Victoria University Of Wellington

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Discover the notable alumni of Victoria University Of Wellington. The list includes people like Karl Urban, Fred Hollows, Michael King, Fleur Adcock & Sam Neill. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as film & theater personalities, writers, intellectuals & academics, physicians and musicians etc.
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 1 
Taika Waititi
(Filmmaker Best Known for His Films: 'Boy', 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople' and 'What We Do in the Shadows')
Taika Waititi
39
Birthdate: August 16, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Raukokore, Waihau Bay, New Zealand
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 2 
Karl Urban
(New Zealand Actor Known for His TV Series ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’)
Karl Urban
29
Birthdate: June 7, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 3 
Sam Neill
(Actor, Director and Producer Known for His Role as ‘Dr. Alan Grant’ in ‘Jurassic Park’ Film Series)
Sam Neill
18
Birthdate: September 14, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Omagh, Northern Ireland
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 4 
Melanie Lynskey
(New Zealand Actress Known for Playing Quirky, Soft-Spoken but Headstrong Characters)
Melanie Lynskey
15
Birthdate: May 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Plymouth, New Zealand
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 5 
Costa Ronin
(Best Known for His Roles in the TV Series: ' East West 101', 'The Americans' and 'Homeland')
Costa Ronin
1
Birthdate: February 3, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kaliningrad, Russia
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 6 
Patsy Reddy
(21st Governor-General of New Zealand)
Patsy Reddy
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 17, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Matamata, New Zealand
 7 
Michelle Ang
(Actress known for her work on Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462)
Michelle Ang
2
Birthdate: October 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 8 
Fred Hollows
(Ophthalmologist)
Fred Hollows
22
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 9, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dunedin, New Zealand
Died: February 10, 1993
 9 
Erik Thomson
(Actor, Film actor)
Erik Thomson
0
Birthdate: April 27, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Inverness
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 10 
Jane Campion
(Screenwriter, Film director, Actor)
Jane Campion
11
Birthdate: April 30, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand
 11 
John Money
(Psychologist Known for His Research into Sexual Identity and Biology of Gender)
John Money
10
Birthdate: July 8, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Morrinsville, New Zealand
Died: July 7, 2006
 12 
Fran Walsh
(Screenwriter, film producer who has won three Academy Awards for the final film of the trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)
Fran Walsh
3
Birthdate: January 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 13 
Eleanor Catton
(New Zealand Novelist and the Youngest Winner of the Booker Prize)
Eleanor Catton
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, Canada
 14 
Conrad Smith
(Rugby union player)
Conrad Smith
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hawera
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 15 
Fiamē Naomi Mataʻafa
(7th Prime Minister of Samoa)
Fiamē Naomi Mataʻafa
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 29, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Apia, Samoa
 16 
Christine Leunens
(Known for Bestselling Novels Such as 'Primordial Soup' and 'Caging Skies')
Christine Leunens
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 29, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
 17 
Priyanca Radhakrishnan
(New Zealand's 10th Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector)
Priyanca Radhakrishnan
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1979 AD
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 18 
John Clarke
(Former Comedian known predominantly for his long-running collaboration with fellow satirist, Bryan Dawe)
John Clarke
2
Birthdate: July 29, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Palmerston North, New Zealand
Died: April 9, 2017
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 19 
Antonia Prebble
(Best known for her role as Loretta West in the series Outrageous Fortune)
Antonia Prebble
2
Birthdate: June 6, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 20 
Geoffrey Palmer
(Politician)
Geoffrey Palmer
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 21, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nelson, New Zealand
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 21 
Ibrahim Omer
(Member of the New Zealand Parliament for Labour party list)
Ibrahim Omer
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1980 AD
Birthplace: Eritrea
 22 
Michael King
(Historian & Biographer)
Michael King
0
Birthdate: December 15, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wellington
Died: March 30, 2004
 23 
Claire Szabó
(Chief executive officer and has been President of the New Zealand Labour Party since 2019)
Claire Szabó
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 1979 AD
Birthplace: New Zealand
 24 
Alan MacDiarmid
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 14, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Masterson, New Zealand
Died: February 7, 2007
 25 
Patricia Grace
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 17, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand
 26 
Witi Ihimaera
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 7, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gisborne, New Zealand
 27 
Ronald Syme
(Historian)
Ronald Syme
0
Birthdate: March 11, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Eltham, New Zealand
Died: September 4, 1989
 28 
Fleur Adcock
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 10, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Auckland
 29 
Jack Marshall
(28th Prime Minister of New Zealand)
Jack Marshall
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 5, 1912
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand
Died: August 30, 1988
 30 
Nicky Hager
(Investigative Journalist and Author)
Nicky Hager
0
Birthdate: 1958 AD
Birthplace: Levin, New Zealand
 31 
Jonathan Sarfati
(Chess player, Writer)
Jonathan Sarfati
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 1, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ararat, Australia
 32 
Ian Ferguson
(Canoeist)
Ian Ferguson
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 20, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Taumarunui, New Zealand
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 33 
Albert Wendt
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 27, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Apia, Samoa
 34 
Paul Callaghan
(Physicist)
Paul Callaghan
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 19, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Whanganui, New Zealand
Died: March 24, 2012
 35 
Tim Groser
(politician, diplomat)
Tim Groser
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1950 AD
Birthplace: Perth
 36 
Robin Cooke, Baron Cooke of Thorndon
(Former Judge widely considered one of New Zealand's most influential jurists, and is the only New Zealand judge to have sat in the House of Lords)
Robin Cooke, Baron Cooke of Thorndon
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 9, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand
Died: August 30, 2006
 37 
John Psathas
(Classical composer who has work in the repertoire of such high-profile musicians)
John Psathas
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1966 AD
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand
 38 
Emelihter Kihleng
(First ever Micronesian to publish a collection of poetry in the English language,[1] and is one of few published Micronesian poets)
Emelihter Kihleng
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthplace: Guam
 39 
Jehan Casinader
(Television presenter)
Jehan Casinader
0
Birthplace: Sri Lankan
 40 
Ieremia Tabai
(1st President of Kiribati)
Ieremia Tabai
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 16, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nonouti Island, Kiribati
 41 
Adaljiza Magno
(Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of East Timor since 2020)
Adaljiza Magno
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Baguia, Timor-Leste
 42 
Teima Onorio
(5th Vice President of Kiribati)
Teima Onorio
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1963 AD
Birthplace: Kiribati
 43 
David Carruthers
(Long-serving member of the New Zealand legal community.)
David Carruthers
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 1940 AD
Birthplace: Pahiatua, New Zealand
 44 
Lydia Wevers
(Literary historian whose research focussed on New Zealand literature and print culture, as well as Australian literature)
Lydia Wevers
1
Birthdate: March 19, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hengelo, Netherlands
Died: September 4, 2021