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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
Lonnie Rashid Lynn, better known by his stage name Common, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor from Chicago, Illinois. Common debuted in 1992 with the album Can I Borrow a Dollar? ...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
Althea Gibson was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete to cross the color line of international tennis. In 1956, she became the first person of color to ...more
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Alcee Hastings is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Judge, Politician
Alcee Lamar Hastings is the U.S. Representative for Florida's 20th congressional district, serving in Congress since 1993. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He served as a Judge on the ...more
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Kwame Kilpatrick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Politician, Author, Teacher
Kwame Malik Kilpatrick is a former Michigan state representative and Democratic mayor of Detroit. He resigned as mayor after being convicted on felony counts, including perjury and obstruction ...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
Leroy Jenkins was a composer and avant-garde jazz violinist and violist. Jenkins was involved in the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians while a public school teacher in ...more
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Daniel Sunjata is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Actor
Daniel Sunjata is an American actor who performs in film, television and theater. He is best known for his role as Franco Rivera in the FX television series Rescue Me. Sunjata currently stars as ...more
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John W. Thompson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Businessperson
John W. Thompson is chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Symantec Corporation. Under Thompson’s leadership, Symantec has grown from a small consumer software ...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
Roy Wood, Jr. is a stand-up comedian from Birmingham, Alabama. In addition to his stand-up comic work, he is also known for his prank calls and his work on talk radio. Hailed for his colorblind ...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
Pamela Donielle "Pam" Oliver is an American sportscaster known for her work on the sidelines for various National Basketball Association and National Football League games.
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Al Green is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Alexander N. "Al" Green is the U.S. Representative from Texas' 9th congressional district, serving since 2005. The district includes most of southwestern Houston, including most of ...more
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Kendrick Meek is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Politician, Police officer
Kendrick Brett Meek 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 in the 2010 Senate ...more
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Casey Printers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
American football player
Casey J. Printers is a former professional American football, Canadian football and indoor football quarterback. Printers spent most of his professional career with the BC Lions in the Canadian ...more
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Greg Coleman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
American football player
Gregory Jerome Coleman is a retired American football punter who had a 12-year career in the National Football League playing for the Cleveland Browns, the Minnesota Vikings, and the Washington ...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
Anika Noni Rose is an American singer and actress known for her Tony Award-winning performance in the Broadway production of Caroline, or Change and her starring role as Lorrell Robinson in the ...more
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Meadowlark Lemon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Basketball player, Actor
Meadow "Meadowlark" Lemon III is an American basketball player, actor, and minister. For 22 years, Lemon was known as the "Clown Prince" of the touring Harlem Globetrotters ...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
Quinn Fordham Gray, Sr. is a former American football quarterback who played for four seasons in the National Football League and one season each in the United Football League and NFL Europe. He ...more
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Cannonball Adderley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Saxophonist, Musician, Teacher
Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley was a jazz alto saxophonist of the hard bop era of the 1950s and 1960s. Adderley is remembered for his 1966 single "Mercy Mercy Mercy", a ...more
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Carrie P. Meek is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Politician
Carrie P. Meek is an American politician from the U.S. state of Florida. She served in the United States House of Representatives from 1993 to 2003, representing Florida's 17th congressional
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Vince Coleman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Baseball player
Vincent Maurice Coleman is an American former Major League Baseball player, best known for his years with the St. Louis Cardinals. Primarily a left fielder, Coleman played from 1985 to 1997 and ...more
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Nate Newton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
American football player
Nathaniel Newton is a former American football guard in the National Football League who played for the Dallas Cowboys and the Carolina Panthers. He also played for the Tampa Bay Bandits of the ...more
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Corrine Brown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Politician, Professor
Corrine Brown is a U.S. Representative for Florida's 5th congressional district, serving in Congress since 1993. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes parts of Duval, ...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
Jamie Marcellus Nails is a former American football guard of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round of the 1997 NFL Draft. He played college ...more
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Bob Hayes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
American football player
Robert Lee "Bullet Bob" Hayes was an Olympic sprinter turned American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. An American track and field ...more
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Wally Williams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
American football player
Wally James Williams, Jr. is an American former football player. Williams attended James S. Rickards High School where he was a three sport athlete playing baseball, football, and on the ...more
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Nat Adderley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Musician, Trumpeter, Composer
Nathaniel "Nat" Adderley was an American jazz cornet and trumpet player who played in the hard bop and soul jazz genres. He was the brother of saxophonist Julian "Cannonball" ...more