Famous People From North Carolina

Being the 28th most extensive and 9th most populous state in the United States of America, North Carolina finds itself placed on the southeastern area of the country. It mostly enjoys a humid subtropical climate, and the western part from the coast has a subtropical highland climate. With Raleigh as its capital and Charlotte as its biggest city, North Carolina is often referred to as the ‘Old North State’ or the ‘Tar Heel State’. Many famous celebrities were born, bred and raised in North Carolina, who have gone on to accomplishing immensely both personally and professionally. Various eminent actors such as the Oscar winning Julianne Moore, the hilarious Zach Galifianakis and the exquisite Ava Gardner, were all born in North Carolina. The state is particularly renowned for creating remarkable musicians such as Grammy winner Roberta Flack, Max Roach, Eric Church and so on. The state has produced several athletes as well such as NBA player Chris Paul, Olympic gold medalist Sugar Ray Leonard, and baseball player James ‘Catfish’ Hunter. The controversial Edward Snowden also hails from North Carolina. Keep reading to know all the celebrities who are from North Carolina.

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Julianne Moore
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Birthdate: December 3, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 2 
Chris Paul
(Basketball player)

Chris Paul
31
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 3 
Ava Gardner
(Actress)

Ava Gardner
15
Birthdate: December 24, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 25, 1990
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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 4 
Dale Earnhardt
(Race car driver)

Dale Earnhardt
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 29, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 18, 2001
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 5 

Evan Rachel Wood
46
Birthdate: September 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 6 
Jeff Hardy
(Professional Wrestler)

Jeff Hardy
20
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 31, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Zion Williamson
(Basketball Player)

Zion Williamson
25
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 6, 2000
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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 8 

Sugar Ray Leonard
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 9 

Hunter Schafer
38
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: 1999 AD

 10 
Thomas Sowell
(Economist)

Thomas Sowell
8
Birthdate: June 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
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 11 
Edward Snowden
(Whistleblower, Writer)

Edward Snowden
26
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 12 

Zach Galifianakis
13
Birthdate: October 1, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead
34
Birthdate: November 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 14 
Nina Simone
(Singer-songwriter)

Nina Simone
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 21, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: April 21, 2008
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Michael C. Hall
9
Birthdate: February 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 16 
Seth Curry
(Basketball player)

Seth Curry
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 23, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 17 
Randy Travis
(Singer-Songwriter)

Randy Travis
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 18 
Andrew Johnson
(17th President of The United States)

Andrew Johnson
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 29, 1808
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: July 31, 1875
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Vincent McMahon
(CEO of WWE)

Vincent McMahon
14
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 20 
Charlotte Flair
(Professional Wrestler)

Charlotte Flair
16
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 21 
Carson Wentz
(American football player)

Carson Wentz
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 30, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 22 
A.J. Styles
(Professional Wrestler)

A.J. Styles
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 23 
Luke Combs
(Singer-Songwriter)

Luke Combs
19
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 24 
O. Henry
(Short Story Writer)

O. Henry
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 11, 1862
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 5, 1910
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Pam Grier
(Actress)

Pam Grier
10
Birthdate: May 26, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 26 
Braun Strowman
(Best Known for His Time in WWE, Under The Ring Name 'Braun Strowman')

Braun Strowman
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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 27 
Jaime Pressly
(Actress, Model)

Jaime Pressly
7
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 28 
Chyler Leigh
(Actress)

Chyler Leigh
10
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Britt Robertson
11
Birthdate: April 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 30 
John Coltrane
(Saxophonist, Composer)

John Coltrane
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 23, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 17, 1967
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Rick Harrison
(Businessman)

Rick Harrison
8
Birthdate: March 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 32 
Matt Hardy
(Professional Wrestler)

Matt Hardy
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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James K. Polk
(President of the United States (1845-49))

James K. Polk
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 2, 1795
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 15, 1849

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Brian Tyree Henry
2
Birthdate: March 31, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 35 
Jill Wagner
(Actress)

Jill Wagner
10
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 36 
Richard Petty
(Racing driver)

Richard Petty
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 2, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 37 
Afeni Shakur
(Activist)

Afeni Shakur
10
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: May 2, 2016

 38 
Chris Hughes
(Co-Founder of Facebook)

Chris Hughes
8
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 26, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 39 
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
(Race Car Driver)

Dale Earnhardt Jr.
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra

 40 
Cody Rhodes
(Professional wrestler)

Cody Rhodes
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 41 
James Worthy
(Basketball Player)

James Worthy
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 27, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)

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Aldis Hodge
4
Birthdate: September 20, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

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Brandon Ingram
(Basketball player)

Brandon Ingram
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 2, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 44 
Linda McMahon
(Administrator of the Small Business Administration)

Linda McMahon
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 4, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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 45 
Eric Church
(Singer-songwriter)

Eric Church
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 46 
Madison Bailey
(TV Actresses)

Madison Bailey
12
Birthdate: January 29, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 47 
Charlie Daniels
(Singer-songwriter)

Charlie Daniels
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 6, 2020
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 48 
Fred Durst
(Rapper)

Fred Durst
8
Birthdate: August 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 49 
Ariana DeBose
(Actress, Singer)

Ariana DeBose
0
Birthdate: January 25, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius

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J. B. Smoove
7
Birthdate: December 16, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)