University Of Houston Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of University Of Houston. The list includes people like Elizabeth Warren, Lil Wayne, James Franco, Dennis Quaid & Randy Quaid. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as sportspersons, singers, film & theater personalities, musicians and scientists etc.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Best-Selling Country Music Artists of All Time
Birthdate: August 21, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: March 20, 2020

 2 Hakeem Olajuwon

Hakeem Olajuwon
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: January 21, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)

 3 Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 4 Dennis Quaid

Dennis Quaid
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Famous As: Known for Dramatic & Comedic Roles
Birthdate: April 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 5 Lizzo

Lizzo
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Rapper
Birthdate: April 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 6 Carl Lewis

Carl Lewis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Track and field athlete
Birthdate: July 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 7 Clyde Drexler

Clyde Drexler
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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 8 Randy Quaid

Randy Quaid
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 9 Master P

Master P
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: April 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 10 Brent Spiner

Brent Spiner
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 2, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 11 Loretta Devine

Loretta Devine
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 21, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 12 Tilman Fertitta

Tilman Fertitta
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: CEO of Landry's Inc
Birthdate: June 25, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Galveston, Texas, United States

 13 Fred Couples

Fred Couples
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: October 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 14 Brene Brown

Brene Brown
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Researcher
Birthdate: November 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, U.S.

 15 Jim Nantz

Jim Nantz
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Famous As: Sportscaster
Birthdate: May 17, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 16 Shannon Miller

Shannon Miller
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: March 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rolla, Missouri, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 17 Elvin Hayes

Elvin Hayes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: November 17, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rayville, Louisiana, United States
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)

 18 Chamillionaire

Chamillionaire
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 19 Wade Phillips

Wade Phillips
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football coach
Birthdate: June 21, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Orange, Texas, USA

 20 Christine Ha

Christine Ha
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: First blind contestant of MasterChef and the winner of its third season in 2012
Birthdate: May 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California, United States

 21 Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Progressive Democrat
Birthdate: June 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 22 Case Keenum

Case Keenum
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: February 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brownwood, Texas
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 23 Byron Nelson

Byron Nelson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: February 4, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Texas
Died: September 26, 2006
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 24 Larry Hovis

Larry Hovis
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wapato, Washington, United States
Died: September 9, 2003
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 25 Victoria Osteen

Victoria Osteen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Huntsville

 26 Jonathon Simmons

Jonathon Simmons
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 27 Peter Breck

Peter Breck
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 13, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA
Died: February 6, 2012
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 28 Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel
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Famous As: Film director, Screenwriter, Painter
Birthdate: October 26, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 29 Alice Sebold

Alice Sebold
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.

 30 Robert Wuhl

Robert Wuhl
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 9, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Union, New Jersey, United States

 31 Monica Rial

Monica Rial
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Famous As: Voice Actress
Birthdate: October 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 32 Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 7, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: April 14, 2019

 33 Paul Wall

Paul Wall
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Rapper, Disc jockey who became successful with his major label debut The Peoples Champ
Birthdate: March 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 34 Danuel House

Danuel House
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: June 7, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 35 D'Eriq King

D'Eriq King
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football quarterback
Birthdate: August 24, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manvel, Texas, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 36 Ed Oliver

Ed Oliver
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: December 12, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 37 Andre Ware

Andre Ware
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Famous As: American football player, Announcer
Birthdate: July 31, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Galveston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 38 Kevin Kolb

Kevin Kolb
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: August 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Victoria, Texas, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 39 Tommy Tune

Tommy Tune
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 28, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wichita Falls, Texas, U.S.
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 40 Jack Valenti

Jack Valenti
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Lobbyist
Birthdate: September 5, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: April 26, 2007

 41 Benny Anders

Benny Anders
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Monroe, Louisiana, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 42 Fuzzy Zoeller

Fuzzy Zoeller
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: November 11, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Albany
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 43 Matt Mullenweg

Matt Mullenweg
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Entrepreneur, Programmer, Computer scientist, Musician, Blogger
Birthdate: January 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Houston

 44 Tom DeLay

Tom DeLay
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Laredo, Texas, United States

 45 Quentin Grimes

Quentin Grimes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: May 8, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 46 Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi

Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Educator, Theologian
Birthdate: 1975 AD
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

 47 Payton Turner

Payton Turner
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: January 7, 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 48 Sebastian Vollmer

Sebastian Vollmer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: July 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kaarst, Germany
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)

 49 William Jackson III

William Jackson III
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: October 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 50 D. J. Hayden

D. J. Hayden
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: June 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
The University of Houston, situated in Texas, is not only one of the top institutions in the American state, but also popular across the world. Currently, more than 40,000 students are pursuing their education at this notable university. Interestingly, the university has been a great contributor to the economy of Texas as a whole. It is believed that approximately 24,000 people are employed with the university. Since its humble beginning in 1927, this university’s reputation has grown by leaps and bounds. According to a survey conducted by the ‘U.S News & World Report’, this university stood 194th in the list of top universities in the world. The breathtakingly beautiful campus of this university is spread over a distance of 2.7 kilometers. The university offers a wide variety of courses related to the fields of arts, science, management and humanities. Apart from its vast size and its reputation for providing holistic education, the University boasts of a notable alumni association which has been making the institution proud. The list of noteworthy former students of this university includes names like actors Jim Parsons and Dennis Quaid, athlete Carl Lewis, basketball player Hakeem Olajuwon as well as American politician Elizabeth Warren. Jim Parsons is currently a household name across the world, thanks to his outstanding performances in the sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory’. The list of notable alumni of ‘University of Houston’ includes many more eminent personalities who have been making waves for their remarkable achievements.