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Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1

    Boris Kodjoe

    Fashion Model, Actor


    BirthplaceVienna, 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 2002...  more

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  • 2

    Stephen Furst

    Television director, Film Producer


    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America


    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 Kent...  more
  • 3



    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
  • 4

    Stefan Lessard

    Bassist, Musician


    BirthplaceAnaheim, 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....  more
  • 5
    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 Labor...  more
  • 6

    John Most

    Poet, Writer


    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America


  • 7

    Ted Brown

    Professional golfer


    BirthplaceCalgary, Canada


  • 8

    Patch Adams

    Physician, Clown


    BirthplaceWashington, 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 organizes...  more
  • 9

    Sean Marshall

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia, United States of America


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  • 10

    Iron & Wine

    Guitarist, Singer-songwriter


    BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina, United States of America


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  • 11
    Robert Joseph Wittman (born February 3, 1959) is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Virginia's 1st congressional district, serving since a special election in 2007. The...  more
  • 12

    Debbie Matenopoulos

    Talk show host, Actor


    BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia, USA


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  • 13




    Rosalyn Randolph "Roz" Dance (born February 10, 1948) is an American politician, who has served in the Senate of Virginia since 2014. She was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 2005 to...  more
  • 14

    Michael Curry

    Basketball player, Coach


    BirthplaceAnniston, Alabama


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  • 15

    Lee Ware



    BirthplaceFitchburg, Massachusetts


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  • 16

    John Graham

    Professor, Economist



    John R. Graham (born June 1, 1961) is an American financial economist, a professor at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business, a research associate for the NBER and a regular guest commentator...  more
  • 17

    David Baldacci

    Novelist, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia


    David Baldacci (born August 5, 1960) is a bestselling American novelist....  more
  • 18

    Michael Hearst

    Film Score Composer, Record producer



    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 Trucks,...  more
  • 19

    Dominic Oduro



    BirthplaceAccra, Ghana


    Dominic Oduro (born 13 August 1985) is a Ghanaian footballer who plays as a forward for the Charlotte Independence in the USL Championship....  more
  • 20

    Svetlana Pankratova

    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
  • 21

    Charles Vess

    Illustrator, Artist


    BirthplaceLynchburg, 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 Age" book...  more
  • 22
    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 Delegates. She...  more
  • 23

    Gerald Henderson

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceRichmond, 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 Association (NBA)...  more
  • 24
    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
  • 25

    Teresita Fernandez

    Sculptor, Installation Artist


    BirthplaceMiami, 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 D. and...  more