My favorite celebrities from TV shows and TV movies

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1.
Queen Latifah
Actress, Living Single
Often considered hip-hop's first lady (though some would attribute that to Roxanne Shanté), the woman behind the moniker Queen Latifah was born Dana Owens on March 18th, 1970, in East Orange, New Jersey. She is the daughter of Rita (Bray), a teacher, and Lancelot Owens, Sr. She came from a police family--both her father and older brother were cops...
“ M'Lynn in Steel Magnolias ” - jprocter-1
 
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“ Shelby in Steel Magnolias ” - jprocter-1
 
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Phylicia Rashad
Phylicia Rashad was born in Houston, Texas, to African-American parents, Vivian Elizabeth (Ayers), a poet and art director, and Andrew Arthur Allen, an orthodontist. As a child, Phylicia, her older brother Andrew (called Tex), and younger sister, dancer and actress Debbie Allen, lived in Mexico. She has another brother...
“ Clairee in Steel Magnolias ” - jprocter-1
 
4.
Alfre Woodard
Actress, Primal Fear
Alfre Woodard was born on November 8, 1952 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the youngest of three children of Constance, a homemaker, and Marion H. Woodard, an interior designer. She was named by her godmother, who claimed she saw a vision of Alfre's name written out in gold letters. A former high school cheerleader and track star...
“ Ouiser in Steel Magnolias ” - jprocter-1
 
5.
Jill Scott
Born in 1972 in North Philadelphia, Jill Scott grew up in the ghetto with her mother, Joyce, and grandmother. A deeply loved and gifted child, she learned to talk at only eight months and was reading by age four. Always the center of attention, her principal in elementary school described her as a little butterfly...
“ Truvy in Steel Magnolias ” - jprocter-1
 
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Adepero Oduye
Adepero Oduye hails from Brooklyn, New York City by way of Nigeria. She is a graduate of Cornell University; and has studied acting with Wynn Handman, Austin Pendleton, and Susan Batson. Her name is pronounced "Add-eh-pair-o Oh-due-yay." Her theatre credits include Danai Gurira's play Eclipsed, at the Yale Repertory Theatre; The Bluest Eye...
“ Annelle in Steel Magnolias ” - jprocter-1
 
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Bea Arthur
Actress-comedienne Bea Arthur was born on May 13, 1922 in New York City to a Jewish family. She grew up in Maryland, where her parents ran a dress shop. At 12 years old, she was the tallest girl in her school at 5'9". She earned the title "wittiest" girl in her school, and Bea's dream was to be in show business...
“ Dorothy Zbornak on The Golden Girls ” - jprocter-1
 
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Betty White
Betty White was born in Oak Park, Illinois, to Christine Tess (Cachikis), a homemaker, and Horace Logan White, a lighting company executive. She is of Danish, Greek, English, and Welsh descent. Although best known as the devious Sue Ann Nivens on the classic sitcom Mary Tyler Moore and the ditzy Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls...
“ Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls; Elizabeth on Life with Elizabeth; Vicki Angel on Date with the Angels ” - jprocter-1
 
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Rue McClanahan
A New York stage actress in the 1950s, McClanahan was plucked from the stage by Norman Lear for roles on All in the Family and later Maude. For two years (1982 - 1984), she played "Aunt Fran" on Mama's Family until her character was killed off and she joined the cast of Golden Girls. She hit her comedic stride as a sharp tongued oversexed Southern belle on The Golden Girls.
“ Blanche Devereaux on The Golden Girls ” - jprocter-1
 
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Estelle Getty
She was truly one mother of a mom...on stage, on film and on TV. A favorite firecracker on 80s and 90s television, tiny character player Estelle Getty became best known for her carping, meddlesome moms -- complete with bemused, cynical looks, irreverent digs and dead-pan Henny Youngman-like one-liners...
“ Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls ” - jprocter-1
 
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Andy Griffith
Andy Griffith is best known for his starring roles in two very popular television series, The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock. Griffith earned a degree in music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In the 1950s, he became a regular on The Ed Sullivan Show and The Steve Allen Plymouth Show. He was featured in the Broadway play "No Time for Sergeants" (1955) for which he received a Tony nomination...
“ Sheriff Andy Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show ” - jprocter-1
 
