🎞️Famous actresses from Florida

Actresses ranked from IMDb’s most popular list

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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.

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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 Florida 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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Anya Taylor-Joy

- Born: Miami, Florida, USA (4/16/1996)
- Known for:
--- Beth Harmon in "The Queen's Gambit" (2020)
--- Thomasin in "The Witch" (2015)
--- Illyana Rasputin in "The New Mutants" (2020)

OMDb

Kristin Minter

- Born: Miami, Florida, USA (11/22/1965)
- Known for:
--- Randi Fronczak in "ER" (1995-2003)
--- Heather in "Home Alone" (1990)
--- Liza Hendricks in "Ray Donovan" (2013)

OMDb

Bella Thorne

- Born: Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA (10/8/1997)
- Known for:
--- Madison Morgan in "The DUFF" (2015)
--- Hilary in "Blended" (2014)
--- Katie Price in "Midnight Sun" (2018)

OMDb

Carla Gugino

- Born: Sarasota, Florida, USA (8/29/1971)
- Known for:
--- Sally Jupiter / Silk Spectre in "Watchmen" (2009)
--- Jessie in "Gerald's Game" (2017)
--- Laurie Roberts in "American Gangster" (2007)

OMDb

Bethany Joy Lenz

- Born: Hollywood, Florida, USA (4/2/1981)
- Known for:
--- Cassie Jollenston in "Dexter" (2013)
--- Keri Allen in "Pearson" (2019)
--- Jenny in "Grey's Anatomy" (2018)

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OMDb

Darcy Donavan

- Born: Miami, Florida, USA (11/20/1985)
- Known for:
--- Rainer's Date in "Modern Family" (2017)
--- Patty Donkonit in "Parks and Recreation" (2015)
--- Hot Blonde in "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" (2004)

OMDb

Arielle Kebbel

- Born: Winter Park, Florida, USA (2/19/1985)
- Known for:
--- Carrie in "John Tucker Must Die" (2006)
--- Alex in "The Uninvited" (2009)
--- Allison in "The Grudge 2" (2006)

OMDb

Abigail Spencer

- Born: Gulf Breeze, Florida, USA (8/4/1981)
- Known for:
--- Suzanne Farrell in "Mad Men" (2009)
--- Amantha Holden in "Rectify" (2013-2016)
--- May in "Oz the Great and Powerful" (2013)

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Sarah Paulson

- Born: Tampa, Florida, USA (12/17/1974)
- Known for:
--- Mistress Epps in "12 Years a Slave" (2013)
--- Mother / Diane in "Run" (2020)
--- Dr. Ellie Staple in "Glass" (2019)

OMDb

Haley Bennett

- Born: Fort Myers, Florida, USA (1/7/1988)
- Known for:
--- Emma Cullen in "The Magnificent Seven" (2016)
--- Megan in "The Girl on the Train" (2016)
--- Cora Corman in "Music and Lyrics" (2007)

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OMDb

Ashley Greene

- Born: Jacksonville, Florida, USA (2/21/1987)
- Known for:
--- Alice Cullen in "Twilight" (2008)
--- Alice Cullen in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" (2009)
--- Alice Cullen in "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" (2010)

OMDb

Bailee Madison

- Born: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA (10/15/1999)
- Known for:
--- Isabelle Cahill in "Brothers" (2009)
--- May Belle Aarons in "Bridge to Terabithia" (2007)
--- Maggie in "Just Go with It" (2011)

OMDb

Jessica Darrow

- Born: Miami, Florida, USA (1/7/1995)
- Known for:
--- Luisa in "Encanto" (2021)
--- Sarah in "Feast of the Seven Fishes" (2019)
--- Taylor Reese in "Following Hannah Stone" (2021)

OMDb

Catherine Keener

- Born: Miami, Florida, USA (3/23/1959)
- Known for:
--- Maxine Lund in "Being John Malkovich" (1999)
--- Nelle Harper Lee in "Capote" (2005)
--- Trish in "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" (2005)

OMDb

Amy Seimetz

- Born: Florida, USA (11/25/1981)
- Known for:
--- Kris in "Upstream Color" (2013)
--- Writer in "Sun Don't Shine" (2012)
--- Rachel in "Pet Sematary" (2019)

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OMDb

Cheryl Hines

- Born: Miami Beach, Florida, USA (9/21/1965)
- Known for:
--- Cheryl David in "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (2000-2021)
--- Becky in "Waitress" (2007)
--- Jamie Munro in "RV" (2006)

OMDb

Natalie Martinez

- Born: Miami, Florida, USA (7/12/1984)
- Known for:
--- Case in "Death Race" (2008)
--- Gabby in "End of Watch" (2012)
--- Madeline in "Self/less" (2015)

