2.7.17 Famous African-American Foster Alumni


• Daunte Culpepper, former NFL football quarterback

• Anthony "Cos" DiCosmo, member of New Jersey “Hitmen” and XML team

• Tommy Davidson, comedian, film and television actor

• Eriq La Salle, actor, director, writer and producer known for his portrayal of Dr. Peter Benton in the NBC drama series ER

• Regina Louise, author of “Somebody’s Someone,” child advocate, and motivational speaker 

• Malcolm X, Muslim minister and human rights activist

• Tracy Lauren Marrow (a.k.a. Ice-T), rapper, singer, and actor

• Darryl "D.M.C." Matthews McDaniels, musician, founding member of Run DMC and pioneer of hip hop culture

• Alonzo Harding Mourning, Jr., retired professional basketball player

• Eddie Murphy, comedian, actor, writer, singer, and director

• Daniel Dion "Dan" O'Brien, Olympic gold medalist decathlete 

• Michael Oher, NFL football offensive tackle. The Academy Award-winning 2009 film “The Blind Side” is based on his story

• Victoria Rowell, actress, writer, producer and dancer

• Carl Hancock Rux, poet, novelist, singer-songwriter, essayist, Bessie Award and OBIE Award winning theater/performance artist

• Charles A. Williams III (a.k.a. Dr. Chuck), writer, lecturer, radio host and community activist 

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