University Of Virginia Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of University Of Virginia. The list includes people like Robert F. Kennedy, Woodrow Wilson, Tina Fey, William Faulkner & Georgia O'Keeffe. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as miscellaneous, scientists, lawyers & judges, writers and leaders etc.
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Edgar Allan Poe
(Writer and Poet - Widely Regarded as a Central Figure of Romanticism in the United States)
Edgar Allan Poe
129
Birthdate: January 19, 1809
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 7, 1849

American writer Edgar Allan Poe is regarded as the architect of modern short story, the inventor of the detective-fiction genre and a major contributor towards science fiction genre. The influential writer is recognised for his tales of mystery and macabre. His notable works include The Raven (poem), The Tell-Tale Heart and The Fall of the House of Usher (short stories).

 2 
Woodrow Wilson
(28th President of the United States (1913 - 1921))
Woodrow Wilson
54
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 28, 1856
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Staunton, Virginia, United States
Died: February 3, 1924

From presidential cabin of Princeton University to presidential office of the White House, Woodrow Wilson ushered a series of progressive reforms that changed the American politics forever. The 28th President of USA, Woodrow Wilson introduced several ground-breaking policies including the Federal Reserve Act. He played a key role in founding the first intergovernmental organisation—the League of Nations—for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

 3 
Tina Fey
(Actress & Comedian Best Known for Her Work in Comedy Sketch Series 'Saturday Night Live')
Tina Fey
94
Birthdate: May 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States
Emmy-winning comedian Tina Fey became the first female head writer of SNL. She wrote the series 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the film Mean Girls. Her impersonation of Sarah Palin on SNL won her the AP Entertainer of the Year award. She has also written a bestselling memoir.
 4 
Robert F. Kennedy
(United States Senator, Brother of President John F. Kennedy)
Robert F. Kennedy
47
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts
Died: June 6, 1968

Robert F Kennedy, the brother of the 35th US president John F Kennedy, was a politician who served as US Attorney General and as US Senator. He was known as a civil rights and human rights activist and fought against organised crime and the Mafia. He opposed America’s involvement in the Vietnam War. He was assassinated by a 24-year-old Palestinian.

 5 
Georgia O'Keeffe
(American Modernist Artist Known for Her Flowers and New York Skyscrapers Paintings)
Georgia O'Keeffe
24
Birthdate: November 15, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States
Died: March 6, 1986
Artist Georgia O'Keeffe enriched American modernism and precisionism with her artwork, mostly water color and charcoal paintings. She was the first female artist to have a retrospective at New York’s MOMA. Her paintings focused on the cityscapes and landscapes of New York and New Mexico, and abstract flowers.
 6 
Alexis Ohanian
(Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of the Social Media Site ‘Reddit’)
Alexis Ohanian
19
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 24, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Internet entrepreneur and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is also known as the husband of legendary tennis player Serena Williams. Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 twice, he spoke strongly against the 2011 Stop Online Piracy Act, wrote a bestselling book, and is an advocate for the paternity leave policy.
 7 
Ben McKenzie
(Actor)
Ben McKenzie
9
Birthdate: September 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 8 
Vince Gilligan
(Screenwriter, Director)
Vince Gilligan
8
Birthdate: February 10, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States

Vince Gilligan is an American writer, director, and producer. He is credited with creating popular TV series, such as Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. One of the most decorated TV personalities in the USA, Gilligan has won six Writers Guild of America Awards, four Primetime Emmy Awards, and two Producers Guild of America Awards among many other prestigious awards.

 9 
Ralph Sampson
(Basketball Player)
Ralph Sampson
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
Height: 7'4" (224 cm)
 10 
Sarah Drew
(Actress)
Sarah Drew
5
Birthdate: October 1, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stony Brook, New York, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 11 
William Halsey Jr.
(American Navy admiral in the First and Second World Wars)
William Halsey Jr.
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 30, 1882
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Died: August 16, 1959
 12 
Emily Swallow
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Kim Fischer’ in the TV Series ‘The Mentalist’)
Emily Swallow
4
Birthdate: December 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Emily Swallow is an American actress known for portraying prominent roles in popular TV series, such as The Mentalist and Supernatural. After starting her career in Broadway, Emily Swallow has managed to successfully establish herself in the American TV industry.

