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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
Matthew David McConaughey is an American actor and producer. He first gained notice for his breakout role in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused, and went on to appear in films such as ...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
Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator. Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose ...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
Mary Farrah Leni Fawcett was an American actress and artist. A four-time Emmy Award nominee and six-time Golden Globe Award nominee, Fawcett rose to international fame when she posed for her ...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
William Roger Clemens, nicknamed "Rocket", is a retired American baseball pitcher who played 24 seasons in Major League Baseball for four teams. Clemens was one of the most dominant ...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
Kevin Wayne Durant (born September 29, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college ...more
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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
Jonathan Daniel "Jon" Hamm is an American actor, director, and television producer. For much of the mid-1990s, Hamm lived in Los Angeles, making appearances in television series ...more
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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
Karl Christian Rove is an American Republican political consultant and policy advisor. He was Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff during the George W. Bush administration until Rove's ...more
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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
Jayne Mansfield was an American actress in film, theatre, and television. She was also a nightclub entertainer, a singer. She was a major Hollywood female symbol of the 1950s and early 1960s and ...more
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Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Songwriter, Singer
Janis Lyn Joplin was an American singer-songwriter who first rose to fame in the late 1960s as the lead singer of the acid rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company, and later as a solo ...more
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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
Owen Cunningham Wilson is an American actor and screenwriter from Dallas, Texas. His older brother, Andrew and younger brother, Luke, are also actors. He has had a long association with ...more
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Krista Allen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Actor
Krista Allen is an American actress. She is best known for her work in the television series, Days of Our Lives, and Baywatch Hawaii, and in the Hollywood films Liar Liar, Confessions of a ...more
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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
Renée Kathleen Zellweger is an American actress, producer and voice artist. Her film debut was in the well-received romantic comedy-drama Empire Records. She first gained widespread ...more
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Laura Bush is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Librarian, Author, Teacher
Laura Lane Welch Bush (born November 4, 1946) is an American educator who was First Lady of the United States during the presidency of her husband, George W. Bush, from 2001 to 2009. She ...more
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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
David Lawrence Geffen is an American business magnate, producer, film studio executive, and philanthropist. Geffen created or co-created Asylum Records in 1970, Geffen Records in 1980, and DGC ...more
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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
Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. was an American broadcast journalist, best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years. During the heyday of CBS News in the 1960s and 1970s, he was ...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
Kathryn Felicia Day is an American actress, comedian, and writer. On TV, she has played Vi in the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dr. Holly Marten in Eureka, and currently has a recurring ...more
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Fess Parker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Businessperson, Actor, Winemaker
Fess Elisha Parker, Jr. was an American film and television actor best known for his portrayals of Davy Crockett in the Walt Disney 1955–1956 TV mini-series and as Daniel Boone in a television ...more
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Lois Chiles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Model, Actor
Lois Cleveland Chiles is an American actress and former fashion model known for her roles as Dr. Holly Goodhead in the 1979 James Bond film Moonraker, and as a hit and run driver in 1987's ...more
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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
Allen Ellsworth Ludden was an American television personality, emcee and game show host, perhaps most well known for having hosted various incarnations of the game show Password between 1961 and
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Julie Cypher is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Film Director
Julie Cypher is best known as the former partner of Melissa Etheridge. She is the younger of the two daughters of Dick and Betty Cypher. Her older sister is named Melanie. Cypher attended the ...more
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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
Errick Lynne "Ricky" Williams, Jr. is a retired American football running back who played eleven seasons in the National Football League and one season in the Canadian Football League. ...more
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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
George Washington Pierce was an American physicist. He was a professor of physics at Harvard University and inventor in the development of electronic telecommunications. The son of a Texas ...more
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Ann Richards is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Politician, Teacher
Dorothy Ann Willis Richards was an American politician and the 45th Governor of Texas. A Democrat, she first came to national attention as the state treasurer of Texas, when she delivered the ...more
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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
Marcia Gay Harden is an American film and theatre actress. Harden's breakthrough role was in Miller's Crossing and then The First Wives Club which was followed by several roles which gained her ...more
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Rex Tillerson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Businessperson
Rex Wayne Tillerson (born March 23, 1952) is an American government official and former energy executive, who served as the 69th United States Secretary of State under President Donald Trump. ...more