Who is the Most Famous Hollywood Actor From Washington?
Washington has been home to many incredible actors spanning generations.
The Evergreen State has had a huge influence on pop culture, movies, and television. Twin Peaks and Grey's Anatomy are both set and filmed in Washington and are considered to be among the greatest television shows of all time. Not bad for a state with half a dozen volcanoes. Various films have either been set in Washington (Benny & Joon in Spokane) or used our beautiful state as filming locations for some gorgeous shots, like Die Hard 2 (Moses Lake) and the newly-released Top Gun: Maverick.
How many actors come from Washington state?
There are dozens of prolific actors who are what I like to call "Pacific Northwest kids," and you'll immediately recognize the names I'm about to drop.
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Kyle MacLachlan, from Yakima, has enjoyed a great career in both film and television. He played Paul Atreides in the first film adaptation of Dune with director David Lynch. He reconvened with Lynch for turns in Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks, which has several Washington filming locations.
Rainn Wilson, from Seattle, has been a household name since the first time he appeared as Dwight Schrute on NBC's The Office. Bruce Lee and his son Brandon Lee are buried next to each other in a Seattle cemetery. Father had a home in Seattle that he tended to.
Who is the most famous actor from Washington?
With so many great artists to choose from, I had to narrow it down to one person. This actor is the lead in not one but two major film franchises.
Chris Pratt may be the most famous Washingtonian in the world.
The everyman's man of actors, Chris Pratt rose to prominence as Andy Dwyer on Parks & Recreation, before getting his really big break when he was cast as Peter Quill, better known as Star-Lord in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise that lends itself to the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe. Between his dozen appearances in the Marvel movies, Pratt also leads the cast of the new Jurassic World series, which reunites Jeff Goldblum with Laura Dern and Sam Neill in mere days. Outside of work, Pratt has married into the Schwarzenegger family, marrying Arnold's oldest daughter. The couple has since welcomed a new baby. Before he even considered being an actor, Pratt was living in Lake Stevens, eventually graduating from Lake Stevens High School. Even with the fame, Pratt seems to stay true to his roots, as he is the most recognizable Seattle Seahawks fan in the world.