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Which TV Actors Are The Best At Fake Crying?

Viola Davis is a queen at sobbing on How to Get Away with Murder.

There are a lot of heartbreaking TV moments that always make me cry, and a lot of times what makes these scenes so memorable is the emotional performances by the actors.

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But, is there one actor in particular that is just so good at crying on a TV show, you honestly can't even believe they are acting?

Viola Davis as Annalise in "How to Get Away with Murder" shifting from a few tears to fully sobbing
ABC

Maybe you instantly start sobbing when you think about Jane's heartbreaking scream after she learns that Michael died on Jane the Virgin because Gina Rodriguez was just so good at crying.

Jane collapsing into Rafael's arm and sobbing
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Perhaps no actor makes you cry harder than Ellen Pompeo on Grey's Anatomy because you can sense the raw emotions Meredith is feeling every single time Ellen sheds a tear.

Meredith sobbing after thinking Derek died on the operating table after getting shot
ABC

Maybe Will Smith's crying in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air episode when Will asks why his dad doesn't want him anymore proves just how great an actor he truly is.

Will asking Uncle Phil, "How come he don't want me, man?" after his dad leaves again
NBC

Heck, maybe you're like me, and Sophia Bush is the person you immediately think of as the best crier on TV because damn, Brooke Davis' tears on One Tree Hill felt so real every single time.

Brooke telling Lucas that she spent her summer wanting him, but was too scared to admit it
The CW

So tell us which actors on TV are the best at crying and WHY in the comments below, and you could be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post or video!