North Carolina actors to keep an eye on

by Redheadncchick | created - 22 Jan 2014 | updated - 06 Oct 2016 | Public

This is a list of actors that are successful in North Carolina. Keep an eye out as some may be heading or already headed to NYC, Atlanta, and LA acting scenes! Or hopefully they will stay in NC and keep the acting scene real! This list is in no particular order.

1. Anna Wood

Actress | Chronicle

Anna Wood was born on December 30, 1985 in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, USA as Anna Elizabeth Wood. She is an actress, known for Chronicle (2012), The Following (2013) and Nice Guy Johnny (2010). She has been married to Dane DeHaan since June 30, 2012. They have one child.

2. Jeff Stultz

Actor | Home Run

Jeff Stultz grew up in Fayetteville, NC.

For 15 years he was a member of two different motorcycle gangs, living all over the country, in and out of jail. He was an alcoholic and a drug addict. Jeff was also an extremely violent person. He then turned to crack cocaine for a total of six years, living...

3. Rob Springer

Actor | The Oval

Rob is an Atlanta-based actor, producer, cinematographer and director.

His on-camera and crew career started in 1987 in New York City. A stint at CBS Sports lead to the position of studio manager at one of NYC's top acting schools. There for five years, Rob also pursued NYC acting, improvisation and...

4. Darren W. Conrad

Producer | The Valley Road

Darren Walker Conrad, an Award Winning Filmmaker, was born on 10 February 1968; to Darryl Walker Conrad and Sarah Gail Phillips, in the small southern town of Gastonia, North Carolina. Darren's Father was an All American Football Player who's shot in the NFL was stopped short by knee injuries. ...

5. Joshua C. Allen

Actor | Jacob's Ladder

Joshua C. Allen is an up-and-coming actor. Born in California and raised in Florida for most of his life, Joshua began to fall in love with the acting craft. Determined to make it happen, he started the audition process on his own at the age of 14. He would look at newspaper ads, anything, to find ...

6. Tim Ross

Actor | The Vampire Diaries

Tim Ross was born in Miami Florida to a Cuban mother and Scots/Irish heritage father. He began his career as a dancer but quickly moved into Equity level regional theatre around the country. With the rise of indie films, Tim transitioned again doing a majority of film and television work, appearing...

7. Elijah Chester

Actor | Lincoln

As an actor, and Grammy & Dove Award winner...this North Carolina boy has been performing professionally since the age of 10, where he appeared alongside Broadway stars Jason Graae and Chita Rivera. That's all it took to convince him that the stage and eventually the screen was his passion.

His ...

8. Vanessa Ore

Actress | Imperium

Vanessa Ore is an actress and producer, known for Imperium (2016), The Vampire Diaries (2009) and FBI: Criminal Pursuit (2011).

9. David Schifter

Actor | Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

David Schifter is a versatile American actor seen in the semi-recurring role of Detective J.D. Walker on ID Discovery Channel's "Lt. Kenda: Homicide Hunter," and Tyler Perry's "The Have & Have Nots." He began life in front of the camera as a teenager as host of New York cable TV's show "Spotlight ...

10. Carla Mahaffee

Actress | The Detour

Carla Stanley has played roles from ditsy comedic, to type-A corporate, to drug addicted mom and has the ability to submerge herself in various situations as an actress. She most recently had a recurring role in HBO's Vice Principals, and a part in the new TBS comedy, The Detour.

Carla studied ...

11. Matthew Warzel

Actor | The Nice Guys

Matt wrote, financed, produced and acted as lead in his first independent feature, Dale Archdale set to release Winter '14. They were honored to have been able to land adult film star Ron Jeremy for the role of Dale Archdale's father, Emmanuel Archdale. And yes, Ron does keep his pants on.

12. Jenique Bennett

Actress | The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

Jenique Bennett is an actress and writer, known for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014), Beautifully Insecure (2017) and Bolden (2019).

13. Candace Blanchard

Actress | Masterminds

Candace is a native of North Carolina. She began her career in corporate America and realized the business world was not for her. Candace worked for several years as a lifestyle model working throughout the Southeast. She started working in TV commercials and quickly added TV and film acting to her...

