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Famous Brown University Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Brown University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Brown University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Brown University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Brown University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Brown University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Brown University.

The list you're viewing is made up of many notable graduates, like Emma Watson, Julie Bowen and other famous Brown Bears.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Brown University?” and “Which celebrities are Brown University alumni?”
  • 1

    John F. Kennedy, Jr.

    Pilot, Businessperson

    AgeDec. at 39 (1960-1999)

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America


    John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. (November 25, 1960 – July 16, 1999), often referred to as JFK Jr. or John John, was an American lawyer, journalist, and magazine publisher. He was a son of President John...  more

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  • 2

    Emma Watson

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceParis, France


    Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson (born 15 April 1990) is an English actress, model and activist. Born in Paris and brought up in Oxfordshire, Watson attended the Dragon School and trained as an actress...  more

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  • 3

    Ted Turner

    Businessperson, Television producer


    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America


    Robert Edward Turner III (born November 19, 1938) is an American media proprietor, producer, and philanthropist. As a businessman, he is known as founder of the Cable News Network (CNN), the first...  more

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  • 4

    George Lincoln Rockwell

    Activist, Politician

    AgeDec. at 49 (1918-1967)

    BirthplaceBloomington, Illinois, United States of America


    George Lincoln Rockwell (March 9, 1918 – August 25, 1967) was an American politician and neo-Nazi. In 1959, he was discharged from the United States Navy because of his political views and founded...  more
  • 5


    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA


    Alternative NameEva Amurri Martino, Eva Amurri-Sarandon, Eva Sarandon

    Eva Maria Olivia Amurri Martino (born March 15, 1985) is an American film and television actress....  more
  • 6
    John Davison Rockefeller Jr. (January 29, 1874 – May 11, 1960) was an American financier and philanthropist who was a prominent member of the Rockefeller family. He was the only son among the five...  more
  • 7

    André Leon Talley

    Editor, Journalist


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA


    Alternative NameAndré Leon Talley

    André Leon Talley (born October 16, 1949) is an American fashion journalist, who is the former American editor-at-large of Vogue magazine. Talley has also served as international editor of the...  more


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  • 8

    Laura Linney

    Television producer, Actor


    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA


    Laura Leggett Linney (born February 5, 1964) is an American actress and singer. She is the recipient of several awards, including two Golden Globe Awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards, and has been...  more

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  • 9

    Lisa Loeb

    Guitarist, Musician


    BirthplaceBethesda, Maryland, USA


    Lisa Anne Loeb (; born March 11, 1968) is an American singer-songwriter, producer, touring artist, actress, author, and philanthropist who started her career with the platinum-selling number 1 hit...  more

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  • 10

    Joe Paterno

    American Football coach, Coach

    AgeDec. at 86 (1926-2012)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America


    Joseph Vincent Paterno (; December 21, 1926 – January 22, 2012), sometimes referred to as JoePa, was an American college football player, athletic director, and coach. He was the head coach of the...  more

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  • 11

    Julie Bowen

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, USA


    Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer (born March 3, 1970), known professionally as Julie Bowen, is an American actress and model. She is best known for playing Aunt Gwen on Dawson's Creek (2000), Carol Vessey on...  more

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  • 12

    Chris Berman

    Commentator, Announcer


    BirthplaceGreenwich, Connecticut, United States of America


    Christopher James Berman (born May 10, 1955), nicknamed Boomer, is an American sportscaster. He has been an anchor for SportsCenter on ESPN since 1979, joining a month after its initial launch, and...  more

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  • 13


    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA


    Alternative NameLiliane Sobieski^! Leelee Sobieski

    Liliane Rudabet Gloria Elsveta "Leelee" Sobieski (born June 10, 1983) is a retired American actress. She achieved fame in her teens with roles in films such as Deep Impact, Eyes Wide Shut, Never Been...  more

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  • 14

    Meredith Whitney

    Businessperson, Financial Analyst



    Meredith Ann Whitney (born November 20, 1969) is an American businesswoman hailed as “The Oracle of Wall Street” by Bloomberg. She is best known for successfully forecasting the difficulties of...  more
  • 15


    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah, United States of America


    Rafe Lee Judkins (born January 8, 1983 in Salt Lake City, Utah) was a contestant on the 11th season of Survivor, which took place in Guatemala. He is now a working TV and travel writer with credits...  more

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  • 16

    Charles Evans Hughes

    Judge, Politician

    AgeDec. at 86 (1862-1948)

    BirthplaceGlens Falls, New York, United States of America


    Charles Evans Hughes Sr. (April 11, 1862 – August 27, 1948) was an American statesman, Republican Party politician, and the 11th Chief Justice of the United States. He was also the 36th Governor of...  more
  • 17

    Maya Keyes

    Political Activist, Social activist


    BirthplaceNew Jersey


    Maya Jeane Marcel-Keyes (born May 23, 1985) is an American social and political activist and daughter of Alan Keyes, a candidate for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination. Despite her staunch...  more
  • 18

    Larry Elder



    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America


    Laurence Allen "Larry" Elder (born April 27, 1952) is an American attorney, author, and radio program host. ...  more


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  • 19

    Todd Haynes

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceEncino, California, United States of America


    Todd Haynes (; born January 2, 1961) is an American independent film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is considered a pioneer of the New Queer Cinema movement of filmmaking that emerged in...  more
  • 20

    Hill Harper

    Film Producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceIowa City, Iowa, USA


    Alternative NameHill Harper

    Francis Eugene "Hill" Harper (born May 17, 1966) is an American actor and author. He is known for his roles on CSI: NY, Limitless, and The Good Doctor....  more

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  • 21

    Christine Vachon

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York


    Christine Vachon (born 1962) is an American film producer active in the American independent film sector.Christine Vachon produced Todd Haynes' first feature, Poison, which was awarded the Grand Jury...  more
  • 22

    David Cicilline



    BirthplaceProvidence, Rhode Island, United States of America


    David Nicola Cicilline (; born July 15, 1961) is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district since 2011. He is a member of the Democratic...  more
  • 23

    Lillian Moller Gilbreth

    Professor, Scientist

    AgeDec. at 94 (1878-1972)

    BirthplaceOakland, California


    Lillian Evelyn Moller Gilbreth (May 24, 1878 – January 2, 1972) was an American psychologist, industrial engineer, consultant, and educator who was an early pioneer in applying psychology to...  more
  • 24

    AgeDec. at 87 (1795-1882)

    BirthplaceProvidence, Rhode Island


    Zachariah Allen (September 15, 1795 – March 17, 1882) was an American textile manufacturer, scientist, lawyer, writer, inventor and civil leader from Providence, Rhode Island. He was educated at...  more
  • 25

    Christopher Rice

    Novelist, Author


    BirthplaceBerkeley, California


    Christopher Travis Rice (born March 11, 1978) is an American author. Rice has penned multiple bestselling novels, including: A Density of Souls, The Snow Garden, Light Before Day, Blind Fall, The...  more

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