Famous Wake Forest University Alumni

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

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

A list made up of graduates like Tim Duncan, Chris Paul, and other Wake Forest alumni and Wake Forest basketball alumi. Let's go Demon Deacons!

Wake Forest is also known for its football and golf programs.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Wake Forest University?” and “Which celebrities are Wake Forest University alumni?”

Take a look at this list of WFU alumni!
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  • Arnold Palmer
    Designer, Professional golfer, Architect
    • Age: 93
    • Birthplace: Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States of America
  • Tim Duncan
    Basketball player
    • Age: 46
    • Birthplace: Christiansted, United States Virgin Islands
  • Chris Paul
    Basketball player, Athlete
    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America
  • Carroll O'Connor
    Television director, Comedian, Television producer
    • Age: Dec. at 76 (1924-2001)
    • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
  • Frank Thompson
    Politician, Lawyer
    • Age: Dec. at 70 (1918-1989)
    • Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, USA
  • Jesse Helms
    Politician, Journalist
    • Age: Dec. at 86 (1921-2008)
    • Birthplace: Monroe, North Carolina, USA
  • David Chase
    Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter
    • Age: 77
    • Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York, USA
  • Carol Barbee
    Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor
    • Age: 63
    • Birthplace: USA, North Carolina, Concord
  • Muggsy Bogues
    Basketball player, Coach, Actor
    • Age: 57
    • Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    • Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Virginia
    • Age: 72
  • Kay Hagan
    • Age: 69
    • Birthplace: Shelby, North Carolina, USA
  • Creigh Deeds
    Politician, Lawyer
    • Age: 64
    • Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, USA
  • Donna Edwards
    Politician, Lawyer
    • Age: 64
    • Birthplace: Yanceyville, North Carolina, USA
  • Bob Ehrlich
    Politician, Lawyer
    • Age: 64
    • Birthplace: Arbutus, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • Al Hunt
    Editor, Journalist
    • Age: 79
    • Birthplace: Charlottesville, Virginia
  • A. R. Ammons
    Poet, Author, Essayist
    • Age: Dec. at 75 (1926-2001)
    • Birthplace: Whiteville, North Carolina
  • Melissa Harris-Perry
    Professor, Political scientist, Writer
    • Age: 48
    • Birthplace: Seattle, Washington
  • Charlie Crist
    Politician, Lawyer
    • Age: 66
    • Birthplace: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Desmond Clark
    American football player
    • Age: 45
    • Birthplace: USA, Florida, Bartow
    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: Chennai, India
  • Ryan Plackemeier
    American football player
    • Age: 38
    • Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Joseph J. Davis
    Judge, Politician, Lawyer
    • Age: Dec. at 64 (1828-1892)
    • Birthplace: Louisburg, North Carolina, USA
  • Josh Howard
    Basketball player
    • Age: 42
    • Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Thomas Marshburn
    Astronaut, Physician
    • Age: 62
    • Birthplace: Statesville, North Carolina