Favorite TV Actors

by chancetyler7 | created - 27 Mar 2019 | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public

1. Sandrine Holt

Actress | House of Cards

Sandrine Holt made her feature film debut in Bruce Beresford's epic Black Robe (1991), which earned her a Genie Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She has starred in such films as Rapa Nui (1994), Dance Me Outside (1994) and Pocahontas: The Legend (1995). In addition, she co-starred with ...

2. Sela Ward

Actress | Independence Day: Resurgence

Hallelujah for Sela. Everyone's favorite "Sister" was born Sela Ann Ward, on July 11, 1956, in Meridian, Mississippi. Sela's parents were Annie Kate (Boswell) and Granberry Holland Ward, Jr., an electrical engineer; the three younger children in the family are Jenna (1957), Berry (1959) and Brock (...

3. Brett Butler

Actress | Grace Under Fire

Brett Butler (born January 30, 1958) is an American actress, writer, and stand-up comedian. She played the title role in the comedy series Grace Under Fire.

Butler was born Brett Anderson in Montgomery, Alabama, the eldest of five sisters. Before experiencing success as a stand-up comic, she worked ...

4. Zeeko Zaki

Actor | Allegiant

Zeeko Zaki was born in Alexandria, Egypt. He is an actor and producer, known for Allegiant (2016), Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018) and Stuck in Love. (2012).

5. Missy Peregrym

Actress | Stick It

Born in Montréal, Québec, Missy lived most of her life in Surrey, British Columbia, with her father, a minister; her mother; and two sisters. She began her career in front of the camera at age 18, when she started modeling. The print advertisements soon turned into commercials for Mercedes Benz, ...

6. Tamlyn Tomita

Actress | The Day After Tomorrow

Tamlyn Tomita was born on January 27, 1966 in Okinawa, Japan as Tamlyn Naomi Tomita. She is an actress, known for The Day After Tomorrow (2004), The Eye (2008) and The Karate Kid Part II (1986).

7. Jonathan Groff

Actor | Frozen

Jonathan Groff was born on March 26, 1985 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA as Jonathan Drew Groff. He is an actor, known for Frozen (2013), Hamilton (2020) and Frozen II (2019).

8. Oliver Hudson

Actor | Walk of Shame

Oliver Hudson was born on September 7, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Oliver Rutledge Hudson. He is an actor, known for Walk of Shame (2014), Executive Decision (1996) and Black Christmas (2006). He has been married to Erinn Bartlett since June 9, 2006. They have three children.

9. 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, ...

10. Natalie Dormer

Actress | Game of Thrones

Natalie Dormer born 11 February 1982 is an English actress. She is best known for her roles as Anne Boleyn on the Showtime series The Tudors (2007-10), as Margaery Tyrell on the HBO series Game of Thrones (2012-14), Irene Adler on the CBS series Elementary (2013-15), and as Cressida in the ...

11. Shaun Sipos

Actor | Texas Chainsaw 3D

Shaun Sipos of Croatian descent was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Sipos debuted before the cameras in 2001 with a small role in "Special Unit 2", and that same year played a series regular on "Maybe It's Me", playing Nick Gibson.

Since then, Shaun has developed a successful career in ...

12. Jamie Chung

Actress | Big Hero 6

Jamie Chung was born and raised in California, the daughter of Korean parents. She studied Economics at the University of California, Riverside. Chung's break came in 2004, when she was working in a sports bar. MTV held auditions for The Real World (1992) there, she tried out, and was successful, ...

13. Audrey Marie Anderson

Actress | The Unit

Audrey Marie Anderson is an American actress, born in Texas on March the 7th, 1975. She has been in film and television since 2000, working with notable directors such as David Mamet, Lisa Cholodenko and Antoine Fuqua. She appears on the television series, Arrow (2012), as Lyla Michaels. She is ...

