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Famous University Of Houston Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Houston and be of some renown.

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

Lil Wayne and James Franco are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Houston?” and “Which celebrities are University of Houston alumni?”
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James Franco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Houston Alumni
Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter
James Edward Franco is an American actor, filmmaker, and teacher. His first prominent acting role was the lead character Daniel Desario on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and ...more
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Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Houston Alumni
Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter
Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., known by his stage name Lil Wayne, is an American rapper, songwriter, and entrepreneur from New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1991, at the age of nine, Lil Wayne joined Cash ...more
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Dennis Quaid is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Houston Alumni
Television producer, Musician, Actor
Dennis William Quaid is an American actor known for his comedic and dramatic roles. Some of his notable credits include Breaking Away, The Rookie, The Day After Tomorrow, Traffic, Vantage Point, ...more
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Tom DeLay is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Houston Alumni
Politician, Entrepreneur
Thomas Dale "Tom" DeLay is a former member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Texas's 22nd congressional district from 1985 until 2006. He was Republican Party ...more
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Randy Quaid is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Houston Alumni
Musician, Film Producer, Actor
Randall Rudy "Randy" Quaid is an American actor nominated for a Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award and an Academy Award for his role in The Last Detail. Quaid also won a Golden Globe ...more
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Jim Parsons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Houston Alumni
Actor, Voice acting
James Joseph "Jim" Parsons is an American actor. He is best known for playing Sheldon Cooper in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, with his performance often cited as a significant ...more
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Carl Lewis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Houston Alumni
Actor, Track and field athlete
Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis is an American former track and field athlete, who won 10 Olympic medals, including nine gold, and 10 World Championships medals, including eight gold. ...more
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Master P is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Houston Alumni
Basketball player, Record producer, Rapper
Percy Robert Miller known by his stage name Master P or his business name P. Miller, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, investor, author, filmmaker, record producer, philanthropist. He ...more
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William Frederick Fisher is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Houston Alumni
Astronaut, Physician
William Frederick Fisher is an American physician and a former NASA astronaut.
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David Cobb is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Houston Alumni
Politician, Social activist, Lawyer
David Keith Cobb is an American activist. In 2004 he was the standard bearer for the Green Party of the United States as its 2004 presidential candidate.
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Paul Wall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Houston Alumni
Rapper, Promoter, Disc jockey
Paul Michael Slayton, better known by his stage name Paul Wall, is an American rapper. He is currently affiliated with Swishahouse Records, having released several albums under the label as well ...more
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Bonnie J. Dunbar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Houston Alumni
Astronaut, Scientist, Engineer
Bonnie Jeanne Dunbar is a former NASA astronaut. She retired from NASA in September 2005. She then served as president and CEO of The Museum of Flight until April 2010. Dr. Dunbar now leads the ...more
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Kimberly Holland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Houston Alumni
Nude Glamour Model
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Akihiko Hoshide is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Houston Alumni
Astronaut, Engineer
Akihiko Hoshide is a Japanese engineer and a JAXA astronaut. On August 30, 2012, Hoshide became the third Japanese astronaut to walk in space.
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Brent Spiner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Houston Alumni
Comedian, Musician, Actor
Brent Jay Spiner is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of the android Lieutenant Commander Data in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and four subsequent films. ...more
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Elizabeth Warren is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Houston Alumni
Politician, Professor, Author
Elizabeth Ann Warren is an American academic and politician who is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. She was previously a Harvard Law ...more
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Johnny Chan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Houston Alumni
Businessperson, Professional Poker Player, Actor
Johnny Chan is a Chinese-born American professional poker player. He has won 10 World Series of Poker bracelets, including the 1987 and 1988 World Series of Poker main events consecutively.
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Meredith L. Patterson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Houston Alumni
Researcher, Author
Meredith L. Patterson is an American technologist, science fiction writer, and journalist. She has spoken at numerous industry conferences on a wide range of topics. She is also a blogger and ...more
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Chamillionaire is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Houston Alumni
Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper
Hakeem Seriki, better known by his stage name Chamillionaire, is an American rapper and entrepreneur from Houston, Texas. He is the CEO of Chamillitary Entertainment. Chamillionaire was also the ...more
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Matt Mullenweg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Houston Alumni
Entrepreneur
Matthew Charles "Matt" Mullenweg is an American online social media entrepreneur, web developer and musician living in San Francisco, California. He is best known for developing the ...more
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Jack Valenti is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Houston Alumni
Politician, Lobbyist
Jack Joseph Valenti was a longtime president of the Motion Picture Association of America. During his 38-year tenure in the MPAA, he created the MPAA film rating system, and he was generally ...more
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Aafia Siddiqui is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Houston Alumni
Scientist, Neuroscientist
Aafia Siddiqui is a Pakistani who studied neuroscience in the United States. She immigrated to the US in 1990 and obtained a Ph.D. from Brandeis University in 2001. In early 2003, during the ...more
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C. Anthony Anderson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Houston Alumni
Philosopher
Curtis Anthony Anderson is a contemporary American philosopher, presently Professor of Philosophy at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from ...more
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Loretta Devine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Houston Alumni
Actor, Voice acting, Singer
Loretta Devine is an American actress and singer, best known for her roles as Marla Hendricks in the Fox drama series Boston Public, and for her recurring role as Adele Webber on the Shonda ...more
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Larry Hovis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Houston Alumni
Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor
Larry Hovis was an American singer and actor best known for playing Sergeant Carter on the 1960s television sitcom Hogan's Heroes.