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List Rules Only TV actors who were born or grew up in North Carolina.

List of famous television actors/actresses who were born in North Carolina, with photos when available. These renowned North Carolina actors and actresses are listed by popularity, so the names at the top of the list will be the most recognizable. A few of these actors may not have technically been born in North Carolina, but everyone on this list grew up in North Carolina and considers it to be their home. This list includes North Carolina TV actors from every type of show, including cartoons where they might have done voice over work. If you grew up in North Carolina then you should be proud of these television actors whose birthplace is North Carolina. Various bits of information are available for these North Carolina celebrities as well, such as what year they were born and what shows they are known for.

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This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from North Carolina?" and "Who are the most famous North Carolina actors?"

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Jaime Pressly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Jaime Pressly My Name Is Earl, Raising Hope, I Hate My Teenage Daughter Jaime Elizabeth Pressly is an American actress and model. She is best known for playing Joy Turner on the NBC sitcom My Name Is Earl, for which she was nominated for two Emmy Awards as well as a ...more

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Chyler Leigh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Chyler Leigh Grey's Anatomy, The Practice, That '80s Show Chyler Leigh West, known professionally as Chyler Leigh, is an American actress, best known for her portrayal of Janey Briggs in Not Another Teen Movie. She also portrayed Dr. Lexie Grey on ...more

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Julianne Moore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Julianne Moore As the World Turns, Game Change, I'll Take Manhattan Julianne Moore is an American-British actress and children's author. Prolific in cinema since the early 1990s, Moore is active in both art house and Hollywood films. She is particularly known ...more

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Andy Griffith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Andy Griffith The Andy Griffith Show, Matlock, Frosty's Winter Wonderland Andy Samuel Griffith was an American actor, television producer, Grammy Award-winning Southern-gospel singer, and writer. He was a Tony Award nominee for two roles, and gained prominence in the ...more

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Michael C. Hall is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Michael C. Hall Dexter, Six Feet Under, Vietnam in HD Michael Carlyle Hall is an American actor, known for his role as Dexter Morgan in the Showtime TV Network Dexter, and as David Fisher on the HBO drama series Six Feet Under. In 2010, Hall won a ...more

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Mary Elizabeth Winstead The Returned, Wolf Lake Mary Elizabeth Winstead is an American actress and recording artist. Winstead is known for her scream queen roles in the horror films: Final Destination 3, Black Christmas, Death Proof, The ...more

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Julianna Guill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Julianna Guill Glory Daze, My Alibi Julianna Guill is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Bree in the 2009 film Friday the 13th and Scarlet Haukkson in the webisode series My Alibi. She also co-starred in the ...more

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Sharon Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Sharon Lawrence NYPD Blue, Hidden Palms, The Line Sharon Elizabeth Lawrence is an American actress, singer, and dancer. She is best known for the role of Sylvia Costas Sipowicz in the ABC drama series NYPD Blue. The role garnered her a ...more

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Emily Procter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Emily Procter CSI: Miami, Platypus Man Emily Mallory Procter is an American actress. From 2002 to 2012, she played Calleigh Duquesne in the CBS police drama CSI: Miami, and from 2000 to 2002 and in 2006, she played Ainsley Hayes in ...more

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Liz Vassey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Liz Vassey CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Tick, Brotherly Love Liz Vassey is an actress.

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Zach Galifianakis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Zach Galifianakis Bored to Death, Tru Calling, Tim and Eric Awesome Show Zachary Knight "Zach" Galifianakis is an American stand-up comedian and actor, known for his television appearance in his own Comedy Central Presents special. He also starred in films, ...more

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Debbi Morgan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Debbi Morgan All My Children, Loving, Generations Deborah "Debbi" Morgan is an American film and television actress. She is best known for her role as Dr. Angie Hubbard on the ABC soap opera All My Children, and for her role as The ...more

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Evan Rachel Wood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Evan Rachel Wood True Blood, Once and Again, Profiler Evan Rachel Wood is an American actress. She began acting in the 1990s, appearing in several television series, including American Gothic and Once and Again. Wood made her début as a ...more

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Pam Grier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Pam Grier Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The L Word, Roots: The Next Generations Pamela Suzette "Pam" Grier is an American actress. She became famous in the early 1970s after starring in a string of moderately successful women in prison and blaxploitation films ...more

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Ben Vereen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Ben Vereen Roots, Intruders, Tenspeed and Brown Shoe Ben Vereen is an American actor, dancer, and singer who has appeared in numerous Broadway theatre shows. Vereen graduated from Manhattan's High School of Performing Arts.

