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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
Tina Fey Comedian, Television producer, Musician Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, the ...more

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Robert F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Robert F. Kennedy Politician, Writer, Lawyer Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy, commonly known by his initials RFK, was an American politician from Massachusetts. He served as a Senator for New York from 1965 until his assassination ...more

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Katie Couric is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Katie Couric Journalist, Newsreader, Television producer Katie Couric became a household name when she co hosted the number one morning show in the US, The Today show (NBC), from 1991 to 2006. She made a highly publicized move from from NBC to CBS on ...more

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Ted Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Ted Kennedy Statesman, Politician, Lawyer Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy was a United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. He was the second most senior member of the Senate when he died and was ...more

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Leslie Bibb is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Leslie Bibb Fashion Model, Model, Actor Leslie Louise Bibb is an American actress. Bibb transitioned into film and television during the late 1990s. She played minor roles in a few television series before making her film debut in the ...more

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Carolyn Murphy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Carolyn Murphy Model Carolyn Murphy is an American model and actress.

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Edgar Allan Poe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Edgar Allan Poe Magazine editor, Poet, Literary critic Edgar Allan Poe was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of ...more

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Mike Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Mike Jones Wrestler Michael "Mike" Jones is an American professional wrestler, known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation as Virgil, Ted DiBiase's personal assistant, and in World Championship ...more

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Reichen Lehmkuhl is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Reichen Lehmkuhl Model, Actor Reichen Lehmkuhl, is an American former reality show winner, model, and occasional actor. A former United States Air Force officer, he is best known for winning season four of the reality game ...more

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Amanda Swisten is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Amanda Swisten Model, Actor Amanda Swisten is an American model and actress who has appeared in various films and TV shows. Swisten was born in New York City, New York. Her first credited appearance was in the film ...more

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Paul Bowles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Paul Bowles Film Score Composer, Novelist, Author Paul Frederic Bowles was an American expatriate composer, author, and translator. He became associated with Tangier, Morocco, where he settled in 1947 and lived for 52 years to the end of his ...more

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Laura Ingraham is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Laura Ingraham Commentator, Author, Radio personality Laura Anne Ingraham is an American radio talk show host, best-selling author, and conservative political commentator. Her nationally syndicated talk show, The Laura Ingraham Show, airs ...more

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Activist, Author, Writer Robert Francis Kennedy, Jr., is an American radio host, environmental activist, author and attorney specializing in environmental law. He is a son of Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy, ...more

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Walter Reed is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Walter Reed Physician Major Walter Reed, M.D., U.S. Army, was a U.S. Army physician who in 1901 led the team that postulated and confirmed the theory that yellow fever is transmitted by a particular mosquito species, ...more

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Georgia O'Keeffe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Georgia O'Keeffe Artist Georgia Totto O'Keeffe was an American artist. Born near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, O'Keeffe first came to the attention of the New York art community in 1916. She is best known for her paintings ...more

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Michael LeMoyne Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Michael LeMoyne Kennedy Lawyer Michael LeMoyne Kennedy was the sixth of eleven children of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel.

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Amanda Paige is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Amanda Paige Nude Glamour Model, Actor Amanda Paige is a nude glamour model.

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Ann Kiessling is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Ann Kiessling Inventor, Scientist Ann A. Kiessling is an American reproductive biologist and one of the leaders in human parthenogenic stem cell research at The Bedford Stem Cell Research Foundation. She was an Associate ...more

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Leland D. Melvin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Leland D. Melvin Astronaut, American football player, Engineer Leland Devon Melvin is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. He served on board the Space Shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist on STS-122, and as mission specialist 1 on STS-129. Melvin ...more

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John Bassett Moore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
John Bassett Moore Politician, Lawyer John Bassett Moore was an authority on international law, who was a member of the Hague Tribunal and the first American judge to serve on the Permanent Court of International Justice.

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Tiki Barber is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Tiki Barber American football player Atiim Kiambu "Tiki" Barber is a retired American football running back who played for the New York Giants of the National Football League for ten seasons. He played college football ...more

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Brit Hume is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Brit Hume Journalist, Screenwriter Alexander Britton "Brit" Hume is a political commentator and television journalist. Hume had a 23-year career with ABC News, where he contributed to World News Tonight with Peter ...more

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Louis Auchincloss is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Louis Auchincloss Historian, Novelist, Author Louis Stanton Auchincloss was an American lawyer, novelist, historian, and essayist. He is best known as a prolific novelist who parlayed his experiences into books exploring the experiences and ...more

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Gregory Olsen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Gregory Olsen Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Astronaut Gregory Hammond "Greg" Olsen is an American entrepreneur, engineer and scientist who, in October 2005, became the third private citizen to make a self-funded trip to the International ...more

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Gary L. Francione is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Gary L. Francione Professor, Philosopher Gary Lawrence Francione is an American legal scholar. He is the Distinguished Professor of Law and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Scholar of Law & Philosophy at Rutgers School of Law–Newark. ...more

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Frank Batten is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Frank Batten Frank Batten was a co-founder of the first nationwide, 24-hour cable weather channel, The Weather Channel. His media company, Landmark Media Enterprises, owns nine daily newspapers, more than 50 ...more

