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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

    Michael Jordan

    Spokesperson, Basketball player


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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

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  • 2
    Lewis Black

    Lewis Black

    Social Critic, Commentator


    BirthplaceUSA, Silver Spring, Maryland

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

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  • 3
    Chris Matthews

    Chris Matthews

    Commentator, Talk show host


    BirthplaceSomerton, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Christopher John Matthews (born December 17, 1945) is an American political commentator, talk... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    John Edwards

    John Edwards

    Politician, Writer


    BirthplaceSeneca, South Carolina, United States of America

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

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  • 5
    Stuart Scott

    Stuart Scott

    Journalist, Actor


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

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

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  • 6
    Elizabeth Edwards

    Elizabeth Edwards

    Author, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 61 (1949-2010)

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida, United States of America

    Mary Elizabeth Anania Edwards (July 3, 1949 – December 7, 2010) was an American attorney, a... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    James K. Polk

    James K. Polk

    Politician, Farmer

    AgeDec. at 54 (1795-1849)

    BirthplacePineville, North Carolina, United States of America

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

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  • 8
    Andy Griffith

    Andy Griffith

    Comedian, Television producer

    AgeDec. at 86 (1926-2012)

    BirthplaceMount Airy, North Carolina, USA

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

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  • 9
    John Forsythe

    John Forsythe

    Film Producer, Actor

    AgeDec. at 92 (1918-2010)

    BirthplacePenns Grove, New Jersey, United States of America

    John Forsythe (born January 29, 1918 – April 1, 2010) was an American stage, film/television... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Lawrence Taylor

    Lawrence Taylor

    Actor, Sports commentator


    BirthplaceWilliamsburg, Virginia, United States of America

    Lawrence Julius Taylor (born February 4, 1959), nicknamed "L.T.", is an American former... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Vince Carter

    Vince Carter

    Basketball player, Athlete


    BirthplaceDaytona Beach, Florida, United States of America

    Vincent Lamar Carter (born January 26, 1977) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Jack Palance

    Jack Palance

    Pilot, Painter

    AgeDec. at 87 (1919-2006)

    BirthplaceHazle Township, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Jack Palance ( PAL-əns; born Volodymyr Palahniuk (Ukrainian: Володимир Палагню́к); February... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Liza Huber


    BirthplaceLong Island, New York, United States of America

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

    Sallie Krawcheck



    BirthplaceCharleston, South Carolina

    Sallie L. Krawcheck (born November 28, 1964) is the CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest, a digital... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Allard K. Lowenstein

    AgeDec. at 51 (1929-1980)

    BirthplaceArea code 862, Area code 973, Area codes 862 and 973, Essex County, Contiguous United States

    Allard Kenneth Lowenstein (January 16, 1929 – March 14, 1980) was an American Democratic... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Rick Fox

    Rick Fox

    Basketball player, Actor


    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Ulrich Alexander Fox (born July 24, 1969) is a Canadian-Bahamian retired basketball player,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Jim Neal

    Jim Neal

    Businessperson, Politician


    BirthplaceGreensboro, North Carolina

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

    Thomas Wolfe

    Novelist, Author

    AgeDec. at 38 (1900-1938)

    BirthplaceAsheville, North Carolina

    Thomas Clayton Wolfe (October 3, 1900 – September 15, 1938) was an American novelist of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Rives Kistler


    Rives Kistler (born 1949) is an American attorney and judge in the state of Oregon. After... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Julian Robertson

    Julian Robertson

    Businessperson, Investor


    BirthplaceSalisbury, North Carolina

    Julian Hart Robertson Jr. (born June 25, 1932) is an American investor, hedge fund manager,... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Brian Hargrove

    Brian Hargrove

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceTarboro, North Carolina, United States of America

    David Brian Hargrove (born April 2, 1956) is an American television writer and producer. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Frank Bruni

    Frank Bruni

    Journalist, Author


    BirthplaceWhite Plains, New York, United States of America

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

    Charles Kuralt


    AgeDec. at 63 (1934-1997)

    BirthplaceWilmington, North Carolina, United States of America

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

    Minnie Bruce Pratt

    Poet, Educator


    BirthplaceSelma, Alabama

    Minnie Bruce Pratt (born September 12, 1946) is an American educator, activist and essayist.... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Julius Peppers

    Julius Peppers

    Athlete, American football player


    BirthplaceWilson, North Carolina

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

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