University Of Minnesota Notable Alumni

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Discover the notable alumni of University Of Minnesota. The list includes people like Bob Dylan, Ric Flair, Jessica Lange, Henry Fonda & Walter Mondale. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as sportspersons, scientists, leaders, intellectuals & academics and film & theater personalities etc.
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 1 
Bob Dylan
(One of the Greatest Songwriters of All Time)
Bob Dylan
73
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Duluth, Minnesota, United States
 2 
Ric Flair
(Regarded as the Greatest Professional Wrestler of All Time)
Ric Flair
23
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 25, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 3 
Jessica Lange
(One of the Greatest Actresses of All Time)
Jessica Lange
56
Birthdate: April 20, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cloquet, Minnesota, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 4 
Henry Fonda
(American Actor Who Cultivated an Everyman Screen Image in Several Films Considered to be Classics)
Henry Fonda
9
Birthdate: May 16, 1905
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grand Island, Nebraska, United States
Died: August 12, 1982
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 5 
Ron Perlman
20
Birthdate: April 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Washington Heights, New York, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 6 
Ernie Hudson
3
Birthdate: December 17, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 7 
Kevin Sorbo
17
Birthdate: September 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mound, Minnesota, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 8 
Tony Dungy
(American Football Player & Coach)
Tony Dungy
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 6, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jackson, Michigan, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 9 
Peter Graves
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Jim Phelps’ in the TV Series ‘Mission: Impossible’)
Peter Graves
17
Birthdate: March 18, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: March 14, 2010
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 10 
Kevin McHale
(Basketball player Power Forward)
Kevin McHale
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hibbing, Minnesota, United States
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 11 
James Hong
(Actor)
James Hong
5
Birthdate: February 22, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 12 
Hubert Humphrey
(38th Vice President of the United States (1965-1969))
Hubert Humphrey
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 27, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wallace, South Dakota, United States
Died: January 13, 1978
 13 
Aya Cash
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Gretchen Cutler’ in the TV Series ‘You're the Worst’)
Aya Cash
1
Birthdate: July 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
 14 
Walter Mondale
(42nd Vice President of the United States (1977–1981))
Walter Mondale
21
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 5, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ceylon, Minnesota, United States
Died: April 19, 2021
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 15 
T. R. Knight
3
Birthdate: March 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Minneapolis Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 16 
Michelle McNamara
(American True Crime Author)
Michelle McNamara
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 14, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Died: April 21, 2016
 17 
Christiaan Barnard
(Cardiac Surgeon)
Christiaan Barnard
3
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 8, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Beaufort West, South Africa
Died: September 2, 2001
 18 
David Soul
(Actor)
David Soul
2
Birthdate: August 28, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 19 
Shelton Benjamin
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 20 
Norman Borlaug
(American Agronomist and Winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1970)
Norman Borlaug
10
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 25, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cresco, Iowa, United States
Died: September 12, 2009
 21 
Paul Molitor
(Baseball Player)
Paul Molitor
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
 22 
Eric Decker
(American football player)
Eric Decker
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cold Spring, Minnesota, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 23 
Alan Page
(Jurist)
Alan Page
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 7, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, USA
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 24 
Gable Steveson
(Wrestler)
Gable Steveson
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 31, 2000
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Apple Valley, Minnesota, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 25 
Mychal Thompson
(Bahamian-American Former Basketball Player Who Played at the Center Position)
Mychal Thompson
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 30, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nassau, The Bahamas
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 26 
Erick Rowan
(Wrestler)
Erick Rowan
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 27 
Kimberly Elise
5
Birthdate: April 17, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 28 
Sean Duffy
(Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin's 7th District (2011 - 2019))
Sean Duffy
6
Birthdate: October 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hayward, Wisconsin, United States
 29 
Russell M. Nelson
(Religious Leader, Surgeon)
Russell M. Nelson
9
Birthdate: September 9, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
 30 
Kevin McHale
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Plano, Texas, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 31 
Valerie Solanas
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ventnor City, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 25, 1988
 32 
Bronko Nagurski
(American Football Player)
Bronko Nagurski
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 3, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rainy River, Canada
Died: January 7, 1990
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Garrison Keillor
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Anoka, Minnesota
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 34 
Warren Earl Burger
(Former Chief Justice of the United States)
Warren Earl Burger
6
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 17, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Died: June 25, 1995
 35 
Deke Slayton
(Astronaut)
Deke Slayton
5
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: March 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sparta, Wisconsin, United States
Died: June 13, 1993
 36 
Arlene Dahl
(Actress)
Arlene Dahl
6
Birthdate: August 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 37 
Antoine Winfield Jr.
(American Football player)
Antoine Winfield Jr.
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 16, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 38 
Dave Winfield
(Baseball player)
Dave Winfield
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 3, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 39 
Ernest Lawrence
(Physicist)
Ernest Lawrence
0
Birthdate: August 8, 1901
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Canton, South Dakota, United States
Died: August 27, 1958
 40 
Eric Bischoff
(Entrepreneur, Television producer, Wrestler)
Eric Bischoff
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 27, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Detroit
 41 
Kevin McCarthy
1
Birthdate: February 15, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: September 11, 2010
 42 
Maria Bamford
(Stand-up comedian)
Maria Bamford
1
Birthdate: September 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Port Hueneme, California, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 43 
E. G. Marshall
5
Birthdate: June 18, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Owatonna, Minnesota, United States
Died: August 24, 1998
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 44 
Mike Lindell
(Entrepreneur)
Mike Lindell
34
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mankato, Minnesota, U.S.
 45 
AnnMaria De Mars
(Judoka, Technology Executive)
AnnMaria De Mars
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 15, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, United States
 46 
Bud Grant
(Former American Football Forward and Former Head Coach)
Bud Grant
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Superior, Wisconsin, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 47 
Seymour Cray
(Engineer, Computer scientist)
Seymour Cray
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: September 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chippewa Falls
Died: October 5, 1996
 48 
Verne Gagne
(Professional Wrestler)
Verne Gagne
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 26, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Died: April 27, 2015
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 49 
Tay Zonday
(YouTuber)
Tay Zonday
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 50 
Marion Barber III
(American football player)
Marion Barber III
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Plymouth, Minnesota, United States
The University of Minnesota is popularly known as the ‘U of M’ or just a simple ‘U’ that specializes in research in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota. This reputed institution is the sixth largest educational campus in the United States. The university had about 51,147 students in the 2013-2014 which is proof enough of the kind of popularity of the institution. With 19 colleges and schools affiliated to this institution and 6 major sister institution, University of Minnesota is out-rightly one of the best institutions to pass out from. The ‘Minnesota Golden Gophers,’ are the most talked about sports team in the world; till 2015 they had 20 National Championship awards to their credit. The ‘University of Minnesota’ is among the top 25 research institution in the ‘Center for Measuring University Performance’ in Arizona. Some of the notable alumni of the University of Minnesota are famous celebrities like, the songwriter, Bob Dylan, the famous wrestler, Brock Lesnar or the basketball player, Kris Humphries. These people have made it big in nearly all walks of life and have carved a niche for themselves. They are out to make this world a better place and uphold the reputation of the famous institution; they all have passed out from. The University of Minnesota makes sure that with severe perseverance and tough educational deadlines, the best of the lot are churned out. All the Alumni are carving a niche for themselves in whichever field they are in, be it technology, entertainment or sports, they are the best at whatever they do. This list of notable University Of Minnesota alumni is based on the individual’s achievements and fame. We are quite certain that you will be surprised by some of the notable University Of Minnesota alumni who made it to this list.