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Famous University Of Houston Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • James Franco1

    James Franco

    Film Producer, Model


    BirthplacePalo Alto, California, United States of America

    James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an American actor and filmmaker. For his role in... more on Wikipedia

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  • Lil Wayne2

    Lil Wayne

    Record producer, Businessperson


    BirthplaceHollygrove, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. (born September 27, 1982), known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • Dennis Quaid3

    Dennis Quaid

    Television producer, Musician


    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

    Dennis William Quaid (born April 9, 1954) is an American actor known for a wide variety of... more on Wikipedia

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  • Tom DeLay4

    Tom DeLay

    Politician, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceLaredo, Texas, United States of America

    Thomas Dale DeLay (; born April 8, 1947) is a former member of the United States House of... more on Wikipedia

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  • Randy Quaid5

    Randy Quaid

    Musician, Film Producer


    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Houston

    Randy Randall Rudy Quaid (born October 1, 1950) is an American film and television actor and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jim Parsons6

    Jim Parsons

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA

    James Joseph Parsons (born March 24, 1973) is an American actor and producer. Parsons is known... more on Wikipedia

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  • Carl Lewis7

    Carl Lewis

    Actor, Track and field athlete


    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama, United States of America

    Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis (born July 1, 1961) is an American former track and field... more on Wikipedia

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  • Master P8

    Master P

    Basketball player, Record producer


    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Percy Robert Miller (born April 29, 1970), also known by his stage name Master P, is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • William Frederick Fisher9

    William Frederick Fisher

    Astronaut, Physician


    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    William Frederick Fisher (born April 1, 1946) is an American physician and a former NASA... more on Wikipedia
  • David Cobb10

    David Cobb

    Politician, Social activist


    BirthplaceTexas, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    David Cobb may refer to: David Cobb (American football) (born 1993), American football... more on Wikipedia
  • Paul Wall11

    Paul Wall

    Rapper, Promoter


    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

    Paul Michael Slayton (born March 11, 1981), better known by his stage name Paul Wall, is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bonnie J. Dunbar12

    Bonnie J. Dunbar

    Astronaut, Scientist


    BirthplaceSunnyside, Washington

    Bonnie Jeanne Dunbar (born March 3, 1949) is a former NASA astronaut. She retired from NASA in... more on Wikipedia
  • Akihiko Hoshide13

    Akihiko Hoshide

    Astronaut, Engineer


    BirthplaceSetagaya, Japan

    Akihiko Hoshide (星出 彰彦, Hoshide Akihiko, born December 28, 1968) is a Japanese engineer and... more on Wikipedia
  • Brent Spiner14

    Brent Spiner

    Comedian, Musician


    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

    Brent Jay Spiner (; born February 2, 1949) is an American actor, comedian, musician and singer... more on Wikipedia
  • Elizabeth Warren15

    Elizabeth Warren

    Politician, Professor


    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Elizabeth Ann Warren (née Herring; born June 22, 1949) is an American politician and former... more on Wikipedia

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  • Johnny Chan16

    Johnny Chan

    Businessperson, Professional Poker Player


    BirthplaceGuangzhou, China

    Johnny Chan (Chinese: 陳金海; born in Guangzhou, China in 1957) is a Chinese-American... more on Wikipedia
  • Meredith L. Patterson17

    Meredith L. Patterson

    Researcher, Author


    Meredith L. Patterson (born April 30, 1977) is an American technologist, science fiction... more on Wikipedia
  • Chamillionaire18


    Record producer, Songwriter


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Hakeem Seriki (born November 28, 1979), better known by his stage name Chamillionaire (), is... more on Wikipedia
  • Matt Mullenweg19

    Matt Mullenweg



    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    Matthew Charles "Matt" Mullenweg (born January 11, 1984) is an American online social media... more on Wikipedia
  • Jack Valenti20

    Jack Valenti

    Politician, Lobbyist

    AgeDec. at 86 (1921-2007)

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

    Jack Joseph Valenti (September 5, 1921 – April 26, 2007) was a longtime president of the... more on Wikipedia
  • Aafia Siddiqui21

    Aafia Siddiqui

    Scientist, Neuroscientist


    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    Aafia Siddiqui ( (listen); Urdu: عافیہ صدیقی‎; born 2 March 1972) is a Pakistani... more on Wikipedia
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    Curtis Anthony Anderson (born May 29, 1940) is a contemporary American philosopher, currently... more on Wikipedia
  • Loretta Devine23

    Loretta Devine

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA

    Loretta Devine (born August 21, 1949) is an American actress and singer, best known for her... more on Wikipedia

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  • Larry Hovis24

    Larry Hovis

    Television producer, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 67 (1936-2003)

    BirthplaceWapato, Washington, USA

    Larry Hovis (February 20, 1936 – September 9, 2003) was an American singer and actor best... more on Wikipedia
  • Leila Bela25

    Leila Bela

    Record producer, Musician

    BirthplaceTehran, Iran

    Leila Bela (Persian: ليلى بلا‎) (born in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian-born American avant-garde... more on Wikipedia