African Americans From South Carolina

Famous black celebrities from South Carolina, include Chris Rock, James Brown, Joe Frazier.

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 1 James Brown

James Brown
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Singer
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.

 2 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.

 3 Joe Frazier

Joe Frazier
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
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.

 4 Ja Morant

Ja Morant
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 10, 1999
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dalzell, South Carolina, United States

 5 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.

 6 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.

 7 Young Jeezy

Young Jeezy
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 28, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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 8 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

 9 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

 10 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

 11 Althea Gibson

Althea Gibson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: August 25, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Clarendon County, South Carolina, United States
Died: September 28, 2003

 12 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

 13 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

 14 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

 15 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.

 16 James Enos Clyburn

James Enos Clyburn
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: House Majority Whip since 2019, United States Representative since 1993
Birthdate: July 21, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sumter, South Carolina, United States

 17 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

 18 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

 19 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

 20 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.

 21 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

 22 Kwame Brown

Kwame Brown
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States

 23 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

 24 Nicolas Claxton

Nicolas Claxton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: April 17, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina, United States

 25 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

 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 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

 28 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

 29 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

 30 Jasmine Camacho-Quinn

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

 31 Marcus Lattimore

Marcus Lattimore
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: October 29, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Duncan, South Carolina, United States

 32 Jayson Williams

Jayson Williams
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: February 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ritter, 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 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.

 35 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

 36 Mookie Wilson

Mookie Wilson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: February 9, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bamberg, South Carolina, United States

 37 Torrey Craig

Torrey Craig
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: December 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States

 38 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

 39 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

 40 Phillip Adams

Phillip Adams
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: July 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States
Died: April 8, 2021

 41 DeMarcus Lawrence

DeMarcus Lawrence
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: April 28, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Aiken, South Carolina, United States

 42 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

 43 Dave Meggett

Dave Meggett
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: April 30, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States

 44 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

 45 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

 46 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

 47 Trevor Booker

Trevor Booker
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: November 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Newberry, South Carolina, United States

 48 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

 49 Byron Maxwell

Byron Maxwell
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: February 23, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: North Charleston, South Carolina, United States

 50 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