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List Rules People 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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Anna Faris is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Washington Alumni
Actor, Voice acting, Singer
Anna Kay Faris is an American actress and singer. She is known for her comedic roles as Cindy Campbell in the Wayans brothers' Scary Movie film series, Kelly in Lost in Translation, Shelley in ...more
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Bruce Lee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Washington Alumni
Martial Arts Instructor, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong American martial artist, Hong Kong action film actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do. Lee was the son of Cantonese ...more
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Ted Bundy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Washington Alumni
Criminal
Theodore Robert "Ted" Bundy was an American who hurt numerous young women and girls during the 1970s and possibly earlier. Shortly before his execution, after more than a decade of ...more
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Jim Caviezel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Washington Alumni
Actor
James Patrick "Jim" Caviezel is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for portraying Jesus Christ in the 2004 film The Passion of the Christ. Other notable roles include the ...more
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Rainn Wilson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Washington Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Television producer
Rainn Dietrich Wilson is an American actor who is well known for his Emmy-nominated role as the egomaniac Dwight Schrute on the American version of the television comedy The Office. He also ...more
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Julia Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Washington Alumni
Accountant, Comedian, Television producer
Julia Anne Sweeney is an American actress, comedian and author. She is known for her role as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and for her autobiographical solo shows. She played Mrs. Keeper ...more
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David Kopay is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Washington Alumni
American football player
David Marquette Kopay is a former American football running back in the National Football League who in 1975 became one of the first professional athletes to come out as gay. Kopay attended ...more
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Waldo Semon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Washington Alumni
Inventor
Waldo Lonsbury Semon was a renowned American inventor born in Demopolis, Alabama. He is credited with inventing methods for making polyvinyl chloride useful.
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Angela Melini is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Washington Alumni
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Marko Liias is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Washington Alumni
Politician
Marko Liias is an American politician from Washington. He is a Democratic member of the Washington State Senate, representing the 21st legislative district. The district, located entirely within ...more
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Ken Jennings is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Washington Alumni
Software Engineer, Computer scientist, Writer
Kenneth Wayne "Ken" Jennings III is an American game show contestant and author. Jennings holds the record for the longest winning streak on the U.S. syndicated game show Jeopardy! and ...more
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George Nelson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Washington Alumni
Physicist, Astronaut, Actor
George Driver "Pinky" Nelson, Ph.D. is an American physicist, astronomer, science educator, and a former NASA astronaut.
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Stanley G. Love is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Washington Alumni
Physicist, Astronaut
Dr. Stanley G. Love, Ph.D. is an American scientist and a NASA astronaut.
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Willis Harman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Washington Alumni
Professor, Researcher, Electrical engineer
Willis Harman was an American engineer, social scientist, academic, futurist, writer, and visionary. He is best remembered for his work with SRI International, for being president of the ...more
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Donald Bren is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Washington Alumni
Businessperson, Real estate development
Donald Bren is the son of Milton H. Bren.
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Jacob Appelbaum is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Washington Alumni
Programmer, Researcher, Hacker
Appelbaum is a Staff Research Scientist in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. His research focuses on computer security and privacy with a ...more
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Bonnie J. Dunbar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Washington Alumni
Astronaut, Scientist, Engineer
Bonnie Jeanne Dunbar is a former NASA astronaut. She retired from NASA in September 2005. She then served as president and CEO of The Museum of Flight until April 2010. Dr. Dunbar now leads the ...more
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Dominic A. Antonelli is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Washington Alumni
Astronaut
Dominic Anthony "Tony" Antonelli is a NASA astronaut. Antonelli was born in Detroit, Michigan, but was raised in both Indiana and North Carolina. He is married and has two children.
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Patrick Duffy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Washington Alumni
Television director, Actor
Patrick Duffy is an American actor, best known for his role on the CBS primetime soap opera Dallas, where he played Bobby Ewing from 1978 to 1985 and from 1986 to 1991. Duffy returned to reprise ...more
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Joel McHale is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Washington Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter
Joel Edward McHale is an American comedian, actor, writer, television producer, and television host. He is known for hosting The Soup and portraying Jeff Winger on the NBC comedy series ...more
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Robinson Jeffers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Washington Alumni
Poet, Environmentalist
John Robinson Jeffers was an American poet, known for his work about the central California coast. Most of Jeffers' poetry was written in narrative and epic form, but today he is also known for ...more
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Gregory C. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Washington Alumni
Astronaut
Gregory Carl "Ray J" Johnson, is a NASA astronaut and a retired captain in the United States Navy who spent his military career in both the Regular United States Navy and the Navy ...more
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Imogen Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Washington Alumni
Actor, Artist, Photographer
Imogen Cunningham was an American photographer known for her botanical photography, nudes, and industrial landscapes. Cunningham was a member of the California-based Group f/64, known for its ...more
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George H. Hitchings is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Washington Alumni
George Herbert Hitchings was an American doctor who shared the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Sir James Black and Gertrude Elion "for their discoveries of important ...more
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John Michael Greer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Washington Alumni
Environmentalist, Conservationist