is a seasoned television actress ...

How I Met Your Mother

48. Kat Dennings

Actress | Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

Kat Dennings was born Katherine Victoria Litwack in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, to Ellen (Schatz), a speech therapist and poet, and Gerald Litwack, a molecular pharmacologist. She is the youngest of five children. Her family is of Russian Jewish descent. Kat was predominantly ...

2 Broke Girls

49. Kristin Bauer van Straten

Actress | Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

Kristin grew up in Wisconsin playing sports, riding horses, and shooting guns. Her father was an avid horseman and gun collector and her mother a housewife involved in charities. Kristin moved to Los Angeles and began acting in 1994 after studying fine arts in St. Louis, Boston and New York. She ...

True Blood

50. Shawn Hatosy

Actor | Animal Kingdom

Shawn Hatosy was born on December 29, 1975 in Frederick, Maryland, USA as Shawn Wayne Hatosy. He is an actor and writer, known for Animal Kingdom (2016), Southland (2009) and Alpha Dog (2006). He has been married to Kelly Albanese since December 2010. They have three children.


51. Michael Cudlitz

Actor | Grosse Pointe Blank

Michael Cudlitz was born on December 29, 1964 in Long Island, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), Sex Drive (2008) and Southland (2009). He is married to Rachel Cudlitz. They have two children.


52. Shannon Woodward

Actress | Westworld

Shannon Woodward was born on December 17, 1984 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA as Shannon Marie Woodward. She is an actress, known for Westworld (2016), Raising Hope (2010) and The Riches (2007).

Raising Hope

53. T.J. Thyne

Actor | How the Grinch Stole Christmas

TJ was born in Boston, Massachusetts, attended high school in Plano, Texas, graduated high school in 1993, and moved to Los Angeles to attend college. He attended the University of Southern California's theatre program, graduating in 1997. Through college, he worked as an extra in films (including ...


54. Eric Christian Olsen

Actor | Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd

Eric Christian Olsen was born on May 31, 1977 in Eugene, Oregon, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003), Fired Up! (2009) and Not Another Teen Movie (2001). He has been married to Sarah Wright since June 23, 2012. They have two children.

NCIS: Los Angeles

55. Yvette Nicole Brown

Actress | Community

Yvette Nicole Brown was born on August 12, 1971 in East Cleveland, Ohio, USA. She is an actress, known for Community (2009), Talking Dead (2011) and Drake & Josh (2004).


56. Mae Whitman

Actress | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Mae was born in Los Angeles, California to Pat Musick, a voice artist, and Jeffrey Whitman, a personal manager and set construction coordinator. She began her career with a voice-over for a Tyson Chicken commercial. Whitman attended Ribét Academy, a private preparatory school in Los Angeles. She ...


57. Dax Shepard

Actor | Hit and Run

Dax Randall Shepard was born in 1975 in Milford, a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, to Laura (LaBo), who worked at GM, and Dave Robert Shepard, Sr., a car salesman. His mother is of French-Canadian and Belgian descent. With both his parents working in the automotive industry, Dax's first love was cars.



58. Danny Pudi

Actor | Community

Danny Pudi was born on March 10, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Daniel Mark Pudi. He is an actor, known for Community (2009), Star Trek: Beyond (2016) and Knights of Badassdom (2013). He has been married to Bridget Showalter Pudi since June 5, 2004. They have two children.


59. Katy Mixon

Actress | Minions

Katy Mixon was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida. She was one of seven children. She graduated from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. Mixon's first acting job came in 2001, playing "Calpurnia" in the Utah Shakespearean Festival's presentation of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar". Mixon moved to ...

Mike & Molly

60. Jim Rash

Actor | The Way Way Back

Jim Rash was born on July 15, 1971 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Way Way Back (2013), Community (2009) and The Descendants (2011).


61. Donald Glover

Actor | Atlanta

Donald McKinley Glover was born at the Edwards Air Force Base, California, and was raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia. His mother, Beverly (Smith), ran a daycare center, and his father, Donald Glover, was a postal worker. He is not, despite rumors, related to actor Danny Glover. Donald graduated ...


