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TV Actors from North Carolina

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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, The Thing: The ...more
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Julianna Guill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sister, Sister, 227
Jacqueline Yvonne "Jackée" Harry (born August 14, 1956), better known mononymously as Jackée, is an American actress and television personality, best known for her roles ...more
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Robert Duncan McNeill is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
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
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 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
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
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
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