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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Brown University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Brown University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Brown University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Brown University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Brown University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Brown University.

The list you're viewing is made up of many notable graduates, like Emma Watson, Julie Bowen and other famous Brown Bears.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Brown University?” and “Which celebrities are Brown University alumni?”

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John F. Kennedy, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Pilot, Businessperson, Journalist John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr., often referred to as JFK Jr. or John-John in the press, was an American lawyer, journalist, and magazine publisher. He was the only surviving son of U.S. President ...more

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Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Emma Watson Model, Actor Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is an English actress, model, and activist. Watson rose to prominence as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series, appearing in all eight Harry Potter films ...more

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Ted Turner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Ted Turner Businessperson, Television producer, Entrepreneur Robert Edward "Ted" Turner III is an American media mogul and philanthropist. As a businessman, he is known as founder of the Cable News Network more popularly known as CNN, the first ...more

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George Lincoln Rockwell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
George Lincoln Rockwell Activist, Politician George Lincoln Rockwell was the founder of the American Nazi Party. Rockwell was a major figure in the neo-Nazi movement in the United States, and his beliefs and writings have continued to be ...more

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Eva Amurri is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Eva Amurri Actor Eva Maria Olivia Martino is an American actress.

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John D. Rockefeller, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. John Davison Rockefeller Jr. was an American financer and philanthropist who was a prominent member of the Rockefeller family. He was the only son among the five children of Standard Oil ...more

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André Leon Talley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
André Leon Talley Editor, Journalist, Writer André Leon Talley is the former American editor-at-large for Vogue magazine, listed as Contributing Editor in the April 2010 masthead. Talley has been a front-row regular at fashion shows ...more

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Laura Linney is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Laura Linney Television producer, Actor, Voice acting Laura Leggett Linney is an American actress. A three-time Academy Award nominee and three-time Tony Award nominee, she won her first Emmy Award in 2002 for Wild Iris, and had subsequent wins for ...more

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Lisa Loeb is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Lisa Loeb Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter Lisa Anne Loeb is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She launched her career in 1994 with the song "Stay", which was included in the film Reality Bites. She was the first ...more

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Joe Paterno is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Joe Paterno American Football coach, Coach, American football player Joseph Vincent "Joe" Paterno, sometimes referred to as "JoePa", was an American college football player and coach who was the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions from ...more

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Julie Bowen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Julie Bowen Actor, Voice acting Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer, better known as Julie Bowen, is an American actress. She is best known for playing Carol Vessey on Ed, Denise Bauer on Boston Legal, Sarah Shephard on Lost and Claire ...more

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Chris Berman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Chris Berman Commentator, Announcer, Journalist Christopher James "Chris" Berman, also known by the nickname Boomer, is an American sportscaster. He anchors SportsCenter, Monday Night Countdown, Sunday NFL Countdown, U.S. Open golf, ...more

The Hottest Celebrity Lesbians

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Leelee Sobieski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Leelee Sobieski Actor Liliane Rudabet Gloria Elsveta Sobieski, known professionally as Leelee Sobieski, is an American film and television actress. Sobieski achieved recognition in her mid-teens for her performance ...more

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Meredith Whitney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Meredith Whitney Businessperson, Financial Analyst Meredith Ann Whitney was born November 20, 1969, and grew up in New Jersey. She is the co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Kenbelle Capital LP, a hedge fund based in New York City. She is ...more

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Rafe Judkins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Rafe Judkins Teacher Rafe Lee Judkins was a contestant on the 11th season of Survivor, which took place in Guatemala. He is now a working TV and travel writer with credits on shows such as My Own Worst Enemy, Chuck, ...more

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Charles Evans Hughes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Charles Evans Hughes Judge, Politician, Lawyer Charles Evans Hughes Sr. was an American statesman, lawyer and Republican politician from New York. He served as the 36th Governor of New York, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the ...more

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Maya Keyes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Maya Keyes Political Activist, Social activist Maya Jeane Marcel-Keyes is an American social and political activist and daughter of Alan Keyes, a candidate for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination. Marcel-Keyes has been involved with ...more

The Best DJs in the World Right Now

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Larry Elder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Larry Elder Lawyer Laurence Allen "Larry" Elder is an American lawyer, writer and radio and television personality who calls himself the "Sage of South Central," a district of Los Angeles, ...more

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Todd Haynes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Todd Haynes Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Todd Haynes is an American independent film director and screenwriter. He is best known for his feature films Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story, Poison, Velvet Goldmine, Safe, and the Academy ...more

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Hill Harper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Hill Harper Film Producer, Screenwriter, Author Frank Eugene Harper, known professionally as Hill Harper, is an American film, television and stage actor, and author. He is best known for his portrayal of Will Beckford in the 2000 film The

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Christine Vachon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Christine Vachon Television producer, Film Producer, Author Christine Vachon is an American film producer active in the American independent film sector and daughter of Françoise Fourestier and noted photographer John Vachon. Christine Vachon ...more

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David Cicilline is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
David Cicilline Politician David Nicola Cicilline is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district since 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He ...more

30 Celebrities Who Married the Same Person Twice

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Lillian Moller Gilbreth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Lillian Moller Gilbreth Professor, Scientist, Engineer Lillian Evelyn Moller Gilbreth was an American psychologist and industrial engineer. One of the first working female engineers holding a Ph.D., she is held to be the first true ...more

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Zachariah Allen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Zachariah Allen Inventor Zachariah Allen was an American textile manufacturer, scientist, lawyer, writer, inventor and civil leader from Providence, Rhode Island. He was educated at Philips Exeter Academy and at Brown ...more

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Christopher Rice is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Christopher Rice Novelist, Author, Writer Christopher Travis Rice is an American author. Rice has written six best-selling novels: A Density of Souls, The Snow Garden, Light Before Day, Blind Fall, The Moonlit Earth, The Heavens Rise, ...more

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Angela Robinson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Angela Robinson Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director Angela Robinson is an American film and television director, screenwriter and producer.

