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TV Actors from North Carolina

Updated October 13, 2018 16.0k views293 items

List RulesOnly 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.

The list you're viewing is made up of TV actors like Julianne Moore and Chris Paul.

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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  • 1
    Jaime Pressly

    Jaime Pressly

    My Name Is Earl, Raising Hope

    BirthplaceKinston, North Carolina, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jaime Elizabeth Pressly (born July 30, 1977) is an American actress and model. She is best... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Chyler Leigh

    Chyler Leigh

    Grey's Anatomy, The Practice

    BirthplaceCharlotte, North Carolina, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Chyler Leigh West (born Potts; April 10, 1982), known professionally as Chyler Leigh, is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Julianne Moore

    Julianne Moore

    As the World Turns, Game Change

    BirthplaceFort Bragg, North Carolina, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America, United Kingdom

    Julie Anne Smith (born December 3, 1960), known professionally as Julianne Moore, is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Andy Griffith

    Andy Griffith

    The Andy Griffith Show, Matlock

    BirthplaceMount Airy, North Carolina, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Andy Samuel Griffith (June 1, 1926 – July 3, 2012) was an American actor, comedian, television... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Michael C. Hall

    Michael C. Hall

    Dexter, Six Feet Under

    BirthplaceRaleigh, North Carolina, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Michael Carlyle Hall (born February 1, 1971) is an American actor. He is best known for his... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Mary Elizabeth Winstead

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead

    The Returned, Wolf Lake

    BirthplaceRocky Mount, North Carolina, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead (born November 28, 1984) is an American actress and singer. Her first... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Julianna Guill

    Julianna Guill

    Glory Daze, My Alibi

    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Julianna Guill (born July 7, 1987) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Bree... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Sharon Lawrence

    Sharon Lawrence

    NYPD Blue, Hidden Palms

    BirthplaceCharlotte, North Carolina, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Sharon Elizabeth Lawrence (born June 29, 1961) is an American actress, singer, and dancer. She... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Emily Procter

    Emily Procter

    CSI: Miami, Platypus Man

    BirthplaceRaleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Emily Mallory Procter (born October 8, 1968) is an American actress. She played Ainsley Hayes... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Liz Vassey

    Liz Vassey

    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Tick

    BirthplaceRaleigh, North Carolina, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Elizabeth Leigh Vassey (born August 9, 1972) is an American actress. Her roles include Emily... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Zach Galifianakis

    Zach Galifianakis

    Bored to Death, Tru Calling

    BirthplaceWilkesboro, North Carolina, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Zachary Knight Galifianakis (; born October 1, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Debbi Morgan

    Debbi Morgan

    All My Children, Loving

    BirthplaceDunn, North Carolina, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Deborah Ann Morgan (born September 20, 1951) is an American film and television actress. She... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Evan Rachel Wood

    Evan Rachel Wood

    True Blood, Once and Again

    BirthplaceRaleigh, USA, North Carolina

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Evan Rachel Wood (born September 7, 1987) is an American actress, model, and musician. She is... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Pam Grier

    Pam Grier

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The L Word

    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Pamela Suzette Grier (born May 26, 1949) is an American actress. Grier became known in the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Ben Vereen

    Ben Vereen

    Roots, Intruders

    BirthplaceLaurinburg, North Carolina, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Ben Vereen (born October 10, 1946) is an American actor, dancer, and singer who has appeared... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    Sierra Nicole McCormick

    Sierra Nicole McCormick

    A.N.T. Farm, Romantically Challenged

    BirthplaceAsheville, North Carolina, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Sierra McCormick (born October 28, 1997) is an American actress, best known for her role as... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Vince McMahon

    Vince McMahon

    WWE SmackDown, Saturday Night's Main Event

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Vincent Kennedy McMahon (; born August 24, 1945) is an American professional wrestling... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    Jeff Hardy

    Jeff Hardy

    WWE SmackDown, WWE Superstars

    BirthplaceCameron, North Carolina, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jeffrey Nero Hardy (born August 31, 1977) is an American professional wrestler,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    Jackée Harry

    Jackée Harry

    Sister, Sister

    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jacqueline Yvonne Harry (born August 14, 1956), better known by her mononymous stage name... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Robert Duncan McNeill

    Robert Duncan McNeill

    Star Trek: Voyager, Homefront

    BirthplaceRaleigh, North Carolina, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Robert "Robbie" Duncan McNeill (born November 9, 1964) is an American director, producer, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Murray Hamilton

    Murray Hamilton

    B. J. and the Bear, Hail to the Chief

    BirthplaceWashington, North Carolina, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Murray Hamilton (March 24, 1923 – September 1, 1986) was an American stage, screen, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Tori Amos
    Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos, August 22, 1963) is an American singer-songwriter and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 23
    Nick Searcy

    Nick Searcy

    Justified, American Gothic

    BirthplaceCullowhee, North Carolina, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Nick Searcy (born March 7, 1959) is an American character actor best known for portraying... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Ava Gardner

    BirthplaceSmithfield, North Carolina, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Ava Lavinia Gardner (December 24, 1922 – January 25, 1990) was an American actress and singer.... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Jennifer Ehle

    Jennifer Ehle

    A Gifted Man, Pride and Prejudice

    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jennifer Anne Ehle (; born December 29, 1969) is a British-American actress. She won the BAFTA... more on Wikipedia