TV stars to follow on Tumblr: Zooey Deschanel, Eliza Dushku, Dianna Agron and more

tv-stars-tumblr-2-zooey-aziz-dianna-matthew-eb.jpgTumblr is gaining momentum behind Facebook and Twitter as a social platform for TV stars to connect with their fans. Users can easily share everything from videos, photos, animated gifs and wordy blog posts in as much time as it takes to publish a tweet or a mobile upload.

And while Twitter is dominated by easily-searchable, competing verified accounts, the celebrity influence on Tumblr is much different (although Lady Gaga's Tumblr is still hugely popular, just like her Facebook page and Twitter account). Tumblr-ified television stars often engage their fans in a more visual and irreverent manner, which in many cases allows celebrities to illustrate their passions and project the unconventional -- and the truly personal -- details of their lives.

For both seasoned Tumblr users and those curious about what goes on in the Tumblverse, here -- in no particular order -- are 16 of the best television stars to follow on Tumblr:

1. Zooey Deschanel
"New Girl" showcases Deschanel in all her vintage-dress-wearing, indie-cutie glory, and her Tumblr reflects a similar aura: posts about fashion, music, plenty of "New Girl" promo and posts from her famous (and/or blogger) friends -- like Mindy Kaling, Joseph-Gordon Levitt and the HelloGiggles team.  

2. Kevin McHale
He plays Artie Abrams on "Glee" by day, but in his spare time McHale tumbls at sickofmyownvoice. Aw, we aren't sick of your voice just yet, Kevin!

3. Matthew Gray Gubler
Life seems to imitate art perfectly at Gublernation, where the actor who plays a geeky dreamboat investigator on "Criminal Minds" turns out to be a geeky dreamboat blogger in real life. Gubler posts photos from the 'Criminal Minds' set, original sketches, and even hosts scavenger hunts (yes -- good old fashioned scavenger hunts) for his followers.

4. Aziz Ansari
Comedian and "Parks and Recreation" star Ansari uses his Tumblr to post videos of his TV appearances and photos of his daily adventures, meals and more.

5. Dianna Agron
Ever wonder what "Glee's" Quinn Fabray is like in real life? Then look no further than Fell Down the Rabbit Hole, Agron's Tumblr. The star uploads tons of links, music videos, puppy pics and more -- all of which provide a thorough glimpse into her tastes, and garner Agron thousands of Likes, Replies, Reblogs and followers.

6. Harry Shum Jr.
Toss another body onto the "Glee" Tumblr pile: It's one of our favorites, Harry Shum Jr. (a.k.a. Mike Chang). His Tumblr reveals a big appetite for film and music, along with general adorableness.

6. Anthony Bourdain
The articulate "No Reservations" host and best-selling author's verbosity is loud and clear on his Tumblr, which definitely ain't a microblog. Check it out for honest and lengthy posts about his latest trips and episodes.

7. Lucy Hale
Lucy Hale, of "Pretty Little Liars" and "Privileged" fame, is also on the Tumblr train. She uses her account site to share pictures, viral videos, and plenty of insight into what inspires her.

8. Donald Glover
"Community" star and musician Glover's Tumblr is frequently cited as a must-follow. His hip sensibilities and humor make his Tumblr a good one to bolster your own coolness: Following him might give you a valuable heads up about the Next Big Thing.

9. Shannon Woodward
Woodward, best known for her roles on "The Riches" and "Raising Hope" (and for her now-defunct relationship with actor Andrew Garfield) runs a pretty good Tumblr. Her "Life Lessons Learned" posts are particularly endearing.

10. Thomas Gibson
We don't know whether it was Gibson or his "Criminal Minds" co-star Matthew Gray Gubler who signed up for Tumblr first, but we do know that Gibson's account is hilariously worth following. His recent feet pic obsession has done wonders to help promote the show's new season. Well, maybe not. But it has made his Tumblr a great TV star account to follow. 

11. James Urbaniak
 Urbaniak is a familiar face (and voice) for his roles on "Weeds," "The Venture Bros." and "The Office," to name a few. But he's also super socially engaged. His Tumblr account is a treasure trove of viral content, Twitter screenshots, politics and info on his current and past roles.

12. Kat Graham
On the "The Vampire Diaries" she plays Bonnie Bennett, and on her Tumblr, Graham makes it a point to post a wealth of TVD-related posts, pictures and videos galore for her fans. Oh and she's also a budding pop singer - so there's plenty of that for the rebloggin' too.

13. Troian Bellisario
Contrary to her on-screen character, the "Pretty Little Liars" star's Tumblr reveals more of an artsy flower child. Followers will see her feed is full of art, poetry and feminine flair. 

14. Amber Riley
"Glee's"  Riley is straightforward in her Tumblr "About Me" section: "I never thought I would try blogging, but here I am. I don't know what I'll be posting, but I find this a cool way to kind of document my life and share a little bit about me." So far, she's shared special insights into episodes, feedback to fans and 'Glee' trivia.

15. Eliza Dushku
She might not be up to a whole lot on TV this season, but Eliza is one of the more well-known actresses on Tumblr. Follow her for tons of photo uploads from her travels -- everything from architecture shots in New York City to planking pics in Africa.

16. Keegan Allen
Another member of the "Pretty Little Liars" team can be found on Tumblr: Keegan Allen. The actor (who plays Toby Cavanaugh) on the ABC Family hit, uses Tumblr to broadcast his interest in design, the arts, and all things romantic.

Oh and while you're at it, be sure to follow Zap2It on Tumblr as well!
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