Famous actresses from Washington, D.C.

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July 28, 2022
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Famous actresses from Washington, D.C.

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 Washington, D.C. 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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Katherine Heigl

- Born: Washington, D.C. (11/24/1978)
- Known for:
--- Stephanie Plum in "One for the Money" (2012)
--- Alison Scott in "Knocked Up" (2007)
--- Abby in "The Ugly Truth" (2009)
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Goldie Hawn

- Born: Washington, D.C. (11/21/1945)
- Known for:
--- Joanna / Annie in "Overboard" (1987)
--- Elise Elliot Atchison in "The First Wives Club" (1996)
--- Helen Sharp in "Death Becomes Her" (1992)
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Deborah Shelton

- Born: Washington, D.C. (11/21/1948)
- Known for:
--- Gloria in "Body Double" (1984)
--- Roxanne Flowers in "Sins of the Night" (1993)
--- Alex Ramsey in "Silk Degrees" (1994)
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Kristen Johnston

- Born: Washington, D.C. (9/20/1967)
- Known for:
--- Sally Solomon in "3rd Rock from the Sun" (1996-2001)
--- Ivana Humpalot in "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" (1999)
--- Rhonda in "Music and Lyrics" (2007)
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Isabelle Fuhrman

- Born: Washington, D.C. (2/25/1997)
- Known for:
--- Alex Dall in "The Novice" (2021)
--- Esther in "Orphan" (2009)
--- Clove in "The Hunger Games" (2012)

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Alyson Hannigan

- Born: Washington, D.C. (3/24/1974)
- Known for:
--- Willow Rosenberg in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997-2003)
--- Michelle in "American Pie" (1999)
--- Michelle in "American Reunion" (2012)
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Emily Swallow

- Born: Washington, D.C. (12/18/1979)
- Known for:
--- Armorer in "The Mandalorian" (2019)
--- Amara (Adult) / Amara / Qareen / The Darkness in "Supernatural" (2015-2020)
--- Natalie Pierce in "SEAL Team" (2019-2021)
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Billie Burke

- Born: Washington, D.C. (8/7/1884)
- Died: 5/14/1970
- Known for:
--- Glinda in "The Wizard of Oz" (1939)
--- Mrs. Kilbourne in "Merrily We Live" (1938)
--- Millicent Jordan in "Dinner at Eight" (1933)
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Regina Hall

- Born: Washington, D.C. (12/12/1970)
- Known for:
--- Ryan Pierce in "Girls Trip" (2017)
--- Brenda in "Scary Movie" (2000)
--- Brenda in "Scary Movie 4" (2006)
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Ana Gasteyer

- Born: Washington, D.C. (5/4/1967)
- Known for:
--- Cady's Mom in "Mean Girls" (2004)
--- Mrs. Ravensdale in "That's My Boy" (2012)
--- Sue Cranston in "What Women Want" (2000)

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Robin Weigert

- Born: Washington, D.C. (7/7/1969)
- Known for:
--- Calamity Jane in "Deadwood" (2004-2006)
--- Adult Olive in "Synecdoche, New York" (2008)
--- Susan in "The Sessions" (2012)
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Betty Gabriel

- Born: Washington, D.C. (1/6/1981)
- Known for:
--- Georgina in "Get Out" (2017)
--- Detective Cortez in "Upgrade" (2018)
--- Laney Rucker in "The Purge: Election Year" (2016)
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Bridgit Mendler

- Born: Washington, D.C. (12/18/1992)
- Known for:
--- Becca in "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" (2009)
--- Soundtrack in "The Secret World of Arrietty" (2010)
--- Olivia in "Lemonade Mouth" (2011)
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Jane Adams

- Born: Washington, D.C. (4/1/1965)
- Known for:
--- Joy Jordan in "Happiness" (1998)
--- Carrie in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004)
--- White Faced Woman in "A Series of Unfortunate Events" (2004)
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Lauren Bowles

- Born: Washington, D.C. (3/24/1970)
- Known for:
--- Angry Garage Sale Woman in "Ghost World" (2001)
--- Ursula's Friend in "George of the Jungle" (1997)
--- Britney in "Hall Pass" (2011)

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Michael Learned

- Born: Washington, D.C. (4/9/1939)
- Known for:
--- Olivia Walton in "The Waltons" (1972-1979)
--- Vivian Emery in "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story" (1993)
--- Mary Benjamin in "Nurse" (1981-1982)
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Melissa Sagemiller

- Born: Washington, D.C. (6/1/1974)
- Known for:
--- Emily Thomas in "The Guardian" (2006)
--- Tracy in "Mr. Woodcock" (2007)
--- Allison McAllister in "Get Over It" (2001)
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Joanna Going

- Born: Washington, D.C. (7/22/1963)
- Known for:
--- Christina Kulina in "Kingdom" (2014-2017)
--- First Lady Tricia Walker in "House of Cards" (2014)
--- Arlene in "Mad Men" (2013)
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Georgia Engel

- Born: Washington, D.C. (7/28/1948)
- Died: 4/12/2019
- Known for:
--- Pat MacDougall in "Everybody Loves Raymond" (2003-2005)
--- Georgette Franklin / Georgette Baxter in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (1972-1977)
--- Bobbie in "Open Season" (2006)
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Alexandra Wentworth

- Born: Washington, D.C. (1/12/1965)
- Known for:
--- Diane in "It's Complicated" (2009)
--- Bobbi Fallon in "Jerry Maguire" (1996)
--- Staci Cole in "Nightcap" (2016-2017)

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Blair Brown

- Born: Washington, D.C. (4/23/1946)
- Known for:
--- Molly Dodd / Lorna LaSalle in "The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd" (1987-1991)
--- Emily Jessup in "Altered States" (1980)
--- Dr. Anne Caruthers in "Space Cowboys" (2000)
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Nona Gaye

- Born: Washington, D.C. (9/4/1974)
- Known for:
--- Zee in "The Matrix Revolutions" (2003)
--- Belinda Ali in "Ali" (2001)
--- Karen in "Crash" (2004)

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