Actresses From Texas

Texas has produced a number of Actresses who have made it big. These include Amber Heard, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Garner, Renee Zellweger, Dakota Johnson and others.

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Jennifer Garner
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Birthdate: April 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries

Active in the entertainment industry since the mid-1990s, actress Jennifer Garner gained international fame her supporting role in Pearl Harbor. The daughter of conservative middle-class parents, she was determined to achieve big things and decided to become an actress. Besides acting, she is also an entrepreneur and is the co-founder of a baby food company.

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Renee Zellweger
12
Birthdate: April 25, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus

Renee Zellweger is one of the most decorated American actresses; she has won two Oscars and four Golden Globe Awards and is still going strong. Also known for her activism, Zellweger is one of the patrons for The GREAT Initiative, a gender equality foundation. In 2011, she joined hands with Tommy Hilfiger to raise money for the Breast Health Institute.

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Farrah Fawcett
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Birthdate: February 2, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 25, 2009

Farrah Fawcett is best remembered for posing for the iconic red swimsuit poster, which sold over 12 million copies and is regarded as a symbol of the late-1970s and a modern icon. Known for her good looks, Farrah was a popular Playboy model. The actress was also named in Men's Health magazine's 100 Hottest Women of All-Time list in 2011.

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Carol Burnett
(Actress)

Carol Burnett
13
Birthdate: April 26, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus

Carol Burnett inspired a lot of women and set off a chain reaction by hosting her groundbreaking show The Carol Burnett Show. Regarded as one of USA's most cherished entertainers, Carol continues to enhance the lives of millions, for which she was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She has also won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

 5 

Debbie Reynolds
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Birthdate: April 1, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: December 28, 2016

Debbie Reynolds was a famous American actress and singer whose career spanned nearly seven decades. Also a well-known humanitarian, Debbie served as president of a charitable organization called The Thalians. Debbie was also a businesswoman; the Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio, which she founded in 1979, still operates today. She also owned a hotel and casino in Las Vegas.

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Joan Crawford
(Oscar-Winning Actress, Dancer & Executive)

Joan Crawford
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Birthdate: March 23, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: May 10, 1977
Oscar-winning actor Joan Crawford’s journey from being a dancer and chorus girl to being named AFI’s tenth-greatest female Classic Hollywood stars is inspirational. She mostly played the quintessential “damsel in distress” who finds love, in her movies. She had five adopted kids and became a recluse in her later years.

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Sissy Spacek
(Actress)

Sissy Spacek
5
Birthdate: December 25, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Sissy Spacek is best known for her Academy Award-winning role of Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter and also earned a Grammy nomination for her country tracks in the movie. Her other notable projects are the films Missing and The River, and the series Bloodline, Castle Rock, and Homecoming.
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Selena Gomez
(Singer-Songwriter)

Selena Gomez
70
Birthdate: July 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer

Singer, songwriter, and actress, Selena Gomez, was destined for a career in the entertainment industry! The daughter of an actress, she was exposed to acting as a child and began her career early on. She gained much fame as a singer and actress in her teenage and was named the Billboard Woman of the Year in 2017.

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Dakota Johnson
(Starred in the 'Fifty Shades' film series.)

Dakota Johnson
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Birthdate: October 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra

Born into a family of actors, Dakota Johnson debuted as a child artist and later began modelling. Her first big hit was the movie, The Social Network but it was the role of Anastasia Steele in the movie, Fifty Shades of Grey, and its two sequels that skyrocketed her fame to an international level. Her other work include the movie, Black Mass and A Bigger Splash.

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Sharon Tate
(Actress - Murdered by Members of the 'Manson Family')

Sharon Tate
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Birthdate: January 24, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 9, 1969

In the 1960s, Sharon Tate was one of Hollywood’s most promising actresses. She won a beauty pageant while still a teenager and soon started modelling and acting in films and television shows. Her big breakout film was Valley of the Dolls. At the age of 26, she was all set to welcome her first child when she was brutally murdered.

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Hilary Duff
(Actress, Singer)

Hilary Duff
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Birthdate: September 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra

Child actor Hilary Duff turned into a teenage sensation with the television series Lizzie McGuire in 2001. Her film career took off soon with movies like A Cinderella Story. She is currently seen in the hit series Younger. A multitalented personality, she has also released numerous hits albums, launched her perfume brand and clothing lines and published Elixir book series.

