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

List includes Nicole Richie, Kourtney Kardashian and other notable Arizona Wildcats.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Arizona?” and “Which celebrities are University of Arizona alumni?”

Take a look at this list of University of Arizona Alums. There are many famous people who went to UA.
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Jerry Bruckheimer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 75

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Jerome Leon Bruckheimer (born September 21, 1943) is an American film and television producer. He has been active in the genres of action, drama, fantasy, and science fiction. His best known ...more

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Bob Dole is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Politician

Age: 95

Birthplace: Russell, Kansas, United States of America

Robert Joseph Dole (born July 22, 1923) is a retired American politician, statesman, and attorney who represented Kansas in the U.S House of Representatives from 1961 to 1969 and in the U.S. ...more

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Kourtney Kardashian is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Fashion designer, Socialite, Businessperson

Age: 39

Birthplace: Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, California, United States of America

Kourtney Mary Kardashian (born April 18, 1979) is an American media personality, socialite, businesswoman, model, and author. In 2007, she and her family began starring in the reality television ...more

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Garry Shandling is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Talk show host, Comedian, Television producer

Age: 69

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Garry Emmanuel Shandling (November 29, 1949 – March 24, 2016) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, writer, and producer. He was best known for his work in It's Garry Shandling's ...more

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Kate Walsh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Businessperson, Model, Actor

Age: 51

Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States of America

Kathleen Erin "Kate" Walsh (born October 13, 1967) is an American actress and businesswoman. Her roles include Dr. Addison Montgomery on the ABC television dramas Grey's Anatomy and ...more

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Nicole Richie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer, Author

Age: 37

Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States of America

Nicole Camille Richie (née Escovedo; born September 21, 1981) is an American television personality, fashion designer, author, socialite and actress. Richie rose to prominence for her ...more

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Geraldo Rivera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Talk show host, Journalist, Police officer

Age: 75

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Geraldo Rivera (born Gerald Michael Riviera; July 4, 1943) is an American tabloid talk show host, reporter, attorney, and author. He was the host of the talk show Geraldo from 1987 to 1998. ...more

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Amanda Beard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Model, Swimmer

Age: 37

Birthplace: Newport Beach, California, United States of America

Amanda Ray Beard (born October 29, 1981), also known by her married name Amanda Brown, is an American swimmer and a seven-time Olympic medalist (two gold, four silver, one bronze). She is a ...more

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Kristen Wiig is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 45

Birthplace: Canandaigua, New York, United States of America

Kristen Carroll Wiig (; born August 22, 1973) is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She was born in Canandaigua, New York, and raised in both Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and ...more

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Kenny Lofton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 51

Birthplace: East Chicago, Indiana, United States of America

Kenneth Lofton (born May 31, 1967) is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) center fielder. Lofton was a six-time All-Star (1994–1999), four-time Gold Glove Award winner (1993–1996), and at ...more

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Samaire Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Fashion designer, Fashion Model, Actor

Age: 38

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Samaire Rhys Armstrong ( sə-MEER-ə; born October 31, 1980) is a Japanese-born American actress, fashion designer and model. She is known for her roles in Stay Alive, The O.C., It's a Boy Girl ...more
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Sherman Fairchild is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Inventor

Age: Dec. at 75 (1896-1971)

Birthplace: Oneonta, New York

Sherman Mills Fairchild (April 7, 1896 – March 28, 1971) was an American businessman, investor and inventor. He founded over 70 companies, including Fairchild Aircraft (Fairchild Aviation ...more
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Greg Kinnear is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 55

Birthplace: Logansport, Indiana, United States of America

Gregory Buck Kinnear (born June 17, 1963) is an American actor and television personality. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in As Good as It Gets ...more

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Dean Kamen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Inventor

Age: 67

Birthplace: Rockville Centre, New York, United States of America

Dean Lawrence Kamen (born April 5, 1951) is an American engineer, inventor, and businessman. He is known for his invention of the Segway, as well as founding the non-profit organization FIRST ...more
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Donald Pettit is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Chemical engineer, Astronaut

Age: 63

Birthplace: Silverton, Oregon, United States of America

Donald Roy Pettit (born April 20, 1955) is an American chemical engineer and a NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of two long-duration stays aboard the International Space Station, one space ...more
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Dick Scobee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Astronaut, Military aviator

Age: Dec. at 47 (1939-1986)

Birthplace: Cle Elum, Washington

Francis Richard Scobee (May 19, 1939 – January 28, 1986) was an American pilot, engineer and astronaut. He was killed while he was commanding the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986, which suffered ...more

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Stuart Roosa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Astronaut

Age: Dec. at 61 (1933-1994)

Birthplace: Durango, Colorado

Stuart Allen "Stu" Roosa (August 16, 1933 – December 12, 1994), Col., USAF, was an American aeronautical engineer, United States Air Force pilot, test pilot, and NASA astronaut, who ...more
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Christopher Langton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Christopher Langton Researcher, Computer scientist

Age: 71

Christopher Gale Langton (born 1948/49) is an American computer scientist and one of the founders of the field of artificial life. He coined the term in the late 1980s when he organized the ...more
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Lew Ayres is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Pianist, Musician, Actor

Age: Dec. at 88 (1908-1996)

Birthplace: Minneapolis, USA, Minnesota

Lewis Frederick Ayres III (December 28, 1908 – December 30, 1996) was an American actor whose film and television career spanned 65 years. He is best known for starring as German soldier Paul ...more
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Joseph M. Acaba is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Mathematician, Astronaut, Scientist

Age: 51

Birthplace: Inglewood, Los Angeles, California

Joseph Michael "Joe" Acabá (born May 17, 1967) is an American educator, hydrogeologist, and NASA astronaut. In May 2004 he became the first person of Puerto Rican heritage to be ...more
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Terry J. Lundgren is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 67

Terrence James Lundgren (born March 23, 1952) is an American business executive who retired on January 31, 2018 as executive chairman of Macy's, Inc. the parent company of fashion retailers ...more
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Salim Stoudamire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 36

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon

Charles Salim Stoudamire (born October 11, 1982) is an American former professional basketball player. Stoudamire was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the second round (31st overall pick) of the ...more

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Richard Siken is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Writer

Age: 52

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Richard Siken is an American poet, painter, and filmmaker. He is the author of the collection Crush (Yale University Press, 2005), which won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition in 2004. ...more
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Bison Dele is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Basketball player

Age: Dec. at 33 (1969-2002)

Birthplace: Fresno, California

Bison Dele (born Brian Carson Williams; April 6, 1969 – presumed dead July 7, 2002) was an American professional basketball player who played center. He played for the NBA's Orlando Magic, ...more

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Arte Moreno is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 72

Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona

Arturo "Arte" Moreno (born August 14, 1946) is an American businessman. On May 15, 2003, he became the first Mexican-American to own a major sports team in the United States when he ...more