Famous actresses from Pennsylvania

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November 4, 2021
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Famous actresses from Pennsylvania

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 Pennsylvania 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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Abbi Jacobson

- Born: Wayne, Pennsylvania (2/1/1984)
- Known for:
--- Abbi Abrams in "Broad City" (2014-2019)
--- Katie in "The Mitchells vs the Machines" (2021)
--- Abbi in "Broad City" (2010-2011)

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Addison Timlin

- Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6/29/1991)
- Known for:
--- Amy Schine in "Derailed" (2005)
--- Stormy Llewellyn in "Odd Thomas" (2013)
--- Lucinda Price in "Fallen" (2016)

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Alexis Knapp

- Born: Allegheny, Pennsylvania (7/31/1989)
- Known for:
--- Stacie in "Pitch Perfect" (2012)
--- Alexis in "Project X" (2012)
--- Stacie in "Pitch Perfect 3" (2017)

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Amanda Seyfried

- Born: Allentown, Pennsylvania (12/3/1985)
- Known for:
--- Cosette in "Les Misérables" (2012)
--- Savannah Curtis in "Dear John" (2010)
--- Karen Smith in "Mean Girls" (2004)

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Beth Behrs

- Born: Lancaster, Pennsylvania (12/26/1985)
- Known for:
--- Caroline Channing in "2 Broke Girls" (2011-2017)
--- PNK Carrie in "Monsters University" (2013)
--- Brooklyn in "Hello, My Name Is Doris" (2015)

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Blythe Danner

- Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2/3/1943)
- Known for:
--- Dina Byrnes in "Meet the Parents" (2000)
--- Anna in "The Last Kiss" (2006)
--- Tara Walton in "Paul" (2011)

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Carroll Baker

- Born: Johnstown, Pennsylvania (5/28/1931)
- Known for:
--- Baby Doll Meighan in "Baby Doll" (1956)
--- Eleanor Crisp in "Kindergarten Cop" (1990)
--- Luz Benedict II in "Giant" (1956)

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Cheri Oteri

- Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9/19/1962)
- Known for:
--- Gail Hailstorm in "Scary Movie" (2000)
--- Zora Charmichaels in "Southland Tales" (2006)
--- Jane in "Liar Liar" (1997)

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Christine Taylor

- Born: Allentown, Pennsylvania (7/30/1971)
- Known for:
--- Kate Veatch in "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story" (2004)
--- Holly Sullivan in "The Wedding Singer" (1998)
--- Matilda Jeffries in "Zoolander" (2001)

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Darlanne Fluegel

- Born: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (11/25/1953)
- Died: 12/15/2017
- Known for:
--- Ruth Lanier in " To Live and Die in L.A." (1985)
--- Eve in " Once Upon a Time in America" (1984)
--- Melissa in " Lock Up" (1989)

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Gillian Jacobs

- Born: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (10/19/1982)
- Known for:
--- Britta Perry in "Community" (2009-2015)
--- Rose in "Walk of Shame" (2014)
--- Dana in "The Box" (2009)

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Grace Kelly

- Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11/12/1929)
- Died: 9/14/1982
- Known for:
--- Margot Wendice in "Dial M for Murder" (1954)
--- Lisa Fremont in "Rear Window" (1954)
--- Frances Stevens in "To Catch a Thief" (1955)

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Harley Jane Kozak

- Born: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (1/28/1957)
- Known for:
--- Molly Jennings in " Arachnophobia" (1990)
--- Susan in " Parenthood" (1989)
--- Helen in " When Harry Met Sally..." (1989)

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Heather Lind

- Born: Upland, Pennsylvania (3/22/1983)
- Known for:
--- Mamie-Claire in " Mistress America" (2015)
--- Katy in " Boardwalk Empire" (2011-2012)
--- Julia in " Demolition" (2015)

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Holland Taylor

- Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1/14/1943)
- Known for:
--- Professor Stromwell in "Legally Blonde" (2001)
--- Bunny in "The Wedding Date" (2005)
--- Judge Roberta Kittleson in "The Practice" (1998-2003)

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Jayne Mansfield

- Born: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (4/19/1933)
- Died: 6/29/1967
- Known for:
--- Jerri Jordan in "The Girl Can't Help It" (1956)
--- Rita Marlowe in "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" (1957)
--- Queen Deianira in "The Loves of Hercules" (1960)

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Jillian Murray

- Born: Reading, Pennsylvania (6/4/1984)
- Known for:
--- Heather Pinkney in " Code Black" (2015-2017)
--- Penny in " Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero" (2014)
--- Brandi Cox in " Wild Things: Foursome" (2010)

