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16 TV Actors You Might Not Have Realized Weren’t American

These actors put on really good American accents because turns out, they aren’t American at all.

1. Sam Palladio from Pembury, Kent, England

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Notable TV role: Gunnar on Nashville

2. Andrew Lincoln from London, England

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Notable TV roles: Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead

3. Idris Elba from Hackney, London, England

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Notable TV roles: Stringer on The Wire, Charles on The Office

4. Anna Friel from Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England

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Notable TV role: Charlotte “Chuck” Charles on Pushing Daisies

5. Damian Lewis from St. John’s Wood, London, England

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Notable TV role: Nick Brody on Homeland

6. Hugh Laurie from Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

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Notable TV role: House on House

7. Dominic West from Sheffield, England

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Notable TV role: Jimmy on The Wire

8. Tammin Sursok from Sydney, Australia (born in South Africa)

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Notable TV role: Jenna on Pretty Little Liars

9. Simon Baker from Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

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Notable TV role: Patrick from The Mentalist

10. Kevin McKidd from Elgin, Moray, Scotland

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Notable TV role: Owen on Grey’s Anatomy

11. Yvonne Strahovski from Sydney, Australia

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Notable TV roles: Sarah Walker on Chuck and Hannah McKay on Dexter

12. Stephen Moyer from Brentwood, Essex, England

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Notable TV role: Bill on True Blood

13. Portia de Rossi from Horsham, Victoria, Australia

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Notable TV role: Lindsay Fünke on Arrested Development

14. Ryan Kwanten from Sydney, Australia

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Notable TV role: Jason Stackhouse on True Blood

15. Clare Bowen from South Coast, Australia

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Notable TV role: Scarlett on Nashville

16. Josh Bowman from Windsor and Maidenhead, Berkshire, England

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Notable TV role: Daniel on Revenge

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