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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Brandeis University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Brandeis University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Brandeis University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Brandeis University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Brandeis 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 Brandeis University.

Debra Messing and Tony Goldwyn are included on this list.

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

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Debra Messing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Debra Messing Comedian, Television producer, Actor

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Jack Abramoffa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Jack Abramoffa Businessperson, Lobbyist, Film Producer

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Thomas L. Friedman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Thomas L. Friedman Commentator, Journalist, Television producer

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Abbie Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Abbie Hoffman Psychologist, Actor, Writer

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Kathy Acker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Kathy Acker Novelist, Writer

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Tyne Daly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Tyne Daly Actor, Voice acting

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David Brudnoy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
David Brudnoy Talk show host, Journalist

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Gates McFadden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Gates McFadden Choreographer, Actor, Film Director

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Marshall Herskovitz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Marshall Herskovitz Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

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Patrik-Ian Polk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Patrik-Ian Polk Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter

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Angela Davis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Angela Davis Activist, Educator, Author

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Edward Witten is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Edward Witten Mathematician, Physicist, Professor

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Katherine Ann Power is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni

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Jeffrey Lurie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Jeffrey Lurie Television producer, Entrepreneur, Professor

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Barry Newman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Barry Newman Actor

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Louise Lasser is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Louise Lasser Screenwriter, Actor, Teacher

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Lauren Slater is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Lauren Slater Psychologist

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John H. Rogers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni

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Louis M. Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Louis M. Goldstein Psychologist, Scientist

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Shen Tong is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Shen Tong Television producer, Actor, Writer

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Michael Kaiser is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Michael Kaiser Businessperson

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Manuel Buchwald is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni

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Alicia Ostriker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Alicia Ostriker Poet, Essayist, Writer

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Melissa Scott is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Melissa Scott Novelist, Writer

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Marta Kauffman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Marta Kauffman Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

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Patrick Tufts is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Patrick Tufts Entrepreneur, Computer scientist

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Allen Grossman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Allen Grossman Poet, Literary critic, Professor

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Leslie Lamport is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Leslie Lamport Mathematician, Computer scientist

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Joan Wallach Scott is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Joan Wallach Scott Historian, Professor

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Tony Goldwyn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Tony Goldwyn Television director, Film Producer, Actor

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Christie Hefner is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Christie Hefner Publisher, Businessperson, Business executive

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Craig Walsh is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Craig Walsh Professor, Musician, Composer

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Philip Rubin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Philip Rubin Psychologist, Scientist

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Elliot Aronson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Elliot Aronson Psychologist

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Paul Sally is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Paul Sally Mathematician

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Aafia Siddiqui is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Aafia Siddiqui Scientist, Neuroscientist

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Robin Weigert is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Robin Weigert Waiting staff, Actor

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Alan Taylor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Alan Taylor Historian, Professor, Author

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Bob Simon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Bob Simon Journalist, Television producer, TV Journalist

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Mitch Albom is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Mitch Albom Journalist, Musician, Novelist

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Roderick MacKinnon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Roderick MacKinnon Scientist

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Geir Haarde is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Geir Haarde Politician, Journalist, Economist

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Clyde Kruskal is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Clyde Kruskal Computer scientist

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Robert Gallucci is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Robert Gallucci Political scientist

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Evelyn Fox Keller is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Evelyn Fox Keller Philosopher of Science, Physicist, Historian

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Loretta Devine is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Loretta Devine Actor, Voice acting, Singer

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Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson Businessperson, Writer

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Elliot S. Maggin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
Elliot S. Maggin Novelist, Cartoonist

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David B. Yoffie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
David B. Yoffie Businessperson, Educator, Professor

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David Oshinsky is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Brandeis University Alumni
David Oshinsky Historian, Professor, Author