 13 
Tiki Barber
(American Football Player)
Tiki Barber
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 14 
Chris Long
(American football player)
Chris Long
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 15 
Katie Couric
(Journalist and Television Host at All of the ‘Big Three' Television Networks in the United States)
Katie Couric
25
Birthdate: January 7, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Arlington County, Virginia, United States

Regarded as “America’s Sweetheart”, Katherine Couric has been a familiar face on top US television networks for decades. The journalist and presenter had a long stint with NBC News before she switched over to CBS News and then to ABC News. She is also known for co-hosting programmes on Today. She co-founded multimedia news and production company Katie Couric Media.

 16 
Malcolm Brogdon
(Basketball player)
Malcolm Brogdon
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 17 
Christina Tosi
8
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: November 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ohio, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 18 
Dawn Staley
(Basketball player)
Dawn Staley
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 19 
Richard E. Byrd
(American Naval Officer and Explorer Known for His Expedition of the Antarctic Plateau)
Richard E. Byrd
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 25, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Winchester, Virginia, United States
Died: March 11, 1957

American naval officer Richard E. Byrd is remembered for his pioneering expeditions to Antarctica, using airplanes. Though he was awarded a US Congressional Medal of Honor for completing the first flight over the North Pole, it was later revealed that he had returned when he was 150 miles away from the destination.

 20 
Bill Nelson
(Former United States Senator)
Bill Nelson
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
 21 
Barry Marshall
(Australian physician)
Barry Marshall
5
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: September 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

Nobel Prize-winning Australian physician Barry Marshall, along with his colleague Robin Warren, proved that gastric ulcers were caused by the bacteria Helicobacter pylori and not by spicy food and other causes as previously believed. Their research made it possible to cure such ulcers by treating the bacteria with antibiotics.

 22 
Brit Hume
(Journalists)
Brit Hume
4
Birthdate: June 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 23 
Sam Riegel
(Voice Actors)
Sam Riegel
1
Birthdate: October 9, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
 24 
Robert Mueller
(6th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (2001 - 2013))
Robert Mueller
21
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 7, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Republican attorney Robert Mueller served as the sixth and the second-longest-serving FBI director, from 2001 to 2013. He was also the special counsel for the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections. His service in the Vietnam War earned him the Purple Heart Medal and the Bronze Star.
 25 
Danielle Collins
(Tennis Player)
Danielle Collins
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Sean Patrick Thomas
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Derek Reynolds’ in the Film ‘Save the Last Dance’)
Sean Patrick Thomas
8
Birthdate: December 17, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Sean Patrick Thomas is an American actor best known for playing Derek Reynolds in the teen dance film, Save the Last Dance. Also known for his work in TV, Thomas has played important roles in series like The District and Ringer.

 27 
John Cornyn
(United States Senator from Texas)
John Cornyn
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 2, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 28 
Schuyler Fisk
(Actress, Singer, Songwriter)
Schuyler Fisk
1
Birthdate: July 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 29 
Dylan Walsh
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Dr. Sean McNamara’ in the TV Series ‘Nip/Tuck’)
Dylan Walsh
5
Birthdate: November 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Dylan Walsh is an American actor best known for playing Dr. Sean McNamara in the popular serial medical drama TV series, Nip/Tuck. He has also played important roles in TV films, such as When We Were Young, Divided by Hate, and More Than Meets the Eye: The Joan Brock Story.

 30 
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
(Environmental Lawyer and Author Known for Promoting Anti-Vaccine Propaganda and Conspiracy Theories)
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
36
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 17, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

A well-known environmental attorney and an activist, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has tirelessly worked for prosecuting governments and companies responsible for polluting environment and waterbodies like the Long Island Sound and Hudson River. Moreover, he has written books and articles on issues affecting the environment. Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s work have won him prestigious awards and inspired numerous films and documentaries. 

