University Of Massachusetts Amherst Notable Alumni

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.

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 Serena Williams

Serena Williams
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional Tennis player
Birthdate: September 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 2 Richard Gere

Richard Gere
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 31, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 3 Julius Erving

Julius Erving
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: February 22, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: East Meadow, New York, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 4 Bridget Moynahan

Bridget Moynahan
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Famous As: Known for Her Role in the Police Drama 'Blue Bloods'
Birthdate: April 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Binghamton, New York, United States

 5 Bill Pullman

Bill Pullman
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 17, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hornell, New York, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 6 Betty Shabazz

Betty Shabazz
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: May 28, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pinehurst, Georgia, United States
Died: June 23, 1997

 7 Buffy Sainte-Marie

Buffy Sainte-Marie
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Famous As: Actor, Singer-songwriter, Visual artist, Record producer, Composer
Birthdate: February 20, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Piapot, Canada
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 8 Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
2
Famous As: Essayist
Birthdate: 1960 AD
Birthplace: Amioun, Lebanon

 9 Jack Welch

Jack Welch
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Former Chairman & CEO of General Electric
Birthdate: November 19, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Peabody, Massachusetts, U.S
Died: March 1, 2020
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 10 Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: July 12, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 11 Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Self-taught Grammy Award-winning blues musician
Birthdate: May 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States

 12 Paul Edward Theroux

Paul Edward Theroux
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Travel writer
Birthdate: April 10, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Medford, Massachusetts, United States

 13 Black Francis

Black Francis
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 6, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston

 14 Jere Burns

Jere Burns
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 15, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 15 Kenny Aronoff

Kenny Aronoff
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 7, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Albany

 16 Max Roach

Max Roach
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 10, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pasquotank County, North Carolina, U.S.
Died: August 16, 2007

 17 Norm Abram

Norm Abram
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA

 18 David Pakman

David Pakman
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Famous As: Political Commentator
Birthdate: February 2, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

 19 Dana Gould

Dana Gould
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: August 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hopedale, USA

 20 Yusef Abdul Lateef

Yusef Abdul Lateef
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 9, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Died: December 23, 2013

 21 Neal Brown

Neal Brown
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Head coach, American football player
Birthdate: March 11, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 22 Fardeen Khan

Fardeen Khan
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 23 Hina Rabbani Khar

Hina Rabbani Khar
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Diplomat, Politician, Entrepreneur, Economist
Birthdate: November 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Multan
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 24 Kenneth Feinberg

Kenneth Feinberg
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: October 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brockton

 25 Catherine Coleman

Catherine Coleman
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Chemist, Air force officer, Astronaut, Engineer
Birthdate: December 14, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Charleston

 26 John Linnell

John Linnell
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 12, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 27 William Manchester

William Manchester
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: April 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 1, 2004

 28 Natasha Trethewey

Natasha Trethewey
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 26, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gulfport, Mississippi, United States

 29 Mike Flanagan

Mike Flanagan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player, Basketball player
Birthdate: December 16, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
Died: August 24, 2011

 30 Peter Laird

Peter Laird
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Famous As: Comics artist, Screenwriter
Birthdate: January 27, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: North Adams

 31 James Kallstrom

James Kallstrom
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Head of the FBI New York field office
Birthdate: May 6, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 3, 2021

 32 Billy Taylor

Billy Taylor
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Jazz Pianist
Birthdate: July 24, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Greenville, North Carolina, United States
Died: December 28, 2010

 33 Cady Lalanne

Cady Lalanne
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: April 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)

 34 Vladimir Ducasse

Vladimir Ducasse
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: October 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 35 Stephane Lasme

Stephane Lasme
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: December 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Port-Gentil, Gabon
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)

 36 James Ihedigbo

James Ihedigbo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: December 3, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 37 Russell Alan Hulse

Russell Alan Hulse
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: November 28, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City

 38 Elijah Wilkinson

Elijah Wilkinson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: February 10, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Downingtown, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 39 Pat Cadigan

Pat Cadigan
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 10, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, United States

 40 Jason Fettig

Jason Fettig
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Clarinetist
Birthdate: 1974 AD
Birthplace: United States

 41 Steve Nunno

Steve Nunno
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Gymnastics coach
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: United States

 42 Johnnetta Cole

Johnnetta Cole
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Famous As: Anthropologist and educator
Birthdate: October 19, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States

 43 Agnes Kalibata

Agnes Kalibata
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Agricultural Scientist, Policymaker
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Rwanda

 44 Djery Baptiste

Djery Baptiste
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: November 12, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gonaïves, Haiti
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)

 45 Danielle Henderson

Danielle Henderson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Softball Player
Birthdate: January 29, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Huntington, New York, United States

 46 Ron Buckmire

Ron Buckmire
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Mathematician, LGBT activist
Birthdate: April 30, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grenville, Grenada

 47 David Unger

David Unger
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author, Translator
Birthdate: November 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 48 Jan Schlichtmann

Jan Schlichtmann
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: March 16, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Massachusetts
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