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Famous University Of Virginia Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1

    Tina Fey

    Comedian, Television producer


    BirthplaceUpper Darby, Pennsylvania, USA

    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 Saturday Night...  more

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  • 2

    Robert F. Kennedy

    Politician, Writer

    AgeDec. at 42 (1925-1968)

    BirthplaceBrookline, Massachusetts, USA

    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 a...  more

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  • 3

    Katie Couric

    Journalist, Newsreader


    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    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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  • 4

    Ted Kennedy

    Statesman, Politician

    AgeDec. at 77 (1932-2009)

    BirthplaceBoston, 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 death in 2009. A...  more

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  • 5

    Leslie Bibb

    Fashion Model, Model


    BirthplaceBismarck, 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 roles...  more
  • 6

    Edgar Allan Poe

    Magazine editor, Poet

    AgeDec. at 40 (1809-1849)

    BirthplaceBoston, 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 tales...  more

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  • 7

    Mike Jones



    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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  • 8

    Reichen Lehmkuhl

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, USA

    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 Force...  more
  • 9

    Amanda Swisten

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    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, New...  more
  • 10

    Paul Bowles

    Film Score Composer, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 88 (1910-1999)

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

    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 for...  more

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  • 11

    Laura Ingraham

    Commentator, Author


    BirthplaceGlastonbury, Connecticut, United States of America

    Laura Anne Ingraham (born June 19, 1963) is an American conservative television host. Ingraham formerly hosted the nationally syndicated radio show The Laura Ingraham Show for nearly two decades, is...  more
  • 12

    Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

    Activist, Author


    BirthplaceWashington, 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 John...  more
  • 13

    Walter Reed


    AgeDec. at 51 (1851-1902)

    BirthplaceVirginia, 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 yellow...  more
  • 14

    AgeDec. at 98 (1887-1986)

    BirthplaceSun 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. O'Keeffe...  more

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  • 15

    Michael LeMoyne Kennedy


    AgeDec. at 39 (1958-1997)

    BirthplaceWashington, 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. ...  more
  • 16

    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 Research Foundation. She was an Associate Professor in teaching...  more
  • 17

    Leland D. Melvin

    Astronaut, American football player


    BirthplaceLynchburg, Virginia, USA

    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
  • 18

    John Bassett Moore

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 86 (1860-1947)

    BirthplaceSmyrna, 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, and a...  more
  • 19

    Tiki Barber

    American football player


    BirthplaceBlacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

    Atiim Kiambu "Tiki" Barber (; born April 7, 1975) is an American former football running back who played for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons. He played...  more

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  • 20

    Brit Hume

    Journalist, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceWashington, 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 contributed to World...  more

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  • 21

    Louis Auchincloss

    Historian, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 92 (1917-2010)

    BirthplaceLawrence, 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 books...  more
  • 22

    Gregory Olsen

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceNew 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 to the...  more
  • 23

    Gary L. Francione

    Professor, Philosopher


    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
  • 24
    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, once...  more
  • 25

    Fred Barnes

    Editor, Commentator


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