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Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Texas at Austin and be of some renown.

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

List features graduates like Kevin Durant, Matthew McConaughey and other famous Longhorns!

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Texas at Austin?” and “Which celebrities are University of Texas at Austin alumni?”

 
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Matthew McConaughey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 46

Birthplace: Uvalde, Texas, USA

Matthew McConaughey (; born November 4, 1969) is an American actor and producer. He first gained notice for his supporting performance in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993), ...more

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Neil deGrasse Tyson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Astrophysicist, Author, Actor

Age: 60

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Neil deGrasse Tyson (; born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at ...more

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Farrah Fawcett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Film Producer, Model, Actor

Age: Dec. at 62 (1947-2009)

Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States of America

Farrah Leni Fawcett (February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009) was an American actress of stage and screen, model, and artist. A four-time Emmy Award nominee and six-time Golden Globe Award nominee, ...more

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Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Baseball player, Actor, Athlete

Age: 56

Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States of America

William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962), nicknamed "Rocket", is an American former baseball pitcher who played 24 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for four teams. Clemens was ...more

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Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Basketball player, Actor, Athlete

Age: 30

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

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Jon Hamm is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Actor

Age: 47

Birthplace: USA, St. Louis, Missouri

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Karl Rove is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Commentator, Businessperson, Political writer

Age: 68

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States of America

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Jayne Mansfield is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Pin-up girl, Pianist, Model

Age: Dec. at 34 (1933-1967)

Birthplace: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Songwriter, Singer

Age: Dec. at 27 (1943-1970)

Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States of America

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Owen Wilson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 50

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States of America

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Krista Allen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Actor

Age: 47

Birthplace: Ventura, California, USA

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Renée Zellweger ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

Age: 49

Birthplace: Katy, Texas, United States of America

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Laura Bush is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Librarian, Author, Teacher

Age: 72

Birthplace: Midland, Texas, United States of America

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David Geffen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Record producer, Businessperson, Theatrical producer

Age: 76

Birthplace: New York City, New York

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Walter Cronkite is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader, Television producer

Age: Dec. at 93 (1916-2009)

Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States of America

Walter Leland Cronkite Jr. (November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009) was an American broadcast journalist who served as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962–1981). During the heyday of ...more

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Felicia Day is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 39

Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America

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Fess Parker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Businessperson, Actor, Winemaker

Age: Dec. at 86 (1924-2010)

Birthplace: Texas, Fort Worth, USA

Fess Elisha Parker, Jr. (born F.E. Parker; August 16, 1924 – March 18, 2010), was an American film and television actor best known for his portrayals of Davy Crockett in the Walt Disney ...more

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Lois Chiles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Model, Actor

Age: 71

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Houston

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Allen Ludden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Game Show Host, Actor, Presenter

Age: Dec. at 64 (1917-1981)

Birthplace: Mineral Point, Wisconsin, United States of America

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Julie Cypher is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Film Director

Age: 54

Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States of America

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Ricky Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Athlete, American football player

Age: 38

Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America

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George Washington Pierce... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Physicist, Inventor, Science writer

Age: Dec. at 84 (1872-1956)

Birthplace: Webberville, Texas

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Ann Richards is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Politician, Teacher

Age: Dec. at 73 (1933-2006)

Birthplace: Lacy-Lakeview, Texas, United States of America

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Marcia Gay Harden is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 59

Birthplace: USA, California, San Diego, La Jolla

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Rex Tillerson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 66

Birthplace: Wichita Falls, Texas

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