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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?”
  • 1
    André Leon Talley

    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 on Wikipedia


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

  • 2
    Maynard Jackson

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Ivan Dixon

    Ivan Dixon

    Stunt Double, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 77 (1931-2008)

    BirthplaceHarlem, New York City, New York, USA

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

    Mickey Michaux

    Insurance broker, Politician


    BirthplaceDurham, North Carolina

    Henry McKinley "Mickey" Michaux Jr. (born September 4, 1930) is an American civil rights... more on Wikipedia
  • 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 on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Ernie Barnes

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 7


    BirthplaceSpring Lake, North Carolina

    Marvin Willis Lucas, Jr. (born 1941) is a Democratic member of the North Carolina General... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Mike Easley

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Herman Boone


    BirthplaceRocky Mount, North Carolina

    Herman Ike Boone (born October 28, 1935) is a former American high school football coach,... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Sunshine Anderson

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Eva M. Clayton

    Eva M. Clayton



    BirthplaceSavannah, Georgia, United States of America

    Eva McPherson Clayton (born September 16, 1934) is an American politician from North Carolina.... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Julius L. Chambers

    AgeDec. at 77 (1936-2013)

    BirthplaceMount Gilead, North Carolina

    Julius LeVonne Chambers (October 6, 1936 – August 2, 2013) was an American lawyer, civil... more on Wikipedia
  • 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 on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Ernie Warlick

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Frank Ballance

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 16
    G. K. Butterfield


    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 on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Clarence Lightner

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Eddie Long

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 19

    Greg Peterson

    American football player


    BirthplaceKenansville, North Carolina

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

    Greg Pruitt, Jr.

    American football player


    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

  • 22
    9th Wonder

    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 on Wikipedia

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    #61 of 129 The Best Hip Hop Producers Right Now, Ranked#29 of 105 The Best Musical Artists From North Carolina

  • 23


    Rapper, Singer


    BirthplaceGreensboro, North Carolina

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

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    #178 of 195 The Best Rap Lyricists of All Time#173 of 192 The Best Underground Rappers

  • 24
    Kim Coles

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 25

    William Frizzell

    American football player


    BirthplaceGreenville, North Carolina

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