University Of Maryland Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of University Of Maryland. The list includes people like Larry David, Sergey Brin, Kathleen Turner, Dianne Wiest & Connie Chung. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as media personalities, film & theater personalities, business people, scientists and writers etc.
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Michael Ealy
(Actor Known for His Roles in the Films: ‘Barbershop’, ‘2 Fast 2 Furious’ and ‘Think Like a Man’)
Michael Ealy
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Birthdate: August 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Actor, Michael Ealy, is best known for his role in the drama film, For Colored Girls. An alumnus of the University of Maryland, he began his acting career in the late 1990s. Initially, he appeared in many off-Broadway stage productions. He transitioned to films soon and didn’t take long to establish himself as a sought-out actor.

 2 
Stefon Diggs
(American football player)
Stefon Diggs
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 29, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Len Bias
(Basketball player)
Len Bias
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Landover, Maryland, USA
Died: June 9, 1986
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 4 
Mýa
(Best Known for Her Singles “Take Me There”, "Lady Marmalade" and “Lil' Kim”)
Mýa
13
Birthdate: October 10, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Singer Mýa initially gained fame with Teen Summit and then released hit singles such as Case of the Ex. She earned her first Grammy for the recreation of the 1975 hit Lady Marmalade, with Pink, Lil' Kim, and Christina Aguilera. She has also appeared in film such as Chicago.

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Aaron McGruder
(Writer, Cartoonist & Public Speaker)
Aaron McGruder
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 29, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago

Aaron McGruder is an American writer, cartoonist, screenwriter, producer, and lecturer. He is best known for writing a Universal Press Syndicate comic strip titled The Boondocks. He also wrote its TV series adaptation where he served as the creator, head writer, and executive producer.

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Boomer Esiason
(Football Player)
Boomer Esiason
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Islip, New York, USA
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 7 
Frank Reich
(American Football Coach and Former Quarterback)
Frank Reich
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Freeport, New York, United States

Frank Reich is an American former football player who played as a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for 14 seasons. He is currently serving as the head coach for the popular NFL team, The Indianapolis Colts. Over the years, he has also been part of the coaching team for Arizona Cardinals, San Diego Chargers, and Philadelphia Eagles.

 8 
Gayle King
(Author and Broadcast Journalist Known for Co-Hosting the Morning Show ‘CBS Mornings’)
Gayle King
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Birthdate: December 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States

Gayle King is an American author and TV personality. Since 2012, King has been co-hosting CBS News' popular program, CBS This Morning. She has also been serving as CBS News' broadcast journalist. Also an editor-at-large for the famous O, The Oprah Magazine, King was included in Time magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People in 2019.

 9 
Robin Quivers
(Officer, Journalist)
Robin Quivers
6
Birthdate: August 8, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pikesville
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Judith Resnik
(Engineer)
Judith Resnik
9
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: April 5, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Died: January 28, 1986

Judith Resnik was an American software engineer, electrical engineer, pilot, biomedical engineer, and NASA astronaut. She was the fourth woman and the first Jewish woman in space, logging 145 hours in orbit. Resnik, who died during the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986, received several posthumous honors. Judith Resnik’s life and career inspired the 1990 TV movie Challenger.

