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Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni

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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?”
  • André Leon Talley1

    André Leon Talley

    Editor, Journalist


    BirthplaceDurham, North Carolina, United States of America

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


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

  • Maynard Jackson2

    Maynard Jackson

    Businessperson, Politician

    AgeDec. at 65 (1938-2003)

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Dallas

    Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr. (March 23, 1938 – June 23, 2003) was an American politician and...  more
  • Ivan Dixon3

    Ivan Dixon

    Stunt Double, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 77 (1931-2008)

    BirthplaceHarlem, New York City, New York, United States of America

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

    Mickey Michaux

    Insurance broker, Politician


    BirthplaceDurham, North Carolina

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

    Eleanor Kinnaird

    Librarian, Politician


    BirthplaceRochester, Minnesota, United States of America

    Eleanor G. 'Ellie' Kinnaird (born November 14, 1931) is a North Carolina politician who served...  more
  • Ernie Barnes6

    Ernie Barnes

    Footballer, Writer

    AgeDec. at 71 (1938-2009)

    BirthplaceDurham, North Carolina, United States of America

    Ernest Eugene Barnes Jr. (July 15, 1938 – April 27, 2009) was an American artist, well known...  more
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    BirthplaceSpring Lake, North Carolina

    Marvin Willis Lucas, Jr. (born 1941) is a Democratic member of the North Carolina General...  more
  • Mike Easley8

    Mike Easley

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceRocky Mount, North Carolina, United States of America

    Michael Francis Easley (born March 23, 1950) is an American lawyer and politician who served...  more
  • Herman Boone9


    BirthplaceRocky Mount, North Carolina

    Herman Ike Boone (born October 28, 1935) is a former American high school football coach,...  more
  • Sunshine Anderson10

    Sunshine Anderson

    Record producer, Songwriter


    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

    Sunshine Jocelyn Sian Anderson (born June 7, 1974) is a female American R&B and soul singer...  more
  • Eva M. Clayton11

    Eva M. Clayton



    BirthplaceSavannah, Georgia, United States of America

    Eva McPherson Clayton (born September 16, 1934) is an American politician from North Carolina....  more
  • Julius L. Chambers12

    AgeDec. at 77 (1936-2013)

    BirthplaceMount Gilead, North Carolina

    Julius LeVonne Chambers (October 6, 1936 – August 2, 2013) was an American lawyer, civil...  more
  • 13

    Daniel T. Blue, Jr.

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceNorth Carolina, United States of America

    Daniel Terry Blue Jr. (born April 18, 1949) is a Democratic member of the North Carolina...  more
  • Ernie Warlick14

    Ernie Warlick

    American football player

    AgeDied at 80 (1932-2012)

    BirthplaceHickory, North Carolina

    Ernest "Ernie" "Big Hoss" Warlick (July 21, 1932 – November 24, 2012) was a tight end from...  more
  • Frank Ballance15

    Frank Ballance

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceWindsor, North Carolina, United States of America

    Frank Winston Ballance Jr. (February 15, 1942 – February 22, 2019) was an American politician...  more
  • G. K. Butterfield16


    BirthplaceEastern North Carolina, Atlantic coastal plain, Wilson, United States of America, United States

    George Kenneth Butterfield Jr. (born April 27, 1947) is an American politician serving as a...  more
  • Clarence Lightner17

    Clarence Lightner

    Politician, Funeral director

    AgeDec. at 81 (1921-2002)

    BirthplaceRaleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

    Clarence Everett Lightner (August 15, 1921 – July 8, 2002) was an American politician and...  more
  • Eddie Long18

    Eddie Long

    Actor, Televangelist


    BirthplaceHuntersville, North Carolina, United States of America

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

    Greg Peterson

    American football player


    BirthplaceKenansville, North Carolina

    Greg Peterson may refer to: Greg Peterson (American football) (born 1984), American football...  more
  • Thomas Stith, III20
    Thomas A. Stith III is a North Carolina political figure. Stith was a member of the city...  more
  • Greg Pruitt, Jr.21

    Greg Pruitt, Jr.

    American football player


    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

  • 9th Wonder22

    9th Wonder

    Record producer


    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina

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

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    #52 of 129 The Best Hip Hop Producers Right Now, Ranked#27 of 106 The Best Musical Artists From North Carolina

  • Phonte23


    Rapper, Singer


    BirthplaceGreensboro, North Carolina

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

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

  • Kim Coles24

    Kim Coles

    Comedian, Actor


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    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


    BirthplaceGreenville, North Carolina

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