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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Whitney Young High School and be of some renown.

Famous alumni from Whitney Young High School; graduates who have achieved stature in their field. Photos are included in this notable Whitney Young High School alumni list. Prominent alums from this institution include celebrities, politicians, business people, and more. This list of distinguished Whitney Young High School alumni is loosely ordered by relevance and sortable by column if you need to search by specific criteria. You can also search and filter the list to find a specific person or name. Please note that this directory is not just composed of graduates of this school; you can find any famous people who attended this school for at least a semester here. This list of successful alumni may even include a few celebrities who attended Whitney Young High School.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different graduates, including Michelle Obama and Joan Higginbotham.

This list answers the questions “who are the most famous alumni from Whitney Young High School?” and “what is a list of big names that went to Whitney Young High School?”

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Michelle Obama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Whitney Young High School Alumni
Michelle Obama Writer, Lawyer Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is an American lawyer and writer. She is the wife of the 44th and current President of the United States, Barack Obama, and the first African-American First Lady ...more

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Joan Higginbotham is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Whitney Young High School Alumni
Joan Higginbotham Astronaut, Engineer Joan Elizabeth Higginbotham is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut. She flew aboard Space Shuttle Discovery mission STS-116 as a mission specialist.

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Andy Wachowski is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Whitney Young High School Alumni
Andy Wachowski Comic book creator, Film Producer, Screenwriter Andy Wachowski is half of the Wachowski Brothers, responsible for writing, directing, and/or producing such films as the Matrix series.

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Marcus Jordan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Whitney Young High School Alumni
Marcus Jordan Basketball player Marcus James Jordan is an American former college basketball player who played for the UCF Knights men's basketball team of Conference USA. He is the son of Hall of Fame NBA player Michael

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Michael Bearden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Whitney Young High School Alumni
Michael Bearden Film Score Composer Michael Bearden is a film actor and producer.

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Sharif Atkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Whitney Young High School Alumni
Sharif Atkins Actor Sharif Atkins is an American television actor. He's best known for his role as Dr. Michael Gallant on ER and for his role as FBI Agent Clinton Jones on White Collar.

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Lana Wachowski is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Whitney Young High School Alumni
Lana Wachowski Comic book creator, Film Producer, Screenwriter Larry Wachowski, who is also now known as Lana Wachowski, is half of the Wachowski Brothers.  Larry and her brother Andy have written, produced, and directed the Matrix series of films, as ...more

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John Tobias is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Whitney Young High School Alumni
John Tobias Graphic Designer John Tobias is an American comic book artist, graphic designer and video game designer. Along with Ed Boon he is one of the creators of the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. Tobias was an ...more

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Quentin Richardson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Whitney Young High School Alumni
Quentin Richardson Basketball player Quentin L. Richardson is a retired American professional basketball player, currently serving as the director of player development for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball ...more

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Tonya Pinkins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Whitney Young High School Alumni
Tonya Pinkins Author, Actor Tonya Pinkins is an American television, film and theater actress and author known for her portrayal of Livia Frye on the soap opera All My Children and for her roles on Broadway. She has been ...more

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Dominique Canty is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Whitney Young High School Alumni
Dominique Canty Basketball player Dominique Danyell Canty is an American professional women's basketball player, most recently with the Washington Mystics in the WNBA.

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Russell Maryland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Whitney Young High School Alumni
Russell Maryland American football player Russell James Maryland is a former professional American football player. He played defensive tackle for ten seasons for the Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers of the National ...more

21 Pictures of Young Whitney Houston

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Katrina Adams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Whitney Young High School Alumni
Katrina Adams Katrina Adams is a former professional United States tennis player from Chicago and the current president of the United States Tennis Association.

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Ethan Stoller is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Whitney Young High School Alumni
Ethan Stoller Ethan Stoller is an American composer and producer from Chicago, Illinois. Stoller's first film score was for the independently produced Roadrunner in 2001. Stoller has composed three film ...more

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Anthony Sparks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Whitney Young High School Alumni
Anthony Sparks Television producer, Screenwriter, Essayist Anthony Sparks is an American television writer-producer, playwright, and essayist. His television writing credits include the recent NBC JJ Abrams series "Undercovers", the critically ...more

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Sebastian Gawenda is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Whitney Young High School Alumni
Sebastian Gawenda

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Jennifer Christenson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Whitney Young High School Alumni
Jennifer Christenson

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Arlene Limas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Whitney Young High School Alumni
Arlene Limas Arlene Limas is an American taekwondo practitioner and multiple international gold medalist. Limas, who is of Mexican and Polish descent, graduated with honors from Whitney Young Magnet High ...more

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Santita Jackson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Whitney Young High School Alumni
Santita Jackson Commentator, Television producer, Singer Santita Jackson is an American singer and political commentator from Chicago, Illinois. As a singer, Jackson toured with Roberta Flack and performed the National Anthem at President Clinton's ...more

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Mawusi Arnett is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Whitney Young High School Alumni
Mawusi Arnett

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Craig Robinson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Whitney Young High School Alumni
Onekemi added Craig Robinson Actor, Voice acting, Singer Craig Phillip Robinson is an American actor, stand-up comedian, and singer. He is best known for his role as Darryl Philbin on The Office, and his roles in the films Pineapple Express, Miss ...more

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Lucas Neff is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Whitney Young High School Alumni
Onekemi added Lucas Neff

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Don Franklin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Whitney Young High School Alumni
Onekemi added Don Franklin Ballet Dancer, Actor Don Franklin is an American actor, best known for his roles in seaQuest DSV as Commander Jonathan Ford, Seven Days as Captain Craig Donovan, and as one of The Young Riders.

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Chris Rob is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Whitney Young High School Alumni
Onekemi added Chris Rob Chris Rob is an American musician, native to Chicago and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York City. His twist of jazz and cool funk can be witnessed firsthand on the new Leon Ware release ...more