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Jennifer Love Hewitt
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Birthdate: February 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces

Considered a popular sex symbol, Jennifer Love Hewitt serves as an icon to an entire generation; a famous magazine stated that every girl wanted to emulate her, while boys had posters of her on their wall. Apart from being a popular actress, she is also a successful singer, having released studio albums, such as BareNaked.

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Alexis Bledel
(Best Known for Her Roles in the TV Series: 'Gilmore Girls' and 'The Handmaid's Tale')

Alexis Bledel
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Birthdate: September 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo

Actress and model Alexis Bledel is best known for her role in the TV series Gilmore Girls. Her mother encouraged her to act when she was a child. She made her TV debut in the early 2000s and eventually ventured into films.

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Robin Wright
(First Actress to Win a Golden Globe for a Streaming TV Series)

Robin Wright
11
Birthdate: April 8, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries

Best known for her role in the NBC Daytime soap opera Santa Barbara, actress Robin Wright is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Golden Globe Award and a Satellite Award. Beginning her career as a model, she eventually transitioned into acting. She is currently one of the highest-paid actresses in US.

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Michelle Rodriguez
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Birthdate: July 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer

The quintessential action queen of Hollywood, Michelle Rodriguez is known for appearing in many successful action films, including the Fast & Furious franchise. Regarded as a Hollywood bad girl, Michelle has had many brushes with the law. An openly bisexual actress, she also serves as an inspiration to the LGBT community.

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Melissa Benoist
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Birthdate: October 4, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra

American actress, Melissa Benoist gained recognition with the musical comedy-drama series Glee and superhero adventure series Supergirl. As a singer, she has earned appreciation for her songs in Glee albums. Her film credits include Whiplash and Patriots Day. Earlier, she made her acting debut on stage. Since then, she has appeared in numerous plays and even made her Broadway debut.

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Gina Carano
(Actress, Mixed Martial Artist)

Gina Carano
10
Birthdate: April 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries

A former mixed martial artist, Gina Carano went on to become an actress; she uses her martial arts skills to perform stunts in popular action movies. Before becoming an actress, she was quite popular in the MMA scene, being termed the face of women's MMA. In 2008, she was named in a Top 10 Influential Women list.

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Eva Longoria
(Actress)

Eva Longoria
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Birthdate: March 15, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces

Mexican-American actress, producer and director, Eva Longoria gained global recognition after portraying Gabrielle Solis in the ABC’s hit series Desperate Housewives. Prior to this, she was also a part of the popular series, The Young and the Restless. A multitalented personality, Eva has also been a face of L'Oreal Paris, has written a cookbook and participates in numerous philanthropic activities.

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Sarah Shahi
(Actress)

Sarah Shahi
5
Birthdate: January 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Sarah Shahi is best known for her appearances as Carmen in The L Word, Kate Reed in Fairly Legal, and Sameen Shaw in Person of Interest. Named to Maxim’s Hot 100 multiple times, she has also appeared in prominent roles in Life, Alias, and Reverie.

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Leighton Meester
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Birthdate: April 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries

Leighton Meester has been one of the most beautiful actresses of the current generation. Not surprisingly, she has been featured in several magazine covers and in lists, such as the world's most beautiful women and 100 Most Beautiful Famous Faces. Also a well-known philanthropist, Meester has actively taken part in many charity campaigns.

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McKenna Grace
(Child Actress Known for Her Role in the Sitcom ‘The Young and the Restless’ and the Film 'Gifted')

McKenna Grace
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Birthdate: June 25, 2006
Sun Sign: Cancer

Mckenna Grace is an American actress who began her professional acting career at the age of six. Having won several awards for her work so far, Grace is considered one of the most talented child actresses of her generation. A vegetarian, Mckenna Grace has worked with organizations, such as PETA and Farm Sanctuary.

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Jessica Simpson
(American Singer-Songwriter, Actress, Fashion Designer)

Jessica Simpson
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Birthdate: July 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer

Jessica Simpson is an American singer, fashion designer, and actress. Her journey from being a teen idol to a sex symbol has been quite inspirational so far. Also a well-known philanthropist, Jessica Simpson has worked with several nonprofit organizations, such as Make-A-Wish Foundation. She has also performed at many benefit concerts.

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Piper Perabo
(Actress)

Piper Perabo
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Birthdate: October 31, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Piper Perabo is an American actress who garnered wide acclaim for her portrayal of Violet Sanford in the musical comedy-drama film Coyote Ugly. Since then, Perabo has been an important actress in both film and TV industry. Also known for her political activism, Perabo was arrested twice for participating in protests. She also advocates for women empowerment and LGBT rights.