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Fred Barnes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Fred Barnes Editor, Commentator, Journalist Frederic Wood "Fred" Barnes is an American political commentator. He is the executive editor of the news publication The Weekly Standard and regularly appears on the Fox News Channel ...more

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Thomas Francis Johnson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Thomas Francis Johnson Thomas Francis Johnson was a U.S. Congressman who represented Maryland's 1st congressional district from January 3, 1959 to January 3, 1963. He lost re-election after criminal charges were ...more

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Mark Sanford is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Mark Sanford Politician, Real Estate Broker Marshall Clement "Mark" Sanford, Jr. is an American politician and member of the Republican Party. He currently serves as the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 1st congressional ...more

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Alan G. Lafley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Alan G. Lafley Businessperson Alan George "A.G." Lafley is the Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Procter & Gamble. Originally retired in 2010, he rejoined the Company on May 23, ...more

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Boyd Tinsley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Boyd Tinsley Mandolinist, Musician, Fiddler Boyd Calvin Tinsley is an American violinist and mandolinist who performs as a member of the Dave Matthews Band. Within the band, Tinsley has collaborated in writing songs, harmonizing, and ...more

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Francis Collins is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Francis Collins Geneticist, Scientist, Author Francis Sellers Collins is an American physician-geneticist noted for his discoveries of disease genes and his leadership of the Human Genome Project. He is director of the National Institutes ...more

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Stan Winston is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Stan Winston Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Stanley "Stan" Winston was an American television and film special make-up effects creator. He was best known for his work in The Thing, the Terminator series, the first three Jurassic ...more

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Ronde Barber is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Ronde Barber American football player Jamael Orondé "Rondé" Barber is a retired American Football cornerback who spent his entire 16-year career playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football ...more

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John L. Kelley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
John L. Kelley Mathematician John L. Kelley was an American mathematician at University of California, Berkeley who worked in general topology and functional analysis. Kelley's 1955 text, General Topology, which eventually ...more

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Mortimer Caplin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Mortimer Caplin Theatrical producer, Lawyer Mortimer Maxwell Caplin is an American lawyer and educator, and the founding member of Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered. Born in New York City, Caplin holds a B.S. degree, Phi Beta Kappa, from ...more

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Benjamin McKenzie is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Benjamin McKenzie Film Producer, Actor Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan, known professionally as Benjamin McKenzie or Ben McKenzie, is an American actor and producer. He is known for playing Ryan Atwood in the television series The O.C. ...more

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George Allen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
George Allen Politician George Felix Allen is an American politician and member of the Republican Party from the Commonwealth of Virginia. The son of NFL head coach George Allen, he served in the Virginia House of ...more

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John Warner is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
John Warner Judge, Politician, Sailor John William Warner is an American Republican politician who served as Secretary of the Navy from 1972 to 1974 and as a five-term United States Senator from Virginia from January 2, 1979, to ...more

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Schuyler Fisk is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Schuyler Fisk Singer-songwriter, Actor Schuyler Elizabeth Fisk is an American actress and singer-songwriter.

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Max Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Max Kennedy Author, Lawyer Matthew Maxwell Taylor Kennedy – also known as Max Kennedy – is an American author and the ninth child of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel Kennedy, and a member of the Kennedy family.

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David Berman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
David Berman Poet, Singer-songwriter, Cartoonist David Berman is an American poet, cartoonist, and singer-songwriter best known for his work with indie-rock band the Silver Jews.

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Emil Hurezeanu is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Emil Hurezeanu Journalist Emil Horaţiu Hurezeanu is a Romanian journalist and writer.

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Ronald Bailey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Ronald Bailey Science writer Ronald Bailey is an American libertarian science writer and author and editor of books on economics, ecology and biotechnology.

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Stephen Malkmus is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Stephen Malkmus Guitarist, Songwriter, Singer Stephen Joseph Malkmus is an American musician best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the indie rock band Pavement. He currently performs with Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks.

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Juan R. Torruella is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Juan R. Torruella Judge, Lawyer Juan Rafael Torruella del Valle, Sr. is a Puerto Rican jurist, who currently serves as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He is the first and to date only ...more

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Melissa Sagemiller is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Melissa Sagemiller Actor Melissa Sagemiller is an American television and film actress. She is known for her performances in films Get Over It, Soul Survivors, Sorority Boys, The Clearing, The Guardian and Mr. Woodcock. ...more

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Janet Akyüz Mattei is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Janet Akyüz Mattei Janet Akyüz Mattei was a Turkish-American astronomer who was the director of the American Association of Variable Star Observers from 1973 to 2004. Mattei was born in Bodrum, Turkey to a ...more

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Val Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Val Ackerman Basketball player, Lawyer Valerie B. "Val" Ackerman is the current commissioner of the Big East Conference. She is best known for being the first president of the Women's National Basketball Association, ...more

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Vern Yip is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
Vern Yip Interior designer, Designer Vern Yip is an American interior designer based in Atlanta, Georgia. He periodically appeared on TLC's Trading Spaces through its fourth season, and was known for frequently including silk, ...more