Famous People From South Carolina

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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.
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 1 
Viola Davis
(Only African-American to Achieve the Triple Crown of Acting)
Viola Davis
71
Birthdate: August 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 2 
Chris Rock
(Ranked No. 5 on Rolling Stone's List of the 50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time)
Chris Rock
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Birthdate: February 7, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 3 
James Brown
(Central Progenitor of Funk Music and Referred to as 'Godfather of Soul')
James Brown
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 25, 2006
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Big Show
(Professional Wrestler and Commentator for Web TV Show ‘AEW Dark: Elevation’)
Big Show
33
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
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Chadwick Boseman
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Birthdate: November 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: August 28, 2020
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 6 
Kevin Garnett
(American Former Professional Basketball Player Who Was Known for His Defensive Ability and Versatility)
Kevin Garnett
17
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
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Joe Frazier
(American Former Professional Boxer and Olympic Gold Medallist)
Joe Frazier
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: November 7, 2011
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 8 
Vanna White
(Televion Personality)
Vanna White
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Birthdate: February 18, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Andie MacDowell
(Actress and Former Fashion Model)
Andie MacDowell
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Birthdate: April 21, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 10 
Mary-Louise Parker
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Birthdate: August 2, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Nikki Haley
(The First Female Governor of South Carolina)
Nikki Haley
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 20, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Ja Morant
(Basketball player)
Ja Morant
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 10, 1999
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Aziz Ansari
(Actor and Comedian Known For His Role In 'Parks And Recreation')
Aziz Ansari
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Birthdate: February 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Madelyn Cline
(Actress)
Madelyn Cline
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: December 21, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Eartha Kitt
(Singer with a Distinctive Voice Known for her Hits "Let's Do It", and "C'est si bon")
Eartha Kitt
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Birthdate: January 17, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: December 25, 2008
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 16 
Jaimie Alexander
(Known for Her Role as ‘Jessi Hollander’ in the TV Series ‘Kyle XY’)
Jaimie Alexander
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Birthdate: March 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Anna Camp
(Actress and Singer Best Known for Her Role as the ‘Sarah Newlin’ in the Tv Series ‘True Blood’)
Anna Camp
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Birthdate: September 27, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Dustin Johnson
(American Professional Golfer)
Dustin Johnson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Trey Gowdy
(Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina's 4th district)
Trey Gowdy
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 22, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
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Mike Colter
(Best Known for His Roles in the TV Series: ‘Luke Cage’, ‘The Defenders’ and ‘Jessica Jones’)
Mike Colter
9
Birthdate: August 26, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Darius Rucker
(Singer, Guitarist)
Darius Rucker
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 13, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Thomas Gibson
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Birthdate: July 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Shoeless Joe Jackson
(American Professional Baseball Player Who Plays as an Outfielder)
Shoeless Joe Jackson
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 16, 1887
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 5, 1951
 24 
Lee Thompson Young
(Best Known for His Role in the TV Series ‘The Famous Jett Jackson’)
Lee Thompson Young
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Birthdate: February 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 19, 2013
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Ainsley Earhardt
(Television News Anchor, Journalist and Co-Host of News Show ‘Fox & Friends’)
Ainsley Earhardt
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Birthdate: September 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Jesse Jackson
(United States Shadow Senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997)
Jesse Jackson
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 8, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Lauren Hutton
(Model, Actress)
Lauren Hutton
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Birthdate: November 17, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Stephen Thompson
(American Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Stephen Thompson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Madison Iseman
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Birthdate: February 14, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Will Patton
(Actor and Audiobook Narrator Known for His Role in the TV Series ‘Falling Skies’)
Will Patton
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Birthdate: June 14, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Young Jeezy
(Rapper and One of the Pioneers Who Popularized Trap Music)
Young Jeezy
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 28, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
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DeAndre Hopkins
(American football player)
DeAndre Hopkins
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 6, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Teddy Pendergrass
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 26, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: January 13, 2010
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 34 
Kelsey Chow
(Known for Her Role as ‘Mikayla’ in the TV Sitcom ‘Pair of Kings’)
Kelsey Chow
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Birthdate: September 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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John B. Watson
(Psychologist)
John B. Watson
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Birthdate: January 9, 1878
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 25, 1958
 36 
Dizzy Gillespie
(One of the Greatest Jazz Trumpeters of All Time)
Dizzy Gillespie
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 21, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 6, 1993
 37 
William Gibson
(Science-Fiction Writer Known for His Novel ‘Neuromancer’ and a Pinoeer of 'Cyberpunk' Genre)
William Gibson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 17, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Deebo Samuel
(American football player)
Deebo Samuel
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 15, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Mary McLeod Bethune
(American Civil Rights Activist and Founder of the 'National Council of Negro Women')
Mary McLeod Bethune
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 10, 1875
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 18, 1955
 40 
Shawnee Smith
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Role as ‘Amanda Young’ in the Film ‘Saw’)
Shawnee Smith
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Birthdate: July 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Khris Middleton
(Basketball player)
Khris Middleton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 12, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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A. J. Green
(Football player)
A. J. Green
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 31, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Shelton Benjamin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Kwame Brown
(Basketball player)
Kwame Brown
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
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Jessica Stroup
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Birthdate: October 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Melvin Purvis
(FBI agent)
Melvin Purvis
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 24, 1903
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: February 29, 1960
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 47 
Stephon Gilmore
(American football cornerback)
Stephon Gilmore
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Shanola Hampton
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Veronica Fisher’ in the TV Series ‘Shameless’)
Shanola Hampton
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Birthdate: May 27, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Alex English
(American Former Professional Basketball Player, Coach, and Businessman)
Alex English
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 5, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
Logan Marshall-Green
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Birthdate: November 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)