Actors From Louisiana

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Louisiana has produced a number of Actors who have made it big. These include Jared Leto, Zachary Levi, Ian Somerhalder, Tyler Perry, Tim McGraw and others.
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Ian Somerhalder
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Birthdate: December 8, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Ian Somerhalder is a successful actor, model, and director. He is also known for his activism; he is an ardent supporter of St. Tammany Humane Society, which aims at providing shelter to animals. In 2010, he founded the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, which aims at educating people about the importance of safeguarding animals and the environment.

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Tyler Perry
(Creator and Performer of 'Madea' Character & Developer of the Sitcom 'Tyler Perry's House of Payne')
Tyler Perry
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Birthdate: September 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo

The amazingly talented, Tyler Perry, is an American actor who topped Forbes list of highest-paid man in entertainment in 2011. Perry is most known as the creator of the boisterous, African-American grandmother character, Madea, which he himself performs with great skill and artistry. From a homeless playwriter to having his own studio, Perry has surely achieved the evasive American dream.

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Jared Leto
(Actor, Singer)
Jared Leto
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Birthdate: December 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Jared Leto is one of the few method actors who remains completely in character while filming a particular project, even to the point of affecting his health. Also a singer-songwriter, he formed a band called Thirty Seconds to Mars, for which he serves as a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He is also known for his philanthropic activities.

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Zachary Levi
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Birthdate: September 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra

Zachary Levi is an actor who brought the famous character, Flynn Rider, to life with his impressive voice in the animated film Tangled. Levi, who considers himself a nerd, founded a company called The Nerd Machine to launch the nerd culture worldwide. In 2019, it was announced that Levi will be an ambassador for Active Minds, a mental health charity.

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Anthony Mackie
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Birthdate: September 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra

Anthony Mackie is an American actor who achieved international recognition after playing Sam Wilson / Falcon in a series of superhero films produced by Marvel Studios. A self-made man, Mackie graduated from the Juilliard School and worked hard to establish himself in the American film and TV industry.

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Carl Weathers
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Birthdate: January 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Carl Weathers began his career as a football player, playing for the NFL team Oakland Raiders and the CFL team B.C. Lions. He stepped into acting with Arthur Marks’s blaxploitation films. He is best known as Apollo Creed from the Rocky films and as Greef Karga from The Mandalorian.

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Tim McGraw
(Country Music Singer - one of the Best-Selling Music Artists of All Time)
Tim McGraw
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Birthdate: May 1, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Three-time Grammy-winning country artist Tim McGraw has released 15 albums, 10 of which have topped the Top Country Albums chart. He also has 25 Hot Country Songs chart-toppers. He has also appeared in movies such as The Blind Side and Tomorrowland and is a minority owner of the Nashville Kats.
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Master P
(Rapper)
Master P
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Birthdate: April 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Harry Connick Jr.
(American singer)
Harry Connick Jr.
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Birthdate: September 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo

Grammy-winning singer-actor Harry Connick Jr. was born to a lawyer mother and an attorney father, who also owned a record store. He mastered the piano as a child and formed his first jazz band at 10. He later soared to fame with the multi-platinum soundtrack of When Harry Met Sally...

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
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Birthdate: July 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is an American actor best known for playing Black Manta in the 2018 superhero film Aquaman. He is also renowned for portraying Doctor Manhattan in the superhero drama limited series Watchmen for which he was honored with the prestigious Primetime Emmy Award in September 2020.

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Trevante Rhodes
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Birthdate: February 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Nnamdi Asomugha
(American football player)
Nnamdi Asomugha
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Birthdate: July 6, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Trace Adkins
(Singer, Actor)
Trace Adkins
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Birthdate: January 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Trace Adkins is an American country singer renowned for his bass-baritone singing voice. Adkins has recorded many studio albums that have received platinum or gold certification in the US. A multi-talented personality, Adkins also appears on TV and writes books; his autobiography was released in 2007. He is also a member of a non-profit organization called 'Sons of Confederate Veterans'.

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Theo Von
(Comedian)
Theo Von
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Birthdate: March 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Shane West
(Actor and Singer Known for His Films ‘A Walk to Remember’ and ‘What We Do Is Secret’)
Shane West
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Birthdate: June 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Shane West is best known as Eli Sammler from Once and Again and Dr. Ray Barnett from ER. Audiences also loved him as Landon Carter in A Walk to Remember and as Bane in Gotham. He has also been part of bands such as the Germs and the Twilight Creeps.
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John Larroquette
(Actor played the role of Dan Fielding on the television series, Night Court before later having his own sitcom.)
John Larroquette
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Birthdate: November 25, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Romeo Miller
(Rapper and Actor Known for His Albums: ‘Lil' Romeo’, ‘Game Time’ and ‘Romeolan’)
Romeo Miller
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Birthdate: August 19, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo

Romeo Miller soared to fame with the single My Baby and his Billboard 200-charting album Lil' Romeo. He also worked on the soundtrack of the movie God's Gift. In 2007, he accepted a basketball scholarship from the USC Trojans. He had his own show and has starred in films, too.

