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Famous George Washington High School Alumni

Updated May 31, 2019 12.2k views17 items

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List of famous alumni from George Washington High School, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from George Washington High School include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished George Washington High School alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended George Washington High School 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 George Washington High School.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different graduates, including Jennifer Garner and Chauncey Billups.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to George Washington High School?” and “Which celebrities are George Washington High School alumni?”
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    Jennifer Garner

    Spokesperson, Businessperson


    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

    Jennifer Anne Garner (born April 17, 1972) is an American actress. Following a supporting role in Pearl Harbor (2001), Garner gained recognition for her performance as CIA officer Sydney Bristow in...  more
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    Jonny Fairplay (born Jon Dalton, March 11, 1974), is an American former art consultant, professional wrestler, and reality television personality. He has twice competed on the reality competition TV...  more
  • 3

    Danny Glover

    Activist, Television producer


    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Danny Lebern Glover (; born July 22, 1946) is an American actor, film director, and political activist. He is known for his lead role as Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon film series. He also has...  more
  • 4

    Maya Angelou

    Poet, Journalist

    AgeDec. at 86 (1928-2014)

    BirthplaceUSA, St. Louis, Missouri

    Maya Angelou ( (listen); born Marguerite Annie Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three...  more
  • 5

    Johnny Mathis

    Songwriter, Actor


    BirthplaceGilmer, Texas, USA

    John Royce Mathis (born September 30, 1935) is an American singer-songwriter of popular music. Starting his career with singles of standard music, he became highly popular as an album artist, with...  more
  • 6

    Manny Ramírez

    Baseball player, Athlete


    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic

    Manuel Arístides Ramírez Onelcida (born May 30, 1972) is a Dominican-American former professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for parts of 19 seasons. He played with...  more
  • 7

    Edwin Newman

    Journalist, Newsreader

    AgeDec. at 91 (1919-2010)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Edwin Harold Newman (January 25, 1919 – August 13, 2010) was an American newscaster, journalist, and author. After beginning his career with the wire services and serving in the U.S. Navy during...  more
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    Chauncey Billups

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado, United States of America

    Chauncey Ray Billups (born September 25, 1976) is retired American professional basketball player. He played 17 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). A star at the University of...  more
  • 9

    Richard Lui

    Journalist, TV Journalist
    Richard Lui (born c. 1972) is an American journalist and news anchor for MSNBC and NBC News. Lui anchors Early Today on NBC and is a dayside anchor for MSNBC at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. He was formerly...  more
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    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, USA

    Sam Trammell (born January 29, 1969) is an American actor, known for his role as Sam Merlotte on the HBO fantasy drama series True Blood. He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor...  more
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    Ann Magnuson

    Performer, Musician


    BirthplaceCharleston, West Virginia, United States of America

    Ann Magnuson (born January 4, 1956) is an American actress, performance artist, and nightclub performer. She was described by The New York Times in 1990 as "An endearing theatrical chameleon who has...  more
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    Phillip Burton

    Phillip Burton (June 1, 1926 – April 10, 1983) was a United States Representative from California serving from 1964 until his death in San Francisco in 1983. A Democrat, he was instrumental in...  more
  • 13

    Madeleine Bordallo

    Madeleine Mary Zeien Bordallo (; born May 31, 1933) is a Guamanian politician, who served as the Delegate from the United States territory of Guam to the United States House of Representatives. She...  more
  • 14

    Katherine Pool

    Caterer, Homemaker


    Katherine Poole is the mother of Eric Harris, one of the killer in the Columbine High School Massacre....
  • 15

    Marcio Lassiter

    Marcio Tsongo Lassiter is a Filipino-American professional basketball player who plays for the San Miguel Beermen of the Philippine Basketball Association. He had a stint with the Philippine national...  more
  • 16

    David Wilson

    American football player



    David Emmanuel Wilson is a former American football running back who played for the New York Giants of the National Football League. Wilson played college football for Virginia Tech. He was selected...  more
  • 17

    Gene Brown

    Eugene "Gene" Brown is a retired American basketball player. He was an All-American at the University of San Francisco and was a significant player on their undefeated 1956 NCAA championship...  more