Famous actresses from Oklahoma

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July 28, 2022
Michelle Uthoff-Campbell // Wikimedia Commons

Famous actresses from Oklahoma

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 Oklahoma from IMDb’s most popular list. Movie poster images are from OMDb. Keep reading to see which of your favorite actresses are from your home state.

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Olivia Munn

- Born: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA (7/3/1980)
- Known for:
--- Sloan Sabbith in "The Newsroom" (2012-2014)
--- Psylocke in "X-Men: Apocalypse" (2016)
--- Self - Correspondent / Self - Guest / Self in "The Daily Show" (2010-2019)
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Kristin Chenoweth

- Born: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA (7/24/1968)
- Known for:
--- Olive Snook in "Pushing Daisies" (2007-2009)
--- Maria Kelly in "Bewitched" (2005)
--- Gabi in "Rio 2" (2014)
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Jeanne Tripplehorn

- Born: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA (6/10/1963)
- Known for:
--- Dr. Beth Garner in "Basic Instinct" (1992)
--- Helen in "Waterworld" (1995)
--- Abby McDeere in "The Firm" (1993)
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Reba McEntire

- Born: McAlester, Oklahoma, USA (3/28/1955)
- Known for:
--- Reba Hart in "Reba" (2001-2007)
--- Heather Gummer in "Tremors" (1990)
--- A.J. Ferguson in "The Little Rascals" (1994)
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Laura Spencer

- Born: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA (5/8/1986)
- Known for:
--- Jessica Warren in "Bones" (2014-2017)
--- Hollis M. Daly in "Character" (2012-2013)
--- Emily Sweeney in "The Big Bang Theory" (2014-2017)

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Alfre Woodard

- Born: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA (11/8/1952)
- Known for:
--- Lily in "Star Trek: First Contact" (1996)
--- Mistress Shaw in "12 Years a Slave" (2013)
--- Evelyn in "Annabelle" (2014)
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Melise

- Born: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA (2/18/1991)
- Known for:
--- Mareth in "The Shannara Chronicles" (2017)
--- Linda Park / Dr. Light in "The Flash" (2015)
--- Camilla in "Casual" (2018)
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Heather Langenkamp

- Born: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA (7/17/1964)
- Known for:
--- Nancy Thompson in "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (1984)
--- Heather Langenkamp in "New Nightmare" (1994)
--- Marie Lubbock in "Just the Ten of Us" (1988-1990)
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Lauren Stamile

- Born: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA (9/12/1976)
- Known for:
--- Agent Pearce in "Burn Notice" (2011-2012)
--- Kate Jackson in "Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Charlie's Angels'" (2004)
--- Liz Lombardi in "Off Centre" (2001-2002)
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Vera Miles

- Born: Boise City, Oklahoma, USA (8/23/1929)
- Known for:
--- Hallie Stoddard in "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" (1962)
--- Lila Crane in "Psycho" (1960)
--- Laurie Jorgensen in "The Searchers" (1956)

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Tisha Campbell

- Born: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA (10/13/1968)
- Known for:
--- Chiffon in "Little Shop of Horrors" (1986)
--- Gina Waters-Payne / Gina Waters in "Martin" (1992-1997)
--- Janet 'Jay' Kyle in "My Wife and Kids" (2000-2005)
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Rue McClanahan

- Born: Healdton, Oklahoma, USA (2/21/1934)
- Died: 6/3/2010
- Known for:
--- Blanche Devereaux in "The Golden Girls" (1985-1992)
--- Biology Teacher in "Starship Troopers" (1997)
--- Blanche Devereaux in "The Golden Palace" (1992-1993)
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Cindy Pickett

- Born: Sand Springs, Oklahoma, USA (4/18/1947)
- Known for:
--- Katie Bueller in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986)
--- Connie Warner in "Son in Law" (1993)
--- Diane Norris in "DeepStar Six" (1989)
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Mary Kay Place

- Born: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA (9/23/1947)
- Known for:
--- Floris in "Being John Malkovich" (1999)
--- Loretta Haggers in "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" (1976-1977)
--- Mrs. Gilcrest in "Girl, Interrupted" (1999)
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Candy Clark

- Born: Norman, Oklahoma, USA (6/20/1947)
- Known for:
--- Debbie in "American Graffiti" (1973)
--- Mary-Lou in "The Man Who Fell to Earth" (1976)
--- Kate in "Blue Thunder" (1983)

