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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 is an American professional basketball player who plays with the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. Standing at 6 ft 9 in and weighing 240 pounds, ...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, and one of the early Playboy Playmates. She was a major Hollywood sex ...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 psychedelic-acid rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company, and later as ...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 Bush is the wife of the forty third President of the United States George W. Bush and the incumbent First Lady of the United States. Born in 1946 in Midland, Texas, Mrs. Bush always had an ...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

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Pat Hingle is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Film Producer, Actor Martin Patterson "Pat" Hingle was an American actor.

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Krystle Russin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Journalist, Model

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Steven Saylor is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Novelist, Writer Steven Saylor is an American author of historical novels. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied history and classics. Saylor's best-known work is his Roma Sub ...more

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Catherine Crier is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Judge, Journalist, Author Catherine Jean Crier is an American journalist and author of A Deadly Game and The Case Against Lawyers. She was the youngest elected state judge in Texas history at age thirty and served as a ...more

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Mary Crosby is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Actor Mary Frances Crosby is an American actress, best known for her role as Kristin Shepard in the television series Dallas.

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Carol Newinn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Singer Carol Newinn was the first Vietnamese-American cheerleader for the Houston Texans. She is a graduate of the McCombs School of Business with honors at the University of Texas and a noted alumni ...more

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Jenna Bush Hager is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Author Jenna Welch Bush Hager is the younger of the fraternal twin daughters of the 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, and a granddaughter of the 41st U.S. President ...more

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Richard Garriott is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Programmer, Video game development, Entrepreneur Richard Garriott de Cayeux is a video game developer and entrepreneur. He is also known as his alter egos Lord British in Ultima and General British in Tabula Rasa. A well-known figure in the ...more

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Alan Bean is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Astronaut, Artist Alan LaVern "Al" Bean, is an American former naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut; he was the fourth person to walk on the Moon. Bean was ...more

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Eli Wallach is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Film Producer, Actor Eli Herschel Wallach was an American film, television and stage actor whose career spanned more than six decades, beginning in the late 1940s. Trained in stage acting, which he enjoyed doing ...more

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Ramsey Clark is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Politician, Lawyer William Ramsey Clark is an American lawyer, activist and former federal government official. A progressive, New Frontier liberal, he occupied senior positions in the United States Department of ...more

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Robert Crippen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Astronaut Robert Laurel Crippen is a retired United States Navy Captain and former astronaut for the United States Department of Defense and for NASA. He was the pilot of the first Space Shuttle flight ...more

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Robert Rauschenberg is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Painter, Graphic Artist, Artist Robert Rauschenberg did not originally set out to become an artist. Born in Texas in the 1920s, Rauschenberg grew up in a fairly strict and frugal Christian household. As a teenager, he hoped to ...more

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Kenneth Cockrell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Astronaut Kenneth Dale "Taco" Cockrell is an American astronaut and a veteran of five space shuttle missions.

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Steven Best is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Philosopher Steven Best is an American animal rights advocate, author, and associate professor of philosophy at the University of Texas at El Paso. A writer for The Chronicle of Higher Education described ...more

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Peri Gilpin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Actor, Voice acting Peri Gilpin is an American actress known for portraying Roz Doyle in the U.S. television series Frasier and Kim Keeler in the ABC Family television drama Make It or Break It.

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Kevin Alejandro is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Actor Kevin Michael Alejandro is a Mexican American actor. Alejandro is well known for his roles as Nate Moretta in the crime drama Southland, as Jesús Velásquez in the supernatural ...more

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Stephanie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Astronaut, Engineer Stephanie Diana Wilson is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. She flew on her first mission in space on board the Space Shuttle mission STS-121, and is the second African American woman ...more

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Dabney Coleman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Actor, Voice acting Dabney Wharton Coleman is an American actor best known for roles in the films 9 to 5, Cloak & Dagger, Tootsie, WarGames, You've Got Mail and on TV as Louis "The Commodore" Kaestner ...more

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Alana de la Garza is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Actor Alana de la Garza is an American actress. She is best known for her role as ADA Connie Rubirosa on the NBC television series Law & Order. In 2014, she began starring as Det. Jo Martinez in ...more

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Tommy Tune is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Performer, Theatre Director, Theatrical producer Thomas James "Tommy" Tune is an American actor, dancer, singer, theatre director, producer, and choreographer. Over the course of his career, he has won nine Tony Awards and the ...more

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Kinky Friedman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Songwriter, Politician, Novelist Richard Samet "Kinky" Friedman is an American Texas Country singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist, politician and former columnist for Texas Monthly who styles himself in the mold of ...more

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Gail Davis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Actor Gail Davis was an actress.

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Elsa Salazar Cade is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Elsa Salazar Cade is an award-winning Mexican American science teacher and entomologist. Elsa received her undergraduate degree in elementary education at the University of Texas at Austin and ...more

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Gloria E. Anzaldúa is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Texas At Austin Alumni
Poet, Scholar, Author Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa was a scholar of Chicana cultural theory, feminist theory, and queer theory. She loosely based her best-known book, Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, on ...more