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Famous University Of Washington Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 42.0k 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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  • Anna Faris1

    Anna Faris

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age43

    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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  • 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

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  • Ted Bundy3

    Ted Bundy

    Criminal

    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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  • Jim Caviezel4

    Age47

    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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  • Rainn Wilson5

    Rainn Wilson

    Television director, Comedian

    Age54

    BirthplaceUSA, Washington, Seattle

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

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  • Julia Sweeney6

    Julia Sweeney

    Accountant, Comedian

    Age60

    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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  • David Kopay7

    David Kopay

    American football player

    Age78

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

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

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  • Waldo Semon8

    Waldo Semon

    Inventor

    AgeDec. at 101 (1898-1999)

    BirthplaceDemopolis, Alabama

    Waldo Lonsbury Semon (September 10, 1898 – May 26, 1999) was an American inventor born in...  more
  • Angela Melini9

    Age51

    BirthplaceHo Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Marko Liias10

    Marko Liias

    Politician

    Age39

    BirthplaceEdmonds, Washington

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

    Ken Jennings

    Software Engineer, Computer scientist

    Age46

    BirthplaceEdmonds, Washington, United States of America

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

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  • George Nelson12

    George Nelson

    Physicist, Astronaut

    Age70

    BirthplaceCharles City, Iowa

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

    Stanley G. Love

    Physicist, Astronaut

    Age55

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California

    Stanley Glen Love, Ph.D. (born June 8, 1965) is an American scientist and a NASA astronaut...  more
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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
  • Donald Bren15

    Donald Bren

    Businessperson, Real estate development

    Age88

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Donald Leroy Bren (born May 11, 1932) is an American businessman who is chairman and sole...  more
  • Jacob Appelbaum16

    Jacob Appelbaum

    Programmer, Researcher

    Age37

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

    Bonnie J. Dunbar

    Astronaut, Scientist

    Age71

    BirthplaceSunnyside, Washington

    Bonnie Jeanne Dunbar (born March 3, 1949) is a former NASA astronaut. She retired from NASA in...  more
  • Dominic A. Antonelli18

    Age53

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

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

    Patrick Duffy

    Television director, Actor

    Age71

    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 McHale20

    Joel McHale

    Comedian, Television producer

    Age48

    BirthplaceRome, Italy

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

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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
  • Gregory C. Johnson22

    Age66

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington

    Gregory Carl "Ray J" Johnson (born July 30, 1954), (Capt, USNR, Ret.), is a former American...  more
  • 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
  • George H. Hitchings24
    George Herbert Hitchings (April 18, 1905 – February 27, 1998) was an American doctor who...  more
  • John Michael Greer25

    John Michael Greer

    Environmentalist, Conservationist

    Age58

    BirthplaceBremerton, Washington

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