10 famous actresses from Virginia

Stacker compiled a list of famous actresses from Virginia from IMDb.
Stacker compiled a list of famous actresses from Virginia from IMDb.(KVLY)
Published: Jun. 27, 2022 at 3:47 PM EDT
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Anyone who wants to admire and envy the world’s biggest stars needs only to look on Instagram. From A-list movie stars and major musicians to pro ball players and comedians who landed their own sitcoms, there’s no shortage of evidence of just how good the good life is. They post pictures of themselves with other big shots on rooftop bars, at exclusive clubs, at backstage parties, and at restaurants where regular people can’t get a reservation.

But the vast majority of these celebrities were born and raised outside of Hollywood, finding their way to the bright lights and big money of superstardom from obscure beginnings in regular small towns and cities across the country.

Stacker compiled a list of actresses that were born in Virginia from IMDb’s most popular list. Keep reading to see which of your favorite actresses are from your home state.

Sandra Bullock

  • Born: Arlington, Virginia, USA (July 26, 1964)
  • Known for:
    • Producer in “The Proposal” (2009)
    • Ryan Stone in “Gravity” (2013)
    • Producer in “Miss Congeniality” (2000)

Taryn Manning

  • Born: Falls Church, Virginia, USA (Nov. 6, 1978)
  • Known for:
    • Tiffany ‘Pennsatucky’ Doggett in “Orange Is the New Black” (2013-2019)
    • Nola in “Hustle & Flow” (2005)
    • Janeane in “8 Mile” (2002)

Constance Wu

  • Born: Richmond, Virginia, USA (March 22, 1982)
  • Known for:
    • Rachel Chu in “Crazy Rich Asians” (2018)
    • Destiny in “Hustlers” (2019)
    • Jessica Huang in “Fresh Off the Boat” (2015-2020)

Shirley MacLaine

  • Born: Richmond, Virginia, USA (April 24, 1934)
  • Known for:
    • Aurora Greenway in “Terms of Endearment” (1983)
    • Fran Kubelik in “The Apartment” (1960)
    • Ouiser Boudreaux in “Steel Magnolias” (1989)

Camila Mendes

  • Born: Charlottesville, Virginia, USA (June 29, 1994)
  • Known for:
    • Veronica Lodge / Veronica Gekko / Teen Hermione Gomez in “Riverdale” (2017-2021)
    • Tala in “Palm Springs” (2020)
    • Katie in “Dangerous Lies” (2020)

Mackenzie Phillips

  • Born: Alexandria, Virginia, USA (Nov. 10, 1959)
  • Known for:
    • Carol in “American Graffiti” (1973)
    • Molly Phillips in “So Weird” (1999-2001)
    • Julie Cooper / Julie Cooper Horvath in “One Day at a Time” (1975-1983)

Emmy Raver-Lampman

  • Born: Norfolk, Virginia, USA (Sept. 5, 1988)
  • Known for:
    • Allison Hargreeves / Allison in “The Umbrella Academy” (2019-2022)
    • Molly Tillerman / Fista Puffs in “Central Park” (2021)
    • Mira Jones in “Blacklight” (2022)

Wanda Sykes

  • Born: Portsmouth, Virginia, USA (March 7, 1964)
  • Known for:
    • Ruby in “Monster-in-Law” (2005)
    • Granny in “Ice Age: Continental Drift” (2012)
    • Dr. Karl in “Bad Moms” (2016)

Veanne Cox

  • Born: Norfolk, Virginia, USA (Jan. 19, 1963)
  • Known for:
    • Miranda Margulies in “You’ve Got Mail” (1998)
    • Theresa Dallavale in “Erin Brockovich” (2000)
    • Melanie Corman in “Two Weeks Notice” (2002)

Hilarie Burton

  • Born: Sterling, Virginia, USA (July 1, 1982)
  • Known for:
    • Peyton Sawyer / Peyton Scott in “One Tree Hill” (2003-2009)
    • Deborah Owens in “The Secret Life of Bees” (2008)
    • Josie Mayfield in “Surprised by Love” (2015)

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