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Famous University Of Illinois At Chicago Alumni

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

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of graduates, like Janina Gavankar and Curtis Granderson, in it.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Illinois at Chicago?” and “Which celebrities are University of Illinois at Chicago alumni?”
  • Carol Moseley Braun1

    Carol Moseley Braun

    Politician, Diplomat


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun, also sometimes Moseley-Braun (born August 16, 1947), is an... more on Wikipedia
  • Bobby Rush2

    Bobby Rush



    BirthplaceDougherty County, United States of America, Albany, United States, with Territories

    Bobby Lee Rush (born November 23, 1946) is an American politician, activist, pastor, and the... more on Wikipedia
  • 3

    Cedric G Hurst II

    Software Engineer


    BirthplacePeoria, Illinois

  • Maxine Chernoff4

    Maxine Chernoff

    Poet, Novelist


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Maxine Chernoff (born 1952) is an American novelist, writer, poet, academic and literary... more on Wikipedia
  • William A. Dembski5

    William A. Dembski

    Mathematician, Theologian


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    William Albert "Bill" Dembski (born July 18, 1960) is an American mathematician, philosopher... more on Wikipedia
  • 6

    Sapan Desai

    Surgeon, Science writer


    BirthplaceEvanston, Illinois

  • Justin Hartley7

    Justin Hartley

    Television director, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceKnoxville, Illinois, United States of America

    Justin Scott Hartley (born January 29, 1977) is an American actor. He is known for his... more on Wikipedia

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  • James R. Thompson8


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    James Robert Thompson Jr. (born May 8, 1936), also known as Big Jim Thompson, was the 37th and... more on Wikipedia
  • Michael Noland9

    Michael Noland

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceArea code 781, Lynn, Area codes 781 and 339, United States of America, United States

    Michael Noland (born December 5, 1960) was a Democratic member of the Illinois Senate,... more on Wikipedia
  • Tony Peraica10

    Tony Peraica

    Politician, Lawyer



    Anthony J. "Tony" Peraica (born April 14, 1957) is an American politician from Chicago,... more on Wikipedia
  • John H. Cox11

    John H. Cox

    Accountant, Businessperson


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    John Herman Cox (né Kaplan; born July 15, 1955) is an American accountant, businessman,... more on Wikipedia
  • 12

    Richard Hunt



    BirthplaceSouth Side, Chicago

    Richard Howard Hunt (born September 12, 1935) is an American sculptor with over 125 sculptures... more on Wikipedia
  • Bernard Shaw13

    Bernard Shaw

    Journalist, Newsreader


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Bernard Shaw (born May 22, 1940) is a retired American journalist and former lead news anchor... more on Wikipedia

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  • Risa Stack14

    Risa Stack

    Venture capitalist
    Risa Stack joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers in 2003. Risa specializes in the development...
  • Daniel Henney15

    Daniel Henney

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceCarson City, Michigan

    Daniel Phillip Henney (born November 28, 1979) is a Korean-American actor and model. He is... more on Wikipedia

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  • Janina Gavankar16

    Janina Gavankar

    Musician, Actor


    BirthplaceJoliet, Illinois, USA

    Janina Zione Gavankar (; born November 29, 1980) is an American actress and musician.... more on Wikipedia
  • 17

    Anne Allison



    Anne Allison is a professor of cultural anthropology at Duke University in the United States,... more on Wikipedia
  • Ted Cahall18

    Ted Cahall

    Executive, Online Media

    BirthplaceFairview Park, Ohio

    Ted Cahall is an Internet and Online Media executive that works in the Online Services...
  • 19

    David Wiggins

    Judge, Jurist


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    David Wiggins is a justice of the Iowa Supreme Court.
  • Curtis Granderson20

    Curtis Granderson

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceBlue Island, Illinois

    Curtis Granderson Jr. (born March 16, 1981) is an American professional baseball outfielder... more on Wikipedia
  • Nancy Cartwright21

    Nancy Cartwright

    Nancy Cartwright, Lady Hampshire, FBA, FAcSS (born 24 January 1944) is a philosopher of... more on Wikipedia
  • 22

    Kali Nikitas

    Graphic Designer


    Kali Nikitas (born 1964) received an MFA from CalArts in graphic design a BFA in graphic... more on Wikipedia
  • 23

    Alice Palmer

    Politician, Educator


    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

    Alice J. Palmer (née Roberts, born June 20, 1939) is an American educator and politician, a... more on Wikipedia
  • Jeffrey Renard Allen24

    Jeffrey Renard Allen

    Poet, Novelist


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Jeffery Renard Allen (born 1962 Chicago) is an American poet, essayist, short story writer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Sandeep Singhal25
    Sandeep is a Managing Director with Sequoia Capital India. Sequoia Capital India has been...