Many celebs hail from Charlotte, North Carolina. From award-winning actors and screenwriters, to professional athletes and writers, many famous people call Charlotte home. Listed below are 10 of the most famous people from Charlotte.
1. Chyler Leigh
Chyler Leigh, a film and television actress, was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and is best known for playing the role of Dr. Lexie Grey on the award-winning medical drama "Grey's Anatomy."
2. Jim Rash
Jim Rash, born in Charlotte, North Carolina, is an actor, comedian, screenwriter and director. He's best known for playing the role of Dean Craig Pelton on the hit sitcom "Community." In 2012, Rash won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for "The Descendants."
3. Melendy Britt
Charlotte-born Melendy Britt is a television actress and voiceover artist. Britt voiced the characters of Gran Gran from the cartoon series "Avatar: The Last Airbender" and She-Ra from the cartoon series "She-Ra: Princess of Power."
4. Billy Graham
Billy Graham, Jr. was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and was a world-famous evangelical Christian evangelist and author. Graham's sermons were broadcast on television and radio for more than 40 years, and some are still being broadcast today.
5. Britt Robertson
Britt Robertson, born in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a film and television actress. A few of her notable films include "Dan in Real Life," "The Longest Ride" and "Tomorrowland."
6. Brian Huskey
Charlotte-born Brian Huskey is an actor, comedian and writer. He's best known for playing the role of a correspondent on The Onion News Network.
7. Charlotte Flair
Charlotte Flair, a professional wrestler, was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and is currently the WWE Women's Champion in her first reign. In 2014, Pro Wrestling Illustrated named Flair "Rookie of the Year."
8. Berlinda Tolbert
Berlinda Tolbert was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and is a film and television actress. She's best known for playing the role of Jenny Willis Jefferson on the hit television sitcom "The Jeffersons." A few films Tolbert has appeared in include "Harlem Nights," "Goodfellas" and "Patriot Games."
9. Micah Parker
Micah Parker, born in Charlotte, North Carolina, is an actor and writer. A couple of his notable films include "Wait" and "Lola Versus." Parker also played the role of Adrian on the hit television series "The Vampire Diaries."
10. Sharon Lawrence
Charlotte-born Sharon Lawrence is an award-winning actress and singer. She's best known for playing the role of Sylvia Costas Sipowicz in the hit drama series "NYPD Blue." Lawrence has also appeared on the hit television series "Monk" and "Desperate Housewives."