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Famous Brown University Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 79.8k views88 items

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?”
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  • 1
    John F. Kennedy, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni

    John F. Kennedy, Jr.

    Pilot, Businessperson

    AgeDec. at 39 (1960-1999)

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

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

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    #39 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#24 of 32 All People's Sexiest Man Alive Covers, Ranked By Current Sexiness Standards

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

    Emma Watson

    Model, Actor

    Age30

    BirthplaceParis, France

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

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    #33 of 269 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World#74 of 853 The Best Actresses in Film History

  • 3
    Ted Turner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni

    Ted Turner

    Businessperson, Television producer

    Age81

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, USA

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

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    #634 of 639 The Greatest Lead Guitarists Of All Time#31 of 54 The Most Influential CEOs of All Time

  • 4
    George Lincoln Rockwell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni

    George Lincoln Rockwell

    Activist, Politician

    AgeDec. at 49 (1918-1967)

    BirthplaceBloomington, Illinois, United States of America

    George Lincoln Rockwell (March 9, 1918 – August 25, 1967) was an American politician and... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Eva Amurri is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni

    Age35

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Eva Maria Olivia Amurri Martino (born March 15, 1985) is an American film and television... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    John D. Rockefeller, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni
    John Davison Rockefeller Jr. (January 29, 1874 – May 11, 1960) was an American financier and... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    André Leon Talley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni

    André Leon Talley

    Editor, Journalist

    Age70

    BirthplaceDurham, North Carolina, United States of America

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

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  • 8
    Laura Linney is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni

    Laura Linney

    Television producer, Actor

    Age56

    BirthplaceManhattan, 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... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Lisa Loeb is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni

    Lisa Loeb

    Guitarist, Musician

    Age52

    BirthplaceBethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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

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    #638 of 739 The Best Singers of All Time#373 of 602 The Best Female Vocalists Ever

  • 10
    Joe Paterno is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni

    Joe Paterno

    American Football coach, Coach

    AgeDec. at 86 (1926-2012)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Joseph Vincent Paterno (; December 21, 1926 – January 22, 2012), sometimes referred to as... more on Wikipedia

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    How Joe Paterno's Silence In The Face Of Abuse Led To His Stunning Fall From Grace#14 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative

  • 11
    Julie Bowen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni

    Julie Bowen

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age50

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer (born March 3, 1970), known professionally as Julie Bowen, is an... more on Wikipedia

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    #173 of 348 The Best American Actresses Working Today#203 of 461 The Best TV Actors of All Time

  • 12
    Chris Berman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni

    Chris Berman

    Commentator, Announcer

    Age65

    BirthplaceUSA, Connecticut, Greenwich

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

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    #83 of 131 The Most Annoying TV Hosts#4 of 46 The Best SportsCenter Anchors of All Time

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

    Age37

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

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

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    #8 of 14 Actors From The ’90s Who Were Supposed To Be The Next Big Thing, But Never Quite Made It#25 of 59 Famous People with Long Names

  • 14
    Meredith Whitney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni

    Meredith Whitney

    Businessperson, Financial Analyst

    Age50

    Meredith Ann Whitney (born November 20, 1969) is an American businesswoman hailed as “The... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Rafe Judkins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni

    Age37

    BirthplaceSalt 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... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    Charles Evans Hughes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni

    Charles Evans Hughes

    Judge, Politician

    AgeDec. at 86 (1862-1948)

    BirthplaceGlens Falls, New York, United States of America

    Charles Evans Hughes Sr. (April 11, 1862 – August 27, 1948) was an American statesman,... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Maya Keyes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni

    Maya Keyes

    Political Activist, Social activist

    Age35

    BirthplaceNew Jersey

    Maya Jeane Marcel-Keyes (born May 23, 1985) is an American social and political activist and... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Larry Elder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni

    Larry Elder

    Lawyer

    Age68

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

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

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    #222 of 428 Here's a List of Every Known Republican Celebrity#43 of 161 Libertarian Celebrities

  • 19
    Todd Haynes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni

    Todd Haynes

    Television director, Television producer

    Age59

    BirthplaceEncino, California, United States of America

    Todd Haynes (; born January 2, 1961) is an American independent film director, screenwriter,... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Hill Harper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni

    Hill Harper

    Film Producer, Screenwriter

    Age54

    BirthplaceIowa City, Iowa, United States of America

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

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    #125 of 190 The Greatest Black Actors in Film History#56 of 100 The Smartest Celebrities

  • 21
    Christine Vachon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni

    Christine Vachon

    Television producer, Film Producer

    Age57

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Christine Vachon (born 1962) is an American film producer active in the American independent... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    David Cicilline is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni

    David Cicilline

    Politician

    Age59

    BirthplaceProvidence, Rhode Island, United States of America

    David Nicola Cicilline (; born July 15, 1961) is an American politician who has been the U.S.... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Lillian Moller Gilbreth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni

    Lillian Moller Gilbreth

    Professor, Scientist

    AgeDec. at 94 (1878-1972)

    BirthplaceOakland, California

    Lillian Evelyn Moller Gilbreth (May 24, 1878 – January 2, 1972) was an American psychologist,... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Zachariah Allen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni

    AgeDec. at 87 (1795-1882)

    BirthplaceProvidence, Rhode Island

    Zachariah Allen (September 15, 1795 – March 17, 1882) was an American textile manufacturer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Christopher Rice is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Brown University Alumni

    Christopher Rice

    Novelist, Author

    Age42

    BirthplaceBerkeley, California

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

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    #115 of 250 The Best Gay Authors#198 of 432 Famous Tall Men Over 6'2

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