November 7, 2012

TV Loves Redheads (and so do we!) // TV


Although naturally blonde, I always thought myself as a redhead, because, when I was little, my hair actually looked carrot-red inside water! Growing up, I realized that I was really fond of natural redheads, men and women, but so does everyone else, right? Have you ever wondered how many redheaded actors have been the leading stars of so many TV series while red hair occurs naturally on approximately 1–2% of the human population? That must mean something! Is it the color of their skin, their freckles, that beautiful color on their hair which is so difficult to get artificially or those eyes that look brighter on them then on any other skin?

Damian Lewis
A British actor best known as Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody in the Showtime series Homeland, which earned him an Emmy in 2012! You might also have seen him in "Dreamcatcher" and "Nyfes" (a Greek movie!) and in "Life" TV series. His next movie is Romeo & Juliet which is said to be released in theaters in 2013, where he will be playing the role of Lord Capulet!


Michael C. Hall
An American actor whose television roles include David Fisher on the HBO drama series Six Feet Under (5 seasons) and Dexter Morgan on the very successful and currently playing season #7 Showtime series Dexter. In 2009, Hall won a Golden Globe award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his role in Dexter. Isn't he adorable? I am talking about Michael... Well, maybe Dexter, too...





Kate Walsh
Walsh has become famous for her role as Dr. Addison Montgomery on the ABC dramas Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice. Those of you who follow my blog already know that she is one of my sweethearts!!




Marcia Cross
She is best known for her roles as Dr. Kimberly Shaw on Fox soap opera Melrose Place (1992-1997), and Bree Van de Kamp on the ABC comedy-drama series Desperate Housewives (2004-2012). A never aging beauty!



Cynthia Nixon 
Who doesn't know Miranda Hobbes of Sex and the City? She has received two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Emmy Awards, a Tony Award, a Grammy Award, and a GLAAD Media Award.



Kevin McKidd
Is a Scottish actor and director, widely known for his role as Owen Hunt in Grey's Anatomy. McKidd also starred as Tommy in Danny Boyle's Trainspotting (1996), Count Vronsky in the BBC miniseries Anna Karenina (2000), and Lucius Vorenus in the historical drama series Rome (2005–2007).



Deborah Ann Woll
A new kid on the block known for her role as the cutest baby vampire ever Jessica Hamby on HBO's True Blood. I WANT THAT HAIR COLOR!!!!



Mireille Enos
She is best known as Sarah Linden on the AMC series The Killing



David Caruso
An American actor and producer. He may be best known for portraying Lieutenant Horatio Caine on the TV series CSI: Miami, but the role that gained him initial significant recognition was the role of Detective John Kelly on the ABC crime drama NYPD Blue.



Alyson Hannigan 
An American actress known for her roles as Willow Rosenberg in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lily Aldrin on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, and Michelle Flaherty in the four main original American Pie film series. A busy working girl!



Tim Roth
An English actor and director. He is known for his roles in the films Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Made in Britain, Legend of 1900, Four Rooms, Skellig, Planet of the Apes, The Incredible Hulk, and Rob Roy, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He starred as Cal Lightman in the TV series Lie to Me.



Bryan Cranston
He is an American actor best known for his roles as Hal in the Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, Walter White in the AMC drama series Breaking Bad, Hammond Druthers in the CBS Network sitcom How I Met Your Mother and the recurring but memorable role of Tim Whatley, the dentist, on Seinfeld. Cranston won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series three consecutive times for Breaking Bad. Bryan Cranston is also known for his recent film appearances including supporting roles in Argo, John Carter, Total Recall, and Drive.



Jesse Tyler Ferguson
He is known for portraying Mitchell Pritchett on the ABC sitcom Modern Family, which has earned him 3 nominations for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.



Molly C. Quinn
She is known for her role as Alexis Castle in TV Series Castle



Darby Stanchfield
She stars in the ABC drama Scandal, as Abby Whelan. She is also known for her part as Helen Bishop on Mad Men



Gillian Anderson
After beginning her career in theatre, Anderson achieved international recognition for her role as Special FBI Agent Dana Scully on the American television series The X-Files.



Debra Messing
She is widely known for playing Grace on the TV series Will & Grace



Of course there are many more famous redheads thriving on the star system, such as: Julianne Moore, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard, Michael Fassbender, Rupert Grint and last, but not least, Jessica Rabbit!!

And some blondes that look better in red: Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams, Christina Hendricks and Emma Stone! 

Thank you so much for reading,
|barefoot duchess|

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