African Americans From South Carolina

Famous black celebrities from South Carolina, include Chadwick Boseman, Joe Frazier, Viola Davis.

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 1 Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Anderson, South Carolina, United States
Died: August 28, 2020

A versatile actor and an inspiration for a generation of black youths, Chadwick Boseman is best remembered for portraying notable real life black figures like Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall and James Brown in their biopics. His excellent performance in Black Panther, though, turned him into a household name.

 2 Jermaine O'Neal

Jermaine O'Neal.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 13, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States

 3 Khris Middleton

Khris Middleton.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 12, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States

 4 Joe Frazier

Joe Frazier.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Beaufort
Died: November 7, 2011
Joe Frazier, nicknamed “Smokin' Joe,” was a star heavyweight champion who won the boxing gold medal at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Known for his legendary 1971 “Fight of the Century” against Muhammad Ali and his defeat in the “Thrilla in Manila,” Frazier had scored 32 wins in his career.

 5 Viola Davis

Viola Davis.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Matthews, South Carolina, United States
A popular television, film, and stage actress, Viola Davis became the first African-American actress to be honored with Triple Crown of Acting. She is also known for supporting equal rights for women. In 2012 and 2017, she was named in Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world.

 6 James Brown

James Brown.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician, recording artist, producer, dancer, bandleader
Birthdate: May 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Barnwell, South Carolina, United States
Died: December 25, 2006

Referred to by honorific nicknames, such as Godfather of Soul, James Brown was a prominent figure of 20th century music. A progenitor of funk music, Brown influenced the development of many music genres. An inductee of the Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame, Brown is ranked seventh in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list.

 7 Chris Rock

Chris Rock.
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Famous As: Standup Comedian, Actor
Birthdate: February 7, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Andrews, South Carolina, United States

A high-school drop-out, Chris Rock worked at restaurants before stepping into stand-up comedy. He gained fame with SNL and earned his first role through Eddie Murphy. Known for voicing Marty in the Madagascar franchise, Chris also created the series Everybody Hates Chris and was voted Comedy Central’s fifth-greatest stand-up comedian.

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 8 Jasmine Camacho-Quinn

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn
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Listed In:
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: August 21, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: North Charleston, South Carolina, United States

 9 Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Civil Rights Activist
Birthdate: October 8, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Greenville
Civil rights activist and politician Jesse Jackson, father of former U.S. representative Jesse Jackson Jr., is also a Baptist minister. He has been a shadow U.S. senator from the District of Columbia and established organizations that merged into the non-profit Rainbow/PUSH. He also hosted CNN’s Both Sides with Jesse Jackson.

 10 Darius Rucker

Darius Rucker.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: May 13, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina
Darius Rucker gained fame as the lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Hootie & the Blowfish. He then launched a solo career, releasing Billboard-charting hits such as Wagon Wheel and True Believers. He became the first Black American singer to win the Country Music Association New Artist Award.

 11 A'ja Wilson

A'ja Wilson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 8, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hopkins, South Carolina, United States

 12 Mike Colter

Mike Colter.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 26, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States

Mike Colter is an American actor known for portraying the eponymous character in the popular streaming television series Luke Cage. Thanks to his association with Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2015, Mike Colter is often credited with playing an important role in improving Marvel Television's business over the last few years.

 13 Teddy Pendergrass

Teddy Pendergrass
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 26, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kingstree, South Carolina, USA
Died: January 13, 2010

 14 Robert Quinn

Robert Quinn
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: May 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ladson, South Carolina, United States

 15 A. J. Green

A. J. Green
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: July 31, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Summerville, South Carolina, United States

 16 Jadeveon Clowney

Jadeveon Clowney
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: February 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States

 17 Cordarrelle Patterson

Cordarrelle Patterson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: March 17, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States

 18 Tim Scott

Tim Scott
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: North Charleston, South Carolina North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.

