Do you know all 12 of these famous actresses from Kentucky?

Published 12:20 am Thursday, July 15, 2021


Famous actresses from Kentucky

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 Kentucky 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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Beth Broderick

– Born: Falmouth, Kentucky (2/24/1959)

– Known for:
— Zelda Spellman in “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” (1996-2002)
— Mrs. Ruth Forrest in “Psycho Beach Party” (2000)
— Caroline Heftshank in “The Bonfire of the Vanities” (1990)


Ciara Bravo

– Born: Alexandria, Kentucky (3/18/1997)

– Known for:
— Emily in “Cherry” (2021)
— Crystal Romanoski in “Small Engine Repair”
— Delilah ‘Del’ Luccetti in “Wayne” (2019)


Emayatzy Corinealdi

– Born: Fort Knox, Kentucky (1/14/1980)

– Known for:
— Ruby in ” Middle of Nowhere” (2012)
— Kira in ” The Invitation” (2015)
— Belle in ” Roots” (2016)


J. Smith-Cameron

– Born: Louisville, Kentucky (9/7/1957)

– Known for:
— Joan in ” Margaret” (2011)
— Psychiatrist in ” Man on a Ledge” (2012)
— Mabel in ” You Can Count on Me” (2000)


Jennifer Carpenter

– Born: Louisville, Kentucky (12/7/1979)