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Angie Harmon
(Actress, Model)

Angie Harmon
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Birthdate: August 10, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo

Starting out as a child model, Angie Harmon won a modeling contest organized by Seventeen magazine when she was 15. After winning a Spectrum Model Search contest, she pursued a modeling career. She then became an actress and gained international recognition for her performance in series like Baywatch Nights and Law & Order. She also practices taekwondo and boxing.

Ashlee Simpson
5
Birthdate: October 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra

The younger sister of Jessica Simpson, Ashlee Simpson followed in the footsteps of her sister to become an actress and singer-songwriter. Also known for her fashion sense and good looks, Ashlee Simpson has appeared on the cover of several international magazines, such as Shape, CosmoGirl, and Women's Health. She was named among the Richest Young Celebrities by Forbes magazine.

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Sadie Sink
(Actress)

Sadie Sink
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Birthdate: April 16, 2002
Sun Sign: Aries

Sadie Sink is an American actress best known for playing Maxine Mayfield in the popular horror mystery-thriller television series Stranger Things, for which she received nominations at MTV Movie & TV Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2018, she was honored with the Award of Excellence for Narration for her contribution to an animal rights documentary titled Dominion.

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Shannon Elizabeth
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Birthdate: September 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Shannon Elizabeth is best known as Nadia from the iconic sex comedy American Pie. She also appeared in films such as Scary Movie and Thirteen Ghosts, and on shows such as Celebrity Big Brother and Dancing with the Stars. She now manages her non-profit Animal Avengers in South Africa. 

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Phylicia Rashad
5
Birthdate: June 19, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Phylicia Rashad, the Mother of The Black Community, became the first Black lady to win the Tony Award for Best Actress, for her performance in A Raisin in the Sun. Known for her Emmy-nominated portrayal of Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show, she also appeared in Colored Girls and Creed. 

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Solange Knowles
(Singer, Songwriter & Performance Artist)

Solange Knowles
4
Birthdate: June 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Solange Knowles, younger sister of pop star Beyoncé Knowles, initially performed as a back-up dancer and wrote songs for Beyoncé’s band Destiny's Child. She has delivered Grammy-winning tracks such as Cranes in the Sky and has also won an Impact Award. She also owns a hip-hop-themed children’s merchandise brand.

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Melora Hardin
(Actress)

Melora Hardin
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Birthdate: June 29, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer

The daughter of retired actress Diane and actor Jerry Hardin, Melora Hardin is herself an actress and singer. She was introduced to the entertainment industry at an early age and began her career when she was ten. She has since appeared in many TV shows and films. She has also directed a couple of projects.

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Jerry Hall
(Model, Actress)

Jerry Hall
5
Birthdate: July 2, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Jerry Hall initially modeled for top-notch magazines such as Cosmopolitan and Vogue. She is an accomplished stage actor and holds the Guinness record for the most musical appearances in a single night. She is known for her annulled 9-year marriage to Mick Jagger and is now married to Rupert Murdoch.

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Brianna Hildebrand
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Birthdate: August 14, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo

Brianna Hildebrand is an American actress best known for playing Negasonic Teenage Warhead in Deadpool and its sequel. She is also known for playing Sadie Cunningham in the comedy horror film Tragedy Girls for which she received Best Actress awards at the London FrightFest Film Festival and Brooklyn Horror Film Festival.

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Brigette Lundy-Paine
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Birthdate: August 10, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo

Brigette Lundy-Paine is one of the few American actors who are genderqueer; they came out as non-binary in 2019, preferring to be addressed by they/them pronouns. Apart from being an actor, Brigette Lundy-Paine also co-founded an art publication called Waif Magazine and a vocal band called Subtle Pride.

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Brooke Burns
(Known for Her Role in Action Drama Series 'Baywatch' & Host of the NBC Game Show 'Dog Eat Dog')

Brooke Burns
4
Birthdate: March 16, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces
Brooke Burns is best known as Jessie Owens from Baywatch and Baywatch: Hawaii. A former ballerina and model, she earned an Emmy nomination for her stint as the host of the quiz show The Chase. After recovering from a serious spinal injury, she now raises awareness about the same.

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Kate Capshaw
(Actress)

Kate Capshaw
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Birthdate: November 3, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Kate Capshaw, best known as Willie Scott from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, has also starred in projects such as Dreamscape, Black Rain, and The Love Letter. She converted to Judaism before her marriage to director Steven Spielberg. She made major contributions to Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign.