62. Jim O'Heir

Actor | Smothered by Mothers

Jim O'Heir was born on February 4, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for Smothered by Mothers (2018), Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) and Logan Lucky (2017).

Parks and Recreation

63. Adam Scott

Actor | Step Brothers

Adam Scott was born in Santa Cruz, California, the son of Anne and Douglas Scott. He has two older siblings, Shannon and David. Scott has said that his brother David "looks like me but is far more cerebral and inherited the intellect of our parents," both of whom are retired teachers. He graduated ...

Parks and Recreation

64. Rashida Jones

Actress | Parks and Recreation

Rashida Jones was born in Los Angeles, the younger daughter of media mogul, producer, and musician Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton. She has an older sister, Kidada Jones, and five half-siblings by her father's other relationships. Her father is African-American, and also has Welsh ancestry. ...

Parks and Recreation

65. Gillian Jacobs

Actress | Community

Gillian Jacobs was born on October 19, 1982 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Gillian McLaren Jacobs. She is an actress, known for Community (2009), Walk of Shame (2014) and The Box (2009).


66. Jim Beaver

Actor | Deadwood

Jim Beaver is an American character actor, best known for his leading roles on the TV series Deadwood (2004) and Supernatural (2005). Born in Laramie, Wyoming a minister's son, he was raised in and around Irving, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. Following high school and a year of college, he joined the ...


67. Sarah Drew

Actress | Radio

Sarah Drew grew up on Long Island in Stony Brook, New York, the daughter of Jeannie Drew, a teacher, and Charles Drew, a pastor at Emanuel Presbyterian Church in New York City. While attending the University of Virginia, Drew began acting in plays and community theater, and received a bachelor's ...

Grey's Anatomy

68. Rico Rodriguez

Actor | Modern Family

Rico Rodriguez was born on July 31, 1998 in College Station, Texas, USA. He is an actor, known for Modern Family (2009), The Muppets (2011) and Epic Movie (2007).

Modern Family

69. Atticus Shaffer

Actor | The Unborn

Atticus Ronald Shaffer was born on June 19, 1998 to Ron and Debbie Shaffer, with whom he resides in Acton, California. Atticus was discovered by his manager in 2006 and soon landed a guest starring role in the series The Class (2006). That role led him to the role of Brick in the original ABC pilot,...

The Middle.

70. Sarah Hyland

Actress | Modern Family

Sarah Hyland was born in New York City to actors Melissa D. Canaday and Edward James Hyland. She began in the business at the age of 4 with commercial work and voice overs. Her first film was Private Parts (1997). She then moved on to The Object of My Affection (1998) and then spent time on Another...

Modern Family

71. Ellie Kemper

Actress | Bridesmaids

Ellie Kemper, born Elizabeth Claire Kemper on May 2, 1980, is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She is best-known for her role as "Erin Hannon" in the NBC series The Office (2005), as well as her supporting roles in the films Bridesmaids (2011) and 21 Jump Street (2012)). She plays the ...

The Office

72. Tony Denison

Actor | The Closer

Award-winning actor Tony Denison joined the cast of The Closer, starring Kyra Sedgwick, as Det. Andy Flynn in 2005, which quickly became TNT's # 1 Drama. Transitioning his role onto the spin-off series Major Crimes, Lt. Flynn is a consistent fan-favorite known for his antics opposite GW Bailey's Lt...

The Closer

73. Timothy Omundson

Actor | Galavant

Timothy Omundson was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, on July 29, 1969, the youngest of four children. He grew up in Seattle, Washington, where his family moved when he was one. His father is a former railroad man and his mother was a teacher. Tim started to study theatre at the age of 12 at the ...


