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Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”

  • Matthew McConaughey1

    Matthew McConaughey

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceUvalde, Texas, United States of America

    Matthew McConaughey (; born November 4, 1969) is an American actor and producer. He first...  more

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  • Neil deGrasse Tyson2

    Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Astrophysicist, Author


    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Neil deGrasse Tyson (; born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist, author, and...  more

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  • Farrah Fawcett3

    Farrah Fawcett

    Film Producer, Model

    AgeDec. at 62 (1947-2009)

    BirthplaceCorpus Christi, Texas, USA

    Farrah Leni Fawcett (February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009) was an American actress of stage and...  more

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  • Roger Clemens4

    Roger Clemens

    Baseball player, Actor


    BirthplaceDayton, Ohio, United States of America

    William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962), nicknamed "Rocket", is an American former...  more

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  • Kevin Durant5

    Kevin Durant

    Basketball player, Actor


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Kevin Wayne Durant (born September 29, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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  • Jon Hamm6

    Jon Hamm

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Jonathan Daniel Hamm (born March 10, 1971) is an American actor, best known for playing...  more

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  • Karl Rove7

    Karl Rove

    Commentator, Businessperson


    BirthplaceArea code 720, Colorado, Area code 303, Denver, Area codes 303 and 720

    Karl Christian Rove (born December 25, 1950) is an American Republican political consultant...  more

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  • Jayne Mansfield8

    Jayne Mansfield

    Pin-up girl, Pianist

    AgeDec. at 34 (1933-1967)

    BirthplaceBryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Jayne Mansfield (born April 19, 1933 – June 29, 1967) was an American film, theater, and...  more

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  • Janis Joplin9

    Janis Joplin

    Songwriter, Singer

    AgeDec. at 27 (1943-1970)

    BirthplacePort Arthur, Texas, USA

    Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American rock, soul, and blues...  more

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  • Owen Wilson10

    Owen Wilson

    Film Producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

    Owen Cunningham Wilson (born November 18, 1968) is an American actor and screenwriter. He has...  more

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  • Krista Allen11


    BirthplaceVentura, California, USA

    Krista Allen (born April 5, 1971) is an American model and actress. She is best known for...  more
  • Renée Zellweger12

    Renée Zellweger

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Katy

    Renée Kathleen Zellweger (; born April 25, 1969) is an American actress and producer. She is...  more

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  • Laura Bush13

    Laura Bush

    Librarian, Author


    BirthplaceMidland, Texas, United States of America

    Laura Welch Bush (née Laura Lane Welch; born November 4, 1946) is an American educator who was...  more

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  • David Geffen14

    David Geffen

    Record producer, Businessperson


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    David Lawrence Geffen (born February 21, 1943) is an American business magnate, producer, film...  more

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  • Walter Cronkite15

    Walter Cronkite

    Journalist, Newsreader

    AgeDec. at 93 (1916-2009)

    BirthplaceSaint Joseph, Missouri, United States of America

    Walter Leland Cronkite Jr. (November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009) was an American broadcast...  more

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  • Felicia Day16

    Felicia Day

    Television producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceHuntsville, Alabama, United States of America

    Kathryn Felicia Day (born June 28, 1979) is an American actress, writer, and web series...  more

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  • Fess Parker17

    Fess Parker

    Businessperson, Actor

    AgeDec. at 86 (1924-2010)

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, USA

    Fess Elisha Parker, Jr. (born F.E. Parker; August 16, 1924 – March 18, 2010), was an American...  more

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  • Lois Chiles18

    Lois Chiles

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Houston

    Lois Cleveland Chiles (born April 15, 1947) is an American actress and former fashion model...  more
  • Allen Ludden19

    Allen Ludden

    Game Show Host, Actor

    AgeDec. at 64 (1917-1981)

    BirthplaceMineral Point, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Allen Ludden (born Allen Packard Ellsworth, October 5, 1917 – June 9, 1981) was an American...  more
  • Julie Cypher20

    Julie Cypher

    Film Director


    BirthplaceWichita, Kansas, United States of America

    Julie Cypher (born August 24, 1964) is an American filmmaker best known for being the former...  more
  • Ricky Williams21

    Ricky Williams

    Athlete, American football player


    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, United States of America

    Errick Lynne "Ricky" Williams Jr. (born May 21, 1977) is an American former football running...  more

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  • George Washington Pierce22

    George Washington Pierce

    Physicist, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 84 (1872-1956)

    BirthplaceWebberville, Texas

    George Washington Pierce (January 11, 1872 – August 25, 1956) was an American physicist. He...  more
  • Ann Richards23

    Ann Richards

    Politician, Teacher

    AgeDec. at 73 (1933-2006)

    BirthplaceLacy-Lakeview, Texas, United States of America

    Dorothy Ann Willis Richards (September 1, 1933 – September 13, 2006) was an American...  more
  • Marcia Gay Harden24

    Marcia Gay Harden

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceLa Jolla, San Diego, California, United States of America

    Marcia Gay Harden (born August 14, 1959) is an American actress. Her film breakthrough was in...  more

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  • Rex Tillerson25

    Rex Tillerson



    BirthplaceWichita Falls, Texas

    Rex Wayne Tillerson (born March 23, 1952) is an American engineer and energy executive who...  more