14. Dottie Davis

Actress | A Short History of Decay

Dottie Davis is an actress and model based out of the Southeast. Dottie has received training for stage and on camera performance at The Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute in New York, and has Bachelor's Degree in Theater from UNC Wilmington. She has also been involved behind the scenes as a ...

15. Toochukwu T.C. Anyachonkeya

Actor | Iron Man Three

Born in Nigeria and raised in North Carolina. He is an actor and model. T.C. served in the United States Marine Corps, while going to college where he began modeling for fashion shows on campus. He has a bachelors in Art and a published poetry book.

16. Crystal Nichol

Actress | We're the Millers

Crystal Nichol is an actress, known for We're the Millers (2013) and Face Off (2011).

17. Ashley Bratcher

Actress | Unplanned

Ashley Bratcher is most recognized for her breakout role as the star of the box office hit, Unplanned (2019), the inspiring true story that chronicles the transformation of a Planned Parenthood clinic director to pro-life advocate. Ashley was born and raised in a small southern town in eastern ...

18. April Vickery

Actress | Son of Clowns

April Vickery is known for her work on Son of Clowns (2016), Two-Eleven (2015) and The Struggle Is Real (2015).

19. Kelli-Anne Harris

Actress | Burnt Bridges

Kelli-Anne Harris was born on October 31, 1987 and raised in Trenton, North Carolina. Kelli-Anne is best known for her roles as Angelica in The Struggle is Real(2015)and as Serena in Beneath the Old Dark House: The Bride(2015). Kelli-Anne started her career in 2012 when she worked her first film ...

20. John Henry Scott

Actor | American Gothic

John Henry Scott was born in North Carolina. As a teen, John began a quest to be an entertainer. Through the years he has been a radio/TV personality, finally retiring from morning radio shows in 2008 after 45 years on the air. He was a touring musician as bassist with award winning Cajun band, ...

21. Jeff Kidd

Actor | Texas Rein

Jeff grew up in Charlotte NC. He was a championship swimmer and all around athlete. Extreme sports are a favorite of his and he is a black diamond Snow Skier, an avid Surfer and an Expert Horseman. He attended U.N.C. Charlotte and is a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Jeff sold Real Estate in ...

22. Tom Gore

Actor | The Last Airbnb

Born and raised in Newport RI. of Irish heritage, he realized from an early age that he enjoyed entertaining people with his off beat sense of humor. His first acting experience came as a high school freshman when he performed in a school play. He immediately fell in love with the entire theater ...

23. Matt McHugh

Actor | Stolen

Matt McHugh is an American actor from Rochester, NY, known for Under The Dome (2013) Halt and Catch Fire (2014) and Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016). Film Festival Award winning short films include: The Buck Johnson Story (2010) The Low Road (2013) and McDuffy: The Urban Eagle (2013) McHugh ...

24. Kent West

Actor | Dagko na Tawo

Kent West is known for his work on Dagko na Tawo (2018), The Brannigan Account (2015) and The Penthouse (2020).

25. Levi Erik

Actor | Bessie

Levi Erik is known for his work on Bessie (2015) and About Him 2: The Revolution (2017).

26. John Mazza

Producer | Kill Giggles

John Mazza is a producer and actor, known for Kill Giggles, First Kiss (2017) and A Slight Indiscretion (2017).

27. Teisha Speight

Actress | Atlanta

Teisha Speight was born in Wilson, NC. She and her younger brother were raised by their mother who at a young age placed Teisha in gymnastics and cheer-leading. At the age of 14, she became involved in school sports, specifically soccer and cheer-leading, which she continued on into high school. An...

28. Heather Gilliland

Actress | The Inspectors

Heather Gilliland was born as Heather Anne Gilliland. She is an actress and writer, known for The Inspectors (2015), Halt and Catch Fire (2014) and Sleepy Hollow (2013).

29. Zach Pappas

Actor | The Conjuring

Zach Pappas is an actor and director, known for The Conjuring (2013), Gun to Your Head (2018) and Glue! (2018).

