Famous actresses from Oregon

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June 9, 2022
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Famous actresses from Oregon

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 Oregon 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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Katee Sackhoff

- Born: Portland, Oregon, USA (4/8/1980)
- Known for:
--- Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace / Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace / Capt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace / Lt. Kara "Starbuck" Thrace in "Battlestar Galactica" (2004-2009)
--- Dahl in "Riddick" (2013)
--- Marie Russell in "Oculus" (2013)
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Bridgette Wilson-Sampras

- Born: Gold Beach, Oregon, USA (9/25/1973)
- Known for:
--- Sonya Blade in "Mortal Kombat" (1995)
--- Veronica Vaughn in "Billy Madison" (1995)
--- Whitney / Meredith in "Last Action Hero" (1993)
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Kaitlin Olson

- Born: Portland, Oregon, USA (8/18/1975)
- Known for:
--- Destiny in "Finding Dory" (2016)
--- Dee Reynolds in "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" (2005-2021)
--- Tatiana in "The Heat" (2013)
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Sally Struthers

- Born: Portland, Oregon, USA (7/28/1947)
- Known for:
--- Gloria Bunker-Stivic in "All in the Family" (1971-1979)
--- Fran Clinton in "The Getaway" (1972)
--- Betty in "Five Easy Pieces" (1970)
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Brenda Strong

- Born: Portland, Oregon, USA (3/25/1960)
- Known for:
--- Captain Deladier in "Starship Troopers" (1997)
--- Mary Alice Young in "Desperate Housewives" (2004-2012)
--- Nurse in "Spaceballs" (1987)

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Maria Thayer

- Born: Boring, Oregon, USA (10/30/1975)
- Known for:
--- Rory Thayer in "Accepted" (2006)
--- Sonia Baker in "State of Play" (2009)
--- Wyoma in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" (2008)
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Barbara Niven

- Born: Portland, Oregon, USA (2/26/1953)
- Known for:
--- Megan O'Brien in "Chesapeake Shores" (2016-2021)
--- Rebecca Westridge in "A Perfect Ending" (2012)
--- Marilyn Monroe in "The Rat Pack" (1998)
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Kate Nauta

- Born: Salem, Oregon, USA (4/29/1982)
- Known for:
--- Lola in "Transporter 2" (2005)
--- Tatianna in "The Game Plan" (2007)
--- JC in "9 Miles Down" (2009)
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Kim Rhodes

- Born: Portland, Oregon, USA (6/7/1969)
- Known for:
--- Office Staff in "Christmas with the Kranks" (2004)
--- Cindy Harrison / Cindy Brooke / Cynthia 'Cindy' Brooke Harrison in "Another World" (1996-1999)
--- Rachel in "Colony" (2016)
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Brenda Bakke

- Born: Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA (5/15/1963)
- Known for:
--- Lana Turner in "L.A. Confidential" (1997)
--- Michelle Rodham Huddleston in "Hot Shots! Part Deux" (1993)
--- Captain Linda Gilder in "Under Siege 2: Dark Territory" (1995)

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Brooke Markham

- Born: Roseburg, Oregon, USA (2/15/1988)
- Known for:
--- Isabel in "Friend Request" (2016)
--- Imogen in "Foursome" (2016-2017)
--- Claire in "Cassandra French's Finishing School" (2017)
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Laura Allen

- Born: Portland, Oregon, USA (3/21/1974)
- Known for:
--- Young Nettie in "The Tale" (2018)
--- Officer Reynolds in "Hap and Leonard" (2018)
--- Lily Moore Tyler / Lily Moore in "The 4400" (2004-2007)
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Aparna Brielle

- Born: Clackamas, Oregon, USA (2/5/1994)
- Known for:
--- Sarika / Sarika Sarkar in "A.P. Bio" 2018-2021
--- Jihad in "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot" 2019
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Gretchen Corbett

- Born: Portland, Oregon, USA (8/13/1945)
- Known for:
--- Beth Davenport in "The Rockford Files" (1974-1978)
--- Mac in "Pig" (2021)
--- June Sterling in "Otherworld" (1985)
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Debra Lamb

- Born: Portland, Oregon, USA (11/24/1963)
- Known for:
--- Marion McMurtry in "Showdown in Yesteryear"
--- Nancy Miller in "You Like to Draw?" (2020)
--- Shotgun in "Vampire Penance-The atonement of John Wolf" (2021)

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Jenny Wade

- Born: Eugene, Oregon, USA (10/6/1980)
- Known for:
--- A.D.A. Liz Traynor in "The Good Guys" (2010)
--- Rachel in "Wedding Band" (2012-2013)
--- Nina in "Reaper" (2009)
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Jane Powell

