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Famous University Of Washington Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 42.3k views913 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to University of Washington and be of some renown.

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

List ranges from Bruce Lee to Anna Faris and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Washington?” and “Which celebrities are University of Washington alumni?”
  • 1

    Anna Faris

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, United States of America


    Anna Kay Faris (; born November 29, 1976) is an American actress, voice artist, producer,...  more

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  • 2

    Bruce Lee

    Martial Arts Instructor, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 33 (1940-1973)

    BirthplaceChinatown, California, United States of America


    Lee Jun-fan (Chinese: 李振藩; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973), known professionally as Bruce...  more

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  • 3

    Ted Bundy


    AgeDec. at 43 (1946-1989)

    BirthplaceBurlington, Vermont, United States of America


    Theodore Robert Bundy (born Theodore Robert Cowell; November 24, 1946 – January 24, 1989) was...  more

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  • 4


    BirthplaceMount Vernon, Washington, United States of America


    James Patrick Caviezel (; born September 26, 1968) is an American actor. Caviezel is known...  more

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  • 5

    Rainn Wilson

    Television director, Comedian


    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, United States of America


    Rainn Dietrich Wilson (born January 20, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, writer,...  more

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  • 6

    Julia Sweeney

    Accountant, Comedian


    BirthplaceSpokane, Washington, United States of America


    Julia Anne Sweeney (born October 10, 1958) is an American actress, comedian and author. She...  more

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  • 7

    David Kopay

    American football player


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois


    David Marquette Kopay (born June 28, 1942) is a former American football running back in the...  more

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  • 8

    Waldo Semon


    AgeDec. at 101 (1898-1999)

    BirthplaceDemopolis, Alabama


    Waldo Lonsbury Semon (September 10, 1898 – May 26, 1999) was an American inventor born in...  more
  • 9


    BirthplaceHo Chi Minh City, Vietnam


  • 10

    Marko Liias



    BirthplaceEdmonds, Washington


    Marko Liias (born July 17, 1981) is an American politician from Washington. He is a Democratic...  more
  • 11

    Ken Jennings

    Software Engineer, Computer scientist


    BirthplaceEdmonds, Washington, United States of America


    Kenneth Wayne Jennings III (born May 23, 1974) is an American game show contestant, computer...  more
  • 12

    George Nelson

    Physicist, Astronaut


    BirthplaceCharles City, Iowa


    George Driver "Pinky" Nelson (born (1950-07-13)July 13, 1950) is an American physicist,...  more
  • 13

    Stanley G. Love

    Physicist, Astronaut


    BirthplaceSan Diego, California


    Stanley Glen Love, Ph.D. (born June 8, 1965) is an American scientist and a NASA astronaut...  more
  • 14

    Willis Harman

    Professor, Researcher

    AgeDec. at 79 (1918-1997)

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington


    Willis W. Harman (August 16, 1918 – January 30, 1997) was an American engineer, futurist, and...  more
  • 15

    Donald Bren

    Businessperson, Real estate development


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California


    Donald Leroy Bren (born May 11, 1932) is an American businessman who is chairman and sole...  more
  • 16

    Jacob Appelbaum

    Programmer, Researcher



    Jacob Appelbaum (born 1 April 1983) is an American doctoral candidate in cryptography,...  more
  • 17

    Bonnie J. Dunbar

    Astronaut, Scientist


    BirthplaceSunnyside, Washington


    Bonnie Jeanne Dunbar (born March 3, 1949) is a former NASA astronaut. She retired from NASA in...  more
  • 18


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan


    Dominic Anthony "Tony" Antonelli (born August 23, 1967) is a retired NASA astronaut. Antonelli...  more
  • 19

    Patrick Duffy

    Television director, Actor


    BirthplaceTownsend, Montana, United States of America


    Patrick Duffy (born March 17, 1949) is an American actor, best known for his role on the CBS...  more

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    Joel McHale

    Comedian, Television producer


    BirthplaceRome, Italy


    Joel Edward McHale (born November 20, 1971) is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer,...  more

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  • 21

    Robinson Jeffers

    Poet, Environmentalist

    AgeDec. at 75 (1887-1962)

    BirthplaceAllegheny, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


    John Robinson Jeffers (January 10, 1887 – January 20, 1962) was an American poet, known for...  more
  • 22


    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington


    Gregory Carl "Ray J" Johnson (born July 30, 1954), (Capt, USNR, Ret.), is a former American...  more
  • 23

    Imogen Cunningham

    Actor, Artist

    AgeDec. at 93 (1883-1976)

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America


    Imogen Cunningham (; April 12, 1883 – June 23, 1976) was an American photographer known for...  more
  • 24
    George Herbert Hitchings (April 18, 1905 – February 27, 1998) was an American doctor who...  more
  • 25

    John Michael Greer

    Environmentalist, Conservationist


    BirthplaceBremerton, Washington


    John Michael Greer (born 1962) is an American author who writes on ecology, religion,...  more