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Famous University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Alumni

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

This list contains notable UNC Tar Heels like Michael Jordan, Stuart Scott, and many other famous North Carolina Alumni who proudly rocked the "North Carolina" blue.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill?” and “Which celebrities are University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumni?”
  • 1

    Michael Jordan

    Spokesperson, Basketball player
    Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963), also known by his initials MJ, is an American...  more

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  • 2

    Lewis Black

    Social Critic, Commentator
    Lewis Niles Black (born August 30, 1948) is an American stand-up comedian, author, playwright,...  more

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  • 3

    Chris Matthews

    Commentator, Talk show host
    Christopher John Matthews (born December 17, 1945) is an American political commentator, talk...  more

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    John Edwards

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    Johnny Reid "John" Edwards (born June 10, 1953) is an American lawyer and former politician...  more

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  • 5

    Stuart Scott

    Journalist, Actor
    Stuart Orlando Scott (July 19, 1965 – January 4, 2015) was an American sportscaster and anchor...  more

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  • 6

    Elizabeth Edwards

    Author, Lawyer
    Mary Elizabeth Anania Edwards (July 3, 1949 – December 7, 2010) was an American attorney, a...  more
  • 7

    James K. Polk

    Politician, Farmer
    James Knox Polk (November 2, 1795 – June 15, 1849) was the 11th president of the United...  more

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  • 8

    Andy Griffith

    Comedian, Television producer
    Andy Samuel Griffith (June 1, 1926 – July 3, 2012) was an American actor, comedian, television...  more

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  • 9

    John Forsythe

    Film Producer, Actor
    John Forsythe (born January 29, 1918 – April 1, 2010) was an American stage, film/television...  more
  • 10

    Lawrence Taylor

    Actor, Sports commentator
    Lawrence Julius Taylor (born February 4, 1959), nicknamed "L.T.", is an American former...  more
  • 11

    Vince Carter

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    Vincent Lamar Carter Jr. (born January 26, 1977) is an American former professional basketball...  more

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    Jack Palance

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  • 13
    Liza Victoria Huber (born February 22, 1975) is an American television actress, best known for...  more
  • 14

    Sallie Krawcheck

    Sallie L. Krawcheck (born November 28, 1964) is the CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest, a digital...  more
  • 15
    Allard Kenneth Lowenstein (January 16, 1929 – March 14, 1980) was an American Democratic...  more
  • 16

    Rick Fox

    Basketball player, Actor
    Ulrich Alexander Fox (born July 24, 1969) is a Canadian-Bahamian retired basketball player,...  more
  • 17

    Jim Neal

    Businessperson, Politician
    James Ellerbe "Daddy" Neal (May 21, 1930 – October 3, 2011) was an American basketball player...  more
  • 18

    Thomas Wolfe

    Novelist, Author
    Thomas Clayton Wolfe (October 3, 1900 – September 15, 1938) was an American novelist of the...  more
  • 19
    Rives Kistler (born 1949) is an American attorney and judge in the state of Oregon. After...  more
  • 20

    Julian Robertson

    Businessperson, Investor
    Julian Hart Robertson Jr. (born June 25, 1932) is an American investor, hedge fund manager,...  more
  • 21

    Brian Hargrove

    Television director, Television producer
    David Brian Hargrove (born April 2, 1956) is an American television writer and producer. He...  more
  • 22

    Frank Bruni

    Journalist, Author
    Frank Anthony Bruni (born October 31, 1964) is an American journalist and long-time writer for...  more
  • 23

    Charles Kuralt

    Charles Bishop Kuralt (September 10, 1934 – July 4, 1997) was an American journalist. He is...  more
  • 24

    Minnie Bruce Pratt

    Poet, Educator
    Minnie Bruce Pratt (born September 12, 1946) is an American educator, activist and essayist....  more
  • 25

    Julius Peppers

    Athlete, American football player
    Julius Frazier Peppers (born January 18, 1980) is a former American football defensive end. He...  more

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