- Born: Portland, Oregon, USA (4/1/1929)
- Died: 9/16/2021
- Known for:
--- Judy Foster in "A Date with Judy" (1948)
--- Polly Bradford in "Luxury Liner" (1948)
--- Milly Pontipee in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" (1954)
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Erin Chambers

- Born: Portland, Oregon, USA (9/24/1979)
- Known for:
--- Press Coordinator in "Alvin and the Chipmunks" (2007)
--- Other Voices in "Happy Feet" (2006)
--- Sora in "Stargate: Atlantis" (2004-2008)
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Sara Jean Underwood

- Born: Scappoose, Oregon, USA (3/26/1984)
- Known for:
--- Pirate Wench in "Epic Movie" (2007)
--- Sara Jean Underwood in "Miss March" (2009)
--- Katie in "Deadly Weekend" (2014)
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Margaux Hemingway

- Born: Portland, Oregon, USA (2/16/1954)
- Died: 7/1/1996
- Known for:
--- Gabrielle in "Killer Fish" (1979)
--- Anna Rawlins in "Inner Sanctum" (1991)
--- Anna Rawlins in "Inner Sanctum II" (1994)

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Anne Schedeen

- Born: Portland, Oregon, USA (1/8/1949)
- Known for:
--- Kate Tanner in "ALF" (1986-1990)
--- Bailey Randall / Claire Stafford in "Simon & Simon" (1982-1985)
--- Nurse Carol / 1st Nurse / Carol / Margo / Nurse in "Emergency!" (1974-1976)
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Caitlin Wachs

- Born: Eugene, Oregon, USA (3/15/1989)
- Known for:
--- Rivers Applewhite in "My Dog Skip" (2000)
--- Chloe Waters in "Profiler" (1996-1998)
--- Little Vivi in "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" (2002)
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Erin Way

- Born: Portland, Oregon, USA (9/13/1987)
- Known for:
--- Abby in "The Collection" (2012)
--- Beth in "Save the Date" (2018)
--- Kat in "Alphas" (2012)
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Judi Meredith

- Born: Portland, Oregon, USA (10/13/1936)
- Died: 4/30/2014
- Known for:
--- Alice Fitzwarren in "Shirley Temple's Storybook" (1958)
--- Laura James in "Queen of Blood" (1966)
--- Princess Elaine in "Jack the Giant Killer" (1962)
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Rebecca Schaeffer

- Born: Eugene, Oregon, USA (11/6/1967)
- Died: 7/18/1989
- Known for:
--- Communist's Daughter in "Radio Days" (1987)
--- Patti Russell in "My Sister Sam" (1986-1988)
--- Zandra Lipkin in "Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills" (1989)

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Soni Bringas

- Born: Portland, Oregon, USA (2/2/2002)
- Known for:
--- Ramona Gibbler in "Fuller House" (2016-2020)
--- Libby in "Minutiae" (2020)
--- Max Weaver in "Instant Mom" (2015)
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Michelle Clunie

- Born: Portland, Oregon, USA (11/7/1969)
- Known for:
--- Melanie Marcus in "Queer as Folk" (1999-2005)
--- Self in "Queer as Folk: Reunion" (2007)
--- Gretchen in "ER" (1996)
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Susan Ruttan

- Born: Oregon City, Oregon, USA (9/16/1948)
- Known for:
--- Roxanne Melman in "L.A. Law" (1986-1993)
--- Maggie in "Dead Air" (2009)
--- Lela in "Love Kills" (1998)
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Nicole Fugere

- Born: Milwaukie, Oregon, USA (9/25/1986)
- Known for:
--- Wednesday Addams in "The New Addams Family" (1998-1999)
--- Little Girl in "Things I Never Told You" (1996)
--- Wednesday Addams in "Addams Family Reunion" (1998)
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Bridget Marquardt

- Born: Tillamook, Oregon, USA (9/25/1973)
- Known for:
--- Santa Fe Tart in "Intolerable Cruelty" (2003)
--- Bridget Marquardt in "The House Bunny" (2008)
--- Blonde #2 in "Scary Movie 4" (2006)

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Elizabeth Hoffman

- Born: Corvallis, Oregon, USA (2/8/1927)
- Known for:
--- Ruth in "Dante's Peak" (1997)
--- Gail's Mother in "The River Wild" (1994)
--- Catherine Langford / Dr. Catherine Langford in "Stargate SG-1" (1997-1999)
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Rachel Ames

- Born: Portland, Oregon, USA (11/2/1929)
- Known for:
--- Audrey Hardy R.N. / Audrey Hardy / Audrey March / Audrey Hardy, R.N. in "General Hospital" (1964-2018)
--- Julie Cummings in "When Worlds Collide" (1951)
--- Audrey Hardy R.N. in "Port Charles" (1997-2001)
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Julie Payne