14. Jeanine Mason

Actress | Roswell, New Mexico

Jeanine Mason (January 14, 1991) is an actor and dancer born and raised in Miami, Florida. After winning Season 5 of FOX's So You Think You Can Dance and earning the title of America's Favorite Dancer, her acting career began. Mason recently recurred as Dr. Sam Bello on ABC's Grey's Anatomy. She ...

15. Nathan Parsons

Actor | The Originals

Nathan Parsons was born on June 16, 1988 in Adelaide, Australia as Nathan D. Parsons. He is an actor, known for The Originals (2013), General Hospital (1963) and The Roommate (2011).

16. Patricia Arquette

Actress | True Romance

With her expressive blue eyes, soft, Southern-tinged voice and an acting range that can carry her from hysterically funny to terrifying in seconds, Patricia Arquette is one of the most underrated and talented actresses of her generation. Though she has been working for years, she's always stayed ...

17. Allison Tolman

Actress | Krampus

Born in Sugar Land, Texas, Allison Tolman earned a BFA in theatrical performance from Baylor University. After graduation, she moved to Dallas where she helped found and foster the independent ensemble based non-profit Second Thought Theatre while also learning that the whole being an adult thing ...

18. Julian McMahon

Actor | Fantastic Four

Julian Dana William McMahon was born in Sydney, Australia, the second of three children of Lady Sonia McMahon (née Sonia Rachel Hopkins) and Sir Billy McMahon, the longest continuously serving government minister in Australian history, serving over 21 years as a government minister before serving ...

19. Matthew Lillard

Actor | Scooby-Doo

Matthew Lillard was born in Lansing, Michigan, to Paula and Jeffrey Lillard. He lived with his family in Tustin, California, from first grade to high school graduation. The summer after high school, he was hired as an extra for Ghoulies Go to College (1990). Matthew was the MC of the Nickelodeon ...

20. Diana Rigg

Actress | On Her Majesty's Secret Service

British actress Dame Diana Rigg was born on July 20, 1938 in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England. She has had an extensive career in film and theatre, including playing the title role in "Medea", both in London and New York, for which she won the 1994 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.

Rigg made her ...

21. Ryan Gaul

Actor | Killing Gunther

Ryan Gaul is an actor and writer, known for Killing Gunther (2017), Identity Thief (2013) and Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019).

22. Zabryna Guevara

Actress | The Rebound

Zabryna Guevara (born January 12, 1972) is an American actress. She is known for playing the role of Melania Ortiz in 3 lbs and Sarah Essen in Gotham. Guevara is also a theatrical actress and in 2013 held the role of Yazmin in the award-winning Quiara Alegría Hudes play Water by the Spoonful at ...

23. Sakina Jaffrey

Actress | House of Cards

Sakina Jaffrey was born on February 14, 1962 in Manhattan, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for House of Cards (2013), The Mindy Project (2012) and Mr. Robot (2015). She has been married to Francis Wilkinson since September 8, 1990. They have two children.

24. Drea de Matteo

Actress | The Sopranos

Andrea Donna de Matteo, called Drea (pronounced "dray"), was born on January 19, 1972 in Queens, New York, into an affluent family, the youngest of three children and the only girl. She is the daughter of Donna, a playwright and playwriting teacher at HB Studio in New York, and Albert A. De Matteo,...

25. James Roday Rodriguez

Actor | Psych

James David Rodríguez was born on April 4, 1976. He is the son of Jim Rodríguez and Deborah Collins. Roday was born in San Antonio. He attended Taft High School. He studied theater at New York University's Experimental Theatre Wing, where he earned a bachelor's degree in fine arts. He has acted in ...

26. Lizzy Caplan

Actress | Cloverfield

Actress Elizabeth Anne "Lizzy" Caplan was born in Los Angeles, California, to Barbara (Bragman), a political aide, and Richard Caplan, a lawyer. She has two older siblings, Julie and Benjamin, and was raised in a Jewish household. Her mother was a cousin of publicist Howard Bragman. Caplan was ...

27. Natacha Karam

Actress | The Brave

Natacha Karam is an actress, known for The Brave (2017), 9-1-1: Lone Star (2020) and Homeland (2011).

