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

A factual list, featuring graduates like Robert Redford and Chauncey Billups.

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

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Robert Redford is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Robert Redford Activist, Businessperson, Environmentalist Charles Robert Redford Jr., better known as Robert Redford, is an American actor, film director, producer, businessman, environmentalist, philanthropist, and a founder of the Sundance Film ...more

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Matt Stone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Matt Stone Film Score Composer, Television director, Television producer Matthew Richard "Matt" Stone is an American actor, animator, screenwriter, television director, producer, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for being the co-creator of South ...more

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Trey Parker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Trey Parker Film Score Composer, Television director, Television producer Randolph Severn "Trey" Parker III is an American actor, animator, screenwriter, director, producer, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for being the co-creator of South Park ...more

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Glenn Miller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Glenn Miller Film Score Composer, Musician, Bandleader Alton Glenn Miller was an American big band musician, arranger, composer, and bandleader in the swing era. He was the best-selling recording artist from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best ...more

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Karen Duffy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Karen Duffy Model, Actor, Voice acting Karen Duffy is an American model, television personality, and actress.

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Carey Lowell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Carey Lowell Model, Actor Carey Lowell is an American actress and former model.

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Judy Collins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Judy Collins Songwriter, Musician, Actor Judith Marjorie "Judy" Collins is an American singer and songwriter known for her eclectic tastes in the material she records and for her social activism. Collins' debut album A Maid ...more

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Franco Salvetti is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Franco Salvetti Researcher, Computer scientist Dr. Franco Salvetti is the Principal Software Engineer managing the Reference Answer team at Bing (previously Natural Language Scientist at Powerset now acquired by Microsoft). He reports ...more

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Kalpana Chawla is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Kalpana Chawla Pilot, Astronaut, Scientist Kalpana Chawla was born in Karnal, India. She was the first Indian-American astronaut and first Indian woman in space. She first flew on Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as a mission specialist ...more

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Lynne Cheney is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Lynne Cheney Novelist, Author, Writer Lynne Ann Cheney is the wife of former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and served as the Second Lady of the United States from 2001 to 2009. She is an author, scholar, and former talk-show

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Steven Swanson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Steven Swanson Flight engineer, Astronaut, Engineer Steven Ray Swanson is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. He is married and has three children. Steven has received numerous awards and honors. These include the NASA Exceptional ...more

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Stuart Roosa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Stuart Roosa 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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Scott Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Scott Carpenter Aquanaut, Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter was an American test pilot, astronaut, and aquanaut. He was one of the original seven astronauts selected for NASA's Project Mercury in April 1959. Carpenter was the ...more

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Ellison Onizuka is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Ellison Onizuka Astronaut, Engineer Ellison Shoji Onizuka was an American astronaut from Kealakekua, Kona, Hawaii, who successfully flew into space with the Space Shuttle Discovery on STS-51-C. He died in the destruction of the ...more

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Marsha Ivins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Marsha Ivins Astronaut, Engineer Marsha Sue Ivins is an American former astronaut and a veteran of five space shuttle missions.

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Caitlín R. Kiernan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Caitlín R. Kiernan Paleontologist, Novelist, Author Caitlín Rebekah Kiernan is the author of science fiction and dark fantasy works, including ten novels; many comic books; and more than two hundred published short stories, novellas, and ...more

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Richard Hieb is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Richard Hieb Astronaut, Engineer Richard James Hieb is a former NASA astronaut and a veteran of three space shuttle missions. He was a mission specialist on STS-39 and STS-49, and was a payload commander on STS-65. He is ...more

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Loren Acton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Loren Acton Physicist Loren Wilber Acton is an American physicist who flew on Space Shuttle mission STS-51-F as a Payload Specialist for the Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory. Acton was born in Lewistown, ...more

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Larry Linville is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Larry Linville Actor Lawrence Lavon "Larry" Linville was an American actor. He was known for his portrayal of the surgeon, Major Frank Burns, in the long-running television series M*A*S*H.

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Elisabeth Kübler-Ross is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Psychiatrist, Author Elisabeth Kübler-Ross was a Swiss-American psychiatrist, a pioneer in near-death studies and the author of the groundbreaking book On Death and Dying, where she first discussed her theory ...more

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Christopher Peterson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Christopher Peterson Professor, Psychologist Christopher Peterson was the Arthur F. Thurnau professor of psychology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and the former chair of the clinical psychology area. He was science ...more

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Tim Gill is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Tim Gill Entrepreneur Tim Gill is an American computer software entrepreneur and LGBT rights activist.

