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Famous Hampton University Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Hampton University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Hampton University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Hampton University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Hampton University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Hampton 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 Hampton University.

Items include everything from Wanda Sykes to Booker T. Washington and other famous Hampton Pirates!

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Hampton University?” and “Which celebrities are Hampton University alumni?”

Take a look at some of these Hampton University notable alumni!
  • Wanda Sykes1

    Wanda Sykes

    Comedian, Television producer


    BirthplacePortsmouth, Virginia, United States of America

    Wanda Yvette Sykes (born March 7, 1964) is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She was...  more

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    #59 of 233 The Funniest Stand Up Comedians Of All Time#198 of 339 The Funniest People Of All Time

  • Booker T. Washington2

    Booker T. Washington

    Educator, Author

    AgeDec. at 59 (1856-1915)

    BirthplaceHale's Ford, Virginia

    Booker Taliaferro Washington (c. 1856 – November 14, 1915) was an American educator, author,...  more

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    Teddy Roosevelt Invited Booker T. Washington to The White House And America Lost Its Mind#388 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive

  • Septima Poinsette Clark3

    AgeDec. at 89 (1898-1987)

    BirthplaceCharleston, South Carolina

    Septima Poinsette Clark (May 3, 1898 – December 15, 1987) was a black American educator and...  more
  • DJ Envy4

    DJ Envy

    Record producer, Rapper


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Raashaun Casey (born September 3, 1977) is an American disc jockey (DJ) and music producer...  more

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    #223 of 236 The Best New York Rappers#26 of 45 Famous People Who Own Ferraris

  • Spencer Overton5

    Spencer Overton

    Commentator, Professor


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Spencer A. Overton (born August 11, 1968) is an American lawyer, President of the Joint Center...  more
  • William Henry Sheppard6

    AgeDec. at 62 (1865-1927)

    BirthplaceWaynesboro city, Virginia

    William Henry Sheppard (March 8, 1865 – November 25, 1927) was one of the earliest African...  more
  • Charles Wesley Turnbull7


    BirthplaceSaint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands

    Charles Wesley Turnbull (born February 5, 1935), was the sixth elected Governor of the U.S....  more
  • Spencer Christian8

    Spencer Christian

    TV Journalist


    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    Spencer Christian (born July 23, 1947) is an American television broadcaster, best known as...  more
  • Wyvetter H. Younge9

    AgeDec. at 78 (1930-2008)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Wyvetter H. Younge (August 23, 1930 – December 26, 2008) was a Democratic member of the...  more
  • Rick Mahorn10

    Rick Mahorn

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceHartford, Connecticut

    Derrick Allen Mahorn (born September 21, 1958) is an American retired National Basketball...  more
  • Brandon Mychal Smith11

    Brandon Mychal Smith

    Rapper, Comedian


    BirthplaceUSA, New York, Long Island

    Brandon Mychal Smith (born May 29, 1989) is an American actor, singer, dancer, and rapper. He...  more
  • Robert Sengstacke Abbott12

    Robert Sengstacke Abbott

    Businessperson, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 70 (1870-1940)

    BirthplaceSt. Simons, Georgia

    Robert Sengstacke Abbott (November 24, 1870 – February 29, 1940) was an American lawyer,...  more
  • St. Clair Drake13

    St. Clair Drake

    Sociologist, Professor

    AgeDec. at 79 (1911-1990)

    BirthplaceSuffolk, Virginia

    John Gibbs St. Clair Drake (January 2, 1911 – June 15, 1990) was an African-American...  more
  • Michael K. Fauntroy14

    Michael K. Fauntroy

    Political scientist


  • Elisabeth Omilami15

    Elisabeth Omilami

    Actor, Pastor


    BirthplaceGeorgia, USA, Atlanta

    Elisabeth Williams-Omilami (born February 18, 1951) is an American human rights activist and...  more
  • Allyson Kay Duncan16


    BirthplaceDurham County, Durham, Wake County, Area codes 919 and 984, United States of America

    Allyson Kay Duncan (born September 5, 1951, in Durham, North Carolina) is a former United...  more
  • Marcus Dixon17

    Marcus Dixon

    American football player


    BirthplaceRome, Georgia

    Marcus Dwayne Dixon (born September 16, 1984) is an American football coach and a former...  more
  • Freeman A. Hrabowski III18

    Freeman A. Hrabowski III

    Freeman Alphonsa Hrabowski III (born August 13, 1950) is a prominent African American...  more
  • Charles Phillips19

    Charles Phillips



    BirthplaceLittle Rock, Arkansas

    Charles E. Phillips (born June 1959) is an American business executive in the tech industry....  more
  • Brandon Fobbs20


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

    Brandon Fobbs (born April 19, 1981) is an American actor. He had a recurring role on HBO...  more
  • James Carter21
    James Carter (born May 7, 1978) is an American athlete who competed in the 400 m hurdles. His...  more
  • Devin Green22

    Devin Green

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceColumbus, Ohio

    Devin Green (born October 25, 1982) is an American professional basketball player who last...  more
  • Susan La Flesche Picotte23

    Susan La Flesche Picotte


    AgeDec. at 50 (1865-1915)


    Susan LaFlesche Picotte (June 17, 1865 – September 18, 1915) was an Omaha Native American...  more
  • Janie Porter Barrett24

    Janie Porter Barrett


    AgeDec. at 83 (1865-1948)

    BirthplaceAthens, Georgia

    Janie Porter Barrett (née Porter) (August 9, 1865 – August 27, 1948) was an American social...  more
  • Biff Henderson25

    Biff Henderson

    Comedian, Stage Manager


    BirthplaceDurham, North Carolina, United States of America

    James Jackson "Biff" Henderson, Jr. (born October 3, 1946) is an American comedian and...  more