Home » Education » Most Successful Howard University Notable Alumni

Most Successful Howard University Notable Alumni

Howard University is 142nd in the world, 65th in North America, and 62nd in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 10 notable alumni from Howard University sorted by their wiki pages’ popularity.

Kamala Harris (In 1986 graduated with a Bachelor of Arts)

BUY 2023 WASSCE RESULTS CHECKER HERE

Kamala Devi Harris is an American politician and attorney who is the 49th and current vice president of the United States. She is the first female vice president and the highest-ranking female official in U.S. history, as well as the first African American and first Asian American vice president. A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served as the attorney general of California from 2011 to 2017 and as a United States senator representing California from 2017 to 2021.

Chadwick Boseman (Graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts)

Chadwick Aaron Boseman was an American actor and playwright. After studying directing at Howard University, he began his career in theatre, winning a Drama League Directing Fellowship and an acting AUDELCO, along with receiving a Jeff Award nomination for his 2005 play Deep Azure.

Sean Combs

Sean John Combs, also known by his stage name Puff Daddy (also known as P. Diddy, Diddy, or Puffy), is an American rapper, songwriter, record executive, and entrepreneur. Born in New York City, he worked as a talent director at Uptown Records before founding his own record label, Bad Boy Records in 1993. Combs has produced and cultivated artists such as The Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Blige, and Usher.

Nick Canon

Nicholas Scott Cannon is an American television host, rapper, actor, and comedian. In television, Cannon began as a teenager on All That before going on to host The Nick Cannon Show, Wild ‘n Out, America’s Got Talent, Lip Sync Battle Shorties, and The Masked Singer. He acted in the films Drumline, Love Don’t Cost a Thing and Roll Bounce.

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji Penda Henson is an American actress and singer. She studied acting at Howard University and began her Hollywood career in guest roles on several television shows before making her breakthrough in Baby Boy (2001). She played a prostitute in Hustle & Flow (2005), for which she received a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture nomination.

Marlon Wayans

Marlon Lamont Wayans is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Wayans began his career portraying a pedestrian in I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (1988). He went on to regularly collaborate with his brother Shawn Wayans on The WB sitcom The Wayans Bros. (1995–1999).

Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall was an American lawyer and civil rights activist who served as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the Court’s first African American justice. Prior to his judicial service, he successfully argued several cases before the Supreme Court, including Brown v. Board of Education.

Toni Morrison

Chloe Anthony Wofford Morrison, known as Toni Morrison, was an American novelist. Her first novel, The Bluest Eye, was published in 1970. The critically acclaimed Song of Solomon (1977) brought her national attention and won the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 1988, Morrison won the Pulitzer Prize for Beloved (1987); she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993.

Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson is an American actor and comedian. He has appeared in numerous films and television shows. He has starred in his own short-lived sitcom, All About the Andersons, as well as the ABC sitcom Black-ish and the Fox sitcom The Bernie Mac Show during its fifth and final season.

Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia Rashad is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show (1984–1992) which earned her Emmy Award nominations in 1985 and 1986. She was dubbed “The Mother of the Black Community” at the 2010 NAACP Image Awards and played Ruth Lucas on Cosby (1996–2000).

Check out our previous post here.

Leave a Comment