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This list contains information about celebrities who went to Harvard University, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous actors, musicians and politicians attended Harvard University. Some of these celebrities attended Harvard as undergrads while others went to Harvard Law School. One famous actor lived with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore while he attended Harvard.

Who is the most famous person who attended Harvard? Natalie Portman tops this list. The actress graduated from Harvard University with an A.B. degree in psychology in 2003. Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky earned a degree in social anthropology from Harvard University in 1991.

Tommy Lee Jones graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Harvard University in 1969. He roomed with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore as an upperclassman. Matt Damon studied English and Theater at Harvard University from 1988 to 1992, but he did not graduate. He left in his senior year so that he could appear in the TV film "Geronimo."

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Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 20 Celebrities Who Went to Harvard
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Natalie Portman graduated from Harvard University in 2003 with an Applied Baccalaureate degree in psychology.

Age: 34

Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel

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Conan O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 20 Celebrities Who Went to Harvard
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Conan O'Brien graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1985. He was a writer and president for the Harvard Lampoon during his tenure at the school.

Age: 55

Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States of America

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Rashida Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 20 Celebrities Who Went to Harvard
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Rashida Jones graduated from Harvard University in 1997. While there, she participated in several organizations including the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club, Harvard Opportunes, and the Black Students Association.

Age: 42

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 20 Celebrities Who Went to Harvard
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Barack Obama graduated with a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1991.

Age: 57

Birthplace: Area code 808, Honolulu County, Hawaiian Islands, United States of America, United States, + more

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