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Famous People From Columbia

Updated October 13, 2018 3.4k views256 items

List of famous people from Columbia, 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 Columbia, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Columbia 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 Columbia, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

This list has a variety of people, like Leslie Rishkofski and Scott Holroyd, in it.

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

    BirthplaceUnited States of America, United States, with Territories, Columbia, South Carolina

    Stanley Donen ( DON-ən; April 13, 1924 – February 21, 2019) was an American film director and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Alex English

    BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina, United States of America

    Alexander English (born January 5, 1954) is an American retired basketball player. He was most... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jane Chambers

    Dec. at 46 (1937-1983)

    BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina

    Jane Chambers was an American playwright. She was a "pioneer in writing theatrical works with... more on Wikipedia
  • Diego Corrales

    Diego Corrales

    Dec. at 30 (1977-2007)

    BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina

    Diego "Chico" Corrales Jr. (August 25, 1977 – May 7, 2007) was an American professional boxer... more on Wikipedia

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  • Danny Buday

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina

    Danny Buday is a film director.
  • Zack Bowman

    Zack Bowman

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina

    Zackary Bowman (born November 18, 1984) is an American football cornerback who is current a... more on Wikipedia
  • Iron & Wine

    BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina, United States of America

    Iron () is a chemical element with symbol Fe (from Latin: ferrum) and atomic number 26. It is... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bill Anderson

    BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina, United States of America

    James William Anderson III (born November 1, 1937), known as Whisperin’ Bill Anderson, is an... more on Wikipedia
  • Robin Swicord

    BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina, United States of America

    Robin Stender Swicord (born October 23, 1952) is an American screenwriter and film director.... more on Wikipedia
  • Helen Hill

    Helen Hill

    Dec. at 37 (1970-2007)

    BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina

    Helen Wingard Hill (May 9, 1970 – January 4, 2007) was an American artist, filmmaker, writer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Joseph Cardinal Bernardin

    Joseph Cardinal Bernardin

    Dec. at 68 (1928-1996)

    BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina

    Joseph Louis Bernardin (April 2, 1928 – November 14, 1996) was an American Cardinal of the... more on Wikipedia
  • Mike Kohn

    Mike Kohn

    Age: 48

    BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina

    Michael "Mike" Kohn (born May 26, 1972) is an American former bobsledder who has competed... more on Wikipedia
  • Lauren Lucas
    Lauren Lucas (born in Columbia, South Carolina) is an American country music artist. She is... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina

    George Fletcher Bass (; born December 9, 1932) is recognized as one of the early practitioners... more on Wikipedia
  • Brevard Childs

    Brevard Childs

    Dec. at 84 (1923-2007)

    BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina

    Brevard Childs was a biblical scholar.
  • Kirby Higbe

    Dec. at 70 (1915-1985)

    BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina

    Walter Kirby Higbe (April 8, 1915 – May 6, 1985) was an American right-handed starting pitcher... more on Wikipedia
  • Michal Friedman

    Dec. at 44 (1967-2011)

    BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina

    Michal Friedman was a singer and voice actress.
  • Richard Evonitz

    Dec. at 39 (1963-2002)

    BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina

    Richard Marc Evonitz (July 29, 1963 – June 27, 2002) was an American serial killer, kidnapper,... more on Wikipedia
  • Ron Westray

    BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina

    Ronald Kenneth Westray, Jr. (born June 13, 1970 in Columbia, South Carolina) is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina

    James Todd Rutherford (born October 10, 1970 in Columbia, South Carolina) is a Democratic... more on Wikipedia
  • Mike Colter

    BirthplaceUSA, South Carolina, Columbia

    Mike Randal Colter (born August 26, 1976) is an American actor best known for his role as Luke... more on Wikipedia
  • David Broadnax

    Dec. at 58 (1942-2000)

    BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina, United States of America

    David Broadnax was an actor, producer and screenwriter.
  • Josh Stolberg

    Josh Stolberg

    Age: 49

    BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina

    Josh Stolberg (born March 7, 1971) is an American film director, screenwriter, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Antonio Lang

    BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina

    Antonio Maurice Lang (born May 15, 1972) is an American former professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • Tyrone Hayes

    Age: 53

    BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina

    Tyrone B. Hayes (born July 29, 1967) is an American biologist and professor of Integrative... more on Wikipedia