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Kat Dennings

- Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6/13/1986)
- Known for:
--- Norah in "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" (2008)
--- Darcy Lewis in "Thor" (2011)
--- Darcy Lewis in "Thor: The Dark World" (2013)

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Katrina Law

- Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9/30/1985)
- Known for:
--- Nyssa al Ghul in "Arrow" (2014-2020)
--- Lori in "Apparition" (2015)
--- Mira in "Spartacus" (2010-2012)

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Krysten Ritter

- Born: Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania (12/16/1981)
- Known for:
--- Jessica Jones in "Jessica Jones" (2015-2019)
--- Dee-Ann in "Big Eyes" (2014)
--- Chloe in "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" (2012-2013)

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Lauren Holly

- Born: Bristol, Pennsylvania (10/28/1963)
- Known for:
--- Mary in "Dumb and Dumber" (1994)
--- Maxine Stewart in "Picket Fences" (1992-1996)
--- Linda Lee in "Dragon" (1993)

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Linda Fiorentino

- Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3/9/1958)
- Known for:
--- Bridget Gregory in "The Last Seduction" (1994)
--- Laurel in "Men in Black" (1997)
--- Bethany in "Dogma" (1999)

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Lisa Waltz

- Born: Limerick, Pennsylvania (8/31/1961)
- Known for:
--- Nora in " Brighton Beach Memoirs" (1986)
--- Marcus' Wife in " Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462" (2015-2016)
--- Self in " 2016 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards" (2016)

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Mary McDonnell

- Born: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (4/28/1952)
- Known for:
--- President Laura Roslin in "Battlestar Galactica" (2004-2009)
--- Rose Darko in "Donnie Darko" (2001)
--- Mary Rogers in "Margin Call" (2011)

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Meg Foster

- Born: Reading, Pennsylvania (5/10/1948)
- Known for:
--- Evil-Lyn in "Masters of the Universe" (1987)
--- Holly in "They Live" (1988)
--- Margaret Morgan in "The Lords of Salem" (2012)

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Michaela Conlin

- Born: Allentown, Pennsylvania (6/9/1978)
- Known for:
--- Maria Li in "Bad Trip" (2021)
--- Angela Montenegro in "Bones" (2005-2017)
--- Sarah Nguyen in "Yellowstone" (2018-2019)

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Molly Ephraim

- Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5/22/1986)
- Known for:
--- Irene Kelly in "The Front Runner" (2018)
--- Alexa Vonn in "Halt and Catch Fire" (2017)
--- Mandy Baxter in "Last Man Standing" (2011-2017)

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Nafessa Williams

- Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12/4/1989)
- Known for:
--- Anissa Pierce in "Black Lightning" (2018-2021)
--- Jade in "Twin Peaks" (2017)
--- Missy in "Black and Blue" (2019)

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Rebecca Creskoff

- Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2/1/1971)
- Known for:
--- Hillary Taffet in " NCIS" (2009)
--- Lenore Bernard in " Hung" (2009-2011)
--- Carol Johnson in " Justified" (2011)

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Riki Lindhome

- Born: Coudersport, Pennsylvania (3/5/1979)
- Known for:
--- Sadie in "The Last House on the Left" (2009)
--- Hilary in "My Best Friend's Girl" (2008)
--- Donna Thrombey in "Knives Out" (2019)

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Sabrina Carpenter

- Born: Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania (5/11/1999)
- Known for:
--- Merrin Williams at 13 in "Horns" (2013)
--- Maya Hart in "Girl Meets World" (2014-2017)
--- Jenny Parker in "Adventures in Babysitting" (2016)

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Sandy Martin

- Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3/3/1949)
- Known for:
--- Momma Dixon in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" (2017)
--- Grandma in "Napoleon Dynamite" (2004)
--- Sandy Patrick in "Ray Donovan" (2018-2019)

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Sarah Steele

- Born: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (9/16/1988)
- Known for:
--- Wendy in "The To Do List" (2013)
--- Bernice in "Spanglish" (2004)
--- Abby in "Please Give" (2010)

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Sharon Stone

- Born: Meadville, Pennsylvania (3/10/1958)
- Known for:
--- Catherine Tramell in "Basic Instinct" (1992)
--- Ginger McKenna in "Casino" (1995)
--- Ellen in "The Quick and the Dead" (1995)

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Shirley Jones

- Born: Charleroi, Pennsylvania (3/31/1934)
- Known for:
--- Lulu Bains in "Elmer Gantry" (1960)
--- Marian Paroo in "The Music Man" (1962)
--- Grace in "Grandma's Boy" (2006)

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Victoria Pedretti

- Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3/23/1995)
- Known for:
--- Lulu' in "Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood" (2019)
--- Dani Clayton in "The Haunting of Bly Manor" (2020)
--- Nell Crain in "The Haunting of Hill House" (2018)

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