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Famous University Of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 18.9k views287 items

List RulesPeople 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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  • 1
    Richard Gere

    Richard Gere

    Pianist, Musician

    Age71

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Richard Tiffany Gere (IPA: geer; born August 31, 1949) is an American actor. He began in... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Michael Blakey

    Michael Blakey

    Film Score Composer, Arranger

    Age61

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Michael Blakey may refer to: Michael Blakey (anthropologist) (born 1953), professor at the... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Bill Cosby

    Bill Cosby

    Activist, Film Score Composer

    Age83

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    William Henry Cosby Jr. (; born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up comedian, actor,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Bridget Moynahan

    Bridget Moynahan

    Model, Actor

    Age50

    BirthplaceBinghamton, New York, United States of America

    Kathryn Bridget Moynahan (born April 28, 1971 is an American actress and model. Moynahan is... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Catherine Coleman

    Catherine Coleman

    Chemist, Astronaut

    Age59

    BirthplaceCharleston, South Carolina

    Catherine Grace "Cady" Coleman (born December 14, 1960) is an American chemist, a former... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Natalie Cole

    Natalie Cole

    Performer, Songwriter

    Age70

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Natalie Maria Cole (February 6, 1950 – December 31, 2015) was an American singer, voice... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Rob Corddry

    Rob Corddry

    Television director, Comedian

    Age49

    BirthplaceWeymouth, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Robert William Corddry (born February 4, 1971) is an American actor and comedian. He is known... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Maura Murray
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  • 9
    Tina Liebling

    Tina Liebling

    Politician, Legislator

    Age67

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota

    Tina Liebling (born 1953) is a Minnesota attorney and politician who is a member of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Jack Welch

    Jack Welch

    Businessperson, Manager

    Age84

    BirthplacePeabody, Massachusetts

    John Francis "Jack" Welch Jr. (born November 19, 1935) is an American business executive,... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Julius Erving

    Julius Erving

    Basketball player, Actor

    Age70

    BirthplaceRoosevelt, New York, United States of America

    Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Marcus Camby

    Marcus Camby

    Basketball player

    Age46

    BirthplaceHartford, Connecticut, United States of America

    Marcus Dion Camby (born March 22, 1974) is a American retired professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Jill Carroll

    Jill Carroll

    Firefighter, Journalist

    Age42

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Jill Carroll (born October 6, 1977) is an American former journalist (now working as a... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14

    Gail Collins

    Editor, Commentator

    Age74

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    Gail Collins (born November 25, 1945) is an American journalist, op-ed columnist and author,... more on Wikipedia
  • 15

    John F. Smith, Jr.

    Businessperson

    Age82

    John Francis "Jack" Smith Jr. (born April 6, 1938) is the non-executive chairman of the board... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Bonnie Dumanis

    Bonnie Dumanis

    Politician, Lawyer

    Age68

    BirthplaceBrockton, Massachusetts

    Bonnie Michelle Dumanis (born December 16, 1951) was the District Attorney of San Diego... more on Wikipedia
  • 17

    Jeffrey C. Taylor

    Businessperson
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  • 18
    Ken Ober

    Ken Ober

    Comedian, Actor

    AgeDec. at 52 (1957-2009)

    BirthplaceBrookline, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Ken Ober (July 3, 1957 – November 15, 2009) was an American game show host, comedian, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Manoj Gandhi
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    Dana Gould

    Dana Gould

    Comedian, Television producer

    Age56

    BirthplaceHopedale, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Dana John Gould (born August 24, 1964) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Dana Mohler-Faria is a former president of Bridgewater State University and a member of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Marc Forgione

    Marc Forgione

    Chef

    Age41

    BirthplaceBellerose, New York, United States of America

    Marc Forgione is one of the Iron Chefs competing on Food Network's Iron Chef America and owner... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Yusef Lateef

    Yusef Lateef

    Musician, Flautist

    AgeDec. at 93 (1920-2013)

    BirthplaceTennessee, Chattanooga, USA

    Yusef Abdul Lateef (born William Emanuel Huddleston; October 9, 1920 – December 23, 2013) was... more on Wikipedia

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  • 24
    Bill Pullman

    Bill Pullman

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age66

    BirthplaceHornell, New York, United States of America

    William James Pullman (born December 17, 1953) is an American film, stage, and television... more on Wikipedia

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  • 25
    Stephane Lasme

    Stephane Lasme

    Basketball player

    Age37

    BirthplacePort-Gentil, Bendje Department, Gabon

    Yann Ulrich Stéphane Lasme (born December 17, 1982) is a Gabonese professional basketball... more on Wikipedia