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Don Knotts
Don Knotts, the legendary television character actor, was born Jesse Donald Knotts on July 21, 1924 in Morgantown, West Virginia, to William Jesse Knotts and the former Elsie L. Moore. He was the youngest of four sons in a family that had been in America since the 17th century. His first stint as an entertainer was as a ventriloquist...
“ Deputy Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show ” - jprocter-1
 
13.
Ron Howard
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation's most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind and Apollo 13 to the hit comedies Parenthood and Splash, he has created some of Hollywood's most memorable films. Howard directed and produced "Cinderella Man" starring Oscar winner Russell Crowe...
“ Opie Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show ” - jprocter-1
 
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Frances Bavier
Frances Bavier was born in New York City on December 14, 1902. Her first Broadway appearance was in April 1925 in "The Poor Nut", the start of a successful Broadway career. She traveled with the USO to entertain the U.S. troops in the Pacific during World War II. Her last appearance on Broadway was in the 1951 play, "Point of No Return" starring Henry Fonda. It ran for 356 performances...
“ Aunt Bee on The Andy Griffith Show ” - jprocter-1
 
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Jim Nabors
Tall, spade-jawed, hopelessly genial balladeer/actor Jim Nabors was born in 1930 in Alabama and raised there, graduating from the University of Alabama. A typing clerk at the UN in his salad days, he eventually moved to Los Angeles due to his asthmatic condition and became a film cutter for NBC. Jim was discovered on stage doing a cabaret act at "The Horn"...
“ Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show ” - jprocter-1
 
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George Lindsey
George Lindsey quickly became an icon on television in the 1960's playing the part of 'Goober Pyle" on the "Andy Griffith Show". He replaced Jim Nabors who portrayed "Gomer Pyle" who ran the "fillin station" on "The Andy Griffith Show". As Jim Nabors was tapped for his own show "Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C."...
“ Goober Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show ” - jprocter-1
 
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Ross Lynch
Ross Lynch debuted his acting career as 'Austin Moon' in the Disney Channel original comedy series "Austin & Ally." This role has earned him 4 Kids Choice Awards for 'Favorite TV Actor' (2013-2016) and 3 Teen Choice Awards for 'Choice TV Actor: Comedy' (2014-2016). In summer 2013, Lynch starred as 'Brady'...
“ Austin Moon on Austin & Ally ” - jprocter-1
 
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Laura Marano
Actress, Austin & Ally
Laura Marano started acting in the theatre when she was five years old. She has done numerous plays at the Agoura Children's Theatre, and continued her acting in many national commercials. She is now starring in the new Disney Channel pilot, Austin & Ally, where she is playing the title character, "Ally Dawson"...
“ Ally Dawson on Austin & Ally ” - jprocter-1
 
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“ Trish on Austin & Ally ” - jprocter-1
 
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Calum Worthy
Calum Worthy was born in and currently lives in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and goes to Claremont Secondary School--commuting to auditions and for work in the film and TV industry. He decided that he wanted to become an actor at the age of four, after watching Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone...
“ Dez on Austin & Ally ” - jprocter-1
 
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Bella Thorne
Actress, Shake It Up!
Bella Thorne was born in Pembroke Pines, Florida, to Tamara (Beckett) and Delancey Reinaldo "Rey" Thorne. She has three siblings, Remy Thorne, Dani Thorne and Kaili Thorne, all of whom have also acted. She is of Cuban (father) and Irish, Italian, English, German, and Welsh (mother) ancestry...
“ Cece Jones on Shake It Up ” - jprocter-1
 
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Zendaya
Actress, Shake It Up!
Zendaya, which means "to give thanks" in the language of Shona, was born in Oakland, California. She now lives in Los Angeles, California with her family and her dog, named "Midnight". She was a part of the California Shakespearian Theatre, where her mom worked as a House Manager. She would help out in the theatre and even got to do many plays after...
“ Rocky Blue on Shake It Up ” - jprocter-1
 
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Davis Cleveland
Davis Cleveland was born in Houston, Texas. He began his acting career by doing commercial work in Texas. After moving to Los Angeles, he began appearing in national commercials for big name companies. Davis has guest-starred in many shows, and co-stars as Flynn Jones in Disney's hit show "Shake It Up".
“ Flynn Jones on Shake It Up ” - jprocter-1
 
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Roshon Fegan
Music man and entertainer Ro Shon Fegan began his claim to fame here in Los Angeles at the age of 18 months. His first creative moments of his career was actually a national soda commercial where he collaborated with the musical classic group Boyz II Men. And his momentum for the creative industry took off from there...
“ Ty Blue on Shake It Up ” - jprocter-1
 
