List of Famous people with last name Bryant
Kobe Bean Bryant was an American professional basketball player. A shooting guard, he spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Bryant helped the Lakers win five NBA championships, and was an 18-time All-Star, a 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, a 12-time member of the All-Defensive Team, the 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP), and a two-time NBA Finals MVP. Bryant also led the NBA in scoring twice, and ranks fourth on the league's all-time regular season scoring and all-time postseason scoring lists.
Desmond Demond Bryant is an American football wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oklahoma State, where he earned All-American honors in 2008. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft, where he earned three Pro Bowl berths and was named an All-Pro in 2014.
Joseph Washington Bryant, nicknamed "Jellybean", is an American former professional basketball player and coach. He played for the Philadelphia 76ers, San Diego Clippers, and Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also played for several teams in Italy and one in France. He is the father of former Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant. Bryant was the head coach of the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks from August 22, 2005 until April 4, 2007 and returned to that position for the remainder of the 2011 WNBA season. Bryant has also coached in Italy, Japan, and Thailand.
Kristopher Lee Bryant is an American professional baseball third baseman and outfielder for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). Prior to playing professionally, Bryant attended the University of San Diego, where he played college baseball for the Toreros.
Martin John Bryant is a convicted Australian mass shooter who murdered thirty-five people and injured twenty-three others in the Port Arthur massacre, one of the world's deadliest shooting sprees, in Port Arthur, Tasmania, between 28 and 29 April 1996. He is concurrently serving 35 life sentences, plus 1,035 years, all without the possibility of parole, at Risdon Prison in Hobart.
Paul William "Bear" Bryant was an American college football player and coach. He was best known as the head coach of the University of Alabama football team. During his 25-year tenure as Alabama's head coach, he amassed six national championships and thirteen conference championships. Upon his retirement in 1982, he held the record for the most wins (323) as a head coach in collegiate football history. The Paul W. Bryant Museum, Paul W. Bryant Hall, Paul W. Bryant Drive, and Bryant–Denny Stadium are all named in his honor at the University of Alabama. He was also known for his trademark black and white hat, deep voice, casually leaning up against the goal post during pre-game warmups, and holding his rolled-up game plan while on the sidelines. Before arriving at Alabama, Bryant was head football coach at the University of Maryland, the University of Kentucky, and Texas A&M University. He is considered by many to be the greatest college football coach of all time.
Aidan Mackenzy Bryant is an American actress and comedian. She is known as a cast member on the late-night variety series Saturday Night Live (2012–present), beginning in season 38. For her work on the series, she has been nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards, including for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Her other work includes a voice role in the animated series Danger & Eggs (2017) and a starring role in the sitcom Shrill (2019–present), for the latter of which she also serves as writer and executive producer.
Benicio "Beni" Bryant is an American singer-songwriter-artist who competed on the reality talent show America's Got Talent (AGT). Benicio’s YouTube videos were discovered by the producers of The Voice Kids in Germany. He was invited to audition for the show in 2018. He turned all four coaches’ chairs with his cover of “Bird Set Free,” and he finished the competition in 2nd place.
Steven Matt Bryant, nicknamed "Money Matt", is an American football placekicker who is a free agent. He played college football for the Baylor Bears, and was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the AFL's Iowa Barnstormers in 2000. A Pro Bowler with the Falcons in 2016, he has also been a member of the New York Giants, Frankfurt Galaxy, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Florida Tuskers, and is the thirteenth most-accurate kicker in NFL history.
Martavis Alexander Bryant is a gridiron football wide receiver for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Clemson, and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Louise Bryant, an American feminist, political activist, and journalist, became best known for her sympathetic coverage of Russia and the Bolsheviks during the Russian Revolution of November 1917. Bryant, who married fellow journalist John Reed in 1916, wrote about Russian leaders such as Katherine Breshkovsky, Maria Spiridonova, Alexander Kerensky, Vladimir Lenin, and Leon Trotsky. Her news stories, distributed by Hearst during and after her trips to Petrograd and Moscow, appeared in newspapers across the United States and Canada in the years immediately following World War I. A collection of articles from her first trip was published in 1918 as Six Red Months in Russia. Over the next year, she defended the revolution in testimony before the Overman Committee, a Senate subcommittee established in September 1918 to investigate foreign influence in the United States. Later in 1919, she undertook a nationwide speaking tour to encourage public support for the Bolsheviks and to denounce armed U.S. intervention in Russia.
Jamal Harrison Bryant
Jamal Harrison Bryant is an American minister and author. He is the senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. He is a graduate of Morehouse College and of Duke University. He received his doctorate of ministry degree from the Graduate Theological Foundation and his doctorate of theology from the University of Oxford in Great Britain.
Christopher John Bryant is a Welsh politician and former priest who served as Deputy Leader of the House of Commons from 2008 to 2009 and Under-Secretary of State for Europe and Asia from 2009 to 2010. He later served in the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Culture Secretary and Shadow Leader of the House of Commons from 2015 to 2016. A member of the Labour Party, he has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Rhondda since 2001.
On April 20, 2021, Ma'Khia Bryant, a black 16-year-old girl, was fatally shot by Columbus police officer Nicholas Reardon in Columbus, Ohio. Body camera footage released after the shooting showed Bryant charging another teen with a knife as she was shot. The officers applied medical treatment and Bryant was transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead half an hour later. The incident is under investigation.
Anita Jane Bryant is an American singer and anti-gay rights activist. She scored four Top 40 hits in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s, including "Paper Roses" that reached No. 5 on the charts. She was also a former Miss Oklahoma beauty pageant winner, and was a brand ambassador from 1969 to 1980 for the Florida Citrus Commission.
Vanessa Lynne Bryant
Vanessa Lynne Bryant is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.
Thomas Jermaine Bryant is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Indiana Hoosiers from 2015 to 2017.
Pamela Jean Bryant was an American model and actress. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its April 1978 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Richard Fegley.
Nicola Jane Bryant is an English actress known for her roles as Peri Brown, a companion to both the Fifth and Sixth Doctors in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, from 1984 to 1986 and as Martine Johnson the dance teacher in the school drama series The Biz from 1995 to 1997. She also played Miss Brown in the The Stranger film series and Lana in Star Trek Continues.
Dorothy Bryant (1930–2017) was an American novelist, playwright, essayist and feminist writer.