Actors From Mississippi

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Mississippi has produced a number of Actors who have made it big. These include James Earl Jones, Fred Armisen, Eric Roberts, Gerald McRaney, Lance Bass and others.
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James Earl Jones
(One of the Greatest Actors in American History)
James Earl Jones
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Birthdate: January 17, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn

A veteran actor with a career spanning more than seven decades, James Earl Jones has been described as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors. He initially aspired to be a doctor but fate had other plans for him. He began his career as a stage actor and soon joined films as well.

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Eric Roberts
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Birthdate: April 18, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries

The oldest of the popular Roberts siblings, Eric Roberts is an acclaimed American actor. In a career spanning more than four decades, Eric Roberts has gathered more than 596 credits, one of few actors to do so since the 1970s. Eric Roberts has been on the wrong side of the law on a couple of occasions for possession of drugs.

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Fred Armisen
(Actor & Comedian)
Fred Armisen
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Birthdate: December 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Gerald McRaney
(Best Known for His Roles in the TV Series ‘Simon & Simon’, ‘Major Dad’ and ‘Promised Land’)
Gerald McRaney
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Birthdate: August 19, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo

Gerald McRaney is an American actor best known for contributing to the success of television shows, such as House of Cards, Simon & Simon, Promised Land, and Major Dad. Having played a Marine Corps officer and a veteran on-screen, McRaney has always been supportive of soldiers and veterans. He has also been a part of the Wounded Warrior Project.

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RJ Mitte
(Actor)
RJ Mitte
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Birthdate: August 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
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Lance Bass
(American Singer Who Became Famous As the Bass Singer for the Pop Boy Band ‘NSYNC’)
Lance Bass
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Birthdate: May 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Lance Bass is best known as a member of the 1990s’ boy band NSYNC. He owns a production company and had once formed a music management firm. He came out as gay on People magazine, was awarded the Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award, and has authored a bestselling memoir.  
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Dana Andrews
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Fred Derry’ in the Film ‘The Best Years of Our Lives’)
Dana Andrews
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Birthdate: January 1, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: December 17, 1992

Dana Andrews was an American actor who achieved popularity during the 1940s. His film career declined in the 1950s, partly due to alcoholism, which he eventually overcame by working with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Later in his life, he started focusing on his real estate business. He died of pneumonia and congestive heart failure in 1992.

James Michael Tyler
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Birthdate: May 28, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Israel Broussard
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Birthdate: August 22, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
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Ray Walston
(Actor & Comedian)
Ray Walston
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Birthdate: November 2, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: January 1, 2001
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Wyatt Cooper
(Author)
Wyatt Cooper
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Birthdate: September 1, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 5, 1978

Wyatt Cooper was an American author, actor, and screenwriter. He is remembered for his marriage with socialite Gloria Vanderbilt—a union that produced Anderson Cooper, a popular television journalist. While being married to Gloria Vanderbilt, Wyatt Cooper often made public appearances and enjoyed hogging the limelight.

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Tommy Davidson
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Birthdate: November 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Ted DiBiase Jr.
(Wrestler)
Ted DiBiase Jr.
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Birthdate: November 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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John Dye
(Actor)
John Dye
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Birthdate: January 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 10, 2011
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Robert Earl Jones
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Birthdate: February 3, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 7, 2006
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Tate Taylor
(Film director)
Tate Taylor
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Birthdate: June 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Karlous Miller
(Comedian)
Karlous Miller
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Birthdate: April 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
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Daniel Curtis Lee
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Birthdate: May 17, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Roscoe Ates
(Actor, Singer)
Roscoe Ates
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Birthdate: January 20, 1895
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 1, 1962