Actresses From Tennessee

Tennessee has produced a number of Actresses who have made it big. These include Willa Fitzgerald, Megan Fox, Shannen Doherty, Kathy Bates, Sondra Locke and others.

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Kathy Bates
(Actress)

Kathy Bates
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Birthdate: June 28, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Best known as Molly Brown from Titanic, Annie Wilkes from Misery, and Ethel Darling from American Horror Story, two-time Emmy-winner Kathy Bates also has an Academy Award in her kitty. She has survived ovarian cancer and breast cancer and is now a prominent advocate for lymphatic disease awareness. 

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Megan Fox
(Actress)

Megan Fox
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Birthdate: May 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus

With her sharp facial features and stunning figure, actress Megan Fox is undoubtedly a head-turner! Making her debut in the early 2000s as a teenager, she has come a long way in Hollywood and is today counted among the most beautiful and sexiest women in entertainment. She has been featured on various magazine covers as well.

 

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Christina Hendricks
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Birthdate: May 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus

Christina Hendricks is an actress and producer. She began her career as a model and enjoyed international success for several years before transitioning into acting. As an actress, she was able to replicate her success and appeared in films like Drive and Lost River. She is the recipient of several awards, including two Screen Actors Guild Awards. 

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Natalia Dyer
(Actress)

Natalia Dyer
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Birthdate: January 13, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Actress Natalia Dyer is best known for her role in the Netflix science fiction horror series Stranger Things. Interested in acting from a young age, she graduated from the performing arts high school Nashville School of the Arts before embarking on her career. She has appeared in many TV shows and films.

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Lucy Hale
(Actress)

Lucy Hale
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Birthdate: June 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Lucy Hale is best known as Aria Montgomery from Pretty Little Liars. She has also been part of series such as Bionic Woman and Privileged, and movies such as Truth or Dare and Scream 4. She participated in the singing contest American Juniors and released a solo album, too.

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Ginnifer Goodwin
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Birthdate: May 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Ginnifer Goodwin is best known as Snow White from Once Upon a Time and Margene Heffman from Big Love. She also appeared in an award-winning voice role, as Judy Hopps, in the animated movie Zootopia. Max Mara’s 2018 Face of the Future, Goodwin is trained in Shakespearean theater.

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Leslie Jones
(Comedian)

Leslie Jones
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Birthdate: September 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Annie Potts
(Theater Actress, Film Actress)

Annie Potts
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Birthdate: October 28, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio

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Shannen Doherty
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Birthdate: April 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries

Shannen Doherty is an American actress who established herself in the entertainment industry after starting out as a child actress. Thanks to her bad-girl reputation, she was described by People magazine as the iconic Hollywood bad girl of the nineties. Shannen Doherty is also an avid animal rights activist and a patron of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

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Lori Petty
(Actress)

Lori Petty
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Birthdate: October 14, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Lori Petty is best known as Lolly from Orange Is the New Black and Daddy from Prison Break. She was a graphic designer in Nebraska before becoming an actor. She has also been seen in films such as A League of Their Own, Tank Girl, and Free Willy

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Cherry Jones
(Actress)

Cherry Jones
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Birthdate: November 21, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio

A three-time Emmy Award and two-time Tony Award winner, Cherry Jones is a prominent theater actor. Not surprisingly, she was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2014. Cherry Jones is quite open about being a lesbian; she serves as an inspiration to millions of gays and lesbians around the world.

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Cybill Lynne Shepherd
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Birthdate: February 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Cybill Shepherd is best known for her roles in films such as The Heartbreak Kid, Taxi Driver, and Alice. Fans also loved her for her Golden Globe-winning portrayals of Madelyn 'Maddie' Hayes in the series Moonlighting and Cybill Sheridan in the sitcom Cybill. She is a follower of goddess-worshipping Paganism.

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Dinah Shore
(Singer)

Dinah Shore
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Birthdate: February 29, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 24, 1994

Dinah Shore initially launched a solo career after failing to qualify for Benny Goodman’s band. After delivering hits such as Blues in the Night, she appeared in a few films and ventured into a successful TV career. She also hosted shows such as The Dinah Shore Chevy Show.

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Olivia Holt
(Actress, Singer)

Olivia Holt
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Birthdate: August 5, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo

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Lark Voorhies
(Actress)

Lark Voorhies
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Birthdate: March 25, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries

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Cynthia Rhodes
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Birthdate: November 21, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Retired actress, singer, and dancer, Cynthia Rhodes, is best known for playing officer Karen Thompson in the film Runaway. She began her career as a singer and dancer while attending high school in the 1970s. She eventually started acting as well. She appeared in numerous music videos as a dancer. She quit acting and dancing after becoming a mother.