 19 Josh Norman

Josh Norman
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: December 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Greenwood, South Carolina, United States

 20 Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Bandleader
Birthdate: October 21, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cheraw, South Carolina, United States
Died: January 6, 1993

Jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and singer Dizzy Gillespie developed the virtuoso style of Roy Eldridge, modifying it with innovative harmony and rhythm. He popularized the bebop style of music and was famous for his signature horn-rimmed spectacles. His contribution to modern jazz earned him the title of the Ambassador of Jazz.

 21 Shelton Benjamin

Shelton Benjamin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: July 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States

 22 Nickolas Ashford

Nickolas Ashford
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: May 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fairfield County, South Carolina, United States
Died: August 22, 2011

 23 Samuel E. Wright

Samuel E. Wright
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Camden, South Carolina, United States

Two-time Tony-nominated actor Samuel E. Wright is best known for his performances in The Lion King and The Tap Dance Kid. Fans also know him as the voice of Sebastian in The Little Mermaid, and his track Under the Sea, from the movie, won an Academy Award.

 24 Stephon Gilmore

Stephon Gilmore
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football cornerback
Birthdate: September 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: , Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States

 25 Shanola Hampton

Shanola Hampton.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 27, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Shanola Hampton is an American actress known for her portrayal of Veronica Fisher in the popular comedy-drama television series Shameless, for which she received critical appreciation. In 2013, she won the Best Actor award at the American Black Film Festival for her performance in the drama film Things Never Said, in which she played Kalindra Stepney.

 26 Mike Williams (wide receiver, born 1994)

Mike Williams (wide receiver, born 1994)
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: October 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Holly Hill, South Carolina
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 27 Alshon Jeffery

Alshon Jeffery
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: February 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Matthews, South Carolina, United States

 28 Darius Leonard

Darius Leonard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: July 27, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nichols, South Carolina, United States

 29 James Jamerson

James Jamerson
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Famous As: Bass player
Birthdate: January 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: August 2, 1983

 30 Angie Stone

Angie Stone
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States

Motivated by her gospel singer father, Angie Stone began singing as a child. She later formed the rap/hip-hop act The Sequence and then became the lead singer of Vertical Hold. Her first solo album, Black Diamond, was a Billboard charter. She has also appeared in movies and campaigned against diabetes.

 31 Pressley Harvin III

Pressley Harvin III
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: September 17, 1998
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Alcolu, South Carolina, United States

 32 Martavis Bryant

Martavis Bryant
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: December 20, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Calhoun Falls, South Carolina, United States

 33 Marvis Frazier

Marvis Frazier
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: September 12, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States

 34 Toro y Moi

Toro y Moi
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 7, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States

 35 Mabel King

Mabel King
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 25, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Died: November 9, 1999

 36 Kelly Bryant

Kelly Bryant
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: September 25, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Calhoun Falls, South Carolina, United States

 37 Mary McLeod Bethune

Mary McLeod Bethune.
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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: July 10, 1875
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mayesville, South Carolina, United States
Died: May 18, 1955

 38 Charles Bolden

Charles Bolden
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: August 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States

 39 Larry Doby

Larry Doby
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: December 13, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Camden, South Carolina, United States
Died: June 18, 2003

 40 Aaron Nesmith

Aaron Nesmith
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 16, 1999
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States

 41 Larry Nance

Larry Nance
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: February 12, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Anderson, South Carolina, United States

 42 Raymond Felton

Raymond Felton.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: June 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Latta, South Carolina, United States

 43 Roddy White

Roddy White
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: November 2, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: James Island, South Carolina, United States

 44 Carl Edwards Jr.

Carl Edwards Jr.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: September 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newberry, South Carolina, United States

 45 Albert Haynesworth

Albert Haynesworth
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: June 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hartsville, South Carolina, United States

 46 Carlos Dunlap

Carlos Dunlap
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football defensive end
Birthdate: February 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: North Charleston, South Carolina, United States

 47 Art Shell

Art Shell
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: November 26, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States

 48 Willie Randolph

Willie Randolph
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: July 6, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Holly Hill, South Carolina, United States

 49 Richard Seymour

Richard Seymour
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: October 6, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gadsden, South Carolina, United States

 50 Chad Dawson

Chad Dawson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: July 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hartsville, South Carolina, United States