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Jeffrey Hunter
(Actor Known for His 1965 Role as 'Captain Christopher Pike' in the Original Pilot Episode of 'Star Trek')
Jeffrey Hunter
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Birthdate: November 25, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 27, 1969

Jeffrey Hunter was an American actor and producer who contributed immensely to the film and TV industries in the USA. He achieved popularity for his lead roles in the 1950s. Jeffrey Hunter is best remembered for his performances in films like King of Kings and The Searchers. 

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Wendell Pierce
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Birthdate: December 8, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Mark Duplass
(Director)
Mark Duplass
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Birthdate: December 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Sean Patrick Flanery
(Actor Best Known for His Role in Films: 'The Boondock Saints' and 'The Dead Zone')
Sean Patrick Flanery
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Birthdate: October 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra

Sean Patrick Flanery is an American actor, martial artist, and author. His notable films includeThe Boondock Saints, Powder, and Saw: The Final Chapter. He holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and teaches the martial art to many people. Also a race car enthusiast, Flanery won the Toyota Pro-Celebrity Race in 1997.

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Garrett Morris
(Actor & Comedian Who Was Part of the Original Cast of the Sketch Comedy Program 'Saturday Night Live')
Garrett Morris
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Birthdate: February 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Garrett Morris is best known as part of Saturday Night Live, where he played characters such as Chico Escuela and the News for the Hard of Hearing translator. He also played Uncle Junior on The Jamie Foxx Show and Earl Washington in 2 Broke Girls.
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Vance DeGeneres
(Actor, Television actor, Screenwriter)
Vance DeGeneres
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Birthdate: September 2, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Pruitt Taylor Vince
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Birthdate: July 5, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Jay Duplass
(Film director)
Jay Duplass
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Birthdate: March 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Alan Autry
(Politician)
Alan Autry
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Birthdate: July 31, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
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Iron Eyes Cody
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Birthdate: April 3, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: January 4, 1999
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Earl Holliman
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Birthdate: September 11, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Sam Trammell
(American actor)
Sam Trammell
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Birthdate: January 29, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Wesley Eure
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Birthdate: August 17, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
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Paul Burke
(Actor)
Paul Burke
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Birthdate: July 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: September 13, 2009
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David Lambert
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Birthdate: November 29, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Sinqua Walls
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Birthdate: April 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
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Jason Mitchell
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Birthdate: January 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Faron Young
(Singer-songwriter)
Faron Young
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Birthdate: February 25, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 10, 1996
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Vernon Wells
(Character Actor Best Known for His Role of ‘Wez’ in the Movie 'Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior')
Vernon Wells
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Birthdate: December 31, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Trombone Shorty
(Musician)
Trombone Shorty
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Birthdate: January 2, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Keith Thibodeaux
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Birthdate: December 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Bryan Batt
(Actor)
Bryan Batt
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Birthdate: March 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Rico Love
(Singer-songwriter)
Rico Love
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Birthdate: December 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Marques Johnson
(Basketball player)
Marques Johnson
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Birthdate: February 8, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Lash LaRue
(Actor)
Lash LaRue
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Birthdate: June 15, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: May 21, 1996
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John M. Jackson
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Birthdate: June 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Howard K. Smith
(Journalist)
Howard K. Smith
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Birthdate: May 12, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 15, 2002
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J.R. Martinez
(He played the role of Brot Monroe on the ABC daytime drama All My Children)
J.R. Martinez
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Birthdate: June 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Paul Carr
(Actor, Film producer)
Paul Carr
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Birthdate: January 31, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 17, 2006
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Richard Eastham
(Actor, Singer)
Richard Eastham
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Birthdate: June 22, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: July 10, 2005
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Wayne McLaren
(Model, Stuntman)
Wayne McLaren
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Birthdate: September 12, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 22, 1992
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Glenn McCuen
(Actor, Gymnast)
Glenn McCuen
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Birthdate: February 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Initially trained in martial arts, Glenn McCuen was later inspired by his sister to take up gymnastics. An Olympic aspirant, he, unfortunately, had to quit gymnastics after a serious back injury. He later stepped into acting and appeared in films such as Marmaduke and series such as Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures.

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Dylan Dauzat
(Actor, YouTuber)
Dylan Dauzat
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Birthdate: November 2, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio