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Famous Florida A&M University Alumni

Updated April 23, 2020 21.2k views90 items

List RulesPeople 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

    Poet, Rapper
    Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn (born March 13, 1972), better known by his stage name...  more

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    Althea Gibson

    Tennis player, Professional golfer
    Althea Gibson (August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003) was an American tennis player and...  more
  • 3

    Alcee Hastings

    Judge, Politician
    Alcee Lamar Hastings (September 5, 1936 – April 6, 2021) was the U.S. Representative for...  more

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    Kwame Kilpatrick

    Politician, Author
    Kwame Malik Kilpatrick (born June 8, 1970) is an American former politician, having served as...  more

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    Leroy Jenkins

    Composer, Jazz Violinist
    Leroy Jenkins (Chicago, March 11, 1932 – February 24, 2007, New York City) was an American...  more

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    Daniel Sunjata (born Daniel Sunjata Condon; December 30, 1971) is an American actor who...  more

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    John W. Thompson

    Businessperson
    John Wendell Thompson (born April 24, 1949) is an American technology executive, serving as...  more
  • 8

    Roy Wood, Jr.

    Comedian, Disc jockey
    Roy Wood Jr. (born December 11, 1978) is an American comedian and actor. He has served as a...  more
  • 9

    Pam Oliver

    Journalist, TV Journalist
    Pamela Donielle Oliver (born March 10, 1961) is an American sportscaster known for her work on...  more
  • 10

    Al Green

    Politician, Lawyer
    Alexander N. Green (born September 1, 1947) is an American lawyer and politician. Green has...  more
  • 11

    Kendrick Meek

    Politician, Police officer
    Kendrick Brett Meek (born September 6, 1966) is an American politician who was the U.S....  more
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    Casey Printers

    American football player
    Casey J. Printers (born May 16, 1981) is a former professional American football, Canadian...  more
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    Greg Coleman

    American football player
    Gregory Jerome Coleman (born September 9, 1954 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a retired American...  more
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    Anika Noni Rose

    Actor, Voice acting
    Anika Noni Rose (born September 6, 1972) is an American actress and singer known for her Tony...  more
  • 15

    Meadowlark Lemon

    Basketball player, Actor
    Meadow Lemon III (April 25, 1932 – December 27, 2015), known professionally as Meadowlark...  more
  • 16

    Quinn Gray

    Coach, American football player
    Quinn Fordham Gray, Sr. (born May 21, 1979) is a former American football quarterback who...  more
  • 17

    Cannonball Adderley

    Saxophonist, Musician
    Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley (September 15, 1928 – August 8, 1975) was an American jazz...  more
  • 18

    Carrie P. Meek

    Politician
    Carrie Pittman Meek (born April 29, 1926) is a Democratic politician from the U.S. state of...  more
  • 19

    Vince Coleman

    Baseball player
    Vincent Maurice Coleman (born September 22, 1961) is an American former Major League Baseball...  more
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    Nate Newton

    American football player
    Nathaniel Newton (born December 20, 1961) is a former American football guard in the National...  more
  • 21

    Corrine Brown

    Politician, Professor
    Corrine Brown (born November 11, 1946) is a former American politician who served as a member...  more
  • 22

    Jamie Nails

    American football player
    Jamie Marcellus Nails (born June 3, 1977 in Baxley, Georgia) is a former American football...  more
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    Bob Hayes

    American football player
    Robert Lee "Bullet Bob" Hayes (December 20, 1942 – September 18, 2002) was an Olympic sprinter...  more

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    Wally Williams

    American football player
    Wally James Williams, Jr. (born February 20, 1971 in Tallahassee, Florida)...  more
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    Nat Adderley

    Musician, Trumpeter
    Nat Adderley (November 25, 1931 – January 2, 2000) was an American jazz trumpeter. He was the...  more

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