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Famous Florida A&M University Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Florida A&M University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Florida A&M University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Florida A&M University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Florida A&M University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Florida A&M University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Florida A&M University.

This list is made up of a variety of graduates, including Common and Daniel Sunjata.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Florida A&M University?” and “Which celebrities are Florida A&M University alumni?”
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Common is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Poet, Rapper, Musician

Age: 46

Birthplace: Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, Chicago, United States of America, United States, + more

Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn (born March 13, 1972), better known by his stage name Common (formerly Common Sense), is an American rapper, actor, writer, philanthropist, and activist. ...more

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Althea Gibson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Tennis player, Professional golfer

Age: Dec. at 76 (1927-2003)

Birthplace: South Carolina, United States of America

Althea Gibson (August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003) was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and one of the first Black athletes to cross the color line of international tennis. ...more

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Alcee Hastings is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Judge, Politician

Age: 82

Birthplace: Altamonte Springs, Florida, United States of America

Alcee Lamar Hastings (born September 5, 1936) is the U.S. Representative for Florida's 20th congressional district. The district includes most of the majority-black precincts in and around Fort ...more
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Kwame Kilpatrick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Politician, Author, Teacher

Age: 48

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Kwame Malik Kilpatrick (born June 8, 1970) is an American former politician, having served as a Democratic Michigan state representative and mayor of Detroit from 2002 to 2008. Kilpatrick ...more
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Leroy Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Composer, Jazz Violinist, Violist

Age: Dec. at 75 (1932-2007)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Leroy Jenkins (Chicago, March 11, 1932 – February 24, 2007, New York City) was an American composer and violinist/violist.
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Daniel Sunjata is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Actor

Age: 47

Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States of America

Daniel Sunjata (born Daniel Sunjata Condon; December 30, 1971) is an American actor who performs in film, television and theater. He is best known for his role as Franco Rivera in the FX ...more

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John W. Thompson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 69

Birthplace: Fort Dix, New Hanover Township, New Jersey

John Wendell Thompson (born April 24, 1949) is an American technology executive, serving as the current Chairman of Microsoft. He is a former chief executive of Virtual Instruments, a ...more
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Roy Wood, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Comedian, Disc jockey

Age: 40

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Roy Wood Jr. (born December 11, 1978) is an American comedian and actor. He has served as a correspondent for The Daily Show on Comedy Central since 2015. Wood was born in Birmingham, Alabama ...more
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Pam Oliver is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Journalist, TV Journalist, Sports commentator

Age: 57

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Pamela Donielle Oliver (born March 10, 1961) is an American sportscaster known for her work on the sidelines for various National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Football League (NFL)
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Al Green is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 71

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Alexander N. Green (born September 1, 1947) is an American lawyer and politician. Green has served in Congress as the Representative for Texas's 9th congressional district since 2005. The 9th ...more
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Kendrick Meek is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Politician, Police officer

Age: 52

Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America

Kendrick Brett Meek (born September 6, 1966) is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for Florida's 17th congressional district from 2003 to 2011. He was the Democratic nominee ...more
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Casey Printers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
American football player

Age: 34

Birthplace: DeSoto, Texas

Casey J. Printers (born May 16, 1981) is a former professional American football, Canadian football and indoor football quarterback. Printers spent most of his professional career with the BC ...more
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Greg Coleman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
American football player

Age: 61

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida

Gregory Jerome Coleman (born September 9, 1954 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a retired American football punter who had a 12-year career in the National Football League playing for the Cleveland ...more
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Anika Noni Rose is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting, Singer

Age: 46

Birthplace: Bloomfield, Connecticut, United States of America

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Meadowlark Lemon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Basketball player, Actor

Age: 86

Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States of America

Meadow Lemon III (April 25, 1932 – December 27, 2015), known professionally as Meadowlark Lemon, was an American basketball player, actor, and Christian minister (ordained in 1986). From 1994, ...more
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Quinn Gray is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Quinn Gray Coach, American football player

Age: 36

Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Quinn Fordham Gray, Sr. (born May 21, 1979) is a former American football quarterback who played for four seasons in the National Football League and one season each in the United Football ...more
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Cannonball Adderley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Saxophonist, Musician, Teacher

Age: Dec. at 47 (1928-1975)

Birthplace: Tampa, USA, Florida

Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley (September 15, 1928 – August 8, 1975) was an American jazz alto saxophonist of the hard bop era of the 1950s and 1960s.Adderley is remembered for his ...more
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Carrie P. Meek is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Politician

Age: 92

Birthplace: Leon County, Florida, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, + more

Carrie Pittman Meek (born April 29, 1926) is a Democratic politician from the U.S. state of Florida. She served in the United States House of Representatives from 1993 to 2003, representing ...more
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Vince Coleman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 57

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida

Vincent Maurice Coleman (born September 22, 1961) is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) player, best known for his years with the St. Louis Cardinals. Primarily a left fielder, ...more
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Nate Newton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
American football player

Age: 57

Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, United States of America

Nathaniel Newton (born December 20, 1961) is a former American football guard in the National Football League who played for the Dallas Cowboys (1986–1998) and the Carolina Panthers (1999). He ...more
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Corrine Brown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Politician, Professor

Age: 72

Birthplace: Florida, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

Corrine Brown (born November 11, 1946) is a former American politician who served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida from 1993 to 2017. She is a member of the ...more
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Jamie Nails is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Jamie Nails American football player

Age: 41

Birthplace: Baxley, Georgia

Jamie Marcellus Nails (born June 3, 1977 in Baxley, Georgia) is a former American football guard of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round of the ...more
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Bob Hayes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
American football player

Age: Dec. at 60 (1942-2002)

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida

Robert Lee "Bullet Bob" Hayes (December 20, 1942 – September 18, 2002) was an Olympic sprinter turned American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Dallas ...more

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Wally Williams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
American football player

Age: 48

Birthplace: Tallahassee, Florida

Wally James Williams, Jr. (born February 20, 1971 in Tallahassee, Florida)
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Nat Adderley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Musician, Trumpeter, Composer

Age: Dec. at 69 (1931-2000)

Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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