15 Celebrities from South Carolina

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South Carolina, the "royal colony" where a lot of celebrities were born.

According to Wikipedia, these are some of the celebrities born in South Carolina:

1. Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Aaron Boseman was born on November 29, 1976, in Anderson, South Carolina, and lost his life on August 28, 2020.

He was an American actor and playwright. 

His most known movies are: "Persons Unknown" (2010), "Jackie Robinson" (2013), "Get on Up" (2014), "Marshall" (2017). Chadwick Boseman became famous worldwide after his role as "Black Panther" in 4 Marvel Cinematic Universe movies (2016- 2019). 

Moreover, in 2018 he was included in the Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.

The last movie he played in is "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" (2020). 

Unfortunately, in 2016 he was diagnosed with colon cancer. Chadwick Boseman died because of some complications of his colon cancer. He lost his life at home, in Los Angeles, with his wife and family by his side.

2. Madelyn Cline

Madelyn Renee Cline was born on December 21, 1997, in Goose Creek, South Carolina.

She is an American actress and model. She is mostly known for her role in the Netflix drama series "Outer Banks" (2020- 2021), as Sarah Cameron.

3. Shawn Crawford

Shawn Crawford was born on January 14, 1978, in Van Wyck, South Carolina.

He is a retired American sprint athlete. In 2004, he won gold at the Summer Olympics, and in 2008, won silver at the Summer Olympics.

4. James Brown

James Joseph Brown was born on May 3, 1933, in Barnwell, South Carolina, and lost his life on December 25, 2006.

He was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer, and bandleader.

He had 17 singles that reached No. 1 on the Billboard R&B charts and had the record for the most singles listed on the Billboard Hot 100 chart that did not reach No. 1.

5. Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ismail Ansari was born on February 23, 1983, in Columbia, South Carolina.

He is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer.

He is known for his roles in the NBC series "Parks and Recreation" (2009–2015) and "Master of None" (2015–).

In 2016, Aziz Ansari was included in the Time 100 list of most influential people.

6. Viola Davis

Viola Davis was born on August 11, 1965, in St. Matthews, South Carolina.

She is an American actress and producer.

In 2012 and 2017, she was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

The New York Times ranked her 9 on its list of "The 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century", in 2020.

7. Madison Iseman

Madison Iseman was born on February 14, 1997, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

She is an American actress.

She is mostly known for her roles in "Still the King" (2016), "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" (2017), "Jumanji: The Next Level" (2019), "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" (2018) and "Annabelle Comes Home" (2019).

8. Chris Rock

Christopher Julius Rock was born on February 7, 1965, in Andrews, South Carolina.

He is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director.

He was a cast member of Saturday Night Live in the early 1990s.

He is also known for his roles in "Down to Earth" (2001), "Head of State" (2003), "The Longest Yard" (2005), "Madagascar" (2005–2012), "Grown Ups" (2010), "Grown Ups 2" (2013), "Top Five" (2014) and "Everybody Hates Chris" (2005–2009).

9. Andie MacDowell

Rosalie Anderson MacDowell was born on April 21, 1958, in Gaffney, South Carolina.

She is an American actress and fashion model. 

She is mostly known for her roles in "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan", "Lord of the Apes", "Green Card: (1990), "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (1994), "Groundhog Day" (1993), "Short Cuts" (1993), "Michael" (1996), "Multiplicity" (1996), "Love After Love" (2017), and "Ready or Not" (2019).

10. Big Show

Paul Donald Wight II was born on February 8, 1972, in Aiken, South Carolina.

He is an American professional wrestler and actor.

Big Show is an in-ring performer for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and a commentator for its web television show, AEW Dark: Elevation, under his real name of Paul Wight.

Moreover, besides being a wrestler, he appeared in films and television series: "Jingle All the Way" (1996), "The Waterboy" (1998), "Star Trek: Enterprise", "Royal Pains", "Psych", "Burn Notice", "Knucklehead" and "The Big Show Show".

11. Beth Daniel

Beth Daniel was born on October 14, 1956, in Charleston, South Carolina.

She is an American professional golfer.

In 1979, Beth Daniel became a member of the LPGA Tour and she won 33 LPGA Tour events. Beth Daniel is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

12. Carl Edwards Jr.

Carl Fleming Edwards Jr. was on born September 3, 1991, in Newberry, South Carolina.

He is a free agent American professional baseball pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB).

Carl Edwards Jr. played in MLB for the Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, and Atlanta Braves.

13. Kevin Garnett

Kevin Maurice Garnett was born on May 19, 1976, in Greenville, South Carolina.

He is an American former professional basketball player. He played for 21 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Kevin Garnett is considered to be one of the greatest power forwards of all time, due to his intensity, defensive ability, and versatility.

Kevin Garnett is one of 5 NBA players that won the Most Valuable Player and the Defensive Player of the Year awards.

14. A. J. Green

Adriel Jeremiah Green was born on July 31, 1988, in Summerville, South Carolina.

He is an American football wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL).

In 2021, he signed with the Cardinals. When he left the Bengals, he was ranked second in franchise history, behind only Chad Johnson, in receiving yards, receiving touchdowns, and receptions.

15. Zion Williamson

Zion Lateef Williamson was born on July 6, 2000, in Salisbury, North Carolina.

He is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

In 2020, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. Zion Williamson is the 4th youngest NBA player to be selected to an All-Star game, in 2021.

What other celebrities do you know that were born in South Carolina?

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Sources:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Carolina
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chadwick_Boseman
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madelyn_Cline
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawn_Crawford
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Brown
  6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aziz_Ansari
  7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viola_Davis
  8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madison_Iseman
  9. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Rock
  10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andie_MacDowell
  11. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Show
  12. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beth_Daniel
  13. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Edwards_Jr.
  14. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Garnett
  15. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._J._Green
  16. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zion_Williamson

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