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Famous Brown University Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1

    John F. Kennedy, Jr.

    Pilot, Businessperson
    John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. (November 25, 1960 – July 16, 1999), often referred to as JFK Jr....  more

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    Emma Watson

    Model, Actor
    Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson (born 15 April 1990) is an English actress, model and activist....  more

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  • 3

    Ted Turner

    Businessperson, Television producer
    Robert Edward Turner III (born November 19, 1938) is an American media proprietor, producer,...  more

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    George Lincoln Rockwell

    Activist, Politician
    George Lincoln Rockwell (March 9, 1918 – August 25, 1967) was an American politician and...  more
  • 5
    Eva Maria Olivia Amurri Martino (born March 15, 1985) is an American film and television...  more
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    John Davison Rockefeller Jr. (January 29, 1874 – May 11, 1960) was an American financier and...  more
  • 7

    André Leon Talley

    Editor, Journalist
    André Leon Talley (born October 16, 1949) is an American fashion journalist, who is the former...  more


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  • 8

    Laura Linney

    Television producer, Actor
    Laura Leggett Linney (born February 5, 1964) is an American actress and singer. She is the...  more

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    Lisa Loeb

    Guitarist, Musician
    Lisa Anne Loeb (; born March 11, 1968) is an American singer-songwriter, producer, touring...  more

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  • 10

    Joe Paterno

    American Football coach, Coach
    Joseph Vincent Paterno (; December 21, 1926 – January 22, 2012), sometimes referred to as...  more

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    Julie Bowen

    Actor, Voice acting
    Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer (born March 3, 1970), known professionally as Julie Bowen, is an...  more

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    Chris Berman

    Commentator, Announcer
    Christopher James Berman (born May 10, 1955), nicknamed Boomer, is an American sportscaster....  more

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  • 13
    Liliane Rudabet Gloria Elsveta "Leelee" Sobieski (born June 10, 1983) is a retired American...  more

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  • 14

    Meredith Whitney

    Businessperson, Financial Analyst
    Meredith Ann Whitney (born November 20, 1969) is an American businesswoman hailed as “The...  more
  • 15
    Rafe Lee Judkins (born January 8, 1983 in Salt Lake City, Utah) was a contestant on the 11th...  more

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  • 16

    Charles Evans Hughes

    Judge, Politician
    Charles Evans Hughes Sr. (April 11, 1862 – August 27, 1948) was an American statesman,...  more
  • 17

    Maya Keyes

    Political Activist, Social activist
    Maya Jeane Marcel-Keyes (born May 23, 1985) is an American social and political activist and...  more
  • 18

    Larry Elder

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


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    Todd Haynes

    Television director, Television producer
    Todd Haynes (; born January 2, 1961) is an American independent film director, screenwriter,...  more
  • 20

    Hill Harper

    Film Producer, Screenwriter
    Francis Eugene "Hill" Harper (born May 17, 1966) is an American actor and author. He is known...  more

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    #849 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History#124 of 178 The Greatest Black Actors In Film History

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    Christine Vachon

    Television producer, Film Producer
    Christine Vachon (born 1962) is an American film producer active in the American independent...  more
  • 22

    David Cicilline

    David Nicola Cicilline (; born July 15, 1961) is an American politician who has been the U.S....  more
  • 23

    Lillian Moller Gilbreth

    Professor, Scientist
    Lillian Evelyn Moller Gilbreth (May 24, 1878 – January 2, 1972) was an American psychologist,...  more
  • 24
    Zachariah Allen (September 15, 1795 – March 17, 1882) was an American textile manufacturer,...  more
  • 25

    Christopher Rice

    Novelist, Author
    Christopher Travis Rice (born March 11, 1978) is an American author. Rice has penned multiple...  more

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