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Famous Indiana University Bloomington Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Indiana University Bloomington and be of some renown.

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

List includes Kevin Kline, Eric Gordon and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Indiana University Bloomington?” and “Which celebrities are Indiana University Bloomington alumni?”
  • Kevin Kline1

    Kevin Kline

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceUSA, St. Louis, Missouri

    Kevin Delaney Kline (born October 24, 1947) is an American actor and singer. He has won an...  more

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  • Mark Cuban2

    Mark Cuban

    Businessperson, Television producer


    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958) is an American businessman and investor. He is the owner of...  more

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  • Hoagy Carmichael3

    Hoagy Carmichael

    Songwriter, Pianist

    AgeDec. at 82 (1899-1981)

    BirthplaceBloomington, Minnesota, United States of America

    Hoagland Howard "Hoagy" Carmichael (November 22, 1899 – December 27, 1981) was an American...  more
  • Ryan Murphy4

    Ryan Murphy

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceIndianapolis, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Indiana

    Ryan Patrick Murphy (born November 9, 1965) is an American screenwriter, director, and...  more

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  • Wendell Willkie5

    AgeDec. at 52 (1892-1944)

    BirthplaceElwood, Indiana, USA

    Wendell Lewis Willkie (born Lewis Wendell Willkie; February 18, 1892 – October 8, 1944) was an...  more
  • John T. Chambers6

    John T. Chambers



    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

    John Thomas Chambers (born August 23, 1949) is the former executive chairman and CEO of Cisco...  more
  • Joe Buck7

    Joe Buck

    Commentator, Announcer


    BirthplaceSt. Petersburg, USA, Florida

    Joseph Francis Buck (born April 25, 1969) is an American sportscaster and the son of...  more

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  • Zola Levitt8

    Zola Levitt


    AgeDec. at 68 (1938-2006)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Zola Levitt was a Jewish convert to evangelical Christianity who founded a church, Zola Levitt...  more
  • David Chalmers9

    David Chalmers

    Professor, Philosopher


    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    David John Chalmers (; born 20 April 1966) is an Australian philosopher and cognitive...  more
  • Calbert Cheaney10

    Calbert Cheaney

    Basketball player, Actor


    BirthplaceEvansville, Center Township, Indiana, United States of America

    Calbert Nathaniel Cheaney (born July 17, 1971) is an American basketball coach and former...  more
  • Dan Crane11

    Dan Crane

    Politician, Dentist


    Daniel Bever Crane (born January 10, 1936) is an American dentist and a former member of the...  more
  • Jimmy Wales12

    Jimmy Wales

    Trader, Businessperson


    BirthplaceHuntsville, Alabama, United States of America

    Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales (born August 7, 1966) is an American Internet entrepreneur. He is...  more
  • Keith Fitzgerald13

    Keith Fitzgerald

    Politician, Professor


    BirthplaceSpringfield, Ohio

    Keith Fitzgerald is a former Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives,...  more
  • Max Robinson14

    Max Robinson

    Journalist, Newsreader

    AgeDec. at 49 (1939-1988)

    BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia, United States of America

    Maxie Cleveland "Max" Robinson, Jr. (May 1, 1939 – December 20, 1988) was an American...  more

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  • Mike Woodson15

    Mike Woodson

    Basketball player, Coach


    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

    Michael Dean Woodson (born March 24, 1958) is a former American basketball player and coach...  more
  • Tavis Smiley16

    Tavis Smiley

    Commentator, Talk show host


    BirthplaceGulfport, Mississippi, United States of America

    Tavis Smiley (; born September 13, 1964) is an American talk show host and author. Smiley was...  more


    #72 of 155 The Best Talk Show Hosts Of Daytime, Late Night, and All Time#11 of 23 The Best Black Male Talk Show Hosts In TV History

  • Otis R. Bowen17

    Otis R. Bowen

    Politician, Physician

    AgeDec. at 95 (1918-2013)

    BirthplaceIndiana, United States of America

    Otis Ray Bowen (February 26, 1918 – May 4, 2013) was an American politician and physician who...  more
  • Adewale Ogunleye18

    Adewale Ogunleye

    American football player


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Adewale Ogunleye (; born August 9, 1977) is a former American football defensive end who...  more
  • 19

    Jeremi Johnson

    American football player


    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky, USA

    Jeremi Ray Johnson (born September 4, 1980) is a former American football fullback. He was...  more
  • Antwaan Randle El20

    Antwaan Randle El

    American football player


    BirthplaceRiverdale, Illinois

    Antwaan Randle El (; born August 17, 1979) is an American football coach and former player who...  more
  • Gibran Hamdan21

    Gibran Hamdan

    American football player


    BirthplaceSan Diego, California

    Gibran Latif Hamdan (born February 8, 1981) is a former professional American football...  more
  • Paul O'Neill22

    Paul O'Neill

    Businessperson, Politician


    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Paul Henry O'Neill (born December 4, 1935) served as the 72nd United States Secretary of the...  more
  • Meg Cabot23

    Meg Cabot

    Novelist, Author


    BirthplaceBloomington, Indiana

    Meggin Patricia Cabot (born February 1, 1967) is an American author of romantic and paranormal...  more

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  • James D. Watson24

    James D. Watson

    Geneticist, Biologist


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    James Dewey Watson (born April 6, 1928) is an American molecular biologist, geneticist and...  more

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  • Rod Paige25

    Rod Paige



    BirthplaceMonticello, Mississippi, United States of America

    Roderick Raynor Paige (born June 17, 1933) served as the 7th United States Secretary of...  more