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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

Birthplace: USA, North Carolina, Kinston

Nationality: United States of America

Jaime Elizabeth Pressly (born July 30, 1977) 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 ...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

Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Chyler Leigh West (born Potts; April 10, 1982), known professionally as Chyler Leigh, is an American actress, singer and model. She is known for portraying Janey Briggs in the comedy film Not ...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

Birthplace: Fort Bragg, North Carolina, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America, England

Julianne Moore (born December 3, 1960) is an American actress and children's author. Prolific in film since the early 1990s, she is particularly known for her portrayals of emotionally troubled ...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

Birthplace: Mount Airy, North Carolina, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Andy Samuel Griffith (June 1, 1926 – July 3, 2012) was an American actor, comedian, television producer, Southern Gospel singer, and writer whose career spanned seven decades in music and ...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

Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Michael Carlyle Hall (born February 1, 1971) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Dexter Morgan, a serial killer and blood spatter analyst in the Showtime series Dexter and as ...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

Birthplace: Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Mary Elizabeth Winstead (born November 28, 1984) is an American actress and singer. Her first significant role came as Jessica Bennett on the NBC soap opera Passions (1999–2000). She went on to ...more

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Julianna Guill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Glory Daze, My Alibi

Birthplace: USA, North Carolina, Winston-Salem

Nationality: United States of America

Julianna Guill (born July 7, 1987) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Bree in the 2009 film Friday the 13th, as Scarlet Hauksson in the web series My Alibi, as Becca Riley in ...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

Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Sharon Elizabeth Lawrence (born June 29, 1961) 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 ...more
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Emily Procter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
CSI: Miami, Platypus Man

Birthplace: Raleigh, USA, North Carolina

Nationality: United States of America

Emily Mallory Procter (born October 8, 1968) is an American actress. She played Ainsley Hayes in the NBC political drama The West Wing (2000–02, 2006) and Det. Calleigh Duquesne in the CBS ...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

Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Elizabeth Leigh Vassey (born August 9, 1972) is an American actress. Her roles include Emily Ann Sago in the television series All My Children, Captain Liberty in the 2001 television series The ...more
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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

Birthplace: Wilkesboro, North Carolina, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Zachary Knight Galifianakis (; born October 1, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, and writer who came to prominence with his Comedy Central Presents special in 2001 and presented his own show ...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

Birthplace: USA, North Carolina, Dunn

Nationality: United States of America

Deborah Ann Morgan (born September 20, 1951) is an American film and television actress. She played the role of Angie Baxter–Hubbard on the ABC soap opera All My Children for which she was 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

Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Evan Rachel Wood (born September 7, 1987) is an American actress, model, and musician. She began acting in the 1990s, appearing in several television series, including American Gothic (1995–96) ...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

Birthplace: USA, North Carolina, Winston-Salem

Nationality: United States of America

Pamela Suzette Grier (born May 26, 1949) is an American actress. Grier became known in the early 1970s for starring in a string of 1970s women in prison and blaxploitation films such as The Big ...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

Birthplace: Laurinburg, USA, North Carolina

Nationality: United States of America

Ben Vereen (born October 10, 1946) is an American actor, dancer, and singer who has appeared in numerous Broadway theatre shows. Vereen graduated from Manhattan's High School of Performing

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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

Birthplace: Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Nationality: United States of America

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
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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
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Jackée Harry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
Sister, Sister, 227

Birthplace: USA, North Carolina, Winston-Salem

Nationality: United States of America

Jacqueline Yvonne Harry (born August 14, 1956), better known by her mononymous stage name Jackée, is an actress, singer, comedian, director, and television personality. She is best known ...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

Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Robert "Robbie" Duncan McNeill (born November 9, 1964) is an American director, producer, and actor. As an actor, he is best known for his role as Lieutenant Tom Paris on the ...more
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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)

Birthplace: Washington, North Carolina, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Murray Hamilton (March 24, 1923 – September 1, 1986) was an American stage, screen, and television character actor who appeared in such films as Anatomy of a Murder, The Hustler, The Graduate, ...more
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Tori Amos is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina

Birthplace: Newton, North Carolina, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos, August 22, 1963) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. She is a classically trained musician with a mezzo-soprano vocal range. Having already begun ...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

Birthplace: USA, North Carolina, Cullowhee

Nationality: United States of America

Nick Searcy (born March 7, 1959) is an American character actor best known for portraying Chief Deputy United States Marshal Art Mullen on FX's Justified. He also had a major role in the Tom ...more
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Ava Gardner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from North Carolina
A.D.

Birthplace: Smithfield, North Carolina, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Ava Lavinia Gardner (December 24, 1922 – January 25, 1990) was an American actress and singer. Gardner was signed to a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1941, and appeared mainly in small ...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

Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America, United Kingdom

Jennifer Anne Ehle (; born December 29, 1969) is a British-American actress. She won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in the 1995 BBC miniseries Pride and ...more

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