As with any list of this nature, you will probably not agree with all five people we chose. That’s ok! We welcome your opinion.
To keep it simple, we are not listing people who almost made the list, as there would be way too many to list. Some of these celebrities attended two MoCo schools, so if you don’t see them on one list, you may see them in another.
The five people we are listing as the most famous alumni of Montgomery Blair High School are not ranked in any particular order.
Some have disputed that Stallone ever attended Blair High School while others believe he even graduated from the school. I was able to confirm that he was briefly a student at Blair, but did not graduate from the school.
Chung was once the homecoming queen at Blair. She went on to become the first Asian-American (and the second woman) to anchor a major U.S. network newscast as part of CBS Evening News.
She has worked as an anchor or reporter for television networks ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, and NBC. She’s also married to another MoCo celebrity– Landon School alum and talk show host Maury Povich.
Stein has had careers as an actor, writer, and lawyer. He grew up in the Woodside Forest neighborhood of Silver Spring and attended Montgomery Hills Junior High and Blair High School.
He graduated from Blair in the early 60s with journalist Carl Bernstein (who almost made this list himself). Perhaps best known for his role as a monotone teacher in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Stein was had a successful career in film and television.
Francis was born and raised in Takoma Park. Though he attended six different high schools, Blair was his home school. He didn’t graduate, opting to earn his GED following his mother’s passing when he was 18.
Francis was an All-ACC player at the University of Maryland, the second overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft, the 2000 NBA Rookie of the Year, and a 3-time NBA All-Star.
The Academy Award and Golden Globe winning actress made her return to the big screen earlier this year, starring in the comedySnatched with Amy Schumer.