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Daryl Dike
(American Professional Soccer Player Who Plays as a Striker)
Daryl Dike
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 3, 2000
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Rick Carlisle
(Basketball coach)
Rick Carlisle
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 27, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ogdensburg, New York, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 33 
Krystal Ball
(Journalist)
Krystal Ball
9
Birthdate: November 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: King George County, Virginia, United States
 34 
Ronde Barber
(American football player)
Ronde Barber
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 35 
Gesine Bullock-Prado
(Pastry chef, TV personality, author)
Gesine Bullock-Prado
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
 36 
Ted Kennedy
(United States Senator from Massachusetts (1962 – 2009))
Ted Kennedy
38
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 25, 2009

The brother of President John F. Kennedy, Ted Kennedy played an important role in American politics during his term as a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, a position which he served for almost 47 years. He was the fourth-longest-continuously-serving senator in the history of the United States. He was regarded as a major spokesman for American progressivism.

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Steve Huffman
(Co-Founder and CEO of ‘Reddit’, a Social News and Discussion Website)
Steve Huffman
11
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, United States
Steve Huffman, the CEO and co-founder of Reddit, is also known as spez, his Reddit username. He is also the co-founder of the now-defunct travel search engine Hipmunk. Named to Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list, Steve supports net neutrality. He has often been accused of promoting racism on Reddit.
 38 
Marvin Bush
(American Businessman and Son of Former US President George H.W. Bush)
Marvin Bush
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Midland, Texas, United States

Marvin Bush is known as the son of former US president George H.W. Bush and the brother of another former president, George W. Bush. He has also been a businessman in his own right, heading SECURACOM and HCC Insurance Holdings, and appeared in the documentary Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story.

 39 
Jonathan Cheban
(Television personality)
Jonathan Cheban
3
Birthdate: February 21, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA
 40 
Robert Aldrich
(Director)
Robert Aldrich
2
Birthdate: August 9, 1918
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cranston, Rhode Island, USA
Died: December 5, 1983
 41 
Ronald Coase
(Economist)
Ronald Coase
2
Birthdate: December 29, 1910
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Willesden, London, England
Died: September 2, 2013

British-American economist and Nobel laureate Ronald Coase was a significant figure of new institutional economics. As a child, he attended a school for the disabled due to weakness in his legs. The Chicago Law School professor is remembered for his iconic essays such as The Nature of the Firm.

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Kyle Guy
(Basketball player)
Kyle Guy
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 11, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Michael LeMoyne Kennedy
(Son of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. who tragically died in a 1997 skiing accident.)
Michael LeMoyne Kennedy
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: December 31, 1997
 44 
Alben W. Barkley
(35th Vice President of the U.S)
Alben W. Barkley
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 24, 1877
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lowes, Kentucky
Died: April 30, 1956
 45 
Jason George
(Actor)
Jason George
6
Birthdate: February 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
 46 
Travis Lane Stork
(Presenter)
Travis Lane Stork
3
Birthdate: March 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Collins
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 47 
John Warner
(Former United States Secretary of the Navy)
John Warner
5
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 18, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: May 25, 2021
 48 
Joe Harris
(Basketball player)
Joe Harris
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 6, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chelan, Washington, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 49 
Paul Tudor Jones
(Stockbroker, Financier)
Paul Tudor Jones
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Memphis
 50 
De'Andre Hunter
(Basketball player)
De'Andre Hunter
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 2, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
The University of Virginia, popularly known as just Virginia is one of the most popular and reputed research universities in the world. This institution was founded by the famous author, Thomas Jefferson in the year 1819. Apart from being exceptionally popular for the kind of education they offer, the University of Virginia is also very famous for its academic honor code, Secret societies and the beautiful historic foundations. As per the reputed UNESCO, choose, University of Virgina as the only ‘World Heritage Site’ college. The alumni of any institution speak a lot about the institution they come from and the alumni of thus university are beyond belief. The best part of this institution is that they have a perfect blend between academics and sports. The way they encourage sports and academics makes most of their alumni complete all-rounders. This institution has set unbeatable standards of hard work, determination, grit and excellence. They have made sure that they have set high bench marks for the future generation. Some of the most famous alumni of University Of Virginia are Internet entrepreneur, Alexis Ohanian or famous writer, Edgar Allan Poe, pretty actress, Tina Fey. They have shown the world that with hard work and dedication, impossible is just a word. This list of notable University Of Virginia 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 Virginia alumni who made it to this list.