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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?”
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  • 1

    Anna Faris

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age43

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    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

    GenderMale

    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

    Criminal

    AgeDec. at 43 (1946-1989)

    BirthplaceBurlington, Vermont, United States of America

    GenderMale

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

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  • 4

    Age52

    BirthplaceMount Vernon, Washington, United States of America

    GenderMale

    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

    Age54

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, United States of America

    GenderMale

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

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  • 6

    Julia Sweeney

    Accountant, Comedian

    Age60

    BirthplaceSpokane, Washington, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    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

    Age78

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    GenderMale

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

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  • 8

    Waldo Semon

    Inventor

    AgeDec. at 101 (1898-1999)

    BirthplaceDemopolis, Alabama

    GenderMale

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

    Age51

    BirthplaceHo Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    GenderFemale

  • 10

    Marko Liias

    Politician

    Age39

    BirthplaceEdmonds, Washington

    GenderMale

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

    Ken Jennings

    Software Engineer, Computer scientist

    Age46

    BirthplaceEdmonds, Washington, United States of America

    GenderMale

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

    George Nelson

    Physicist, Astronaut

    Age70

    BirthplaceCharles City, Iowa

    GenderMale

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

    Stanley G. Love

    Physicist, Astronaut

    Age55

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California

    GenderMale

    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

    GenderMale

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

    Donald Bren

    Businessperson, Real estate development

    Age88

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    GenderMale

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

    Jacob Appelbaum

    Programmer, Researcher

    Age37

    GenderMale

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

    Bonnie J. Dunbar

    Astronaut, Scientist

    Age71

    BirthplaceSunnyside, Washington

    GenderFemale

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

    Age53

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    GenderMale

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

    Patrick Duffy

    Television director, Actor

    Age71

    BirthplaceTownsend, Montana, United States of America

    GenderMale

    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

    Age48

    BirthplaceRome, Italy

    GenderMale

    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

    GenderMale

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

    Age66

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington

    GenderMale

    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

    GenderFemale

    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

    Age58

    BirthplaceBremerton, Washington

    GenderMale

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