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Jaclyn Smith
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Kelly Garrett’ in the TV Series ‘Charlie's Angels’)

Jaclyn Smith
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Birthdate: October 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Jaclyn Smith is best known as Kelly Garrett from the iconic series Charlie's Angels, and appeared in the same role in two Charlie’s Angels films later. She earned a Golden Globe nomination for the TV film Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. She owns an apparel brand and has battled breast cancer.

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Lisa Niemi
(Writer, Director and Lead Actress of the Film 'One Last Dance')

Lisa Niemi
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Birthdate: May 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Lisa Niemi is known for her appearance in Steel Dawn and One Last Dance, with her former husband Patrick Swayze. She also released memoirs, both New York Times bestsellers and one of them co-written by Swayze. Swayze’s death due to pancreatic cancer led her to spread awareness about the ailment.

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Missi Pyle
(Actress)

Missi Pyle
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Birthdate: November 16, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Missi Pyle is an American singer and actress known for playing supporting roles in successful comedy films, such as Bringing Down the House and Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. As a musician, Missi Pyle is credited with forming the now-defunct country-rock duo Smith & Pyle.

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Debbie Allen
(Actress Best Known for Her Work in the Musical-Drama Television Series 'Fame')

Debbie Allen
3
Birthdate: January 16, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Debbie Allen is an actress, dancer, choreographer, and singer-songwriter.  She appeared in the musical-drama TV series Fame and also worked as the series’ principal choreographer. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including three Emmy Awards. She runs the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles and is a former member of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. 

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Amber Heard
(Actress)

Amber Heard
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Birthdate: April 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus

Amber Heard is an actress who began her career with minor and supporting roles in films and television. She gradually transitioned into lead roles and eventually gained mainstream recognition. Amber, who was briefly married to actor, Johnny Depp, is also an activist and works for LGBTQ rights.

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Morgan Fairchild
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Birthdate: February 3, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius

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Haylie Duff
(Actress)

Haylie Duff
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Birthdate: February 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Haylie Duff, older sister of singer/actor Hilary Duff, is best known as Sandy Jameson from the series 7th Heaven. Fans also loved her in the film Napoleon Dynamite and the Disney series Lizzie McGuire. She has recorded soundtracks and written a culinary book. She also owns a cookery blog.

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Elizabeth Lail
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Birthdate: March 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Elizabeth Lail is best known as Amy Hughes from the horror series Dead of Summer and as Guinevere Beck from the thriller series You, and was nominated for a Saturn Award for the latter role. Fans also loved her as Anna in the fantasy series Once Upon a Time

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Carolyn Jones
(Actress)

Carolyn Jones
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Birthdate: April 8, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 3, 1983

Carolyn Jones was an American actress who contributed to the success of several films in the 1950s. She was also an influential figure in American television throughout the 1950s and 1960s. During the later stages of her acting career, Jones suffered from colon cancer but decided not to reveal about her condition to colleagues and continued acting through the pain.

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Summer Glau
(Actress)

Summer Glau
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Birthdate: July 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo

The lead actress in the horror comedy films Knights of Badassdom and Mammoth, Summer Glau played a wide range of roles in her acting career since her debut in the television series, Angel, in 2002. The trained dancer who turned to acting because of an injury also appeared in Netflix crime series, Wu Assassins. She is married to Val Morrison.

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Shelley Duvall
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Birthdate: July 7, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer

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Lynn Collins
(Actress)

Lynn Collins
3
Birthdate: May 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus

Lynn Collins is an American actress best known for playing Kayla Silverfox in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Wolverine. Although her portrayal of Kayla increased her popularity, Collins’ depiction of Portia in the 2004 romantic drama film, The Merchant of Venice, proved to be a turning point in her acting career. On the personal front, Collins is a spiritual person.

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Peri Gilpin
(Actress)

Peri Gilpin
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Birthdate: May 27, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini

Peri Gilpin soared to fame with her roles as Roz Doyle in Frasier and Kim Keeler in Make It or Break It. She also voiced Jane Proudfoot in Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. She began supporting cancer research after her mother’s death due to a form of muscle tumor.

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Madison Pettis
3
Birthdate: July 22, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer
Madison Pettis is best known as Sophie Martinez from the Disney Channel series Cory in the House. She has also starred in Life with Boys and The Game Plan. She began her career as a model at age 5, after participating in a contest for FortWorthChild, a parenting magazine.

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Amy Acker
(Actress)

Amy Acker
3
Birthdate: December 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius