Even The Biggest TV Nerds Can't Name All These Popular Actors

Who doesn't love watching TV? There are so many shows out there, it's pretty difficult not for just about everyone to find a show they like to watch. When we do find one that we love, it's so easy to just sit back with some snacks and watch episode after episode on Netflix. The only problem is that eventually we run out of episodes and we're stuck looking for the next show to watch! Luckily, there are so many of them that we don't really have to search for too long before we find another one that's totally worth binge-watching over the weekend.

Because there are so many TV shows out there, there are also a ton of actresses and actors that star in them. Many people definitely have their favorite actors and actresses, so they're always on the lookout for new shows that they star in. But it can be tough to remember who all of the famous actors and actresses in all of the TV shows that we love to watch are! For the biggest TV fans out there, this is definitely no problem.

Who thinks they know all these popular TV actresses and actors? Prove it by getting 100% on this quiz!

Question 1

Name this Gossip Girl actor:

While many actresses and actors actually got their start guest starring in different TV shows or with small roles in movies, this actor got his start in Hollywood in a much different way. He got his start in the acting world in the late 1990s and early 2000s when he did voice acting for video games like Mario Golf 64 and Mario Tennis 64. Pretty cool, right? Even though he was in those classic video games, he's best known for his acting on TV shows like Gossip Girl, The Mountain, and Netflix's suspenseful new series, You. What's this actor's name?

Question 2

Name this Grey's Anatomy actress:

This actress got her start in Hollywood in the mid-1990s when she was in a commercial for L'Oreal before moving to TV movies and guest roles in TV shows through the 90s. In the early 2000s, this actress made her move to movies and started appearing in several of them but she's definitely still best known for her work on TV. According to Wikipedia, she's actually among the highest paid actresses on TV. Considering the fact that she's been the central character on Grey's Anatomy, a doctor named Meredith Grey, since 2005, that's definitely no surprise to us! Who knows this actress' name?

Question 3

Who can name this actor from The Vampire Diaries?

This actor got his start in Hollywood in the late 1990s when he had guest roles in several TV shows and movies. He had a few larger roles after that but he's best known for a few different ones, including a role on one show that he landed in 2004. In that year, he began starring as one of the main characters in the ensemble cast on the show Lost as Boone Carlyle. In 2009, he started playing the role of Damon Salvatore, a sarcastic vampire who moves back to Mystic Falls with his brother, on The CW's vampire drama The Vampire Diaries.

Question 4

Which Supernatural actor is this?

This actor is best known for playing the younger of the two Winchester brothers on the series Supernatural. He got his start in the acting world in 1999 when he won a contest and was introduced to an agent who helped him start booking auditions. In 2000, he got his first role that people probably remember him for when he played the role of Dean Forester on the series Gilmore Girls in quite a few episodes as a recurring character until 2005. He's been in several other TV shows and movies but most people probably know him for the spooky series Supernatural.

Question 5

What's the name of this sitcom actress?

This actresses' life in Hollywood started in the late 1990s when she appeared in guest roles in several different TV shows but really began to take off in 2002 when she got a starring role on the sitcom 8 Simple Rules as the oldest of the children in the family that the series follows. Following the end of that series, she's gone on to have roles in a lot of other TV shows and movies but is definitely best known for playing the role of Penny on the sitcom The Big Bang Theory. Who knows the name of this sitcom actress?

Question 6

What Modern Family actress is this?

Modern Family is a super popular sitcom that follows a large family and the things that happen to them. This actress is one member of the large cast and plays the second wife of the father of the family, Gloria. Even though the role of Gloria Delgado-Pritchett is definitely one that she's well-known for, this actress started working in the 1990s as a TV host on different shows. She had several guest appearances on different TV shows and roles in movies through the 1990s and 2000s before being cast as Gloria in 2009 and has been on the show ever since.

Question 7

Who can name this Supergirl actor?

Where would Supergirl be without her cousin, Superman? The series Supergirl started airing in 2015 on The CW alongside great company with their other superhero shows like Arrow and The Flash which often have crossover episodes with each other. Prior to playing Superman in The CW's Arrowverse shows, this actor played the role of Martin on the family series 7th Heaven in the early 2000s. He went on to play the role of Derek Hale on MTV's TV adaptation of Teen Wolf, a role that won him an award at the Teen Choice Awards for Choice TV: Male Scene Stealer in 2014.