OMDb

Brittany Daniel

- Born: Gainesville, Florida, USA (3/17/1976)
- Known for:
--- Candice in "Skyline" (2010)
--- Jenny in "Club Dread" (2004)
--- Megan Vandergeld in "White Chicks" (2004)

OMDb

Kathryn Newton

- Born: Orlando, Florida, USA (2/8/1997)
- Known for:
--- Abigail Carlson in "Big Little Lies" (2017-2019)
--- Lucy Stevens in "Pokémon Detective Pikachu" (2019)
--- Julie in "Blockers" (2018)

OMDb

Alexa PenaVega

- Born: Miami, Florida, USA (8/27/1988)
- Known for:
--- Carmen Cortez in "Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams" (2002)
--- Carmen Cortez in "Spy Kids" (2001)
--- Carmen Cortez in "Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over" (2003)

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OMDb

Katy Mixon

- Born: Pensacola, Florida, USA (3/30/1981)
- Known for:
--- Jenny Ann in "Hell or High Water" 2016
--- Susan in "Four Christmases" 2008

OMDb

Peyton List

- Born: Florida, USA (4/6/1998)
- Known for:
--- Holly Hills in "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days" (2012)
--- Emma Ross in "Bunk'd" (2015-2021)
--- Young Jane in "27 Dresses" (2008)

OMDb

Natalie Morales

- Born: Kendall, Florida, USA (2/15/1985)
- Known for:
--- Lucy Santo Domingo in "Parks and Recreation" (2010-2015)
--- Rosie Casals in "Battle of the Sexes" (2017)
--- Abby in "Abby's" (2019)

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Eva Mendes

- Born: Miami, Florida, USA (3/5/1974)
- Known for:
--- Sara in "Hitch" (2005)
--- Dr. Sheila Gamble in "The Other Guys" (2010)
--- Romina in "The Place Beyond the Pines" (2012)

OMDb

Jackie Sandler

- Born: Coral Springs, Florida, USA (9/24/1974)
- Known for:
--- President's Assistant Jennifer in "Pixels" (2015)
--- Martha in "Hotel Transylvania" (2012)
--- Jess in "The Wrong Missy" (2020)

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Ariana Grande

- Born: Boca Raton, Florida, USA (6/26/1993)
- Known for:
--- Cat Valentine / Self in "Sam & Cat" (2013-2014)
--- Ariana Grande in "Ariana Grande Feat. Iggy Azalea: Problem" (2014)
--- Music Department in "Charlie's Angels" (2019)

OMDb

Brittany Snow

- Born: Tampa, Florida, USA (3/9/1986)
- Known for:
--- Chloe in "Pitch Perfect" (2012)
--- Amber Von Tussle in "Hairspray" (2007)
--- Chloe in "Pitch Perfect 2" (2015)

OMDb

Victoria Justice

- Born: Hollywood, Florida, USA (2/19/1993)
- Known for:
--- Tori Vega / Self in "Victorious" (2010-2013)
--- Jane Harmon in "The First Time" (2012)
--- Wren in "Fun Size" (2012)

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Faye Dunaway

- Born: Bascom, Florida, USA (1/14/1941)
- Known for:
--- Diana Christensen in "Network" (1976)
--- Bonnie Parker in "Bonnie and Clyde" (1967)
--- Evelyn Mulwray in "Chinatown" (1974)

OMDb

Maya Rudolph

- Born: Gainesville, Florida, USA (7/27/1972)
- Known for:
--- Lillian in "Bridesmaids" (2011)
--- Verona in "Away We Go" (2009)
--- Caitlin in "The Way Way Back" (2013)

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OMDb

Abigail Cowen

- Born: Gainesville, Florida, USA (3/18/1998)
- Known for:
--- Dorcas in "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" (2018-2020)
--- Vicki Charmichael in "Stranger Things" (2017)
--- Angel in "Redeeming Love" (2022)

OMDb

Cynthia Daniel

- Born: Gainesville, Florida, USA (3/17/1976)
- Known for:
--- Winkie in "The Basketball Diaries" (1995)
--- Elizabeth 'Liz' Wakefield / Liz in "Sweet Valley High" (1994-1997)
--- Actress in "Cheaper by the Dozen" (2022)

OMDb

Carmela Zumbado

- Born: Miami, Florida, USA (2/27/1991)
- Known for:
--- Delilah Alves in "You" (2019)
--- Ximena Arista in "The Wall of Mexico" (2019)
--- Denise Martinez in "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (2016-2019)

OMDb

JoAnna Garcia Swisher

- Born: Tampa, Florida, USA (8/10/1979)
- Known for:
--- Sandy Sue in "Not Another Teen Movie" (2001)
--- Cheyenne Hart-Montgomery in "Reba" (2001-2007)
--- Megan in "The Internship" (2013)