30. Lee Norris

Actor | Zodiac

Lee Norris was born on September 25, 1981 in Greenville, North Carolina, USA as Lee Michael Norris. He is an actor, known for Zodiac (2007), Gone Girl (2014) and One Tree Hill (2003). He has been married to Andrea Norris since September 10, 2011.

31. Brett Claywell

Actor | One Tree Hill

Brett Claywell was born on April 11, 1978 in North Carolina, USA as Brett Quillen Claywell. He is an actor and producer, known for One Tree Hill (2003), One Life to Live (1968) and Dollhouse (2009).

32. Michael Rosander

Actor | Under the Dome

Michael Rosander was born in North Carolina to parents Ken & Terri on the March 10th 1982, he got married to Caitlyn Rosander on the 5th September 2008 and the two have a daughter Sydney who was born on the August 5th 2015. He also two brother Steven and Kenny Rosander. Michael is an American actor...

33. Anthony Reynolds

Actor | The Hunger Games

Anthony Reynolds is an American film, television and theatre actor known for his work as a character actor playing authoritative roles as law enforcement officers, federal agents and military officials. Gravitating toward the character actors in the movies of his childhood, Anthony aspired to be a ...

34. Myke Holmes

Actor | The Walking Dead

Myke Holmes is an American actor known for his work on The Walking Dead (2016), House of Cards (2016) and The Longest Ride (2015).

He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Northern Illinois University where he studied under master acting teacher Kathryn Gately.

Myke also studied at the ...

35. Logan Siu

Actor | The Darkest Minds

Logan Siu is an actor, known for The Darkest Minds (2018), Blood Done Sign My Name (2010) and The Squeeze (2015).

36. Rebecca Hope

Actress | Six

Rebecca was born in Philadelphia, PA and raised on the eastern shore of Maryland and the Southside of Maui. With roots in theatre and dance, her transition into film began in Wilmington, NC where she majored in theatre at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. There, she starred in several...

37. Samantha Mills

Actress | Bombshell Bloodbath

Born in North Carolina, Samantha discovered the world of acting after enrolling into a drama class during her first year of middle school. With this, she found an instant love for the art. Growing up, she continued to partake in drama classes until she graduated from high school.

Shortly thereafter,...

38. Tiffany LeShai McMinn

Actress | Strike the Tent

Tiffany LeShai McMinn is known for her work on The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams (2005), The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999) and The Mill (2008).

39. Maggie Batson

Actress | Killing Winston Jones

Maggie Batson is an actress, known for Killing Winston Jones, Partners (2016) and OK Go: I'm Not Through (2013).

40. Don A. King

Actor | Lovecraft Country

Don A. King is an actor and producer, known for Lovecraft Country (2019), Shots Fired (2017) and In Dubious Battle (2016).

41. Shaun O'Rourke

Actor | Traded

Shaun O'Rourke was born on April 22, 1975 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on Traded (2016), Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012) and We're the Millers (2013).

42. Elizabeth Becka

Actress | Ozark

Elizabeth (Beth) Becka's professional career includes directing or playing leading and supporting roles in over 40 theatrical productions from Off-Broadway in NYC to Regional Theatre and multiple film and television projects on both coasts. Beth has extensive voice over experience and, as a ...

43. Wendy C. Reavis

Actress | The Famulus Game

Wendy C. Reavis is an actress and producer, known for The Famulus Game, The 8th Woman and Sanctuary; Quite a Conundrum (2012).

Has quite a few productions coming up this spring.

44. Randy Grazio

Paper Towns

Randy Grazio is known for his work on Paper Towns (2015), Loving (2016) and Max Steel (2016).

45. Zach Hanner

Actor | Big Fish

Zach Hanner was born in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, in June of 1969 and spent his formative years growing up in nearby Pilot Mountain. After attending the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival in High Point (which featured a young Terrance Mann as Oberon in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"), he knew that ...

46. Robert Crayton

Actor | Wu-Tang: An American Saga

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Rob has performed in events since childhood, such as "Mr. Bojangles", singing in the choir, small films, plays and just plain entertaining his whole family at reunions. He made his acting debut, on "Tru TV", as "Tank" on Southern Fried Stings (2010). He performed in many ...

