University Of Washington Notable Alumni

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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.
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 1 
Bruce Lee
(The Most Influential Martial Artist of All Time)
Bruce Lee
90
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
(American Actress Who is Known for Her Performances in Comedic Roles)
Anna Faris
45
Birthdate: November 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baltimore
 3 
Barry White
(Singer-songwriter)
Barry White
42
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Galveston, Texas, United States
Died: July 4, 2003
 4 
Rainn Wilson
(Best Known for His Role as 'Dwight Schrute' on the NBC sitcom 'The Office')
Rainn Wilson
29
Birthdate: January 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 5 
Ted Bundy
(Serial Killer)
Ted Bundy
339
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: November 24, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Burlington
Died: January 24, 1989
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 6 
David Foster
(Musician who Chaired 'Verve Records' (2012 to 2016))
David Foster
22
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Victoria, Canada
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 7 
Joel McHale
(Best Known for His Role as 'Jeff Winger' on the NBC sitcom 'Community')
Joel McHale
12
Birthdate: November 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 8 
Jean Smart
(Actress)
Jean Smart
29
Birthdate: September 13, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 9 
Amanda Knox
(Wrongful conviction of the murder of Meredith Kercher)
Amanda Knox
27
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
 10 
Kyle MacLachlan
6
Birthdate: February 22, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Yakima, Washington, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 11 
Nate Robinson
(Former Basketball player at Point guard position)
Nate Robinson
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 12 
Hope Solo
(Football Player)
Hope Solo
16
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Richland, Washington, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 13 
Frank Herbert
(Science Fiction Author Best Known for His 1965 Novel 'Dune' & Its Sequels)
Frank Herbert
11
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 8, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, United States
Died: February 11, 1986
 14 
Nancy Wilson
(Guitarist and Backing Vocalist in the Rock Band 'Heart')
Nancy Wilson
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 16, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
 15 
Ann Dunham
(American Anthropologist and Mother of Former United States President, Barack Obama)
Ann Dunham
21
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
Died: November 7, 1995
 16 
Emily Compagno
(Journalist, TV Host)
Emily Compagno
2
Birthdate: November 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 17 
Kenny G
(Smooth Jazz Saxophonist and One of the Best-Selling Musicians of All Time )
Kenny G
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 5, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 18 
Markelle Fultz
(Basketball player)
Markelle Fultz
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 29, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 19 
Bob Sapp
(American Mixed Martial Artist, Kickboxer and Actor)
Bob Sapp
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 20 
Garret Dillahunt
(Best Known for His Roles in the Film ‘No Country for Old Men’ and TV Sitcom ‘Raising Hope’)
Garret Dillahunt
7
Birthdate: November 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Castro Valley, California, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 21 
Patrick Duffy
5
Birthdate: March 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Townsend, Montana
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 22 
Dyan Cannon
(First Woman to be nominated for Oscars Both in Front of and Behind the Camera)
Dyan Cannon
18
Birthdate: January 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 23 
Linda Lee Cadwell
(Widow of Bruce Lee & Author of the Bruce Lee Biography 'Bruce Lee: The Man Only I Knew')
Linda Lee Cadwell
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 21, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Everett, Washington, United States
 24 
Richard Karn
(Actor and Game Show Host Known for His Role ‘Al Borland’ in the TV Series ‘Home Improvement’)
Richard Karn
4
Birthdate: February 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 25 
Jeannette Rankin
(Feminist Politician & the First Woman to be Part of the US Congress and Only from Montana)
Jeannette Rankin
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 11, 1880
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Missoula
Died: May 18, 1973
 26 
Rick Steves
(Travel writer)
Rick Steves
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 10, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Edmonds, Washington, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 27 
Tim Lincecum
(Baseball Player)
Tim Lincecum
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bellevue, Washington, USA
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 28 
Warren Moon
(American Footballer)
Warren Moon
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 18, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 29 
Brandon Roy
(Basketball player - Shooting guard, Basketball coach)
Brandon Roy
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 30 
Dale Chihuly
(Glass Artist)
Dale Chihuly
6
Birthdate: September 20, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, United States
 31 
Matisse Thybulle
(Basketball player)
Matisse Thybulle
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 4, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 32 
Dejounte Murray
(Basketball player)
Dejounte Murray
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 19, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 33 
Ryan Lewis
(Hip-hop Artist & DJ)
Ryan Lewis
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 34 
Robert Osborne
(Actor, Television actor, Biographer, Film actor, Historian, Journalist, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Film producer)
Robert Osborne
1
Birthdate: May 3, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Colfax
Died: March 6, 2017
 35 
Lynn Shelton
(Film director)
Lynn Shelton
2
Birthdate: August 27, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oberlin, Ohio, U.S.
Died: May 16, 2020
 36 
Lois Smith
(Actress)
Lois Smith
1
Birthdate: November 3, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Topeka, Kansas, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 37 
Pamela Reed
(Actress)
Pamela Reed
1
Birthdate: April 2, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 38 
Detlef Schrempf
(German-American Former Professional Basketball Player Who Played As a Small Forward / Power Forward)
Detlef Schrempf
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 21, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Leverkusen, Germany
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 39 
Ann Sothern
(Former actress in the 1949 film, A Letter to Three Wives)
Ann Sothern
5
Birthdate: January 22, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Valley City, North Dakota, United States
Died: March 15, 2001
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 40 
Angela Rye
(Political commentator)
Angela Rye
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, U.S.
 41 
Kelsey Plum
(Basketball player)
Kelsey Plum
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Poway, California, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 42 
Ann Rule
(Author of True Crime Books, Famous for Her Book 'The Stranger Beside Me', About Serial Killer Ted Bundy)
Ann Rule
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 22, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lowell, Michigan, United States
Died: July 26, 2015
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 43 
Chuck Close
(Painter)
Chuck Close
7
Birthdate: July 5, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Monroe, Washington, U.S.
Died: August 19, 2021
 44 
Christina Chang
1
Birthdate: June 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
 45 
Julia Sweeney
(Actress)
Julia Sweeney
3
Birthdate: October 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 46 
Jeffrey Combs
2
Birthdate: September 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oxnard, California, USA
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 47 
David A. Johnston
(American Volcanologist Who was Caught in the Midst of the Eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980)
David A. Johnston
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: May 18, 1980
 48 
Jerramy Stevens
(American football player)
Jerramy Stevens
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boise, Idaho, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 49 
Zakir Hussain
(India's most famous tabla virtuoso)
Zakir Hussain
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 9, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 50 
Dylan Bruce
4
Birthdate: April 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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.