74. Christopher Gorham

Actor | The Other Side of Heaven

Christopher Gorham was born on August 14, 1974 in Fresno, California, USA as Christopher David Gorham. He is an actor and director, known for The Other Side of Heaven (2001), Ugly Betty (2006) and Covert Affairs (2010). He has been married to Anel Lopez Gorham since January 22, 2000. They have ...

Covert Affairs

75. B.J. Novak

Actor | The Office

B.J. Novak was born on July 31, 1979 in Newton, Massachusetts, USA as Benjamin Joseph Manaly Novak. He is an actor and producer, known for The Office (2005), Inglourious Basterds (2009) and Saving Mr. Banks (2013).

The Office

76. Kate Flannery

Actress | The Office

KATE FLANNERY is best known for her 9 seasons as Meredith the drunk on NBC's THE OFFICE. She toured the country as Jane Lynch's sidekick in her anti cabaret act, SEE JANE SING in over 30 cities including Joe's Pub in NYC. Her original cult comedy lounge act, the Lampshades plays all over the ...

The Office

77. Zachary Knighton

Actor | The Hitcher

Zachary Knighton was born on October 25, 1978 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Hitcher (2007), The Prince and Me (2004) and Flashforward (2009).

Happy Endings

78. Max Greenfield

Actor | New Girl

Max Greenfield was born on September 4, 1980 in Dobbs Ferry, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for New Girl (2011), The Big Short (2015) and About Alex (2014). He has been married to Tess Sanchez since 2008. They have two children.

New Girl

79. Jason O'Mara

Actor | Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Jason O'Mara was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. Soon after graduating from Trinity College Dublin with a BA in Drama and Theatre he moved to London, England, to further pursue his acting career. Time spent in British repertory theater led to leading roles in acclaimed productions at some of ...

Terra Nova

80. Allison Miller

Actress | 17 Again

Allison Miller was born in Rome, Italy, to American parents, Margo and John Winn Miller. She grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, where her father worked as a journalist.

The family eventually settled in Tallahassee, Florida, where she studied dance, piano, acting and singing while still at high school ...

Terra Nova

81. Callie Thorne

Actress | Necessary Roughness

Callie Thorne was born on November 20, 1969 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Calliope Silver Thorne. She is an actress and producer, known for Necessary Roughness (2011), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) and Whipped (2000).

Necessary Roughness

82. Jennifer Carpenter

Actress | Dexter

Jennifer was born in Kentucky. Her mother is Catherine Mitchell and her father is Robert Carpenter.

She attended St. Raphael the Archangel and then Sacred Heart Academy. During her last two years of high school, she studied drama at the Walden Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky. She then trained at the ...


83. Lucas Neff

Actor | Fear, Inc.

Lucas Neff was born in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago, IL in 1985. The start of his acting career came about by mistake after he was assigned to the performing arts department at the University of Illinois. It was there that he graduated with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Theatre in 2008....

Raising Hope

84. Angela Kinsey

Actress | The Office

Angela is an American actress. She was born in Louisiana, but raised from the age of 2 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Her father was working as a drilling engineer. During her time there, she attended the Jakarta International English School and learned to speak Indonesian. When she was age 14, her family ...

The Office

85. Phyllis Smith

Actress | Inside Out

Phyllis Smith was born on July 10, 1951 in Lemay, Missouri, USA. She is known for her work on Inside Out (2015), The Office (2005) and Bad Teacher (2011).

The Office

86. Retta

Actress | Parks and Recreation

Retta was born as Marietta Sangai Sirleaf. She is an actress, known for Parks and Recreation (2009), Fracture (2007) and To the Bone (2017).

Parks and Recreation

87. Maulik Pancholy

Actor | 30 Rock

Maulik Pancholy was born on January 18, 1974 in the USA as Maulik Navin Pancholy. He is an actor, known for 30 Rock (2006), Weeds (2005) and 27 Dresses (2008).


88. Brian Benben

Actor | Dream On

Charming, compactly built, extremely affable American actor Brian Edward Benben was born on June 18, 1956 in Winchester, Virginia, to Gloria Patricia (Coffman) and Peter Michael Benben, Sr., a produce buyer. His paternal grandparents were Polish.

