Louisiana Actors

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Ian Somerhalder
Ian Joseph Somerhalder (born December 8, 1978) is an American actor, model and director. He is known for playing Boone Carlyle in the TV drama Lost and Damon Salvatore in The CW's supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries. Somerhalder was born and raised in Covington, Louisiana, the son of Edna, a massage therapist...
 
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Gus Rhodes
Gus Rhodes was raised on a farm. As a child he rode his horse to the one-room country school grade school which he attended. He was active in 4-H and exhibited livestock at the County Fair, winning the Grand Champion Exhibitor trophy his senior year. In High School he was cast as the leading man in the Senior Class play and joined his High School Thespians Club...
 
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Wes Lagarde
Wes Lagarde is an American born actor and singer. He was born in a small, Cajun town in southern Louisiana called Cut Off, Louisiana. No stranger to the spotlight, he has been performing both on stage and off since he was 5 years old. With performing in his blood (his father, a musician, and his mother...
 
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Brett Lapeyrouse
Brett Lapeyrouse was born in Houma, Louisiana. Brett has been a training and working actor since February 2008. He started doing local New Orleans films before going to preform a couple weeks at The Venetian in Las Vegas. He spends most of his time in Los Angeles, CA and New Orleans, LA. He is also signed with Open Range Management in Louisiana as well as his National Reps...
 
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Tyler Perry
Perry was born and raised in New Orleans, to Willie Maxine (Campbell) and Emmitt Perry, Sr. His mother was a church-goer and took Perry along with her once a week. His father was a carpenter and they had a very strained and abusive relationship, which led Perry to suffer from depression as a teenager...
 
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John Goodman
John Stephen Goodman is a U.S. film, television, and stage actor. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Virginia Roos (Loosmore), a waitress and saleswoman, and Leslie Francis Goodman, a postal worker who died when John was a small child. He is of English, Welsh, and German ancestry. John is best known for his role as Dan Conner on the television series Roseanne (1988-1997)...
 
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Jared Leto
In the vein of musicians-turned-actors, Jared Leto is a very familiar face in recent film history. Although he has always been the lead vocals, rhythm guitar, and songwriter for American band 30 Seconds to Mars, Leto will always be remembered as an accomplished actor for the numerous, challenging projects he has taken in his life...
 
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Beau Brasseaux
Miscellaneous Crew, Green Lantern
Beau Aaron Donald Brasseaux (born November 2, 1989) is an American actor and stunt performer. He began his career as a background actor quickly landing a re-occurring feature role on Memphis Beat and appearing in television commercials for Popeye's and Bing before turning to film roles. He worked as...
 
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Anthony Mackie
Anthony Mackie is an American actor. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Martha (Gordon) and Willie Mackie, Sr., who owned a business, Mackie Roofing. Anthony has been featured in feature films, television series and Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, including Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Drowning Crow...
 
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Harry Connick Jr.
Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is the son of Anita Frances (Levy), a lawyer and judge, and Harry Connick, Sr. (Joseph Harry Fowler Connick), who served as District Attorney of New Orleans from 1973 to 2003. His father is of Irish, English, and German ancestry...
 
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Chase Coleman
Actor, Mama
Chase Coleman is an American actor, director and musician. Coleman is best known for portraying the character Billy Winslow in the HBO TV series Boardwalk Empire. He was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and raised in Monroe, Louisiana. He first attended Grace Episcopal School for elementary and Junior High education and graduated to Saint Frederick High School...
 
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Han Soto
Prior to working in the entertainment industry, Han was a successful businessman in the building trades industry, created and operates a website and branding business, has worked as an independent consultant in corporate Information Technology, and has decades of retail experience. As a new father to a beautiful daughter...
 
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Dane Rhodes
Dane is an actor and director in New Orleans La. He has appeared on stages and in films around the world. Some of his favorite experiences have included working on a world premier play called MAcbeth at the Gates with Roy Marsden and his friend David Lumsden and getting to work with John Travolta, Scarlette Johannson...
 
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Carl Weathers
Actor, Predator
Carl Weathers was born on January 14, 1948, in New Orleans, Louisiana. A famous and successful football star at San Diego State, he played with the Oakland Raiders and retired from the sport in 1974, in order to give full attention to his goal: to be a real actor. Weathers first played small parts in two blaxploitation flicks...
 
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Scott Shilstone
Hailing from New Orleans, LA, Scott Shilstone spent most of his life preparing for a career in front of the camera. He started acting very young in school productions and at 16 booked his first professional role in the late Christopher Reeve's film, The Brooke Ellison Story. He graduated from the University of Mississippi in May 2011 where he received a B.A...
 
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Brian Palermo
Brian was born and bred in New Orleans. He got into theatre while at the University of New Orleans where he earned a B.A. in Drama and Communications. Moving out to Los Angeles after graduation, Brian starting taking classes and performing with many improvisational comedy groups in town including L.A...
 
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Tyler Forrest
Born and raised in the suburbs of New Orleans, Tyler Forrest graduated from Fontainebleau High School, where he developed his passion for performance through music and singing. He later discontinued from Southeastern Louisiana University to pursue a promising career in music. Being the front man of the popular rock band...
 
