south carolina Famous People From South Carolina

4.1k views 1,000 items Follow Embed

List of famous people from South Carolina, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in South Carolina, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from South Carolina you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in South Carolina, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

This list below has a variety of people, like Alphonse Mouzon and Henry Percy Brewster, in it.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from South Carolina?" or "Which celebrities were born in South Carolina?" then this list is a great resource for you.

1
Andy Dick is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Andy Dick age 51 - Andrew Roane "Andy" Dick is an American comedian, actor, musician and television/film producer. He is best known as a comic but is also known for his eccentric and controversial ...more

12 Creepy Stories and Urban Legends from South Carolina The Worst Oscar-Winning Actors Ever

2
Mary-Louise Parker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Mary-Louise Parker age 52 - Mary-Louise Parker is an American actress. Best known for her lead role on Showtime's television series Weeds portraying Nancy Botwin, she received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in ...more

3
Andie MacDowell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Andie MacDowell age 58 - Rosalie Anderson "Andie" MacDowell is an American actress. She made her film debut in 1984's Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, before receiving critical acclaim for ...more

4
Lauren Hutton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Lauren Hutton age 73 - Lauren Hutton is an American model and actress. Hutton notably appeared on the cover of Vogue magazine on 28 occasions and earned more than any other model within a decade-long period.

5
Jessica Stroup is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Jessica Stroup age 30 - Jessica Leigh Stroup is an American actress and comedian, best known for her role as Erin Silver on 90210. She is regarded as a scream queen for starring in the horror films Prom Night, Vampire ...more

6
Big Show is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Big Show age 45 - Paul Donald Wight is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Big Show. Signed to WWE, Wight is a seven-time world champion, having won the WCW World Heavyweight ...more

7
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Kevin Garnett age 40 - Kevin Garnett was born in May 19, 1976 in Maulding, SC. He's a professional basket player for the NBA's Boston Celtics Team. His career began when he was drafted (5th Draft) by the Minnesota ...more

8
Hillary Fisher is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Hillary Fisher age 32 - Hillary Fisher is an American model from Augusta, Georgia.

9
Bernard Baruch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Bernard Baruch Died at 95 (1870-1965) - Bernard Mannes Baruch was an American financier, stock investor, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant. After his success in business, he devoted his time toward advising U.S. ...more

10
Shepard Fairey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Shepard Fairey age 47 - Shepard Fairey is a skateboarder, graphic artist and illustrator.

11
Courtney Brown is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Courtney Brown age 39 - Courtney Lanair Brown is a former American college and professional football player who was a defensive end in the National Football League for seven seasons. He played college football for Penn ...more

12
Stanley Donen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Stanley Donen age 91 - Stanley Donen is an American film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin' in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. ...more

13
Dizzy Gillespie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Dizzy Gillespie Died at 76 (1917-1993) - John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer. AllMusic's Scott Yanow wrote, "Dizzy Gillespie's contributions to jazz ...more

14
Ainsley Earhardt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Ainsley Earhardt age 40 - Ainsley Earhardt is a journalist who is the co-host of FOX and Friends First at 5 AM ET. Earhardt is an anchor and correspondent for the Fox News Channel and Earhardt also reports for FOX's ...more

15
Kelly Wearstler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Kelly Wearstler age 49 - Kelly Wearstler is an American designer. She served as a judge on Bravo's Top Design and in 2012 Rizzoli published her fourth book, Rhapsody. Under the pseudonym Kelly Gallagher, she is ...more

27 Celebrities with Gay Parents 23 Celebrities Who Have Their Own Private Islands

16
Strom Thurmond is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Strom Thurmond Died at 101 (1902-2003) - James Strom Thurmond was an American politician who served for 48 years as a United States Senator from South Carolina. He ran for president in 1948 as the States Rights Democratic Party ...more

17
Shanola Hampton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Shanola Hampton age 39 - Shanola Hampton is an American actress best known for her work as Veronica Fisher on Showtime dramedy "Shameless."

18
Thomas Gibson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Thomas Gibson age 54 - Thomas Ellis Gibson is an American actor and director. He is best known for his portrayal of Daniel Nyland in the CBS series Chicago Hope, Greg Montgomery on the ABC series Dharma & Greg, ...more

19
Nikki Haley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Nikki Haley age 45 - Nimrata Nikki Randhawa Haley is an American politician and the 116th and current Governor of South Carolina. She is currently serving in her second term. A member of the Republican Party, Haley ...more

20
Jayson Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Jayson Williams age 49 - Jayson Williams is an American former professional basketball player. He played for the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association. In 2010, Williams pled ...more

21
Buck Baker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Buck Baker Died at 83 (1919-2002) - Elzie Wylie Baker Sr., better known as Buck Baker, was an American racing driver. Born in Richburg, South Carolina, Baker began his NASCAR career in 1949 and won his first race three years later ...more

22
Jane Chambers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Jane Chambers Died at 46 (1937-1983) - Jane Chambers was an American playwright. She was a "pioneer in writing theatrical works with openly lesbian characters".

23
John C. Calhoun is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
John C. Calhoun Died at 68 (1782-1850) - John Caldwell Calhoun was a leading American politician and political theorist during the first half of the 19th century. Hailing from South Carolina, Calhoun began his political career as a ...more

24
Robert Quinn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Robert Quinn age 26 - Robert Quinn is an American football defensive end for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of North Carolina. He was drafted by the ...more

25
Darla Moore is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Darla Moore age 62 - Darla Dee Moore is a partner of the private investment firm Rainwater, Inc, and is married to Richard Rainwater, who founded the firm.

