University Of Kansas

Discover the notable alumni of University Of Kansas. The list includes people like Andrew Wiggins, Kirk Hinrich, Molly McNearney, Melissa Womer & Rob Riggle. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as film & theater personalities, writers, sportspersons, media personalities and miscellaneous etc.
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 1 
Wilt Chamberlain
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players Who Played as a Center)
Wilt Chamberlain
57
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 12, 1999
One of the greatest basketball players of all time, Wilt Chamberlain created numerous records and won two championships during his fourteen years career. The legendary player, first drafted by Philadelphia Warriors, later played for the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers. After retirement, he ventured into business, played volleyball, appeared in commercials and movie and even published his autobiography.
 2 
Kate Spade
(Fashion Designer, Founder and Co-Owner of the Designer Brand ‘Kate Spade New York’)
Kate Spade
49
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 24, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: June 5, 2018

Kate Spade was an American entrepreneur and fashion designer. Spade is credited with founding Kate Spade New York, a popular luxury fashion design house, which competes with the likes of Michael Kors. Kate Spade is also credited with creating stylish and affordable handbags that caused quite a revolution in the fashion world.

 3 
Paul Rudd
(Best Known for His Role of 'Ant-Man' in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Films)
Paul Rudd
49
Birthdate: April 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, United States

Comedy films like This is 40, The 40-year-old virgin, Wanderlust and The object of my affection made Paul Rudd a bona fide comic actor. He has also acted in some serious films like The cider house rules and The great Gatsby and has been part of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s popular Ant-Man franchise and the highest-grossing film of all time Avengers: Endgame.

 4 
Joel Embiid
(Cameroonian-French Professional Basketball Player Who Plays as a Center)
Joel Embiid
17
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 16, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon

The seven-foot-tall Cameroonian basketball player has been part of the Philadelphia team since his NBA debut in 2016-17. Joel Embiid who plays in the power forward position has the honor of being chosen to the All-Star team three times. 

 5 
Rob Riggle
(Actor)
Rob Riggle
23
Birthdate: April 21, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 6 
Gale Sayers
(American Football Player)
Gale Sayers
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
Died: September 23, 2020
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 7 
Andrew Wiggins
(Canadian Professional Basketball Player Who Plays as a 'Small Forward')
Andrew Wiggins
16
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 23, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Thornhill, Canada
Canadian basketball player Andrew Wiggins was initially drafted by the NBA team Cleveland Cavaliers and then traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves. He won the NBA Rookie of the Year playing with the Timberwolves. He was also named Mr. Basketball USA and the Gatorade National Player of the Year in 2013.
 8 
Scott Bakula
(Actor best known for his roles in two science-fiction television series: as Sam Beckett on Quantum Leap and as Captain Jonathan Archer on Star Trek: Enterprise.)
Scott Bakula
15
Birthdate: October 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 9 
Iliza Shlesinger
(Actress)
Iliza Shlesinger
9
Birthdate: February 22, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 10 
Aqib Talib
(American Football player)
Aqib Talib
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 11 
Josh Charles
(Actor)
Josh Charles
11
Birthdate: September 5, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 12 
Kelly Oubre Jr.
(Basketball player)
Kelly Oubre Jr.
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 9, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 13 
Billy Drago
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Frank Nitti’ in the Film ‘The Untouchables’)
Billy Drago
6
Birthdate: November 30, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hugoton, Kansas, United States
Died: June 24, 2019
Billy Drago is best remembered as a villain in films such as Clint Eastwood's Pale Rider. He portrayed real-life gangster Frank Nitti in Brian De Palma's The Untouchables. He had also been part of series such as Charmed, The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., and The X-Files.
 14 
Jack Del Rio
(Coaches)
Jack Del Rio
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Castro Valley, California, USA
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 15 
Markieff Morris
(Basketball player)
Markieff Morris
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 16 
Mario Chalmers
(Basketball player)
Mario Chalmers
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 17 
Nikki Glaser
(Stand-up comedian)
Nikki Glaser
21
Birthdate: June 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 18 
Dean Smith
(Basketball Coach)
Dean Smith
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 28, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Emporia, Kansas, United States
Died: February 7, 2015
 19 
Jo Jo White
(Basketball Player)
Jo Jo White
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 16, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: January 16, 2018
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 20 
John Riggins
(American Football Players)
John Riggins
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 4, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seneca, Kansas, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 21 
Steve Doocy
(television personality)
Steve Doocy
7
Birthdate: October 19, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Algona, Iowa, USA
 22 
Gillian Flynn
(Writer)
Gillian Flynn
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 24, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
 23 
Christina Chang
(Actress)
Christina Chang
2
Birthdate: June 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
 24 
Danny Manning
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)
Danny Manning
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 25 
Nick Collison
(Basketball player)
Nick Collison
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 26, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Orange City, Iowa, United States
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 26 
Philip Anschutz
(Businessman, Investor)
Philip Anschutz
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 28, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Russell, Kansas, United States
 27 
Scot Pollard
(Basketball player, Reality television participant)
Scot Pollard
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Murray, Utah, United States
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
 28 
Kirk Hinrich
(Basketball Player)
Kirk Hinrich
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 2, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sioux City, Iowa, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 29 
Craig Stevens
(Actor)
Craig Stevens
2
Birthdate: July 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Liberty, Missouri, United States
Died: May 10, 2000
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 30 
Moses Gunn
(Actor)
Moses Gunn
5
Birthdate: October 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: December 16, 1993
 31 
Devonte' Graham
(Basketball player)
Devonte' Graham
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 32 
Kari Wahlgren
(Voice Actor)
Kari Wahlgren
3
Birthdate: July 13, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hoisington, Kansas, USA
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 33 
Ben McLemore
(Basketball player)
Ben McLemore
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 34 
Susan Ford
(Journalist)
Susan Ford
0
Birthdate: July 6, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., U.S.
 35 
Chris Harris, Jr.
(American football player)
Chris Harris, Jr.
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 36 
Alan Mulally
(Engineer)
Alan Mulally
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: August 4, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oakland, California, U.S.
 37 
Vernon L. Smith
(American Economist, Professor and Winner of Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences)
Vernon L. Smith
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 1, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
 38 
Drew Gooden
(Basketball player)
Drew Gooden
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 39 
Jim Ryun
(American Former Republican Politician and Olympic Track and Field Athlete)
Jim Ryun
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States

