University Of Massachusetts Amherst Notable Alumni

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Discover the notable alumni of University Of Massachusetts Amherst. The list includes people like Richard Gere, Bill Pullman, Rick Pitino, Jack Welch & Black Francis. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as musicians, miscellaneous, intellectuals & academics, film & theater personalities and writers etc.
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 1 
Serena Williams
(One of the Greatest Tennis Players of All-Time)
Serena Williams
132
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 2 
Richard Gere
(Actor Best Known for His Films: 'American Gigolo', 'Pretty Woman' and 'Chicago')
Richard Gere
26
Birthdate: August 31, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 3 
Julius Erving
(Basketball player)
Julius Erving
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 22, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: East Meadow, New York, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 4 
Bridget Moynahan
(Actress Best Known for Her Role in the Police Drama Series 'Blue Bloods')
Bridget Moynahan
17
Birthdate: April 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Binghamton, New York, United States
 5 
Bill Pullman
6
Birthdate: December 17, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hornell, New York, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 6 
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
(Essayist and Mathematical Statistician Best Known for His Books: ‘The Black Swan’ and ‘Antifragile’)
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
2
Birthdate: 1960 AD
Birthplace: Amioun, Lebanon
 7 
Betty Shabazz
(Educator and Activist Best Known as the Wife of African-American Activist Malcolm X)
Betty Shabazz
10
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 28, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pinehurst, Georgia, United States
Died: June 23, 1997
 8 
Jack Welch
(Former Chairman & CEO of General Electric)
Jack Welch
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 19, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Peabody, Massachusetts, U.S
Died: March 1, 2020
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 9 
Buffy Sainte-Marie
(Actor, Singer-songwriter, Visual artist, Record producer, Composer)
Buffy Sainte-Marie
1
Birthdate: February 20, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Piapot, Canada
 10 
Bill Cosby
(Comedian)
Bill Cosby
92
Birthdate: July 12, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 11 
Taj Mahal
(Self-taught Grammy Award-winning blues musician)
Taj Mahal
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
 12 
Paul Edward Theroux
(Travel writer)
Paul Edward Theroux
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 10, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Medford, Massachusetts, United States
 13 
Black Francis
(Singer-songwriter)
Black Francis
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 6, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston
 14 
Jere Burns
(Actor)
Jere Burns
2
Birthdate: October 15, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 15 
Kenny Aronoff
(Musician)
Kenny Aronoff
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 7, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Albany
 16 
Max Roach
(Musician)
Max Roach
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 10, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pasquotank County, North Carolina, U.S.
Died: August 16, 2007
 17 
David Pakman
(Political Commentator)
David Pakman
0
Birthdate: February 2, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
 18 
Norm Abram
(Actor)
Norm Abram
0
Birthdate: October 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA
 19 
Dana Gould
(Comedian)
Dana Gould
0
Birthdate: August 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hopedale, USA
 20 
Yusef Abdul Lateef
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 9, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Died: December 23, 2013
 21 
Neal Brown
(Head coach, American football player)
Neal Brown
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 11, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 22 
Fardeen Khan
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Birthdate: March 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 23 
Hina Rabbani Khar
(Diplomat, Politician, Entrepreneur, Economist)
Hina Rabbani Khar
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Multan
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 24 
Kenneth Feinberg
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brockton
 25 
Catherine Coleman
(Chemist, Air force officer, Astronaut, Engineer)
Catherine Coleman
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 14, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Charleston
 26 
John Linnell
(Musician)
John Linnell
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 12, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 27 
William Manchester
(American Author, Biographer and Historian)
William Manchester
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 1, 2004
 28 
Natasha Trethewey
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 26, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gulfport, Mississippi, United States
 29 
Peter Laird
(Comics artist, Screenwriter)
Peter Laird
1
Birthdate: January 27, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: North Adams
 30 
Mike Flanagan
(Baseball player, Basketball player)
Mike Flanagan
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 16, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
Died: August 24, 2011
 31 
James Kallstrom
(Head of the FBI New York field office)
James Kallstrom
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 6, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 3, 2021
 32 
Billy Taylor
(Jazz Pianist)
Billy Taylor
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 24, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Greenville, North Carolina, United States
Died: December 28, 2010
 33 
Cady Lalanne
(Basketball player)
Cady Lalanne
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 34 
Stephane Lasme
(Basketball player)
Stephane Lasme
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Port-Gentil, Gabon
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 35 
Vladimir Ducasse
(American Football player)
Vladimir Ducasse
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 36 
James Ihedigbo
(American Football player)
James Ihedigbo
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 3, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 37 
Russell Alan Hulse
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 28, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City
 38 
Elijah Wilkinson
(American football player)
Elijah Wilkinson
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 10, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Downingtown, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 39 
Pat Cadigan
(Writer)
Pat Cadigan
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 10, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, United States
 40 
Jason Fettig
(Clarinetist)
Jason Fettig
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1974 AD
Birthplace: United States
 41 
Johnnetta Cole
(Anthropologist and educator)
Johnnetta Cole
1
Birthdate: October 19, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
 42 
Steve Nunno
(Gymnastics coach)
Steve Nunno
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthplace: United States
 43 
Agnes Kalibata
(Agricultural Scientist, Policymaker)
Agnes Kalibata
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthplace: Rwanda
 44 
Djery Baptiste
(Basketball player)
Djery Baptiste
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 12, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gonaïves, Haiti
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 45 
Danielle Henderson
(Softball Player)
Danielle Henderson
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 29, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Huntington, New York, United States
 46 
Ron Buckmire
(Mathematician, LGBT activist)
Ron Buckmire
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grenville, Grenada
 47 
David Unger
(Author, Translator)
David Unger
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 48 
Jan Schlichtmann
(Lawyer)
Jan Schlichtmann
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 16, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Massachusetts
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