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Famous University Of Portland Alumni

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

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

List includes Paul Winfield, Christine Sinclair and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Portland?” and “Which celebrities are University of Portland alumni?”
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    AgeDec. at 64 (1939-2004)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Paul Edward Winfield (May 22, 1939 – March 7, 2004) was an American television, film and stage actor. He was known for his portrayal of a Louisiana sharecropper who struggles to support his family...  more

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    Priest, Film Producer


    BirthplaceSanta Clara, California, United States of America

    James Melville "Mel" White (born July 26, 1940) is an American clergyman and author. White was a behind-the-scenes member of the Evangelical Protestant movement through the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s,...  more
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    Politician, Lobbyist


    BirthplaceVan Nuys, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    Larry LaRocco (born August 25, 1946) is an American Democratic politician from the US state of Idaho, who served two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2008, LaRocco ran for the U.S....  more
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    BirthplaceEvanston, Illinois

    Erik Jon Spoelstra ( SPOHL-strə; born November 1, 1970) is an American professional basketball coach who is the head coach for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Of Filipino...  more
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    Athlete, Footballer


    BirthplaceSyosset, New York, United States of America

    Shannon Ann MacMillan (born October 7, 1974) is an American retired soccer player, coach, FIFA Women's World Cup champion, Olympic gold and silver medalist. Named U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year for...  more
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    Novelist, Author


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Jean Marie Auel (; née Untinen; born February 18, 1936) is an American writer who wrote the Earth's Children books, a series of novels set in prehistoric Europe that explores human activities during...  more
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    BirthplaceMcMinnville, Oregon, United States of America

    Verne Allen Duncan (born April 6, 1934) is an American politician from the state of Oregon. As an educator and moderate Republican, he has become outspoken in protest of policies of his own party he...  more
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    Basketball player


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Darwin Louis Cook (born August 6, 1958) is an American basketball coach and former player....  more
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    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceLondon, England, UK

    Kunal Nayyar (, kuu-NAHL NY-ər; born 30 April 1981) is an Indian-American actor and comedian known for his role as Rajesh Ramayan Koothrappali in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. According to...  more
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    Jonathan "Nate" Jaqua (born October 28, 1981 in Eugene, Oregon) is a retired American soccer player. ...  more
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    BirthplaceRockford, Illinois

    Steven Emil "Steve" Cherundolo (born February 19, 1979) is an American former soccer defender who was most recently an assistant coach for the United States men's national soccer team. He was the...  more
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    Professor, Neuroscientist


    BirthplaceLebanon, Oregon

    Michael M. Merzenich (born 1942 in Lebanon, Oregon) is a professor emeritus neuroscientist at the University of California, San Francisco. His contributions to the field are numerous. He took the...  more
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    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    George Albert Van Hoomissen (born March 7, 1930) is an American attorney in the state of Oregon, United States. He previously served as the 87th Associate Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court and...  more
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    Charles Howard Vollum (May 31, 1913 – February 5, 1986) was an American engineer, scientist, and philanthropist in Oregon, United States. He was the co-founder of Tektronix Corporation, and endowed...  more
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    BirthplaceOlympia, Washington

    Kasey C. Keller (born November 29, 1969) is an American former soccer player who played professionally in Europe and the United States, as well as being the starting goalkeeper for the U.S. national...  more
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    Andrew Gregor (born November 22, 1975 in Syracuse, New York) is a retired American soccer midfielder who played professionally in Major League Soccer, the USL First Division, the USL Premier...  more
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    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

    Tiffeny Carleen Milbrett (born October 23, 1972) is an American retired professional soccer forward who was a longtime member of the United States women's national soccer team. In May 2018 the...  more
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    Soccer Player


    BirthplaceDover, New Hampshire

    Conor Patrick Casey (born July 25, 1981) is an American soccer coach and former player. He played for 16 seasons, finishing his career with Columbus Crew SC, before turning to coaching with his...  more
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    Alejandro Salazar (born February 18, 1984) is an American former professional soccer player. He played during the 2000s in the United States and Australia....  more
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    Scott "Benny" Benedetti (born November 13, 1966 in Portland, Oregon) is a retired American soccer player. He began his professional career with the semi-professional F.C. Portland in 1986 and ended...  more
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    Benjamin Benditson (born February 16, 1983 in Tarzana, California) is an American soccer player, currently without a team....  more
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    BirthplaceBurnaby, Canada

    Christine Margaret Sinclair, OC (born June 12, 1983) is a Canadian soccer player and captain of the Canadian national team. She plays professionally for the Portland Thorns FC in the National Women's...  more
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    Eugene "Pooh" Jeter III (; born December 2, 1983) is an American-born naturalized Ukrainian professional basketball player for the Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). A 5 ft...  more
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    BirthplaceFort Huachuca, Arizona

    Luis Robles (born May 11, 1984) is an American soccer goalkeeper who currently plays for New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer. Robles holds the MLS record for most consecutive regular-season...  more

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