Deciding on an acting career while quite young, he ...

Private Practice

89. Ricardo Chavira

Actor | Desperate Housewives

Ricardo Chavira was born on September 1, 1971 in San Antonio, Texas, USA as Ricardo Antonio Chavira. He is an actor, known for Desperate Housewives (2004), Piranha 3D (2010) and Dead Space 3 (2013). He has been married to Marcea Dietzel since September 22, 2007. They have two children.

Desperate Housewives

90. Bryan Greenberg

Actor | How to Make It in America

Bryan Greenberg was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to Denise "Denny" and Carl Greenberg, who are both psychologists. He has a sister, Becca. His family is Jewish. At the age of twelve, Greenberg moved to St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated from Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield, MO. Having ...

How to Make It in America

91. Lake Bell

Actress | In a World...

Lake Bell was born on March 24, 1979 in New York City, New York, USA as Lake Caroline Siegel Bell. She is an actress and director, known for In a World... (2013), No Strings Attached (2011) and It's Complicated (2009). She has been married to Scott Campbell since June 1, 2013. They have two ...

Childrens Hospital/How to Make It in America

92. Nolan Gould

Actor | Modern Family

Nolan Gould was born on October 28, 1998 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Modern Family (2009), Friends with Benefits (2011) and The To Do List (2013).

Modern Family

93. Ariel Winter

Actress | Sofia the First

Ariel Winter is one of Hollywood's most promising young talents with notable roles both in both television and film. Ariel stars on ABC's critically acclaimed and Emmy® winning hit series, "Modern Family (2009)." Winter plays 'Alex Dunphy,' the brainy middle child in the Dunphy family, opposite Ty ...

Modern Family

94. Sam Trammell

Actor | True Blood

Tony nominee Sam Trammell is most widely recognized for his starring role of Sam Merlotte in HBO's AFI award-winning series TRUE BLOOD. The Alan Ball created fantasy drama set ratings records for the network over its seven year run. Trammell currently guest stars on NBC's Golden Globe nominated ...

True Blood

95. Simon Helberg

Actor | The Big Bang Theory

Simon Helberg was born and raised in Los Angeles but despite this, and the fact that his father is the actor Sandy Helberg and his mother the casting director Harriet B. Helberg, his main interest as a young boy was karate. In his teens, though, he discovered acting and went on to study at New York...

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96. Kunal Nayyar

Actor | The Big Bang Theory

Kunal Nayyar is an Indian actor. He moved from India to the US in 1999. He first moved to Portland, Oregon, to study business. He started acting in plays as a way of making new friends. He took acting classes, but he went on to graduate from the University of Portland with a degree in business, as ...

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97. Melissa Rauch

Actress | The Big Bang Theory

Melissa Ivy Rauch was born in Marlboro, New Jersey, to Susan and David Rauch. She has a brother, Ben, and was raised in a Jewish household. Rauch attended Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, where she received a BFA degree. While going to school, Melissa performed stand-up comedy around ...

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98. Michaela Conlin

Actress | Bones

Michaela Conlin was born on June 9, 1978 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress, known for Bones (2005), Baby, Baby, Baby (2015) and The Lincoln Lawyer (2011).


99. John Francis Daley

Actor | Bones

John Francis Daley began acting in the national and international tour of The Who's Tommy, playing young Tommy - and coming to national prominence in the critically acclaimed, cult classic series, Freaks and Geeks (1999). Formerly a regular on the Fox hit, Bones (2005), John can also be seen in the...


100. Tamara Taylor

Actress | Serenity

Tamara Taylor's career took off when she landed a series regular role on Fox's Party of Five (1994). Since then she has appeared in Steven Bochco's City of Angels (2000), Hidden Hills (2002), Lost (2004), Numb3rs (2005), CSI: Miami (2002), NCIS (2003), and Fox's hit Bones (2005). She also had a ...