Famous People From Raleigh, North Carolina

famous people from raleigh north carolinaPeople love to be associated with successful celebrities simply because it puts them in the limelight. Similarly, cities became famous mainly for being homes to great celebrities on earth. Raleigh cannot claim a very high spot on the list of cities that has produced celebrities. However, it is among the cities that have a considerably large number of very famous people. Below is a list of top 5 famous people from Raleigh.

Top 5 Celebrities from Raleigh, NC

  • Evan Rachel Wood

    Evan Rachael Wood goes by the nickname Evie and was born on 7th, September 1987 in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is daughter to Ira David Wood III, a writer, theater actor and director and Sara Wood, an actress and as well. Evie acclaimed fame in her role as Stephanie, and estranged daughter to Mickey Rourke in the TV series The Wrester. She has enjoyed success in TV roles since her relocation to Los Angeles. Evan Rachel Wood has featured in Practical Magic (1998), Thirteen (2013) and the comedy S1m0ne. She is the recipient of a Golden Globe and Emmy nomination award as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie following her performance in Mildred Pierce (2011). Her appearance in several TV series has made her one of the most famous people born in Raleigh.

  • Michael C. Hall

    Michael C. Hall was born on 1st February 1971. His father William Carlyle Hall worked at IBM and his mother, Janice, was a guiding and counselor. Michael has a masters in Fine Arts NYU and acclaims his fame from the TV series Dexter where he featured as Morgan Dexter. He also garnered several fans from Six feet under as David Fisher. Michael is a recipient of 1 global award, 12 other awards and over 50 nominations making him one of the most famous people from Raleigh. Michael can be seen at some of the local bars from time to time.

  • Clay Aiken

    Clay Aiken is was born on 30th November 1978 in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is an actor, singer, philanthropist, songwriter, author, politician and TV personality. In 2004, he was a nominee of the Democratic Party in North Carolina 2nd congressional district election. Clay has gained fame for his role as Sir Robin in Spamalot, his New York bestselling publication Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life’, UNICEF ambassadorship and recording with labels such as RCA and Decca and most importantly as an American Idol finalist. If you want to feel like a celebrity for a night, hire a Raleigh limo service or party bus rental and take the night by storm

  • Peyton Reed

    Reed was born on 3rd July 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is a director and a producer but his fame arises from his role as Ant man (2015), the break up (2006) and Yes man (2008).

  • Emily Procter

    Emily Mallory Procter was born on 8th October 1968 in Raleigh, North Carolina. She grew up and went to school in Raleigh. Emily is famously known as an actress. She played Ainsley Hayes in NBCs. The West Wing and Caleigh Duquesne in CBSs CSI Miami. She was also a recurring actress in USA Networks White Collar. Emily has 1 child and is married to Paul Bryan.

Besides the 5 mentioned, there are many other famous people from Raleigh. There are also famous people who reside in Raleigh and have been raised from there but are not natives. If you want to take a tour of celebrity homes in Raliegh book a motor coach and tell all your friends to jump onboard!