Charlotte, North Carolina’s Notable People

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Even if some don’t have much care for them, lots of the U.S.A’s current culture revolves around celebrities and other famous people and what they do in their lives. People often pride themselves on living in a city where celebrity was born, or cities where they have importance. As Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina, it has seen celebrities both come and go from its gates. Here are a few celebrities who are either from or have a place in Charlotte’s for their own reasons.

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan is one of the most famous players, in the history of the National Basketball Association. Having 6 championship titles to his name, he played 15 seasons between the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards, becoming one the the most celebrated players in the History of the NBA. Though he is now retired from playing basketball himself, he still has a hand in it as the owner of the Charlotte Hornets, Charlotte’s own NBA team. Though the Charlotte’s haven’t had the best run in recent years, Jordan still sticks with them, and has a place in Charlotte as a basketball legend leading their team. 

Seth Curry

Still on the point of basketball, Charlotte is also the birthplace of a famous basketball player. Seth Curry, point guard and player 31 for the Dallas Mavericks, was born in Charlotte in 1990.  Though he doesn’t play for his hometown’s team, Seth has made a name for himself in the NBA, winning several all-star games and playing during the Mavericks’s victory during the 2011 Championships. Seth is young, and still has a promising career in the NBA over the coming years, which means more time for him to give Charlotte a good name with his performance. Having such a young and prolific player is potential for good reputation, and Charlotte is lucky to have him. 

Britt Robertson

Moving away from sports, Charlotte has also been home to plenty of actors and actresses. Be it in films, T.V shows, or other forms of entertainment, Charlotte has a little bit of every kind of acting talent to offer. Fans of the film Tomorrowland may know that lead actress Britt Robertson was born in Charlotte! Robertson has been acting since she was 10 years old, initially in T.V shows and, later on, in movies. Aside from Tomorrowland, she has also played lead roles in the films The Space Between Us and A Dog’s Purpose, of which the latter was a major box office success. She has also appeared on Under the Dome, a T.V series based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Britt has plenty of future acting roles lined up, and has kept a good, clean reputation so far in her life, making her yet another point of pride for Charlotte. People from Charlotte will be proud to say they share a town with a talented actress, especially when her next big hit comes to cinemas or television.

Charlotte has plenty of celebrities associated with it, whether by being born there or holding a place in the cities culture. Of course, there are more than 3 famous people related to Charlotte, far too many to cover here. If you’re interested in finding out what celebrities also have ties to the Queen city, look up some birthdays for stars from Charlotte. You may be surprised when you find out who comes from North Carolina’s largest city.