47. Chris Matheny

Actor | Four Blood Moons

Chris Matheny was a child actor & model that was trained by Dottie Mullis of the NC School of Beauty & Fashion. At only 14, Chris was already doing print advertisement modeling for Polo(TM) and Homelite-Jacobson(TM) Chainsaws. He became a Thespian while only a freshman in high school, due to his ...

48. Tabitha Meready

Actress | Oranges: Revenge of the Eggplant

Born and raised in Kinston, North Carolina. Tabitha has always loved to perform whether it is dancing, which she studied for over 13 years, or acting. Although she loves to be center of attention...she has always been quite shy about it.

49. Samantha Katelyn

Actress | Deputy

Samantha Katelyn is known for her work on Deputy (2020), The Inspectors (2015) and Swamp Thing (2019).

50. Joan Schuermeyer

Actress | The Hollow Oak

Joan Schuermeyer is an actress, known for The Hollow Oak (2017), Palmetto Haunting (2010) and Honeyspider (2014).

51. Christopher McConnell

Actor | An Evergreen Christmas

Christopher Don McConnell born in Charlotte, NC in 1987, also raised on Charlotte, NC. He did not always want to be an actor, first started out when he was 10 years old as a skateboarder, carried on until he was 16, When he left high school, he became passionate about music, and started playing the...

52. Laura Avnaim

Actress | Married with Secrets

Laura Avnaim is an award-winning actress, writer and producer, known for her dramatic work in film and television. Her most recent role was the lead in the Investigation Discovery show Married with Secrets (2016), following a variety of prime-time TV appearances and supporting roles in acclaimed ...

53. Lucky Mangione

Actor | Goosebumps

Born in Brooklyn New York and raised in North Carolina. Lucky Mangione is no stranger to entertainment. His father the late Isshin-Ryu GrandMaster Carmelo Anthony Mangione raised him into a huge Martial Arts Family. No stranger to being in front of an audience lucky has competed in front of ...

54. Addy Miller

Actress | Dark Places

Addy Miller started her career as a child model at the age of four, acting later followed, but she didn't get her first big break until the age eight when she won the role of Young Lily (Dakota Fanning) in "The Secret Life of Bees". After setting foot on that set, she knew this was what she was ...

55. Taran Hall

Actor | Dark Awakening

Taran started out as an extra on One Tree Hill (2003) where he met Rachel St. Gelais. Rachel's mom convinced Taran's mom that he could be more than an extra. His first role in The Devil's Tramping Ground (2007) was very exciting and the short film won an award for Most Artistic at the Final Cut ...

56. Robert C. Treveiler

Actor | Ozark

Robert C. Treveiler is an actor and director, known for Ozark (2017).

57. Mark Jeffrey Miller

Actor | The Patriot

Mark Jeffrey Miller was born on June 9, 1953 in Terre Haute, Indiana, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Patriot (2000), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) and Cold Mountain (2003).

58. Michael Harding

Actor | Shock and Awe

Michael Harding is an actor, known for Shock and Awe (2017).

59. Cullen Moss

Actor | Hidden Figures

Cullen Moss is known for his work on Hidden Figures (2016), The Birth of a Nation (2016) and 99 Homes (2014). He has been married to Madison Moss since June 3, 2012. They have two children. He was previously married to Bonnie Dixon.

60. Shane Callahan

Actor | Reprisal

Shane Callahan is an actor and editor, known for Reprisal (2019), Outsiders (2016) and Indiscretion (2016).

61. Nick Basta

Actor | Safe Haven

Nick Basta holds an M.F.A. from the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard. After graduate school, Nick moved to NYC, where successes included recurring roles on Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. A director, producer and screenwriter, Nick inspires local actors ...

62. Meredith Jackson

Actress | Mindhunter

Meredith Jackson is an actress and producer, known for Mindhunter (2017), Blue Bloods (2010) and Good Behavior (2016).

63. Lynne Smith

Actress | Strings

Lynne moved to North Carolina from the DC area and has been working steadily here as an actress ever since, most recently in the film, "Strings" and the recent festival winning "Where We're Meant to Be" and "Karma's Shadow." Lynne has also appeared in the Investigation Discovery channel's "Your ...

