Vanderbilt University

Discover the notable alumni of Vanderbilt University. The list includes people like Al Gore, James Patterson, Andrew East, Elizabeth Lyons & Linda Holliday. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as miscellaneous, sportspersons, singers, leaders and writers etc.
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 1 
Christopher Stapleton
(Named ‘Artist-Songwriter Of the Decade’ by ACM)
Christopher Stapleton
39
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 15, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States

Five-time Grammy-winning country artist Chris Stapleton is best known for hits such as Parachute. He has also co-written tracks such as Kenny Chesney's Never Wanted Nothing More. Before going solo, he was part of the bands The SteelDrivers and The Jompson Brothers. His music blends country with bluegrass and soul.

 2 
Mookie Betts
(Baseball Player)
Mookie Betts
16
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 3 
Dinah Shore
(Singer and Actress Who was the Top Charting Female Vocalist of the 1940s)
Dinah Shore
14
Birthdate: February 29, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Winchester, Tennessee, United States
Died: February 24, 1994

Dinah Shore initially launched a solo career after failing to qualify for Benny Goodman’s band. After delivering hits such as Blues in the Night, she appeared in a few films and ventured into a successful TV career. She also hosted shows such as The Dinah Shore Chevy Show.

 4 
James Patterson
(American Author Known for His Thrillers, Mysteries and Romance Novels)
James Patterson
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newburgh, New York, United States

One of the highest-earning authors in the contemporary world, James Patterson is the writer of many mystery fictions which sold records copie globally. Born to working-class parents of Irish-origin, the American writer whose thriller novels include Alex Cross and Michael Bennett series is also a philanthropist and contributes to promoting reading. He founded the James Patterson PageTurner Awards.

 5 
Greg Abbott
(Politician, Lawyer)
Greg Abbott
14
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 13, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wichita Falls, Texas, United States
 6 
John Kennedy
(Senator)
John Kennedy
18
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 21, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Centreville, Mississippi, United States
 7 
Rosanne Cash
(Country Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Breakout Single 'Seven Year Ache')
Rosanne Cash
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Rosanne Cash is an American singer-songwriter. The daughter of musician Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash followed in the footsteps of her father. Also a humanitarian, Cash supports many charitable organizations like Children, Incorporated, which supports young adults and children. She has also been a board member of an organization called Center To Prevent Youth Violence, which works towards preventing gun violence.

 8 
Fred Thompson
(Former United States Senator from Tennessee (1994 - 2003))
Fred Thompson
14
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 19, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sheffield, Alabama, United States
Died: November 1, 2015

Fred Thompson was an American politician, lobbyist, attorney, columnist, radio personality, and actor. From 1994 to 2003, Thompson served as the United States Senator from Tennessee. As an actor, he played important roles in several films and TV series, such as Law & Order and Barbarians at the Gate.

 9 
Molly Sims
(Model)
Molly Sims
16
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 25, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Murray, Kentucky, USA
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 10 
Jordan Rodgers
(Former College and Professional American Football Quarterback and Sports Commentator)
Jordan Rodgers
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chico, California, United States

Jordan Rodgers is a sports commentator. He began his career as a professional football quarterback and has played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins. He began his broadcasting career in 2016. He participated in and won season 12 of the reality TV show The Bachelorette. His brother Aaron Rodgers is a popular football quarterback. 

 11 
Scotty Pippen Jr.
(Basketball player)
Scotty Pippen Jr.
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 10, 2000
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 12 
David Brinkley
(News presenter)
David Brinkley
0
Birthdate: July 10, 1920
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Died: June 12, 2003
 13 
Dierks Bentley
(Country Music Singer and Songwriter)
Dierks Bentley
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Dierks Bentley is a country music singer and songwriter who has won many prestigious awards, such as the Country Music Association Awards and Academy of Country Music Awards. Over the years, he has also headlined many tours, including the Riser Tour, Sounds of Summer Tour, and Somewhere on a Beach Tour. 

 14 
Al Gore
(Politician)
Al Gore
27
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Al Gore was the Vice President of America from 1993 to 2001. He was also the Democratic Party’s candidate for the 2000 Presidential elections, but eventually lost to his Republican opponent George Bush. He is an environmentalist and a climate change activist. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, jointly with Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, for his work.

 15 
Jay Cutler
(American football player)
Jay Cutler
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santa Claus, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 16 
David Price
(Baseball player)
David Price
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 17 
Andrew East
(American Football Player)
Andrew East
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 17, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 18 
Mack Brown
(American Football Coach)
Mack Brown
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 27, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cookeville, Tennessee, United States

Mack Brown is an American college football coach who is currently serving as the head coach for the North Carolina Tar Heels which represents the University of North Carolina. A former head coach for the Texas Longhorns football program, Brown is credited with reinvigorating the Texas and North Carolina football programs. He won the Paul "Bear" Bryant Award in 2006.

