Famous actresses from South Carolina

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July 28, 2022
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Famous actresses from South Carolina

Anyone who wants to admire and envy the world's biggest stars needs only to look on Instagram. From A-list movie stars and major musicians to pro ball players and comedians who landed their own sitcoms, there's no shortage of evidence of just how good the good life is. They post pictures of themselves with other big shots on rooftop bars, at exclusive clubs, at backstage parties, and at restaurants where regular people can't get a reservation.

But the vast majority of these celebrities were born and raised outside of Hollywood, finding their way to the bright lights and big money of superstardom from obscure beginnings in regular small towns and cities across the country.

Stacker compiled a list of actresses that were born in South 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.

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Kelsey Asbille

- Born: Columbia, South Carolina, USA (9/9/1991)
- Known for:
--- Swanee Capps in "Fargo" (2020)
--- Monica Dutton in "Yellowstone" (2018-2021)
--- Natalie in "Wind River" (2017)
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Andie MacDowell

- Born: Gaffney, South Carolina, USA (4/21/1958)
- Known for:
--- Rita in "Groundhog Day" (1993)
--- Ann in "Sex, Lies, and Videotape" (1989)
--- Carrie - Wedding One in "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (1994)
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Madison Iseman

- Born: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA (2/14/1997)
- Known for:
--- Young Bethany in "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" (2017)
--- Mary Ellen in "Annabelle Comes Home" (2019)
--- Bethany in "Jumanji: The Next Level" (2019)
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Mary-Louise Parker

- Born: Fort Jackson, South Carolina, USA (8/2/1964)
- Known for:
--- Nancy Botwin in "Weeds" (2005-2012)
--- Sarah Ross in "RED" (2010)
--- Proctor in "R.I.P.D." (2013)
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Jaimie Alexander

- Born: Columbia, South Carolina, USA (3/12/1984)
- Known for:
--- Sif in "Thor" (2011)
--- Sif in "Thor: The Dark World" (2013)
--- Sarah Torrance in "The Last Stand" (2013)

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Madelyn Cline

- Born: Charleston, South Carolina, USA (12/21/1997)
- Known for:
--- Chloe in "Boy Erased" (2018)
--- Sarah Cameron in "Outer Banks" (2020-2021)
--- Tina in "Stranger Things" (2017)
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Viola Davis

- Born: St. Matthews, South Carolina, USA (8/11/1965)
- Known for:
--- Rose Maxson in "Fences" (2016)
--- Aibileen Clark in "The Help" (2011)
--- Veronica in "Widows" (2018)
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Shawnee Smith

- Born: Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA (7/3/1969)
- Known for:
--- Meg Penny in "The Blob" (1988)
--- Amanda Young in "Saw III" (2006)
--- Amanda in "Saw II" (2005)
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Anna Camp

- Born: Aiken, South Carolina, USA (9/27/1982)
- Known for:
--- Aubrey in "Pitch Perfect" 2012
--- Jolene French in "The Help" 2011
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Jessica Stroup

- Born: Anderson, South Carolina, USA (10/23/1986)
- Known for:
--- Amber in "The Hills Have Eyes 2" (2007)
--- Claire in "Prom Night" (2008)
--- Tracy in "Ted" (2012)

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Bobbie Phillips

- Born: Charleston, South Carolina, USA (1/29/1968)
- Known for:
--- Elizabeth in "The Gandhi Murder" (2019)
--- Kam in "Chameleon" (1998)
--- Self in "Chinese Hercules: The Bolo Yeung Story"
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Teyonah Parris

- Born: Hopkins, South Carolina, USA (9/22/1987)
- Known for:
--- Colandrea 'Coco' Conners in "Dear White People" (2014)
--- Lysistrata in "Chi-Raq" (2015)
--- Ernestine Rivers in "If Beale Street Could Talk" (2018)
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Eartha Kitt

- 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)
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Wrenn Schmidt

- Born: Lexington, South Carolina, USA (2/18/1983)
- Known for:
--- Diane Marsh in "The Looming Tower" (2018)
--- Bobbie Jett in "I Saw the Light" (2015)
--- Margo Madison in "For All Mankind" (2019-2022)
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Shanola Hampton

- Born: Charleston, South Carolina, USA (5/27/1977)
- Known for:
--- Veronica Fisher in "Shameless" (2011-2021)
--- Tammy in "You Again" (2010)
--- Kalindra Stepney in "Things Never Said" (2013)

