There are a ton of famous Actresses from North Carolina. These powerful and talented women star in some of the biggest blockbusters within the film industry.

Instagram is the perfect place to admire and envy the world’s biggest stars. You’ll find plenty of evidence of how good the good life is, from A-list movie stars to major musicians to professional ballplayers to comedians. However, the majority of these celebrities come from small towns and cities all over the country, rising to fame and fortune without ever having seen the bright lights of Hollywood.

Stacker compiled a list of actresses that were born in North Carolina from IMDb’s most popular list. Movie poster images are from OMDb. Keep reading to see which of your favorite actresses are from your home state.

  • Ava Gardner

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    Born: Grabtown, North Carolina, USA (12/24/1922)
    – Died: 1/25/1990

    Known for:
    — Maxine Faulk in “The Night of the Iguana” (1964)
    — Moira Davidson in “On the Beach” (1959)
    — Eloise Y. Kelly in “Mogambo” (1953)

  • Laya DeLeon Hayes

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    Born: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (6/22/2004)

    Known for:
    — Doc McStuffins in “Doc McStuffins” (2014-2020)
    — Nadine in “Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie” (2017)
    — Priya in “Liv and Maddie: Cali Style” (2016-2017)

  • Sharon Lawrence

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    Born: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (6/29/1961)

    Known for:
    — A.D.A. Sylvia Costas / A.D.A. Sylvia Costas-Sipowicz in “NYPD Blue” (1993-1999)
    — Margo in “Shameless” (2016-2019)
    — Brenda in “The Ranch” (2017)

  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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    Born: Rocky Mount, North Carolina, USA (11/28/1984)

    Known for:
    — Michelle in “10 Cloverfield Lane” (2016)
    — Ramona Flowers in “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” (2010)
    — Helena Bertinelli / The Huntress in “Birds of Prey” (2020)

  • Darby Camp

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    Born: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (7/14/2007)

    Known for:
    — Kate in “The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two” (2020)
    — Chloe Mackenzie in “Big Little Lies” (2017-2019)
    — Kate in “The Christmas Chronicles” (2018)

  • Margo Stilley

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    Born: Bear Creek, North Carolina, USA (11/20/1982)

    Known for:
    — Lisa in “9 Songs” (2004)
    — Ingrid in “How to Lose Friends & Alienate People” (2008)
    — Mischa in “The Trip” (2010)

  • Britt Robertson

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    Born: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (4/18/1990)

    Known for:
    — Casey Newton in “Tomorrowland” (2015)
    — Aubrey Miller in “The First Time” (2012)
    — Katie Kampenfelt in “Ask Me Anything” (2014)

  • Jaime Pressly

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    Born: Kinston, North Carolina, USA (7/30/1977)

    Known for:
    — Joy Turner in “My Name Is Earl” (2005-2009)
    — Priscilla in “Not Another Teen Movie” (2001)
    — Denise in “I Love You, Man” (2009)

  • Evan Rachel Wood

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    Born: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA (9/7/1987)

    Known for:
    — Tracy Freeland in “Thirteen” (2003)
    — Melody Celestine in “Whatever Works” (2009)
    — Dolores Abernathy in “Westworld” (2016-2022)

  • Julianne Moore

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    Born: Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA (12/3/1960)

    Known for:
    — Cathy Whitaker in “Far from Heaven” (2002)
    — Jules in “The Kids Are All Right” (2010)
    — Alice Howland in “Still Alice” (2014)

  • Chyler Leigh

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    Born: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (4/10/1982)

    Known for:
    — Janey Briggs in “Not Another Teen Movie” (2001)
    — Molly Reins in “Brake” (2012)
    — Alex Danvers / Sentinel / Supergirl in “Supergirl” (2015-2021)

  • Meredith Hagner

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    Born: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA (5/31/1987)

    Known for:
    — Portia Davenport in “Search Party” (2016-2022)
    — Katelyn Stuben in “Hits” (2014)
    — April’s Friend in “Irrational Man” (2015)

  • Bellamy Young

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    Born: Asheville, North Carolina, USA (2/19/1970)

    Known for:
    — Mellie Grant in “Scandal” (2012-2018)
    — Rachael in “Mission: Impossible III” (2006)
    — Catherine Metsker in “We Were Soldiers” (2002)

  • Jill Wagner

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    Born: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA (1/13/1979)

    Known for:
    — Polly Watt in “Splinter” (2008)
    — Stephanie Braven in “Braven” (2018)
    — Kate Argent in “Teen Wolf” (2011-2017)

  • Julianna Guill

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    Born: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA (7/7/1987)

    Known for:
    — Jessie Nevin in “The Resident” (2018-2019)
    — Stark’s Assistant in “Captain America: Civil War” (2016)
    — Becca Riley in “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” (2014-2018)