 19 
Darius Garland
(Basketball player)
Darius Garland
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 26, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 20 
Adam Bilzerian
(Armenian-Nevisian Poker Player and Writer)
Adam Bilzerian
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 1983 AD
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States
 21 
Skip Bayless
(Sports Columnist and Television Personality Known for His Work as a Commentator on the ESPN2 Show ‘First Take’)
Skip Bayless
20
Birthdate: December 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

Sports columnist and commentator Skip Bayless is best known for his stints on the ESPN2 show First Take and the Fox show Skip and Shannon: Undisputed. He initially wrote for publications such as the Dallas Times Herald and the Chicago Tribune was voted the Texas Sportswriter of the Year thrice.

 22 
Damian Jones
(Basketball player)
Damian Jones
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 30, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
 23 
Tipper Gore
(Wife of Former VIce-President Al Gore)
Tipper Gore
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 19, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Mary Elizabeth Gore, better known as Tipper Gore, was married to former American president Al Gore. She had a major role in establishing the Parents Music Resource Center, which made CDs carry parental advisory stickers, to prevent their children from listening to music laced with profanity.

 24 
Logan Browning
(Actress)
Logan Browning
2
Birthdate: June 9, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia, U.S.
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 25 
Jordan Matthews
(American football player)
Jordan Matthews
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 16, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 26 
Andrea True
(Pornographic actress and singer from the disco era)
Andrea True
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 26, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Died: November 7, 2011
 27 
John Irving Bloom
(Film critic)
John Irving Bloom
3
Birthdate: January 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 28 
David Culley
(American Football Coach)
David Culley
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sparta, Tennessee, United States
 29 
John Amaechi
(Basketball player, Blogger, Politician)
John Amaechi
3
Birthdate: November 26, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 30 
Lamar Alexander
(Politician)
Lamar Alexander
6
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 3, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maryville, Tennessee, U.S.
 31 
Casey Hayward
(American Football Player)
Casey Hayward
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 9, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Perry, Georgia, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 32 
Ross Perot, Jr.
(Business person)
Ross Perot, Jr.
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, U.S.
 33 
Luke Kornet
(Basketball player)
Luke Kornet
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lantana, Texas, United States
Height: 7'2" (218 cm)
 34 
Grantland Rice
(Sports writer)
Grantland Rice
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 1, 1880
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
Died: July 13, 1954
 35 
Tony Kemp
(Baseball player)
Tony Kemp
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 31, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Franklin, Tennessee, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 36 
Michelle Alexander
(Lawyer)
Michelle Alexander
5
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 37 
John D. Arnold
(Former Enron executive and founder of Arnold Ventures LLC)
John D. Arnold
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 1974 AD
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
 38 
Jeffery Taylor
(Basketball player)
Jeffery Taylor
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Norrköping, Sweden
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 39 
Kyle Shurmur
(American football player)
Kyle Shurmur
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 6, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: East Lansing, Michigan, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 40 
James Clark McReynolds
(Attorney General)
James Clark McReynolds
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 3, 1862
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Elkton, Kentucky, United States
Died: August 24, 1946
 41 
Joey Cora
(Baseball player, Coach)
Joey Cora
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 14, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Caguas, Puerto Rico
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 42 
Will Perdue
(Basketball player)
Will Perdue
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 29, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Melbourne, Florida, United States
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
 43 
Thomas H. Schulman
(Screenwriter best known for his semi-autobiographical screenplay Dead Poets Society based on his time at the illustrious Montgomery Bell Academy (MBA))
Thomas H. Schulman
0
Birthdate: October 20, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
 44 
Ryan Flaherty
(Baseball player)
Ryan Flaherty
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Portland, Maine, United States
 45 
Stephen Weatherly
(American football player)
Stephen Weatherly
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 19, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 46 
Adam Butler
(American Football Player)
Adam Butler
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 12, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Duncanville, Texas, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 47 
Theodore G. Bilbo
(Politician)
Theodore G. Bilbo
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 13, 1877
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pearl River County, Mississippi, United States
Died: August 21, 1947
 48 
Cleanth Brooks
(Literary critic)
Cleanth Brooks
0
Birthdate: October 16, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Murray, Kentucky, United States
Died: May 10, 1994
 49 
Harlan Mathews
(Politician, Lawyer)
Harlan Mathews
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 17, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sumiton, Alabama, United States
Died: May 9, 2014
 50 
John Crowe Ransom
(Educator)
John Crowe Ransom
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 30, 1888
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pulaski, Tennessee, United States
Died: July 3, 1974