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Sadie Stanley

- Born: Columbia, South Carolina, USA (11/15/2001)
- Known for:
--- Dani Brooks in "Untitled Ray Romano Film"
--- Brea Bee in "The Goldbergs" (2020-2022)
--- Parker in "Dead to Me" (2020)
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Allison Munn

- Born: Columbia, South Carolina, USA (10/7/1974)
- Known for:
--- Hannah in "White Oleander" (2002)
--- Desk Clerk Charlotte in "Elizabethtown" (2005)
--- Tina Haven in "What I Like About You" (2003-2006)
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Lauren Hutton

- Born: Charleston, South Carolina, USA (11/17/1943)
- Known for:
--- Michelle in "American Gigolo" (1980)
--- Countess in "Once Bitten" (1985)
--- Liz Vangelder in "54" (1998)
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Missy Crider

- Born: Columbia, South Carolina, USA (6/13/1974)
- Known for:
--- Serena Foster in "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2016)
--- Leanne Chapman in "Criminal Minds" (2013)
--- Waitress at Winkies in "Mulholland Drive" (2001)
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Patina Miller

- Born: Pageland, South Carolina, USA (11/6/1984)
- Known for:
--- Commander Paylor in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" (2015)
--- Commander Paylor in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" (2014)
--- Daisy Grant in "Madam Secretary" (2014-2019)

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Mackenzie Rosman

- Born: Charleston, South Carolina, USA (12/28/1989)
- Known for:
--- Ruthie Camden in "7th Heaven" (1996-2007)
--- Deb in "Beneath" (2013)
--- Rowena in "Nightcomer" (2013)
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Nadia Alexander

- Born: Columbia, South Carolina, USA (4/5/1994)
- Known for:
--- Melissa Bowman in "Blame" (2017)
--- Mina in "The Dark" (2018)
--- Adult Phoebe (19) in "The Sinner" (2017)
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Celia Weston

- Born: Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA (12/14/1951)
- Known for:
--- Mrs. Krensler in "Hulk" (2003)
--- Molly in "Knight and Day" (2010)
--- Katie Grinnel in "In the Bedroom" (2001)
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Coco Jones

- Born: Columbia, South Carolina, USA (1/4/1998)
- Known for:
--- Rita in "Vampires vs. the Bronx" (2020)
--- Kelsey in "Good Luck Charlie" (2012-2013)
--- Ava Moore in "Flock of Four" (2017)
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Kyla Kenedy

- Born: Charleston, South Carolina, USA (2/4/2003)
- Known for:
--- Mika Samuels in "The Walking Dead" (2013-2015)
--- Brianna in "The Night Shift" (2016-2017)
--- Dylan DiMeo in "Speechless" (2016-2019)

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Judith Chapman

- Born: Greenville, South Carolina, USA (11/15/1951)
- Known for:
--- Gloria Simmons / Gloria Simmons Bardwell / Gloria Simmons Abbott / Gloria Baldwin Fisher Abbott Bardwell in "The Young and the Restless" (2005-2021)
--- Judy's Mother in "The Sweetest Thing" (2002)
--- Deirdre in Soap Opera Cast in "28 Days" (2000)
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Monique Coleman

- Born: Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA (11/13/1980)
- Known for:
--- Taylor McKessie in "High School Musical" 2006
--- Producer in "Gimme Mo" 2018
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Elizabeth MacRae

- Born: Columbia, South Carolina, USA (2/22/1936)
- Known for:
--- Meredith in "The Conversation" (1974)
--- Meg Bentley #2 (1969-1970, 1972-1973) in "General Hospital" (1963)
--- Susie Penrose in "Everything's Ducky" (1961)
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Sylvia Jefferies

- Born: Greenwood, South Carolina, USA (8/14/1969)
- Known for:
--- Once Beautiful Woman in "Shaft" (2019)
--- Jolene Barnes / Young Jolene in "Nashville" (2012-2018)
--- Barbara in "Christmas in Homestead" (2016)
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Bettye Ackerman

- Born: Cottageville, South Carolina, USA (2/28/1924)
- Died: 11/1/2006
- Known for:
--- Dr. Maggie Graham / Maggie Graham in "Ben Casey" (1961-1966)
--- Betty in "Studio One" (1955)
--- Constance MacKenzie #1 (1972) in "Return to Peyton Place" (1972)

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Angell Conwell

- Born: Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA (8/2/1983)
- Known for:
--- Leslie Michaelson / Leslie Michaelson Shelby / Leslie in "The Young and the Restless" (2010-2019)
--- Kim in "Baby Boy" (2001)
--- Antoinette in "The Wash" (2001)
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Ann Savage

