Actors From Georgia

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Georgia has produced a number of Actors who have made it big. These include Laurence Fishburne, Ed Helms, David Cross, Chris Tucker, Spike Lee and others.
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Laurence Fishburne
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Birthdate: July 30, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo

Known for his portrayal of domineering and aggressive characters in his films, Laurence Fishburne began his stint on screen as a child actor in projects such as Apocalypse Now. The play Two Trains Running won him multiple theater awards. However, fans remember him best as Morpheus from The Matrix.

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Spike Lee
(Film director)
Spike Lee
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Birthdate: March 20, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces

Spike Lee is a celebrated and one of the most decorated American filmmakers of his generation. Most of his critically acclaimed films explore political issues, such as urban crime and poverty, colorism in the African-American community, and race relations. Four of his films have been selected for conservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.

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Chris Tucker
(Actor and Comedian, Best Known for His Roles in the 'Rush Hour' Triology)
Chris Tucker
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Birthdate: August 31, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo

Chris Tucker is an American stand-up comedian and actor best known for playing Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series alongside Jackie Chan. Also a humanitarian, Tucker joined the likes of Bill Clinton, Jeffrey Epstein, Kevin Spacey, and Ghislaine Maxwell on a trip to Africa in an attempt to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS.

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Kenan Thompson
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Birthdate: May 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Kenan Thompson has been the longest-performing cast member of SNL. He also appeared on the sketch comedy show All That. One of VH1’s 100 Greatest Teen Stars, he teamed up with Kel Mitchell to perform in Kenan & Kel. Fans loved him as Russ Tyler in The Mighty Ducks.
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Ed Helms
(Actor)
Ed Helms
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Birthdate: January 24, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Best known as Andy Bernard from The Office and Stuart Price from The Hangover trilogy, Edward Helms has also been a correspondent on The Daily Show and voiced animated characters such as Once-ler in The Lorax. He is part of a bluegrass band and created a Yahoo! Screen web series.
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Wayne Brady
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Birthdate: June 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini

Emmy Award-winner improv comedian Wayne Brady of Whose Line Is It Anyway? has also mesmerized audiences with his acting skills in the Broadway musical Kinky Boots. If that wasn’t enough, the multitalented performer was also nominated for a Grammy for his rendition of Sam Cooke’s A Change Is Gonna Come.

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André 3000
(Rapper)
André 3000
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Birthdate: May 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Jeff Daniels
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Birthdate: February 19, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces

Jeff Daniels is an American actor, playwright, and musician. Over the years, Daniels has played an influential role in the American entertainment business. In 1991, Daniels founded a not-for-profit organization called The Purple Rose Theatre Company, which offers an attractive apprenticeship program for youngsters looking for a career in theatre.

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David Cross
(Stand-Up Comedian, Actor and Director Best Known for His Comedy Series ‘Mr. Show’)
David Cross
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Birthdate: April 4, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries

David Cross is an American actor, writer, and stand-up comedian. Cross is credited with creating and developing popular TV series, such as The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret and Freak Show. In 2013, the co-founder of Kickstarter, Yancey Strickler, revealed that David Cross was one of the first investors of Kickstarter, a public benefit corporation.

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Robert Patrick
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Birthdate: October 4, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
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Danny McBride
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Birthdate: December 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Oliver Hardy
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Birthdate: January 18, 1892
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 7, 1957
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Stacy Keach
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Birthdate: June 2, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini

Stacy Keach is an American actor best known for playing the popular fictional detective Mike Hammer in several stand-alone television films and television series. Renowned for his soothing voice, Stacy Keach has also gained popularity as a voice actor and narrator. Also known for his contributions to theatre, Stacy Keach was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2015.

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Stephen Dorff
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Birthdate: July 29, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Stephen Dorff, who was a known face in Kraft commercials in childhood, is best known for playing Roland West in True Detective, Tucker Brannigan in What a Dummy, and Bill Hollister in Deputy. He has also been part of films such as Somewhere, The Motel Life, and Blade.
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Omari Hardwick
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Birthdate: January 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Barry Van Dyke
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Birthdate: July 31, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo

Barry Van Dyke is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Lieutenant Detective Steve Sloan in the popular crime drama television series Diagnosis: Murder. The son of Dick Van Dyke, Barry followed in the footsteps of his father and went on to work in several TV series alongside his famous father.

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Chandler Riggs
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Birthdate: June 27, 1999
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Jerry Reed
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)
Jerry Reed
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Birthdate: March 20, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: September 1, 2008

Jerry Reed was an American guitarist, country music singer, songwriter, composer, and actor. He won three Grammy Awards and two Country Music Association awards during his illustrious career. In 2017, he was posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Jerry Reed was also inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.