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Garrett Hines
Garrett Hines was born in New Orleans, Louisiana but grew up north of the city in the small town of Mandeville. Interested in acting since a young age but unable to pursue it due to family tragedy, he graduated high school and attended college at Southeastern Louisiana University, where he would receive a Bachelor's Degree in English...
 
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Reiley McClendon
Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and raised in Roseland. Reiley McClendon first told his parents that he wanted to be an actor at the age of four. At six years old when he was still interested in acting his parents, Eric and Holly decided to allow and help Reiley to pursue his dream. After getting a...
 
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Shane West
Shane West was born in 1978 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Leah (Launey), a lawyer from a Cajun family, and Don Snaith, a drugstore owner who was born in Jamaica. Shane began to pursue an acting career at the age of fifteen, gaining bit parts on various television shows, but it was not until 1999 when West appeared in ABC's Once and Again that he got his major breakthrough...
 
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Sean Patrick Flanery
Sean Patrick Flanery was born in Lake Charles, La. and raised in a small town outside of Houston, Texas. While attending the University of St. Thomas in Houston, he saw a beautiful girl leaving a building on campus every Monday and decided to drop an English class and sign up for "whatever the hell they were teaching in that building"...
 
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Blayne Weaver
Actor, Manic
Blayne Weaver, of Bossier City, Louisiana, began his acting career in high school with the film The Flood: Who Will Save Our Children?, an NBC movie of the week. His first major TV movie was The Good Old Boys with Tommy Lee Jones. He has since done guest spots on ER, JAG, Chicago Hope, NCIS and did the voice of Peter Pan in Disney's animated film Return to Never Land...
 
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Sean Huze
Actor, Green Zone
Sean Huze is originally from Baton Rouge, LA. He served as an infantryman in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2001-2005 with Second Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion. On February 6, 2003, he deployed with his unit to Kuwait where they staged just South of the Iraqi border in preparation for Operation Iraqi Freedom...
 
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RJ Mitte
In 2006 R.J. Mitte moved to Hollywood, California, with his family to support the foray of his sister, actress Lacianne Carriere, into print and commercial work. For fun, Mitte began training with Los Angeles talent manager Addison K. Witt in Sherman Oaks, Cal. And though many of the actors in the studio were working actors...
 
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Zachary Levi
Actor, Chuck
The middle child between two sisters, Zachary Levi was born as Zachary Levi Pugh, on September 29, 1980, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Susan (Hoctor) and Darrell Pugh. He uses his middle name as his stage surname, because his birth name, "Pugh", which is of Welsh origin, sounds too much like "Pew"; his other ancestry is English...
 
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Billy Slaughter
Considered one of the top young actors in New Orleans, Billy was brought out to Los Angeles at the invitation of Dustin Hoffman. Since he began acting, Billy has been recognized for being an outstanding young talent: he is the youngest lead actor recipient of the "Marquee Award," was the youngest professional acting instructor in New Orleans...
 
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Sam Trammell
Actor, True Blood
An intelligent, highly-capable actor, Sam Trammell made inroads on the New York stage while building an intriguing career in mostly independent features. He attended Brown University where he gravitated to acting in his senior year. Trammell made his film debut as an intern at a tabloid TV talk show...
 
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Glenn McCuen
Glenn McCuen was born in Southern Louisiana. At a young age, he excelled in martial arts and gymnastics. His early accomplishments in gymnastics and parental support enabled him to relocate to Plano, Texas to advance his gymnastics training. Throughout his competitive gymnastics career, Glenn would...
 
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Lyle Brocato
Lyle Nicholas Brocato was born in Patterson, LA. After graduating from LSU in 2002, Lyle and wife Angelena Swords moved to Los Angeles. He landed his first speaking part on the short-lived CBS show "Clubhouse" with Dean Cain and Mare Winningham. After doing commercial work over the next few years, he finally got his foot in the door to film roles...
 
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Chris Marroy
Actor, Get Hard
Born and raised in the New Orleans metro area, Chris discovered his passion for acting at a very early age. After studying in-depth throughout his grade school years, he attended The University of Southern Mississippi's Theatre Dept., where he went on to receive his BFA in Performance, graduating Summa Cum Laude...
 
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Kyle Clements
Actor, 2 Guns
Kyle Clements was born in Hammond, LA. He attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School where he was a standout athlete in both football and baseball. His football career continued in college where he was a wide receiver at Southeastern Louisiana University. During his freshman season he began nurturing his aspirations of a career in film and television...
 
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Damon Lipari
Damon Lipari was born in Patterson LA. Since he was 6 years old he wanted to be like his idols Pistol Pete and Michael Jordan. His love for basketball followed him through the years until he attended LSU. His passion for acting took over and he started to prepare himself for a move to Hollywood after he graduated...
 
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Dave Davis
Dave Davis is known for his work on "True Detective", "The Walking Dead", "The Big Short", numerous films with the SyFy channel, and leading the titular role in MTV's "Ladies Man': A Made Movie". Davis began his career in Shakespeare, later deciding to focus on film. Living between LA and L.A., Dave produces original music...
 
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Dakota Hill
Dakota attended John Robert Powers in New Orleans and was signed to JLA in Hollywood by Kendall Park. He lives in Louisiana, but travels very often. He was hired as Director and Dramatazation Writer for a local police show, where D.W.I checkpoints were filmed, showing people being checked and arrested...