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Adam Irigoyen
Adam Irigoyen began his acting career at the age of 11. He appeared in multiple commercials and print campaigns before guest-starring on the Disney Channel's Emmy Award-winning series, Wizards of Waverly Place, which eventually led to an audition for the role of "Deuce Martinez" on Shake It Up!. He has also appeared in the indie films "Flight", "Nickel or Dime" and "Electric Natural Safe"...
“ Deuce Martinez on Shake It Up ” - jprocter-1
 
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“ Kurt Hummel on Glee ” - jprocter-1
 
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“ Burt Hummel on Glee ” - jprocter-1
 
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“ Lester Dawson on Austin & Ally ” - jprocter-1
 
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“ J.J. Jones on Shake It Up ” - jprocter-1
 
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“ Georgia Jones on Shake It Up ” - jprocter-1
 
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“ Penny Dawson on Austin & Ally ” - jprocter-1
 
32.
John Henson
Producer, Wipeout
John Henson started acting when he was eight years old and tried everything he could--even singing and dancing. It was at Boston University that he began performing improvisational comedy. He loved the adrenaline rush it gave him so he quit school at the age of 20 to do stand-up full time.
“ Mike Moon on Austin & Ally ” - jprocter-1
 
33.
Jill Benjamin
Jill Benjamin performed regularly at Chicago's Improv Olympic and The Second City. She later moved to Amsterdam, Holland, when she was cast as a member of the famed improv/sketch comedy theater Boom Chicago. There she met Seth Meyers (Late Night/SNL) and they created their two-person show "Pick-Ups & Hiccups," which played all over the world...
“ Mimi Moon on Austin & Ally ” - jprocter-1
 
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Carla Renata
Actress, Superstore
Carla Renata is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and a graduate of Howard University, where she obtained a B.A. in Broadcast Production. She is the ONLY actress recurring on "four" network shows simultaneously - "Mr. Box Office", "Hart of Dixie" and "Shake It Up". Her indie short "The Learning Curve" was the Grand Prize Winner at 2013 New Media Film Festival...
“ Marcie Blue on Shake It Up ” - jprocter-1
 
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“ Dr. Curtis Blue on Shake It Up ” - jprocter-1
 
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Bridgit Mendler
Bridgit Claire Mendler was born in Washington DC, and lived there until she was eight years old. Her family moved to the west coast, just outside of San Francisco, California. This is when she first expressed an interest in acting and began booking local jobs. In 2004, she landed her first role in the animated film...
“ Teddy Duncan on Good Luck Charlie ” - jprocter-1
 
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“ Amy Duncan on Good Luck Charlie ” - jprocter-1
 
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Bradley Steven Perry
In 2007, Perry began his professional acting career at the age of 8 with small roles in the films Choose Connor, and Magnificent Max. The following year, he made his television debut with a guest-starring role on the CBS crime-drama Without a Trace. Over the next year, Perry continued to appear in small comedic roles in such films as The Goods: Live Hard...
“ Gabe Duncan on Good Luck Charlie ” - jprocter-1
 
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Mia Talerico
Mia Talerico is the adorable baby Charlotte "Charlie" Duncan in Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie. Her parents are Chris and Claire Talerico. She was born in Santa Barbara, California. Her infancy is seen in her character in the comedy series. Phil Baker, co-creator of the show, said that they talk to Mia's mom to know what Mia does and likes, and they incorporate them into their stories.
“ Charlie Duncan on Good Luck Charlie ” - jprocter-1
 
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“ Bob Duncan on Good Luck Charlie ” - jprocter-1
 
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Jason Dolley
Jason Dolley (Born Jason Scott Dolley) was born on July 5, 1991 in Los Angeles California. When he turned 11 he landed the lead role in the short film Chasing Daylight playing a boy who is having to cope with the loss of his best friend. That same year, he was picked up by Mel Gibson who was going to direct a show called Complete Savages where he starred as the youngest of the five Savage brothers...
“ P.J. Duncan on Good Luck Charlie ” - jprocter-1
 
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Debby Ryan
Actress, Jessie
Born May 13, 1993 in Alabama, Debby moved to Texas as a small child and lived there for five years, before moving to Wiesbaden, Germany, with her family, where she lived for three years. While in Germany, Debby became fascinated with acting in local plays and musicals. By the age of nine, she knew she wanted to be an actor...
“ Title character on Jessie ” - jprocter-1
 
