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List Rules People on this list must have gone to The Evergreen State College and be of some renown.

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

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This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to The Evergreen State College?” and “Which celebrities are The Evergreen State College alumni?”
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Matt Groening is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous The Evergreen State College Alumni
Television producer, Musician, Film Producer

Age: 65

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Matthew Abraham Groening ( (listen) GRAY-ning; born February 15, 1954) is an American cartoonist, writer, producer, animator, and voice actor. He is the creator of the comic strip Life in Hell ...more

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Michael Richards is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous The Evergreen State College Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter

Age: 69

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, Culver City, California

Michael Anthony Richards (born July 24, 1949) is an American actor, writer, television producer and comedian, widely known for his portrayal of Cosmo Kramer on the television sitcom Seinfeld, ...more

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Carrie Brownstein is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous The Evergreen State College Alumni
Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Television producer

Age: 44

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA

Carrie Rachel Brownstein (born September 27, 1974) is an American musician, actress, writer, director, and comedian. She first came to prominence as a member of the band Excuse 17 before forming ...more

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Corin Tucker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous The Evergreen State College Alumni
Guitarist, Actor, Singer

Age: 46

Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon

Corin Lisa Tucker (born November 9, 1972, in Eugene, Oregon) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known for her work with rock band Sleater-Kinney. Prior to forming ...more

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Sarah Larson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous The Evergreen State College Alumni

Age: 40

Birthplace: Kent, Washington, United States of America

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Kathleen Hanna is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous The Evergreen State College Alumni
Writer, Musician, Singer

Birthplace: Portland, United States of America, Oregon

Julie Ruin is the independent record produced by Kathleen Hanna under the name Julie Ruin in 1997, while taking a break from Bikini Kill. It touches upon feminism, crocheting, aerobics and ...more
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Josh Blue is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous The Evergreen State College Alumni
Sculptor, Painter, Television producer

Age: 40

Birthplace: Cameroon

Josh Blue (born November 27, 1978) was voted the Last Comic Standing on NBC's reality show Last Comic Standing during its fourth season, which aired May–August 2006. Blue has cerebral palsy, and ...more

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Tobi Vail is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous The Evergreen State College Alumni
Songwriter, Drummer, Singer

Age: 49

Birthplace: Auburn, Washington

Tobi Celeste Vail (born July 20, 1969) is an American independent musician, music critic and feminist activist from Olympia, Washington. She was a central figure in the riot grrl scene—she ...more
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Kim Thayil is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous The Evergreen State College Alumni
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician

Age: 58

Birthplace: USA, Washington, Seattle

Kim A. Thayil (born September 4, 1960) is an American musician best known as the lead guitarist of the Seattle-based rock band Soundgarden, which he cofounded with singer Chris Cornell and ...more

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Inga Muscio is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous The Evergreen State College Alumni
Author, Writer

Age: 53

Birthplace: Santa Maria, California

Inga Muscio (born c. 1966), is an American feminist, writer and public speaker. Her books include Cunt: A Declaration of Independence (1998) and Rose: Love in Violent Times (2010).
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Robert Waterman McChesne... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous The Evergreen State College Alumni
Journalist, Professor, Author

Age: 67

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio

Robert Waterman McChesney (born December 22, 1952) is an American professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign as the Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of ...more
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Craig Bartlett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous The Evergreen State College Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 62

Birthplace: USA, Washington, Seattle

Craig Michael Bartlett (born October 18, 1956) is an American animator, best known for writing and creating the Nickelodeon television series Hey Arnold! and the PBS Kids television series ...more
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Rachel Corrie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous The Evergreen State College Alumni
Peace activist

Age: Dec. at 24 (1979-2003)

Birthplace: Olympia, Washington

Rachel Aliene Corrie (April 10, 1979 – March 16, 2003) was an American activist and diarist. She was a member of a pro-Palestinian group called the International Solidarity Movement (ISM). She ...more

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Calvin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous The Evergreen State College Alumni
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Music Producer

Age: 56

Birthplace: Olympia, Washington

Calvin Johnson (born November 1, 1962) is an American guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, music producer, and disc jockey born in Olympia, Washington. Known for his uniquely deep and droning ...more
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Brendan Williams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous The Evergreen State College Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 50

Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon

Brendan Williams served in the Washington House of Representatives from 2005 to 2011, representing Washington's 22nd legislative district.
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Elizabeth Furse is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous The Evergreen State College Alumni
Elizabeth Furse Politician

Age: 82

Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya

Elizabeth Furse (born October 13, 1936) is a Kenya Colony-born American small business owner and former faculty member of Portland State University. She was a member of the United States House ...more
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Paul Stamets is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous The Evergreen State College Alumni
Biologist, Author, Science writer

Age: 63

Paul Edward Stamets (born July 17, 1955) is an American mycologist, author and advocate of bioremediation and medicinal fungi.

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Lynda Barry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous The Evergreen State College Alumni
Cartoonist, Author, Writer

Age: 63

Birthplace: Richland Center, Wisconsin, United States of America

Lynda Barry (born Linda Jean Barry, January 2, 1956) is an American cartoonist, author, and teacher. Barry is best known for her weekly comic strip Ernie Pook's Comeek. She garnered attention ...more
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Sharon Tomiko Santos is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous The Evergreen State College Alumni
Politician

Age: 57

Sharon Tomiko Santos (born July 5, 1961 in San Francisco, California), American politician, is a Washington State representative representing the 37th legislative district.
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Benjamin Hoff is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous The Evergreen State College Alumni
Journalist

Age: 73

Benjamin Hoff (born 1946) is an American author. He is best known as the author of The Tao of Pooh (1982) and The Te of Piglet (1992). In 2006, he denounced the publishing industry and announced ...more
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Michael Leavitt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous The Evergreen State College Alumni
Michael Leavitt

Age: 41

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington

Mike Leavitt (born November 4, 1977) is an American visual artist based near Seattle, Washington responsible for a variety of pop art, fine art, design and satirical works in various media. ...more

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Mirah is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous The Evergreen State College Alumni
Songwriter, Singer

Age: 44

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Mirah (born Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn) is an American musician and songwriter based in Brooklyn, New York. After getting her start in the music scene of Olympia, Washington in the late 1990s, she ...more
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David Craig Simpson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous The Evergreen State College Alumni
David Craig Simpson

Age: 41

Birthplace: Pullman, Washington

Dana Claire Simpson is an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of the syndicated comic strip Phoebe and Her Unicorn, as well as the long-running web comic Ozy and Millie. Other works ...more
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Myra Melford is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous The Evergreen State College Alumni
Jazz Pianist, Pianist

Age: 62

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Myra Melford is an American avant-garde jazz pianist and composer. A 2013 Guggenheim Fellow, Melford was described by the San Francisco Chronicle as an "explosive player, a virtuoso who ...more
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Judith Moore is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous The Evergreen State College Alumni
Judith Moore Writer

Age: Dec. at 66 (1940-2006)

Birthplace: Stillwater, Oklahoma

Judith Moore (1940 – May 15, 2006) was an American author and essayist best known for her 2005 book Fat Girl: A True Story, published by Hudson Street Press. Moore was born in Oklahoma in 1940 ...more