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Businessperson, Politician, Economist Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (born 29 October 1938) is the 24th and current President of Liberia. She served as Minister of Finance under President William Tolbert from 1979 until the 1980 coup ...more

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Christopher Meloni is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Christopher Meloni Actor Christopher Peter Meloni is an American actor. He is best known for his television roles as NYPD Detective Elliot Stabler on the NBC police drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and as ...more

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Jeremy Bloom is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Jeremy Bloom Model, Freestyle skier, American football player Jeremy Bloom is a three-time World Champion, two-time Olympian, eleven-time World Cup gold medalist and a member of the United States Skiing Hall of Fame. He set the record with six straight ...more

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Stephen Coonts is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Stephen Coonts Novelist, Author Stephen Coonts is an American thriller and suspense novelist. Coonts grew up in Buckhannon, West Virginia, a small coal-mining town, and earned a B.A. degree in political science at West ...more

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Nancy Spungen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Nancy Spungen Singer Nancy Laura Spungen was the girlfriend of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and a figure of the 1970s punk rock scene. Spungen's life, and her death, have been the subject of controversy among ...more

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Peter M. Brant is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Peter M. Brant Businessperson, Film Producer Peter M. Brant is an American industrialist and businessman.

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Paul Hovda is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni

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Chris Myers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Chris Myers Chris Myers is an American business executive and politician, ex-Mayor in Medford, New Jersey. He was the unsuccessful Republican nominee for New Jersey's 3rd congressional district, a seat ...more

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Alan Kay is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Alan Kay Programmer, Musician, Computer scientist Alan Curtis Kay is an American computer scientist. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Royal Society of Arts. ...more

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Betty Hawley Kelso is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Betty Hawley Kelso Painter Betty Hawley Kelso was an American painter associated with the Geometric abstraction movement of the 20th century. Betty painted bold abstracts; her paintings were exhibited at ...more

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Barry Goldwater, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Barry Goldwater, Jr. Public speaker, Businessperson, Politician Barry Morris Goldwater, Jr. is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from California, serving from 1969–1983. He is the son of Barry Goldwater, U.S. Senator ...more

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Tyler Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Tyler Hamilton Professional Road Racing Cyclist Tyler Hamilton is an American former professional road bicycle racer. He is the only American rider to win one of the Five Monuments of Cycling. Hamilton became a professional cyclist in 1995 ...more

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Daniel Delany is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
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Richard S. Fuld, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Richard S. Fuld, Jr. Businessperson, Banker Richard "Dick" Severin Fuld, Jr. is an American banker best known as the final Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lehman Brothers. Fuld had held this position since the firm's ...more

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Jack Swigert is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Jack Swigert Politician, Astronaut John Leonard "Jack" Swigert, Jr. was an American test pilot, mechanical and aerospace engineer, United States Air Force pilot, and NASA astronaut, one of the 24 persons who have flown ...more

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James S. Voss is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
James S. Voss Astronaut, Engineer James Shelton Voss is a Scholar in Residence at the University of Colorado. He is a retired United States Army Colonel and NASA astronaut. During his time with NASA, Voss flew in space five ...more

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Kate Brown is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Kate Brown Politician, Lawyer Katherine "Kate" Brown is the 38th and current governor of the U.S. state of Oregon. Brown, a Democrat and an attorney, previously served as Oregon Secretary of State and as majority ...more

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Vance D. Brand is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Vance D. Brand Astronaut, Test pilot Vance DeVoe Brand is an American former naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. He served as Command Module Pilot during the first U.S.-Soviet joint ...more

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Roger A. Pielke, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Roger A. Pielke, Jr. Political scientist, Science writer, Political Science Roger A. Pielke, Jr. is an American political scientist and professor in the Environmental Studies Program and a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences where ...more

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Mason Crosby is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Mason Crosby American football player Mason Walker Crosby is an American football placekicker for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Colorado, and earned unanimous ...more

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Michael E. Ross is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Michael E. Ross Journalist, Producer, Essayist Michael E. Ross writes frequently on race issues, politics and American popular culture. He has been a reporter, critic and editor at various news outlets, including The New York Times, the San ...more

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Daron Rahlves is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Daron Rahlves Alpine skier, Freestyle skier Daron Louis Rahlves is a former American World Cup alpine ski racer and freestyle skier. Born in Walnut Creek, California, and raised in northern California, Rahlves attended the Green Mountain ...more

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Kenneth R. Miller is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Kenneth R. Miller Biologist, Professor, Author Kenneth Raymond Miller is an American cell biologist and molecular biologist who is currently Professor of Biology and Royce Family Professor for Teaching Excellence at Brown University. ...more

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Ronald M. Sega is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Ronald M. Sega Astronaut, Engineer Ronald "Ron" Michael Sega is professor of systems engineering and Vice President for Energy and the Environment at the Colorado State University Research Foundation, a non-profit ...more

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Tyler Brayton is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Tyler Brayton American football player Tyler Brayton is an American football defensive end. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders 32nd overall in the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Colorado. Brayton has also played for ...more

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Jim Green is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Jim Green Politician, Professor Jim Green was an American-Canadian who was a longshoreman, taxicab driver, community activist, non-profit housing developer, municipal politician, university instructor and development

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Josette Sheeran is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Josette Sheeran Diplomat Josette Sheeran has been President and CEO of the Asia Society since May 2013. Previously Sheeran was Vice Chairman of the World Economic Forum. Sheeran assumed that position on the conclusion ...more

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Adam Stein is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Adam Stein Adam Stein is the Vice President of Marketing at Mu Security. Adam has over 20 years of marketing and category creation expertise focused primarily within the networking and security hardware, ...more