Question 8

Name this actress:

This actress got her start in Hollywood in the early 2000s with guest roles on several different TV shows but really got her big break in 2003 when she was cast in the show The O.C. In this teen drama, this actress played the role of the rich and popular high school student Summer. She had roles in other TV shows and in movies, including a guest role for 4 episodes on the show How I Met Your Mother, until 2011 when she was cast as the lead role of Dr. Zoe Hart on the series Hart of Dixie. Who is this actress?

Question 9

Which Pretty Little Liars actor is this?

This actor has had guest roles on several TV shows and has even been in a few movies but he's definitely best known for playing one role in particular. In 2010, he began playing the role of Ezra Fitz on the teen drama Pretty Little Liars. On the series, he plays the role of a high school English teacher who becomes intertwined in the super mysterious happenings of the fictional town of Rosewood when he begins a relationship with Aria, one of the main characters, and she learns more and more about his involvement with her friend, Alison. Who is this actor?

Question 10

Who is this actor?

This actor rose to fame as half of a comedy duo in the 1980s. He worked as a writer and actor on different TV shows and movies through the 80s and 90s. Even though he's definitely been in the entertainment industry for quite a while now, he's best known for his role on one show in particular. He played the title role on the intense medical series House from 2004 to 2012. On the series, he played the role of Dr. Gregory House, a sarcastic medical genius who is faced with a new patient in each episode who has a strange ailment.

Question 11

Name this Mr. Robot actor:

This actor got his start in the acting world when he was living in New York City with a couple of friends and would perform in different plays to try to break into the acting world. Luckily, it worked out for him! According to Wikipedia, he moved back to Los Angeles and was working at a restaurant while he went to auditions to try to land a role and eventually he did. He had guest roles on different TV shows throughout the early 2000s like Gilmore Girls and 24 before landing the role of Elliot Alderson on Mr. Robot in 2015.

Question 12

Who is this Arrow actor?

This actor is one that began his life in Hollywood as a model when he was a teenager before making the jump over to the acting world. He had guest roles in many shows through the mid-2000s before he was cast in the main role on the spooky supernatural series The Gates in 2010. Even though this show was canceled after its first season, that didn't stop this actor from taking on more roles like that of Jackson Whittemore on MTV's supernatural teen drama, Teen Wolf in 2011. He also played the role of Roy Harper/Arsenal on The CW's superhero show Arrow.

Question 13

Who is this actress?

This actress got her start in the acting world in the mid-2000s and has had recurring roles on several different super suspenseful TV shows over the years. This actress' big break came when she was cast on the show Lie to Me as the role of Ria Torres. This crime series started airing in 2009 and followed the life and work of a body language expert who works with law enforcement in order to decode the body language and facial expressions of people potentially involved the cases in each episode. This actress has also been on shows like The Good Wife, Chicago Fire, and Hightown.

Question 14

Who is this Gossip Girl actress?

This actress is like many others working in Hollywood in that she's well-known for a few different projects she's been a part of now, but her life as an actress was definitely one that started off a little slower with several guest roles in different TV shows. Veronica Mars, 8 Simple Rules, 7th Heaven, and House are some of the shows this actress was on in the early part of her life as an actress. In 2007, she was cast as Blair Waldorf in the TV adaptation of the Gossip Girl book series. These days, she plays Angie on Single Parents.

Question 15

Who is this TWD actor?

This actor has been in quite a few different TV shows and movies since beginning his career in the mid-1990s but he's definitely best known these days for playing the role of Rick Grimes on TWD, a role that this actor landed in 2010. When the series begins, Rick is a sheriff living in a fictional part of suburban Georgia. When we're introduced to this character, Rick has been in a coma for a month and has no idea that a strange virus has turned the world upside down and a large portion of the population into zombies. Who is this?

Question 16

Who knows this Gotham actor?

This actor is probably best known by many TV fans these days for playing the role of a young Jim Gordon on the Batman origin story series Gotham. Before he landed that role in 2014, this actor had already been working in Hollywood for a little while, though. According to Wikipedia, he started auditioning for different acting jobs in 2001 before he finally landed his first big break in 2003 on the teen drama series The O.C. On that show, he played the lead role of Ryan Atwood, a troubled teen who is adopted by a more well-off family in the series.

Question 17

Which This Is Us actor is he?