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Suzy Amis

- Born: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA (1/5/1962)
- Known for:
--- Edie Finneran in "The Usual Suspects" (1995)
--- Lizzy Calvert in "Titanic" (1997)
--- Kate in "Blown Away" (1994)
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Hayley McFarland

- Born: Edmond, Oklahoma, USA (3/29/1991)
- Known for:
--- Nancy in "The Conjuring" (2013)
--- Jennie Likens in "An American Crime" (2007)
--- Emily Lightman in "Lie to Me" (2009-2011)
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Nicki Aycox

- Born: Hennessey, Oklahoma, USA (5/26/1975)
- Known for:
--- Grace in "Perfect Stranger" (2007)
--- Minxie Hayes in "Jeepers Creepers 2" (2003)
--- 2nd Victim - Cheryl Cunningham in "The X Files: I Want to Believe" (2008)
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Kirsten Nelson

- Born: Oklahoma, USA (not available)
- Known for:
--- Karen Vick in "Psych" (2006-2014)
--- Betty in "The Fugitive" (1993)
--- Businesswoman in "War of the Worlds" (2005)
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Lauren Lane

- Born: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA (2/2/1961)
- Known for:
--- C.C. Babcock in "The Nanny" (1993-1999)
--- Sgt. Chris Novak in "Hunter" (1991)
--- Amy Witherspoon in "Interface" (1984)

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Samantha Isler

- Born: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA (10/26/1998)
- Known for:
--- Teen Molly in "Molly's Game" (2017)
--- Kielyr in "Captain Fantastic" (2016)
--- Amara (Teen) in "Supernatural" (2015)
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Jean Speegle Howard

- Born: Duncan, Oklahoma, USA (1/31/1927)
- Died: 9/2/2000
- Known for:
--- Blanch Lovell in "Apollo 13" (1995)
--- Mrs. Claus in "Scrooged" (1988)
--- Woman in "Cocoon" (1985)
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Renee Props

- Born: Oklahoma, USA (2/15/1962)
- Known for:
--- Nicki in "Get Shorty" (1995)
--- Lois in "Seinfeld" (1994)
--- Rita Scoleri in "Once Upon a Time in Queens" (2013)
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Carrie Underwood

- Born: Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA (3/10/1983)
- Known for:
--- Sarah Hill in "Soul Surfer" (2011)
--- Self / Self - Finalist / Self - Guest / Self - Guest Performer / Self - Musical Guest / Self - Performer / Self - Mentor in "American Idol" (2005-2018)
--- Soundtrack in "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" (2010)
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Jennifer Jones

- Born: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA (3/2/1919)
- Died: 12/17/2009
- Known for:
--- Lisolette in "The Towering Inferno" (1974)
--- Bernadette in "The Song of Bernadette" (1943)
--- Jane Hilton in "Since You Went Away" (1944)

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T.V. Carpio

- Born: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA (6/3/1905)
- Known for:
--- Prudence in "Across the Universe" (2007)
--- Valerie in "Limitless" (2011)
--- Shelby Prince in "The Client List" (2013)
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Glenda Farrell

- Born: Enid, Oklahoma, USA (6/30/1904)
- Died: 5/1/1971
- Known for:
--- Kay Curtis in "Girl Missing" (1933)
--- Torchy Blane in "Blondes at Work" (1938)
--- Torchy Blane in "The Adventurous Blonde" (1937)
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Kay Francis

- Born: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA (1/13/1905)
- Died: 8/26/1968
- Known for:
--- Tanya Borodoff / Spot White / Marjorie Lang in "Mandalay" (1934)
--- Mariette Colet in "Trouble in Paradise" (1932)
--- Julia Ashton Wister in "Another Dawn" (1937)
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Amzie Strickland

- Born: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA (1/10/1919)
- Died: 7/5/2006
- Known for:
--- Matron in "Pretty Woman" (1990)
--- Violet in "Doc Hollywood" (1991)
--- Daughter-in-law / Sarah in "Matinee Theatre" (1955-1956)
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Sarah Vowell

- Born: Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA (12/27/1969)
- Known for:
--- Violet Parr in "The Incredibles" (2004)
--- Violet Parr in "Incredibles 2" (2018)
--- Violet Parr in "The Incredibles: When Danger Calls" (2004)