  • Jennifer Ehle

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    Born: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA (12/29/1969)

    Known for:
    — Jessica in “Zero Dark Thirty” (2012)
    — Vinnie Dickinson in “A Quiet Passion” (2016)
    — Kathy Jardine in “Little Men” (2016)

  • Ariana DeBose

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    Born: North Carolina, USA (1/25/1991)

    Known for:
    — Anita in “West Side Story” (2021)
    — Ensemble in “Hamilton” (2020)
    — Alyssa Greene in “The Prom” (2020)

  • Emily Procter

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    Born: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA (10/8/1968)

    Known for:
    — Debbie in “Leaving Las Vegas” (1995)
    — Calleigh Duquesne in “CSI: Miami” (2002-2012)
    — Leah Fuller in “Big Momma’s House 2” (2006)

  • Pam Grier

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    Born: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA (5/26/1949)

    Known for:
    — Jackie Brown in “Jackie Brown” (1997)
    — Commander Helena Braddock in “Ghosts of Mars” (2001)
    — Coffy in “Coffy” (1973)

  • Sierra McCormick

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    Born: Asheville, North Carolina, USA (10/28/1997)

    Known for:
    — Fay Crocker in “The Vast of Night” (2019)
    — Emma in “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (2007-2009)
    — Scarlett in “American Horror Stories” (2021)

  • Liz Vassey

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    Born: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA (8/9/1972)

    Known for:
    — Captain Liberty in “The Tick” (2001-2002)
    — Wendy Simms in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2005-2010)
    — Louise Davis in “Brotherly Love” (1995-1997)

  • Maddie Hasson

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    Born: Wilmington, North Carolina, USA (1/4/1995)

    Known for:
    — Chloe in “God Bless America” (2011)
    — Jo Masterson in “Twisted” (2013-2014)
    — Sydney Lake in “Malignant” (2021)

  • Eartha Kitt

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    Born: North, South Carolina, USA (1/17/1927)
    – Died: 12/25/2008

    Known for:
    — Yzma in “The Emperor’s New Groove” (2000)
    — Madame Zeroni in “Holes” (2003)
    — Lady Eloise in “Boomerang” (1992)

  • Jackée Harry

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    Born: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA (8/14/1956)

    Known for:
    — Sandra Clark in “227” (1985-1989)
    — Lisa Landry in “Sister, Sister” (1994-1999)
    — Julie Benson in “Ladybugs” (1992)

  • Corinne Bohrer

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    Born: Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, USA (10/18/1958)

    Known for:
    — Laura in “Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol” (1987)
    — Anna Rudolph in “Big Eden” (2000)
    — Prank / Zoey Clark in “The Flash” (1991)

  • Lexi DiBenedetto

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    Born: Carolina Beach, North Carolina, USA (3/21/1999)

    Known for:
    — Simmi Johnson in “Grey’s Anatomy” (2013)
    — Daughter in “Martyrs” (2015)
    — Ashley in “Love Is All You Need?” (2012)

  • Kathryn Grayson

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    Born: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA (2/9/1922)
    Died: 2/17/2010

    Known for:
    — Lilli Vanessi ‘Katherine’ in “Kiss Me Kate” (1953)
    — Magnolia Hawks in “Show Boat” (1951)
    — Abigail Chandler in “Two Sisters from Boston” (1946)

  • Crystal Fox

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    Born: Tryon, North Carolina, USA (not available)

    Known for:
    — Katie Bell in “Driving Miss Daisy” (1989)
    — Officer LuAnn Corbin / Cpl. Luann Corbin / Officer Luann Corbin / Sgt. LuAnn Corbin / Sgt. Luann Corbin / Cpl. LuAnn Corbin / Luann Corbin / Officer Luanne Corbin in “In the Heat of the Night” (1989-1995)
    — Hanna Young in “The Haves and the Have Nots” (2013-2021)

  • Rhoda Griffis

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    Born: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA (1/9/1965)

    Known for:
    — Beth in “The Blind Side” (2009)
    — Rikki Coleman in “Runaway Jury” (2003)
    — Five and Dime Manager in “Walk the Line” (2005)

  • Ashley Fliehr

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    Born: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (4/5/1986)

    Known for:
    — Charlotte Flair / Charlotte / Self – Audience Member in “WWE Raw” (2004-2021)
    — Charlotte Flair in “Punky Brewster” (2021)
    — Heather Rockrear in “Psych: The Movie” (2017)

  • Anna Wood

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    Born: Mt. Airy, North Carolina, USA (12/30/1985)

    Known for:
    — Monica in “Chronicle” (2012)
    — Julianna in “The Following” (2015)
    — Young Sarah Walker in “Brothers & Sisters” (2010)

