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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.  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.

  • Anya Taylor-Joy

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    – 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)

  • Kristin Minter

    OMDb

    – 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)

  • Bella Thorne

    OMDb

    – 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)

  • Carla Gugino

    OMDb

    – 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)

  • Bethany Joy Lenz

    OMDb

    – 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)

     

  • Darcy Donavan

    OMDb

    – 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)

  • Arielle Kebbel

    OMDb

    – 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)

  • Abigail Spencer

    OMDb

    – 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)

  • Sarah Paulson

    Gage Skidmore // Wikimedia Commons

    – 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)

  • Haley Bennett

    Haley Bennett

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    – 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)

     

  • Ashley Greene

    OMDb

    – 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)

  • Bailee Madison

    OMDb

    – 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)

  • Jessica Darrow

    OMDb

    – 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)

  • Catherine Keener

    OMDb

    – 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)

  • Amy Seimetz

    OMDb

    – 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)

     

  • Cheryl Hines

    OMDb

    – 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)

  • Natalie Martinez

    OMDb

    – 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)

  • Brittany Daniel

    OMDb

    – Born: Gainesville, Florida, USA (3/17/1976)

    – Known for:
    — Candice in “Skyline” (2010)
    — Jenny in “Club Dread” (2004)
    — Megan Vandergeld in “White Chicks” (2004)

  • Kathryn Newton

    OMDb

    – 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)

  • Alexa PenaVega

    OMDb

    – 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)

     

  • Katy Mixon

    OMDb

    – Born: Pensacola, Florida, USA (3/30/1981)

    – Known for:
    — Jenny Ann in “Hell or High Water” 2016
    — Susan in “Four Christmases” 2008

  • Peyton List

    OMDb

    – 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)

  • Natalie Morales

    OMDb

    – 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)

  • Eva Mendes

    Nicolas Genin // Wikimedia Commons

    – 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)

  • Jackie Sandler

    OMDb

    – 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)

     

  • Ariana Grande

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    – 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)

  • Brittany Snow

    OMDb

    – 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)

  • Victoria Justice

    OMDb

    – 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)

  • Faye Dunaway

    MGM

    – 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)

  • Maya Rudolph

    OMDb

    – 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)

     

  • Abigail Cowen

    OMDb

    – 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)

  • Cynthia Daniel

    OMDb

    – 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)

  • Carmela Zumbado

    OMDb

    – 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)

  • JoAnna Garcia Swisher

    OMDb

    – 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)

  • Sarah Jones

    OMDb

    – 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)

     

  • Traylor Howard

    OMDb

    – 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)

  • Monica Raymund

    OMDb

    – 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)

  • Milly Shapiro

    OMDb

    – 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)

  • Dawn Olivieri

    OMDb

    – 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)

  • Mimi Rogers

    OMDb

    – 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)

     

  • Abi Monterey

    OMDb

    – 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)

  • Diora Baird

    OMDb

    – 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)

  • Carrie Henn

    OMDb

    – Born: Panama City, Florida, USA (5/7/1976)

    – Known for:
    — Newt in “Aliens” (1986)
    — Actress in “Triborn”
    — Union Worker in “Thunder Island” (2020)

  • Natalie Gold

    OMDb

    – 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)

  • Genesis Rodriguez

    OMDb

    – 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)

     

  • Aubrey Peeples

    OMDb

    – 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)

  • Sofia Carson

    OMDb

    – 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)

  • Chrissy Metz

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    – 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)

  • Lina Esco

    OMDb

    – 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)

  • Cassandra Freeman

    OMDb

    – 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)