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Heather Wahlquist

- Born: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA (5/25/1975)
- Known for:
--- Julie Bird in "John Q" (2002)
--- Wanda Haynes in "Alpha Dog" (2006)
--- Aunt Kelly in "My Sister's Keeper" (2009)
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Lynn Cartwright

- Born: McAlester, Oklahoma, USA (2/27/1927)
- Died: 1/2/2004
- Known for:
--- Older Dottie in "A League of Their Own" (1992)
--- Maureen Reardon in "The Wasp Woman" (1959)
--- Venusian Girl in "Queen of Outer Space" (1958)
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Rachel Cannon

- Born: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA (not available)
- Known for:
--- Deidre in "Fresh Off the Boat" (2015-2020)
--- Melanie Davis in "Mad Men" (2015)
--- Chloe / Nina in "Two and a Half Men" (2006-2010)
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Lexi Ainsworth

- Born: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA (10/28/1992)
- Known for:
--- Jessica Burns in "A Girl Like Her" (2015)
--- Amber in "Shameless" (2020)
--- Ella in "Major Crimes" (2017-2018)
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Barbara Lawrence

- Born: Carnegie, Oklahoma, USA (2/24/1930)
- Died: 11/13/2013
- Known for:
--- Gertie Cummings in "Oklahoma!" (1955)
--- Barbara Henshler in "Unfaithfully Yours" (1948)
--- Helen Sadler in "Man in the Shadow" (1957)

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Pamela Tiffin

- Born: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA (10/13/1942)
- Died: 12/2/2020
- Known for:
--- Scarlett Hazeltine in "One, Two, Three" (1961)
--- Miranda Sampson in "Harper" (1966)
--- Margy Frake in "State Fair" (1962)
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Nicole DeHuff

- Born: Antlers, Oklahoma, USA (1/6/1975)
- Died: 2/16/2005
- Known for:
--- Deborah Byrnes in "Meet the Parents" (2000)
--- Wanda Livingston in "Unbeatable Harold" (2006)
--- Katie Potter in "Suspect Zero" (2004)
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Jessica Campbell

- Born: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA (10/30/1982)
- Died: 12/29/2020
- Known for:
--- Tammy Metzler in "Election" (1999)
--- Julie Cain in "In the Best Interest of the Children" (1992)
--- Doris in "Junk" (2002)
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Maree Cheatham

- Born: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA (6/2/1940)
- Known for:
--- Sarah Dean in "Beetlejuice" (1988)
--- Father's Secretary in "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" (2005)
--- Nice Lady on Plane in "The Wedding Singer" (1998)
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Brina Palencia

- Born: Oklahoma, USA (2/13/1984)
- Known for:
--- LuAnn Potts in "Lumberjack Man" 2015
--- Paige in "The Walking Dead: Michonne" 2016

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Margaret Avery

- Born: Mangum, Oklahoma, USA (1/20/1944)
- Known for:
--- Shug Avery in "The Color Purple" (1985)
--- Prostitute in "Magnum Force" (1973)
--- Hattie Cale in "Blueberry Hill" (1988)
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Brandin Rackley

- Born: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA (6/4/1975)
- Known for:
--- Regina in "Life on Top" (2009-2011)
--- Farra in "Dirty Blondes from Beyond" (2012)
--- Janice Cooley in "The Hillside Strangler" (2004)
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Judith Drake

- Born: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA (not available)
- Known for:
--- Mrs. Gutman in "Intolerable Cruelty" (2003)
--- Mrs. Johnson in "The Benchwarmers" (2006)
--- Lucille in "Ten Inch Hero" (2007)
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Ronnie Claire Edwards

- Born: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA (2/9/1933)
- Died: 6/14/2016
- Known for:
--- Molly Fisher in "The Dead Pool" (1988)
--- Corabeth Godsey in "The Waltons" (1975-1981)
--- Actress in "The American Parade" (1974)
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Sheila James Kuehl

- Born: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA (2/9/1941)
- Known for:
--- Jackie Erwin / Jackie in "The Stu Erwin Show" (1950-1955)
--- Gertrude in "The Bob Cummings Show" (1955-1959)
--- Selma Kowalski in "Broadside" (1964-1965)

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