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Famous University Of Maryland, College Park Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Maryland, College Park and be of some renown.

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

List is made up of graduates like Karl Rove and Larry David.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Maryland, College Park?” and “Which celebrities are University of Maryland, College Park alumni?”
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Karl Rove is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Maryland, College Park Alumni
Commentator, Businessperson, Political writer

Age: 68

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Karl Christian Rove (born December 25, 1950) is an American Republican political consultant and policy advisor. He was Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff during the George W. Bush ...more

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Larry David is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Maryland, College Park Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 71

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Lawrence Gene David (born July 2, 1947) is an American comedian, writer, actor, director, and television producer. He and Jerry Seinfeld created the television series Seinfeld, of which David ...more

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Sergey Brin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Maryland, College Park Alumni
Executive Management, Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Age: 45

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin (Russian: Серге́й Миха́йлович Брин; born August 21, 1973) is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur. Together with Larry Page, he co-founded Google. ...more

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Jim Henson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Maryland, College Park Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: Dec. at 54 (1936-1990)

Birthplace: Greenville, Mississippi, United States of America

James Maury Henson (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990) was an American puppeteer, animator, cartoonist, actor, inventor, filmmaker, and screenwriter who achieved worldwide notice as the creator ...more

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Essex Hemphill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Maryland, College Park Alumni
Writer

Age: Dec. at 38 (1957-1995)

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Essex Hemphill (April 16, 1957 – November 4, 1995) was an openly gay American poet and activist. He is known for his contributions to the Washington, D.C. art scene in the 1980s, and for openly ...more
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Kevin Plank is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Maryland, College Park Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Age: 46

Birthplace: Kensington, Maryland

Kevin A. Plank (born August 13, 1972) is an American billionaire businessman and philanthropist. Plank is the founder, CEO and chairman of Under Armour, a manufacturer of sportswear, footwear ...more
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Connie Chung is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Maryland, College Park Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader

Age: 72

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Constance Yu-Hwa Chung (born August 20, 1946) is an American journalist. She has been an anchor and reporter for the U.S. television news networks NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, and MSNBC. Some of her more ...more

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Robin Quivers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Maryland, College Park Alumni
Nurse, Author, Radio personality

Age: 66

Birthplace: Pikesville, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Robin Ophelia Quivers (born August 8, 1952) is an American radio personality, author, and actress, best known for being the long-running news anchor and co-host of The Howard Stern Show.

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Shawne Merriman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Maryland, College Park Alumni
Actor, American football player

Age: 31

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Shawne DeAndre Merriman (born May 25, 1984), nicknamed "Lights Out", is a former American football linebacker. He played college football at Maryland and was drafted 12th overall by ...more
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George J. Laurer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Maryland, College Park Alumni
Inventor

Age: 93

Birthplace: New York

George Joseph Laurer (born September 23, 1925 in New York, NY) developed the Universal Product Code, commonly known as the barcode, in 1973. As an engineer at IBM, he was asked to develop the ...more
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Carl Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Maryland, College Park Alumni
Journalist, Author, Writer

Age: 75

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Carl Bernstein ( BURN-steen; born February 14, 1944) is an American investigative journalist and author. While a young reporter for The Washington Post in 1972, Bernstein was teamed up with Bob ...more
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Giuliana Rancic is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Maryland, College Park Alumni
Journalist, Television producer, Actor

Age: 44

Birthplace: Naples, Italy

Giuliana Rancic (; née DePandi; born August 17, 1974) is an Italian-American entertainment reporter and television personality. She is a co-anchor of E! News.

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Robert Fischell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Maryland, College Park Alumni
Physicist, Inventor, Engineer

Age: 89

Robert Fischell (born 1929) is a physicist, inventor, and holder of more than 200 U.S. and foreign medical patents. His inventions have led to the creation of several biotechnology companies. He ...more
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Marianela Pereyra is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Maryland, College Park Alumni

Age: 39

Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Marianela Pereyra (born December 17, 1979) is an American–Argentine TV host, health advocate, writer and actress. She is currently the Resident Beach Expert for Travel Channel. She has been ...more
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William C. McCool is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Maryland, College Park Alumni
Astronaut

Age: Dec. at 42 (1961-2003)

Birthplace: San Diego, California

William Cameron "Willie" McCool (September 23, 1961 – February 1, 2003), (Cmdr, USN), was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, and NASA astronaut, ...more

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Paul W. Richards is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Maryland, College Park Alumni
Astronaut, Engineer

Age: 54

Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania

Paul William Richards (born May 20, 1964 in Scranton, Pennsylvania) is an American engineer and a former NASA Astronaut. He flew aboard one Space Shuttle mission in 2001.
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Judith Resnik is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Maryland, College Park Alumni
Judith Resnik Astronaut, Scientist, Engineer

Age: Dec. at 37 (1949-1986)

Birthplace: Akron, Ohio

Judith Arlene Resnik (; April 5, 1949 – January 28, 1986) was an American electrical engineer, software engineer, biomedical engineer, pilot and NASA astronaut who died when the Space Shuttle ...more

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David Mills is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Maryland, College Park Alumni
Journalist, Television producer, Screenwriter

Age: Dec. at 49 (1961-2010)

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

David Eugene Mills (November 20, 1961 – March 30, 2010) was an American journalist, writer and producer of television programs. He was an executive producer and writer of the HBO miniseries The ...more
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Thomas Francis Johnson ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Maryland, College Park Alumni

Age: Dec. at 79 (1909-1988)

Thomas Francis Johnson (June 26, 1909 – February 1, 1988) was a U.S. Congressman who represented Maryland's 1st congressional district from January 3, 1959 to January 3, 1963. He lost his third ...more
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Jim Walton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Maryland, College Park Alumni

Age: 61

Jim Walton (born 1958) is the former president of CNN Worldwide. He joined CNN in 1981, one year after the network was founded. He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in ...more
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Droz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Maryland, College Park Alumni
Wrestler, Essayist, American football player

Age: 49

Birthplace: Mays Landing, New Jersey, USA

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David Silverman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Maryland, College Park Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter

Age: 61

Birthplace: Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

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Gale Pollock is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Maryland, College Park Alumni
Nurse

Birthplace: Kearny, New Jersey

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David Banner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Maryland, College Park Alumni
Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper

Age: 44

Birthplace: Jackson, USA, Mississippi

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Dianne Wiest is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Maryland, College Park Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 70

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

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