University Of Washington Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of University Of Washington. The list includes people like Bruce Lee, Anna Faris, Rainn Wilson, David Foster & Jean Smart. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as writers, film & theater personalities, scientists, sportspersons and miscellaneous 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 Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee
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Famous As: Actor, Martial Artist
Birthdate: November 27, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: July 20, 1973
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 2 Anna Faris

Anna Faris
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 3 David Foster

David Foster
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Victoria, Canada
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 4 Rainn Wilson

Rainn Wilson
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Famous As: Actor, Comedian
Birthdate: January 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 5 Barry White

Barry White
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Galveston, Texas, United States
Died: July 4, 2003

 6 Joel McHale

Joel McHale
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Famous As: Comedian, Actor
Birthdate: November 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 7 Jean Smart

Jean Smart
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 13, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 8 Amanda Knox

Amanda Knox
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Wrongful conviction of the murder of Meredith Kercher
Birthdate: July 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States

 9 Ann Dunham

Ann Dunham
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Famous As: Anthropologist, Barack Obama's Mother
Birthdate: November 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
Died: November 7, 1995

 10 Nate Robinson

Nate Robinson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player, American football player, Businessperson, Restaurateur
Birthdate: May 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seattle
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 11 Hope Solo

Hope Solo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: July 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Richland, Washington, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 12 Kyle MacLachlan

Kyle MacLachlan
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 22, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Yakima, Washington, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 13 Nancy Wilson (Rock Musician)

Nancy Wilson (Rock Musician)
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 16, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

 14 Linda Lee Cadwell

Linda Lee Cadwell
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Teacher & Bruce Lee's Widow
Birthdate: March 21, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Everett, Washington, United States

 15 Bob Sapp

Bob Sapp
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: September 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 16 Markelle Fultz

Markelle Fultz
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: May 29, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 17 Dyan Cannon

Dyan Cannon
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 18 Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 8, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, USA
Died: February 11, 1986

 19 Kenny G

Kenny G
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Saxophonist
Birthdate: June 5, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 20 Patrick Duffy

Patrick Duffy
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Townsend, Montana
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 21 Jeannette Rankin

Jeannette Rankin
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: First Woman Elected to U.S Congress
Birthdate: June 11, 1880
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Missoula
Died: May 18, 1973

 22 Rick Steves

Rick Steves
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Travel writer
Birthdate: May 10, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Edmonds, Washington, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 23 Tim Lincecum

Tim Lincecum
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: June 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bellevue, Washington, USA
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 24 Bill Gates Sr.

Bill Gates Sr.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Lawyer, Philanthropist
Birthdate: November 30, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bremerton, Washington, United States
Died: September 14, 2020
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 25 Richard Karn

Richard Karn
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 26 Emily Compagno

Emily Compagno
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Famous As: Journalist, TV Host
Birthdate: November 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 27 Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Glass Sculptor
Birthdate: September 20, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington

 28 Jeffrey Combs

Jeffrey Combs
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oxnard, California, USA
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 29 Angela Rye

Angela Rye
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Political commentator
Birthdate: October 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, U.S.

 30 Warren Moon

Warren Moon
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Footballer
Birthdate: November 18, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 31 Pappy Boyington

Pappy Boyington
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Pilot
Birthdate: December 4, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Died: January 11, 1988

 32 Pamela Reed

Pamela Reed
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 2, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 33 Chuck Close

Chuck Close
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 5, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Monroe

 34 Matisse Thybulle

Matisse Thybulle
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 4, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 35 Lynn Shelton

Lynn Shelton
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: August 27, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oberlin, Ohio, U.S.
Died: May 16, 2020

 36 Brandon Roy

Brandon Roy
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seattle
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 37 Ann Rule

Ann Rule
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 22, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lowell, Michigan, USA
Died: July 26, 2015

 38 Kelsey Plum

Kelsey Plum
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Poway, California, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 39 Robert Osborne

Robert Osborne
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Famous As: Actor, Television actor, Biographer, Film actor, Historian, Journalist, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Film producer
Birthdate: May 3, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Colfax
Died: March 6, 2017

 40 John Ross

John Ross
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: November 27, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 41 Jerramy Stevens

Jerramy Stevens
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: November 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boise, Idaho, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 42 Christina Chang

Christina Chang
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

 43 Dejounte Murray

Dejounte Murray
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 19, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 44 Jim L. Mora

Jim L. Mora
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Coach
Birthdate: November 19, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 45 Marquese Chriss

Marquese Chriss
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 2, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)

 46 Dylan Bruce

Dylan Bruce
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 47 Gregg Henry

Gregg Henry
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 6, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lakewood, Colorado, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 48 David A. Johnston

David A. Johnston
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Volcanologist
Birthdate: December 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: May 18, 1980

 49 Budda Baker

Budda Baker
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: January 10, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bellevue, Washington, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 50 Minoru Yamasaki

Minoru Yamasaki
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Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: December 1, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seattle
Died: February 7, 1986
Popularly known as UW or simply Washington, University of Washington was founded in 1861 and is a public flagship research university based out of Seattle, Washington. Occupying over 20 million gross square footage of space, the university finds itself with the continuing historical record with one of the highest operating and research budgets in the United States. University of Washington offers various graduate, post graduate and doctoral programs in over 140 departments of studies such as Business, Arts and Science, Law, Medicine, Engineering and Public Health. UW is constantly graded among the top 15 universities in the world by numerous international publications and is a prominent member of the Association of American Universities. The university practices sustainability and pro-environmental methods by the use of renewable sources of energy, in fact the electricity of the whole campus in Seattle runs only on renewable energy. As per the 2016 statistics of U.S rankings by U.S. News & World Report, UW finds itself tied in the 16th place among public universities in the United States. With over 54,000 individuals as a part of the student body, Washington University is rich in diversity as it offers various diversity leadership programs. Many prominent celebrated and influential personalities have been a part of the university as students. Michael P. Anderson, Irv Robbins, William H. Gates Sr, Bruce Lee and Kenny G are a few of the many celebrities who are alumni’s of UW. Here is the full-list of notable individuals who were a part of University Of Washington.