What do these cities have in common; Little Rock, Hope, Newport, Pine Bluff, Fayetteville, Mamouth Spring, Bono, Booneville, and Texarkana? They are all cities in the Great State of Arkansas, and there are probably a few other things they have in common as well. But the main thing we're alluding to here is they are all cities in Arkansas where famous Hollywood actresses were born. 

Mary Steenburgen

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The most famous would be the lovely, talented, soft-spoken, Oscar winner Mary Steenburgen.

Steenburgen is from Newport, Arkansas, and has 118 acting credits to her name according to IMDB, including some of her most popular roles in films like "Back To The Future Part III", "Time After Time", "Elf", "Book Club", "Philidelphia", and many more.

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Mary has been married to her husband Ted Danson since 1995, they live in Hollywood, CA.

Melinda Dillon

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Sadly, Melinda passed away in 2023 but she was born in 1939 in Hope, Arkansas.

According to IMDB she was credited in 61 films and TV shows, and was nominated for two Oscars in supporting female roles, one for her portrayal as Jillian Guiler in Steven Spielberg's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" in 1977, and also in the 1981 movie "The Absence Of Malice."

Dillon was also in "Harry and the Hendersons," Magnolia," and "A Christmas Story".

Joey Lauren Adams

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Joey Lauren Adams was born in North Little Rock, Arkansas in 1968. IMDB has her credited in 80 TV shows and films, including "Chasing Amy," opposite Adam Sandler in "Big Daddy," "Gray's Anatomy" TV series, "Dazed and Confused", "Jay and Silent Bob", "Coneheads", and a lot more.

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