26
Darian Durant is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Darian Durant age 34 - Darian Bernard Durant is a professional Canadian football quarterback currently playing for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. He played college football at the ...more

27
Diego Corrales is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Diego Corrales Died at 30 (1977-2007) - Diego "Chico" Corrales was an American boxer. He was the WBC, WBO, & The Ring lightweight champion, and the WBO & IBF super featherweight champion. In 2005, Corrales received ...more

28
Peabo Bryson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Peabo Bryson age 66 - Peabo Bryson is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, born in Greenville, South Carolina. He is well known for singing soft-rock ballads and his contribution to several Disney animated ...more

29
John B. Watson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
John B. Watson Died at 80 (1878-1958) - John Broadus Watson was an American psychologist who established the psychological school of behaviorism. Watson promoted a change in psychology through his address Psychology as the Behaviorist ...more

The Best Songs About Self-Harm & Cutting 80 Great Jobs That Don't Require a College Degree

30
Marian Wright Edelman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Marian Wright Edelman age 76 - Marian Wright Edelman is an American activist for the rights of children. She has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans for her entire professional life. She is president and founder of ...more

31
Reverend Ike is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Reverend Ike Died at 74 (1935-2009) - Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II, better known as Reverend Ike was an American minister and electronic evangelist based in New York City. He was known for the slogan "You can't lose with the ...more

32
Archibald Grimké is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Archibald Grimk√© Died at 81 (1849-1930) - Archibald Henry Grimké was an American lawyer, intellectual, journalist, diplomat and community leader in the 19th and early 20th centuries. A graduate of freedmen's schools, Lincoln ...more

33
Will Demps is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Will Demps age 36 - William Henry Demps, Jr. is a former American football safety. He was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He played college football at San Diego State. Demps also ...more

34
Arthur Freed is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Arthur Freed Died at 79 (1894-1973) - Arthur Freed was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He was a Jewish American lyricist and a Hollywood film producer.

35
Larry Doby is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Larry Doby Died at 80 (1923-2003) - Lawrence Eugene Doby was an American professional baseball player in the Negro leagues and Major League Baseball who was the second black player to break baseball's color barrier. A native of ...more

36
Reverend Gary Davis is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Reverend Gary Davis Died at 76 (1896-1972) - Reverend Gary Davis, also Blind Gary Davis, was a blind African American blues and gospel singer and guitarist, who was also proficient on the banjo guitar and harmonica. His finger-picking ...more

37
Coleman Livingston Blease is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Coleman Livingston Blease Died at 74 (1868-1942) - Coleman Livingston Blease was a South Carolina politician who served as a Democratic state legislator, 90th Governor of South Carolina, and U.S. Senator. Blease was notorious for playing on the ...more

38
William A. Moffett is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
William A. Moffett Died at 64 (1869-1933) - William Adger Moffett was an American admiral and Medal of Honor recipient known as the architect of naval aviation in the United States Navy.

39
Darius Rucker is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Darius Rucker age 50 - Darius Carlos Rucker is an American musician. He first gained fame as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the Grammy Award-winning rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, which he founded in ...more

40
James F. Byrnes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
James F. Byrnes Died at 90 (1882-1972) - James Francis Byrnes was an American politician from the state of South Carolina. During his career, Byrnes served as a U.S. Representative, a U.S. Senator, a Justice of the Supreme Court, ...more

41
Frank L. Culbertson, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Frank L. Culbertson, Jr. age 67 - Frank Lee Culbertson, Jr., is an American former naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aerospace engineer, and NASA astronaut. He served as the Commander of the International Space Station for ...more

42
Hal Jackson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Hal Jackson Died at 97 (1915-2012) - Harold Baron "Hal" Jackson was an American disc jockey and radio personality who broke a number of color barriers in American radio broadcasting.

43
Iron & Wine is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Iron & Wine age 42 - Samuel Beam, better known by his stage and recording name Iron & Wine, is an American singer-songwriter. He has released five studio albums, several EPs and singles, as well as a few ...more

The Most Notoriously Difficult Actors to Work With The Best Paranormal Movies Streaming on Hulu

44
Bill Anderson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Bill Anderson age 79 - James William "Bill" Anderson III is an American country music singer, songwriter and television personality. He has been a member in long standing of the weekly Grand Ole Opry radio ...more

45
Virginia Capers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Virginia Capers Died at 79 (1925-2004) - Eliza Virginia Capers was an American actress She won the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical in 1974 for her performance as Lena Younger in Raisin, a musical version of Lorraine ...more

46
Ben Taylor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Ben Taylor Died at 65 (1888-1953) - Benjamin Harrison Taylor was an American first baseman and manager in baseball's Negro leagues. Taylor played for the Birmingham Giants, Chicago American Giants, Indianapolis ABC's, St. Louis ...more

47
Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve Died at 93 (1831-1924) - Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve, was an American classical scholar.

48
Francis Marion is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Francis Marion Died at 63 (1732-1795) - Francis Marion was a military officer who served in the American Revolutionary War. Acting with Continental Army and South Carolina militia commissions, he was a persistent adversary of the ...more

49
Will Patton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Will Patton age 62 - William Rankin "Will" Patton is an American actor. He currently stars as Colonel Dan Weaver in the TNT science fiction series Falling Skies. He also appeared in films such as Remember ...more

50
William B. Travis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
William B. Travis Died at 27 (1809-1836) - William Barret Travis was a 19th-century American lawyer and soldier. At the age of 26, he was a lieutenant colonel in the Texas Army. He died at the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas