Famous People From North Carolina

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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
(Actress and Author Known for Her Films: ‘The Lost World: Jurassic Park’, ‘Boogie Nights’ and ‘Still Alice’)
Julianne Moore
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Birthdate: December 3, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Chris Paul
(One of the Greatest Point Guards of All Time)
Chris Paul
39
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Ava Gardner
(Actress)
Ava Gardner
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Birthdate: December 24, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 25, 1990
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Evan Rachel Wood
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Birthdate: September 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Mr Beast
(Pioneer of YouTube Videos That Center on Expensive Stunts)
Mr Beast
193
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: May 7, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Dale Earnhardt
(American Professional Stock Car Driver and Team Owner)
Dale Earnhardt
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 29, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 18, 2001
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Jeff Hardy
(One of the Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time)
Jeff Hardy
26
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 31, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Sugar Ray Leonard
(One of the Greatest Boxers of All Time)
Sugar Ray Leonard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Hunter Schafer
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: 1999 AD
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Zion Williamson
(American Professional Basketball Player Who Plays as a Power Forward)
Zion Williamson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 6, 2000
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Zach Galifianakis
(US Comedian and Actor Best Known for The 'Hangover Triology')
Zach Galifianakis
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Birthdate: October 1, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
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Birthdate: November 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Thomas Sowell
(Economist)
Thomas Sowell
21
Birthdate: June 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Nina Simone
(One of the Most Influential Musical Artists of the 20th Century)
Nina Simone
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 21, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: April 21, 2003
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Seth Curry
(American Professional Basketball Player Who Plays as the Shooting Guard)
Seth Curry
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 23, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Michael C. Hall
(Actor and Singer Best Known for His Role as ‘Dexter Morgan’ in the TV Series ‘Dexter’)
Michael C. Hall
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Birthdate: February 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Vincent McMahon
(Owner, Chairman and CEO of the WWE (1982 - 2002))
Vincent McMahon
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Randy Travis
(Country Singer Known for His Album 'Storms of Life' & Single 'Three Wooden Crosses')
Randy Travis
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Andrew Johnson
(17th President of the United States)
Andrew Johnson
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 29, 1808
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: July 31, 1875
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Charlotte Flair
(Professional Wrestler and First Woman to Headline a WWE Pay-Per-View Event)
Charlotte Flair
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Edward Snowden
(American Intelligence Contractor Who Leaked Highly Classified Information from the National Security Agency)
Edward Snowden
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Britt Robertson
(American Actress Known for Her Films: ‘The First Time’, ‘Tomorrowland’ and ‘The Space Between Us’)
Britt Robertson
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Birthdate: April 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Carson Wentz
(American Football Player Who Plays as a Quarterback)
Carson Wentz
25
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 30, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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A.J. Styles
(One of the Best In-Ring Performers of All Time)
A.J. Styles
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Pam Grier
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Films: ‘Coffy’, ‘Foxy Brown’, ‘The Big Doll House’ and ‘The Arena’)
Pam Grier
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Birthdate: May 26, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Luke Combs
(Country Music Singer and Songwriter Known for His Album ‘What You See Is What You Get’)
Luke Combs
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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O. Henry
(Short Story Writer)
O. Henry
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 11, 1862
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 5, 1910
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Jaime Pressly
(Actress, Model)
Jaime Pressly
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Braun Strowman
( Professional Wrestler and Former Strongman)
Braun Strowman
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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Chyler Leigh
(Actress)
Chyler Leigh
13
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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John Coltrane
(One of the Most Influential Saxophonists in Music History)
John Coltrane
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 23, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 17, 1967
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Richard Petty
(Racing driver)
Richard Petty
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 2, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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James K. Polk
(11th President of the United States)
James K. Polk
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 2, 1795
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 15, 1849
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Brian Tyree Henry
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Birthdate: March 31, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Rick Harrison
(American Businessman, Reality TV Personality and Owner of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop)
Rick Harrison
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Birthdate: March 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Jill Wagner
(Actress)
Jill Wagner
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Matt Hardy
(American Professional Wrestler)
Matt Hardy
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Chris Hughes
(Co-Founder of Facebook)
Chris Hughes
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 26, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Afeni Shakur
(American Political Activist and Member of the ‘Black Panther Party’)
Afeni Shakur
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: May 2, 2016
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Dale Earnhardt Jr.
(American Professional Stock Car Racing Driver)
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
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Aldis Hodge
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Birthdate: September 20, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Floyd Patterson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 4, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 11, 2006
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 43 
James Worthy
(Basketball Player)
James Worthy
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 27, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
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Brandon Ingram
(Basketball player)
Brandon Ingram
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 2, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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Charlie Daniels
(Singer-Songwriter Best Known for His Number-One Country Hit ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’)
Charlie Daniels
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 6, 2020
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Emily Procter
(Actress)
Emily Procter
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Birthdate: October 8, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Fred Durst
(Rapper)
Fred Durst
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Birthdate: August 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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J. B. Smoove
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Birthdate: December 16, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Jennifer Ehle
(Actress)
Jennifer Ehle
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Birthdate: December 29, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Ben E. King
(Singer, Record producer)
Ben E. King
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: April 30, 2015