64. Hanna Brown

Actress | Honeymoon

Hanna Brown is an actress and producer, known for Honeymoon (2014), Sri Lakshmi (2013) and Southland of the Heart (2010).

65. William Frasca

Camera_department | Drag Him Out!

William Frasca is an up and coming actor from North Carolina. His breakout performance will be in the highly anticipated Lionsgate comedy feature film "Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland" set to be released in 2016. William is best know for his performance as the "sketchy guy" in the second ...

66. Nelson J. Davis

Actor | Unwitting Deceit

Nelson got the acting bug at an early age when he joined his elementary school's drama club in the 4th grade. From that point on to adulthood he has been working on perfecting his craft and paving his way in the entertainment industry. At age 16 Nelson signed with his first talent agency as a model...

67. Maxwell Korn

Actor | The Blacklist

Born in Durham, North Carolina to a loving and supportive family, Maxwell relished the role of 'class clown.' Greatly influenced and likened to the comedic styles of Jim Carrey, Robin Williams, and his grandfather (a humorist who worked for Mad Magazine), his impressions and wisecracks became ...

68. Logan Siu

Actor | The Darkest Minds

Logan Siu is an actor, known for The Darkest Minds (2018), Blood Done Sign My Name (2010) and The Squeeze (2015).

69. Catherine Sewell

Actress | Will to Power

Catherine was born in McColl, South Carolina and now resides in North Carolina with her family where she received her advanced graduate degrees. She has worked as a school psychologist, teacher, counselor, and school administrator. Her interests in the entertainment business began while in ...

70. Lacy Camp

Actress | Dark Resonance

Lacy Camp is proud to call North Carolina her home, but spends time in Los Angeles, New Orleans, South Carolina and many different locations living her dream. Her love of acting has trickled down to her daughter Darby Camp, who has had the privilege of sharing the screen with her. Her husband Clark...

71. Yesse Rodriguez

Ride Along 2

Yessenia "Yesse" Rodriguez has always made it a goal to continually strive for success and reach out for her dreams, all while working to ensure she remains grounded, humble and in tune with who she is as a person, model and actress. Since she was a child, this bilingual latina knew that she was ...

72. Michael Cercone

Good Behavior

Michael Cercone is known for his work on Good Behavior (2016), Beautifully Insecure (2017) and Haon (2017).

73. Nikkita Donyal Johnson

Actress | The Night Shift: Book 1

Nikkita Donyal Johnson is an actress and producer, known for The Night Shift: Book 1 (2015), The 8th Woman and Drowning (2016).

74. Cari Moskow

Actress | Tarnished Notes

Cari was raised on the coast in North Carolina. She grew up riding and showing horses, and was a true beach baby. She remembers being mesmerized the first time she read a play in her fourth grade class. Her father is from a Jewish family that arrived in Staten Island in the early 1900s from Russia,...

75. Joan Reilly

Actress | Let Go and Let God

Joan Reilly is known for her work on Let Go and Let God (2019), Impossible to Ignore and Your Worst Nightmare (2014).

76. Ron Fallica

Actor | Stranger Things

Ron Fallica is an actor and producer, known for Stranger Things (2016), Drought and Good Behavior (2016). He has been married to Allie McCulloch since September 15, 2007.

77. Allie McCulloch

Actress | The Walking Dead

Allie McCulloch is an actress and producer, known for The Walking Dead (2010), Come Sunday (2018) and The Punisher (2017). She has been married to Ron Fallica since September 15, 2007. They have two children.

78. Cari Moskow

Actress | Tarnished Notes

Cari was raised on the coast in North Carolina. She grew up riding and showing horses, and was a true beach baby. She remembers being mesmerized the first time she read a play in her fourth grade class. Her father is from a Jewish family that arrived in Staten Island in the early 1900s from Russia,...

79. Holli Saperstein

Actress | The Act

Holli Saperstein is an actress, known for The Act (2019), Vice Principals (2016) and Good Behavior (2016).

80. Pam Smith

Actress | Southern Iron II

Pam Smith is an actress, known for Southern Iron II, The Junkie King and Southern Iron (2013).

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