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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?”
  • Steve Blank1

    Steve Blank

    Entrepreneur, Author


    BirthplaceLower East Side, New York City, New York

    Steve Blank (born 1953) is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur based in Pescadero, California.Blank...  more
  • Madonna2


    Record producer, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceBay City, Michigan, United States of America

    Madonna Louise Ciccone (, Italian: [tʃikˈkoːne]; born August 16, 1958) is an American singer,...  more

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  • Ann Coulter3

    Ann Coulter

    Commentator, Author


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Ann Hart Coulter (; born December 8, 1961) is an American far-right media pundit, syndicated...  more

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  • Tom Brady4

    Tom Brady

    American football player


    BirthplaceSan Mateo, California, United States of America

    Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. (born August 3, 1977) is an American football quarterback for...  more

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  • Derek Jeter5

    Derek Jeter

    Baseball player, Actor


    BirthplacePequannock, New Jersey

    Derek Sanderson Jeter ( JEE-tər; born June 26, 1974) is an American former professional...  more

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    #8 of 149 The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time#67 of 708 The Best Hitters in Baseball History

  • C Robert Kidder6
    Charles Robert Kidder, born 1945, was chairman and CEO of 3Stone Advisors LLC, and is now...  more
  • Larry Page7

    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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    #854 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time#13 of 54 The Most Influential CEOs of All Time

  • Lucy Liu8

    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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  • Thomas G. Stephens9

    Thomas G. Stephens

    Thomas G. Stephens became GM executive vice president, March 3, 2008. He is responsible for GM...
  • Selma Blair10

    Selma Blair

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceSouthfield, Michigan, United States of America

    Selma Blair Beitner (born June 23, 1972) is an American actress. She played a number of small...  more
  • Michael Phelps11

    Michael Phelps

    Athlete, Swimmer


    BirthplaceTowson, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    Michael Fred Phelps II (born June 30, 1985) is an American retired competitive swimmer and the...  more

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  • Frank O'Hara12

    Frank O'Hara

    Poet, Art critic

    AgeDec. at 40 (1926-1966)

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    Francis Russell "Frank" O'Hara (March 27, 1926 – July 25, 1966) was an American writer, poet,...  more

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  • Gerald Ford13

    Gerald Ford

    Politician, American football player

    AgeDec. at 93 (1913-2006)

    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, United States of America

    Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. (born Leslie Lynch King Jr.; July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006) was an...  more

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  • Marcy Kaptur14

    Marcy Kaptur

    Politician, Urban planner


    BirthplaceArea codes 419 and 567, Ohio, Area code 419, United States of America, United States

    Marcia Carolyn Kaptur (; born June 17, 1946) is the U.S. Representative for Ohio's 9th...  more
  • Michael R. Francis15

    Michael R. Francis

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  • David Oliver16

    David Oliver

    Ice Hockey Player


    BirthplaceSechelt, Canada

    David Lee Oliver (born April 17, 1971) is a Canadian assistant coach for the New York Rangers...  more
  • John Seely Brown17
    John Seely Brown (born 1940), also known as "JSB", is a researcher who specializes in...  more
  • H. H. Holmes18

    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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  • David Alan Grier19

    David Alan Grier

    Comedian, Television producer


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    David Alan Grier (born June 30, 1956) is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for...  more

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  • Gilda Radner20

    Gilda Radner

    Comedian, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 43 (1946-1989)

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Gilda Susan Radner (June 28, 1946 – May 20, 1989) was an American comedian and actress who was...  more

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  • Raoul Wallenberg21

    Raoul Wallenberg

    Businessperson, Diplomat

    AgeDec. at 35 (1912-1947)

    BirthplaceLidingö Municipality, Sweden

    Raoul Gustaf Wallenberg (4 August 1912 – disappeared 17 January 1945) was a Swedish architect,...  more

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  • Larry Elder22

    Larry Elder



    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Laurence Allen "Larry" Elder (born April 27, 1952) is an American attorney, author, and radio...  more


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  • Charles F. Brush23

    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
  • Jack Kevorkian24

    Jack Kevorkian

    Painter, Musician

    AgeDec. at 83 (1928-2011)

    BirthplacePontiac, Michigan, USA

    Jack Kevorkian (; May 26, 1928 – June 3, 2011) was an American pathologist and euthanasia...  more

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  • Charles Diggs25

    Charles Diggs


    AgeDec. at 76 (1922-1998)

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Charles Coles Diggs Jr. (December 2, 1922 – August 24, 1998) was an African-American...  more