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Famous University Of Michigan Alumni

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

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

List features graduates like Madonna, Tom Brady, and many more

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

    Steve Blank

    Entrepreneur, Author


    BirthplaceLower East Side, New York City, New York


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  • 2


    Record producer, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceBay City, Michigan, United States of America


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  • 3

    Ann Coulter

    Commentator, Author


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America


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  • 4

    Tom Brady

    American football player


    BirthplaceSan Mateo, California, United States of America


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  • 5

    Derek Jeter

    Baseball player, Actor


    BirthplacePequannock, New Jersey, United States of America


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    #8 of 149 The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time#54 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time

  • 6
    Charles Robert Kidder, born 1945, was chairman and CEO of 3Stone Advisors LLC, and is now...  more
  • 7

    Larry Page

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceEast Lansing, Michigan


    Lawrence Edward Page (born March 26, 1973) is an American computer scientist and Internet...  more

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  • 8

    Lucy Liu

    Painter, Film Producer


    BirthplaceJackson Heights, New York City, New York, United States of America


    Lucy Liu (born December 2, 1968) is an American actress, voice actress, director, and artist...  more

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  • 9

    Thomas G. Stephens

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  • 10

    Selma Blair

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceSouthfield, Michigan, United States of America


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  • 11

    Michael Phelps

    Athlete, Swimmer


    BirthplaceTowson, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America


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  • 12

    Frank O'Hara

    Poet, Art critic

    AgeDec. at 40 (1926-1966)

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland


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  • 13

    Gerald Ford

    Politician, American football player

    AgeDec. at 93 (1913-2006)

    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, United States of America


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  • 14

    Marcy Kaptur

    Politician, Urban planner


    BirthplaceToledo, Ohio, United States of America


    Marcia Carolyn Kaptur (; born June 17, 1946) is the U.S. Representative for Ohio's 9th...  more
  • 15

    Michael R. Francis

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  • 16

    David Oliver

    Ice Hockey Player


    BirthplaceSechelt, Canada


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  • 17


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  • 18

    H. H. Holmes


    AgeDec. at 35 (1861-1896)

    BirthplaceGilmanton, New Hampshire, United States of America


    Herman Webster Mudgett (May 16, 1861 – May 7, 1896), better known as Dr. Henry Howard Holmes,...  more

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  • 19

    David Alan Grier

    Comedian, Television producer


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America


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  • 20

    Gilda Radner

    Comedian, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 43 (1946-1989)

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America


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  • 21

    Raoul Wallenberg

    Businessperson, Diplomat

    AgeDec. at 35 (1912-1947)

    BirthplaceLidingö Municipality, Sweden


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  • 22

    Larry Elder



    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America


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  • 23

    Charles F. Brush

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur

    AgeDec. at 80 (1849-1929)

    BirthplaceEuclid, Ohio


    Charles Francis Brush (March 17, 1849 – June 15, 1929) was an American engineer, inventor,...  more
  • 24

    Jack Kevorkian

    Painter, Musician

    AgeDec. at 83 (1928-2011)

    BirthplacePontiac, Michigan, United States of America


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  • 25

    Charles Diggs


    AgeDec. at 76 (1922-1998)

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America


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