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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
Pilot, Businessperson, Journalist

Age: Dec. at 39 (1960-1999)

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. (November 25, 1960 – July 16, 1999), often referred to as JFK Jr. or John John, was an American lawyer, journalist, and magazine publisher. He was a son of President ...more

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Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Model, Actor

Age: 28

Birthplace: Paris, France

Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson (born 15 April 1990) is an English actress, model and activist. Born in Paris and brought up in Oxfordshire, Watson attended the Dragon School and trained as an ...more

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Ted Turner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Businessperson, Television producer, Entrepreneur

Age: 80

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Robert Edward Turner III (born November 19, 1938) is an American media proprietor, producer, and philanthropist. As a businessman, he is known as founder of the Cable News Network (CNN), the ...more

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George Lincoln Rockwell ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Activist, Politician

Age: Dec. at 49 (1918-1967)

Birthplace: Bloomington, Illinois, United States of America

George Lincoln Rockwell (March 9, 1918 – August 25, 1967) was an American politician and neo-Nazi. In 1959, he was discharged from the United States Navy because of his political views and ...more
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Eva Amurri is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Actor

Age: 33

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Eva Maria Olivia Amurri Martino (born March 15, 1985) is an American film and television actress.
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John D. Rockefeller, Jr.... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni

Age: Dec. at 86 (1874-1960)

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio

John Davison Rockefeller Jr. (January 29, 1874 – May 11, 1960) was an American financier and philanthropist who was a prominent member of the Rockefeller family. He was the only son among the ...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

Age: 69

Birthplace: Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

André Leon Talley (born October 16, 1949) is an American fashion journalist, who is the former American editor-at-large of Vogue magazine. Talley has also served as international editor ...more

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Laura Linney is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Television producer, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 55

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Laura Leggett Linney (born February 5, 1964) is an American actress and singer. She is the recipient of several awards, including two Golden Globe Awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards, and has ...more

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Lisa Loeb is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter

Age: 50

Birthplace: Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Lisa Anne Loeb (; born March 11, 1968) is an American singer-songwriter, producer, touring artist, actress, author, and philanthropist who started her career with the platinum-selling number 1 ...more

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Joe Paterno is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
American Football coach, Coach, American football player

Age: Dec. at 86 (1926-2012)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Joseph Vincent Paterno (; December 21, 1926 – January 22, 2012), sometimes referred to as JoePa, was an American college football player, athletic director, and coach. He was the head coach of ...more

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Julie Bowen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 48

Birthplace: Baltimore, USA, Maryland

Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer (born March 3, 1970), known professionally as Julie Bowen, is an American actress and model. She is best known for playing Aunt Gwen on Dawson's Creek (2000), Carol ...more

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Chris Berman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Commentator, Announcer, Journalist

Age: 63

Birthplace: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States of America

Christopher James Berman (born May 10, 1955), nicknamed Boomer, is an American sportscaster. He has been an anchor for SportsCenter on ESPN since 1979, joining a month after its initial launch, ...more

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Leelee Sobieski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Actor

Age: 35

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Liliane Rudabet Gloria Elsveta "Leelee" Sobieski (born June 10, 1983) is a retired American actress. She achieved fame in her teens with roles in films such as Deep Impact, Eyes Wide ...more

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Meredith Whitney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Businessperson, Financial Analyst

Age: 49

Meredith Ann Whitney (born November 20, 1969) is an American businesswoman hailed as “The Oracle of Wall Street” by Bloomberg. She is best known for successfully forecasting the difficulties of ...more
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Rafe Judkins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Teacher

Age: 36

Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Rafe Lee Judkins (born January 8, 1983 in Salt Lake City, Utah) was a contestant on the 11th season of Survivor, which took place in Guatemala. He is now a working TV and travel writer with ...more

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Charles Evans Hughes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Judge, Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 86 (1862-1948)

Birthplace: Glens Falls, New York, United States of America

Charles Evans Hughes Sr. (April 11, 1862 – August 27, 1948) was an American statesman, Republican Party politician, and the 11th Chief Justice of the United States. He was also the 36th Governor ...more
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Maya Keyes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Political Activist, Social activist

Age: 33

Birthplace: New Jersey

Maya Jeane Marcel-Keyes (born May 23, 1985) is an American social and political activist and daughter of Alan Keyes, a candidate for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination. Despite her ...more
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Larry Elder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Larry Elder Lawyer

Age: 66

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Laurence Allen "Larry" Elder (born April 27, 1952) is an American attorney, author, and radio program host.

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Todd Haynes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 58

Birthplace: Encino, California, United States of America

Todd Haynes (; born January 2, 1961) is an American independent film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is considered a pioneer of the New Queer Cinema movement of filmmaking that emerged ...more
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Hill Harper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Author

Age: 52

Birthplace: Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

Francis Eugene "Hill" Harper (born May 17, 1966) is an American actor and author. He is known for his roles on CSI: NY, Limitless, and The Good Doctor.

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Christine Vachon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Author

Age: 56

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Christine Vachon (born 1962) is an American film producer active in the American independent film sector.Christine Vachon produced Todd Haynes' first feature, Poison, which was awarded the Grand ...more
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David Cicilline is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Politician

Age: 57

Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

David Nicola Cicilline (; born July 15, 1961) 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 ...more
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Lillian Moller Gilbreth ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Professor, Scientist, Engineer

Age: Dec. at 94 (1878-1972)

Birthplace: Oakland, California

Lillian Evelyn Moller Gilbreth (May 24, 1878 – January 2, 1972) was an American psychologist, industrial engineer, consultant, and educator who was an early pioneer in applying psychology to ...more
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Zachariah Allen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Inventor

Age: Dec. at 87 (1795-1882)

Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island

Zachariah Allen (September 15, 1795 – March 17, 1882) was an American textile manufacturer, scientist, lawyer, writer, inventor and civil leader from Providence, Rhode Island. He was educated at ...more
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Christopher Rice is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer

Age: 40

Birthplace: Berkeley, California

Christopher Travis Rice (born March 11, 1978) is an American author. Rice has penned multiple bestselling novels, including: A Density of Souls, The Snow Garden, Light Before Day, Blind Fall, ...more

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