OMDb

Sarah Jones

- Born: Winter Springs, Florida, USA (7/17/1983)
- Known for:
--- Tracy Stevens in "For All Mankind" (2019-2021)
--- Amelia Davenport in "Damnation" (2017-2018)
--- Alison Kemp in "The Path" (2016)

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OMDb

Traylor Howard

- Born: Orlando, Florida, USA (6/14/1966)
- Known for:
--- Natalie Teeger in "Monk" (2005-2009)
--- Kathy in "Dirty Work" (1998)
--- Layla in "Me, Myself & Irene" (2000)

OMDb

Monica Raymund

- Born: St. Petersburg, Florida, USA (7/26/1986)
- Known for:
--- Gabriela Dawson in "Chicago Fire" (2012-2019)
--- Reina - Jimmy's Girlfriend in "Arbitrage" (2012)
--- Jackie Quiñones in "Hightown" (2020-2021)

OMDb

Milly Shapiro

- Born: Tampa, Florida, USA (7/16/2002)
- Known for:
--- Charlie in "Hereditary" (2018)
--- Actress in "Broadway Kids Against Bullying: I Have a Voice" (2016)
--- Self - Performer & Special Tony Award Recipient in "The 67th Annual Tony Awards" (2013)

OMDb

Dawn Olivieri

- Born: St. Petersburg, Florida, USA (2/8/1981)
- Known for:
--- Sherri Ward in "Bright" (2017)
--- Debbie O'Brien in "Den of Thieves" (2018)
--- Cosmo Girl in "American Hustle" (2013)

OMDb

Mimi Rogers

- Born: Coral Gables, Florida, USA (1/27/1955)
- Known for:
--- Pamela in "Ginger Snaps" (2000)
--- Maureen Robinson in "Lost in Space" (1998)
--- Mrs. Smalls in "Big Nothing" (2006)

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OMDb

Abi Monterey

- Born: Tampa, Florida, USA (6/20/2000)
- Known for:
--- Dorothy Spinner / Young Niles Caulder in "Doom Patrol" (2020-2021)
--- Actress in "Broadway Kids Against Bullying: I Have a Voice" (2016)
--- Self in "Broadway Supports Lihsa" (2016)

OMDb

Diora Baird

- Born: Miami, Florida, USA (4/6/1983)
- Known for:
--- Vivian in "Wedding Crashers" (2005)
--- Rachel in "My Best Friend's Girl" (2008)
--- Bailey in "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning" (2006)

OMDb

Carrie Henn

- Born: Panama City, Florida, USA (5/7/1976)
- Known for:
--- Newt in "Aliens" (1986)
--- Actress in "Triborn"
--- Union Worker in "Thunder Island" (2020)

OMDb

Natalie Gold

- Born: Miami, Florida, USA (8/17/1976)
- Known for:
--- Rava Roy in "Succession" (2018-2021)
--- Clara in "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" (2014)
--- Sam's Mother / Young Mother in "The Leftovers" (2014-2017)

OMDb

Genesis Rodriguez

- Born: Miami, Florida, USA (7/29/1987)
- Known for:
--- Honey Lemon in "Big Hero 6" (2014)
--- Angie in "Man on a Ledge" (2012)
--- Abigail Hayes in "Hours" (2013)

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OMDb

Aubrey Peeples

- Born: Lake Mary, Florida, USA (11/27/1993)
- Known for:
--- Layla Grant in "Nashville" (2013-2016)
--- Jerrica / Jem in "Jem and the Holograms" (2015)
--- Charlotte in "Search and Destroy" (2019)

OMDb

Sofia Carson

- Born: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA (4/10/1993)
- Known for:
--- Evie in "Descendants 2" (2017)
--- Evie in "Descendants: Wicked World" (2015-2017)
--- Evie in "Descendants" (2015)

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Chrissy Metz

- Born: Florida, USA (9/29/1980)
- Known for:
--- Kate Pearson in "This Is Us" (2016-2022)
--- Joyce Smith in "Breakthrough" (2019)
--- Trish in "Sierra Burgess Is a Loser" (2018)

OMDb

Lina Esco

- Born: Miami, Florida, USA (5/14/1985)
- Known for:
--- Christina 'Chris' Alonso in "S.W.A.T." (2017-2021)
--- Ava Flores in "Kingdom" (2016)
--- With in "Free the Nipple" (2014)

OMDb

Cassandra Freeman

- Born: West Palm Beach, Florida, USA (10/1/1978)
- Known for:
--- Sylvia in "Inside Man" (2006)
--- Patricia Wilson in "Luke Cage" (2016-2018)
--- Monique Allen in "Atlanta" (2016)

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