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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Virginia Commonwealth University and be of some renown.

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

List is made up of graduates like Larry Sanders and Iron & Wine.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Virginia Commonwealth University?” and “Which celebrities are Virginia Commonwealth University alumni?”
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Boris Kodjoe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Fashion Model, Actor

Age: 45

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe (; born March 8, 1973), better known as Boris Kodjoe, is an Austrian-born actor of German and Ghanaian descent known for his roles as Kelby in the ...more

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Stephen Furst is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 63

Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Stephen Nelson Feuerstein (May 8, 1954 – June 16, 2017), better known as Stephen Furst, was an American actor and film and television director. After gaining attention with his featured role as ...more
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Chris Adler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Drummer

Age: 46

Christopher James Adler (born November 23, 1972) is an American drummer, best known as the founder of the groove metal band Lamb of God (1994-2019), and Grammy Award winning member of Megadeth. ...more

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Stefan Lessard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Bassist, Musician

Age: 44

Birthplace: Anaheim, California, United States of America

Stefan Kahil Lessard (born June 4, 1974) is an American musician, most famous as the bassist for the Dave Matthews Band.
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Taylor Behl is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Taylor Marie Behl was a 17-year-old college freshman from Vienna, Virginia. She moved to Richmond, Virginia, in August 2005 to attend Virginia Commonwealth University. About two weeks later on ...more
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John Most is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Poet, Writer

Age: 41

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

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Ted Brown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Professional golfer

Age: 39

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

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Patch Adams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Physician, Clown, Writer

Age: 73

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Hunter Doherty "Patch" Adams (born May 28, 1945) is an American physician, comedian, social activist, clown, and author. He founded the Gesundheit! Institute in 1971. Each year he ...more
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Sean Marshall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 36

Birthplace: USA, Virginia, Richmond

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Iron & Wine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter

Age: 44

Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America

Iron () is a chemical element with symbol Fe (from Latin: ferrum) and atomic number 26. It is a metal, that belongs to the first transition series and group 8 of the periodic table. It is by ...more

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Rob Wittman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni

Age: 60

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

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Debbie Matenopoulos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Talk show host, Actor

Age: 44

Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States of America

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Rosalyn Dance is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Nurse

Age: 71

Birthplace: Virginia

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Michael Curry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Basketball player, Coach

Age: 50

Birthplace: Anniston, Alabama

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Lee Ware is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Teacher

Age: 66

Birthplace: Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Robert Lee Ware, Jr. (born August 20, 1952) is an American politician. Since 1998 he has served in the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 65th district west of Richmond, consisting of ...more
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John Graham is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Professor, Economist

Age: 57

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David Baldacci is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Author

Age: 58

Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia

David Baldacci (born August 5, 1960) is a bestselling American novelist.
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Michael Hearst is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Businessperson

Age: 46

Michael Marcus Hearst (born December 27, 1972 in Virginia Beach, Virginia) is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, writer, and producer. He is best known for his solo albums Songs For Ice Cream ...more
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Dominic Oduro is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Footballer

Age: 33

Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

Dominic Oduro (born 13 August 1985) is a Ghanaian footballer who plays as a forward for the Charlotte Independence in the USL Championship.
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Svetlana Pankratova is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Svetlana Pankratova

Age: 47

Birthplace: Volgograd, Russia

Svetlana Pankratova (born April 29, 1971) is a Russian woman formerly recognized, according to Guinness World Records, as having the longest legs of any woman in the world.While she is not the ...more
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Charles Vess is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Illustrator, Artist

Age: 67

Birthplace: Lynchburg, Virginia, United States of America

Charles Vess (born June 10, 1951) is an American fantasy artist and comics artist who has specialized in the illustration of myths and fairy tales. His influences include British "Golden ...more
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Roslyn Tyler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni

Age: 57

Birthplace: Virginia

Roslyn C. "Roz" Tyler (born July 18, 1961, in Greensville County, Virginia) is an American politician of the Democratic Party. Since 2006 she has been a member of the Virginia House of ...more
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Gerald Henderson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 63

Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia

Jerome McKinley "Gerald" Henderson Sr. (born January 16, 1956) is an American retired basketball player. He was a combo guard who had a 13-year career in the National Basketball ...more
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Caressa Cameron is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni

Age: 32

Birthplace: Virginia

Caressa Venal Cameron-Jackson (born August 4, 1987) is an American beauty pageant titleholder who was Miss Virginia 2009 and Miss America 2010. She is the eighth African American Miss America ...more
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Teresita Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Sculptor, Installation Artist

Age: 51

Birthplace: Miami, Florida

Teresita Fernández (born May 12, 1968) is a New York based visual artist best known for her prominent public sculptures and unconventional use of materials. She is a recipient of a John ...more