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Sierra Nicole McCormick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Sierra Nicole McCormick A.N.T. Farm, Romantically Challenged Sierra McCormick (born October 28, 1997) is an American actress, best known for her role as Olive Doyle in the Disney Channel Original Series, A.N.T. Farm, and her participation on the U.S. game ...more

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Vince McMahon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Vince McMahon WWE SmackDown, Saturday Night's Main Event, WWF Superstars of Wrestling Vincent Kennedy "Vince" McMahon is an American professional wrestling promoter, former announcer, commentator, film producer, actor, and occasional professional wrestler currently ...more

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Jeff Hardy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Jeff Hardy WWE SmackDown, WWE Superstars, Impact Wrestling Jeffrey Nero "Jeff" Hardy is an American professional wrestler, singer-songwriter, painter and musician who is currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, He is also known for ...more

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Jackée Harry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Jackée Harry Sister, Sister, 227 Jacqueline Yvonne "Jackée" Harry, better known mononymously as Jackée, is an American actress and television personality, best known for her roles as Sandra Clark, the ...more

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Robert Duncan McNeill is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Robert Duncan McNeill Star Trek: Voyager, Homefront, Going to Extremes Robert Duncan McNeill is an American actor, producer, movie director, and television director who is best known for his role as Lieutenant Tom Paris on the television show Star Trek: Voyager.

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Murray Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Murray Hamilton B. J. and the Bear, Hail to the Chief, Vanished (1971) Murray Hamilton was an American stage, screen, and television character actor who appeared in such films as Anatomy of a Murder, The Hustler, The Graduate, The Amityville Horror and Jaws.

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Tori Amos is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Tori Amos Tori Amos is an American singer-songwriter, pianist and composer. She is a classically-trained musician and has a mezzo-soprano vocal range. She has been nominated eight times for a Grammy ...more

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Nick Searcy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Nick Searcy Justified, American Gothic, From the Earth to the Moon Nick Searcy is an American actor who currently portrays Chief Deputy United States Marshal Art Mullen on FX's Justified. He also had a major role in the Tom Hanks-produced miniseries From the ...more

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Ava Gardner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Ava Gardner A.D. Ava Lavinia Gardner was an American actress. She was signed to a contract by MGM Studios in 1941 and appeared mainly in small roles until she drew attention with her performance in The Killers. ...more

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Jennifer Ehle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Jennifer Ehle A Gifted Man, Pride and Prejudice, The Camomile Lawn Jennifer Anne Ehle is an American actress of stage and screen. She is perhaps best known for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in the successful 1995 miniseries Pride and Prejudice, which won her the ...more

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Jim Rash is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Jim Rash Community, The Naked Truth, Help Me Help You James "Jim" Rash is an American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter. He is known for playing Dean Craig Pelton on the NBC sitcom Community. In 2012, he received a Golden Globe ...more

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Sugar Ray Leonard is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Sugar Ray Leonard The Contender, L.A. Heat, The Contender 2 Sugar Ray Leonard is an actor.

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Anne Jeffreys is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Anne Jeffreys The Delphi Bureau, Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special, Finder of Lost Loves Anne Jeffreys is an American actress and singer.

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Melendy Britt is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Melendy Britt She-Ra: Princess of Power, The New Adventures of Batman, The New Adventures of Flash Gordon Melendy Britt is an American actress active in television and voice acting since the 1970s. Her most notable animated work is for Filmation, voicing characters such as She-Ra, and the second ...more

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Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Chris Paul Christopher Emmanuel "Chris" Paul is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. Standing at 6 ft 0 in and weighing ...more

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Randy Travis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Randy Travis Celebrity Duets Randy Bruce Traywick, known professionally as Randy Travis, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist, and actor. Since 1985, he has recorded 20 studio albums and charted more than ...more

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Britt Robertson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Britt Robertson The Secret Circle, Under the Dome, Life Unexpected Brittany Leanna "Britt" Robertson is an American actress. She was nominated for a Young Artist Award for her film debut in The Ghost Club. Her subsequent films include Keeping Up with ...more

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Jill Wagner is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Jill Wagner Teen Wolf, Wipeout, Blade: The Series Jill Suzanne Wagner is an American television actress, model, and game show personality. She has been a co-host for the ABC summer reality show Wipeout since 2008.

