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Famous Spelman College Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 45.4k views44 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Spelman College and be of some renown.

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

List includes Alice Walker, Keshia Knight Pulliam and other famous Spelman College Jaguars.

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

Take a look at this list of notable Spelman College alumni.
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  • 1
    Alice Walker

    Alice Walker

    Poet, Novelist

    Age76

    BirthplaceEatonton, Putnam County, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    Alice Walker (born February 9, 1944) is an American novelist, short story writer, poet, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Keshia Knight Pulliam

    Keshia Knight Pulliam

    Entrepreneur, Actor

    Age41

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, USA

    Keshia Knight Pulliam (born April 9, 1979) is an American actress. She is known for her... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Esther Rolle

    AgeDec. at 78 (1920-1998)

    BirthplacePompano Beach, Florida, United States of America

    Esther Rolle (November 8, 1920 – November 17, 1998) was an American actress. Rolle is best... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Sharmell Sullivan-Huffman

    Age49

    Sharmell Sullivan-Huffman (born November 2, 1970) is an American retired professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Rolonda Watts

    Rolonda Watts

    Novelist, Actor

    Age61

    BirthplaceUSA, North Carolina, Winston-Salem

    Rolonda Watts (born July 12, 1959) is an American actress, producer, voice over artist,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Leslie Sykes

    Leslie Sykes

    Journalist, Newsreader

    Age55

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, United States of America

    Leslie Ann Sykes (born June 27, 1965) is an American television news anchor, journalist and... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Betty Davis

    Betty Davis

    TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist

    BirthplaceGeorgia, United States of America

  • 8
    Bernice King

    Bernice King

    Public speaker, Minister of religion

    Age57

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Bernice Albertine King (born March 28, 1963) is an American minister and the youngest child of... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Marian Wright Edelman

    Marian Wright Edelman

    Activist, Author

    Age81

    BirthplaceBennettsville, South Carolina, United States of America

    Marian Wright Edelman (born June 6, 1939) is an American activist for children's rights. She... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Shaun Robinson

    Shaun Robinson

    Talk show host, Journalist

    Age58

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Shaun Robinson (born July 11, 1962) is an American television host.
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    Pearl Cleage

    Pearl Cleage

    Poet, Novelist

    Age71

    BirthplaceSpringfield, Massachusetts

    Pearl Cleage is an African-American author whose work, both fiction and non-fiction, has been... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    LaTanya Richardson

    LaTanya Richardson

    Television producer, Actor

    Age70

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    LaTanya Richardson (born October 21, 1949), often listed as LaTanya Richardson Jackson, is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Maia Campbell

    Age43

    BirthplaceTakoma Park, Maryland, United States of America

    Maia Chinassa Campbell (born November 26, 1976) is an American film, television actress and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Adrienne-Joi Johnson

    Adrienne-Joi Johnson

    Model, Choreographer

    Age57

    BirthplaceOrange, New Jersey, USA

    Adrienne-Joi Johnson, sometimes credited as A.J. Johnson, (born January 2, 1963) is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Faune A. Chambers

    Faune A. Chambers

    Actor, Dancer

    Age44

    BirthplaceUSA, Florida

    Faune Alecia Chambers is an American actress and dancer.
  • 16
    Bernice Johnson Reagon

    Bernice Johnson Reagon

    Music Historian, Composer

    Age78

    BirthplaceGeorgia

    Bernice Johnson Reagon (born Bernice Johnson on October 4, 1942) is a song leader, composer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Tayari Jones

    Tayari Jones

    Novelist, Author

    Age49

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Tayari Jones (born November 30, 1970 in Atlanta, Georgia) is the author of four novels, most... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Marcelite J. Harris

    Marcelite J. Harris

    Marcelite J. Harris (January 16, 1943 – September 7, 2018) was an American who became the... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Audrey F. Manley

    Audrey F. Manley

    Audrey Forbes Manley (born March 25, 1934) is an American pediatrician and public health... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Cassi Davis

    Cassi Davis

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age56

    BirthplaceHolly Springs, Mississippi, USA

    Cassandra Davis Patton (born July 30, 1964) is an American actress and singer who is best... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Linda Goode Bryant

    Linda Goode Bryant

    Television director, Television producer

    Age71

    BirthplaceColumbus, Ohio

    Linda Goode Bryant was born July 21, 1949 in Columbus, Ohio to parents Floyd and Josephine... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Ruby Doris Smith-Robinson

    Ruby Doris Smith-Robinson

    Ruby Doris Smith-Robinson (April 25, 1942 – October 7, 1967) worked with the Student... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Tia Fuller

    Tia Fuller

    Musician, Bandleader

    Age44

    BirthplaceAurora, Colorado

    Tia Fuller (born March 27, 1976) is a saxophonist, composer, and educator, and a member of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Mary Barksdale

    Mary Barksdale

    Mary Zoner Hurston Barksdale Lawes (November 24, 1920 - October 9, 1992 ) was a prominent... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Tanya Walton Pratt

    Tanya Walton Pratt

    Judge

    Age61

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

    Tanya Marie Walton Pratt (born December 14, 1959) is an American jurist who serves as United... more on Wikipedia