Texas has delivered dozens of big stars to Hollywood. And while we're always sad to see them leave, we're also very proud of them. Here are 30 actors and actresses who were born in Texas.

  • 1

    Amy Acker

    Birthplace: Dallas

    What you know her from: "Angel," Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Dollhouse"

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    Jensen Ackles

    Birthplace: Dallas

    What you know him from: "Supernatural," "Smallville"

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    G. W. Bailey

    Birthplace: Port Arthur

    What you know him from: The "Police Academy" movies, "Closer"

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    Alexis Bledel

    Birthplace: Houston

    What you know her from: "Gilmore Girls," "Sin City"

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    Powers Boothe

    Birthplace: Snyder

    What you know him from: "Deadwood," "Hatfield & McCoys," "Nashville"

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    Carol Burnett

    Birthplace: San Antonio

    What you know her from: "The Carol Burnett Show," "All My Children," "Magnum P.I."

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    Gary Busey

    Birthplace: Goose Creek

    What you know him from: "Lethal Weapon," "Point Break"

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    Michael Dorn

    Birthplace: Luling

    What you know him from: "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Star Trek: First Contact"

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    Hilary Duff

    Birthplace: Houston

    What you know her from: "Lizzie McGuire," Gossip Girl,"

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    Shannon Elizabeth

    Birthplace: Houston

    What you know her from: "American Pie," "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back"

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    Morgan Fairchild

    Birthplace: Dallas

    What you know her from: "Friends," "The Seduction"

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    Farrah Fawcett

    Birthplace: Corpus Christi

    What you know her from: "Logan's Run," "Charlie's Angels"

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    Tommy Lee Jones

    Birthplace: San Saba

    What you know him from: "Men in Black," "The Fugitive"

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    Jennifer Love Hewitt

    Birthplace: Waco

    What you know her from: "I Know What You Did Last Summer," "Party of Five," "Ghost Whisperer"

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  • 15

    Jamie Foxx

    Birthplace: Terrell

    What you know him from: "Django Unchained," "Ray," "Collateral"

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    Matthew McConaughey

    Birthplace: Uvalde

    What you know him from: "Dallas Buyers Club," "True Detective," "Magic Mike"

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  • 17

    Dennis Quaid

    Birthplace: Houston

    What you know him from: "Wyatt Earp," "Any Given Sunday," "The Day After Tomorrow"

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  • 18

    Michelle Rodriguez

    Birthplace: San Antonio

    What you know her from: "Fast & Furious" (series), "Lost," "Avatar"

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  • 19

    Woody Harrelson

    Birthplace: Midland

    What you know him from: "The Hunger Games," "True Detective," "Cheers"

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  • 20

    Eva Longoria

    Birthplace: Corpus Christi

    What you know her from: "Desperate Housewives," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"

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  • 21

    Patrick Swayze

    Birthplace: Houston

    What you know him from: "Dirty Dancing," "Ghost," "Point Break"

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  • 22

    Steve Martin

    Birthplace: Waco

    What you know him from: "The Jerk," "Bowfinger," "Three Amigos!"

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  • 23

    Forest Whitaker

    Birthplace: Longview

    What you know him from: "Platoon," "The Last King of Scotland," "Panic Room"

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  • 24

    Owen Wilson

    Birthplace: Dallas

    What you know him from: "Meet the Parents," "Wedding Crashers," "The Royal Tenenbaums"

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  • 25

    Renée Zellweger

    Birthplace: Katy

    What you know her from: "Bridget Jones's Diary," "Chicago," "Jerry Maguire"

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    Jim Parsons

    Birthplace: Houston

    What you know him from: "The Big Bang Theory"

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  • 27

    Ethan Hawke

    Birthplace: Austin

    What you know him from: "Training Day," "Boyhood"

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    Bill Paxton

    Birthplace: Fort Worth

    What you know him from: "Titanic," Apollo 13," "Big Love"

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    Sissy Spacek

    Birthplace: Quitman

    What you know her from: "Carrie"

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    Jared Padalecki

    Birthplace: San Antonio

    What you know him from: "Supernatural"

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