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Mike Mentzer
(American Professional Bodybuilder and Author)
Mike Mentzer
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Phrata, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 10, 2001
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 12 
Vernon Davis
(American Football Player)
Vernon Davis
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Randy White
(American Football Player)
Randy White
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 15, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Steve Francis
(Basketball Players)
Steve Francis
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 21, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 15 
Mojo Rawley
(American Professional Wrestler)
Mojo Rawley
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Samuel Mudd
(Physician, Farmer, Politician)
Samuel Mudd
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: December 20, 1833
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Charles County
Died: January 10, 1883
 17 
Valerie Solanas
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ventnor City, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 25, 1988
 18 
Joe Smith
(Basketball player)
Joe Smith
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 19 
Kevin Plank
(Businessperson)
Kevin Plank
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kensington, Maryland, U.S.
 20 
Torrey Smith
(Football Player)
Torrey Smith
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 26, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Colonial Beach, Virginia, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 21 
Domonique Foxworth
(American football player)
Domonique Foxworth
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oxford, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 22 
Yannick Ngakoue
(American football player)
Yannick Ngakoue
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 31, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
 23 
David Simon
(Author)
David Simon
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Birthdate: February 9, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington D.C.
 24 
Dan Gronkowski
(American Football player)
Dan Gronkowski
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Amherst, New York, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 25 
Jalen Smith
(Basketball player)
Jalen Smith
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 16, 2000
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
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Šarūnas Jasikevičius
(Basketball player)
Šarūnas Jasikevičius
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kaunas, Lithuania
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Aaron Wiggins
(Basketball player)
Aaron Wiggins
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 2, 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Darrius Heyward-Bey
(American football player)
Darrius Heyward-Bey
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Diamond Stone
(Basketball player)
Diamond Stone
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 10, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
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Kirsten Powers
(Newspaper Columnists)
Kirsten Powers
10
Birthdate: December 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Bruno Fernando
(Basketball player)
Bruno Fernando
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 15, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Luanda, Angola
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 32 
Christopher Doyle
(Cinematographer)
Christopher Doyle
1
Birthdate: May 2, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
 33 
Robbie Rogers
(American Former Professional Soccer Player Who Played as a Winger and as a Left Back)
Robbie Rogers
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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James Clapper
(Military officer)
James Clapper
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 14, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.
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Droz
(American Professional Wrestler)
Droz
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mays Landing, Hamilton, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 36 
Juan Dixon
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)
Juan Dixon
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 9, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baltimore Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Trey Edmunds
(American football player)
Trey Edmunds
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 30, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Danville, Virginia, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Mike Tice
(American football player)
Mike Tice
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 2, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Central Islip, New York
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 39 
Neil O'Donnell
(American football player)
Neil O'Donnell
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 3, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Morristown, New Jersey, United States
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Jake Layman
(Basketball player)
Jake Layman
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 7, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Norwood, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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Anies Baswedan
(The Governor of Jakarta Who Has Previously Been the Rector of Paramadina University)
Anies Baswedan
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kuningan, West Java, Indonesia

The governor of Jakarta, Anies Baswedan is also a seasoned academician, who has been the rector of Paramadina University and one of the youngest to hold that position. He has also been Indonesia’s minister of education and culture. He launched the Teaching Indonesia Movement, which unites the youth to contribute to education.

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D. J. Strawberry
(Basketball player)
D. J. Strawberry
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Pete Koch
(Actor, American football player)
Pete Koch
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 23, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Hyde Park, New York, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 44 
Ephraim McDowell
(American Physician and Pioneer Surgeon Known for First Successful Ovariotomy)
Ephraim McDowell
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 11, 1771
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States
Died: June 25, 1830

Considered the founder of operative gynecology, Ephraim McDowell was also the first person to perfect lithotomy, a surgical technique for removing stones obstructing urinary bladder. He came to limelight when he successfully removed a 20-pound tumor from Jane Todd Crawford’s ovary, later performing twelve more ovariotomies, out of which seven were successful, thus demonstrating the viability of elective abdominal surgery.

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Joe Haldeman
(Author)
Joe Haldeman
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
 46 
Darnell Savage
(American football player)
Darnell Savage
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 30, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seaford, Delaware, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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A. J. Francis
(American football player, Wrestler)
A. J. Francis
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 48 
Scott Zolak
(American football player)
Scott Zolak
1
Birthdate: December 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 49 
Ty Johnson
(American football player)
Ty Johnson
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 17, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cumberland, Maryland, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 50 
Buck Williams
(Basketball player)
Buck Williams
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
University of Maryland or UMD as it is popularly called is a public research university located in the city of College Park, in Maryland. UMD is the largest university in its state and the largest in the Washington Metropolitan Area. From the time of its foundation in 1856, the University of Maryland has come a long way in positioning itself as one of the finest learning institutions in the area. Occupying an expansive 1250 acres, the campus is visually appealing with a documented approximate of 7500 trees. Driven by unparalleled excellence, the University of Maryland comprises of institutions that offer 127 undergraduate and 112 graduate degrees in several spaces of education. Programs are offered in Engineering, Agriculture, Business, Journalism, Social Sciences and so on. The esteemed faculty comprises of various scholars, researchers, academics and Nobel Prize Laureates who are well-established and notable in their respective fields of work. As per the U.S. News & World Report, admissions are classified as ‘more selective’ at the University of Maryland. The university has also been ranked 20th nationally among public universities as per the 2017 edition of U.S. News & World Report. It has also secured the 52nd position in the world, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2016. Larry David, Jim Henson and Connie Chung are some of its notable alumni, who have gone on to achieve abundantly in their professional lives. Here is a list of some more famous names who studied at University of Maryland.