According to Wikipedia, this actor got his start in the acting world just after graduating from college when he started auditioning for and appearing in different theatrical performances where he lived. He had several guest and recurring roles in different TV shows through the early 2000s but the first one many TV fans will remember him for is when he played the role of Gordon Walker on a short stint on Supernatural. Since 2016, this actor has been playing one of the main roles on the hit TV drama, This Is Us. On the show, he plays Randall Pearson. Who is this actor?

Question 18

Name this actress from The Vampire Diaries:

Although she's definitely known for being an actress now, this blonde actress definitely didn't get her start in Hollywood by acting! In 2006, she actually broke onto the scene when she released her debut album, It's Always the Innocent Ones. In 2008, she even went on tour with Miley Cyrus! Even though she started out in Hollywood with music, she's definitely best known for being an actress. She had several small roles in different TV shows to start out her life in the acting world but got her first big break when she played Caroline on The Vampire Diaries from 2009 to 2017.

Question 19

Who is this Breaking Bad actor?

This actor didn't get his start in Hollywood through acting. In the late 1980s, he actually got his start as a writer for different comedic TV shows like Saturday Night Life, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and The Ben Stiller Show. He had guest roles in different TV shows through the 90s and 2000s before he landed the first big role that he's definitely recognized for. Considering he got his start writing for comedic shows, is it any surprise that he played Saul, the comedic relief on Breaking Bad? Or that he was given a spin-off all about that character, called Better Call Saul?

Question 20

Who knows this Game of Thrones actress?

This actress' big break into the acting world came in 2011 when she landed a role on a TV show that she's still appearing in to this day. Back when she landed this role, this actress had only been in a few smaller roles and was definitely pretty new to the acting world, especially on TV. Still, she landed the part of Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones, the TV adaptation of a series of high fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin called A Song of Ice and Fire. She's been nominated for several awards for her performance on the series.

Question 21

Who is this Pretty Little Liars actress?

As a teenager, this actress got her start in Hollywood when she worked as a model in different cities like Barcelona and Hong Kong. She eventually returned home to pursue acting and landed her first role through her acting agency in the classic long-running teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation in 2009 for one episode. The following year, she landed one of the main roles, Emily Fields, in the teen drama Pretty Little Liars, a series based on a book series of the same name. She played Emily until 2017 when the series ended and in 2018, played Peach on Netflix's series You.

Question 22

Name this actress from The Vampire Diaries:

This actress is one who appeared on The Vampire Diaries for much of the series. Unlike many other actors and actresses, this actress isn't just known for playing a single character on The Vampire Diaries. Anyone who has seen this show will know that doppelgängers are a huge part of the series. This actress got her start on Degrassi but she went to The Vampire Diaries in 2009 and played a set of three different doppelgängers throughout the series. From the very first, Amara, to the next doppelgänger in the line, Katherine, to the main character and final doppelgänger, Elena.

Question 23

Who is this Teen Wolf actress?

Even though MTV's supernatural teen drama Teen Wolf focused on the life of a high school student named Scott McCall who found himself going through some major changes after being bitten by a werewolf and falling in love with a girl whose family happens to be made of werewolf hunters, werewolves aren't the only creatures that appeared on the show! In fact, this TV actress is one that appeared on the show from 2011 when it premiered through its final season in 2017. On the show, she played a high school student named Lydia who realizes she has some strange and confusing powers herself.

Question 24

What Arrow actress is this?

This actress' first role in the acting world was in a music video in 2009. Following that, she spent a while taking minor roles in movies and TV shows before she finally landed her first big role, a TV role on one of the many superhero shows that are part of The CW's Arrowverse. Staring in 2012, this actress began playing the role of Felicity Smoak/Overwatch on Arrow. She's still on the show and is one of the main characters now. Along with being on Arrow, she plays the same character in episodes of The Flash on the same network.

Question 25

Name this actress:

This actress got her start in the acting world in her home country of Australia in 2005 when she was cast on the TV show H2O: Just Add Water. On the show, she played one of the main characters who was a regular teenager until she found herself turning into a mermaid and her entire life was turned upside down. Crazy, right? In 2011, she moved to Los Angeles to try to get her start in Hollywood and started appearing in TV shows like The Secret Circle, The Vampire Diaries, and the spin-off series of The Vampire Diaries, The Originals.

Question 26

Who knows this actress from The Office?

This actress got her start in Hollywood when she was an intern on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and then did stand-up comedy after college while she was working behind-the-scenes on the show Crossing Over With John Edward. In 2004, an adaptation of the BBC comedy series The Office began airing and this actress started appearing on the show in its second episode as a character named Kelly Kapoor. She appeared on the series from 2005 to 2013. After leaving The Office, this actress went on to play the title character in the comedy series The Mindy Project. Who is this actress?

