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

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of graduates, like Tina Fey and Woodrow Wilson, in it.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Virginia?” and “Which celebrities are University of Virginia alumni?”
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Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Musician

Age: 48

Birthplace: Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey (born May 18, 1970) is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and playwright. She is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series ...more

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Robert F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Politician, Writer, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 43 (1925-1968)

Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States of America

Robert Francis Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968) was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 64th United States Attorney General from January 1961 to September 1964, and as ...more

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Katie Couric is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader, Television producer

Age: 58

Birthplace: Virginia, USA

Katherine Anne Couric ( KURR-ik; born January 7, 1957) is an American journalist and author. She recently served as Yahoo's Global News Anchor. Couric has been a television host on all Big Three ...more

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Ted Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Statesman, Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 77 (1932-2009)

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy (February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009) was an American politician who served as a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts for almost 47 years, from 1962 until his ...more

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Leslie Bibb is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Fashion Model, Model, Actor

Age: 44

Birthplace: Bismarck, North Dakota, United States of America

Leslie Louise Bibb (born November 17, 1974) is an American actress and model. Bibb transitioned into film and television during the late 1990s, first appearing on television in 1996 with minor ...more

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Edgar Allan Poe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Magazine editor, Poet, Literary critic

Age: Dec. at 40 (1809-1849)

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts

Edgar Allan Poe (; born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his ...more

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Mike Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Wrestler

Age: 56

Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

Michael Jones (born June 13, 1962) is an American professional wrestler and actor, known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation as Virgil, Ted DiBiase's personal assistant, and in World ...more

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Reichen Lehmkuhl is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Model, Actor

Age: 45

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Reichen Kuhl, (born Richard Allen Lehmkuhl; December 26, 1973) is a lawyer, an American businessman, reality show winner, former model, and former occasional actor. A former United States Air ...more
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Amanda Swisten is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Model, Actor

Age: 40

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

Amanda Swisten (born December 20, 1978) is a former American model and actress of Scandinavian/Slavic descent, who has appeared in various films and TV shows. Swisten was born in New York City, ...more
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Paul Bowles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Film Score Composer, Novelist, Author

Age: Dec. at 89 (1910-1999)

Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, + more

Paul Frederic Bowles (; December 30, 1910 – November 18, 1999) was an American expatriate composer, author, and translator. He became associated with Tangier, where he settled in 1947 and lived ...more

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Laura Ingraham is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Commentator, Author, Radio personality

Age: 55

Birthplace: Glastonbury, Connecticut, United States of America

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Activist, Author, Writer

Age: 65

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

Robert Francis Kennedy Jr. (born January 17, 1954) is an American activist, environmental attorney, and author. He is the son and namesake of Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of the late President ...more

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Walter Reed is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Physician

Age: Dec. at 51 (1851-1902)

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

Major Walter Reed, M.D., U.S. Army (September 13, 1851 – November 22, 1902), was a U.S. Army physician who in 1901 led the team that confirmed the theory of the Cuban doctor Carlos Finlay that ...more
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Georgia O'Keeffe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Artist

Age: Dec. at 99 (1887-1986)

Birthplace: Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States of America

Georgia Totto O'Keeffe (November 15, 1887 – March 6, 1986) was an American artist. She was best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. ...more

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Michael LeMoyne Kennedy ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Michael LeMoyne Kennedy Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 39 (1958-1997)

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Michael LeMoyne Kennedy (February 27, 1958 – December 31, 1997) was an American lawyer and activist. He was the sixth of eleven children to Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel.
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Ann Kiessling is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Inventor, Scientist

Age: 76

Ann A. Kiessling is an American reproductive biologist and one of the leaders in human parthenogenic stem cell research at The Bedford Research Foundation. She was an Associate Professor in ...more
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Leland D. Melvin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Astronaut, American football player, Engineer

Age: 55

Birthplace: Lynchburg, Virginia

Leland Devon Melvin (born February 15, 1964 in Lynchburg, Virginia) is an American engineer and a retired NASA astronaut. He served on board the Space Shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist on ...more
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John Bassett Moore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 87 (1860-1947)

Birthplace: Smyrna, Delaware

John Bassett Moore (December 3, 1860 – November 12, 1947) was an American lawyer and authority on international law. Moore was a State Department official, a professor at Columbia University, ...more
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Tiki Barber is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
American football player

Age: 40

Birthplace: Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

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Brit Hume is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Journalist, Screenwriter

Age: 75

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

Alexander Britton "Brit" Hume (born June 22, 1943) is an American conservative television commentator and political commentator. Hume had a 23-year career with ABC News, where he ...more
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Louis Auchincloss is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Historian, Novelist, Author

Age: Dec. at 93 (1917-2010)

Birthplace: Lawrence, New York

Louis Stanton Auchincloss (; September 27, 1917 – January 26, 2010) was an American lawyer, novelist, historian, and essayist. He is best known as a novelist who parlayed his experiences into ...more
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Gregory Olsen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Astronaut

Age: 73

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Gregory Hammond "Greg" Olsen (born April 20, 1945) is an American entrepreneur, engineer and scientist who, in October 2005, became the third private citizen to make a self-funded trip ...more
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Gary L. Francione is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Professor, Philosopher

Age: 64

Gary Lawrence Francione (born May 1954) is an American legal scholar. He is the Distinguished Professor of Law and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Scholar of Law & Philosophy at Rutgers School of ...more
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Frank Batten is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni

Age: Dec. at 82 (1927-2009)

Birthplace: Virginia

Frank Batten (February 11, 1927 – September 10, 2009) was a co-founder of the first nationwide, 24-hour cable weather channel, The Weather Channel. His media company, Landmark Media Enterprises, ...more
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Fred Barnes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Editor, Commentator, Journalist

Age: 76

Frederic Wood "Fred" Barnes (born February 1, 1943) is an American political commentator. He was the executive editor of the defunct news publication The Weekly Standard and regularly ...more