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Loudon Wainwright III is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Loudon Wainwright III Undeclared Loudon Snowden Wainwright III is a Grammy Award-winning American songwriter, folk singer, humorist, and actor. He is the father of musicians Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright and Lucy ...more

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George Grizzard is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
George Grizzard Scarlett, The Adams Chronicles, Studio 5-B George Cooper Grizzard, Jr. was an American actor of film and stage. He appeared in more than 40 films, dozens of television programs and a number of Broadway plays.

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Penny Fuller is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Penny Fuller The Edge of Night, Bare Essence, Amber Waves Penny Fuller is an American actress.

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Fred Durst is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Fred Durst Revelations William Frederick "Fred" Durst is an American musician and film director from Jacksonville, Florida. He spent his formative years playing in a number of local bands in Jacksonville, ...more

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Chris Hamrick is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Chris Hamrick ECW Hardcore TV, ECW on TNN, Wrestling Society X Christopher "Chris" Hamrick is a retired American professional wrestler who competed under his last name Hamrick.

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Evan Karagias is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Evan Karagias WCW Monday Nitro, Kingpin, WCW Thunder Evan Karagias is an American professional wrestler and actor.

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Shannon Moore is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Shannon Moore WCW Monday Nitro, Impact Wrestling, WXW Rage TV Shannon Moore is an American professional wrestler. He is best known for his work with World Championship Wrestling between 1999 and 2001 and with World Wrestling Entertainment for several years ...more

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George Clinton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
George Clinton Gone Country, Freaknik: The Musical, Cosmic Slop George Clinton is an American singer, songwriter, bandleader, and music producer. He was the principal architect of P-Funk, the mastermind of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic during the 1970s ...more

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Brian Huskey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Brian Huskey Childrens Hospital, Damage Control, Crossballs: The Debate Show Brian Huskey is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his role as a correspondent on The Onion News Network and currently appears as Chet on the Adult Swim series Childrens ...more

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John Newton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
John Newton Melrose Place, The Untouchables John Newton is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his regular roles on the television programs Superboy as Clark Kent in the show's first season and as Ryan McBride on the soap ...more

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Crystal Scales is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Crystal Scales The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Oswald, Class of 3000 Crystal Scales is an actress, singer, and rapper. She voices the character Liberty "Libby" Danielle Folfax on the television show The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, and lent ...more

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Connie Ray is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Connie Ray The Torkelsons Constance "Connie" Ray is an American film and television actress and playwright. Among her highest profile appearances are Thank You for Smoking and Stuart Little, and the television ...more

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Allen Jones is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Allen Jones WCW Monday Nitro Allen Neal Jones, better known by his ring name A.J. Styles is an American professional wrestler currently under contract with New Japan Pro Wrestling, where he is in his second reign as the ...more

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Edwin Hodge is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Edwin Hodge Mental, Jack & Bobby Edwin Martel Basil Hodge is an American actor. Hodge is the older brother of actor Aldis Hodge.

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Paul Schneider is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Paul Schneider Parks and Recreation, The Divide Paul Andrew Schneider is an American film actor. Schneider portrayed Mark Brendanawicz on the first two seasons of Parks and Recreation. He won a Best Actor in a Narrative Feature award at the ...more

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Lew Schneider is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Lew Schneider Wish You Were Here, Down the Shore Lewis Alfred Wallach "Lew" Schneider is an American television producer, writer, actor, and stand-up comedian.

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Howard Cosell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Howard Cosell Battle of the Network Stars, Fol-de-Rol, Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell Howard William Cosell was an American sports journalist who was widely known for his blustery, cocksure personality. Cosell said of himself, "Arrogant, pompous, obnoxious, vain, cruel, ...more