Viola Davis, Young Jeezy, Aziz Ansari, Trey Gowdy & Thomas Gibson are some of the celebrities who hail from South Carolina.

Positioned in the southeast region of the United States of America is the state of South Carolina or simply SC. The state covers a distance of 32,007 square miles, making it the 40th biggest state in the United States. With Columbia as its capital and Greenville as its largest city, South Carolina comprises of 46 counties in total. South Carolina is often referred to as ‘The Palmetto State’ with regard to its state tree (the sabal palmetto). Several distinguished personalities who have excelled in various fields such as acting, politics, academics and sports have been born and raised in South Carolina. Former Disney actress Coco Jones, Hollywood Teen TV Award winner Sterling Knight, the hilarious comedian Aziz Ansari and the bold actor Viola Davis, were all born in the state of South Carolina. Athletes such as WWE ‘giant’ Big Show, basketball player Kevin Garnett and football player A J Green are also from the state. Believe it or not, even the former United States president Andrew Jackson was born in the state of South Carolina. Presenting to you, a complete list of celebrities who are from South Carolina.
Viola DavisViola Davis
(Actress)

11 August 1965

St. Matthews, South Carolina, United States

American

Leo

Young JeezyYoung Jeezy
(Rappers)

28 September 1977

Columbia, South Carolina, United States

American

Libra

Aziz AnsariAziz Ansari
(Actor)

23 February 1983

Columbia, South Carolina, United States

American

Pisces

Trey GowdyTrey Gowdy
(U.S. Representative)

22 August 1964

Greenville, South Carolina, United States

American

Leo

Thomas Ellis GibsonThomas Gibson
(Actor)

03 July 1962

Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.

American

Cancer

Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie
(Bandleader)

21 October 1917

06 January 1993

Cheraw, South Carolina, United States

American

Libra

Alexis JordanAlexis Jordan
(Singer)

07 April 1992

Columbia, South Carolina, United States

American

Aries

Ainsley EarhardtAinsley Earhardt
(TV Anchor)

20 September 1976

Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA

American

Virgo

Alyssa ArceAlyssa Arce
(Model)

27 February 1992

South Carolina

American

Pisces

Andie MacDowellAndie MacDowell
(Actress)

21 April 1958

Gaffney, South Carolina, United States

American

Taurus

Chris RockChris Rock
(American comedian)

07 February 1965

Andrews, South Carolina, United States

American

Aquarius

Shoeless Joe JacksonShoeless Joe Jackson
(Famous Baseball Players)

16 July 1887

05 December 1951

Pickens County, South Carolina, United States

American

Cancer

John EdwardsJohn Edwards
(Politician, Lawyer, Writer, Podcaster)

10 June 1953

Seneca

American

Gemini

Darius RuckerDarius Rucker
(Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer)

13 May 1966

Charleston

American

Taurus

JeezyJeezy
(Rapper)

28 September 1977

Columbia, South Carolina, United States

American

Libra

Francis MarionFrancis Marion
(Military officer)

26 February 1732

27 February 1795

Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States

American

Pisces

Larry DobyLarry Doby
(Famous Baseball Players, Coach)

13 December 1923

2003 AD

Camden, South Carolina, United States

American

Sagittarius

Ben DomenechBen Domenech
(Journalist)

31 December 1981

Charleston

American

Capricorn

Alice ChildressAlice Childress
(American playwright)

12 October 1912

14 August 1994

Charleston, South Carolina, United States

American

Libra

Linda MartellLinda Martell
(Singer)

04 June 1941

Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina, United States

American

Gemini

Kelly MillerKelly Miller
(American mathematician)

18 July 1863

29 December 1939

Winnsboro, South Carolina, United States

American

Cancer

Charlayne Hunter-GaultCharlayne Hunter-Gault
(American journalist)

27 February 1942

Due West, South Carolina, United States

American

Pisces

Jesse HughesJesse Hughes
(guitarist, singer, musician)

24 September 1972

Greenville

American

Libra

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