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Michael Newdow is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Michael Newdow Physician, Social activist, Lawyer Michael Arthur Newdow is an American attorney and emergency medicine physician. He is best known for his efforts to have recitations of the current version of the Pledge of Allegiance in public ...more

Child Actors Who Tragically Died Young

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danah boyd is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
danah boyd Researcher, Writer danah boyd is a social media scholar, youth researcher, and advocate working at Microsoft Research, New York University Media Culture & Communication and the Harvard Berkman Center for ...more

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Brian Binnie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Brian Binnie Astronaut William Brian Binnie is a former United States Navy officer and is one of the test pilots for SpaceShipOne, the experimental spaceplane developed by Scaled Composites.

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Wendy Carlos is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Wendy Carlos Film Score Composer, Composer, Keyboard player Wendy Carlos is an American composer and electronic musician. Carlos first came to prominence in 1968 with Switched-On Bach, a recording of music by J.S. Bach assembled phrase-by-phrase on a ...more

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David Groh is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
David Groh Actor David Lawrence Groh was an American actor best known for his portrayal of Joe Gerard in the 1970s television series Rhoda, opposite Valerie Harper.

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Horace Mann is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Horace Mann Horace Mann was an American politician and educational reformer. A Whig devoted to promoting speedy modernization, he served in the Massachusetts State Legislature. In 1848, after serving as ...more

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Fritz Pollard is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Fritz Pollard Coach, American football player Frederick Douglass "Fritz" Pollard was the first African American head coach in the National Football League. Pollard along with Bobby Marshall were the first two African American ...more

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Erin McKeown is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Erin McKeown Singer-songwriter, Singer Erin McKeown is an American multi-instrumentalist and folk-rock singer/songwriter. McKeown began her career in the folk scene. She released her first album, Monday Morning Cold, on her own ...more

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Catie Curtis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Catie Curtis Singer-songwriter, Singer Catie Curtis is an American singer-songwriter working primarily in the folk rock idiom. Her most recent recording, Flying Dream, was released in 2014.

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Ben Harvey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Ben Harvey Radio personality Ben Harvey is a radio, television, and podcast personality in New York City. Early in his career, Harvey worked at WBRU, Brown University’s commercial alternative rock station, where he started ...more

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Leroy F. Aarons is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Leroy F. Aarons Journalist, Actor, Writer Leroy Aarons is an actor.

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Margaret Stumpp is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Margaret Stumpp Margaret Stumpp is a Senior Vice President at Prudential Financial, Inc. She is the first openly transsexual person out of over 60,000 employees in the firm. In February 2002, Stumpp ...more

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Kerry Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Kerry Kennedy Author, Social activist, Lawyer Mary Kerry Kennedy is an American human rights activist and writer. She is the seventh of the eleven children of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel Kennedy. She was known as Kerry Kennedy Cuomo ...more

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Richard Holbrooke is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Richard Holbrooke Businessperson, Diplomat, Writer Richard Charles Albert Holbrooke is an American diplomat, magazine editor,  author, Peace Corps official, and investment banker. Since Jan 30 2009 he serves as the Special Envoy for ...more

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John S. Chen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
John S. Chen Businessperson John S. Chen is the CEO of BlackBerry Ltd. Previously, he served as the chief executive officer and president of Sybase, an independent software vendor specializing in data management, ...more

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Bobby Jindal is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Bobby Jindal Politician Piyush "Bobby" Jindal is an American politician who is the 55th and current Governor of Louisiana and the Vice Chairman of the Republican Governors Association. Jindal was born in ...more

Interracial Couples Alert! These Famous White Men Are Married To Black Women

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John Krasinski is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
John Krasinski Television director, Television producer, Film Producer John Burke Krasinski is an American actor, director and screenwriter. He is known for his role as Jim Halpert on the NBC sitcom The Office. His film credits include Away We Go, Leatherheads, ...more

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Thomas Gardiner Corcoran is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Thomas Gardiner Corcoran Politician, Lobbyist, Lawyer Thomas Gardiner Corcoran was one of several advisors in President Franklin D. Roosevelt's brain trust during the New Deal, and later, a close friend and advisor to President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Rory Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Rory Kennedy Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Rory Elizabeth Katherine Kennedy is an American documentary filmmaker, and youngest child of U.S. Senator Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy. Although her father was ...more

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Yaya DaCosta is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Yaya DaCosta Fashion Model, Actor Yaya DaCosta is an American actress and fashion model. She was the runner-up in Cycle 3 of America's Next Top Model. Following her marriage to Joshua Bee Alafia in June 26, 2012, she has taken ...more

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Ruth Hussey is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Ruth Hussey Actor Ruth Carol Hussey was an American actress best known for her Academy Award-nominated role as photographer Elizabeth Imbrie in The Philadelphia Story.

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Stewart Baker is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Stewart Baker Lawyer Stewart Abercrombie Baker was the first Assistant Secretary for Policy at the United States Department of Homeland Security under the Presidency of George W. Bush. Baker is the former General ...more

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John Holmes is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
John Holmes Politician John Holmes was an American politician. He served as a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts and was one of the first two U.S. Senators from Maine. Holmes was noted for his involvement in the ...more

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Theresia Gouw Ranzetta is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Theresia Gouw Ranzetta Entrepreneur, Venture capitalist Theresia has been with Accel Partners since 1999. She focuses primarily on software and internet investments with specific interest in security, Vertical Media/Search and online media and