28. Tantoo Cardinal

Actress | Wind River

Actress Tantoo Cardinal, a Member of the Order of Canada, one of the country's highest civilian honors. The Order of Canada recognizes Cardinal for her contributions to the growth and development of Aboriginal performing arts in Canada.

Arguably the most widely recognized Native Actress of her ...

29. Camryn Manheim

Actress | The Practice

Camryn grew up in Peoria, Illinois before moving to Long Beach California for middle school. She went on to receive a B.F.A. from U.C. Santa Cruz and then went on to earn a M.F.A from New York University in 1987. Her mother, Sylvia (Nuchow), was a schoolteacher, and her father, Jerry, was a math ...

30. Monica Barbaro

Actress | Chicago Justice

Monica Barbaro was born in San Francisco and raised in Mill Valley, Calif. She is classically trained in ballet and has studied modern dance, salsa, flamenco and West African dance. She attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where she took her first acting classes while getting her...

31. Stephen Dorff

Actor | Blade

Stephen Dorff was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Nancy and Steve Dorff, a composer. Chosen from over 2000 young men from around the world, he auditioned and won the coveted role of "PK" in John G. Avildsen's The Power of One (1992) in 1992, starring opposite Morgan Freeman, John Gielgud and Fay ...

32. Toni Collette

Actress | The Sixth Sense

Toni Collette is an Academy Award-nominated Australian actress, best known for her roles in The Sixth Sense (1999) and Little Miss Sunshine (2006).

Collette was born Toni Collett (she later added an "e") on November 1, 1972, in Blacktown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is the first of three...

33. Merritt Wever

Actress | Signs

Merritt Wever is an American actress, who earned an Emmy Award for playing the character Zoey on the Showtime series Nurse Jackie. She appeared in the films Birdman, Into the Wild, Neal Cassady, Michael Clayton, Series 7: The Contenders, Signs, The Adventures of Sebastian Cole, Bringing Rain, All I...

34. Victoria Pedretti

Actress | Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

Victoria Pedretti is an American film and television actress, best known for her portrayal of Eleanor "Nell" Crain in the Netflix television series The Haunting of Hill House, created and directed by Mike Flanagan.

Pedretti began her film career starring in the short film Sole of 2014, directed by ...

35. Riley Voelkel

Actress | Hightown

Riley Voelkel (born April 26, 1990) is an American Canadian actress best known for portraying Freya Mikaelson on The Originals. Riley also played the role of Jenna Johnson on The Newsroom. Voelkel was born in the United States, but raised in Canada. She was very involved in sports and school, being...

36. Tracie Thoms

Actress | Rent

Tracie Thoms was born on August 19, 1975 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Tracie Nicole Thoms. She is an actress, known for Rent (2005), Death Proof (2007) and The Devil Wears Prada (2006).

37. Kingsley Ben-Adir

Actor | The OA

Kingsley Ben-Adir is an actor, known for The OA (2016), High Fidelity (2020) and Peaky Blinders (2013).

38. Oliver Jackson-Cohen

Actor | Faster

Oliver Jackson-Cohen was born on October 24, 1986 in Westminster, London, England as Oliver Mansour Jackson-Cohen. He is an actor, known for Faster (2010), The Invisible Man (2020) and Going the Distance (2010).

39. Ray Stevenson

Actor | The Three Musketeers

Tall, dark, but somewhat gentle-looking actor Ray Stevenson was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland on 25 May 1964, on a British army base. His father was a British pilot in the Royal Air Force, and his mother is Irish. He moved with his family to Lemington, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England in 1972 at ...

40. Timothy Olyphant

Actor | Justified

From Timothy Olyphant's first screen appearances, such as his two-minute bit in The First Wives Club (1996), to "Nicko", whose presence at times dwarfed the island in A Perfect Getaway (2009), he has been a force to be reckoned with.

Born in Hawaii, Timothy David Olyphant was raised in Modesto, ...



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