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Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni

Updated March 24, 2019 27.4k views69 items

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

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

List is made up of many different graduates, including Sam Jones and André Leon Talley.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to North Carolina Central University?” and “Which celebrities are North Carolina Central University alumni?”
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    André Leon Talley

    Editor, Journalist
    André Leon Talley (born October 16, 1949) is an American fashion journalist, who is the former...  more


    #130 of 154 The Most Influential People in Fashion#129 of 432 Famous Tall Men Over 6'2

  • 2

    Maynard Jackson

    Businessperson, Politician
    Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr. (March 23, 1938 – June 23, 2003) was an American politician and...  more
  • 3

    Ivan Dixon

    Stunt Double, Film Producer
    Ivan Nathaniel Dixon III (April 6, 1931 – March 16, 2008) was an American actor, director, and...  more
  • 4

    Mickey Michaux

    Insurance broker, Politician
    Henry McKinley "Mickey" Michaux Jr. (born September 4, 1930) is an American civil rights...  more
  • 5

    Eleanor Kinnaird

    Librarian, Politician
    Eleanor G. 'Ellie' Kinnaird (born November 14, 1931) is a North Carolina politician who served...  more
  • 6

    Ernie Barnes

    Footballer, Writer
    Ernest Eugene Barnes Jr. (July 15, 1938 – April 27, 2009) was an American artist, well known...  more
  • 7
    Marvin Willis Lucas, Jr. (born 1941) is a Democratic member of the North Carolina General...  more
  • 8

    Mike Easley

    Politician, Lawyer
    Michael Francis Easley (born March 23, 1950) is an American lawyer and politician who served...  more
  • 9
    Herman Ike Boone (born October 28, 1935) is a former American high school football coach,...  more
  • 10

    Sunshine Anderson

    Record producer, Songwriter
    Sunshine Jocelyn Sian Anderson (born June 7, 1974) is a female American R&B and soul singer...  more
  • 11

    Eva M. Clayton

    Eva McPherson Clayton (born September 16, 1934) is an American politician from North Carolina....  more
  • 12
    Julius LeVonne Chambers (October 6, 1936 – August 2, 2013) was an American lawyer, civil...  more
  • 13

    Daniel T. Blue, Jr.

    Politician, Lawyer
    Daniel Terry Blue Jr. (born April 18, 1949) is a Democratic member of the North Carolina...  more
  • 14

    Ernie Warlick

    American football player
    Ernest "Ernie" "Big Hoss" Warlick (July 21, 1932 – November 24, 2012) was a tight end from...  more
  • 15

    Frank Ballance

    Politician, Lawyer
    Frank Winston Ballance Jr. (February 15, 1942 – February 22, 2019) was an American politician...  more
  • 16
    George Kenneth Butterfield Jr. (born April 27, 1947) is an American politician serving as a...  more
  • 17

    Clarence Lightner

    Politician, Funeral director
    Clarence Everett Lightner (August 15, 1921 – July 8, 2002) was an American politician and...  more
  • 18

    Eddie Long

    Actor, Televangelist
    Eddie Lee Long (May 12, 1953 – January 15, 2017) was an American pastor who served as the...  more
  • 19

    Greg Peterson

    American football player
    Greg Peterson may refer to: Greg Peterson (American football) (born 1984), American football...  more
  • 20
    Thomas A. Stith III is a North Carolina political figure. Stith was a member of the city...  more
  • 21

    Greg Pruitt, Jr.

    American football player
  • 22

    9th Wonder

    Record producer
    Patrick Denard Douthit (born January 15, 1975), better known as 9th Wonder, is a hip hop...  more

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    #50 of 129 The Best Hip Hop Producers Right Now, Ranked#30 of 106 The Best Musical Artists From North Carolina

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    Rapper, Singer
    Phonte Lyshod Coleman, better known mononymously as Phonte (born December 28, 1978), is an...  more

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    #165 of 200 The Best Underground Rappers#176 of 195 The Best Rap Lyricists of All Time

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    Kim Coles

    Comedian, Actor
    Kim LaShaunda Coles (born January 11, 1962) is an American actress, comedian and game show...  more
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    William Frizzell

    American football player
    William Jasper Frizzell (born September 8, 1962 in Greenville, North Carolina) is a former...  more