- Born: Columbia, South Carolina, USA (2/19/1921)
- Died: 12/25/2008
- Known for:
--- Vera in "Detour" (1945)
--- Mother in "My Winnipeg" (2007)
--- Jean Shelby in "Renegade Girl" (1946)
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Pamela McMyler

- Born: South Carolina, USA (11/9/1943)
- Known for:
--- Laurie's Mother in "Halloween II" (1981)
--- Sallie Chisum in "Chisum" (1970)
--- Betty Howell in "The Waltons" (1981)
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Chryssie Whitehead

- Born: South Carolina, USA (not available)
- Known for:
--- Kathy in "Company" (2011)
--- Rachel Phipps in "Revenge of the Bridesmaids" (2010)
--- Claire Donovan in "Warehouse 13" (2014)
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Margaret Anne Florence

- Born: Charleston, South Carolina, USA (12/8/1978)
- Known for:
--- Marion Keisker in "Sun Records" (2017)
--- Shapely Bartender in "My Super Ex-Girlfriend" (2006)
--- Becky in "Inside Amy Schumer" (2013)

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Mabel King

- Born: Charleston, South Carolina, USA (12/25/1932)
- Died: 11/9/1999
- Known for:
--- Mother in "The Jerk" (1979)
--- Evillene in "The Wiz" (1978)
--- Mabel 'Mama' Thomas in "What's Happening!!" (1976-1978)
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Julianne Morris

- Born: Columbia, South Carolina, USA (5/8/1968)
- Known for:
--- Rumina in "The Adventures of Sinbad" (1996-1997)
--- Greta Von Amberg / Swamp Girl in "Days of Our Lives" (1998-2002)
--- Melissa Morrison in "L.A. Heat" (1999)
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Virginia Capers

- Born: Sumter, South Carolina, USA (9/22/1925)
- Died: 5/6/2004
- Known for:
--- Cora Mae, Secretary in "Howard the Duck" (1986)
--- Florence Sparrow in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986)
--- Delilah in "Big Jake" (1971)
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Patty Shepard

- Born: Greenville, South Carolina, USA (10/1/1945)
- Died: 1/3/2013
- Known for:
--- Gertrude Stein in "Rest in Pieces" (1987)
--- Liza in "Watch Out, We're Mad" (1974)
--- Paola Rossi, the teacher in "My Dear Killer" (1972)
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Linara Washington

- Born: Beaufort, South Carolina, USA (8/28/1977)
- Known for:
--- Gretchen McKay in "Grey's Anatomy" (2016)
--- Hooker in "Killing Them Softly" (2012)
--- Lucy Waters in "Kings of the Evening" (2008)

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Evelyn McGee

- Born: Charleston, South Carolina, USA (7/23/1963)
- Known for:
--- Laketown Spy in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" (2013)
--- Clair Noblet in "Strangers with Candy" (2005)
--- Booker / Correspondent in "Alpha House" (2014)
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Lauren Hill

- Born: Columbia, South Carolina, USA (6/27/1979)
- Known for:
--- Angelic Girl in "Heavyweights" (1995)
--- Amberette in "Sex and Death 101" (2007)
--- Young Ally in "Made in Heaven" (1987)
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Nancy O'Dell

- Born: Sumter, South Carolina, USA (2/25/1966)
- Known for:
--- Female Reporter in "Scream 3" (2000)
--- Nancy Humphries O'Dell in "Thank You for Smoking" (2005)
--- TV Host in "Scream 4" (2011)
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Florence Lake

- Born: Charleston, South Carolina, USA (11/27/1904)
- Died: 4/11/1980
- Known for:
--- Miss Caroline Mitford in "Secret Service" (1931)
--- Florence Kennedy in "Quiet Please!" (1933)
--- Florence Kennedy - Edgar's Wife in "Wrong Direction" (1934)
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Elsa Raven

- Born: Charleston, South Carolina, USA (9/21/1929)
- Died: 11/2/2020
- Known for:
--- Clocktower Lady in "Back to the Future" (1985)
--- Mrs. Townsend in "The Amityville Horror" (1979)
--- Ida Straus in "Titanic" (1997)

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Caite Upton

- Born: Lexington, South Carolina, USA (3/27/1989)
- Known for:
--- Tara Smith in "Neron" (2016)
--- Rachael in "Holliston" (2013)
--- Secretary in "Funny or Die Presents..." (2011)

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