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Famous University Of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni

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

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

Items include everything from Julius Erving to Richard Gere.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Massachusetts Amherst?” and “Which celebrities are University of Massachusetts Amherst alumni?”
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Richard Gere is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni
Pianist, Musician, Film Producer
Richard Tiffany Gere is an American actor and activist. He began acting in the 1970s, playing a supporting role in Looking for Mr. Goodbar and a starring role in Days of Heaven. He came to ...more
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Michael Blakey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni
Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer
Michael Blakey is a record producer, composer, musician, arranger, songwriter and artist manager. Blakey has either produced musical tracks or worked as a musician for a number of notable ...more
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Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni
Activist, Film Score Composer, Television director
William Henry "Bill" Cosby Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and activist. Cosby's start in stand-up began at the hungry i in San Francisco which was followed by ...more
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Bridget Moynahan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni
Model, Actor
Kathryn Bridget Moynahan, known as Bridget Moynahan, is an American actress and model. She graduated from Longmeadow High School, in Massachusetts, in 1989 and began pursuing a career in ...more
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Catherine Coleman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni
Chemist, Astronaut
Catherine Grace "Cady" Coleman is an American chemist, a former United States Air Force officer, and a current NASA astronaut. She is a veteran of two Space Shuttle missions, and ...more
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Natalie Cole is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni
Performer, Songwriter, Pianist
Natalie Maria Cole is an American singer, songwriter, and performer. The daughter of Nat King Cole, Cole rose to musical success in the mid-1970s as a R&B artist with the hits "This ...more
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Rob Corddry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Television producer
Robert William "Rob" Corddry is an American actor and comedian. He is known for his work as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and for his starring role in the comedy ...more
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Maura Murray is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni
Maura Murray disappeared the evening of February 9, 2004, after crashing her car on Route 112 in Haverhill, New Hampshire. A nursing student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Murray ...more
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Tina Liebling is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni
Politician, Legislator, Lawyer
Tina Liebling is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, she represents District 26A, which consists ...more
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Jack Welch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni
Businessperson, Manager, Author
John Francis "Jack" Welch, Jr. is a retired American business executive, author and chemical engineer. He was chairman and CEO of General Electric between 1981 and 2001. During his ...more
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Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni
Basketball player, Actor
Julius Winfield Erving II, commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a retired American basketball player who helped launch a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and play above the rim. ...more
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Marcus Camby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni
Basketball player
Marcus D. Camby is an American former professional basketball player. He was named Defensive Player of the Year during the 2006–07 NBA season, leading the league in blocked shots per game. Camby ...more
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Jill Carroll is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni
Firefighter, Journalist, Writer
Jill Carroll is an American former journalist who was kidnapped and ultimately released in Iraq. Carroll was a reporter for the Christian Science Monitor at the time of her kidnapping. After ...more
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Gail Collins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni
Editor, Commentator, Journalist
Gail Collins is an American journalist, op-ed columnist and author, most recognized for her work with the New York Times. Joining the Times in 1995 as a member of the editorial board, from 2001 ...more
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John F. Smith, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni
Businessperson
John Francis "Jack" Smith, Jr. is the non-executive chairman of the board of directors of Delta Air Lines. Smith has been a member of Delta's board of directors since 2000. From 1996 ...more
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Bonnie Dumanis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Bonnie Michelle Dumanis is currently the District Attorney of San Diego County, California. Dumanis has been the District Attorney since 2003, when she defeated incumbent Paul Pfingst. She ran ...more
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Jeffrey C. Taylor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni
Businessperson
Jeff Taylor is a founder of the online jobs site Monster.com. He is a graduate of the University Without Walls program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In August 2005, he left Monster ...more
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Ken Ober is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni
Comedian, Actor
Ken Ober was an American game show host, comedian, and actor.
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Manoj Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni
Manoj Gandhi joined Synopsys with the company's merger with Viewlogic in December 1997. In his current position, Mr. Gandhi and his organization are responsible for Synopsys' verification ...more
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Dana Gould is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter
Dana John Gould is an American stand-up comedian and comedy writer who has been featured on HBO, Showtime, and Comedy Central.
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Dana Mohler-Faria is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni
Dana Mohler-Faria is the current president of Bridgewater State University and a member of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. He was formerly the Special Advisor for ...more
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Marc Forgione is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni
Marc Forgione Chef
Marc Forgione is one of the Iron Chefs competing on Food Network's Iron Chef America and owner of restaurant Marc Forgione in New York City. He was born on December 16, 1978, and raised in ...more
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Yusef Lateef is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni
Musician, Flautist, Author
Yusef Abdul Lateef was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist, composer and educator for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community after his conversion to the Ahmadiyya sect of Islam in 1950. Although ...more
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Bill Pullman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni
Actor, Voice acting, Film Director
William James "Bill" Pullman is an American actor. Pullman made his film debut in the 1986 film Ruthless People. He has since gone on to star in other films, including Spaceballs, ...more
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Stephane Lasme is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni
Basketball player
Yann Ulrich Stéphane Lasme is a Gabonese professional basketball player who currently plays for Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball League. He played NCAA college basketball at the ...more