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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 (born February 17, 1963), also known by his initials MJ, is an American former professional basketball player and the principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets of the ...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 (born August 30, 1948) is an American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, social critic, voice actor, and actor. He is best known for his angry demeanour and belligerent ...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 Matthews (born December 17, 1945) is an American political commentator, talk show host, and author. Matthews is known for his nightly hour-long talk show, Hardball with Chris ...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 (born June 10, 1953) is an American lawyer and former politician who served as a U.S. Senator from North Carolina. He was the Democratic nominee for Vice ...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 (July 19, 1965 – January 4, 2015) was an American sportscaster and anchor on ESPN, most notably on SportsCenter. Well known for his hip-hop style and use of catchphrases, ...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 (July 3, 1949 – December 7, 2010) was an American attorney, a best-selling author and a health care activist. She was married to John Edwards, the former U.S. ...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 (November 2, 1795 – June 15, 1849) was the 11th president of the United States, serving from 1845 to 1849. He previously was Speaker of the House of Representatives (1835–1839) ...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 (June 1, 1926 – July 3, 2012) was an American actor, comedian, television producer, Southern Gospel singer, and writer whose career spanned seven decades in music and ...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 (born Jacob Lincoln Freund; January 29, 1918 – April 1, 2010) was an American stage, film/television actor, producer, narrator, drama teacher and philanthropist whose career ...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 (born February 4, 1959), nicknamed "L.T.", is an American former football player. Taylor played his entire professional career as a linebacker for the New York ...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 ( PAL-əns; born Volodymyr Palahniuk (Ukrainian: Володимир Палагню́к); February 18, 1919 – November 10, 2006) was an American actor of Ukrainian descent. He was nominated for three ...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 (born February 22, 1975) 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 ...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
Sallie L. Krawcheck (born November 28, 1964) is the CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest, a digital financial advisor for women launched in 2016. She is owner and Chair of Ellevate Network. Prior to ...more
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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 (January 16, 1929 – March 14, 1980) was an American Democratic politician, including a U.S. Representative of the 5th Congressional District in Nassau County, New York, ...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 Fox (born July 24, 1969) is a Canadian-Bahamian retired basketball player, actor, businessman, and esports franchise owner. He played in the National Basketball Association ...more
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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
James Ellerbe "Daddy" Neal (May 21, 1930 – October 3, 2011) was an American basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Neal, a 6'11" center, played ...more
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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 (October 3, 1900 – September 15, 1938) was an American novelist of the early twentieth century.Wolfe wrote four lengthy novels as well as many short stories, dramatic works, ...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 (born 1949) 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 ...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 Hart Robertson Jr. (born June 25, 1932) is an American investor, hedge fund manager, philanthropist and signatory of The Giving Pledge. Now retired, Robertson invests directly in other ...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
David Brian Hargrove (born April 2, 1956) is an American television writer and producer. He was a co-creator of the television series Titus (2000–2002), along with Christopher Titus and Jack
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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 (born October 31, 1964) is an American journalist and long-time writer for The New York Times. In June 2011, he was named an op-ed columnist for the newspaper. His columns ...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 Bishop Kuralt (September 10, 1934 – July 4, 1997) was an American journalist. He is most widely known for his long career with CBS, first for his "On the Road" segments on The ...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 (born September 12, 1946) 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 ...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