40 Celebrities Who Attended An HBCU


Historically Black colleges and universities have produced some of the biggest names in television, music, and film. From Oprah Winfrey to Sean "Diddy Combs to Michael Strahan the entertainment industry has been greatly impacted, and forever changed, by HBCU grads. 

Keep scrolling to see 40 celebrities who attended an HBCU. 

1. Oprah Winfrey, Tennesse State University

Premiere Of Disney's "A Wrinkle In Time" - Arrivals

2. Spike Lee, Morehouse College

2019 Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival

3. Samuel L. Jackson, Morehouse College

A Tribute To Ray Charles Benefit Concert

4. Chadwick Boseman, Howard University

Howard University holds its' commencement ceremonies with famous alum Chadwick Boseman as guest speaker in Washington, DC.

5. Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Howard University

"Killing Them Softly" Premiere - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

6. Taraji P. Henson, Howard University

Taraji P. Henson Honored With Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

7. Anthony Anderson, Howard University 

ABC's "Black-ish" FYC Event - Arrivals

8. Lala Anthony, Howard University

Starz "Power" The Fifth Season NYC Red Carpet Premiere Event & After Party

9. DJ Envy, Hampton University

House Of Exile In Concert - New York, NY

10. Common, Florida A&M University

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards

11. Erykah Badu, Grambling State University

2019 Black Girls Rock! - Show

12. Randy Jackson, Southern University of Baton Rouge

ABC's Coverage of The 2019 Miss America Competition
2019 MTV Video Music Awards - Red Carpet

14. Phylicia Rashad, Howard University

Center Theatre Group 50th Anniversary Celebration

15. Debbie Allen, Howard University

"Nominees Luncheon For 65th Annual Academy Awards"

16. Wanda Sykes, Hampton University

The Trevor Project's 2014 "TrevorLIVE NY" Event - Inside

17. David Banner, Southern University

"Never Heard" Movie Premiere

18. Yolanda Adams, Texas Southern University

Peace Starts With Me

19. Wale, Bowie State University

Moet Rose Lounge DC Hosted By Wale To Celebrate The Release Of "The Gifted"

20. Lionel Richie, Tuskegee University

Lionel Richie With Very Special Guest Mariah Carey In Concert - New York, New York

21. Toni Braxton, Bowie State University 

2019 American Music Awards - Fixed Show

22. Keenen Ivory Wayans, Tuskegee University

Last Comic Standing - Season 9

23. Marlon Wayans, Howard University

Marlon Wayans Visits The IMDb Show

24. Keshia Knight Pulliam, Superman College

Say "Santa!" With It's A Wonderful Lifetime Photo Experience

25. Wendy Raquel Robinson, Howard University

BET Her - Fights Breast Cancer 2019

26. Anika Noni Rose, Florida A&M University

Netflix 2020 Golden Globes After Party

27. Ruben Studdard, Alabama A&M University

The Whispers & Ruben Studdard In Concert - Mableton, GA

28. Lance Gross, Howard University 

Premiere Of A24's "Uncut Gems" - Arrivals

29. Eva Marcille, Clark Atlanta University

Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen - Season 17

30. Esther Rolle, Spelman College

Esther Rolle

31. Mase, Clark Atlanta University

"Can't Stop, Won't Stop: The Bad Boy Story" Premiere - 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

32. Rick Ross, Albany State University

60th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Red Carpet

33. Gladys Knight, Shaw University

2018 American Music Awards - Arrivals

34. Brian McKnight, Oakwood University (previously Oakwood College)

Celebrity Fight Night XXV - Show

35. Jerry Rice, Mississippi Valley State University

American Century Championship - Round Two

36. Kym Whitley, Fisk University

“Twenties” Premiere Event LA

37. Michael Strahan, Texas Southern University

NFL Class of 2014 Enshrinement Ceremony

38. Terrence J, North Carolina A&T State University

Premiere Of Lionsgate's "The Perfect Match" - Red Carpet

39. K. Michelle, Florida A&M University 

BET Presents: 2018 Soul Train Awards - Post Show

40. Omarosa Manigault, Central State University

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders Holds Press Briefing At The White House

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