Jim Ryun is an American former track and field athlete who won a silver medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics. At the peak of his career, Ryun was considered one of the top middle-distance runners in the world. He later became a politician and served in the US House of Representatives. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2020.

 40 
Brandon Rush
(Basketball player)
Brandon Rush
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 7, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 41 
Kevin Harlan
(American Television and Radio Sports Announcer)
Kevin Harlan
3
Birthdate: June 21, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
 42 
Quentin Grimes
(Basketball player)
Quentin Grimes
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 8, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 43 
Caroline Lucas
(Political Leader)
Caroline Lucas
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 9, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Malvern, Worcestershire, England, UK
 44 
Mark Turgeon
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)
Mark Turgeon
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 5, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Topeka, Kansas, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 45 
Billy Mills
(American Former Track and Field Athletes and Olympic Gold Medalists)
Billy Mills
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 30, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pine Ridge, South Dakota, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 46 
Adolph Rupp
(One of the Most Successful Basketball Coaches of the US)
Adolph Rupp
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 2, 1901
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Halstead, Kansas, United States
Died: December 10, 1977

Renowned American college basketball coach Adolph Rupp was associated with the University of Kentucky and, by the time of his retirement, was the most successful coach of his time. He also coached the American basketball team that won a gold medal at the 1948 Olympic games.

 47 
Jerry Colangelo
(Businessman is the former owner of the NBA's Suns and four-time NBA Executive of the Year)
Jerry Colangelo
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 20, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago Heights, Illinois, United States
 48 
Kathleen Sebelius
(Politician)
Kathleen Sebelius
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 15, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
 49 
Ronald Evans
(American Electrical Engineer and Aeronautical Engineer)
Ronald Evans
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Francis, Kansas, United States
Died: April 7, 1990
 50 
Al Oerter
(American Athlete and a Four-Time Olympic Champion in the Discus Throw)
Al Oerter
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 19, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Astoria, New York, United States
Died: October 1, 2007
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)