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Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 5.0k views521 items

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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, like Cate Blanchett and Portia de Rossi.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Melbourne?” and “Which celebrities are University of Melbourne alumni?”
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  • 1

    Portia de Rossi

    Comedian, Model

    Age47

    BirthplaceHorsham, Australia

    GenderFemale

    Portia Lee James DeGeneres (born 31 January 1973), known professionally as Portia de Rossi, is...  more

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  • 2

    Cate Blanchett

    Film Producer, Actor

    Age51

    BirthplaceIvanhoe, Australia

    GenderFemale

    Catherine Elise Blanchett AC (born 14 May 1969) is an Australian actress and theatre director....  more

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  • 3

    Julian Assange

    Spokesperson, Programmer

    Age49

    BirthplaceTownsville, Australia

    GenderMale

    Julian Paul Assange (; né Hawkins; 3 July 1971) is an Australian editor, publisher, and...  more

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  • 4

    Manfred Clynes

    Pianist, Inventor

    Age95

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    GenderMale

    Manfred Clynes (born August 14, 1925) is a scientist, inventor, and musician. He is best known...  more
  • 5

    Missy Higgins

    Musician, Singer-songwriter

    Age37

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    GenderFemale

    Melissa Morrison Higgins (born 19 August 1983) is an Australian singer-songwriter, musician...  more

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  • 6

    Harold Holt

    Politician

    AgeDec. at 59 (1908-1967)

    BirthplaceStanmore, Australia

    GenderMale

    Harold Edward Holt, (5 August 1908 – 17 December 1967), was an Australian politician who...  more

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  • 7

    Barry Humphries

    Comedian, Film Producer

    Age86

    BirthplaceKew Vic, Australia

    GenderMale

    John Barry Humphries, (born 17 February 1934) is an Australian comedian, actor, satirist,...  more
  • 8

    AgeDec. at 66 (1936-2002)

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    GenderMale

    Struan Keith Sutherland AO (17 June 1936 – 11 January 2002) was an Australian medical...  more
  • 9

    Kirsty Sword Gusmão

    Interpreter, Secretary

    Age54

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    GenderFemale

    Kirsty Sword Gusmão AO (born Kirsty Sword; 19 April 1966) is an Australian-East Timorese...  more
  • 10

    Geoffrey Blainey

    Historian, Professor

    Age90

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    GenderMale

    Geoffrey Norman Blainey (born 11 March 1930) is an Australian historian, academic,...  more
  • 11

    Kevin Hart

    Comedian, Television producer

    Age41

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    GenderMale

    Kevin Darnell Hart (born July 6, 1979) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and producer....  more

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  • 12

    Peter Singer

    Professor, Philosopher

    Age74

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    GenderMale

    Peter Albert David Singer, AC (born 6 July 1946) is an Australian moral philosopher. He is the...  more

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  • 13

    Germaine Greer

    Journalist, Professor

    Age81

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    GenderFemale

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  • 14

    Ananda Krishnan

    Businessperson, Film Director

    Age82

    BirthplaceBrickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    GenderMale

    Tatparanandam Ananda Krishnan (Tamil: த. ஆனந்தகிருஷ்ணன்) (born 1 April 1938) is a Malaysian...  more
  • 15

    Hamish Blake

    Comedian, Screenwriter

    Age38

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    GenderMale

    Hamish Donald Blake (born 11 December 1981) is an Australian comedian, actor, and author from...  more
  • 16

    Ted Baillieu

    Politician, Architect

    Age67

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    GenderMale

    Edward Norman Baillieu (born 31 July 1953) is a former Australian politician who was Premier...  more
  • 17

    Age59

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    GenderMale

    Samuel Leon Braunstein (born 1961) is a professor at the University of York, UK. He is a...  more
  • 18

    Rodney James Crewther

    Mathematician, Physicist

    Age75

    GenderMale

    Rodney James Crewther (born 1945) is a physicist, notable in the field of gauge field theories....  more
  • 19

    Graeme Samuel

    Businessperson, Lawyer

    Age74

    GenderMale

    Graeme Julian Samuel AC (born 31 May 1946) is an Australian businessman. He was the Managing...  more
  • 20

    Christos Tsiolkas

    Novelist, Author

    Age55

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    GenderMale

    Christos Tsiolkas (born 1965) is an Australian author....  more
  • 21

    Age81

    BirthplaceColombo, Sri Lanka

    GenderMale

    David Morritz de Kretser AC (born 27 April 1939) is an Australian medical researcher who was...  more
  • 22

    Katya Crema

    Athlete, Freestyle skier

    Age32

    BirthplaceMalvern, Australia

    GenderFemale

    Katya Crema is a freestyle skier....  more
  • 23

    Creighton Burns

    Journalist, Sailor

    AgeDec. at 83 (1925-2008)

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    GenderMale

    Creighton Lee Burns, AO (19 March 1925 – 19 January 2008) was an Australian journalist and...  more
  • 24

    A. Richard Newton

    Professor, Computer scientist

    AgeDec. at 56 (1951-2007)

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    GenderMale

    Arthur Richard Newton (Melbourne, Australia, 1 July 1951 – 2 January 2007) was the dean of the...  more
  • 25

    Joanna Murray-Smith

    Librettist, Novelist

    Age58

    BirthplaceMount Eliza, Australia

    GenderFemale

    Joanna Murray-Smith (born 17 April 1962) is a Melbourne based Australian playwright,...  more