- Born: Sweet Home, Oregon, USA (9/11/1946)
- Known for:
--- Mrs. Zyskowski in "American Wedding" (2003)
--- Reporter #1 in "Misery" (1990)
--- Announcer in "THX 1138" (1971)
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Sarah Kennedy

- Born: Coquille, Oregon, USA (1/27/1948)
- Known for:
--- Honey in "The Working Girls" (1974)
--- Alice in "The Telephone Book" (1971)
--- Marge in "Future Cop" (1977)
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Bonnie Root

- Born: Portland, Oregon, USA (8/24/1975)
- Known for:
--- Stream Hodsell in "Coming Soon" (1999)
--- Producer in "Sissy" (2011)
--- Tanya Derask in "The Mentalist" (2009)

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Morgan Nagler

- Born: Oregon, USA (3/24/1978)
- Known for:
--- Stacee Stevens in "Domino" (2005)
--- Michelle's Friend in "American Pie 2" (2001)
--- Dressing Room Girl in "Evolution" (2001)
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Tsianina Joelson

- Born: Coquille, Oregon, USA (1/16/1975)
- Known for:
--- Darcy in "Bring It On" (2000)
--- Amy in "American Pie 2" (2001)
--- Stacy in "According to Greta" (2009)
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Maudie Prickett

- Born: Portland, Oregon, USA (10/25/1914)
- Died: 4/14/1976
- Known for:
--- Rosie in "Hazel" (1961-1966)
--- Miss Prossy / Mrs. Pennyfeather in "The 20th Century-Fox Hour" (1955-1957)
--- Mrs. Larch / Aunt Nora / Edna Larch in "The Andy Griffith Show" (1964-1967)
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Ciara Riley Wilson

- Born: Portland, Oregon, USA (3/26/2001)
- Known for:
--- Letti Ramirez in "L.A.'s Finest" (2019-2020)
--- Athena in "Kim Possible" (2019)
--- Alicia Hernandez in "Speechless" (2018)
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Aubrey Cleland

- Born: West Linn, Oregon, USA (7/10/1993)
- Known for:
--- Widow in "Black Widow" (2021)
--- Feather in "Lethal Weapon" (2017)
--- Whitney in "Chasing Nightmares"

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Ellary Porterfield

- Born: Bend, Oregon, USA (6/5/1989)
- Known for:
--- Ki Swan in "Video Game High School" (2012-2014)
--- Anne in "Sugar" (2008)
--- Tuff Ryan at 13, 16 & 18 yrs in "The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio" (2005)
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Ona Munson

- Born: Portland, Oregon, USA (6/16/1903)
- Died: 2/11/1955
- Known for:
--- Belle Watling in "Gone with the Wind" (1939)
--- Mother' Gin Sling in "The Shanghai Gesture" (1941)
--- Constance Palmer in "Broadminded" (1931)
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Elaine Miles

- Born: Pendleton, Oregon, USA (4/7/1960)
- Known for:
--- Marilyn Whirlwind / Marilyn in "Northern Exposure" (1990-1995)
--- Lucy in "Smoke Signals" (1998)
--- Deputy Barnes in "Wyvern" (2009)
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Lisa Foiles

- Born: Portland, Oregon, USA (9/29/1986)
- Known for:
--- Regular Performer / Various / Performer / Self / Joyce Byers / Kaffy / Mom in "All That" (2000-2020)
--- Mallory in "Malcolm in the Middle" (2003)
--- Trina in "Leverage" (2010)
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Laura Eichhorn

- Born: Portland, Oregon, USA (2/15/1983)
- Known for:
--- Gabriel the Archangel in "Who Are You" (2009)
--- Archangel Gabriel in "The Wayshower" (2011)
--- Kristen in "CollegeHumor Originals" (2012)

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Shelley Plimpton

- Born: Roseburg, Oregon, USA (2/27/1947)
- Known for:
--- Randa in "Glen and Randa" (1971)
--- Reenie in "Alice's Restaurant" (1969)
--- Face Off Girl in "Putney Swope" (1969)
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Elizabeth Guest

- Born: Eugene, Oregon, USA (5/30/1990)
- Known for:
--- Lydia in "Guest Appearances" (2017-2020)
--- Pamela in "The First of Many" (2017)
--- Natalie in "See You Next Christmas" (2021)
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Jan Hoag

- Born: Portland, Oregon, USA (9/19/1948)
- Known for:
--- Nona in "The Fabelmans" (2022)
--- Annette (Frank's Wife) in "Wild" (2014)
--- Ms. Agatha Bean in "Scream Queens" (2015-2016)

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