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.