  • Madison Bailey

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    Born: North Carolina, USA (1/29/1999)

    Known for:
    — Kiara in “Outer Banks” (2020-2021)
    — Wendy Hernandez in “Black Lightning” (2018-2019)
    — Carla (segment “The Man in the Suitcase”) in “Creepshow” (2019)

  • Laurel Holloman

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    Born: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA (5/23/1971)

    Known for:
    — Tina Kennard in “The L Word” (2004-2009)
    — Randy Dean in “The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love” (1995)
    — Sheryl Lynn in “Boogie Nights” (1997)

  • Debbi Morgan

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    Born: Dunn, North Carolina, USA (9/20/1951)

    Known for:
    — Mozelle Batiste Delacroix in “Eve’s Bayou” (1997)
    — Mae Thelma in “The Hurricane” (1999)
    — Dr. Angie Baxter Hubbard / Dr. Angie Baxter / Angie Baxter Hubbard / Angie Baxter / Angie Hubbard / Dr. Anti Baxter Hubbard in “All My Children” (1982-2011)

  • Judith Scott

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    Born: Fort Bragg, North Carolina, USA (not available)

    Known for:
    — Marilyn Jones in “Guess Who” (2005)
    — Resident in “Fracture” (2007)
    — Estella in “Flightplan” (2005)

  • Anita Morris

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    Born: Durham, North Carolina, USA (3/14/1943)
    Died: 3/2/1994

    Known for:
    — Carol in “Ruthless People” (1986)
    — Claudette Katsenback in “Radioland Murders” (1994)
    — Dido Lament in “Absolute Beginners” (1986)

  • Donna W. Scott

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    Born: North Carolina, USA (not available)

    Known for:
    — Beth in “Deja Vu” (2006)
    — Barbara in “Water for Elephants” (2011)
    — Agent Dina Wilson in “Domino” (2005)

  • Austin Highsmith Garces

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    Born: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA (3/31/1981)

    Known for:
    — Phoebe in “Dolphin Tale” (2011)
    — Kristen Lang in “Scream: The TV Series” (2016)
    — Kristin in “Criminal Minds” (2010)

  • Samantha Esteban

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    Born: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (10/25/1979)

    Known for:
    — Letty in “Harsh Times” (2005)
    — Maria Lopez in “Saved by the Bell: The New Class” (1995-2000)
    — Letty in “Training Day” (2001)

  • Anne Jeffreys

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    Born: Goldsboro, North Carolina, USA (1/26/1923)
    Died: 9/27/2017

    Known for:
    — Maxine Manning in “Riffraff” (1947)
    — Helen Rogers in “Dillinger” (1945)
    — Tess Trueheart in “Dick Tracy vs. Cueball” (1946)

  • Sonya Wilde

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    Born: Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA (11/2/1937)

    Known for:
    — Bernice Lee / Lila Brownell in “I Passed for White” (1960)
    — Tani in “Gunslinger” (1961)
    — Caroline in “The Americans” (1961)

  • Fortune Feimster

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    Born: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (7/1/1980)

    Known for:
    — Colette Kimball-Kinney in “The Mindy Project” (2015-2017)
    — Lonny in “Office Christmas Party” (2016)
    — Writer in “Fortune Feimster: Sweet & Salty” (2020)

  • Lee Purcell

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    Born: Cherry Point, North Carolina, USA (6/15/1947)

    Known for:
    — Mabel Ritter in “JL Ranch” (2016)
    — Francine Gingerfield in “Kids vs Monsters” (2015)
    — Beth Brent in “Valley Girl” (1983)

  • Briana Venskus

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    Born: Wilmington, North Carolina, USA (8/19/1984)

    Known for:
    — Tommy in “Sorry for Your Loss” (2019)
    — Beatrice in “The Walking Dead” (2016-2020)
    — Billie in “Grace and Frankie” (2016)

  • Madisyn Shipman

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    Born: Kings Mountain, North Carolina, USA (11/20/2002)

    Known for:
    — Violet in “The Peanuts Movie” (2015)
    — Kenzie Bell in “Game Shakers” (2015-2019)
    — Flora in “Red Ruby” (2019-2021)

  • Brooke Sorenson

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    Born: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (7/13/1999)

    Known for:
    — Tammy LaFontaine in “Modern Family” (2014-2015)
    — Violet in “Austin & Ally” (2015)
    — Kim Lomack in “Unearth” (2020)

  • Mackenzie Mauzy

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    Born: Greensboro, North Carolina, USA (10/14/1988)

    Known for:
    — Rapunzel in “Into the Woods” (2014)
    — Abigail / Abigail Morgan in “Forever” (2014-2015)
    — Linda Kasabian in “Manson’s Lost Girls” (2016)