Who famous has come from your town/area? Musician, film star, model, celebrity etc?
Now's the time to big up where you live!
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- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Elizabeth Dole (born 1936), former U.S. Senator and former Secretary of Transportation under President Ronald Reagan; wife to former Republican Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (Salisbury)
Jesse Helms (1921-2008), retired five-term Senator from North Carolina and national spokesman for right-wing causes (Monroe)
James B. Hunt, Jr. (born 1937), former NC governor who served a record four terms, also engaged Jesse Helms in a race for the U.S. Senate in 1984 that was the most expensive Senate campaign up to that time (Wilson)
Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), seventh President of the United States from 1829-1837 (Waxhaw It should be noted his birth records are not at all complete and he very well could be from the South Carolina side.)
Andrew Johnson (1808-1875), seventeenth President of the United States from 1865-1869 (Raleigh)
James K. Polk (1797-1849), 11th President of the United States from 1845-1849 (Mecklenburg County)
James E. Broyhill (1892-1988), founder of Broyhill Furniture Industries Inc. and leader for Republican Party in North Carolina.
Zach Galifianakis (born 1969), comedian, actor, writer (Sparta)
Gallagher (born 1947), comedian (Fort Bragg)
Ava Gardner (1922-1990), actress (Smithfield)
Pam Grier (born 1949), actress (Winston-Salem)
Andy Griffith (born 1926), actor and singer (Mt. Airy)
Michael C. Hall (born 1971), actor (Raleigh)
Jeff Hardy (born 1977), professional wrestler, entertainer (Cameron)
Matt Hardy (born 1974), professional wrestler, entertainer (Cameron)
Vince McMahon (born 1945), Chairman of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) (Pinehurst)
Jaime Pressly (born 1977), model (Kinston)
Emily Proctor (born 1968), actress (Raleigh)
Soupy Sales (1926-2009), comedian (Franklinton)
Reginald VelJohnson (born 1952), actor, Carl Winslow on Family Matters and Sgt. Al Powell in the Die Hard films. (Raleigh)
Ben Vereen (born 1946), actor, entertainer (Laurinburg)
Evan Rachel Wood (born 1987), actress (Raleigh)
Clay Aiken (born 1978), pop singer (Raleigh)
Tori Amos (born 1963), singer (Newton)
Fantasia Barrino (born 1984), singer (High Point)
Jason Michael Carroll (born 1978), singer (Raleigh)
George Clinton (born 1941), funk musician (Kannapolis)
John Coltrane (1926-1967), jazz musician (Hamlet)
Bucky Covington (born 1977), singer (Rockingham)
Charlie Daniels (born 1936), singer/songwriter (Wilmington)
Chris Daughtry (born 1979), singer (Roanoke Rapids & Greensboro)
Jermaine Dupri (born 1972), rap artist and record producer (Asheville)
Roberta Flack (born 1937), singer (Asheville)
Ben Folds (born 1966), singer/songwriter (Winston-Salem and Chapel Hill)
Ben E. King (born 1938), singer/songwriter (Henderson)
Ronnie Milsap (born 1946), country singer/songwriter (Robbinsville)
Petey Pablo (born 1978), rap artist (Greenville)
Kellie Pickler (born June 28, 1986), pop country singer-songwriter and participant in fifth season of American Idol (Albemarle)
Earl Scruggs (born 1924), bluegrass banjo player (Shelby)
Supastition (born 1976), hip-hop artist (Greenville)
James Taylor (born 1948), singer/songwriter (Chapel Hill)
Randy Travis (born 1959), country music singer (Marshville)
David Brinkley (1920-2003), television newscaster, host of ABC-TV's This Week with David Brinkley from 1981-1996 and also co-anchor of the Huntley-Brinkley Report nightly newscast on NBC-TV from 1956-1970 (Wilmington)
Howard Cosell (1918-1995), sports journalist and long-time star of ABC-TV's Monday Night Football, also commentator for many of the greatest fights of boxing legend Muhammad Ali (Winston-Salem)
Charles Kuralt (1934-1997), journalist and television personality; host of the long-running CBS Sunday Morning program on CBS-TV (Wilmington)
Charlie Rose (born 1942), interviewer and journalist; host of a popular late-night talk show on PBS-TV (Henderson)
Dale Earnhardt Sr (1951-2001), renowned NASCAR driver nicknamed "The Intimidator" for his aggressive driving style. Winner of 76 NASCAR races, he was killed in a crash at the 2001 Daytona 500 (Kannapolis)
Dale Earnhardt Jr (born 1974), championship-winning NASCAR driver and Protégé of his father, Dale Earnhardt Sr. (Kannapolis)
Harry Gant (born 1940), former NASCAR driver, Mr. September(Taylorsville)
Joe Gibbs (born 1940), Hall of Fame head coach for the Washington Redskins and owner of Joe Gibbs Racing; won Super Bowl in 1982, 1987, and 1991; won the NASCAR Cup Series Championship in 2000, 2002, and 2005 (Mocksville)
Dale Jarrett (born 1956), long-time NASCAR driver and winner of the 1999 NASCAR Championship (Newton)
Junior Johnson (born 1931), moonshiner who eluded capture by outrunning law enforcement on mountain roads; later an early superstar of NASCAR, and subject of a 1965 Esquire magazine article by Tom Wolfe. (Wilkes County)
Sugar Ray Leonard (born 1956), championship boxer and 1976 Olympic gold
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Frank Caliendo, Jon Reep, Tim Tebow, Rodney Mullen, Lynard Skynard, the Steve Miller band.
- 1 decade ago
Jamie Foxx, Jensen Ackles, Steve Martin, Owen and Luke Wilson, Jared Padalecki, and Nick Jonas was born here, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, etc.
- 1 decade ago
Who doesn't come from Texas?
A LOT of celebrities are from the beast state.
Jamie Foxx, practically every Disney star there is, Beyonce, Chuck Norris, Kelly Clarkson, the list goes on.
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- oldman5675Lv 51 decade ago
Lady Gaga was in Kansas City a few nights ago. Probably some other people to, but I don't keep up on that. If they were here they were either promoting something, or doing a concert.
Oh, who came from kansas city. Giner Rogers, Walt Disney, George Brett, Eminem (was born here but not raised), David Cook, Walter Cronkite, Joan Crawford, and Harry Truman.
- The Theater GeekLv 41 decade ago
Sean "The flying Tomato" White. is from Carlsbad, California and a lot of charger football players ussally come to our school