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Famous University Of Washington Alumni

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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?”
  • Anna Faris1

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • Bruce Lee2

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • Ted Bundy3

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • Jim Caviezel4


    BirthplaceMount Vernon, Washington, United States of America

    James Patrick Caviezel (; born September 26, 1968) is an American actor. Caviezel is known... more on Wikipedia
  • Rainn Wilson5

    Rainn Wilson

    Television director, Comedian


    BirthplaceUSA, Washington, Seattle

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

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  • Julia Sweeney6

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • David Kopay7

    David Kopay

    American football player


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

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

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  • Waldo Semon8

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Angela Melini9


    BirthplaceHo Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Marko Liias10

    Marko Liias



    BirthplaceEdmonds, Washington

    Marko Liias (born July 17, 1981) is an American politician from Washington. He is a Democratic... more on Wikipedia
  • Ken Jennings11

    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 on Wikipedia


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  • George Nelson12

    George Nelson

    Physicist, Astronaut


    BirthplaceCharles City, Iowa

    George Driver "Pinky" Nelson (born (1950-07-13)July 13, 1950) is an American physicist,... more on Wikipedia
  • Stanley G. Love13

    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 on Wikipedia
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    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 on Wikipedia
  • Donald Bren15

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Jacob Appelbaum16

    Jacob Appelbaum

    Programmer, Researcher


    Jacob Appelbaum (born 1 April 1983) is an American doctoral candidate in cryptography,... more on Wikipedia
  • Bonnie J. Dunbar17

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Dominic A. Antonelli18


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Dominic Anthony "Tony" Antonelli (born August 23, 1967) is a retired NASA astronaut. Antonelli... more on Wikipedia
  • Patrick Duffy19

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • Joel McHale20

    Joel McHale

    Comedian, Television producer


    BirthplaceRome, Italy

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

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  • Robinson Jeffers21

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Gregory C. Johnson22


    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington

    Gregory Carl "Ray J" Johnson (born July 30, 1954), (Capt, USNR, Ret.), is a former American... more on Wikipedia
  • Imogen Cunningham23

    Imogen Cunningham

    Actor, Artist

    AgeDec. at 93 (1883-1976)

    BirthplaceOregon, USA, Portland

    Imogen Cunningham (; April 12, 1883 – June 23, 1976) was an American photographer known for... more on Wikipedia
  • George H. Hitchings24
    George Herbert Hitchings (April 18, 1905 – February 27, 1998) was an American doctor who... more on Wikipedia
  • John Michael Greer25

    John Michael Greer

    Environmentalist, Conservationist


    BirthplaceBremerton, Washington

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