University Of Houston Notable Alumni

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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.
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 1 
Kenny Rogers
(Best-Selling Country Music Artists of All Time)
Kenny Rogers
15
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 21, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: March 20, 2020
 2 
Hakeem Olajuwon
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players of All Time)
Hakeem Olajuwon
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 21, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
 3 
Jim Parsons
63
Birthdate: March 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 4 
Dennis Quaid
(American Actor Best Known for His Dramatic & Comedic Roles)
Dennis Quaid
18
Birthdate: April 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 5 
Lizzo
(Rapper Know for Her Hit Songs "Good as Hell" "Truth Hurts" & "Juice")
Lizzo
54
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 6 
Carl Lewis
(Track and field athlete)
Carl Lewis
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 7 
Clyde Drexler
(Basketball player)
Clyde Drexler
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 8 
Randy Quaid
(American Actor Who is Known for His Roles in Both Serious Drama and Light Comedy)
Randy Quaid
12
Birthdate: October 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 9 
Master P
(Rapper)
Master P
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 10 
Brent Spiner
4
Birthdate: February 2, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 11 
Loretta Devine
11
Birthdate: August 21, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 12 
Fred Couples
(American Professional Golfer)
Fred Couples
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 13 
Tilman Fertitta
(Chairman and CEO of ‘Landry's, Inc’ and Onwer of NBA Team 'Houston Rockets')
Tilman Fertitta
6
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 25, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Galveston, Texas, United States
 14 
Case Keenum
(Football Player)
Case Keenum
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brownwood, Texas
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 15 
Jim Nantz
(Sportscaster)
Jim Nantz
4
Birthdate: May 17, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 16 
Wade Phillips
(American football coach)
Wade Phillips
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 21, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Orange, Texas, USA
 17 
Shannon Miller
(American Former Artistic Gymnast and Two-Times Olympic Gold Medallist)
Shannon Miller
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rolla, Missouri, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 18 
Elvin Hayes
(Basketball player)
Elvin Hayes
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 17, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rayville, Louisiana, United States
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 19 
Brene Brown
(Researcher Known in Particular for Her Research on Shame, Vulnerability, and Leadership)
Brene Brown
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States
 20 
Chamillionaire
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 21 
Christine Ha
(First blind contestant of MasterChef and the winner of its third season in 2012)
Christine Ha
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California, United States
 22 
Elizabeth Warren
(United States Senator from Massachusetts and Vice Chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus)
Elizabeth Warren
48
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 23 
Victoria Osteen
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Huntsville
 24 
Peter Breck
3
Birthdate: March 13, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA
Died: February 6, 2012
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 25 
Jonathon Simmons
(Basketball player)
Jonathon Simmons
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 26 
Larry Hovis
(Singer)
Larry Hovis
3
Birthdate: February 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wapato, Washington, United States
Died: September 9, 2003
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 27 
Byron Nelson
(Golfer)
Byron Nelson
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 4, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Texas
Died: September 26, 2006
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 28 
Julian Schnabel
(Film director, Screenwriter, Painter)
Julian Schnabel
1
Birthdate: October 26, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 29 
Monica Rial
(Voice Actress)
Monica Rial
2
Birthdate: October 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 30 
Alice Sebold
(Writer)
Alice Sebold
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
 31 
Paul Wall
(Rapper, Disc jockey who became successful with his major label debut The Peoples Champ)
Paul Wall
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 32 
Robert Wuhl
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 9, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Union, New Jersey, United States
 33 
Gene Wolfe
(Writer)
Gene Wolfe
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 7, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: April 14, 2019
 34 
Danuel House
(Basketball Player)
Danuel House
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 7, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 35 
Star Jones
(Lawyer, Journalist, Television Personality & Fashion Designer)
Star Jones
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 24, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Badin, North Carolina, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 36 
D'Eriq King
(American football quarterback)
D'Eriq King
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 24, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manvel, Texas, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 37 
Linda Carty
(Convicted of murder)
Linda Carty
1
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: October 5, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Kitts and Nevis
 38 
Tom Byron
(Actor)
Tom Byron
2
Birthdate: April 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 39 
Kevin Kolb
(American football player)
Kevin Kolb
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Victoria, Texas, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 40 
Andre Ware
(American football player, Announcer)
Andre Ware
0
Birthdate: July 31, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Galveston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 41 
Tommy Tune
(Actor)
Tommy Tune
3
Birthdate: February 28, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wichita Falls, Texas, U.S.
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 42 
Fuzzy Zoeller
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 11, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Albany
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 43 
Jack Valenti
(Lobbyist)
Jack Valenti
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 5, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: April 26, 2007
 44 
Tom DeLay
(Politician)
Tom DeLay
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Laredo, Texas, United States
 45 
Ed Oliver
(American football player)
Ed Oliver
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 12, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 46 
Benny Anders
(Basketball player)
Benny Anders
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Monroe, Louisiana, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 47 
Aafia Siddiqui
(Criminal)
Aafia Siddiqui
14
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: March 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 48 
Matt Mullenweg
(Entrepreneur, Programmer, Computer scientist, Musician, Blogger)
Matt Mullenweg
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Houston
 49 
Sebastian Vollmer
(Football player)
Sebastian Vollmer
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kaarst, Germany
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 50 
Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi
(Educator, Theologian)
Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1975 AD
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
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.