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Famous Film Actors From Winston-Salem

Updated October 13, 2018 6k views39 items

List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in Winston-Salem, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in Winston-Salem, as in some cases Winston-Salem may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from Winston-Salem then your city's claim to fame might be that the actors and actresses listed below are from there as well. There may be a lot of famous athletes, musicians and other famous people that were born in Winston-Salem, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

Examples of items on this list include Pam Grier and Ben Folds.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Winston-Salem?" and "Which famous actors were born in Winston-Salem?"
  • 1

    Films Acted InNight Watcher

    BirthplaceUSA, North Carolina, Winston-Salem

    Allison Tyler is an actress....  more
  • 2
    Age: 45

    Films Acted InPreacher's Kid, Road Trip: Beer Pong

    BirthplaceUSA, North Carolina, Winston-Salem

    Amy Frye is an actress....
  • 3

    Films Acted InDolphin Tale, Loving Annabelle, Room 33, Dolphin Tale 2, Circle of Eight

    BirthplaceUSA, North Carolina, Winston-Salem


    Austin Highsmith is a film actress....  more
  • 4
    Age: 54

    Films Acted InWilliam Shatner's Gonzo Ballet, Ben Folds and WASO Live in Perth

    BirthplaceUSA, North Carolina, Winston-Salem

    ChildrenGracie Folds, Louis Folds, Julia-Rose Folds

    Benjamin Scott Folds (born September 12, 1966) is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. From 1995 to 2000, Folds was the frontman and pianist of the alternative rock band Ben Folds Five....  more

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  • 5

    Films Acted InRemember the Titans, The Reaping, The Shunning, Christmas Cupid, The Trial

    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

    Burgess Jenkins (born October 24, 1973) is an American actor. He is known for work in the film Remember the Titans opposite Academy Award winner Denzel Washington; and as Hilary Swank's husband David...  more
  • 6

    Films Acted InRappin', Playback

    BirthplaceUSA, North Carolina, Winston-Salem

    Charles Grant (born November 29, 1957), also listed as Charles Flohe or Charles Floye, is an American actor, who portrayed Connor McCabe on NBC's soap opera Santa Barbara from 1992 to 1993. His other...  more
  • 7
    Dec. at 42 (1890-1932)

    Films Acted InThe Silent Enemy, The Silent Enemy

    BirthplaceUSA, North Carolina, Winston-Salem

    Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance (December 1, 1890 – March 20, 1932), born Sylvester Clark Long, was an American journalist, writer and actor from Winston-Salem, North Carolina who, for a time, became...  more
  • 8

    Films Acted InA Walk to Remember, A Touch of Fate

    BirthplaceUSA, North Carolina, Winston-Salem

    Chip Thomas is an actor....
  • 9

    Films Acted InDie Mommie Die!, 2001 Maniacs: Beverly Hellbillys, Ripple Effect

    BirthplaceUSA, North Carolina, Winston-Salem

    Christopher McDaniel is an actor....
  • 10

    Films Acted InNational Lampoon's Pucked

    BirthplaceUSA, North Carolina, Winston-Salem

    Crystal Largen is an actress....
  • 11

    Films Acted InBlack Rainbow

    BirthplaceUSA, North Carolina, Winston-Salem

    Dandy Stevenson is an actress....
  • 12
    Dec. at 61 (1937-1998)

    Films Acted InAssault on Precinct 13, Cain's Cutthroats, Time Walker, Gunmen's Blues

    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

    ParentsBuford Odell Solomon, Mary Elizabeth Smith

    ChildrenShawn Solomon

    Francis Darwin Solomon (December 9, 1937 – June 1, 1998) was an American actor known professionally as Darwin Joston (sometimes credited as Darwin Jostin during the early years of his career). Joston...  more
  • 13

    Films Acted InJunebug

    BirthplaceUSA, North Carolina, Winston-Salem

    Donna Overcash is an actress....
  • 14
    Dec. at 52 (1924-1976)

    Films Acted InSeven Sweethearts

    BirthplaceUSA, North Carolina, Winston-Salem

    Frances Raeburn was an actress....
  • 15
    George Reynolds is an actor....
  • 16
    Dec. at 59 (1942-2001)

    Films Acted InBrian's Song, The Concorde...Airport '79

    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America


    Harold "Happy" Hairston (May 31, 1942 – May 1, 2001) was an American professional basketball player. He was best remembered for playing with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball...  more
  • 17
    Dec. at 79 (1921-2000)

    Films Acted InThe Five Heartbeats, Stormy Weather, Funny Bones, Tap, Orchestra Wives

    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

    ParentsUlysses Domonick Nicholas, Viola Harden

    ChildrenHarolyn Suzanne Nicholas, Melih Nicholas

    Harold Lloyd Nicholas (March 17, 1921 – July 3, 2000) was an American dancer specializing in tap. Nicholas was the younger half of the tap-dancing pair the Nicholas Brothers, known as two of the...  more
  • 18
    Dec. at 72 (1895-1967)

    Films Acted InThe Great Locomotive Chase

    BirthplaceUSA, North Carolina, Winston-Salem

    Harvey Hester is an actor....
  • 19

    Films Acted InCatwoman, Thirteen Ghosts

    BirthplaceUSA, North Carolina, Winston-Salem

    Herbert Duncanson is an actor, body builder and wrestler....
  • 20
    Dec. at 77 (1918-1995)

    Films Acted InBananas, Two-Minute Warning, The World's Greatest Athlete, Fol-de-Rol, Fighting Back: The Rocky Bleier Story

    BirthplaceUSA, North Carolina, Winston-Salem


    ParentsNellie Cohen, Isidore Cohen

    ChildrenHilary Cosell, Jill Cosell

    Howard William Cosell (; né Cohen; March 25, 1918 – April 23, 1995) was an American sports journalist and author, who was prominent and influential on radio, television and print media from the early...  more

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    Films Acted InLadybugs, Moscow on the Hudson, The Women of Brewster Place, Crash Course, The Last Day of Summer

    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina, 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 for her...  more
  • 22

    Films Acted InEyeborgs, The Wise Kids

    BirthplaceUSA, North Carolina, Winston-Salem

    ParentsMichael Leinbach, Leigh Ann Leinbach

    Jacob Leinbach is an actor....
  • 23

    Films Acted InThe King's Speech, Zero Dark Thirty, The Ides of March, Contagion, The Greatest

    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina, USA


    ParentsJohn Ehle, Rosemary Harris

    ChildrenTalulah Ryan, George Ryan

    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
  • 24

    Films Acted InGlory, Gung Ho

    BirthplaceUSA, North Carolina, Winston-Salem

    Jihmi Kennedy (born November 1956) is an American actor who is best known for his roles in Glory and Gung Ho. After co-starring in several notable films during the 1980s, he quit acting and worked as...  more
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    Films Acted InSplinter, Junebug, Road to Paloma

    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America


    ParentsDavid Wagner

    Jill Suzanne Wagner (born January 13, 1979) is an American film and television actress, model, and game show personality. She was a co-host for the ABC comic competition show Wipeout from 2008 to...  more

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