Who Are Charlotte's Celebrities?

Jan 16, 2013

Evangelist Billy Graham was honored by President Richard Nixon on Friday, Oct. 15, 1971 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Today, he has a plaque on the north side of the 6900 block of Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.
Credit flickr/lorenabuena

One indicator of how well you've settled into a place is gaining a sense of the city's "celebrity" culture. Admittedly, I'm nowhere close. So I need your help ... 

I'm working on a list of local celebrities that newcomers to Charlotte should be familiar with (in case you run into them on the street!). Here's what I have so far:  

  1. Michael Jordan (NBA legend and Charlotte Bobcats owner) 
  2. Mandy Patinkin (The Princess Bride and Homeland star) 
  3. Ric Flair (Professional Wrestler) 
  4. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (NASCAR driver)
  5. Rielle Hunter (remember Senator John Edwards?) 
  6. Emily Maynard (The Bachelorette
  7. Paula Broadwell (General Petraeus' biographer ... and special friend) 
  8. Angie Harmon (Rizzoli & Isles actress) 

Who are we missing? Nominate other Charlotte celebs by tweeting at us (@WFAE) with #CLTCelebs!