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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
Jerry Bruckheimer is a film and television producer.
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Bob Dole is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Politician
Robert Joseph "Bob" Dole is an American politician who represented Kansas in the United States Senate from 1969 to 1996 and in the House of Representatives from 1961 to 1969. In the ...more
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Kourtney Kardashian is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Fashion designer, Socialite, Businessperson
Kourtney Mary Kardashian is an American television personality and model. In 2007, she and her family were commissioned to star in the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. ...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
Garry Emmanuel Shandling is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director. He is best known for his work in It's Garry Shandling's Show and The Larry Sanders Show. Shandling began ...more
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Kate Walsh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Businessperson, Model, Actor
Kathleen Erin "Kate" Walsh is an American film and television actress, best known for her role as Dr. Addison Montgomery on the ABC dramas Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice. She ...more
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Nicole Richie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer, Author
Nicole Camille Richie is an American fashion designer, author, actress and television personality. Richie rose to prominence for her role in the Fox reality television series, The Simple Life, ...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
Gerald Michael Riviera, better known as Geraldo Rivera, is an American attorney, news spinner, author, and talk show host. Rivera hosts the newsmagazine program Geraldo at Large and appears ...more
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Amanda Beard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Model, Swimmer
Amanda Ray Beard is an American swimmer and a seven-time Olympic medalist. She is a former world record holder in the 200-meter breaststroke. Beard's success has earned her the American Swimmer ...more
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Kristen Wiig is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Kristen Carroll Wiig is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer, well known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, and such films as Knocked Up, Walk Hard: ...more
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Kenny Lofton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Baseball player
Kenneth "Kenny" Lofton is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. Lofton was a six-time All-Star, four-time Gold Glove Award winner, and at retirement, was ranked fifteenth among ...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
Samaire Rhys Armstrong is an American actress, fashion designer and model. She is known for her roles in Stay Alive, The O.C., It's a Boy Girl Thing, and as Juliet Darling in the ABC television ...more
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Sherman Fairchild is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Inventor
Sherman Mills Fairchild was an American businessman, investor and inventor. He founded over 70 companies, including Fairchild Aircraft, Fairchild Industries, Fairchild Aviation Corporation, and ...more
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Greg Kinnear is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor
Gregory Buck "Greg" Kinnear is an American actor and television personality who first rose to stardom in 1991. He has appeared in over 40 films and was nominated for an Academy Award ...more
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Dean Kamen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Inventor
Dean L. Kamen is an American entrepreneur and inventor from New Hampshire. Born on Long Island, New York, he attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute, but dropped out before graduating after ...more
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Donald Pettit is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Chemical engineer, Astronaut
Donald Roy Pettit 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 shuttle mission and a ...more
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Dick Scobee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Astronaut, Military aviator
Francis Richard "Dick" Scobee was an American astronaut. He was killed commanding the Space Shuttle Challenger, which suffered catastrophic booster failure during launch of the ...more
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Stuart Roosa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Astronaut
Stuart Allen "Stu" Roosa, was an American aeronautical engineer, United States Air Force pilot, test pilot, and NASA astronaut, who was the Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 14 ...more
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Christopher Langton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Researcher, Computer scientist
Christopher Langton 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 first "Workshop on ...more
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Lew Ayres is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Pianist, Musician, Actor
Lew Ayres was an American actor, best known for starring as German soldier Paul Bäumer in the film classic All Quiet on the Western Front and for playing Dr. Kildare in nine movies.
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Joseph M. Acaba is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Mathematician, Astronaut, Scientist
Joseph Michael "Joe" Acaba is an educator, hydrogeologist, and NASA astronaut. In May 2004 he became the first person of Puerto Rican heritage to be named as a NASA astronaut ...more
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Terry J. Lundgren is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Businessperson
Terry J. Lundgren is an American department store executive and is the CEO, Chairman of the Board, President, and Director at Macy's, Inc., the parent company of Macy's and Bloomingdale's ...more
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Salim Stoudamire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Basketball player
Charles Salim Stoudamire is an American professional basketball player. He is a cousin of former NBA point guard and 1996 NBA Rookie of the Year Damon Stoudamire and current NBA player Terrence ...more
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Richard Siken is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Writer
Richard Siken is an American poet, painter and filmmaker. He is the author of the collection Crush, which won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition in 2004. His second book of poems, War ...more
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Bison Dele is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Basketball player
Bison Dele was an American professional basketball player who played center. He played for the NBA's Orlando Magic, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons. He ...more
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Arte Moreno is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Arizona Alumni
Businessperson
Arturo "Arte" Moreno 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 purchased the Anaheim ...more