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
(Actor, Martial Artist)

Bruce Lee
59
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
(Known for Her Comedic Roles)

Anna Faris
36
Birthdate: November 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 3 
Rainn Wilson
(Best Known for His Role as 'Dwight Schrute' on the NBC sitcom 'The Office')

Rainn Wilson
17
Birthdate: January 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 4 
Barry White
(Singer-songwriter)

Barry White
31
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Galveston, Texas, United States
Died: July 4, 2003

 5 
Ted Bundy
(Serial Killer)

Ted Bundy
197
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
15
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
9
Birthdate: November 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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 8 
Amanda Knox
(Wrongful conviction of the murder of Meredith Kercher)

Amanda Knox
22
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States

 9 
Jean Smart
(Actress)

Jean Smart
24
Birthdate: September 13, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 10 
Nate Robinson
(Former Basketball player at Point guard position)

Nate Robinson
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 11 
Hope Solo
(Football Player)

Hope Solo
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Richland, Washington, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 12 

Kyle MacLachlan
5
Birthdate: February 22, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Yakima, Washington, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 13 
Nancy Wilson
(Guitarist and Backing Vocalist in the Rock Band 'Heart')

Nancy Wilson
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 16, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

 14 
Emily Compagno
(Journalist, TV Host)

Emily Compagno
1
Birthdate: November 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 15 
Kenny G
(Smooth Jazz Saxophonist and One of the Best-Selling Musicians of All Time )

Kenny G
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 5, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 16 
Bob Sapp
(Wrestler)

Bob Sapp
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 17 
Ann Dunham
(Anthropologist, Barack Obama's Mother)

Ann Dunham
16
Birthdate: November 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
Died: November 7, 1995

 18 
Markelle Fultz
(Basketball player)

Markelle Fultz
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 29, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 19 

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

 20 
Dyan Cannon
(First Woman to be nominated for Oscars Both in Front of and Behind the Camera)

Dyan Cannon
7
Birthdate: January 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 21 

Garret Dillahunt
5
Birthdate: November 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Castro Valley, California, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 22 

Patrick Duffy
3
Birthdate: March 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Townsend, Montana
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 23 

Richard Karn
2
Birthdate: February 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 24 
Jeannette Rankin
(First Woman Elected to U.S Congress)

Jeannette Rankin
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 11, 1880
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Missoula
Died: May 18, 1973

 25 
Brandon Roy
(Basketball player - Shooting guard, Basketball coach)

Brandon Roy
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 26 
Rick Steves
(Travel writer)

Rick Steves
1
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
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bellevue, Washington, USA
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 28 
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)

 29 
Bill Gates Sr.
(Lawyer, Philanthropist)

Bill Gates Sr.
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 30, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bremerton, Washington, United States
Died: September 14, 2020
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 30 
Dale Chihuly
(Glass Artist)

Dale Chihuly
4
Birthdate: September 20, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, United States

 31 
Linda Lee Cadwell
(Teacher & Bruce Lee's Widow)

Linda Lee Cadwell
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 21, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Everett, Washington, United States

 32 
Ryan Lewis
(Hip-hop Artist & DJ)

Ryan Lewis
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 33 
Lois Smith
(Actress)

Lois Smith
0
Birthdate: November 3, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Topeka, Kansas, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 34 
Angela Rye
(Political commentator)

Angela Rye
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, U.S.

 35 
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

 36 
Detlef Schrempf
(Basketball player)

Detlef Schrempf
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 21, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Leverkusen, Germany
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)

 37 
Lynn Shelton
(Film director)

Lynn Shelton
2
Birthdate: August 27, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oberlin, Ohio, U.S.
Died: May 16, 2020

 38 
Pamela Reed
(Actress)

Pamela Reed
0
Birthdate: April 2, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 39 
Dejounte Murray
(Basketball player)

Dejounte Murray
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 19, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 40 
Zakir Hussain
(India's most famous tabla virtuoso)

Zakir Hussain
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 9, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 41 
Chuck Close
(Painter)

Chuck Close
7
Birthdate: July 5, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Monroe, Washington, U.S.
Died: August 19, 2021

 42 
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)

 43 
Julia Sweeney
(Actress)

Julia Sweeney
2
Birthdate: October 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 44 
Ann Sothern
(Former actress in the 1949 film, A Letter to Three Wives)

Ann Sothern
4
Birthdate: January 22, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Valley City, North Dakota, United States
Died: March 15, 2001
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 45 
John Ross
(American football player)

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

 46 

Jeffrey Combs
2
Birthdate: September 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oxnard, California, USA
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 47 
Jerramy Stevens
(American football player)

Jerramy Stevens
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boise, Idaho, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 48 
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)

 49 
Kelsey Plum
(Basketball player)

Kelsey Plum
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Poway, California, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 50 

Christina Chang
1
Birthdate: June 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
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