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Jayma Mays
(Actress)

Jayma Mays
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Birthdate: July 16, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Jayma Mays is best known as Emma from the hit series Glee. Audiences also loved her in the series The Millers, Ugly Betty, and Trial & Error. She voiced Dulcinea in The Adventures of Puss in Boots and also appeared as Grace Winslow in The Smurfs and its sequel.

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Sondra Locke
(Actress)

Sondra Locke
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Birthdate: May 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 3, 2018
Sondra Locke is best remembered for her Academy Award-nominated role in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. She was one of the first female filmmakers of Hollywood. Sondra had a platonic marriage to gay sculptor Gordon Leigh Anderson and later dated her co-star of many films, Clint Eastwood.

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Linda Thompson
(Songwriter)

Linda Thompson
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Birthdate: May 23, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Linda Thompson rose to fame as Elvis Presley's girlfriend and later married Olympic gold-winning decathlete Bruce Jenner, who is now Caitlyn Jenner. She has starred in many series, such as Hee Haw. She was crowned Miss Tennessee Universe in 1972 and has written songs for many popular artists.

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Noah Cyrus
(Singer-songwriter)

Noah Cyrus
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Birthdate: January 8, 2000
Sun Sign: Capricorn

The youngest of the popular Cyrus siblings, Noah Cyrus is a singer-songwriter and actress. She went on to achieve so much during her teens that Time magazine named her in the 30 Most Influential Teens list in 2017. Also a well-known philanthropist, Cyrus raised funds to ban horse-drawn carriages when she was just 13! She also supports The Jed Foundation.

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Brandi Cyrus
(Actress)

Brandi Cyrus
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Birthdate: May 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini

Brandi Cyrus is the half-sister of singer/actor Miley Cyrus through their mother, actor Tish Cyrus. She appeared in the popular series Hannah Montana and the 2009 movie of the same name, along with Miley. She has also co-hosted Cyrus vs. Cyrus: Design and Conquer and the podcast Your Favorite Thing.

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Willa Fitzgerald
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Birthdate: January 17, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn

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Dixie Carter
(Film Actress)

Dixie Carter
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Birthdate: May 25, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 10, 2010

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Ally Walker
(Actress)

Ally Walker
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Birthdate: August 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo

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Elaine Hendrix
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Birthdate: December 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn

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Rachel Boston
(Actress)

Rachel Boston
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Birthdate: May 9, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus

Rachel Boston is an American actress known for playing leading roles in several independent films, such as Black Marigolds and A Ring by Spring. She has also played important roles in popular TV series like Witches of East End. Before starting her acting career, Rachel Boston was a beauty queen, winning the Miss Tennessee Teen USA title in 1999.

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Clare Grant
(Actress)

Clare Grant
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Birthdate: August 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo

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Polly Bergen
(Actress)

Polly Bergen
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Birthdate: July 14, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: September 20, 2014

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Clementine Ford
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Birthdate: June 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer

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Deana Carter
(Singer)

Deana Carter
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Birthdate: January 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn

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Elise Neal
(Actress)

Elise Neal
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Birthdate: March 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces

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Anne Haney
(Actress)

Anne Haney
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Birthdate: March 4, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: May 26, 2001

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Adrienne C. Moore
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Birthdate: August 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo

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Dottie West
(Singer-Songwriter)

Dottie West
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Birthdate: October 11, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 4, 1991

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Stormi Henley
(Miss Teen USA 2009)

Stormi Henley
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Birthdate: December 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

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Julie Ann Emery
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Birthdate: January 16, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn

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Mary Costa
(Actor, Singer, Opera singer)

Mary Costa
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Birthdate: April 5, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries

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Audrey Whitby
(Actress)

Audrey Whitby
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Birthdate: April 10, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries

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Samantha Saint
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Birthdate: June 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini

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Grace Moore
(Opera Singer & Actress)

Grace Moore
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Birthdate: December 5, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: January 26, 1947

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Emily Levine
(Humorist)

Emily Levine
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Birthdate: October 23, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: February 3, 2019

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Carrington Durham
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Birthdate: September 26, 1998
Sun Sign: Libra

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Alice Nielsen
(Operatic soprano)

Alice Nielsen
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Birthdate: June 7, 1872
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: March 8, 1943

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Ginger Alden
(Actress)

Ginger Alden
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Birthdate: November 13, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio