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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
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
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 to 1968. He was ...more

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Katie Couric is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
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
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
Fashion Model, Model, Actor
Leslie Louise Bibb is an American actress. Bibb transitioned into film and television during the late 1990s. She scored her first recurring role in the show The Big Easy, followed by a film role ...more

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Carolyn Murphy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Virginia Alumni
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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