Do you know all eight of these famous actresses from Alabama?

Published 12:20 pm Wednesday, July 14, 2021


Famous actresses from Alabama

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 Alabama 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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Cathy O’Donnell

– Born: Siluria, Alabama (7/6/1923)
– Died: 4/11/1970

– Known for:
— Wilma Cameron in “The Best Years of Our Lives” (1946)
— Keechie in “They Live by Night” (1948)
— Tirzah in “Ben-Hur” (1959)


Courteney Cox

– Born: Birmingham, Alabama (6/15/1964)

– Known for:
— Monica Geller in “Friends” (1994-2004)
— Gale Weathers in “Scream” (1996)
— Gale Weathers in “Scream 3” (2000)


Debby Ryan

– Born: Huntsville, Alabama (5/13/1993)

– Known for:
— Patty Bladell in “Insatiable” (2018-2019)
— Holli in “Sing It!” (2016)
— Jessie Prescott in “Jessie” (2011-2015)


Kate Jackson

– Born: Birmingham, Alabama (10/29/1948)

– Known for:
— Mrs. Amanda King in ” Scarecrow and Mrs. King” (1983-1987)
— Sabrina Duncan in ” Charlie’s Angels” (1976-1979)
— Claire in ” Making Love” (1982)


Kim Dickens

– Born: Huntsville, Alabama (6/18/1965)

– Known for:
— Detective Rhonda Boney in “Gone Girl” (2014)
— Sarah Kennedy in “Hollow Man” (2000)
— Joanie Stubbs in “Deadwood” (2004-2006)

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Octavia Spencer

– Born: Montgomery, Alabama (5/25/1970)

– Known for:
— Dorothy Vaughan in “Hidden Figures” (2016)
— Minny Jackson in “The Help” (2011)
— Wanda in “Fruitvale Station” (2013)


Sondra Locke

– Born: Madison, Alabama (5/28/1944)
– Died: 11/3/2018

– Known for:
— Antoinette Lily in “Bronco Billy” (1980)
— Jennifer Spencer in “Sudden Impact” (1983)
— Lynn Halsey-Taylor in “Every Which Way but Loose” (1978)


Sonequa Martin-Green

– Born: Russellville, Alabama (3/21/1985)

– Known for:
— Michael Burnham in “Star Trek: Discovery” (2017-2021)
— Sasha Williams in “The Walking Dead” (2012-2020)
— Tamara in “Once Upon a Time” (2013)