Question 27

Who is this TWD actress?

Prior to making her debut on TWD as Maggie Greene, this actress had small roles on several different TV shows. In 2007, she appeared on the show Supernatural for a six episode run as the character Bela Talbot, a self-centered villainous character who steals things from other characters and then sells them in order to make a profit. In the show, she attracts the attention of Sam and Dean when she steals a rabbit's foot. She also played a vampire named Rose on the show The Vampire Diaries for six episodes between 2010 and 2012 before appearing on TWD from 2011 to 2018.

Question 28

Name this actress:

This actress got her start in the acting world in the late 1990s when she watched her sister working as an actress and decided she wanted to try to get into acting as well. Her first role was a non-speaking role in an episode of the classic children's series Are You Afraid of the Dark?. Her first big break came when she appeared on The WB's short-lived 2002 series Glory Days. Even though this actress is fairly well-known for movie roles like Captain America: The Winter Soldier, she's also really well-known for her roles in TV shows like Brothers & Sisters, Revenge, and The Resident.

Question 29

Name this Arrow actor:

Like many other actresses and actors in Hollywood, this actor's life in the TV and movie world started with guest roles on several different TV shows and small roles in many different movies. Some of the guest roles on TV shows lasted only a single episode while others spanned over a few more. But he didn't get his big break until he was cast as the title role on The CW's superhero series Arrow in 2012. He has several different names on the show but is primarily known as Oliver Queen or Green Arrow. He also appears as the same character on other superhero shows on The CW.

Question 30

Name this actor:

According to Wikipedia, this actor decided that he wanted to get into acting when he was only a child after he had appeared in a school theater production. That's a pretty young age to already have an idea about your future! But considering the fact that this actor's big break came in 2007 when he was cast on The Big Bang Theory as Sheldon Cooper and he's been playing that character ever since, we can't say we're that surprised about the fact that he was so sure of his future as an actor from such a young age. Who knows this actor's name?

Question 31

Who knows this Scandal actress?

This actress got her start in the acting world in the mid-1990s. Her first job was a commercial that she appeared in and she went on to appear in different projects like Standard Deviants, a PBS sketch comedy series and shows like Boston Legal and 100 Centre Street through the 2000s. Although this actress has been working in Hollywood for quite some time, her big break into fame really came in 2012 when she was cast on a suspenseful series produced by Shonda Rhimes in which she played Olivia Pope, the main character of the series, until its end in 2018.

Question 32

Name this Bates Motel actress:

This actresses' start in Hollywood didn't come from being on TV shows the way many other actors and actresses got theirs. Instead of appearing in several smaller TV shows in order to get her life as an actress going, this actress actually had small roles in movies and even appeared in one of Miley Cyrus' music videos before one of her first bigger roles in a movie really took off. But, this actress is definitely best known for her work on the TV series Bates Motel, the prequel series that aired on A&E from 2013 to 2017 and tells the life of a young Norman Bates.

Question 33

Name this Supergirl actress

These days, this actress is known for playing the super heroic title character on The CW's series Supergirl. Before she started playing Supergirl, also known as Kara Danvers, on Supergirl and the other shows in The CW's Arrowverse, including The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow, this actress got her start on a much more lighthearted TV series. In 2012, she was cast as the role of Marley Rose on the musical comedy series Glee. She played Marley Rose on the show for two seasons. In season four, she was a recurring cast member and was made a main character in the fifth season.

Question 34

What's this actor's name?

This actor got his start in the acting world in the 1990s by working in various stage productions and plays. While he got his start on the stage, he's still definitely an actor who is much better known for his work on the small screen. In 2001, he was cast as the role of David Fisher on the super suspenseful series Six Feet Under. He kept this role on the series from 2001 through 2005. In 2006, after leaving Six Feet Under, he went on to play the title character in the mysterious crime series Dexter. Who is this actor?

Question 35

Who knows this actress' name?

This actress is definitely not one that's a stranger to the spotlight. Her mother was the classic actress and pop culture personality Jayne Mansfield, known for her work in movies like Promises! Promises, The Girl Can't Help It, and Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?. This actress competed in pageants before becoming an actress herself and had her first role in the acting world in 1985 when she appeared in a movie for the first time. These days, this actress is best known for playing the role of Olivia Benson on Law & Order. Who knows the name of this actress?

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