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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?”
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Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Alumni
Spokesperson, Basketball player, Entrepreneur
Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American former professional basketball player. He is also an entrepreneur, and principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte ...more
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Lewis Black is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Alumni
Social Critic, Commentator, Television producer
Lewis Niles Black is an American comedian, author, playwright, social critic and actor. He is known for his angry face, comedy and style, which often includes simulating a mental breakdown, or ...more
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Chris Matthews is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Alumni
Commentator, Talk show host, Journalist
Christopher John "Chris" Matthews is an American political commentator and news anchor known for his nightly hour-long talk show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, which is televised on ...more
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John Edwards is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Alumni
Politician, Writer, Lawyer
Johnny Reid "John" Edwards is an American politician, who served as a U.S. Senator from North Carolina. He was the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2004, and was a candidate ...more
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Stuart Scott is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Alumni
Journalist, Actor, Sports commentator
Stuart Orlando Scott was an American sportscaster and anchor on ESPN, most notably on the network's SportsCenter. Well known for his hip-hop style and use of catchphrases, Scott was also a ...more
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Elizabeth Edwards is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Alumni
Author, Lawyer
Mary Elizabeth Anania Edwards was an American attorney, a best-selling author and a health care activist. She was married to John Edwards, the former U.S. Senator from North Carolina who was the ...more
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James K. Polk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Alumni
Politician, Farmer, Lawyer
James Knox Polk was the 11th President of the United States. Polk was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He later lived in and represented Tennessee. A Democrat, Polk served as the 17th ...more
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Andy Griffith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter
Andy Samuel Griffith was an American actor, television producer, Grammy Award-winning Southern-gospel singer, and writer. He was a Tony Award nominee for two roles, and gained prominence in the ...more
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John Forsythe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Alumni
Film Producer, Actor
John Forsythe was an American stage, television, and film actor. Forsythe starred in three television series, spanning four decades and three genres: as single playboy father, Bentley Gregg, in ...more
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Lawrence Taylor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Alumni
Actor, Sports commentator, American football player
Lawrence Julius Taylor, nicknamed "L.T.", is a Hall of Fame former American football player. Taylor played his entire professional career as a linebacker for the New York Giants in the ...more
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Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Alumni
Basketball player, Athlete
Vincent Lamar Carter (born January 26, 1977) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) tall ...more
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Jack Palance is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Alumni
Pilot, Painter, Journalist
Jack Palance was an American actor. During half a century of film and television appearances, Palance was nominated for three Academy Awards, all for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, winning in ...more
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Liza Huber is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Alumni
Actor
Liza Victoria Huber is an American television actress, best known for her role as Gwen Hotchkiss on the daytime soap Passions. She is the daughter of actress Susan Lucci. She is of Italian, ...more
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Sallie Krawcheck is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Alumni
Businessperson
Ms. Krawcheck is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Citi Global Wealth Management. Until March 2007, Ms. Krawcheck served as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy for Citigroup
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Allard K. Lowenstein is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Alumni
Politician
Allard Kenneth Lowenstein was a Democratic politician, a one-term congressman representing the 5th District in Nassau County, New York from 1969 until 1971. His work on civil rights and the ...more
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Rick Fox is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Alumni
Basketball player, Actor, Athlete
Ulrich Alexander "Rick" Fox is a Canadian television actor and retired professional basketball player who last played for the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers in 2004.
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Jim Neal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Entrepreneur
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Thomas Wolfe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer
Thomas Clayton Wolfe was a major American novelist of the early twentieth century. Wolfe wrote four lengthy novels, plus many short stories, dramatic works and novellas. He is known for mixing ...more
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Rives Kistler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Alumni
Judge
Rives Kistler is an American attorney and judge in the state of Oregon. After college and law school on the East Coast, he moved to Oregon where he worked in private practice before joining the ...more
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Julian Robertson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Alumni
Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur
Julian H. Robertson Jr. KNZM is an American former hedge fund manager. Now retired, Robertson invests directly in other hedge funds, most run by former employees of Robertson's defunct hedge ...more
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Brian Hargrove is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter
Brian Hargrove is an American television writer and producer. He was a co-creator of the television series Titus, along with Christopher Titus and Jack Kenny.
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Frank Bruni is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Alumni
Journalist, Author, Food critic
Frank Anthony Bruni is an American journalist. He was the chief restaurant critic of the New York Times, from 2004 to 2009. In June 2011, he was named an Op-Ed columnist for the newspaper—its ...more
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Charles Kuralt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Alumni
Journalist
Charles Kuralt was an American journalist. He was most widely known for his long career with CBS, first for his "On the Road" segments on The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, and ...more
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Minnie Bruce Pratt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Alumni
Poet, Educator, Essayist
Minnie Bruce Pratt is an American educator, activist and essayist. She is a Professor of Writing and Women’s Studies at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York where she was invited to help ...more
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Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Alumni
Athlete, American football player
Julius Frazier Peppers (born January 18, 1980) is a former American football defensive end. He played college football at North Carolina, where he was recognized as a unanimous All-American, and ...more