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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.

Andy Dick is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
age 53
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

Mary-Louise Parker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
age 54
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

Andie MacDowell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
age 60
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. Since then she has appeared in several ...more

Lauren Hutton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
age 75
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.

Jessica Stroup is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
age 32
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

Big Show is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
age 47
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

Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
age 42
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

Hillary Fisher is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
age 33
Hillary Fisher is an American model from Augusta, Georgia.

Bernard Baruch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Dec. 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

Shepard Fairey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
age 49
Shepard Fairey is a skateboarder, graphic artist and illustrator.

Courtney Brown is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
age 41
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

Stanley Donen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
age 94
Stanley Donen (/ˈdɒnən/ DON-ən; April 13, 1924 – February 21, 2019) was an American film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin' in the Rain and On the Town, both of ...more

Dizzy Gillespie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Dec. 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

Ainsley Earhardt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
age 42
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

Kelly Wearstler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
age 51
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

Strom Thurmond is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Dec. 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

Shanola Hampton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
age 41
Shanola Hampton is an American actress best known for her work as Veronica Fisher on Showtime dramedy "Shameless."

Thomas Gibson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
age 56
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

Nikki Haley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
age 47
Nimrata "Nikki" Haley (née Randhawa, born January 20, 1972) is the 29th and current United States Ambassador to the United Nations. She served as the 116th governor of South ...more

Jayson Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
age 51
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

Buck Baker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Dec. 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

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

John C. Calhoun is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
Dec. 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

Robert Quinn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
age 28
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

Darla Moore is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From South Carolina
age 64
Darla Dee Moore is a partner of the private investment firm Rainwater, Inc, and is married to Richard Rainwater, who founded the firm.