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Peyton List
Actress, Jessie
Peyton is well-known for her roles on the hit Disney series Jessie and Fox's Diary of a Wimpy Kid film franchise. List most recently wrapped the teen comedy, The Outcasts, for director Peter Hutchings. Her other feature credits include Fox 2000's 27 Dresses and Summit's Remember Me. List has an array of television credits...
“ Emma Ross on Jessie ” - jprocter-1
 
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“ Luke Ross on Jessie ” - jprocter-1
 
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Karan Brar
Actor, Jessie
Karan Brar is an Indian-American movie actor who won a Young Artist Award three years in a row for his roles in Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jessie, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days. He also appeared in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules and Invisible Sister. In the Diary of a Wimpy Kid franchise, he is best known as playing Chirag Gupta. Brar was born on January 18...
“ Ravi Ross on Jessie ” - jprocter-1
 
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Skai Jackson
Actress, Jessie
Skai Jackson stars as the adorable "Zuri Ross" on the Disney Channel sitcoms Jessie, with Debby Ryan, and Bunk'd. Before that, we've seen her in small roles on Boardwalk Empire and Royal Pains, and even in the film, The Smurfs.
“ Zuri Ross on Jessie ” - jprocter-1
 
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Kevin Chamberlin
Kevin Chamberlin is one of the few Broadway actors who has been nominated for the Tony Award in three out of four acting categories. Best Actor in a Play (Dirty Blonde), Best Actor in a Musical (Seussical) and Best Featured Actor in a Musical (The Addams Family). He also received Drama Desk nominations for these roles...
“ Bertram on Jessie ” - jprocter-1
 
48.
China Anne McClain
Actress, Descendants 2
China Anne McClain comes from an artistic family. Her father, Michael McClain, is a music producer, vocalist, writer and sound engineer. His first production was on Beyonce's younger sister, Solange Knowles (Solo Star CD - track no.16 entitled Sky Away). China Anne's mother, Shontell, is also a vocalist and songwriter...
“ Chyna Parks on A.N.T. Farm ” - jprocter-1
 
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“ Olive Doyle on A.N.T. Farm ” - jprocter-1
 
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“ Fletcher Quimby on A.N.T. Farm ” - jprocter-1
 
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Stefanie Scott
Nurturing an impressive body of work that encompasses film and television Stefanie Scott is one of Hollywood's most promising young talents. With the recent release of Focus Features' and Blumhouse Productions' Insidious: Chapter 3, the third installment of the hit horror film franchise, Stefanie completed...
“ Lexi Reed on A.N.T. Farm ” - jprocter-1
 
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Aedin Mincks
Actor, Ted
The youngest of three children, Aedin was born in Georgia, October 10, 2000. Aedin got his start in acting at the age of 6, with a slew of commercial jobs including Orbit Gum, Verizon and Capital One as the visigoth kid "Garth Jr.", but quickly moved on to television and film thanks to his charming and fearless presence and no mess, no fuss attitude...
“ Angus on A.N.T. Farm ” - jprocter-1
 
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“ Ivy Wentz on Good Luck Charlie ” - jprocter-1
 
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Ellia English
Ellia English was born the middle of nine children to a Baptist Minister (Rev. Calvin English) and a Domestic worker (Ella Mae English) in Covington Georgia. After graduating high school early, Ellia attended Clark College in Atlanta, majoring in music. She later transferred to Georgia State University...
“ Mary Lou Wentz on Good Luck Charlie ” - jprocter-1
 
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“ Mrs. Dabney on Good Luck Charlie ” - jprocter-1
 
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Shane Harper
Shane Harper began dancing, singing, and acting in community theater at the age of 9. He was offered agency representation in the spring of 2006, at a regional dance competition. Shane obtained a black belt in Kempo Karate, and is an accomplished musician and songwriter, as well as a professionally trained dancer...
“ Spencer Walsh on Good Luck Charlie ” - jprocter-1
 
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“ Tony the doorman on Jessie ” - jprocter-1
 
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“ Principal Susan Skidmore on A.N.T. Farm ” - jprocter-1
 
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“ Christina Ross on Jessie ” - jprocter-1
 
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“ Morgan Ross on Jessie ” - jprocter-1