University Of California, Santa Barbara Notable Alumni

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Discover the notable alumni of University Of California, Santa Barbara. The list includes people like Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Ballard, Jack Johnson & Harvey Levin. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as scientists, miscellaneous, film & theater personalities, singers and musicians etc.
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 1 
Michael Douglas
(One of the Most Popular and Critically Acclaimed Actors of His Generation)
Michael Douglas
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Birthdate: September 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 2 
Gwyneth Paltrow
(Best Known for Her Role in the Film ' Shakespeare in Love')
Gwyneth Paltrow
81
Birthdate: September 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 3 
Benjamin Bratt
(Actor and Producer Known for His Role as Detective ‘Rey Curtis’ on the TV Series ‘Law & Order’)
Benjamin Bratt
20
Birthdate: December 16, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 4 
Alison Eastwood
(Known for Her Role as ‘Mandy Nicholls’ in the Film ‘Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil’)
Alison Eastwood
4
Birthdate: May 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 5 
Sean Hannity
(Conservative Political Commentator and Host of the Radio Show, 'The Sean Hannity Show', and Fox News Show, ‘Hannity’)
Sean Hannity
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Birthdate: December 30, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 6 
Jack Johnson
(Singer-songwriter)
Jack Johnson
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii, U.S.
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 7 
Katy Tur
(Journalist)
Katy Tur
0
Birthdate: October 26, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 8 
Robby Krieger
(Guitarist and singer-songwriter best known as the guitarist of the rock band the Doors)
Robby Krieger
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 8, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 9 
Edi Gathegi
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Birthdate: March 10, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 10 
Ginger Gonzaga
(American Comedian and Actress Known for Her TV Series ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’)
Ginger Gonzaga
2
Birthdate: May 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States
 11 
Eric Roth
(Screenwriter)
Eric Roth
0
Birthdate: March 22, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 12 
Aja Naomi King
7
Birthdate: January 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 13 
Chanel Miller
(She was known anonymously after she was sexually assaulted on the campus)
Chanel Miller
2
Birthdate: June 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States
 14 
Dasha Zhukova
(Businesswoman & Art Collector and Founder of 'Garage Museum of Contemporary Art')
Dasha Zhukova
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 15 
Harvey Levin
(Lawyer)
Harvey Levin
5
Birthdate: September 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles
 16 
Necar Zadegan
(Actress)
Necar Zadegan
0
Birthdate: June 20, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 17 
Barbara Rush
(Actress)
Barbara Rush
8
Birthdate: January 4, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, USA
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 18 
Lo Bosworth
(Reality TV Personality)
Lo Bosworth
1
Birthdate: September 29, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Laguna Beach, California, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 19 
Richard Serra
(Sculptor, Painter)
Richard Serra
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 2, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Francisco
 20 
Peter Popoff
(American Televangelist and Faith Healer Who Was Exposed as a Fraud in 1986 by James Randi)
Peter Popoff
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: East Berlin, Germany
 21 
Reza Aslan
(Scholar, Author Famous for His Translated Works ‘No God but God: The Origins’, ‘Evolution’, and ‘Future of Islam')
Reza Aslan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 3, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
 22 
Peter Horton
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Birthdate: August 20, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bellevue, Washington, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 23 
Robert Ballard
(Retired US Navy Officer and Oceanographer Who Discovered the Wrecks of the 'RMS Titanic' in 1985)
Robert Ballard
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
 24 
Ron Wyden
(Politician)
Ron Wyden
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
 25 
Jason Lezak
(Swimmer)
Jason Lezak
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bellflower
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 26 
Edward L. Masry
(Former lawyer with the help of his legal assistant Erin Brockovich, Masry built a case against the Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) of California in 1993)
Edward L. Masry
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 29, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paterson, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 5, 2005
 27 
Andrew Schulz
(Comedian)
Andrew Schulz
2
Birthdate: October 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York (state) New York, U.S.
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 28 
Joseph C. Wilson
(Diplomat, Writer, Whistleblower, Businessperson)
Joseph C. Wilson
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 6, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bridgeport
 29 
Jamey Sheridan
5
Birthdate: July 12, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 30 
Amy Gumenick
(Actress)
Amy Gumenick
0
Birthdate: May 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hudiksvall, Sweden
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 31 
Scott Fisher
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)
Scott Fisher
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 32 
Scott Frank
(Screenwriter)
Scott Frank
1
Birthdate: March 10, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
 33 
Michael Young
(Baseball player)
Michael Young
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Covina, California, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 34 
Jared Huffman
(Politician, Volleyball player)
Jared Huffman
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Independence, Missouri, United States
 35 
Josh Elliott
(Sports commentator)
Josh Elliott
1
Birthdate: July 6, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
 36 
Joseph M. Acaba
(First Person of Puerto Rican Heritage to Be Named as a NASA Astronaut Candidate)
Joseph M. Acaba
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 17, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Inglewood, California, United States
 37 
James Nunnally
(Basketball player)
James Nunnally
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 38 
Ethan Erickson
(Actor, Model)
Ethan Erickson
0
Birthdate: August 5, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 39 
Grady Booch
(Computer scientist, Engineer)
Grady Booch
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 27, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Amarillo
 40 
Bahar Soomekh
(Actor, Television actor)
Bahar Soomekh
1
Birthdate: March 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tehran
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 41 
Kayte Christensen
(Basketball player)
Kayte Christensen
1
Birthdate: November 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lakeview, Oregon, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 42 
Carol W. Greider
(Biologist, Molecular biologist, Geneticist, Physician)
Carol W. Greider
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 15, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Davis
 43 
Michael Roll
(Basketball player)
Michael Roll
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mission Viejo, California, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 44 
Alexei Filippenko
(Known for Studies of Supernovae, Active Galaxies, Black Holes, Accelerating Expansion of the Universe)
Alexei Filippenko
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
 45 
Taylor Pischke
(Volleyball player)
Taylor Pischke
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 46 
Yau-Man Chan
(Table tennis player)
Yau-Man Chan
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 26, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hong Kong
 47 
Todd Rogers
(Beach volleyball player)
Todd Rogers
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 48 
Dillon Tate
(Baseball Player)
Dillon Tate
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Harbor City, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 49 
Lindsay Taylor
(Basketball player)
Lindsay Taylor
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Poway, California, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 50 
José Hernández
(Journalist)
José Hernández
0
Birthdate: November 10, 1834
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: October 21, 1886
The ‘University of California, Santa Barbara’ is one among the ten institutions affiliated with the ‘University of California’ system. Many students from all over the world try hard to secure a place in this famous university. The institution stood 48th in the ‘World University Rankings’ list, compiled by the popular magazine ‘Times Higher Education’. The institution also secured the 42nd spot in the ‘Academy Ranking of World Universities’ list. The staff of this university includes several Nobel Prize winners and more than 30 members of the ‘National Academy of Sciences’. Apart from its academic excellence and state of the art infrastructure, the institution is also quite popular for its This list includes the names of several notable alumni of the ‘University of California, Santa Barbara’ who pursued their passion and have inspired millions around the world to follow their dreams as well. Renowned Hollywood actors Michael Douglas and Gwyneth Paltrow have been students of this famous university. Michael Douglas was felicitated with the prestigious Academy award for his role in the 1987 flick ‘Wall Street’. Gwyneth Paltrow shot to fame for her appearance in the flicks ‘Shakespeare In Love’ and ‘A Perfect Murder’. He has acted in dozens of other blockbusters as well. The list of UCSB alumni also includes several other noteworthy names such as sportsmen Michael Bryson and Orlando Johnson, television host Charissa Thompson as well as adult movie actress Tera Patrick.