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Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 22.6k views279 items

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

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

You can rank all of these graduates, from Ray Allen to Meg Ryan.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Connecticut?” and “Which celebrities are University of Connecticut alumni?”
  • Meg Ryan1

    Meg Ryan

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceFairfield, Connecticut, United States of America

    Meg Ryan (born Margaret Mary Emily Hyra; November 19, 1961) is an American actress and...  more

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  • Michelle Lombardo2

    Michelle Lombardo

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceBallston Spa, New York, United States of America

    Michelle Helen Lombardo (born September 16, 1983) is an American model and actress. Lombardo...  more
  • Mike Lawlor3

    Mike Lawlor

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceNew Haven, Connecticut

    Michael P. Lawlor is an American politician, criminal justice professor, and lawyer from...  more
  • Andrea Dromm4

    Andrea Dromm

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceLong Island, New York, United States of America

    Andrea Dromm (born February 18, 1941) is an American actress. She is the daughter of an...  more
  • Franklin Chang Díaz5

    Franklin Chang Díaz

    Physicist, Astronaut


    BirthplaceSan José, Costa Rica

    Franklin Ramón Chang Díaz (April 5, 1950) is a Costa Rican American mechanical engineer,...  more
  • Richard Mastracchio6

    Richard Mastracchio

    Astronaut, Engineer


    BirthplaceWaterbury, Connecticut

    Richard Alan "Rick" Mastracchio (born February 11, 1960) is an American engineer and former...  more
  • Timothy Shriver7

    Timothy Shriver

    Businessperson, Film Producer


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Timothy Perry Shriver (born August 29, 1959) is Chairman of Special Olympics....  more
  • Ron Palillo8

    Ron Palillo

    Illustrator, Actor

    AgeDec. at 63 (1949-2012)

    BirthplaceUSA, Connecticut, New Haven

    Ronald Gabriel Palillo (April 2, 1949 – August 14, 2012) was an American actor and teacher. He...  more
  • Art Feltman9
    Arthur J. Fletman, commonly known as Art Feltman, is an American politician from the state of...  more
  • 10

    Patrick Tufts

    Entrepreneur, Computer scientist


    Patrick Tufts is a computer scientist and inventor. He created Alexa Internet's collaborative...  more
  • Rebecca Lobo11

    Rebecca Lobo

    Basketball player, Basketball Analyst


    BirthplaceHartford, Connecticut, United States of America

    Rebecca Rose Lobo-Rushin (born October 6, 1973) is an American television basketball analyst...  more
  • Tony Todd12

    Tony Todd

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Anthony Tiran "Tony" Todd (born December 4, 1954) is an American actor, voice artist, and film...  more

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    #713 of 1,017 The Best Actors in Film History#160 of 191 The Greatest Black Actors in Film History

  • Philip Rubin13

    Philip Rubin

    Psychologist, Scientist


    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey

    Philip E. Rubin (born May 22, 1949) is an American cognitive scientist, technologist, and...  more
  • 14

    Richard Dekmejian

    Political scientist


    Richard Hrair Dekmejian (born 1933, Aleppo, Syria) is an Armenian American professor of...  more
  • Diana Taurasi15

    Diana Taurasi

    Basketball player, Athlete


    BirthplaceGlendale, California, United States of America

    Diana Lorena Taurasi (born June 11, 1982) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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    #2 of 48 The Top WNBA Players of All Time#176 of 240 The Best Female Athletes of All Time

  • Ray Allen16

    Ray Allen

    Basketball player, Actor


    BirthplaceMerced, California, United States of America

    Walter Ray Allen Jr. (born July 20, 1975) is an American former professional basketball...  more

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    #50 of 258 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#1156 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time

  • Kim Zolciak17


    BirthplacePensacola, Florida, United States of America

    Kimberleigh Marie Zolciak-Biermann (born May 19, 1978) is an American television personality...  more

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    #55 of 105 The Best Musical Artists From Connecticut#194 of 209 Dreamcasting Celebrities We Want To See On The Masked Singer

  • Khalid El-Amin18

    Khalid El-Amin

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota

    Khalid El-Amin (born April 25, 1979) is a retired American professional basketball player. He...  more
  • Justin Foley19


    BirthplaceSimsbury, Connecticut

    Justin Foley (born June 16, 1976) is an American musician, best known as the drummer of the...  more
  • Joette Katz20
    Joette Katz (born February 3, 1953) is an American attorney who is a partner at the law firm,...  more
  • 21

    Robert Remez

    Psychologist, Scientist
    Robert Remez, an American experimental psychologist and cognitive scientist, is Professor...  more
  • Chuck Benedict22

    Chuck Benedict



    BirthplaceNorwalk, Connecticut

    Charles P. "Chuck" Benedict (born 13 August 1946 in Norwalk, Connecticut) was a Democratic...  more
  • Stephen Holcomb23
    Insurance veteran Steve Holcomb founded Full Capture Solutions in 2004 and currently serves as...  more
  • 24

    Louis O. Giuffrida

    Louis Onorato "Jeff" Giuffrida (October 2, 1920 – November 20, 2012) was the Ronald Reagan...  more
  • Ann Beattie25

    Ann Beattie

    Professor, Novelist


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Ann Beattie (born September 8, 1947) is an American novelist and short story writer. She has...  more