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Pernell Roberts
(Actor, Activist, and Singer Best Known for His Roles as ‘Adam Cartwright’ in the TV Series ‘Bonanza’)
Pernell Roberts
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Birthdate: May 18, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: January 24, 2010
Pernell Roberts is best known as Adam Cartwright from the Western series Bonanza and Dr. John McIntyre from Trapper John, MD. He was also a prominent social activist and had participated in protests such as the Selma to Montgomery marches. He also narrated documentaries and experimented as a singer.
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Brian Baumgartner
(Actor and Director Best Known for His Role as ‘Kevin Malone’ in the TV Series ‘The Office’)
Brian Baumgartner
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Birthdate: November 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Brian Baumgartner is an American actor best known for portraying Kevin Malone in the popular TV series, The Office. Thanks to his amazing performance in The Office, Baumgartner was also cast in the series' web series spin-off The Office: The Accountants, for which he received a Daytime Emmy Award under the Outstanding Broadband Program - Comedy category in 2007.

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Sung Kang
(Actor)
Sung Kang
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Birthdate: April 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
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Tituss Burgess
(American actor)
Tituss Burgess
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Birthdate: February 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Shameik Moore
(Known for Voicing Miles Morales/Spider-Man in the Film 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse')
Shameik Moore
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Birthdate: May 4, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus

Best known for his portrayal of Malcolm in the movie Dope, Shameik Moore later began his career with Incredible Crew and later gained fame for voicing Miles Morales in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. A skilled rapper, too, he scored 100,000 downloads with his debut mixtape, I Am Da Beat.

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Jack McBrayer
(American actor)
Jack McBrayer
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Birthdate: May 27, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Scott Wilson
(American film actor)
Scott Wilson
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Birthdate: March 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
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DeForest Kelley
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Dr. Leonard McCoy’ in the TV Series ‘Star Trek’)
DeForest Kelley
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Birthdate: January 20, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 11, 1999
DeForest Kelley, also known as Dee, is remembered for his appearances in Westerns such as Warlock. He also gained fame as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in the Star Trek movie and TV franchise. A talented singer, he also sang on various radio shows and appeared on WSB AM
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Big Boi
(Rapper)
Big Boi
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Birthdate: February 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Desmond Harrington
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Birthdate: October 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
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Danielle Brooks
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Birthdate: September 17, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Jeff Foxworthy
(Comedian)
Jeff Foxworthy
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Birthdate: September 6, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Demond Wilson
(Actor Best Known for His Role as 'Lamont Sanford' in the 1970s Hit Series, 'Sanford and Son')
Demond Wilson
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Birthdate: October 13, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra

Best known for his role in the NBC sitcom Sanford and Son, Demond Wilson had begun his career with dance and theater. A Catholic altar boy in his childhood, he later also became a minister, formed the Restoration House of America, and penned books on the New Age Movement.

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Eric Lively
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Birthdate: July 31, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
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Travis Tritt
(Singer-songwriter)
Travis Tritt
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Birthdate: February 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Claude Akins
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Birthdate: May 25, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 27, 1994
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Chris Lowell
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Birthdate: October 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
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Ossie Davis
(Former actor who appeared in films with wife Ruby Dee)
Ossie Davis
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Birthdate: December 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 4, 2005
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Tommy Dorfman
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Birthdate: May 13, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Rosey Grier
(Actor, American Football Player)
Rosey Grier
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Birthdate: July 14, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
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James Keach
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Birthdate: December 7, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Jason Lively
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Birthdate: March 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces

Actor, Jason Lively, began his career as a ten-year-old child, appearing in the pilot episode of The Dukes of Hazzard. A few years later, he made his film debut and went on to appear in some other TV shows and films. As of today, he is semi-retired from acting and runs his own business. Actress, Blake Lively, is his sister.

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Kyle Massey
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Birthdate: August 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Kip Pardue
(Actor)
Kip Pardue
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Birthdate: September 23, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
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Sonny Landham
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Birthdate: February 11, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 17, 2017
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George Wallace
(Comedian)
George Wallace
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Birthdate: July 21, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Ron Lester
(Actor)
Ron Lester
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Birthdate: August 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 17, 2016
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Gary Anthony Williams
(Actor, Screenwriter, Television actor)
Gary Anthony Williams
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Birthdate: March 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Blake Clark
(Stand-up comedian)
Blake Clark
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Birthdate: February 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Devon Werkheiser
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Birthdate: March 8, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Billy Redden
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Birthdate: October 13, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
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Gale Harold
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Birthdate: July 10, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer