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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.

    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

    Emma Watson

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceParis, France

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

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    #32 of 269 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World#77 of 853 The Best Actresses in Film History

  • 3
    Ted Turner

    Ted Turner

    Businessperson, Television producer


    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

    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


    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.
    John Davison Rockefeller Jr. (January 29, 1874 – May 11, 1960) was an American financier and... more on Wikipedia

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    #95 of 433 The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History#24 of 26 26 Celebrities Who Were Class President

  • 7
    André Leon Talley

    André Leon Talley

    Editor, Journalist


    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


    #135 of 154 The Most Influential People in Fashion#10 of 27 Every LGBTQ+ Black Celebrity In Hollywood

  • 8
    Laura Linney

    Laura Linney

    Television producer, Actor


    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

    Lisa Loeb

    Guitarist, Musician


    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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    #102 of 213 The Best Current Female Singers#640 of 739 The Best Singers of All Time

  • 10
    Joe Paterno

    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

    Julie Bowen

    Actor, Voice acting


    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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    #992 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History#174 of 348 The Best American Actresses Working Today

  • 12
    Chris Berman

    Chris Berman

    Commentator, Announcer


    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#9 of 67 The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

  • 13
    Leelee Sobieski


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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

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  • 14
    Meredith Whitney

    Meredith Whitney

    Businessperson, Financial Analyst


    Meredith Ann Whitney (born November 20, 1969) is an American businesswoman hailed as “The... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Rafe Judkins


    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

    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

    Maya Keyes

    Political Activist, Social activist


    BirthplaceNew Jersey

    Maya Jeane Marcel-Keyes (born May 23, 1985) is an American social and political activist and... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Larry Elder

    Larry Elder



    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


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

  • 19
    Todd Haynes

    Todd Haynes

    Television director, Television producer


    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

    Hill Harper

    Film Producer, Screenwriter


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

  • 21
    Christine Vachon

    Christine Vachon

    Television producer, Film Producer


    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

    David Cicilline



    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

    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

    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

    Christopher Rice

    Novelist, Author


    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